What’s on for children & families in Bristol: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May

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There is plenty to entertain families and children of all ages in Bristol this weekend, including several great free events! Below is a list of events and activities on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May to keep you and your children occupied.

Please do check out the Bristol Mum Facebook page for more events and activities for families in the coming weeks and should you need more inspiration of what to do this weekend, please see my page of Places to Visit in Bristol to give you even more ideas!

SATURDAY 21st MAY

Briswool at M Shed

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Briswool is an intricately crocheted and knitted model of Bristol which features iconic landmarks, local celebrities and the West Country sense of humour. It is currently on display at M Shed until 12th June and is free to see.

Landmarks including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, St Mary Redcliffe and the M Shed cranes appear in knitted form while Gromit takes a ride on a woollen ferry and balloons float overhead. You can find out more about Briswool here.

Family Fun Day at Kingswood Park

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The annual Family Fun Day at Kingswood Park (BS15) will be held from 10.30am – 4pm. There will be lots for families to enjoy, including music, sports, fair, stalls, play rangers, face painting, workshops and much more!

Woodland Wonderland Project at Windmill Hill City Farm

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If your child loves getting hands-on and creative, they will enjoy this activity at Windmill Hill City Farm. The session runs from 11am – 3pm and you and your child can drop-in at any time. You can find Windmill Hill City Farm on Philip Street, BS3 4EA.

Pyronaut Boat Trips on Bristol Harbour

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Take a boat trip with a difference on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip around the Docks on a trip which lasts about 30 minutes. Buy tickets on board during the day. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children.

Hanham Scarecrow Trail

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Hanham Scarecrow Trail is back for 2016 with the theme of ‘Children’s books’. Come and see around 50 scarecrows along Hanham highstreet, guess which book they are representing and vote for your favorite one.

Trail runs both today and tomorrow from 10am-2pm starting and ending at the community centre – parking is available. Family ticket to Noahs Ark Zoo Farm for most correct answers!

It is £3 per family (up to 5 people) 50p per extra person.

Nearly New Sale at Westbury-on-Trym Baptist Church

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If you fancy grabbing some bargains this Saturday, this nearly new sale at Westbury-on-Trym Baptist Church (Reedly Road, BS9 3TD) will be selling maternity, nursery and children’s clothing and equipment and will be open from 1 – 3pm.

Fairlawn School Spring Fayre

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Fairlawn School (Fairlawn Road, Montpelier, BS6 5JL) is holding its Spring Fayre today from 12 – 3pm. There will have lots of fun things to do for children, including face-painting, delicious cakes, music, a plant sale, ice creams, stalls, free children’s activities, games and much more fun on offer.

Westbury Park Arts Fair

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Come along to Westbury Park Arts Fair which will be showcasing the work of local artists. There will be creativity, coffee and lots of cake on offer! The fair starts at 11am and ends at 5pm.

SUNDAY 22nd MAY

Cycle Sunday: Bristol Downs

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Cycle Sunday is a free event on Bristol Downs which offers car-free cycling for children and families from 9am – 12 noon.

There are lots of other activities on offer also including adapted bikes for all abilities from Wheels For All, a free Dr Bike service from Life Cycle, pedal powered smoothies and the chance to make a work of art on a bike with the APE Project.

Places must be booked so event organisers can have an idea of numbers – please REGISTER HERE.

Pyronaut Boat Trips on Bristol Harbour

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Take a boat trip with a difference on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip around the Docks on a 30 minute boat trip. Buy tickets on board during the day. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children.

Canford Park May Fayre: Westbury-on-Trym

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This Sunday there is a May Fayre at Canford Park and there will be stalls, falconry, rides and much more. The fayre starts at 1pm and you can find Canford Park on Canford Lane in Westbury-on-Trym.

Hanham Scarecrow Trail

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Hanham Scarecrow Trail is back for 2016 with the theme of ‘Children’s books’. Come and see around 50 scarecrows along Hanham highstreet, guess which book they are representing and vote for your favorite one.

The trail starts and ends at the community centre – parking is available. Family ticket to Noahs Ark Zoo Farm for most correct answers!

It is £3 per family (up to 5 people) 50p per extra person.

Briswool at M Shed

Bristol Zoo © Briswool

Briswool is an intricately crocheted and knitted model of Bristol which features iconic landmarks, local celebrities and the West Country sense of humour. It is currently on display at M Shed until 12th June and is free to see.

Landmarks including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, St Mary Redcliffe and the M Shed cranes appear in knitted form while Gromit takes a ride on a woollen ferry and balloons float overhead.

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