At the beginning of the summer holidays, we took a short break to Weston Super Mare to visit friends. As well as visiting Bristol Zoo, we spent most of our time on the Weston Super Mare seafront, taking in the attractions, sights and food (fish and chips anyone!?) We love visiting the seaside as a family. I love the tradition a seaside town brings, and Weston certainly offers this, despite muddy beach! As we’ve visited several times over the years, I thought I would share with you what we have found fun to do whilst spending time at Weston seafront. Of course, you can just spend your day on the beach with a picnic and still have a glorious day. But there is a lots of attractions on offer here in Weston Super Mare, right by the beach.
Of course, this is an attraction that visually stands out from the crowd. It’s a pretty large pier, with a walkway towards the end where you will find an indoor adventure playground. Inside, you’ll find penny machines, games, rides and a soft play area. There is also a Pirate themed bar, fish and chips stall and a cafe offering ice creams and shakes.
It costs £1 per person (unless under 85cm) for entrance onto Weston Super Mare pier. You can come and go as you wish if you just let a member of the pier team know. If the weather is kind, take a seat on one of the deck chairs towards the end of the pier. Or if your brave enough, ride the ghost train!
This is situated to the right of the pier, if you are facing it. About 1/4 mile walk down the promenade and next to a small carpark. It does cost to enter the water adventure play park however it is only £2.50 per child. The park opens at 9.30am until dusk, and it a great adventure playground for the kids. There are various wooden climbing frames, slides and a zip wire to use. Our kids got changed straight into their swimwear and made use of the splash park which they thought was a lot of fun!
The seafront splash park at weston super mare is great for the kids to have fun in the water without getting into the sea – although this water was quite cold! The splash park offers water fountains, sprays and tunnels and arches. There is also changing room, toilets and a cafe serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.
Sky View is located just opposite Weston Super Mare pier and is a popular attraction here on the seafront. It’s great for those that love views and a relaxing ride. I think this would be best to go on on a clear sunny day so you can get the most out of the views across Weston Super Mare beach.
It’s £5 per adult and children aged 4-15 years old is £4. Children 3 and under are £1. Or a family of 4 is £15 (please check Sky View’s website for the latest prices)
I’ve wanted to take the kids to this attraction at Weston Super Mare beach for some time now! Finally, we had enough time to visit Pirate Adventure and Matt and Mr B braved the high rope challenge. The walk the plank Adventure is a series of high rope challenges set some distance up! It isn’t too high but still a challenge for some.
Mr B had lots of fun and loves attractions just like this. Be mindful that depending on height will depend if an adult has to take part too.
Children are priced at £7 and adults over 15 years old are £9. Below the high ropes, is the Pirates Adventure golf, which we didn’t have time for. However, it looked great fun – I am a sucker for crazy golf! I took a look around, and one hole you could pull yourself across a small pond on a raft – awesome! Book ahead online to save!
I’ve always wondered what was inside Weston’s sand sculpture and during a trip to Weston Super Mare in 2016, we finally decided to go and check it out. Across the year, Sand sculpture festival hold’s different themes and every year, sculptures will address a different question from across all corners of the globe!
Open from 19th April under the end of September 2019 (please check their website for more accurate times), this attraction located right on Weston Super Mares beach front is open 10am – 6pm most days. Adults are priced at only £4 and children are £3 with children free under the age of 3.
We thought it was a good attraction and interesting to see the different sculptures designed and created by different artists. There is also a small cafe and sand pit with buckets and spades available for the children to play with. I would say this attraction would last approx 1 hour or possibly a little longer if you decided to stay for a drink there.
A traditional seaside activity, you can see donkey rides at various places along Weston beach. It’s only £3 and Missy enjoyed her short journey on the back of Bruno! The donkeys had hay to eat in-between walks and they seemed happy and content.
This is located right on the beach front and is a fairly large funfair. You can find the dodgems, a small rollercoaster and various other rides. It’s popular due to being Weston’s only outdoor theme park and is Free entry! Rides are operated by a token system, which are £1 each and each ride ranges from 1-4 tokens.
The Tropicana theme park is normally open from April to September, but do check out their facebook page for any changes to this. It looks a great addition to the many other attractions at Weston Super Mare beach, and offers loads of kiddy rides and well as a few thrill rides so perfect for all ages!
And there you have it. Aside from the usual seaside activities such as building sandcastles, eating fish and chips and taking a jump on the beachside bouncy castle, there is so much more on offer at Weston Super Mare seafront. The attractions available seem to be growing and there is often temporary attractions dotted around, such as markets, food stalls and inflatable slides. So do, keep you eye out or visit the various facebook pages to check local information.
Thanks for reading xxx
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