Bank holiday weekend: Things to do in Weston-super-Mare and beyond

PUBLISHED: 13:00 26 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:41 30 August 2016

Views over Weston-super-Mare (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).

Views over Weston-super-Mare (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).

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It is another bank holiday weekend, and there is a huge number of events you can enjoy in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area this weekend. Read on to find out how you could be spending the next three days – there really is something for everyone.

Colin Baker of Doctor Who will be appearing at Stars Of Time.Colin Baker of Doctor Who will be appearing at Stars Of Time.

Sci-fi convention – Weston

Meet some of the stars of Doctor Who and other sci-fi TV shows and films at the Stars Of Time event at the Tropicana in Marine Parade on Sunday and Monday. Fifth and sixth Doctors Peter Davison and Colin Baker will both be there. It will run from 10.30am-5pm. Entry costs £6 for adults and £3 for children. Visit for details.

Grand Pier fireworks (Picture: Peter Elston).Grand Pier fireworks (Picture: Peter Elston).

Fireworks – Weston

End your Saturday with a bang with fireworks on the Grand Pier, with a spectacular show set to music. Pier entry for the Fireworks At Sea event costs £7.50, doors open at 7pm, and the display will begin at approximately 10pm.

Visitors with their cars.Visitors with their cars.

Classic car show – Weston

The ever-popular car show will take place in Grove Park, in High Street, at 10.30am on Monday. The day will also include a performance from Tim Pitman from 2.30-4.30pm.

Lions family fun day.Lions family fun day.

Lions’ family fun day – Milton

Try out plenty of games at an event hosted by the Worle Lions Club. The fun day starts on Monday at the recreation ground in Milton Road from noon to 4pm. There will be stalls, games and cream teas, as well as arena displays and children’s races. To book a stall, contact Margaret on 01934 414028.


Windsorfest music festival – Milton

If live music is more your scene, check out Windsorfest in aid of Weston Hospicecare. It will be at the Windsor Castle pub, in Upper Bristol Road, from noon to 9pm on Monday. Music will run from 1.30-9pm and face-painting will be available from 2-4pm, while a barbecue will run throughout.

Birds on display at North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre Open Day. (Picture: Philip Jones).Birds on display at North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre Open Day. (Picture: Philip Jones).

Bird of prey open day – Congresbury

Swoop into the North Somerset Birds Of Prey Centre in Smallway to view a host of animals. It is the last open day of the summer, and will take place on Sunday. The event runs from 10am-4.30pm, and entry costs £3.50 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Mower racing.Mower racing.

Mower racing – Cross

If you’re looking for a more unusual way to spend your weekend, you can’t go wrong with the annual Mendip Mower Racing and Family Festival which is back from Saturday to Monday. The event runs all weekend, tickets cost £10 for adults for the three days or £5 per day. For details, visit

Secret World volunteer Beith Woodburn intrducing Max the tawny owl to Zak and Ruby.Secret World volunteer Beith Woodburn intrducing Max the tawny owl to Zak and Ruby.

Wildlife rescue summer party – East Huntspill

If you love animals, then you could join the Secret World Wildlife Rescue summer party. The centre, in New Road, is hosting a summer party on Monday from 10am-4pm. There will be activities, games and refreshments available, as well as a chance to look around the centre.

Entry is free, but donations are welcome.

Walking festival – Cheddar

Want to spend your weekend keeping fit? The Mendip Ramblers and Cheddar Walking group are holding a free walking festival starting at the scout hut at Cheddar First School in The Hayes from Saturday to Monday at 10am each day.

Model railway – Highbridge

Model railway enthusiasts will love this – a model railway exhibition will take place at King Alfred School, in Burnham Road, on Saturday and Sunday. It will be open from 10.30am-4.30pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. Entry will cost £4 for adults and £3 for children.

1950s day – Weston

Dress up for a fundraising 1950s-themed day will take place at Skinny Dippers, in Richmond Street, from 10am onwards on Saturday. It will include entertainment throughout the day and is raising money for the Weston RNLI.

Family fun day – Weston

A family day with live music, food and crafts will be hosted by St Paul’s Church on the Beach Lawns in Beach Road. The event takes place from 12.30-4pm on Saturday.

Car boot sale – Worle

Sell your old stuff and raise money for a great cause. A car boot sale in aid of the Ian Ritchie Foundation will be held at Priory Community School in Queensway at 10am on Monday. Sellers can set up from 9am at a cost of £5. Call Carolyn on 07969 341746 to book.

Jumble trail – Axbridge

A jumble trail is being held across the town from 10am-4pm on Saturday. Find out more at

Village fair – Kingston Seymour

The village fair will take place from 2pm on Saturday, at the village hall in Ham Lane. Cake and refreshments will be available and plant, cookery and photography competitions will also take place.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Pick up a copy of the Weston Mercury for more details of upcoming events.

And if you take any photos, send them to and drop us a tweet at @WSMERCURY if you want to share what you are enjoying in and around Weston.

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