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Leisure time in North Somerset

There's plenty to do in North Somerset.

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Experience a taste of a year in North Somerset, and take a flight over Weston seafront.

In 2015 Weston was proud to play host to world renowned street artist Banksy’s 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.

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.

Take advantage of our walking and cycling routes in our Family Explorer Leaflet or visit the Strawberry Line and the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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 attractions guide for details.

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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 CentreBarley Wood Walled Garden and a number of galleries across the area.

North Somerset is a great base to explore the rest of the West of England.  Visit these websites for more information.

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For the latest information on the value of tourism in North Somerset visit the 2017 Economic Impact of Tourism Report.

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