There is a ferris wheel and other amusements which attract the brave. I have never liked such things, but they were quite busy.We took a one way ticket [£1.50 adult; £1 adults and OAPs] from Weston Beach to Royal beach where our car was parked. The driver tooted his whistle at regular intervals to warn pedestrians. This land train was very welcome...more
The Seaquarium is an exhibition of sea life, from orals, anemones and jelly fish to sharks, rays and moray eels. Not all the fish are sea fish , there are also river fish like piranha.Some of the exhibits are in small tanks, where others are in large ones, and there is a tunnel that goes beneath some of the exhibits, so you see them in their...more
With Pottery painting it's a fun activity that all the family can get involved in. It's great for rainy days, which we get a lot of, or any day. It's not expensive & if you time it right you can collect your fired Pottery before you go home. They'll even post it for a small additional charge. And now they even do Build a Bear with all the usual...more
Birnbeck Pier is a lovely old structure which is badly in need of repair, at the moment it is closed to the public and only open to the Lifeboat Crew.In its heyday the pier was always packed with visitors and people wanting to catch the ferry over to wales.I can remember going on it when I was younger and playing in the amusement arcade at the end...more
Work to construct the Grand Pier at Weston super Mare started in 1903 and finished the following year. It is some 400 metres in length and is held up by 600 iron piles. In early 2008 there was a £1,000,000 revamp of the pier but there was a devastating fire on the 28th July. Since then plans have been approved for a new pier, costing over...more
The Grand Pier is a really nice old pier with plenty to do for all the family. At the entrance there are a couple of amusement arcades where you can play video games, fruit machines or prize bingo, you can also buy typical seaside souvenirs, hotdogs, candyfloss, ice-cream or donuts.When I first started going on the pier you had to pay but now it is...more
What an amazing surprise this was - from outside the hotel looked like any old seaside hotel but...more
Clean Hotel and a pleasure to stay in and the staff were friendly and helpful at all times. The...more
We have stayed at the sandringham hotel for the last 3 years. We go at least 2-3 times a year. It's...more
The Atlantic is away from the hustle of the seafront. It is 400 yards down Meadow Street from the Silica (locally known as 'the carrot'). I am a pensioner and it has been there longer than I have been alive! I love the place and I tell everyone I know just how good the fish and chips are. Generous portions and better value than the others in...more
The greatest joy to pass my lipsevery day is fish and chipsbatter crisp,chips nice and browni have tried them all in townI'm sure Im right when i declareThat my favourie shop in Weston super mareAnd i'm not being in the least pedanticWhen i say in meadow Street is 'The Atlantic'more
Druckers is a coffee shop in the towns shopping centre. It is open plan with a raised section near to the window. There is a small smokers section on the raised section.The food counter is packed full of mouth watering ckes, pastries, croissants and sandwiches. They were all so tempting but I managed to resist them, mainly because of the cost but...more
Excellent freshly cooked fish and chips, all prepared to order. You can eat-in, in the small cosy restaurant, or take away. Really friendly and polite staff. But beware there is very rarely a time when there is no queue! But it does move quickly and it's well worth it.more
When we used to visit Weston every week we used to go to an Italian Restaurant, down a side street just off the sea front, for our tea. They made great pizzas and every week we were welcomed as family. Some years passed before we went again as we had stopped going to Weston, but we were still remembered.I went to Weston last year (2003) with Claire...more
I recently went to Belvederes opening weekend and was very impressed! There were ladies in red dresses and smart jackets greeting me with champagne and taking my contact details in exchange for a 2 for 1 cocktail voucher. (Fair trade if you ask me!). The cocktails were great and got the job done! A few canapes being passed around and great music....more
Senoritas is the latest opening nightclub in weston, its on the sea front with a large glass conservatory. its actually 3 clubs, Senoritas, then theres a rock bar upstairs and a dnace venue (also upstairs). however its downstairs we'll be talking about today.On a saturday night its usually free to get in until about 11, at which point they start...more
Medbar has recently been given a face lift and looks really good now, for some reason it gets a hard time, but i think its a brilliant place to let your hair down and have a good dance in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The owners, andy and louis have been very succesful in there other clubs too, with Senoritas getting refitted and Latinos...more
35 Reviews and Opinions
Elements is a small bar situated on the same strip as Dragon Kiss and is situated beside Yates. Despite its size it has a charming, relaxed yet upbeat atmosphere. Admittedly its not the best place in Weston-Super-Mare (toilets could do with a paint job) to go but it does make a refreshing change from establishments such as Dragon Kiss where you can barely move without someone pushing past and spilling yours or their drink all over you. It is also one of those increasingly rare venues where you can have a conversation with your friends without having to shout at point blank range down their ear hole in order for them to hear you. The feel good atmosphere was undoubtledly aided by the DJ who seemed to inject energy and enthusiasim into my partner and myself with his excellent choice of smooth rhythms and funky beats. Overall I would say it is the perfect place to go before you move on to your chosen club for the evening as it certainly put me in the mood and to help matter the drinks were fairly cheap (doubles for £3).
All along the beach are signposts saying DANGER SINKING MUD.The beach has firm sand for quite a long way and then where there are sandbars there are channels of mud.Keep a eye open too because though the beach stretches for a long long way out, the tide will come and if children are playing and not aware of the tide, they could be in danger.more
There was something horribly disappointing about the Grand Pier, well, the large arcade of 'amusements' in particular. For the grand price of 30p you can take a train ride along the pier and get there even more quickly. To everyone's horror a small child slipped off the train's seats and had to run a third of the pier's length to catch up. No, he...more
Be very careful when going to any of the amusement arcades as they can be very addictive and it is so easy to lose a small fortune in them. Just one more pound leads to another and then another and pretty soon you have spent all of your money.There is only one winner and that is the owner of the arcade as he sits counting all of your money at the...more
A nice warm jumper even in September as the evenings especially can get quite chilly.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are a couple of places on the beach where you can buy things like buckets, spades, balls, inflatables, snorkelling equipment etc.
I simply visited this college because I was lost and didn't know quite what the building was.I don't normally recommend such a place, but, the staff were very curtous, I had ability to get some of my work done and emails and had a great lunch in the cafe refectory. Plus, the elevator ride gave me a well deserved rest and laugh...A very nice and...more
Occasionaly Somerset Cricket Club will move away from their home ground at Taunton and play a game in Weston Super Mare.
Equipment: Pair of eyes to watch the game, and hat and sunscreen as it can get quite hot if you are sat there all day in the sun.
When I was younger we used to go to Weston virtually every week. The one week we were apparently on the beach when we were approached by one of the horse and cart owners. He had got a new cart which he wanted to test out so he asked us. It was in the shape of a duck and was called Dilly Duck, from that day it became a firm favourite of mine and I think I used to go on it every time we went to Weston.
I`m not too sure if Dilly Duck is still there now though.