Five things to do in North Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 September 2018

Blood Bike collectors Theo Cranmore, Paul Guest and Alan Evans.

Blood Bike collectors Theo Cranmore, Paul Guest and Alan Evans.


There is an international feel to the district this weekend as a popular bike show and a world-wide volunteer day will take place.

Kim Parsons and Jayne Burston.Kim Parsons and Jayne Burston.

- Motorbikes will descend on Nailsea as the international bike show heads to town.

It is the ninth year of the event, which sees scores of rare and exotic bikes on show at the Royal Oak Pub in High Street.

The free event is held in aid of Children’s Hospice South West and runs from 11am-11pm tomorrow (Saturday) and on Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Litter pick up in Portishead.Litter pick up in Portishead.

- Portishead will celebrate World Clean Up Day on Saturday as millions of volunteers in more than 150 countries will take part.

A litter pick will be held from 2.30-4.30pm.

The group will meet at The Captain’s Cabin in Lockside and people are asked to take strong footwear and gloves.

Backwell flower show, village hall, photography winner , Ian Chambers.Backwell flower show, village hall, photography winner , Ian Chambers.

- A village show will return to Backwell’s parish hall, in Station Road, on Saturday from 2-5pm.

Flowers, vegetables, art and baked goods can all be entered.

To enter, visit

Walton Castle, Clevedon.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWalton Castle, Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

- A grade-II listed castle will open its doors on Saturday.

A free music and open day will be held at Walton Castle, in Castle Road, from noon to 10pm.

There will be live music, a bar, hog roast and more. For more information, visit

Ashton Court. Picture: Angus KirkAshton Court. Picture: Angus Kirk

- The Forest of Avon Trust is holding a foraging walk starting at Ashton Court Estate on Sunday from 11.30am-2pm.

Walkers will be accompanied by an Avon trust walking guide and people can take home recipes made with wild ingredients, including the chance to try wild soup and sourdough bread.

Tickets, priced £35, and a booking form are available from

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