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17th September 2018

What’s on in Weston-super-Mare This Autumn

What’s on in Weston-super-Mare This Autumn

The long sunny days might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to hibernate just yet! There are plenty of things to do and see in Weston-super-Mare this autumn, so get your waterproofs ready (just in case!) and head on down to one of these fun-packed events.


 
Weston Food Festival

Calling all food lovers, the Weston Food Festival is the place to be in September! Head on down to Weston High Street and Italian Gardens on Saturday 22nd September and sample some of the most amazing culinary delights in town. From farmer’s market cheeses and craft beers to vegan street food and live demonstrations, this free event will be fun for all of the family – just remember to wear your stretchy trousers!


 
Hydrogarden Weston Beach Race

The UK’s biggest motorsport beach race returns again this year with its 36th edition. Check out the action-packed races from both amateur and professional riders as they tackle the toughest track in the world! With 36 dunes measuring up to 15 metres high, this daredevil event is sure to entertain the whole family. Held from 19th – 22nd October, this event is guaranteed to draw a large crowd so get there early to bag a good spot!



Halloween Kids Crafts

Be prepared for the half term by taking the children along to Weston Museum for some arts and crafts. From rock painting to sand art, there will be plenty to keep little hands and minds busy for a few hours. Held from Tuesday 30th October – Thursday 1st November, some sessions have a few while others are on a donation basis, so make sure you bring some pennies.

 

Weston Carnival

You know that autumn is over when the Weston Carnival comes to town! With over 140 floats, marching bands and entertainers winding their way through the streets, there will be plenty to see and do. Thousands of visitors are expected to arrive for this amazing annual event which will start at Frances Fox on Friday 10th November. The procession will lead on to Alfred Street, along the Boulevard, Seafront, and finish on Carlton Street. 

While you’re in the area, why not pop into our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and the dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect furniture for every room in the house. 


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27th June 2018

5 of The Best Walks in Weston-super-Mare

5 of The Best Walks in Weston-super-Mare

All of this gloriously warm weather means that there has never been a better time to get out of the house and go for a long walk!  And with studies showing that regular walks can improve your body and mind, there really is no excuse to stay inside.

Weston-super-Mare is packed with great places to stroll around while enjoying the sunshine, so here are our top 5 picks of the best places to go.

 

The Promenade

There is no better place to enjoy everything that Weston-super-Mare has to offer than the Promenade. Stroll along the golden sands with an ice cream as you breathe in the fresh sea air and soak up the glorious sunshine. The recent £29million transformation of the pier means that the paving is perfect for an amble, a skate, or a cycle along the front. Covering a distance of around 2 miles, this is perfect for those days when you just want to enjoy the beach.

 

Weston Woods

Covering an area of approximately 130 hectares, Weston Woods is a great spot for tailoring a walk to your needs. Whether you’re after a long stroll in the shade of the trees, or a short wander to a picnic spot, this local nature reserve is a must! Adventurous types can hike up the steep hills to the hill fort while wildlife fans can check out the vast array of butterflies flocking to the wild flowers. 

Sand Point

One of the most stunning walks in Weston-super-Mare is the Sand Point circular coast walk. With views across the Bristol Channel to Wales and plenty of wildlife and archeological features to see, you are guaranteed to have a great time as you stroll along the coast. Averaging at around 3 miles, this is a great walk for dogs and children, but keep them close as there are some steep areas.

Blagdon Lake

If you’re looking to get out of town, head to Blagdon Lake, just outside of Weston-super-Mare. A recognised area of outstanding natural beauty (ANOB), Blagdon Lake covers an area of around 440 acres so there is plenty of space to explore and enjoy a picnic.

Brean Down

Another great spot just outside of town is the Brean Down coastal walk. With a rich history spanning prehistoric monuments to iron age forts, there is plenty to explore in this amazing area.  A natural pier with dramatic cliffs, Brean Down is well worth a visit or two in the warm weather!

While you’re out and about, head on down to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and the dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect furniture for every room in the house. 


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29th September 2017

What to Do in Weston-Super-Mare This Autumn



We don’t know about you but autumn is one of our favourite times of year here at Skidmores, there is something very magical about the changes in the colours of the leaves set against crisp blue skies and cool breezes. The shorter days and colder weather doesn’t mean that it’s time to stay inside, however, as autumn brings with it a whole host of things to do in Weston-super-Mare! 

13th – 15th October - HydroGarden Weston Beach Race

Make the most of the beach before the really cold weather sets in by paying a visit to one of the biggest events in Weston-super-Mare. A huge event on the BMX calendar, the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race is designed for the whole family to enjoy, featuring action-packed races, professional riders from all over the world, and a world-renowned sand track which is easily one of the toughest of its kind.

 

27th – 28th October - Night at the Museum

For an evening of magic, head to the Weston Museum to explore the galleries and exhibitions after dark. Help the museum staff to solve a mystery and be astounded as historical figures from the museum come to life.

 

28th October – The Addams Family at The Quarry

Halloween is around the corner and if you are looking for a different way to celebrate the spooky season, head to the Old Town Quarry on Queens Road to catch an outside viewing of The Addams Family. Pack your cosiest blankets, cushions, ponchos, and sleeping bags and cuddle up to watch this family classic.

 

11th November – Weston-super-Mare Carnival

The last Somerset Carnival of the season, the Weston-super-Mare Carnival seems to get better with every year. Featuring more than 140 illuminated floats, the procession will slowly make its way through the town centre to the sounds of marching bands and huge PA systems. The carnival leaves Locking Road car park at 7:15 pm and heads along Alexandra Parade, Alfred Street, the Boulevard, Waterloo Street, South Parade, the seafront, and Carlton Stress before returning to the car park again. Arrive early to miss the crowds!

 

3rd November – 7th January – Icescape @ The Tropicana

New to the Tropicana venue this autumn is the largest covered ice rink in the UK, with a capacity of over 500 people per session. Get your skates on and glide over the smooth ice, created using rapid freeze, real ice technology. There’s even the chance to meet Santa in his grotto!

Head over to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect furniture for your home.

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