Weston-super-Mare interpretation centre

North Somerset

A visit to Weston-super-Mare gives you an opportunity to discover how we treat waste water and safely recycle it back to the environment and the role water companies play in the natural water cycle.

Secondary schools education

Things to do

  • Tour our water recycling centre
  • Explore various habitats including a wetland, reed beds and shingle beaches
  • Become a boffin for a day and carry out scientific investigations
  • Carry out experiments

A visit to Weston-super-Mare gives you an opportunity to discover how we treat waste water and safely recycle it back to the environment and the role water companies play in the natural water cycle.

You can get into the natural world with a walk through various managed habitats including a wetland, reed beds, shingle beaches and rough grassland.

Back in our interpretation centre, you can turn detective and take part in a series of intriguing investigations exploring how materials break down in different ways and the impact on the environment.

Hugely popular with visitors to our interpretation centre is our water testing experiment, where you can explore the different properties that make up water.

How to book Weston-super-Mare

A visit to Weston-super-Mare is free to schools. Visits to Weston-super-Mare are suitable for pupils in year three. If it’s not possible to arrange a site visit, Sue or one of our education advisers could visit your school.

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Facilities at Weston-super-Mare

These include: 

  • Two fully equipped classrooms for up to 70 pupils
  • Informative displays covering basic water facts, treatment process, environmental issues and land management
  • Literature and field study equipment to use during the visit
  • Water recycling centre (sewage treatment works)
  • An environment trail
  • Disabled access     
  • Internet access
  • Toilets (including accessible toilets)

How to find Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare water recycling centre, Wayacre Drove, off Accommodation Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Postcode: BS24 0AP

Directions: Leave the hospital roundabout in Weston-super-Mare heading towards Bleadon on the A370. After about one mile look out for the Anchor public house on the right. Turn right directly before the pub into Accommodation Road. Cross over the railway bridge and take the immediate right which leads to the water recycling centre (sewage treatment works).

The interpretation centre is the large building on your right hand side just through the gates. The entrance to the carpark is at the rear of the building.

From the south, leave M5 at junction 22 and join A370 towards Weston-super-Mare. At Bleadon, turn left just after the Anchor Inn into Accommodation Road. Follow directions above.

Weston-super-Mare education centre

Weston-super-Mare water recycling centre, Wayacre Drove, Accommodation road, Bleadon, North Somerset, BS24 0AP