Do you fancy going somewhere a little different on your next day trip or holiday? In Weston-Super-Mere there is plenty to do for all the family. Weston-Super-Mare is the biggest and oldest resort in Somerset. The name Weston-Super-Mare is Medieval Latin for ‘Weston-on-Sea’ and the flat sandy beach goes on for miles with views over to Wales and down to Exmoor.
Below are some of the top things to do in Weston-super-Mere so if it takes your own and your families fancy, book a stay at the likes of Pontins via an online site such as Ukbreakaways, pack your bags and get a ready for a memorable break.
Known to be the ultimate 21st century indoor theme park, this is a great place to visit no matter the weather. At the grand pier, there are world-class rides and attractions for both young and old. There are also arcade machines and relaxing tea rooms for those who prefer holidays where they can chill out. At the Pavilion building there are now function rooms, wedding venues, and state-of-the-art conferencing facilities. There is a £1 entrance fee per person but children in pushchairs are free of charge.
The Helicopter Museum
If you are interested in aircrafts then taking a trip down to the world’s largest dedicated helicopter museum is well worth the visit. There are 80 displayed aircrafts, an interactive zone and a film theatre. There are also regularly events throughout the year. The selection of helicopters includes two aircraft of the Queen’s Royal Flight, the World Speed Record Holder G-Lynx, Russian Hind Gunship and the ‘Huey’ Bell UH-1H. There is also a picnic area and a coffee shop, so you can make a fun-filled day of it.
Weston-Super-Mare museum celebrates the history of Weston-super-Mere and the areas surrounding it from prehistoric times to present day. You can learn about the archaeology of Weston-Super-Mare, discover Clara’s cottage, the glazed courtyard and the history of the typical seaside holiday. However, in March 2015 the museum was awarded a heritage lottery fund to refurbish the museum, which means the museum is closed to the public until 2017, so you may have to wait for a while.
The Playhouse is a 664-seat theatre that hosts speculator shows throughout the year including opera, ballet, comedy, and music and pantomime performances. The Playhouse was once a market but in 1946 the market was converted into a theatre. In 1964 fire broke out at The Playhouse which destroyed everything but the front and side walls – it was described in the press as ‘the worse fire in Weston since the Second World War’. It was then rebuilt and opened again in 1969.
There is certainly a lot to do in Weston-super-Mere and a lot of history discover. Instead of visiting the same places over and over again, try somewhere new as you might find a new place to visit over and over again!