What’s on for children & families in Bristol this weekend: 12/03/16 – 13/03/16

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If you are wondering what’s on for children and families in Bristol this weekend, here are some fun events to give you some ideas.

From crane rides to an open air screening of E.T. in a cemetery, an event all about cake to some fun at the farm, there’s plenty to do!

SATURDAY 12th MARCH

Watch E.T. on big screen at Arnos Vale Cemetery

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There could be few more amazingly atmospheric places to watch the PG rated E.T. with your children than in Arnos Vale cemetery! The gates of the cemetery open at 5pm and the film will be shown at about 6pm – this one sounds great fun!

  • Gates open 5pm, film starts about 6pm
  • Arnos vale Cemetery, West Lodge, Bath Road, BS4 3EW
  • Full event details

Crane rides at M Shed!

Fancy going on a crane ride with your kids? Well here’s your chance! On both Saturday and Sunday this weekend there will be 20 minute crane rides available at M Shed for you to enjoy, plus learn about the role they once played on Bristol Docks .

  • Fairbairn steam crane rides free (donations welcome)
  • Electric crane rides £2 – buy tickets on board on the day
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN
  • Full event details

Celebrate International Women’s Day at M Shed

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March 12th will be a day of celebration, when Bristol Women’s Voice takes over M Shed’s top floor for International Women’s Day. Debates, music, dance, drama and more throughout the day.

Science for Kids workshop at Zion, Bedminster Down

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A hands-on science workshop especially for kids with the amazing Bill Bailey where kids can enjoy activities such as making slime and trying their hand on a lightning machine! This event will be ideal for children aged 5 years + however all kids are welcome.

Grab some bargains: Children’s Nearly New Sale at Horfield Parish Church

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If you are after some good quality children’s clothes, toys and nursery equipment bargains, there will be plenty here. Yummy tea and cakes served, too!

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • Horfield Parish Church Hall, Wellington Hill, BS7 8ST

Behind the Scenes Tour at M Shed

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Enjoy a tour of M Shed’s collection stores and encounter treasures from Bristol’s industrial and maritime past. Suitable for all ages.

For Goodness Sake Eat Some Cake! St Bart’s Curch, St Andrew’s

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An afternoon of cakey bites and other delights to raise money for Sport Relief.

SUNDAY 13th MARCH

Go on a crane ride at M Shed!

Fancy going on a crane ride with your kids? Well here’s your chance! This weekend there will be 20 minute crane rides available at M Shed for you to enjoy, plus learn about the role they once played on Bristol Docks .

  • Fairbairn steam crane rides free (donations welcome)
  • Electric crane rides £2 – buy tickets on board on the day
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN
  • Full event details

Get Outside Free Family Sundays: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

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Free making and playing activities with APE Project.  Inside if rainy. Under 8s must be accompanied. Farm Café open too!

  • 11am – 1pm
  • FREE
  • More details

Gorge-ous geology (walk)

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Discover the geology of the Avon Gorge and Downs with local geologist Andrew Mathieson. Exploring rocks and fossils, we’ll learn about coral reefs, dinosaurs and Bristol diamonds.

  • 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • £5.00
  • In the Gorge and on the Downs. NB: This walk involves very steep steps and paths, as well as a walk over the Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project on 0117 9030609 or e-mailmleivers@bristolzoo.org.uk

History of Stoke Park – Walk and Talk

A chance to explore the Stoke Park Estate and learn more about its history in this guided walk with local historian, Steve England.

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