GALLERY: Spooktacular Halloween events take place in North Somerset
PUBLISHED: 12:04 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:14 02 November 2017
Spooky goings-on have taken place across North Somerset this week.
Halloween has seen the weird and wonderful take over Portishead, Nailsea and Clevedon over the weekend with everything from children’s creepy craft events to spectacular parties.
Families and individuals donned their best and scariest costumes and took part in competitions, trails, pumpkin carving workshops and trick or treating.
Magical happenings were rife in Pill during the half-term holidays as The Story Cellar led its first Hogwarts Wizard Training Camp for six to 11-year-olds.
The young wizards and witches made potions and learned about transfiguration, as well as braving Defence Against The Dark Arts lessons.
At Tyntesfield there was a wide variety of activities for all the family, with a creepy Halloween trail and workshops.
Families dressed up and visited the National Trust building and carved pumpkins, created bath bombs in the estate’s recently restored Victorian orangery and made hot chocolate.
A Halloween Haunt was hosted by the Clevedon Triangle Traders on Saturday. The event saw people of all ages dress up in their spookiest costumes and enjoy a fun-filled day with Polly Pumpkin.
People also took a walk around Portishead’s Spookymarket which was overrun with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
The day included a fancy dress competition and Halloween-themed cake decoration workshops and music.
Even the animals at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm were getting into the Halloween spirit with their pumpkin treats.
The event kicked off on Saturday with apple bobbing in Elephant Eden and the meerkats and marmoset dug into some pumpkins for their breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Vee Dub Family threw a charity Halloween event in Failand which was a huge success.
Steve Wright, one of the group’s administrators, said: “We met at The Bristol Camper Comany’s new base and cruised along the A38 to The Failand Inn.
“The event was attended by more than 100 Volkswagen fanatics of all ages.”
The event raised £318.40 for Cots For Tots which has been added to an additional £220 raised from the group’s other events and a £100 donation from the inn.