Overlooking the Bristol Channel in Somerset, Weston-super-Mare is a popular seaside resort backing onto a long stretch of sand. It’s clustered with picturesque piers and family-friendly attractions, together with seaside restaurants and traditional British pubs.
Things to do in Weston-super-Mare
Admire the outstanding collection of aircraft on display at the Helicopter Museum where both civilian and military helicopters are exhibited. Get up close to a former Italian Guardia di Finanza Agusta A109 and a Soviet-era Kamov Ka-26 Hoodlum, as well as the helicopter that holds the current world speed record.
Discover the people and events that have shaped North Somerset since prehistoric times at the Weston-super-Mare Museum. Wander through exhibits exploring life on the home front during World War II and the secret weapons that were developed at Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Island, as well as ancient artefacts excavated from the Iron Age hill fort of Worlebury Camp.
Experience the rides and amusement arcades at the Grand Pier, which stretches out into the Bristol Channel. Brave the House of Horrors and get behind the wheel on the 300-metre-long Go-Kart Track or let the young ones run loose in the three-level soft play area.
To the south of the Grand Pier lies the SeaQuarium Weston where both freshwater and marine species from around the world are exhibited. Explore the 10 different zones, including a Tropical Reef filled with colourful fish, a Rainforest River with piranhas and an Underwater Ocean Tunnel where sharks reside.
Getting around Weston-super-Mare
Weston-super-Mare is just over two hours by train from London or 45 minutes from Bristol Airport. Buses travel throughout Weston-super-Mare, but most of the attractions are a short stroll from one another along the waterfront.