The city of Weston-super-Mare dates back to the Iron Age. By the early 19th century it had become a beneficiary of the proximity to Bristol, Bath and South Wales. The first of the hotels began in 1808 growing rapidly thanks to the Victorian era boom in seaside holidays.
Weston-super-Mare, which means Weston upon the sea, is a popular seaside resort over the years. Since it's a popular seaside resort the main attraction is the long sandy beaches. With two beaches there is plenty of sand and sun to go around. The beaches are lined by a promenade that contains a train, paddling pool and donkey rides.
Another popular stop along the beach front is the SeaQuarium. This free standing aquarium has displays of a variety of fish and other aquatic animals. The exhibits span from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy seeing the exotic and rare during their visit to the aquarium.
The Grand Pier is hopping place for families to enjoy. The arcades offer bingo, penny games, jackpot machines, and air hockey. Admission to the arcade area is always s free and the attractions vary in price depending on what you want to play.
There is also a tenpin bowling venue for families to enjoy. With twelve lanes for bowling, the area is also that includes fast-food restaurants, a bar and other amusements. It is often booked during the day especially during the Christmas season.
There is more to Weston-super-Mare than just all the fun and surf. The Playhouse Theater is considered an important entertainment for shows, comedy, and concerts. Opened in 1960 the theater has been used by many famous celebrities. Seating nearly 700 people the Playhouse is a great place to enjoy a night of culture.
Along the seaside is the Winter Gardens. Opened with a grand ceremony in 1927 the garden has classical architecture but has been recently updated to extend the coast line. There is an impressive ballroom and entertainment facility for visitors to use and enjoy.
Weston-super-Mare is home to the Helicopter Museum. With 80 different helicopters from all over the world the Helicopter Museum is considered one of the largest of its kind. Opened in 1958 the museum has just become more popular over the years. All of the features of a aviation memorabilia the museum also has souvenirs, a play area and cafe.
Weston-super-Mare is a place of fun in the sun and culture. Families will find lots of fun during their stay.
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