With nearly 200 years of experience of welcoming holiday makers, its small wonder Weston remains as much of a magnet for visitors, as it always has. Weston boasts a beautiful promenade, stretching for 1 1/4 miles along the sandy beach. Break your walk by visiting Sea Life Centre, Grand Pier and Marine Lake (boating and paddling). There is a host of great places to visit within easy reach such as Cheddar Caves, Wookey Hole and the historic towns of Wells, Glastonbury and Bath. Weston is only 25 minutes drive from Bristol International Airport.
Looking for seaside fun for all the family? Our indoor theme park has hundreds of amusements on offer, a range of thrilling rides and attractions and the best indoor play in Weston-super-Mare. With restaurants and cafés serving delicious food and a whole host of events to suit all ages, there’s something for everyone at the Pier.
The Helicopter Museum
The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is the largest dedicated Rotorcraft Collection in the world, with over 80 helicopters displayed inside the museum's iconic hangar! Favourites include two of the Queen’s Royal Flight helicopters, the world speed record holder G-LYNX (400 km per hour!), the Vietnam Veteran Huey and the Hind Russian Gun Ship. Explore the old airfield's restored Pilots Block where you will find the ‘Weston Aviation Exhibition’telling the story of Weston-super-Mare’s famous aviation past. Outside on the old taxiway visitors will be wowed by the 30 foot ‘Bristol Bloodhound’Missile - the rockets of which were made just down the road in Banwell shortly after WW2. You don’t have to be an aviation buff to enjoy the museum and there’s plenty for kids to do - interactive zone, film theatre and ‘Play Copter’are all family favourites! Regular open cockpit days give you a chance to climb aboard, have the controls explained to you by an expert and pose for a photo!
Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
Open every year from Good Friday till the end of September. The Weston Sand Sculpture Festival is set to open again this year (2018) for its 13th edition with a brand new theme. Suggestions have flocked in and your voices have been heard. We are now proud to announce the theme for this year will be…THE CIRCUS! 2018 marks 250 years since the birth of the art form –when Philip Astley, the father of modern circus –first leapt into show business with his own ring of entertainments near Waterloo in London in 1768. Now circus and its descendants have spread far and wide, including right here in the West Country. Cities all over the world will be doing their bit to showcase the art form and Weston will be a part of the force with over 30 sand sculptures whipped up from of 5000 tons of Weston’s super-sand.