Time out in North Somerset
Enjoying leisure time in North Somerset
In 2015 Weston was proud to play host to world renowned street artist Banksy's latest curated art exhibition "Dismaland" an amazing experience with installations from international artists including Damian Hirst, and a very different take on traditional theme parks! The event saw unprecedented media coverage worldwide with an audience in excess of 200,000 arriving from every corner of the world, and brought an estimated £7million into the local economy.
Visit a video of Dismaland here.
There's plenty to do in our coast and countryside: cycling, horse-riding, sailing, sea or river fishing, water-skiing, windsurfing, kiting, canoeing, golf, gliding, caving, climbing and dry slope ski-ing. Download the Family Explorer Walks leaflet. Discover more walking routes in North Somerset and visit the Strawberry Line and Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty websites.
We have a wide variety of attractions across the district, from National Trust Houses (Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court) to farm attractions and the famous Weston Grand Pier. Download the Time out attractions map for details.
There's a huge variety of events throughout the year, from fun runs, half marathons and motorcycle beach races to music, arts and food festivals and agricultural shows.
The thriving local art and crafts community is showcased in the bi-annual North Somerset Arts week where over 300 artists open their homes and studios. There are also permanent studios including Clevedon Craft Centre, Barley Wood Walled Garden and a number of galleries across the area, including the Sidcot Art Centre.
North Somerset is a great base to explore the rest of the West of England. Visit these websites for more information.