What’s on in Bristol for families this weekend: 12/12/15 – 13/12/15

There are some fun things to do in Bristol for families this weekend. There’s a fantastic Christmas Fair at Windmill Hill City Farm where kids can visit Santa in his Grotto, a Christmas concert in Kingswood, a Candlelight in the Woods session with Stonebury Learning Forest School and much more!

Check out the list below for the full line-up of events but before you do, don’t forget give the Bristol Mum Facebook page a like to keep up with even more activities and events for children and families this December!

SATURDAY

Windmill Hill City Farm Christmas Fair

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Fantastic Christmas Fair at the farm, including Santa’s Grotto, Crystal Grotto (with a reptilian twist!), music, games, outdoor activities including campfire cooking and much more!

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Philip Street, Bedminster BS3 4EA
  • More details

Christmas in the Crypt: Church of St John the Baptist, Broad Street, Bristol

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  • 11am – 3pm
  • Church of St John the Baptist, Broad Street, BS1 2EZ
  • More details

Join us for a family arts events to celebrate medieval Christmas with a day of activities including a Mummers Play, Morris dancing, medieval smells, music and the chance to make your own Christmas wreath and boxing day piggy bank to take home.

Guide Panto presents Aladdin: St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze

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A charity performance of Aladdin by the 1st Bristol Guides. All money raised goes to Jessie May and Nakuru Children’s Project.

Kingswood Park Christmas Concert

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Christmas Pudding Parade, Snowdome, stalls, fire engine, children’s rides and more!

  • 12 – 3pm
  • Kingswood Park, High Street, Kingswood

Messy Church: Horfield Methodist Church

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A final, Christmas-themed, Messy Church of the year at Horfield Methodist Church. Children and families will learn about what happened on the first Christmas, and preparing to celebrate Jesus’ birthday by making some amazing things.

There will be making decorations and boxes, finding out what the Christingle is and cooking up some donkey dung! That will be followed by a short period of worship, to think about that very first Christmas, then a yummy Christmas lunch of roast turkey and all the trimmings!

  • 11am
  • Horfield Methodist Church, Churchways Ave, Horfield
  • More details

Make your own Christmas cards: Hanham Library

Come and make some Christmas cards at this free, drop-in activity. All welcome.

Christmas Campfire: Downend Library

Festive fun with a difference. Toasted marshmallows, Christmas crafts and carols around the fire.

Festive Family Fun Day: Filton Library

A free day of family fun with giant games, treasure hunt, festive crafts, prize draw and more! Drop-in, all welcome.

Festive Family Fundraiser: Speedwell Nursery School & Children’s Centre

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A day of Christmas spirit, gifts and fun activities for a great cause. Festive food and drink, Santa Claus, live music, magic, Christmas crafts, stalls, games, mistletoe, last-minute presents, pampering and photo booth.

Raffle and auction of promises, gifts, art and experiences.

In aid of Josie’s Dragonfly Trust, brightening the lives of children and young people with cancer.

  • 3 – 8pm
  • Speedwell Children’s Centre and Nursery School, Bristol, BS5 7SJ
  • More details

Deer Feeding: Dyrham Park

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A unique opportunity to feed the deer this Winter before the park is open. A great chance to see the deer up close in their Winter coats!

  • 9 – 9.45am
  • £10 per adult, £5 per child
  • To book tel. 9371333
  • More details

Christmas in the Park: Dyrham Park

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Join the team at Dyrham to celebrate Christmas outdoors. Meet father Christmas at the Old Lodge, have a go at making some natural decorations and complete the deer trail throughout the park.

Meet father Christmas: Tyntesfield

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Come and meet father Christmas in his magical Grotto.

  • 11 – 11.30am
  • Adults £5 (includes garden entry), children £8 (includes gift and garden entry)
  • To book call 0844 249 1895
  • More details

Lantern Parade: Bedminster

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Lantern parade in Bedminster followed by fireworks.

  • 4 – 6pm
  • North Street, Canon Street, British Road and South Street
  • More details

Treefest: St Mary Redcliffe Church

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A Christmas tree festival held in St Mary Redcliffe Church for a full week (8th – 13th December) just before Christmas raising money for charity.

Illuminated Boat Parade

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An illuminated parade around the City Docks.

SUNDAY

Cookery Club: Meals for Squeals Cookery School

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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 Crispy Chicken Drumsticks.

Candlelight in the Woods – a woodland wonderland session with Stonebury Learning Forest school

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A special woodland wonderland session for families. Children can make paper lanterns, natural Christmas decorations, cook woodland snacks around the campfire and go on a magical woodland trail. Fore more details or to book, please click here. Mulled wine and mince pies for the adults!

Glow in the Dark Carol Service: Fairfield High School

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A lovely fun carol service with a bit of a difference. Christmas refreshments available.

Tree Dressing: Badock’s Wood

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Celebrating the trees at Badock’s Wood as we approach the shortest day of the year. Make Winter pictures and decorations from natural materials and dress the trees with birds, leaves and wishes!

  • 2 – 3pm
  • Badock’s Wood, access via Lakewood Road or Doncaster Road, Southmead BS10
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Puppets Extravaganza: Orchard School

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A Christmas Puppets Extravaganza by Ebeneezer Church as featured in local primary schools in recent weeks. A few carols and a  full puppets performance of the Christmas story featuring the hugely popular camels and a short interactive talk.

Christmas in the Park: Dyrham Park

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Join the team at Dyrham to celebrate Christmas outdoors. Meet father Christmas at the Old Lodge, have a go at making some natural decorations and complete the deer trail throughout the park.

Deer Feeding: Dyrham Park

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A unique opportunity to feed the deer this Winter before the park is open. A great chance to see the deer up close in their Winter coats!

  • 9 – 9.45am
  • £10 per adult, £5 per child
  • To book tel. 9371333
  • More details

Meet father Christmas: Tyntesfield

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Come and meet father Christmas in his magical Grotto.

  • 11 – 11.30am
  • Adults £5 (includes garden entry), children £8 (includes gift and garden entry)
  • To book call 0844 249 1895
  • More details

Treefest: St Mary Redcliffe Church

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A Christmas tree festival held in St Mary Redcliffe Church for a full week (8th – 13th December) just before Christmas raising money for charity.

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