Weston Air Festival
Message from the show
Unfortunately, the line-up [of events in Weston-Super-Mare] will not include the Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Day celebrations which were scheduled for the weekend of 19 and 20 June.
Restrictions still in place at that time regarding large outdoor gatherings mean the event, in common with many other planned air shows across the country, is unable to go ahead this year.
Alternative dates were explored but unfortunately they were operationally unviable.
"We are extremely disappointed that the air festival cannot go ahead this year," said Cllr Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council's executive member for leisure, culture and tourism. "It is one of the region’s flagship events and is of huge importance to the local economy.
"However, we have to follow government guidance which means we are unable to stage an event of this size at this time. Our priority continues to be to protect the health and safety of both local residents and visitors."
Getting to the Weston Air Festival
Use sat Nav BS23 1BE until you get close, but ignore the sat nav in favour of local directions signs as soon as you see them.
There are links to other route planners in the Travel Advice section.
National Express have coach services to Weston-super-Mare from Bristol (Service 040) and Leeds, Sheffield and the South-West (Services 324 and 320).
Buses to Weston-super-Mare from surrounding areas are run by First Group. Near the date they may run special Airshow services. Local services within Weston-super-Mare and nearby villages are offered by Crossville Motor Services.
Hotels near the Weston Airshow
It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.
There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.
Expedia list a good selection of smaller, as well as bigger, hotels and will find accommodation in villages and small towns as well as the main centres. They also give, and take, Nectar points.
There are Premier Inn hotels on the seafront, in town and a third about 4 miles away.
The International Hotels Group do not have any hotels in Weston itself. The nearest is a Holiday Inn at Bristol Airport, about 10 miles away.
Travelodge have one hotel in Weston, not far from the helicopter museum, about two miles from the seafront and another just outside Burnham-on-sea, about 8 miles away along the A38 / A370.
Click any of the blue names to go to the corresponding web site. Most of the links already have the location built in, but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.
Weather for the show area
The Met office 7-day forecast includes actual and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.
The BBC's 14-day forecast has overall conditions including and hourly estimate of temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV range.
Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.