What’s on in Bristol this Weekend for Families: 17/10/15 – 18/10/15

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If you are a mum or dad looking for fun things to do with your kids in Bristol this weekend, this post should give you some ideas and inspiration!

There’s an open day at the centuries old Blaise Castle, Pyronaut boat rides on Bristol Harbour, not one but two Apple Days, miniature steam train rides at Ashton Court Railway and a free family run on the Kings Weston Estate to name just a few of the great events for children and families this weekend.

Before you check out the full list of events, please do pop over to the Bristol Mum Facebook page and give it a like so as to keep up with more events coming up in the next few weeks!

SATURDAY

Saturday Morning Cookery Club

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Monthly cookery club for ages 8-14. Make a different recipe every month (no need to sign up for a term, just book the dates/recipes you’d like to come to).

The class takes place at Meals for Squeals cookery school in Coalpit Heath, Bristol. Award-winning cookery school, DBS (CRB) checked, food hygiene certification, accredited by Kallikids.

Today’s class will be making Mini Burgers with Salsa.

  • 10.30 – 11.30am
  • £10 (includes all ingredients and equipment, take home everything you cook)
  • To book, please visit http://bit.ly/1Kux6iu

Easton: My Green City at Junction 3 Library, Easton

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A fun free afternoon of creativity for families as part of Bristol’s Family Arts Festival. From living roofs to cycle paths, why not come and create your own vision for a greener Bristol?

Pyronaut Boat Trips: M Shed, Harbourside

Take a boat trip with a difference on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip around the docks. Trips last 30 minutes. Buy tickets on board on the day.

West Bristol Arts Trail

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The 2015 West Bristol Arts Trail takes place over the weekend of 17th & 18th October at venues across Clifton, Redland and Hotwells. More than 15 artists will be showing and selling their work at the Bristol School of Art, next to the RWA.

FREE Open Day: Children’s Scrapstore Bristol 

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Crafty workshops, treasure hunts and more arty crafty fun for kids at this free open day.

Baby and Toddler Table Top Sale: Horfield United Reformed Church

Quality used items for children, toddlers and babies (clothes, toys and equipment). Come along and bag yourself some fantastic bargains!

  • 10.30am – 12 noon Saturday 17th October
  • Entrance £1 / children free
  • Horfield United Reformed Church, 139 Muller Road, Horfield BS7 9RE

SUNDAY

Blaise Castle Open Day: Blaise Castle Estate

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If you and your kids like castles you will enjoy exploring Blaise Castle which was built in 1766. This castle also boasts great views from the top. As the last public open day of the year, this is your last chance this year to  explore Blaise Castle!

Kings Weston Junior Park Run: Kings Weston Estate

Kings Weston Junior Parkrun

  • 10am
  • FREE 
  • Kings Weston Estate, Kings Weston Lane, BS11 OUR
  • More details

A free weekly 2k timed run for children aged 4 – 14 with their families around Kings Weston Estate. All welcome but must register first.

Apple Day: Boiling Wells, St Werburgh’s City Farm

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  • 12 – 5pm
  • £3 adults, £1 children, under 5s free
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This Sunday it is Apple Day at Boiling Wells, St Werburgh’s City Farm. Music, dancing, storytelling, bar, tasty food and feasts, lantern making and apple pressing – bring your own apples to press and bottles to take away juice.

Apple Day: Horfield Organic Community Orchard

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  • Time: 2 – 4pm
  • Venue: Horfield Organic Community Orchard

All welcome to Horfield Organic Community Orchard to celebrate Apple Day.

Taste apples from the Orchard, enjoy some merriment with the Pigsty Morris Dancers and some juice pressing, plus there will be home-made cakes, local produce and trees for sale.

You can find Horfield Organic Community Orchard either by taking lane between 134 – 136 Longmead Avenue until you reach last gate on the left. Or, you can access it by taking lane next to 22 Kings Drive, turn left and then go through first gate on the right.

Pyronaut Boat Trips: M Shed, Harbourside

Take a boat trip with a difference on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip around the docks. Trips last 30 minutes. Buy tickets on board on the day.

West Bristol Arts Trail

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The 2015 West Bristol Arts Trail takes place over the weekend of 17th & 18th October at venues across Clifton, Redland and Hotwells. More than 15 artists will be showing and selling their work at the Bristol School of Art, next to the RWA.

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