‘Rammed’ Weston-super-Mare town centre basks in spring sunshine

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 April 2017

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Soaring temperatures and ‘awesome’ events meant Weston town centre and the seafront were ‘rammed’ at the weekend.

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Temperatures reached 19 degrees on Saturday and Sunday – five degrees higher than the average for this time of year – leading many to take to the beach under blue skies.

The unseasonable warmth coincided with the Eat: Weston food festival – where delicious treats were served up.

The exhibition boosted takings for other traders in Weston, according to town centre manager Steve Townsend.

He said: “On Saturday it was rammed, the farmers market and Eat: Weston complimented each other really well.

“The food festival was awesome – some of the best foodies in Somerset were there and the car parks were full.

“The farmers’ market stayed on later and took three times as much money as it normally does.

“In terms of the stuff to do in town, Weston is a great proposition at the moment.”

The weekend also saw the opening of pop-up amusement park Funland @ The Tropicana.

Hundreds of thrill-seekers flocked to the Trop to kickstart the Easter school holidays.

Funland features a rollercoaster and a 65m-tall swing ride which are sure to set the heart racing – and is open until June 18.

A spokesman from North Somerset Council said it was ‘a great way to start the Easter holidays’.

They added: “The town centre and seafront were really busy both days and lots of people enjoyed the food festival, the opening weekend of Funland and the many other activities on the beach and seafront.”


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