This weekend families will have the chance to enjoy Bristol’s history and architecture through Bristol Doors Open Day, a once-a-year opportunity to explore many of Bristol’s oldest and finest buildings – normally closed to the public.
Taking place on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm, there are over 80 venues open across Bristol which you will be able to visit, all of which are free to do so.
But did you know that at over 40 of these venues there are free activities planned especially for kids?!
Here are some of the free kids’ activities planned:
- Try churning butter at Blaise Dairy in Henbury
- Walking the tightrope at Circomedia St Pauls Church
- Find out more about the Romans at Kings Weston Roman Villa
- Hengrove Mounds Festival of Ancients is a wonderfully zangy future fete for families and part of the Bristol Biennial
- Exploring Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
- Bell ringing for kids upon high towers can be found at Holy Trinity Church and Tower, St Thomas The Martyr’s Church
- Puppet Place shows families how puppets are made with live demos
- Vintage Buses will take everyone around the top venue highlights of the city
- Light Vessel 55 brings families aboard to see the inner workings of boats and ring the bell / fog horn!
- Southbank Centre are hosting a full family fun-day in their art hub
To see the full list of venues open over the weekend as part of Bristol Doors Open Day visit http://www.bristoldoorsopenday.org.uk/venues/
Have a great time exploring Bristol – and for more ideas of local family-friendly events please do head over to the Bristol Mum Facebook Page!