What’s on for Kids in Bristol this Weekend: 16/7/16 – 17/7/16

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There are lots of great events and activities for kids in Bristol this weekend! There’s a Castle Open Day at Blaise Castle where you can have a rare chance to explore inside the 1766-built castle. Bristol Harbour Festival 2016 is also on this weekend and there’s lots of fun for all of the family.

There’s also an amazing Shout Out Launch Party in Easton with face painting, circus skills, arts and crafts, party games and more, plus it’s free entry for kids!

There are also steam train rides and boat rides, an award-winning show at Tobacco Factory Theatres, plus a Family Fun Day at Hicks Gate Fire Station where your kids can see the fire engines, meet the fire-dog and watch live demos!

Here’s the full line-up below. If you find this list of events useful then you can keep up with even more events coming up over the Summer on the Bristol Mum Facebook page. Have a great weekend everyone!

Hilary x

SATURDAY 16th JULY

Shout Out! Launch Party for Children & Families: Baggator Community Hall, Easton

Launch Party FinalAll children and families are welcome to come along and join in the fun at this official launch party for the wonderful Shout Out!.

There will be lots to do for all the family including face painting, circus skills, performances, party games, an art corner for ALL ages and much more!

There will even be a raffle with the chance to win FREE and DISCOUNTED passes for PlaySpace and KudaCan, as well as a Shout Out! T-shirt and a FREE TERM at your local Shout Out! class!

The launch party will also be a great chance to find out more about Shout Out! and the drama activities for children on offer.

All welcome to come along and have fun!

  • Time: 1.30 – 5.30pm
  • Venue: 13 All Hallows’ Road, Easton, BS5 0HH
  • Entry: FREE entry for all children, adults £2 each (includes refreshments)
  • Contact: Hannah 07944-807-996 / info@shoutoutdrama.co.uk

Bristol Harbour Festival 2016

A free festival for all of the family on Bristol’s harbourside. There will be live music, circus performers, a kids’ climbing wall, arts, food, drink and boats galore, plus CBeebies presenter Andy Day will be a special guest!

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Into the West Travelling Light: Tobacco Factory Theatres

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Bristol favourites and our long-time friends, Travelling Light, join us this summer with Into the West Travelling Light, their multi award-winning tale of two Traveller children on a wild ride across Ireland.

Imagine a glorious white horse comes out of a sea mist and into your troubled life. Imagine trying to keep her on the 14th floor of a Dublin tower block. Now imagine the police are after you, and your only escape is to ride into the west…

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this much-loved play, Travelling Light are bringing to a new generation of audiences their internationally-acclaimed story of grit and magic, love and loss, hope and discovery.

Sodbury Summer Search

13653226_1059024577518609_8248777541728507174_oA free trail to find of 30 squirrels and other furry woodland animals in windows around Chipping Sodbury. Children of all ages can take part in the trail. Simply pick up a trail map from one of the local libraries, the Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Centre, under the clock tower or from any of the participating businesses.

Children handing in completed maps will receive a certificate and be entered into a draw to win one of the 30 furry animals!

The Story of Children’s Television From 1946 to Today: M Shed

ec009a0f-decc-4c37-90ab-6ffd4e6e155bAn exhibition tracing the fascinating history of children’s television, bringing together 70 years of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. From puppetry to CGI and live shows to dramas and fantasy, it looks at how the magical programmes of our childhood have created memories and nostalgia in adults and children alike.

Enjoy a wander down memory lane in a celebration of children’s television past and present.

  • Tickets: Adults £5, Conc. £4, children under 16 free
  • Free days on 13th July and 7th September
  • More details

Family Fun Day at Hicks Gate Fire Station

Avon Fire and Rescue Service is inviting children and families to a family fun day at the new Hicks Gate Fire Station. Children and families will be able to visit the new fire station, see some of the fire engines and equipment and experience live rescue demonstrations!

There will also be fun activities for children to enjoy such as making their own fire service badges and playing the Hose and Ladders game. Kids can also meet Fido the Fire Dog and test their skills at the hose reel game.

There will be BBQ food available to buy as well as an ice cream van on hand for some cool refreshments.

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  • 11am – 4pm
  • Hicks Gate Fire Station, Durley Hill, Keynsham BS31 2AF
  • More details

Steam Train Rides on Bristol Harbour Railway

Take a train trip from M Shed on Britain’s only dockside steam railway behind Bristol-build locomotive, Portbury. Trips last 20 mins approx.

M Shed train

  • Single £2, Return £3, under 6s travel free – buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

John King Boat Rides on Bristol Harbour

Take a trip on the John king, a 1935 diesel tug built to tow cargo ships from Bristol City Docks to the mouth of the river Avon. Trips last 30 mins approx.

  • Adults £6, children £4 – buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

Pyronaut Trips on Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch a powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire boat on a trip around the docks.

  • Adults £6, children £4 – buy tickets on board during the day
  • More details

SUNDAY 17th JULY

Castle Open Day at Blaise Castle, Henbury

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If you and your little ones enjoy exploring castles then you will enjoy this! Once a month throughout the Summer the doors of Blaise Castle – built in 1766 – are opened to the public and this Sunday is one of them! As well as being fun to explore inside the castle also offers some great views across Bristol.

Blaise Castle Estate also offers acres of  green space and woods, a free museum and a great kids play park.

Bristol Harbour Festival 2016

A free festival for all of the family on Bristol’s harbourside. There will be live music, circus performers, a kids’ climbing wall, arts, food, drink and boats galore, plus CBeebies presenter Andy Day will be a special guest!

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Into the West Travelling Light: Tobacco Factory Theatres

Into The West_image by Farrows Creative

Bristol favourites and our long-time friends, Travelling Light, join us this summer with Into the West Travelling Light, their multi award-winning tale of two Traveller children on a wild ride across Ireland.

Imagine a glorious white horse comes out of a sea mist and into your troubled life. Imagine trying to keep her on the 14th floor of a Dublin tower block. Now imagine the police are after you, and your only escape is to ride into the west…

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this much-loved play, Travelling Light are bringing to a new generation of audiences their internationally-acclaimed story of grit and magic, love and loss, hope and discovery.

St Bonaventure’s Summer Fair

Lots of fun for children and families including a bouncy castle, candy floss, games, tattoos, music, cakes and more.

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  • 2 – 5pm
  • Adults 50p, children 30p
  • St Bonaventure’s School, Egerton Road, BS7 8HP

The Story of Children’s Television From 1946 to Today: M Shed

ec009a0f-decc-4c37-90ab-6ffd4e6e155bAn exhibition tracing the fascinating history of children’s television, bringing together 70 years of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. From puppetry to CGI and live shows to dramas and fantasy, it looks at how the magical programmes of our childhood have created memories and nostalgia in adults and children alike.

Enjoy a wander down memory lane in a celebration of children’s television past and present.

  • Tickets: Adults £5, Conc. £4, children under 16 free
  • Free days on 13th July and 7th September
  • More details

Steam Train Rides on Bristol Harbour Railway

Take a train trip from M Shed on Britain’s only dockside steam railway behind Bristol-build locomotive, Portbury. Trips last 20 mins approx.

M Shed train

  • Single £2, Return £3, under 6s travel free – buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

John King Boat Rides on Bristol Harbour

Take a trip on the John king, a 1935 diesel tug built to tow cargo ships from Bristol City Docks to the mouth of the river Avon. Trips last 30 mins approx.

  • Adults £6, children £4 – buy tickets on board on the day
  • More details

Pyronaut Trips on Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch a powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire boat on a trip around the docks.

  • Adults £6, children £4 – buy tickets on board during the day
  • More details

Sodbury Summer Search

13653226_1059024577518609_8248777541728507174_oA free trail to find of 30 squirrels and other furry woodland animals in windows around Chipping Sodbury. Children of all ages can take part in the trail. Simply pick up a trail map from one of the local libraries, the Chipping Sodbury Tourist Information Centre, under the clock tower or from any of the participating businesses.

Children handing in completed maps will receive a certificate and be entered into a draw to win one of the 30 furry animals!

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