CHILDREN in North Somerset can take part in a variety of low-cost activities this half term.

A free trail called The Big Recycling Week is being run until Sunday, October 29 along the Strawberry Line from Yatton Railway Station towards Congresbury.

Those that collect all the letters to reveal a hidden phrase can choose to enter a free draw to win a prize including vouchers for Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Court Farm Country Park and Simply Green, which is a zero waste shop in Nailsea. 

On Thursday, October 26, a game pixel design session will be held at Yatton Library from 10am until noon. This is suitable for eight to 12-year-olds.

In Weston's Grove Park, children can make their own wands, brooms and potions during a session of free Halloween activities on Monday, October 23.

All resources at the drop-in workshop will be natural or recycled.

The event, which is organised by Friends of Grove Park, will run from 12.30pm until 2.30pm at the bandstand.

On Sunday, October 22, the Tropicana will hold a Halloween RaveKidz party from 2pm until 5pm.

Dr Who fans can head down to free-to-enter Weston Museum for its latest exhibition. Adventures in Time and Space - 60 years of Doctor Who is a nostalgia-filled celebration of six decades of the hit show, featuring the largest collection of original and digital art from the programme ever shown in one place.

The display will be in place until Saturday, January 27.

Families can also make good use of the number of scenic walks and trails on offer across North Somerset. Depending on your budget, you can also sample local businesses along the way.

Money Saving Central has also updated its list of supermarkets and restaurants where children can eat for free, which could help families who are struggling with the cost of living and rising food costs.

Cllr Catherine Gibbons, deputy leader of North Somerset Council, said: “There’s plenty of fun things to do at home or across North Somerset which don’t need to cost a lot of money.

"We host a number of free events and we have plenty of open green spaces for everyone to enjoy.  If you have money worries, please get in touch. You can find out more about the local help and support available at North Somerset Council’s cost of living web pages.”