Time out in North Somerset
Enjoying leisure time in North Somerset
Visit North Somerset for some great ideas for family fun days out.
There's plenty more 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. Some of the major events coming up in 2015:
- North Somerset Agricultural Show
- Weston Air Festival
- Made in north somerset Festival
- Clevedon Tides Festival
- International Balloon Fiesta
- Kite festival
- Winter Illuminated Carnival
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.