What is happening in North Somerset for Halloween?

PUBLISHED: 08:59 28 October 2015 | UPDATED: 08:59 28 October 2015




The season of pumpkins, witches and ghosts is upon us once more and North Somerset is full of Halloween fun this week.

Whether you prefer an afternoon of apple bobbing or a night of being scared to your wits end, there are plenty of ghoulish activities to enjoy this week.

Today (Wednesday):

* There will be more tricks than treats on offer in Nailsea today, when award-winning magician Oz Moses visits Crown Glass Shopping Centre to put on a magic show for young shoppers at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm.


* The half-term holiday can be rounded off with a spooky trip to Portishead Library in Harbour Road. From 10am to noon, primary school children can pop in and make alien antennae. All children must be supervised.

* A haunting lunch is promised at Portishead’s Somerset Hall in The Precinct, starting at 12.30pm. It has been arranged by the Portishead Floral Society and will be followed by a demonstration. Tickets, priced £12, are available from Glenda on 01275 840131 or glenda1campbell@yahoo.co.uk

* The out-of-school club at St Nicholas Chantry Primary School in Highdale Avenue in Clevedon will be a spooky affair from 2-4pm when it holds a fancy dress party. For more information, call 07539 086412.

* Fancy a treat for charity? A party in aid of Stand Up To Cancer will be held at 8pm at Clevedon’s Triangle Club in Old Church Road. Tickets, priced £5, are available from Cancer Research UK in Station Road or by calling 01275 343640.

* Portishead Workmans’ Club in Slade Road will be getting into the spirit of the season with a fancy dress Halloween party, starting at 8pm.


* If you like dressing up as a witch, a ghost or even a pumpkin, then Clevedon Flower Show’s Halloween fair is for you. Starting at 10am, there will be a fancy dress competition plus lots of stalls for people to purchase gifts from.

* Footlights Performance Academy will hold a Halloween workshop in Nailsea School’s theatre in Mizzymead Road, from 10am-3pm. It is suitable for children aged seven and over and costs £20 to take part and tickets can be bought online at www.ticketsource.co.uk. It will end with a performance at 3.30pm which people can watch for free.

* Pill Library, in Crockerne House, is the venue for North Somerset Council’s Halloween extravaganza. Children aged four to 11 will start at 10am and see them make ghoulish-themed crafts. All children must be supervised.

* Saturday will be pumpkin day at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall, where there will be trails and crafts for the younger visitors to enjoy. The attraction is open from 10.30am-5pm.

* Sue Ryder in Portishead is raising money with a Halloween cake sale from 11am-3pm and there will be a prize for the best fancy dress outfit.

* If you like a scary event, but in a family-friendly environment, then Grove Park in Weston is holding a fright night from 4-8pm.

* Owls will be on show at a Halloween-themed evening at North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre. The Congresbury attraction, in Smallway, will open its doors at 5pm. Tickets, priced £10, can be booked by emailing nsbopc@aol.co.uk

* Scary happenings will take place at Kenn Village Hall in Kenn Street as a fundraising party for Cancer Research and Dementia UK takes on a Halloween theme. It starts at 8pm.

* The Grand Pier in Weston is celebrating five years since it reopened with a Halloween bash on Saturday night. Doors open at 8pm and tickets, priced £7.50, can be bought online at www.grandpier.co.uk


* Clevedon Rugby Club will round off the Halloween weekend with a party from 4-7pm. There will be games and prizes to be won throughout the evening. It costs £3 per child.

If you take any pictures from events this Halloween, upload them to weston.iwitness24.co.uk or email them to nstimes@archant.co.uk

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