Five things to do in North Somerset this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:55 05 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:20 15 April 2019

Revellers enjoying the beer and cider festival in aid of CRY.

Revellers enjoying the beer and cider festival in aid of CRY.

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A beer festival, sports taster days and a bird exhibit will be opened by a British Olympic legend this weekend. Take a look at a selection of activities you can enjoy.

Simon Brierley - chairman of the Grove and Stuart Lee from the football club pouring the first beer.Simon Brierley - chairman of the Grove and Stuart Lee from the football club pouring the first beer.

- Top quality beers will be served in Nailsea tonight (Friday).

Nailsea United Football Club is hosting Westend Weekend beer and cider festival at the Grove Sports Centre, in St Mary's Grove, until Sunday. The money raised from the event will pay for cardiac screening for young sports men and women.

The festival is open from 6pm to midnight on Friday, from noon to midnight on Saturday and from noon to 6pm on Sunday. Tickets in advance are £10.

Fletcher Levy at Nailsea Model Railway Club's exhibition. Picture: Jeremy LongFletcher Levy at Nailsea Model Railway Club's exhibition. Picture: Jeremy Long

- Nailsea model railway club is holding an exhibition at Nailsea School, in Mizzymead Road, on Saturday and Sunday.

The exhibition runs from 10.30am-5pm on day one and 10am-4pm on day two.

Entrance is £2-6.

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will launch the exhibition. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo FarmEddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will launch the exhibition. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

- An Olympic hero will open an exhibit at a Wraxall zoo on Saturday.

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will launch Noah's Ark Zoo Farm wings of wonder flying display and specially-designed birds of prey enclosure.

An opening ceremony will take place at 12.30pm, followed by the display's launch on the flying field at 2.30pm. Tickets, priced £13.50-42.75, are available at www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk or on 01275 852606.

Portishead Tennis Club team at the tennis club at the Lake Grounds.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Tennis Club team at the tennis club at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

- People can receive free tennis sessions on Saturday.

Portishead Tennis Club, in Esplanade Road, will host an open day at 2pm.

People will be able to use the facilities, and there will also be children's activities.

Big cat consultant Danny Nineham with Ethan, George and Joshua. Picture: Mark AthertonBig cat consultant Danny Nineham with Ethan, George and Joshua. Picture: Mark Atherton

- Youngsters will get a taste of rural life at a countryside event in Tickenham.

Pass It On Young Sports will hold a taster day at Jackland Fishing Lakes, Jacklands Bridge, on Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Children can take part in sports including air rifle and clay pigeon shooting, bushcraft, fishing and archery.

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