‘Valentine’s Special’ Love Food Festival: a free event for families on Sunday 12th February


On Sunday 12th February there will be the chance to shake off the winter blues at a ‘Valentine’s Special’ Love Food Festival, a free event celebrating love, community and food!

The event will take place from 10.30am – 4pm at Paintworks on Bath Road, Bristol and there will be lots of food related activities for children and families to enjoy.

Award winning children’s cook Jo Ingleby will be showing parents and children how to make some delicious seasonal dishes in the cookery corner.

Plus, there will be a Valentine’s card making station and plenty of books for hungry young minds.


The indoor market will provide everything you need to cook a delicious meal for your loved ones.

There will be locally reared meat, olives and oils, cheeses, wine, bread, fresh fish and shellfish along with demonstrations on what to do with it, including how to fillet a fish, shuck an oyster and prepare a crab.

You’ll be spoilt for present ideas too, local florist ‘Floriography by Vera Fallacy’ will be on hand with beautiful flowers, plants, and magic floral spells, which you can make to take home with you.

Neal’s Yard will be selling their organic beauty products and offering massages, there’ll be secondhand cookbooks, jewellery, locally made chocolates, herbal teas and other goodies to treat the ones you love.


The street food line-up promises to delight your tastebuds with crispy squid from ‘South Street Kitchen’, salt beef from ‘The Pickled Brisket’, authentic Mexican dishes from ‘Los Hermanos’ and Jerk chicken from Agnes Spencer’s amongst the dishes on the menu.

Hot food is available from 10.30am so you can enjoy brunch or lunch, or both!

Commenting, festival director Lorna Knapman said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone. This is a great excuse to get out of the house in these final weeks of winter and come and celebrate love, food and the local community.”

To find out about more family-friendly events coming up in Bristol please head over to the Bristol Mum Facebook page.