What’s on for Kids in Bristol this Half-term!

DSC07627Should you be in need of ideas and inspiration of things to do with your kids this half-term in Bristol, this list of activities from Monday to Friday should be useful!

There are lots of kid-friendly activities and events this half-term including a Shaun the Sheep Vegetable Orchestra, a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, an outdoor screening of Bee Movie in Millenium Square, holiday club sessions with The Outdoors Project (think tribal survival day, Nerf gun battles and more!), family fun days at M Shed and Bristol Museum, pizza making at Windmill Hill City Farm and LEGOMANIA – an event especially for LEGO-loving kids in Bristol!

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MONDAY 30th MAY

Train Rides on Bristol Harbour Railway

Steam train rides pulled by visiting locomotive, Judy. Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

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TUESDAY 31st MAY

Nerfageddon – “All things Nerf including new blasters” with The Outdoors Project: St Andrew’s Park

12112172_968685516522281_4068828201859241644_n (1)High-energy holiday club session for children aged 5 – 12. A full-on Nerf Day with Hunger Games, Zombie Apocalypse, Search and Destroy, Base Invasion, Capture the Flag and Team Challenges.

Mini Ninja Warriors Assault Course – Back by popular demand, this timed and team challenge assault course returns with new obstacles: Balance beams, cargo nets, rope swings and ninjas!

  • 10am – 2.30pm
  • £22 per day
  • To register to book CLICK HERE

Crafty Cathedral: Under the Sea!

A free drop in art and craft session at Bristol Cathedral for families. Make fishy creatures as we go under the sea! Free family trail also available.

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  • 10am – 12 noon
  • FREE
  • Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ

The Magic Doors at Tobacco Factory Theatres

A theatre treat for children and families telling the story of three friends who are uncertain about an unusual boy they see in their street and so they decide to play indoors. Their games take them into some surprising worlds, sometimes funny and sometimes scary, as they travel under water, journey down creepy corridors and battle hurricanes.

Eventually they discover that friendship is the biggest secret of them all: even the strange boy in the street can be their friend.

The Magic Doors will be presented with Bombastic, a theatre company specialising in creating humorous, fantastical theatrical productions for young people combining dance and animation.

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Holiday Family Fun at M Shed

A drop-in family fun day which will give you and your kids the chance to explore M Shed’s fabulous collections and exhibitions through hands-on activities.

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Ape Project at Windmill Hill City Farm

Fun outdoor activities for kids. Suitable for all ages.

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Woolly Creations: M Shed

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Start designing your own woolly creations through finger knitting and making pom pom creatures.  Suitable for 3 – 10 year olds.

  • 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm – Drop in
  • Pay what you think
  • More details

Walk on the Wildside at Horfield Common

Half-term nature activities for children of all ages with naturalist, Steve England. A chance to explore Horfield Common and find out more about the nature and wildlife that abounds through interactive nature activities such as bug hunting and pond dipping.

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WEDNESDAY 1st JUNE

STREAM WALK with The Outdoors Project: Vassells Park/Oldbury Court

13102711_1095930467131118_1935731823096504942_nHigh energy holiday club session for children aged 5 – 12.

Stream walk through tunnels and down waterfalls. Scrambling, Rope Swing, Cave Hunting and pond dipping. This is a big day, for the most intrepid! Bring a change of clothes and boots/shoes that can get wet.

  • 10am – 2.30pm
  • £22
  • Vassells Park/Oldbury court, by the café, BS16 2JN
  • To register to book CLICK HERE

The Magic Doors at Tobacco Factory Theatres

A theatre treat for children and families telling the story of three friends who are uncertain about an unusual boy they see in their street and so they decide to play indoors. Their games take them into some surprising worlds, sometimes funny and sometimes scary, as they travel under water, journey down creepy corridors and battle hurricanes.

Eventually they discover that friendship is the biggest secret of them all: even the strange boy in the street can be their friend.

The Magic Doors will be presented with Bombastic, a theatre company specialising in creating humorous, fantastical theatrical productions for young people combining dance and animation.

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LEGOMANIA! Bristol: Brislington

13254111_865350133569244_6806559587795404020_nCome and have a cup of tea and a piece of cake while the children build and create to their hearts content!

There will be stacks of LEGO for creative building and rebuilding and lots of craft activities for children, also.

This event is mainly aimed at children of primary school age, but slightly older and younger (3+) children are welcome, too. Smaller siblings are also welcome, but as LEGO is not suitable for under-3’s due to the choking risk, little ones will need close supervision.

No need to pay for adults or smaller children who are accompanying the children taking part.

  • 12.30 – 3pm
  • Brislington United Reformed Church, Grove Park, BS4 3LG
  • 1 child £5.50, 2 for £9, 3 for £12.50
  • BUY TICKETS HERE

Mud play and seed sowing at Windmill Hill City Farm

Fun outdoor activities for kids. Suitable for all ages.

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Free Screening of ‘Bee Movie’ at Big Screen Bristol

Pack a picnic (and maybe some honey sandwiches), a blanket/cushions and head down to Big Screen Bristol in Millennium Square, next to At-Bristol! Limited deck chair seating will be provided on a first come first served basis.

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Den Building at Lawrence Weston Community Farm

APE Project will be here building dens in the paddock. The session will be a fun afternoon working together to make temporary hand-built shelters to play in. No previous experience necessary and all ages welcome.

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Animate it! Creatures Under the Severn: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

A chance for children aged 5+ to work with an animator to discover the secrets of the River Severn, from its fish, crabs and creatures, to the mythical tale of Sabrina the goddess of the river. Places limited so sign up on the day for one of the 2 hour workshops.

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  • Start times: 10am, 12pm and 2pm
  • FREE (donations welcome)
  • More details

Young Artists Workshop at Arnolfini

An art workshop for children aged 7 – 12 where they will be learning more about artists in the Arnolfini’s current exhibition, playing drawing games to learn about each other and making a mixed media piece of art.

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THURSDAY 2nd JUNE

Tribal Survival Special with The Outdoors Project: St Andrew’s Park

13102711_1095930467131118_1935731823096504942_n (1)High energy holiday club session for kids aged 5 – 12.

Today is a Tribal Survival day. Tribes will need to think about Survival, Fire, Shelter, Food and Water, Protection and other tribal encounters. Make weapons, create flags, face painting and general Tribal shenanigans. Big swing, air toys plus circus fun too!

  • 10am – 2.30pm
  • £22 per day
  • To register to book CLICK HERE

The Magic Doors at Tobacco Factory Theatres

A theatre treat for children and families telling the story of three friends who are uncertain about an unusual boy they see in their street and so they decide to play indoors. Their games take them into some surprising worlds, sometimes funny and sometimes scary, as they travel under water, journey down creepy corridors and battle hurricanes.

Eventually they discover that friendship is the biggest secret of them all: even the strange boy in the street can be their friend.

The Magic Doors will be presented with Bombastic, a theatre company specialising in creating humorous, fantastical theatrical productions for young people combining dance and animation.

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Bedminster Methodist Church

A picnic for children aged 2 years + with their family and favourite teddy. Each child will receive a beautiful basket to make into a bear’s bed. All art materials will be provided – please just bring a blanket and a picnic. Free refreshments.

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  • 11am – 2pm
  • £5 per child (adults and Teddies free)
  • Buy tickets here
  • More details

Holiday family Fun at Bristol Museum

A drop-in family fun day which will give you and your kids the chance to explore M Shed’s fabulous collections and exhibitions through hands-on activities.

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Pizza making at Windmill Hill City Farm

Pizza making and eating in the farm’s outdoor kitchen. All ages welcome.

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Kid’s Bike Workshops at Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Come along and bring your bike and learn how to fix punctures, adjust brakes, gears and much more! For kids aged 8 years +.

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FRIDAY 3rd JUNE

Mega Mayhem Day with The Outdoors Project – Nerf Water Battles and Nerf Dart Tag: St Andrew’s Park

12112172_968685516522281_4068828201859241644_n (1)High-energy holiday club session for children aged 5 – 12 years. Nerf Water Blaster Battle – Team challenges, water maze and all out soakings are in store, prepare to get wet.

New Elite Nerf Blasters – VIP games, Prison Break, Target range, Base invasion strategy games and Massive Adventure Games Workshop.

  • 10am – 2.30pm
  • £22 per day
  • To register to book CLICK HERE

Shaun the Sheep’s Vegetable Orchestra

Join Shaun the Sheep and become part of his vegetable orchestra for a live performance hosted by Bristol Plays Music!

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  • Workshops take place at 10.15am, 11.15am and 12.15pm
  • FREE (donations welcome)
  • Book in advance!
  • More details

Farm Tours at Windmill Hill City Farm

Farm yards tours throughout the afternoon for kids. Meet at the duck pond.

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