Young peeps

2022

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February to book click HERE

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TRAINMASTER NORTH SOMERSET: Next Nailsea date is Saturday, February 5. Trainmaster North Somerset is pulling into Christ Church in Nailsea 2-3pm and 3-15-4.15pm. Train driver Soph Grainger said: "There’s only a couple of tickets let’s left as demand for weekend sessions is high! All ages are welcome and we offer sibling discount too." 

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WIN! WIN! WIN! design Christmas card competiton for young children

Disco Steve is an amazing children's entertainer well-known in Nailsea and beyond for wearing a flamboyant array of snazzy jackets and spreading lots of fun.

Disco Steve and his hilarious dog called Wizzard knows lots of fantastic games and wonderful magic tricks.

And as a special Christmas treat DJ Steve is running a design a Christmas card competition with a box of magic tricks as a prize.

Design the happy holidays card and simply get a grown-up to send a picture to Disco Steve's Facebook page or email thediscoco@yahoo.co.uk.

Santa will judge the best and make the winning entry will get a 'special delivery' before December 25.

Don't forget to include your name and age with the entry.

The competition closes on Saturday,December 18. Good Luck!

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Nailsea Monday youth club nights

Now the dark nights are here we are calling out to all Nailsea Y7s.

Did you know Mondays from 6-8pm is Senior Group Youth Group Night.

Based upstairs at 65 High Street there is a warm, safe space dedicated to young people to meet their friends, have fun, chill, and be yourself.

Youth leader Karen Pike said: "We look forward to meeting you, first time is free then it’s just £1 per session."

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Nailsea School PTA print festive card

Nailsea School PTA is running its second Christmas card competition/sale.

The PTA is asking for card designs from Year 7-11.

All entries need to be handed into head of house by Thursday, November 18, with the name/year and tutor group.

The winning entries will be selected on Friday, November 19, ready for printing.

A winner from each year will be selected and used in Nailsea School’s very own Christmas card selection.

These will be on sale via Parentpay from the beginning of December at the bargain price £5 for 10 cards.

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Junior table tennis club

Nailsea Table Tennis Club restarted its junior sessions on Saturday, October 23, in the upper hall at Grove Sports & Social Club.
The club runs 10am-noon every each week.
Players must be aged under 18 but there is no lower age however younger children must be able to rest their elbows comfortably on the table in order to play. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch play or join in.
An emergency contact number will be requested if parents do not stay.
Equipment is provided but players can bring their own bat if they wish.
Non marking trainers should be worn and a non white T shirt.
Parents/juniors should bring their own refreshments or purchase them from the bar.
First time attendance will not be charged but future times are £3 per session.
For further information call Shaun Fitzpatrick on 0780 503 0684

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Forest school

Wayfarers Forest School is running a free open session from 10.30am-1.30pm Saturday, November 13, aimed at accompanied pre-school toddlers and those aged to seven years (KS1),

The drop-In is at Jubilee Stone Wood, Backwell BS48 3QN, and is organised by Wayfarers Outdoors.

The forest school encourages exploring nature, making art and crafts, cooking on the fire (supervised) and it runs toddler sessions, home education groups and sessions for schools.

For more information go to https://wayfarersfs.silvrback.com or see its Facebook page.

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MUSIC MOVEMENT: Boogie Beat music and movement winter term pre-school and baby classes are held in Nailsea and other North Somerset venues by Lucy. Based on traditional nursery rhymes, fairy tales and stories with and active dance twist! classes are fun and educational. On Wednesdays 940-10.25am there is a mixed age class at Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane. To book click HERE or email lucy.haskins@boogiebeat.co.uk.

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Trainmaster pulls into Christ Church vestry hall, Nailsea, with a new timetable.

To book go to www.somersetnorth.trainmaster.co.uk to find out more.

The cost is first child is £7 and one free adult .

Extra children are £6.

The train themed events and private parties are run nationwide.

A company spokesman said: "North Somerset is a brand new area for us with Sophie just starting.

"The tickets sold out for the first event but we have now added extra sessions and further dates. 

"We usually run every four weeks at each location and hope to do the same. 

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PUMPKIN FEST: From Saturday to Sunday, October 9-31, a bumper crop of more than 1,000 pumpkins is ready to be harvested at Noah's Ark zoo farm. Read more about its autumnal themed Pumpkin Fest HERE. Triggols Farm in Tickenham is also open for pumpkin sales from Saturday, October 9, 10am-5pm. 

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All aboard

The Gingerbread 

Coming to Nailsea and perfect for children aged four to 11 years.
Take the story of Hansel and Gretel, add live music by Beethoven and throw it all aboard a pirate ship.
'Outstanding' and 'Fabulous - didn't know what to expect but really enjoyed it' are some of the comments from people who came to previous shows.
Tickets on the door or online here:
https://www.musicforminiatures.co.uk/.
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Toy train timetable

Trainmaster pulls into Christ Church vestry hall, Nailsea, with a new timetable.

To book go to www.somersetnorth.trainmaster.co.uk to find out more.

The cost is first child is £7 and one free adult .

Extra children are £6.

The train themed events and private parties are run nationwide.

A company spokesman said: "North Somerset is a brand new area for us with Sophie just starting.

"The tickets sold out for the first event but we have now added extra sessions and further dates. 

"We usually run every four weeks at each location and hope to do the same. 

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Parlez-vous français?

French classes for children in Year 1-6 start at Holy Trinity church on Monday, September 13. T

hat's primary aged children from five to 11 years.

The timetable is:

  • Years 5 and 6 4-4.45pm

  • Years 1 and 2 4.45-5.15pm

  • Years 3 and 4 5.15-6pm 

Get in touch to enrol your child for a free taster session.

Email ns.languageacademy@gmail.com for more information.

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FURTHER INFO: Click on images to learn more about football holiday camps and free school meal grocery collection

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PLAY TIME: The soft play area at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Nailsea has re-opened from Monday to Friday, noon-5pm and weekends 10am-4pm. To book one hour sessions call 01275 856965. Parents must supervise children. Teas, coffee, soft drinks and light snacks will be available from the cafe

Help in summer holidays

Enriching free activities and food projects are being provided during the school holidays for children and young people in North Somerset who are entitled to benefits-related free school meals.

North Somerset Council was awarded £500,000 from the Department for Education through the Holiday, Activities and Food Programme (HAF) to fund sessions during the summer and Christmas holidays.

In North Somerset there are more than 4,300 school-aged children who receive benefits-related free school meals.

The HAF programme aims to ensure children and young people are more active, eat more healthily, learn more about nutrition and can access fun and enjoyable activities by enabling them to attend holiday clubs for free.

The funding allows children to access clubs for four hours per day, for four days a week, for four weeks in the summer holidays and one week in the Christmas holidays.

North Somerset Council executive member for children's services Catherine Gibbons is the Labour Party ward councillor for Weston-super-Mare Milton.

She said: “School holidays can be particular pressure points for some families because of increased costs such as food, childcare and reduced incomes.

“For many it means their children are less likely to be able to take part in activities and more likely to experience isolation.

“This scheme offers valuable support to these families facing financial challenges.”

If you and your child know of holidays activities that are happening and would like to attend if you had some support, contact North Somerset Council and tell them who the provider is.

"The council will then see if it can support the provider to meet the HAF criteria and enable your child to attend."

For more information email HAF@n-somerset.gov.uk.

North Somerset Council has supported low-income families throughout the

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pandemic, working with local communities, voluntary groups and

businesses to help families access support during lockdown restrictions.

North Somerset Council and schools have been distributing vouchers to families during school holidays, funded through the temporary Winter Covid Grant and the subsequent temporary Local Covid Support Grant.

Cllr Gibbons added: “Many families are struggling with the economic impact of coronavirus and will continue to do so while the pandemic is still with us.”

Any family which needs support during the coronavirus pandemic can visit:

www.n-somerset.gov.uk/together for more information.

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Summer reading for Wild World Heroes

Children in North Somerset are being invited to help save the planet in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The annual challenge is back in North Somerset libraries to encourage four to 11-year-olds to keep reading books over the summer and help them boost their literacy skills.

This year’s theme is Wild World Heroes – a special nature-themed challenge that will inspire children to stand up for the planet. It’s free to take part and children can sign up at any North Somerset library from Saturday, July 10. 

When they sign up, they will receive a special Wild World Heroes collector’s poster asking them to help solve the environmental issues of Wilderville.

They can read any six library books of their choice, collecting special stickers to complete the poster and solve the environmental challenges.

Children completing the challenge by Saturday, September 11, will receive a certificate and medal.

North Somerset Council executive member for children's services and lifelong learning is Catherine Gibbons who is the Labour Party ward councillors Milton and a Weston Town.

She said: “There is a tendency for children's reading levels to dip over the summer holidays, taking part in the challenge is fun and helps children to maintain their reading skills and improve their reading confidence and emotional wellbeing.

“This is particularly important this year following the disruption to schooling experienced by children as a result of the Covid pandemic." 

North Somerset Council executive member for neighbourhoods and

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community services is the Hutton and Locking independent ward councillor.

He said: "Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books, great rewards and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment, so get ready to join in this summer.

"Your local library is looking forward to welcoming you!

“All our libraries have measures in place to keep you safe and volunteers and staff will be available to help children complete the challenge following the necessary guidelines."  

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DINKY DRIVERS: Back in Backwell at the parish hall on Saturday, June 26 with two sessions at 9.30am and 11.20am. There will be vintage cars, ride on toys and lots of other road related role play equipment for your child to immerse themselves in. Suitable for ages 2-5. Each session runs for 70 mins.  There will be a cafe on site for everyone to refuel the tanks during the session. Cards will be accepted on the day for the cafe facility if you wish to use this. Come and join us on this exciting journey! To book click HERE

Year 6 High Street meet

Something new for Year 6s is happening in Nailsea.

This is the top year in primary school for those aged 10-11.

On Mondays from 6-8pm, Area 6t5at 65 High Streetwill be opening its doors to all Yr 6s, offering the chance to hang out with friends and make some new ones ahead of starting your new Yr 7 schools in September.

Based upstairs at 65 High Street, Area 6t5 is a space specifically designed for young people, sessions are led by trained and DBS checked youth workers.

Area 6t5 is a safe space to chill with friends, game, do homework, cook, craft, surf the web, and meet others.

If you would like more information head over to Area 6t5 Facebook page and message with any questions.

  • Nailsea Town Council environment and leisure committee discussed in May putting outdoor gym equipment at Millennium Park to add to the skatepark, playgroup, zipwire, youth shelter and ping-pong table. The PCSOs have also put forward an idea to run a youth club at Scotch Horn Centre. Watch this space...

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Trainmaster pulls into Christ Church vestry hall, Nailsea, on Wednesday morning, June 9.

To book go to www.somersetnorth.trainmaster.co.uk.

The cost is first child is £7 and one free adult .

Extra children are £6.

The train themed events and private parties are run nationwide.

A company spokesman said: "North Somerset is a brand new area for us with Sophie just starting.

" The tickets have all sold out for the first event but we are looking into adding an extra session and further dates. 

"We usually run every four weeks at each location and hope to do the same. 

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School half term bounce

UK's largest travelling theme park will be open at Gatcombe Farm, Weston Road, Long Ashton, this month.

The park which opened for two May weekends continues from Saturday to Sunday, May 29-June 6 which is half term.

Open 10am to 5pm daily is costs £8 for all day unlimited use with wristbands which excludes bungees, zorbs, cars and wipeout.

Age restrictions are two to 14-years.

Free entry for accompanying adults.

Hot food and drink on site.

This event will be operating in line with government guidelines and has full Covid secure measures in place to keep everyone safe.

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Storytime in woods

Primary aged children are invited to go on a Story Adventure at Towerhouse Woods during May weekends.

Turning the pages for four to nine-year-olds on Saturdays, May 1 and May 22; Sundays, May 9 and May 16 from 10am-noon it costs £6 per person.

The events are Covid compliant with a maximum of 15 people and with permission from the Woodland Trust.
Contact Michael Loader at foolworks@yahoo.co.uk to book your place.

Please don’t park in Jacklands Fishing Lakes as they don't have enough room for their visitors.

The is on-street parking at Greenfield Crescent then walk down through the fields on the public footpath.

The walks follow the Ty Sculpture Trail which is a collection of 14 stone carvings of animals that live in and around this ancient woodland and celebrates the life of Ty Partridge who grew up in a  house on the corner of the wood.

Ty, who spent much of his free time playing, exploring and making dens here died from Leukemia, aged 21 and the Trail is the inspiration of his dad Piers, helped by the late Phil Carter, who’s son was a close friend.

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Rock Climbing Indoors

MISSION QR:POSSIBLE: 1st Nailsea Scouts is fundraising to build a permanent climbing wall at its Clevedon Road HQ. To launch its fundraising the troop have organised a special event scavenger hunt around Nailsea. It is open to everyone and is a fun half-term activity. On tour teams need to search for QR codes and answer the clues. There are different categories of challenges. Head to the website for more details and how to sign up at but clicking HERE