Nailsea prepares for skatepark festival and showcase

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 July 2017

Competitors at Nailsea Skatepark Festival.

Competitors at Nailsea Skatepark Festival.


Nailsea is gearing up for the popular skatepark festival and showcase this weekend.

It is the 15th anniversary of Nailsea Community Skatepark Festival and scores of youngsters from across the South West are expected to take to the slopes to compete in the competition.

The festival, which is being held in Millennium Park on Saturday from 1-5pm, has grown each year with enthusiasts competing on their skateboards, BMXs, rollerblades and scooters.

People can still enter the skatepark competition through Facebook or by emailing Phil Williams at

Registration begins at 12.30pm and the contest is expected to start at 1.30pm.

Skatepark organisers teamed up with Nailsea Activities Showcase around five years ago and the partnership proved a huge success.

People will be able to stroll around the field to watch demonstrations of different sports, dance and community groups during the showcase.

Churches and environmental groups will also be running stalls giving people the chance to take up a new hobby or interest.

Children can enjoy the play area, inflatable slide and there will also be live music and food and drink.

All those attending can take part in a prize draw with the chance to win a night away at the Marriott Hotel, £30 off a meal at Gilly’s On The Hill and a Gym membership for Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.

Organisers would like to thank everyone who has helped to support the event including Holy Trinity and Trendlewood Church, The Link, Nailsea Community Trust, COIN, Naislea Town Council, Waitrose and Tesco.

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