Didn't we have a lovely day the day we went to Weston
By Prue_Reid | Saturday, September 08, 2012, 15:01
Finally the sun has come out and the donkeys at Weston-super-Mare have been giving rides all week.
The donkeys are ready to ride...
...but this little trio is busy making castles in the sand...
...before visiting the sculptures further along the beach
It was bright and breezy at the Grand Pier and despite the damage there were lots of foreign tourists looking at Weston Sand Sculpture Festival 2012.
CCTV has revealed three youths wearing hoodies climbing over the fencing at the dead of night.
The vandals kicked, punched and beheaded nearly all the exhibits.
A new security light has been fitted and the artists are busy repairing the models which depict a fun and games theme.
Many seaside resorts are reporting a dismal season after the wettest summer on record and will hope the forecast for fine weather for the next few weeks will reverse their fortunes.
The exhibition runs until the end of September.
The Grand Pier is the ultimate 21st century indoor theme park.
It is open every day, except Christmas Day come hail, rain or shine and admission is free.
There is something here for everyone, young and old alike from the arcade machines to thrilling rides, or a relaxing traditional afternoon tea in its Edwardian-style tea rooms.
The Pavilion building now boasts function rooms, wedding venues, state-of-the-art conferencing facilities, entertainment and event space, all under one roof.
Weston is famous for its Tough Ten seafront multi-terrain race in February but this is a new venture and already more than 500 people have already booked their place for the Grand Pier Half Marathon on Sunday, September 23.
Hundreds of people have signed up to take part in the first half marathon to be held in Weston-super-Mare for the past 20 years.
Permission was given last month to demolish the outdoor swimming complex at Tropicana but no date has been set for the bulldozers to move in.