5 things happening in Weston-super-Mare this autumn

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 September 2017

The carnival and beach race will both return in 2017.

The carnival and beach race will both return in 2017.


It may be getting colder and the nights are drawing in, but there are still some exciting events taking place in Weston-super-Mare this autumn. Here is a taste of what we can all look forward to...

The beach race in 2016. Picture: Henry Harrison.The beach race in 2016. Picture: Henry Harrison.

HydoGarden Weston Beach Race – October 13-15.

Bikes will roar onto Weston’s beach again this year, providing two days of action-packed racing.

The event is one of the biggest in the UK’s off-road calendar and continues to grow every year.

As well as a jam-packed racing schedule, there will be a trading village, BMX demonstrations and the chance to meet some star rides from around the world.

Visit the beach race website for more details.

The Helicopter Museum will host a Halloween spectacular event.The Helicopter Museum will host a Halloween spectacular event.

Halloween family fun day at the Helicopter Museum – October 22.

Dare you climb aboard the haunted helicopter and creep around the corridor of spiders?

The Helicopter Museum is one of many places around Weston which host Halloween fun days, and has the added advantage of free entry for any children in fancy dress.

There will be creepy crawlies and owls at this year’s event, as well as helicopter flights, priced £40.50 per person.

Call 01934 635227 to book the flights, and visit the Helicopter Museum website for more information.

Icescape will be at the Tropicana from November until January. Picture: IcescapeIcescape will be at the Tropicana from November until January. Picture: Icescape

Icescape @ The Tropicana – November 3 to January 7.

The UK’s largest ice rink will be unveiled at the Tropicana for the first time this year.

There promises to be a giant snow slide, a fairytale carousel and an igloo bar.

The rapid freeze technology used on the rink means there should be a smooth surface, guaranteeing the highest standard skating experience.

Tickets are now on sale, can be bought on the Icescape website.

Weston-super-Mare Carnival 2016. Picture: nodpicsWeston-super-Mare Carnival 2016. Picture: nodpics

Weston Carnival – November 10.

The carnival is one of the most popular events in Weston’s calendar, with around 140 illuminated floats, marching bands and entertainers winding their way through the town.

Thousands of visitors are expected to line the streets to watch the procession.

Further details on the route and parking will be confirmed nearer the time, but be sure to save the date.

MORE: 11 things you may not know about Weston Carnival.

The Grand Pier fireworks. Picture: Stuart WattsThe Grand Pier fireworks. Picture: Stuart Watts

Fireworks on the Grand Pier – November 11.

Fireworks will brighten the skies all over Weston this November, but the Grand Pier’s event is always very popular.

The show has been arranged so the best views are on the pier itself, and visitors can also enjoy unlimited rides during the evening.

Tickets are £7.50, and the show is expected to take place at 6.30pm.

Log onto the Grand Pier’s website for more information.

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