Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th June 2018

FAQs

We hope all our visitors have an excellent weekend at Weston Air Festival. Please find below answers to frequently asked questions to help you enjoy your visit. We also ask that all visitors over the weekend help us to leave no trace on the Seafront and pick up all their litter to help us keep Weston-super-Mare clean and tidy.

We hope you enjoy the weekend!

Where is the best place to watch the displays?

The best views of our air displays will be from the beach or promenade in the area marked ‘Flight Display Area’ on our site map.

How can I find out what is happening at the festival?

Our programme of flying displays and armed forces day celebrations is available on:

Air Displays

Armed Forces Weekend

Will the festival still go ahead in poor weather?

Yes, but arena and air display timings may change. Keep up to date of changes and any cancellations by following us on @WestonAirFest on Twitter and Facebook.

Where is the Armed Forces Village located?

Our Armed Forces Village is found on the Beach Lawns south of the Tropicana (see our site map).

Will food and drink be available?

We have organised a wide range of food and refreshments. This will include hot and cold food, hot and cold drinks, ice-creams, confectionary and licensed bars. More information can be found on our  Traders and Exhibitors page.

What do I do if I hurt myself?

A first aid post, run by St John Ambulance and South Western Ambulance NHS Trust, will be found at the Tropicana.

What should I do if I become separated from my child?

Any lost children will be taken to our lost children and vulnerable adults facility at the Visitor Information Centre next to the Tropicana. If a child is lost report this to any member of our staff, or report at our lost children facility.

Is there an official souvenir programme available?

Yes, our official programme can be bought from selling booths which will be regularly found along the promenade.

Where can I park?

Parking is available on the beach at Royal Sands. Please follow event directional signage. Charges will be £10.00 per vehicle per day (cash only). For more information use ‘Getting Here’.

Is there disabled parking available?

There will be limited spaces available along Marine Parade, surrounding Town Centre car parks.

Where are the nearest cash points?

Nearest cashpoints can be found in Severn Road/ Whitecross Road, Richmond Street, Regent Street, Princess Royal Square and Weston High Street.

Where are the nearest toilets?

Toilet facilities will be open at Royal Sands, Tropicana, Atlantic, and  Oxford Street blocks. These can all be found along the Promenade. There is a 20p charge to use the toilets.

Can I hire a deck chair?

Deckchairs are available to hire from our seafront concessionaire. Stacks can be regularly found along the promenade.

Are dogs allowed on the event site?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between Royal Sands and the Grand Pier.

Dogs are allowed on the Beach Lawns but we recommend  you keep them on a leash because of the large crowds and noise from the displays.

How can I find out about local accommodation?

Visit the Love Weston website for a choice of accredited accommodation that can be booked online. More accommodation can also be seen using the Visit Somerset website.

The Visitor Information Centre will also be open over the Weston Air Festival weekend.

Can I fly a drone?

Weston Air Festival is requesting that no kites or balloons be flown on the Seafront on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June. Additionally the Civil Aviation Authority has declared it illegal to fly a drone within two nautical miles of the airshow site between 1130 and 1700. During the RAF Red Arrows display, this restricted area extends to six nautical miles on both days. These measures are for the safety of the aircraft performing during the airshow. Any flying of drones will mean that the airshow is suspended until the item has been landed and subsequently confiscated by the appropriate authorities.