What’s On for Families in Bristol this Weekend: 22/08/15 – 23/08/15


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This weekend promises to be a good one with a range of activities and events for all of the family. There are boat trips, a Summer fayre, the Bristol International Kite Festival, a Sunday market, free arty activities and more!

SATURDAY

Sheep in the Cathedral: Bristol Cathedral

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Fun, free sheep activities for families and young children to enjoy. Titled Can Ewe Help? the trail consists of 12 lost sheep, hidden around the Cathedral. Children and families are encouraged to find them all to reveal a secret message.

Pyronaut Trips: M Shed

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water canon at work on Bristol’s former fire boat on a trip around the docks. Trips last 30 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

The Clifton Arcade Summer Fayre

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  • 11-5pm
  • The Clifton Arcade Summer, Boyces Avenue, Clifton Village BS8 4AA

Lots of fun activities for children and families in this beautiful Victorian shopping arcade.

Bristol International Kite Festival: Durdham Downs, Clifton

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  • 10am – 6pm
  • Free entry
  • Advanced car park booking £6 / on the day £8
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Bring your family along to enjoy an amazing sky full of colour with giant special 3D ahaped animals, mock air combat, synchronised sport kite team routines flown to music and awesome power kites.

Zionbury Festival: Zion, Bedminster Down

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  • 10am – 10pm
  • Adults £8 Kids £5 Family Ticket (2A 2C) £22 available in advance from Zion
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A fun packed day of activities and live music for all the family.

Super Saturday Sample Sessions at Artrageous

Artrageous invite you to join us at our free Super Saturday Sessions – a chance for all the family to experiment with the latest materials in our non-profit art shop. Come and see what you can create.

The Green Treasure Hunt: Bishopston, Cotham & Redland

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  • Takes place from Saturday 1st August – 13th September
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Go on The Green Treasure Hunt to find various green treasures located around Bishopston, Cotham and Redland. A fun day out for all of the family.

SUNDAY

Sheep in the Cathedral: Bristol Cathedral

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Fun, free sheep activities for families and young children to enjoy. Titled Can Ewe Help? the trail consists of 12 lost sheep, hidden around the Cathedral. Children and families are encouraged to find them all to reveal a secret message.

Make Sunday Special: Stapleton Road

Free community festival with lots of activities including a kids’ zone.

Bristol International Kite Festival: Durdham Downs, Clifton

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  • 10am – 6pm
  • Free entry
  • Advanced car park booking £6 / on the day £8
  • More details

Bring your family along to enjoy an amazing sky full of colour with giant special 3D ahaped animals, mock air combat, synchronised sport kite team routines flown to music and awesome power kites.

Tobacco Factory Market

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A thriving community market with around 40 food and craft stalls.

Family Foraging Walk: Arnolfini

  • 11am – 1pm
  • £8/£5 concessions and children under 12 (children under 5 are free)
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Join forager Andy Hamilton for a foraging adventure on Bristol Downs in search of edible plants. Haul complete, the group will head back to base camp and make hedgerow-inspired mocktails. Families are invited to bring a picnic to make an afternoon of it.

Pyronaut Trips: M Shed

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water canon at work on Bristol’s former fire boat on a trip around the docks. Trips last 30 mins. Buy tickets on board on the day.

The Green Treasure Hunt: Bishopston, Cotham & Redland

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  • Takes place from Saturday 1st August – 13th September
  • More details

Go on The Green Treasure Hunt to find various green treasures located around Bishopston, Cotham and Redland. A fun day out for all of the family.

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