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Young peeps

2023
There are more activities on the Sport and What's On pages including family-orientated clubs at Nailsea library
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Nailsea Town Council community wellbeing officer Jess Brown has planned some festive fun for young people based at 65 High Street.
Jess is inviting children to fun free Christmas craft sessions and to take part in a shop window trail.
She said: "For the Christmas craft sessions we have spaces on 10am-noon on Monday, December 12, and again 1-3pm on Monday, December 19."
As well as the craft activities there will be free hot drinks, squash and festive treats
The first Monday morning will be aimed towards pre-school age children and the later Monday afternoon  will be aimed at primary age children, but younger siblings are welcome.
Email wellbeing@nailseatowncouncil.gov.uk with the date, number of adults and children and any dietary requirements to reserve your space.
Please note that due to space restrictions we ask that everyone who is planning to attend to pre-book.
Jess added: "We can't wait to welcome you for Christmas craftings."
And from Monday, December 12, there is a Children’s Christmas Window Trail on Nailsea High Street.
Collect your Christmas trail map from 65 High Street and find all 15 pictures and letters in the high street windows to win a festive treat.
Once you have completed the map come back to 65 High Street to collect your treat!
This is a completely free family event that will be running until Friday, December 23.
65 High Street is open 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-1pm on Fridays.
The trail is a perfect afterschool or Christmas holiday activity!

Christmas craft sessions

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JUMBO EXPERIENCE: Visit Noah's Ark Zoo Farm at Wraxall this summer to take part in the Elephant Parade. From Friday to Wednesday, July 1-August 31, the zoo will be hosting a herd of 26 hand-painted elephant sculptures led by Zebra Beats a rainbow zebra stripes animal. Each sculpture has been created by local and international artists to raise awareness of the need for global elephant conservation. A specially commissioned, hand-painted elephant sculpture known as Brizzle-phant was unveiled at the launch of the Elephant Parade at Noah’s Ark. And Nailsea Rainbows, Brownies and Guides were among the winners of the conservation competition which is currently on display in the Elephant House. Read all about the Elephant Parade and the baby elephant with three legs who inspired the artistic animal welfare fundraising HERE. The trail is included in the zoo admission and open 10.30am-5pm daily. 

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FUN FRIDAYS: Free family friendly events from princess stories, to face painting and balloon modelling, there is something for all youngsters. Times and places will be announced on its Facebook page

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An invitation to pamperlicious children's party

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MiMi's hair salon at Old Church is hosting the cutest pamper parties in Nailsea to make little people feel like royalty.
Owner Amy Peace trialed a pamper party for small girls which was such a hit she has decided to expand the idea.
Amy said: "The girls absolutely loved it."

The professional party package includes:
• pamper party invitations
• cute robes
• refreshments
• hair feathers 
• hair styling (curls, plaits, hair ups, hair chalks and more)
• nails painted with non toxic nail varnishes
• hair and face glitters 
• foot spa with glitter bubbles
• party banners and balloons 
• exclusive salon use for 90 minutes 
• 2/3 stylist to pamper your princess (and princes)  
• dance and catwalk for photos to end party  

 

It costs £30pp for parties of between five and eight children aged four to 11 years.
Call 01275 880588 for more information and to book.

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KIDS EAT FOR £1 AT COATES HOUSE, NAILSEA

We understand that for many families, this will be a long summer of buying food to put on the table.

The cost of living crisis is out of control and will be hitting everyone hard over the coming weeks.

In an effort to help out, all kids meals are reduced to £1 for the next 6 weeks!

No purchase necessary, no questions asked, anytime of day or night.

Bring a £1, your child gets a decent meal.

We hope this helps, both those who need it, and those who don’t!

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'You are a reader' theme for World Book Day

North Somerset libraries will be joining in the international celebrations this World Book Day on Thursday, March 3, offering the perfect place for everyone to find a book they love.

Libraries across the area will be celebrating the special day as they help children recover from the disruption the pandemic has caused to education.

Children who have not received a £1 World Book Day token at school will be able to collect one from their local library.

From Monday to Thursday, February 28-March 31 (or until stocks last) children aged up to four years old will be able to collect a free book at a library, when they borrow books on their library card, as part of a Bookstart Treasure Pack.

Libraries will also be celebrating World Book Day during their weekly Rhymetime and Storytime sessions for children under five and their parents or carers.

Some of the sessions need to be booked in advance.

Book your spot and find out about other library events taking place at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/libraryevents.

North Somerset Council executive member for neighbourhoods and community services Mike Solomon is the Independent ward councillor for Hutton and Locking.

He said: "The shared mission of both World Book Day and North Somerset libraries is to promote reading for pleasure.

"Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.

“Both World Book Day and North Somerset Libraries want to help children recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic by encouraging a life-

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long love of reading, which will support their educational achievement across all subjects including Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).”

North Somerset Council executive member for children's service and lifelong learning Catherine Gibbons is the Labour Party ward councillor s for Weston Milton.

She said: "World Book Day is exciting and gives more children than ever the opportunity to discover a love for reading.

"The line-up of £1 books for 2022 has something for every child - whatever stage they are at beginning, early, or fluent, and independent readers.

"Please do visit your local library!"

To find out more about World Book Day, including the £1 tokens, go to www.worldbookday.com

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Young computer buffs learn to code

Parents/carers are your children interested in coding and gaming?

Free ‘Learn to Code’ sessions in libraries are introducing children to the basics of creating using digital technology including coding, electronics, micro:bits and games.

A six-week coding course by Coding Bug at Nailsea library runs from Saturday, March 5, 9.45am-10.45am.

The course end on Saturday, April 9, and is for children aged eight to 12-years.

Children will develop their coding skills, learn to think logically, and solve problems in a fun environment.

Other workshops are being planned for during school holidays.

An Introduction to Physical Computing is on Wednesday, June 1. This three hour workshop for students aged 9+ in Years 5, 6, 7, and 8.

The students will build a ‘traffic light’ system with the Raspberry Pi Pico.

For more information about all the sessions and details how to book go to https://codingbug.co.uk/learntocode/ 

or pop into your local library.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

PHOTO: Nailsea chidren on the course at our library

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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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FOOTIE FUN: Professional junior football coaching in Nailsea is the brainchild of Bristol Rovers Academy coach, Robert Prior. The next holiday camp is for children aged from reception to Year 7 and is at Nailsea School. It is runniing during half term and has limited availability. It costs £20 per day and includes a girls-only group. To learn more click HERE. This page also has details of a 'strikers only' session on the Friday

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SECONDHAND BOOTS: On Sunday morning, January 30, Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club will have a boot stand open at the clubhouse. This is a stall where you can come along and take a pair of boots free of charge. The boots are pre-loved and range in size from C12 to adult size 8. Also, if you have any boots which you no longer need, why not bring them along and donate them to the stash for someone else to get some use from! There is box inside the entrance to the clubhouse where you can leave your old boots. The stall will be open on Sunday morning during training

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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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