What’s on for Children & Families in Bristol this Weekend: 25th & 26th June


If you are looking for things to do with your children in Bristol this weekend, there are lots of fun events planned. There’s a free open day at Horse World, miniature steam train rides at Ashton Court Railway, free arts and crafts at Arnolfini, lots of summer fairs, a great NCT nearly new sale, plus much more.

Please read on to see the full list of events but before you do, please do give the Bristol Mum Facebook Page a like to keep up with even more fun stuff to do over the coming weeks.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Armed Forces Day: Kingswood

Armed Forces Day begins with a parade along the High Street finishing at the park where there will be entertainment, stalls and food.


Train Rides on Bristol Harbour Railway

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway. The train will be pulled by visiting locomotive, Judy. Trips last 20 minutes approx.

M Shed train

  • Tickets: Single £2, Return £3 – buy tickets on board on the day
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NCT Summer Sale: City of Bristol College, Ashley Down

If you are after some bargain baby and toddler items, the NCT Summer Nearly New Sale will have more than 4000 baby items on sale at a fraction of the original price!


  • Time: 11.30am – 1pm (11am early admission for NCT members – bring your membership card)
  • Admission: £1 in aid of the NCT
  • Venue: The Refectory, City of Bristol College, Ashley Down Road BS7 9BU. Free Parking (Use Brunel Field entrance)
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North Street Summer Fair

All are invited to the North Street Summer Fair. There will be face painting, music, dancing, delicious food and much more!


Horfield C of E Primary School Summer Fair

A Summer fair for all of the family to enjoy. Stalls, games  and more.


  • 11.30am – 2pm
  • Bishop Manor Road, Horfield BS10 5BD

We Are Family at Arnolfini

Using clay and collage, join artist Karanjit Panesar and Arnolfini’s learning team to explore Arnolfini’s exhibition, Art from Elsewhere through exciting and engaging activities for families to do together.

No need to book, just drop in throughout the day and see what fantastic creations you can make!

Most suitable for ages 5+ but all are welcome to have a go.


Table Top Sale at The Old Library, Eastville

A Table Top Sale of handmade and quality pre-loved items to raise vital funds towards transforming The Old Library. There will also be teas, coffees and cakes being served in the cafe.


  • 11am – 2pm
  • Entry 50p per adult and under 10’s free
  • The Old Library, Muller Road, Eastville, BS7
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Brunel Field School Summer Fair

Fantastic food, bar, bouncy castle, face painting and more.

  • 12 – 2.30pm
  • Brunel Field School, Arthur Milton St, BS7 9JT

HorseWorld Charity Open Day


An opportunity to see what goes on at HorseWorld’s Welfare Department which is not normally open to the public. Felix, will be meeting and greeting his admirers and Joey, the young foal rescued from a freezing, muddy ditch in February is now fit and healthy enough for you to meet.

Those who adopt HorseWorld animals will be able to see them and there will be set talks and tours throughout the day. If you don’t already adopt an animal, there will be the opportunity to do so.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service will be performing a demonstration rescuing a horse from a ditch using their full size model horse “Woody” and there will also be tractor tours (small charge applies).

  • 10.30am – 4pm
  • FREE entry
  • Keynes Farm, Staunton Lane, Whitchurch, BS14 0QL
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Summer Fete at Charborough Rd School

Lots of family fun including an inflatable obstacle course, candy floss, Lucky dip, BBQ and much more!


  • 12 – 3pm
  • 50p per adults, children free
  • Charborough Road, Filton


Basic First Aid for Babies & Toddlers: Easton Community Centre

Learn how to provide first aid to your child in an emergency. A first aid course suitable for parents, grandparents, guardians or anyone who wants to learn emergency first aid responses for children.

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Course content:

  1. CPR
  2. Choking
  3. Head injuries
  4. Wounds
  5. Bleeding
  • Two 3 hour sessions available: 9.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30 – 4.30pm
  • Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, BS5 6AW
  • Cost: £17 per person
  • Call 07980323494 or email Linda@comhar.co.uk to book your place

Bishop Road School Strawberry Fair

Lots of stalls, games, activities, food, cakes, fun and much more.


  • 2 – 5pm
  • Bishop Road Primary School, Bishop Road, Bishopston BS7
  • More details


Train Rides on Bristol Harbour Railway

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway. The train will be pulled by visiting locomotive, Judy. Trips last 20 minutes approx.

M Shed train

  • Tickets: Single £2, Return £3 – buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

Summer Fair at Christ Church C of E School, Clifton

Come along to Christ Church C of E School to experience all the fun of the fair, including a bungee trampoline, chair-o-planes ride, coconut shy, candy floss, traditional games, BBQ, tea and cake and much more besides! All money raised will go to the PTA and be re-invested in resources for the pupils.

Summer Fair

  • 1 – 4pm
  • Tickets: £1 per adult, under 16s free
  • Christ Church C of E Primary School, Royal Park, Clifton BS8 3AW

Train Rides at Ashton Court Miniature Railway

Take a few miniature train rides on the Ashton Court Railway, great for children and grown-ups too!


  • 12 – 5pm
  • Tickets: 90p for one ride, 5 tickets for £4 or 10 Tickets for £8
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