Public transport: Weston-super-Mare is half an hour by train from Bristol Temple Meads, and the rail station is positioned in the town centre.
The bus Interchange on Alexandra Parade is also in the town centre, with frequent routes to the region. For latest timetables visit travelwest.info
By car – Weston-super-Mare is at Junction 21 on the M5, a short hop from Bristol, and just a couple of hours from London – traffic permitting!
We want your festival experience to be as enjoyable and accessible as possible. All performance areas have level access and viewing areas with seating. Many of the shows are non-verbal and our information point can support you to choose events. Accessible toilets and changing spaces are available inside the Sovereign Centre, next to the event site.
TOWARD A GREENER FESTIVAL
We are committed to being environmentally responsible and taking action to reduce our carbon impacts wherever possible. Here are a few of the things we’ve done recently:
- Developed a net zero strategy aiming to reduce our emissions by 50% by 2025
- All events are powered by mains from a Green Energy Supplier or renewable energy.
- We have a Green Charter with our food stalls and bar.
- All produce is locally sourced where possible. All serve ware is recyclable or compostable. We are meat and fish free.
- We encourage all our artists to travel by train where possible.
And here’s how you can help:
- Where possible, walk, cycle or use public transport to attend our events.
- Use recycling facilities at our events.
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
We want to hear from you about your experience of the festival, and how we can make it even better next year. You can fill out a feedback form online or at the event
BE PART OF IT
Share your experiences of the festival with us using the hashtag #Whirligig23 on social media.
ENJOYED THE FESTIVAL?
Please help us to keep Whirligig a free event by donating today. By supporting the festival, you can help to make sure that we can continue to celebrate together for years to come. You can support us by clicking on the donate button on our home page.
DONATING AT THE EVENT
Look out for our donation points.
Our mission is to grow an ambitious, playful and outward looking creative culture to make North Somerset a great place to live, work and play. We collaborate year-round with extraordinary artists -local, national and international -and communities across North Somerset to create unmissable cultural experiences that fire imaginations, expand horizons, give voice to marginalised communities and have the power to change lives. Since 2018 we have been an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation. We are a charity that depends on the generosity of funders and supporters, including our valued team of Culture Maker volunteers, to enable our work.