North Somerset attractions: 5 fun fairs, rides & amusements

(Fairground Ride Lights by Lantresman licensed under CC BY 3.0)

(Fairground Ride Lights by Lantresman licensed under CC BY 3.0) - Credit: Archant

If you’re looking for a great day out for all the family, head along to one of North Somerset’s attractions. Be scared, exhilarated or relax and take in the view at these 5 must-visit amusements


(Pixabay) - Credit: Archant

Grand Pier rides and amusements


Tel. 01934 620238

A visit to Weston-super-Mare wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the funfair on the pier. They have a huge range of traditional fairground attractions, arcade games and go-karts, as well as a soft-play area for toddlers, so there’s something to suit all ages. Some of our favourite rides include the Sidewinder swinging pendulum, House of Horrors haunted house, and the Freefall drop tower. There’s even a 4D cinema, so you really are spoiled for choice!

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Clevedon Beach Amusements

Elton Road, Clevedon

Tel. 01275 342611

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At Clevedon Beach amusements there are enough stalls and games to keep you occupied for hours. Try your luck at the traditional penny falls, or gamble on the slot machines. There’s also a huge range of arcade games, including retro, driving, fighting and shoot-em-ups. Whatever you’re into, they’ve got it covered at Clevedon Beach Amusements. There are also hundreds of prizes to be won, so head on down and try your luck!

Brean Leisure Park

Berrow, Brean, Somerset

Tel. 01278 751517

The UK’s largest free-entry theme park is located just 10 miles outside Weston Super Mare, and a short drive from North Somerset. The park includes rides and attractions for all age groups, including Star flyer, Adventure golf, Disk’o, Canoe river, Trampolines, Terror castle, Wild water log flume, Wipeout, Hellraiser and more! There are also daily appearances from Sooty and Sweep, where they perform a number of shows throughout the day, and then offer the chance to get your photo taken.

North Somerset Carnival

Weston Super Mare - Friday 13th November 2015

Other locations throughout Somerset 7th-21st November

If you’re more of a spectator than a thrill-seeker then you’ll love some of the carnival displays at the annual Guy Fawkes Carnival in Weston-Super-Mare. Over 140 illuminated carts, entertainers, and marching bands will pass through town, with thousands of spectators expected to line the streets. The route will begin in Locking Road car park, and will progress through the town centre, along the Boulevard to the seafront, turning into Carlton Street, and finishing up at Station Road. The Carnival promises to be an evening of fun and family entertainment, as the intricate carts light up the sky. Each one is built by local clubs to raise money for charity. Not only is it a great night out, but it’s all for a good cause, so there’s no excuse not to head along.

Weston Wheel

If you prefer a slower paced ride then this could be the answer. Weston Wheel provides passengers with panoramic views across the North Somerset coastline, from 50 meters high, whilst in the safe and warm environment of a fully enclosed glass capsule. The London Eye has got nothing on this!

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