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.
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
An invitation to pamperlicious children's party
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
• 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.
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!
'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-