After our yummy breakfast over at The Smokehouse we decided we would head over to Weston-super-mare, for an hour at the beach. Only an hour at the beach turned in to a whole afternoon out in Weston!
Parking isn’t great at the best of times in Weston-super-mare. Especially anywhere along the main beach stretch, as we didn’t drive in till around 11am all the spaces were filled. After a quick google we found YourParkingSpace which found us some parking in a beach front hotel for just £1.50 an hour! (If you click our link you can give it a go and save yourself £5 on your first lot of parking) We have used similar apps when we go to London and park on peoples drive ways and it really is useful in places where parking is a bit of a nightmare.
Once we were parked up I messaged one of my friends, Rachel, to see if she was free and fancied a quick catch up and luckily she was actually right by the beach so nipped over, this was where our quick hour trip became a whole fun filled afternoon! Weston beach is much better than Burnham’s beach (or we think so anyway!) so well worth the short drive to get too.
We stayed on the beach for about an hour but Oscar wanted to eat the sand and swim in the sea, neither of which were particularly good ideas so we wandered off in the direction of the funfair. We were also joined by Rachels eldest son and off to the fair we went!
The fair is free to wander round but you do need tokens to go on the rides, you can buy these at the stand by the front entrance, they accept cash and card. You can buy them for £1 each or in bundles which are slightly better value – 24 tokens (20 standard + 4 bonus) for £20 up to 135 tokens (100 standard + 35 bonus) for £100 – you get 2 different types – Red standard tokens which you can use for rides and games and bonus tokens which were metal and only valid on rides.
You can find out how many tokens each ride needs here
We didn’t realise till a few rides in though that the rides will only accept 1 bonus token per ride so make sure you spread them out across the day!
Most of the rides are 3 tokens – there were only 2 we went on that were 4 tokens. The queues weren’t long even though it was very busy. We finished the day off with some (very sickly) chocolate covered doughnuts
All of the kids had a blast! (although I think Miles regretted going on the upside down one very quickly!) We will definitely visit again. We’ve heard in the winter they have an Ice rink in this area so we think we may even pop down to visit that
Funland is open 10am – 8pm weekends and school holidays. Find out more on Facebook