{"LocationDetails":{"Id":92,"Name":"Weston-Super-Mare","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Weston-super-Mare holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDid you know...Weston-super-Mare has one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s longest beaches?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith one of the lengthiest natural beaches in the UK, Weston-super-Mare has been enjoyed by generations \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why. Under twenty miles from Bristol, this section of Somerset\u0026rsquo;s coast hums with life as thousands choose to visit every summer. As well as its extensive sandy beach, Weston-super-Mare has all kinds of attractions and sights to impress regular and new visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"weston-super-mare","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364569359.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Weston-super-Mare Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBeach holidays in Weston-super-Mare never fail to impress, and with one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s longest sandy beaches it\u0026rsquo;s no surprise! The golden sands roll on for miles, and they attract visitors in their hoards month after month. Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier reopened in 2011 following a redevelopment, and it\u0026rsquo;s full of amusements and entertainment for all ages. This indoor theme park means that a Weston-super-Mare beach holiday is great fun no matter what the weather does.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDue to its size, Weston-super-Mare Beach is often host to events, including T4 Live on the Beach every summer, the Sand Sculpture Festival and many more. There are donkeys on the beach throughout the summer, and children have enjoyed plodding along on the friendly award-winners for generations. Here\u0026rsquo;s an interesting fact to impress your fellow beach-goers with, Weston-super-Mare has one of the world\u0026rsquo;s largest tidal ranges, reaching up to 15m! Please don\u0026rsquo;t try to cross the mud at low tide as it\u0026rsquo;s very easy to get stuck.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.3468,"LocationLongitude":-2.98275,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/11/weston_super_mare_iStock_000017171139Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/weston-super-mare/weston-super-mare-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/11/weston_super_mare_iStock_000017171139Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Burnham-on-Sea Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBurnham-on-Sea is well worth visiting during a beach holiday in Weston-super-Mare, and it\u0026rsquo;s only a twenty minute drive. Burnham Main Beach is mainly sandy and it\u0026rsquo;s safe for families due to a lifeguard service during peak seasons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDon\u0026rsquo;t worry about dragging your little ones from their donkey rides by having a day out from Weston-super-Mare Beach \u0026ndash; they do them here too! This is a lovely beach for swimming and paddling, but it\u0026rsquo;s risky to head out to the sea during low tide. There\u0026rsquo;s a dog ban at this beach throughout the whole year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.2406,"LocationLongitude":-2.99988,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/donkeys.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/weston-super-mare/burnham-on-sea-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/donkeys.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Brean Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you do decide to venture a little further afield for the day during a Weston-super-Mare beach holiday, Brean Beach is another sandy gem to bear in mind. This beach forms part of one of Europe\u0026rsquo;s lengthiest stretches of sand, and it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for a family day beside the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby for refreshments, as well as a car park area. Low tide reveals a huge expanse of sandy beach, perfect for games, walks or just sprawling in the sun! 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As the whole attraction\u0026rsquo;s undercover this is a great day out to bear in mind in case of wet weather, and it\u0026rsquo;s open from Wednesday to Sunday throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Helicopter Museum is home to more than 80 helicopters and a wide collection of related materials and memorabilia, so whether you\u0026rsquo;re an enthusiast or you just fancy visiting a unique museum add this to your list of days out. Look out for the special Open Cockpit days once every month, where visitors can sit inside the helicopters and learn more about their controls. 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These legendary show caves are home to a mysterious underground river, rumours of a witch and a fascinating history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOK, so Wookey Hole Caves aren\u0026rsquo;t quite a Weston-super-Mare family attraction, but they\u0026rsquo;re just a 40 minute drive away and well worth the journey. The caves have a human history that goes back more than 50,000 years, and if you believe the legends you\u0026#39;ll see the Witch\u0026#39;s kitchen, which was once home to a witch in the Dark Ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen anything went awry in the nearby village the witch was held accountable and the locals eventually sent a daring monk inside to help them. It\u0026#39;s said that the pair began a battle of wills, before the monk blessed the water and threw it over the witch - immediately turning her to stone. Don\u0026#39;t believe us? 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This fascinating attraction in Bridgwater was the home of Coleridge for three years from 1797 and it was here that he wrote some of his most famous works.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe property is owned by the National Trust and its rooms are set up just as they would have been in the days when one of the world\u0026rsquo;s finest writers called it home. Coleridge penned some of his most famous poetry in the cottage, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan and Frost at Midnight, and if you walk some of the surrounding countryside you\u0026rsquo;ll begin to understand just why he was so inspired during this period. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cottage includes mementos of the poet\u0026rsquo;s life and work, and visitors can even sit and write poetry at his own desk...with a feather quill!\u0026nbsp; The Coleridge Way is found nearby, and passes through the stunning Quantock Hills, an area that Coleridge walked every day. 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Hestercombe is a spectacular Taunton family attraction, set on the sloping Quantock Hills and its views are striking. Three period gardens cover fifty acres and make Hestercombe an unforgettable place to visit. The Grade I listed Landscaped Garden, Victorian Terrace and Edwardian Gardens make a beautiful sight, and there\u0026#39;s always something new to see in each.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce deserted, the famous gardens have now been carefully restored and make a lovely day out for all ages. The 17th century water mill completes the nostalgic feel of the gardens, and the attraction is open every day of the year (except for Christmas Day). The water mill has been carefully restored and now demonstrates the importance of renewable energy and the historic ways it was used. 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Every year sees the famous sands moulded into daring jumps and obstacles before some of the world\u0026rsquo;s finest motor bikers compete in a test of endurance, and it makes a fascinating sight.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRiders of all levels and ages descend on the sands to battle it out in the competition and test their skills to the limit, and this is an event that never fails to amaze the crowds. There\u0026rsquo;s always a programme packed with related events both on and off the beach during the two day event, and it\u0026rsquo;s become a real festival for the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event usually takes place in October, and the dune course is redesigned regularly to keep the riders guessing right up until they\u0026rsquo;re in the seat. 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Weston Sand Sculpture Festival has quickly become one of the biggest annual events in the South West, and Weston-super-Mare\u0026rsquo;s beach is now transformed into a sandy world of statues every summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEach year has a new theme, and previous events have seen the sculptures created to the themes of the jungle, Hollywood and fairy stories. Every sculpture is fully created from sand and the sculptors continue to work during the event so visitors can see them in action. You can now become part of the fun too, as podiums behind the sculptures enable visitors to perch behind them and create a photo with a difference...just make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t lose your balance...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis event is a must for all you amateur sandcastle makers, as remember, everything\u0026rsquo;s created from sand and water. Part of the beach is dedicated to the event from June to September, and there is a small charge to enter the festival area. 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