Weston Super Mare 5 Day Festive Anchor Head Hotel
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF5100X
- Travel Type: Coach
Weston-super-Mare is Somerset's best known holiday resort. It is situated in a sheltered bay at the foot of the Mendip Hills with views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. There are many charming Victorian and Edwardian terraces interspersed with colourful parks and gardens providing fascinating walks from the delightful rocky point and woods at Anchor Head to the sandy beaches at the southern end of the resort. Weston offers a great many attractions including the Sea Life centre, a delightful miniature railway, helicopter museum and it's very own 40m high Observation Wheel, which offers spectacular views over Weston bay. The sheltered bay is ideal for water sports and there is a choice of several boat trips. Other superb activities include ten pin bowling, golf and bowls. At night there are numerous attractions including top class cabaret at the Playhouse and dancing at the famous Winter Gardens.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Christmas Special ProgrammeMonday
Sherry reception on arrival followed by dinner and dancing.
Tuesday (Alias Christmas Eve) Full Day Excursion to Bath
Today we visit the elegant city of Bath, a spa resort in Roman times, which then became the height of fashion during the 18th Century. Spanning nearly 2,000 years of history, Bath stands on the River Avon and reflects the glories of Roman and Georgian times. The Roman Baths are still fed by the City's unique hot springs beneath the Pump Room. There is a fine medieval abbey, the magnificent Georgian architecture in Royal Crescent and fine shopping streets bedecked with flowers. The American Museum in Britain (located near the University of Bath in an area of outstanding natural beauty) provides a journey through the history of America with a number of interesting collections. In addition to the permanent Period Room displays, the basement has a new permanent American Heritage Exhibition. Each year the museum also presents a special temporary exhibition in the Exhibition Gallery. There are a number of other museums including the Museum of Costume, National Centre of Photography, and the Postal Museum. We return to our hotel in time for dinner after which the evening is filled with dancing and entertainment.
Wednesday (Alias Christmas Day)
Morning competition to guess the weight of the Christmas Cake. Traditional Christmas lunch with 'Santa' and presents. Afternoon tea and games. Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment.
Thursday (Alias Boxing Day) Half Day Excursion to Wells
After breakfast our morning excursion takes us firstly to England's smallest city, Wells, with its glorious cathedral and Bishop's Palace - still the home of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Take time to visit Vicar's Close, claimed to be Europe's most complete medieval street. Our journey back to Weston takes us to Cheddar, famous for the Gorge and the highest inland cliffs in the country. Back at the hotel enjoy a pre-lunch glass of punch followed by Grand Boxing Day Lunch. Free afternoon followed by dinner and fancy dress farewell dance (please bring a costume).
Depart hotel after breakfast.
Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme.
Anchor Head Hotel
Splendidly situated between Weston's two piers and close to the boating slipway and a small beach; the promenade walk begins right next to the hotel. 52 bedrooms with central heating and private bath/shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels.
Attractive TV lounge and delightful bar with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. There are magnificent views of the bay from the TV lounge, restaurants and many of the bedrooms. Small lift serves all floors (few stairs from lift to restaurant)
AA Three Star Rated
Note for clients with mobility impairment: This hotel has 5 ground floor rooms but two steps at the entrance and two stairs to the restaurant are unavoidable. Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you are mobility impaired.