Adventures and spooky holiday fun

It’s the school holidays next week and lots of spooky fun and adventures can be enjoyed across North Somerset.

Here’s a round-up of some events taking place…

  • Weston’s first climbing centre opens today (Friday 26 October). The family-friendly Clip n Climb is the latest attraction at Dolphin Square, offering thrill-seekers the chance to climb a variety of walls up to 30ft high. The flat-rate entry price is £13.50 for a 55-minute session for all age groups (minimum age 4).
  • The Great Pier Pumpkin Hunt at Clevedon Pier, Marine Parade, Clevedon, is back by popular demand. There will be things to make and do in the Porthole Room and a pumpkin hunt along the boards. Visit from tomorrow (Saturday 27 October) to Sunday 4 November. Normal pier admission charges apply.
  • Transend skate park returns to the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare, from Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November. Youngsters can enjoy skating, scooting and crafts. Time slots can be booked for different age groups – seven and under, eight-11, and 12 and over.
  • Craft sessions take place every day at Weston Museum, from Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November. Drop in any time at the Burlington Street museum between 11am and 3pm. Create some Halloween-themed masterpieces, including sand art, rock painting and Day of the Dead themed crafts. Some activities have a small cost and others are a suggested donation.
  • Spooky goings-on are happening in the woods at Tyntesfield in Wraxall and your help is needed to solve the terrifying mystery. Tickets are still available for the afternoon session (1.30-3.30pm) on Thursday 1 November. Paint a pumpkin, make a spooky friend and take part in some festive games. Recommended age 7-12. Booking is essential, at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/terrifyingtyntesfield
  • Welcome winter and celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day on Thursday 1 November at a forest school session with Play Wild. Mark the end of autumn and harvest time by making nature crowns, night lights from jam jars, and enjoying usual activities such as den building and a mud kitchen. There will also be a collection of dried/tinned goods for the food bank. It runs 2-4pm at the southern end of the Beach Lawns (old putting green), in Weston-super-Mare. £3 per child, cash only.

And there’s more to come the following week…

  • Go stargazing at the pop-up Planetarium at the Tropicana on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 November. Join science teacher and astronomer Simon Ould in the Space Odyssey mobile planetarium. The voyage of discovery travels through the solar system – and beyond – using 360-degree 3D immersive graphics. Hour-long sessions run in the afternoon and evening. Tickets cost £5 per child, £7.50 per adult, in person from the Bay Café at the Tropicana or by calling 01934 427 300 (9am-4pm).
  • Fantastic floats, musical marching bands and fabulous fancy dress walkers will wow crowds during Weston-super-Mare’s famous illuminated carnival on Friday 9 November. The amazing procession of light and music starts from Locking Road car park at 7.15pm. It raises money for local charities so if attending, please give generously. For a route map and more information visit n-somerset.gov.uk/westoncarnival