However, this Summer, there are also some fantastic events especially for children and families at Blaise, including Family fun Days, Castle Open Days, an Archaeology Day and a Goram fun fair!
Please see full details of all the events at Blaise below, I hope you enjoy them! You can find Blaise Castle House Museum on Henbury Road, BS10 7QS.
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Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology
Saturday 23rd July, 11am – 4pm (drop-in)
A chance to find out more about Bristol’s brilliant archaeology along with a host of local history societies, re-enactors and field archaeologists.
The day will be packed full of fun, including tours, demonstrations, displays and archaeological activities.
Kids can also become an archaeologist for the day, have a go at geophysics, handle real artefacts and explore objects from some of Bristol’s most recent archaeological sites. They can also dress up and make a Roman gladiators helmet or an Iron Age collar to take home!
Children and families can take a tour to archaeologist Amelia Edward’s grave or Blaise Castle, have a go at a ‘mini excavation’, watch demonstrations by Roman soldiers and see a mini exhibition of paintings showing Roman Sea Mills.
Saturday 30th July, 10am – 6pm (drop-in)
A community event and fun fair celebrating the legend of Bristol’s Giant Goram. There will be stalls, activities and rides on a vintage fun fair and much more.
Children and families can learn how Bristol’s landscape was changed by two giants in a Giant Outdoor Adventure at 11am and 2pm and also find out why there are giant footprints, a huge bath and a stone chair carved into the cliffs of Blaise Castle Estate.
Children and families can explore the world of giants and become giants themselves, creating a magical miniature city. You can play with giant games, listen to Bristol giant stories and find out how the giants Goram and Ghyston are said to have shaped Blaise Estate.
There will be a puppet show, walkabout entertainment from a magician and balloon modeller and watch a circus show!
These activities are ideal for children aged 5 – 7 but all ages can take part.
Holiday Family Fun Days
Wednesday 27th July and Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August. 11am – 3pm (drop-in)
There are lots of Family Fun Days at Blaise Castle House Museum throughout the Summer holidays which will give kids the opportunity to explore the museum’s fantastic collections and exhibits through fun, creative and hands-on activities!
There will be special themes for each of the Holiday family Fun Days including a ‘Fashion and Dressing-up’ theme on 3rd, 17th and 31st August and a ‘Giants’ theme on July 27th, 10th August and 24th August!
Castle Open Days
Sunday 21st August, Sunday 28th August and Monday 29th August, 2 – 4.30pm
Once a month during the Summer, the doors are opened to the public to the 1766-built gothic castle which lies within the grounds of the Blaise Estate. But this Summer, there will be not one but three Castle Open Days!
Blaise Castle is great for exploring and also offers some fantastic views across Bristol!