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Young peeps

There are more activities on the Sport and What's On pages including family-orientated clubs. Pop in at the newly-reopened Nailsea library at Colliers Walk and see what is on offer...

SING SONG: Places must be pre-booked click image and follow the link to Sing with Sezzi. No long term commitment, just book into the classes you want to attend to explore the instruments, singing, dancing with scarves and ribbons and for lots of fun!

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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 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


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
• 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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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

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-


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

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 

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

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!

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


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 or see its Facebook page.


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

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

To book go to 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:
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Toy train timetable

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

To book go to 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. 

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 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


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

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: for more information.


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


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

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. 

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 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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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