What’s on in Bristol this Weekend for Families: 03/10/15 – 04/10/15

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If you are living and raising your children in the wonderful city of Bristol this weekend, there are lots of events and activities for your family to enjoy!

Below is a list of family-friendly events happening this Saturday and Sunday. Before you read on, however, be sure to give the Bristol Mum Facebook page a ‘like’ to keep up with even  more family related events, news and information in future!

SATURDAY

Tree Life Family Fun Day: Grimsbury Farm

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A family fun day offering bushcraft sessions, kids’ nature crafts, tombola, stalls, Tree Trail.

Docks Heritage Weekend: M Shed & Underfall Yard

A weekend of great activities for children and families held across two sites exploring the history of working life on the Old City docks. Activities include boat rides, crane trips, have a go experiences and performances.

Crane Rides: M Shed

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Electric crane rides £2, Fairbairn steam crane rides free (donations welcome)
  • More details

Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Trips last approx. 20 minutes.

John King Boat Trips: M Shed

Take a trip on Bristol Harbour on this 1935 diesel tug boat. Trips last 30 minutes approx.

Art on the Hill: The Windmill Hill & Victoria Park Arts Trail

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A feast of visual arts, performance, participatory workshops and food. Visitors will find painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, illustration, video and installations.

Over in Victoria Park you find a feast of performances, with musicians, dancers and poets taking to the stage in the marquee.

Apple Pressing: Tyntesfield

  • From 10am
  • Normal Tyntesfield admission charge applies
  • More details

Bring your own apples to the Home Farm Visitor Centre and have fun pressing and juicing. Remember to bring something to bring your apple juice home in!

Food and Craft Market: Tyntesfield

Come along and enjoy a stroll around Home Farm and pick up some seasonal treats. Freshly baked breads, fine cheeses, home-made jewelry and ceramics.

Bee Keeping Talk: Tyntesfield

  • 12 noon
  • Free (normal Tyntesfield admission charge applies)
  • More details

Learn more about bees and bee-keeping with Tyntesfield’s resident beekeeper.

Meet the Garden Team & Plant it, Grow it, Eat It: Tyntesfield

  • 12 noon
  • FREE (normal Tyntesfield admission charge applies)

Head to the Jubilee Garden to meet the Garden team to learn some seasonal tips and find out how to make your garden as beautiful as Tyntesfield. Plant it, grow it, Eat it activity for children.

Autumn Fair: Feed Bristol, Portishead

Plants, books, cakes and crafts for sale, plus Tombola and refreshments.

Bristol Saying Goodbye Service: Bristol Cathedral

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  • 3.30pm

A service for anyone who has lost a baby in pregnancy, at birth or in early years.

Kathy’s Coffee Morning: Bristol Dogs & Cats Home, St Phillips

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A Bi-monthly coffee morning & table top sale, raising money for at Bristol Dogs and Cats Home.

Books, hand-made cards, home-made cakes, bric-a-brac, jewellery, tombola, home-made jams and chutney’s, a fabulous raffle & refreshments.

Crane Dance Bristol: Bristol Harbourside

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  • 8pm (show lasts 40 minutes)
  • FREE
  • Location: Takes place on the water next to Arnolfini
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See three of Bristol’s iconic cranes outside M-Shed come to life in a stunning collaboration that blends lights, rowing boats, choirs, live music, and, choreographed synchronised cranes. Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to see the Harbourside transformed in a completely different way.

SUNDAY

Miniature Steam Train Rides: Ashton Court Miniature Railway

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Enjoy some miniature steam train rides at Ashton Court Miniature Railway. Great fun for kids of all ages (and grown-ups too)! Weather permitting.

Docks Heritage Weekend: M Shed & Underfall Yard

A weekend of great activities for children and families held across two sites exploring the history of working life on the Old City docks. Activities include boat rides, crane trips, have a go experiences and performances.

Crane Rides: M Shed

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Electric crane rides £2, Fairbairn steam crane rides free (donations welcome)
  • More details

Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Trips last approx. 20 minutes.

John King Boat Trips: M Shed

Take a trip on Bristol Harbour on this 1935 diesel tug boat. Trips last 30 minutes approx.

Kings Weston Junior Park Run: Kings Weston House

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A 2K run for children aged 4 – 14 years around the beautiful Kings Weston House Estate. Lots of fun (I personally recommend this!).

Apple Pressing: Tyntesfield

  • From 10am
  • Normal Tyntesfield admission charge applies
  • More details

Bring your own apples to the Home Farm Visitor Centre and have fun pressing and juicing. Remember to bring something to bring your apple juice home in!

Food and Craft Market: Tyntesfield

Come along and enjoy a stroll around Home Farm and pick up some seasonal treats. Freshly baked breads, fine cheeses, home-made jewelry and ceramics.

Bee Keeping Talk: Tyntesfield

  • 12 noon
  • Free (normal Tyntesfield admission charge applies)
  • More details

Learn more about bees and bee-keeping with Tyntesfield’s resident beekeeper.

Meet the Garden Team & Plant it, Grow it, Eat It: Tyntesfield

  • 12 noon
  • FREE (normal Tyntesfield admission charge applies)

Head to the Jubilee Garden to meet the Garden team to learn some seasonal tips and find out how to make your garden as beautiful as Tyntesfield. Plant it, grow it, Eat it activity for children.

Mr Gotalot’s Shop: The Chincilla Thriller by Monkey Trousers Theatre at Kelvin Players Studio

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  • 10.30am, 1pm or 3.30pm
  • The Kelvin Players Studio Theatre, 253b Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NY
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Monkey Trousers Theatre – founded by Bristol mums, Fran Lewis and Charlotte Whitten – presents a brand new episode of the hugely popular theatrical sitcom for children to the audiences of Bristol.

Family Foraging Walk: Bristol Downs

  • 11am – 1pm
  • £8/£5 concessions & children under 12 (under 5s free)
  • More details

Join forager Andy Hamilton for a foraging adventure on Bristol Downs.

Retroville Tobacco Factory Market: Southville

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A fabulous vintage & retro market which takes place on the first Sunday of every month, with vintage & retro clothing, homeware, jewellery, furniture and records.

Sunday Roast: Zion, Bedminster Down

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A delicious choice of roasts, included vegetarian options and children’s portions.

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