Weston-Super-Mare Travel Guide
Sometimes called Weston super Mud
Pottery Painting fun for all the family
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...
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...
The Grand Pier
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....
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...
1 Review and 94 Opinions What an amazing surprise this was - from outside the hotel looked like any old seaside hotel but...
New Birchfield Hotel
1 Review and 35 Opinions Clean Hotel and a pleasure to stay in and the staff were friendly and helpful at all times. The...
Atlantic fish bar and restaurant: The best of the best
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...
The Atlantic Fish bar: The Best Fish and Chip shop in Weston super mare
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...
Druckers Vienna Patisserie: Coffee and Cakes
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...
Belvedere: Belvedere Cocktails!
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...
Senoritas: Senoritas? more like chavoritas
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...
medbar: A place to have fun!!!
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...
There is plenty of parking available in the multi-story car park at the Soverign shopping centre, I`m not too sure about the other tariffs but it costs £6 for 6-12 hours.The car park is litterally a minutes walk from the sea front.
Take a donkey ride along the beach, it is great fun for the kids. The rides start from by the Grand Pier and take you a few hundred yards along the beach and back.
Elements Cafe Bar
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).
Written Sep 1, 2006
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Grand Pier 'amusements'
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...
Amusement Arcade Addiction
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...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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.
Updated Sep 17, 2004
THE LOVELY GARDENS
Just look at the picture, conveniently located next to the town centre shops so you can really escape it all and simply relax on a quiet summer day..A personal favourite of mine.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE TOWN HALL
Even though there is so much to do in weston super mare, I would recommend atleast going to see the town hall, as it is right next to everything else and a good starting point..
Home and Away
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.
Written Aug 15, 2004
Fondest memory: 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.
Written Aug 15, 2004
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- Family Travel
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