Where are we?

The Tropicana is situated in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset. Formerly a lido and the host of Banksy’s Dismaland in 2015; the venue hosts a variety of events. This winter, Icescape returns to The Tropicana for a third year, bringing a magical festive wonderland to Weston.

We recommend using public transport to get to the event to help reduce your carbon footprint. Weston train station is only a 10-minute walk from the venue and trains to Bristol Temple Meads run every half an hour. Alternatively, Icescape @ The Tropicana has great links to the M5.

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Not only do you get you cheaper tickets, but you also receive FREE parking! Book skating tickets online a day or more before your planned visit and receive a free parking permit allowing you to park along the seafront all day.

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Travelling to Icescape @ The Tropicana

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By Bicycle

If you’re brave enough to take on the British winter by bike, we salute you! Cycle racks are available along the seafront to keep your bike safe while you enjoy the event. Bikes are not permitted inside the venue. To find out more information on cycling and route planning, please visit Better by Bike or Sustrans.

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By Bus

First Group run regular bus services to Weston-Super-Mare. You can view timetables here. You can also contact Traveline for more information on 0871 200 22 33. There is a coach drop-off point on the promenade and coach/car parking in Locking Road Car Park (BS23 3DE).

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By Car

Have you considered car sharing with friends and family? Southbound follow the M5 to junction 21, then take the A370 exit to Weston-super-Mare. Northbound follow the M5 to junction 22, then take the A38 exit to Weston-super-Mare. There is Pay & Display parking including a limited number of disabled parking available along the seafront. Book online tickets in advance and receive a FREE permit to park along the seafront.

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By Train

The Tropicana is within easy reach of Weston-super-Mare train station and is only a 10-minute walk to the venue. Please follow signage. For rail travel enquiries, train times and fares call 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

Parking

There are several ways you can pay for parking on Marine Parade in Weston-super-Mare:

​1 – Book your skating ticket online a day or more ahead of your planned visit and receive a FREE parking voucher. Parking vouchers will be emailed with your tickets if you enter your car registration. These must be printed and clearly displayed on your dashboard.

​2 – Tickets can be purchased from Pay & Display machines and must be clearly displayed in your windscreen.

​3 – Tickets can be purchased from a parking attendant or The Bay Cafe and must be clearly displayed in your windscreen.

​4 – Tickets can be purchased over the phone or online with MiPermit. Details can be found on the Pay & Display machines. This system is ticketless & verified by the parking attendant.