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Step into a world of pure Christmas magic with Puxton's Enchanting Christmas Wonderland. Join us for a day filled with wonder and joy, featuring four enchanting attractions that will captivate the hearts of the entire family. Gingerbread Decorating with Mrs. Claus - Create delectable memories and take home your very own gingerbread masterpiece! Santa's Grotto - Experience a private, heartwarming encounter with Father Christmas himself, and receive a special gift to cherish forever! Christmas Tree Village with a Wish Granting Tree - Wander through a forest of glistening Christmas trees, where dreams come true beneath the enchanting Wish Granting Tree! Elves' Workshop - Peek behind the scenes at the Elves' Workshop and craft a holiday bauble that will shimmer with festive delight! 2 - 24 December. Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane Hewish, BS24 6AH
Get ready to join us this festive season for Weston's No.1 traditional, family-friendly pantomime! In a quest for fame and fortune, we accompany Dick Whittington and his dependable cat on their daring journey through Ye Olde London and onto the high seas in this rags to riches tale. We're delighted to be bringing you the very best of our panto performers from previous years... All together in on huge production. Returning as the first of our principle cast are Linda Lusardi, Derek Moran and Michael Goble. Linda stars as the villainous Queen Rat, Derek is the lovable rascal Idle Jack and Michael will be rustling up saucepans full of fun and laughter as Sarah the Cook. 8 - 31 December. Playhouse Theatre, 126-130 High Street, Weston-super-mare, BS23 1HP
The iconic Tropicana’s outdoor arena on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare will be transformed once again into a spectacular winter wonderland, where friends and families can skate on the UK’s largest covered winter ice rink. With loads of different skate sessions available it is fun for everyone this festive period! Visitors can enjoy special selected skate sessions like the popular Parent Toddler skates where toddlers skate for free and pushchairs are allowed on the ice, Disco Nights with adult tickets only, Quiet sessions which are perfect for those who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere with no music and reduced capacity on the ice and new for this year 2 for 1 Tuesdays!
Allons-y, time travellers and art aficionados! Weston Museum is all set to take you on a nostalgia-filled ride with “Adventures in Time and Space – 60 Years of Doctor Who Art.” Celebrating the show’s whopping six decades of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey greatness. This exhibition promises to be a treat for all those who’ve shared an adventure with the Doctor. Hold onto your sonic screwdrivers as we journey back to the roots of the longest-running Sci-Fi extravaganza known to humanity. From the classic era that graced our screens from 1963 to 1989, to the modern reboot that’s been stealing our hearts since 2005, this exhibition is a heartwarming journey for Whovians of all generations. This is the largest collection of original and digital art from and about the programme ever shown in one location. 21 October 2023 – 27 January 2024. Weston Museum Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1PR
Join us on a magical adventure to Santa’s Grotto where you can meet the great man himself and some of his trusty elves! As you step through the twinkling entrance with your mixed group of other girls and boys eagerly awaiting to meet Santa Claus, you’ll find yourself in the one and only Santa’s Toy Shop. Oh, how marvellous it is! You’ll see toys of all shapes and sizes and those little rascal elves, all hard at work, getting everything ready for Santa’s big night! The elves will be super eager to guide you through the festive trail, leading you all the way to Santa’s very own Grotto to hear all about your wishes and dreams for Christmas day! Santa will warmly welcome each of you, offering a precious photo to cherish forever, as well as a wonderful moment of story time, and rest assured, he has a special gift for everyone. Santa’s playful naughty elf might make an appearance during your visit, adding a touch of excitement to the experience! 2 - 24 December. The Grand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS23 1AL
As well as Kid’s going half-price throughout November and December*, there are a whole host of festive family fun planned at Noah’s Ark this Christmas. This will be a Christmas for all the family to remember! Festive activities taking place every day from November 25th – December 31st Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PG
You’re invited to get into the spirit of Christmas at Wookey Hole’s Winter Wonderland. Your adventure includes three incredible Christmas experiences wrapped up into one magical day out plus all the other activities at Wookey Hole. You’ll start with a visit to the caves where over 100,000 of lights magically illuminate the way. It’s a breath-taking Christmas light show. Immerse yourself in Santa’s North Pole Grotto, where every child will get to meet Santa and take home a present from Santa’s Elves from the Toy Shop. You’ll also get to watch a spectacular Christmas-themed circus show, performed in the Wookey Hole Theatre. Your day out will include all the other attractions of Wookey Hole, including a special Christmas Movie in our 4D Cinema. 25 November - 1 January. Wookey Hole Caves, The Mill, High St, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BA
With so many events happening at Weston Museum you are sure to be feeling festive this winter. With a Christmas Market, Santa's Grotto and free performances of the Grinch Christmas Show. Weston Museum Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1PR
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An authentic Italian restaurant located in Cleeve, near Bristol. Alfresco Cucina Italiana provide traditionally made Italian food using fresh and authentic Italian ingredients, enjoy all the warmth of real Italian home cooking with family or friends. Come enjoy contemporary decor in the dining and bar areas with rich wood and relaxing colours. If the weather allows, be sure to dine al fresco in the courtyard patio. We have a large car park that can accommodate 20 cars, so your visit is sure to be stress free without the worry of finding somewhere secure and nearby to park.
What better way to start 2023, by helping us to continue providing exceptional care in the beautiful surroundings of our care homes? In return, we can offer you competitive rates of pay, paid training, generous overtime rates, clearly defined career pathways and great employee benefits. View our latest vacancies online and apply today. Working in a care home doesn’t just limit you to working in a care role. There are plenty of auxiliary roles on offer, so whether you’re looking to assist with activity coordination, daily maintenance of our care facilities or work in our top-class kitchens, we’ve got something for everyone. We welcome applications from anybody looking for a change of pace, offering space for growth and progression into the year.