Five things to do in North Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 August 2018

Bristol's International Balloon Fiesta is set to return to Long Ashton.

Bristol's International Balloon Fiesta is set to return to Long Ashton.

There is something for everyone across the district this weekend. Whether you fancy some live sport, a food festival or a long stroll, North Somerset has got you covered.

Road closures are in place for Bristol's Balloon Fiesta.Road closures are in place for Bristol's Balloon Fiesta.

- More than 100 hot air balloons will take to the skies this weekend.

Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta began yesterday (Thursday) at Ashton Court Estate and runs until Sunday.

Entry is free but charges apply to park at the venue, with proceedings ending at 8pm each day.

- A popular food festival will make its Portishead debut on Saturday.

Lee Langridge from Pill-based company The Wicked Chilli will be at the festival.Lee Langridge from Pill-based company The Wicked Chilli will be at the festival.

The inaugural Eat: Portishead will be held at the marina, in Newfoundland Way, from 10am-5pm tomorrow (Saturday).

More than 80 stalls will be set up on the day, with food-lovers sampling the high quality delights on offer from the producers and traders.

- An animated film series returns for its third outing on Saturday.

Clevedon’s Curzon cinema will screen Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation on Saturday and Sunday at 1.30pm.

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. Picture: Sony Pictures AnimationHotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. Picture: Sony Pictures Animation

Tickets, priced £5-6.70 can be purchased from or on 01275 871000.

- Why not head to Flax Bourton to watch some village cricket on Saturday.

A Bristol & District Cricket Association Fourth Division derby match will take place as league leaders Backwell Flax Bourton host Claverham at Flaxmead, off Stancombe Lane on the A370.

There is no admission charge.

Tim Martin.Tim Martin.

- Wraxall’s Tyntesfield is open throughout the month for those wishing to explore its historic grounds.

The National Trust site housed the Gibbs family during the Victorian era and boasts a collection of more than 60,000 historical artefacts.

Tickets, priced £4-36.80, give you access to the whole site, but there is an additional £3 car parking charge.

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