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Where to go and what to do in Somerset - Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare is still a tourist destination, with attractions such as the long sandy beach, the The Helicopter Museum, the Grand Pier, the SeaQuarium aquarium and the Weston Miniature Railway, which is situated on the Beach Lawns, as well as a putting green, gift shop and cafe. (Trains on the railway are pulled by steam or petrol locomotives. Also on site is a Drive It Yourself Train.)

The town has a number of arts venues. The Playhouse serves both the seasonal tourists and the local population. The Winter Gardens on the seafront hosts shows, exhibitions and conferences. The Blakehay Theatre & Community Arts Centre is a small venue housed in a former Baptist church.

The T4 on the Beach concert, hosted by Channel 4, is a recent addition. Many well known bands and singers perform up to three of their hits. However, many of the vocals are mimed as the event is being produced for live TV broadcast.

International HeliDays is usually staged at the beach lawns over a long weekend around the end of July, where helicopters from around the world are displayed, in association with the Helicopter Museum. There is also an annual display by the Red Arrows, usually held around the same time as the HeliDays event.

Weston Beach Race is an annual Motorcross Enduro event in October, first held in 1982. In 2005 it attracted 1400 competitors and around 80,000 spectators. There are a number of races for quad bikes, sidecars and children in addition to the main event.

Weston is also the final event on the November West Country Carnival circuit, when a large number of brightly illuminated floats parade through the streets.

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