Monday to Friday February Half-Term Fun for Kids in Bristol!

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The February half-term holiday is here and there is LOADS of fun planned for kids all over Bristol!

From Viking storytelling to butter churning, holiday clubs to LEGO sessions, poetry workshops to pizza making, here’s the full line-up of fun for kids from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February on Bristol Mum!

MONDAY

Viking Storytelling: Henbury Library

A free storytime session for kids with a Viking theme! Aimed at children aged 4 – 8 years, the session which will be held by renowned poet and storyteller, Oscar Kolkowski.

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  • 11.30am (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Henbury Library, Crow Lane, BS10 7DR
  • More details

Space Pirates: Hillfields & Little Hayes Family Hub and Library

A free event for kids in which children’s author, Huw Powell will be visiting to talk about books, reading and space pirates!

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  • 10am – 11am
  • FREE – booking essential
  • Hillfields & Little Hayes Family Hub and Library, Summerleaze, Speedwell, Bristol, BS16 4HL
  • Tel. 0117 903 0405

The Outdoors Project Holiday Club Session: St Andrew’s Park

An all-weather, high energy holiday club for children aged 5 – 12.

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt – Tactical team challenges, forage and search to collect and identify nature around the park in small groups.

Spring Natural Dye & Printing Workshops – Experiment with natural dyes (berries, seeds, coloured leaves) mix and paint or print to create your artwork

Woodland Adventure Games sessions –  don’t get caught, help your team mates, solve problems, be quick, be slow, run wild!

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Magical, Mythical & Bizarre Beasts: Cadbury Heath Library

Free mythical mask-making and craft activities.

  • 10.30 – 11.30am
  • FREE (drop-in)
  • Cadbury Heath Library, School Rd, BS30 8EN
  • More details

TUESDAY

Half-term Family Story Play Session: Emersons Green Village Hall

A special one-off February half-term Family Story Play session for little ones age 6 mths – 4 yrs. Interactive drama, music and storytelling fun.

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Freelance Mum Networking Event: The Tithe Barn, Shirehampton

img_1891-260x260A networking event for mums and dads in business held by Freelance Mum, Faye Dicker – children welcome!

The highs and lows of being an entrepreneur affect us all. But lately have you lost that loving feeling for your business?

Discover how you can bring back the spark of romance and fall in love all over again with your dream of being an entrepreneur in this interactive workshop with Gail Gibson, at the Freelance Mum temporary new venue, the beautiful Tithe Barn, in Shirehampton.

As this event falls in half term, older children are welcome.

There is free parking for 3 hours, at Waverly Road, Shirehampton, BS11 9SB, or on street parking.

The Outdoors Project Holiday Club Session: St Andrew’s Park

An all-weather, high energy holiday club for children aged 5 – 12.

Shelter Build Survival Challenge – Learn knots and building techniques to build your dens and shelters. There is a Bear amongst us – how do you survive!

Nerfageddon – NEW Mega Nerf Blasters. Fun, strategic and tactical games – Zulu Warrior, Bullseye Target Attack, Man Down, Base Invasion

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‘Animal Story Factory’ Holiday Family Fun: M Shed

Free holiday family fun. Create your own animal story with local children’s author Rachel Carter. Invent a character, plan your plot and write an amazing adventure using Wildlife Photographer of the Year (and maybe even Valentine’s Day) as inspiration. Age 6+.

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  • 11am – 3pm
  • Free – pay what you think
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

Vintage Farm: Windmill Hill City Farm

A chance for kids to learn about the history of Windmill Hill City Farm and about farming techniques old and new. They can also have a go at churning their own butter and sow some seeds!

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  • 10am – 3pm
  • £2 per child
  • Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip St, Bedminster BS3 4EA
  • More details

Viking Storytelling: Horfield Library

A free storytime session for kids with a Viking theme! Aimed at children aged 4 – 8 years, the session which will be held by renowned poet and storyteller, Oscar Kolkowski.

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  • 11.30am (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Horfield Library, Filton Ave, BS7 0BD
  • More details

Polly Poet Kids’ Poetry Session: Redland Library

A free poetry workshop for children. Polly Poet will be showing children how much fun they can have with poetry and children will be doing some poetry themselves! Ideal for children aged 7 – 10 but siblings welcome too (children under 8 must be supervised).

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  • 2.30 – 4pm
  • FREE
  • Booking required – phone Redland Library 0117 903 8549
  • Redland Library, Whiteladies Road, BS8 2PY

Gloucester Road – Love Local Free Kids’ Craft Event: KudaCan Play Café

16473679_1342093959167109_8581009825087323844_nThis Valentine’s Day come along to KudaCan to show your love for Bristol and celebrate its local money. As a continuation of the Bristol Pound team’s focus on Gloucester Road throughout February and March, there will be a kids’ craft event in the Café at KudaCan. Colouring materials will be supplied for children to make some bunting to display at the Bristol Pound party in the Gallimaufry in March.

The Bristol Pound team will be there to greet you and will be providing information on how to use Bristol money. You will also be able to open a Bristol Pound account there on the spot (you just need to 2 bits of info – photo ID and proof of address). If you have not used the money before, KudaCan is an exchange point so you can get some of the beautiful notes and spend them right there in the café.

  • 10 – 1pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • KudaCan Play Café, 7 Dongola Avenue, Bishopston BS7 9HG
  • More details

LEGO Day: Zion, Bedminster Down

Do your kids love LEGO?  Bring them along for a morning of imaginative building fun, games and competitions with prizes for different age groups, all LEGO supplied!

Suitable for ages 4+ but all welcome, Duplo available for very little ones. Another LEGO Day tomorrow also (15th February).

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  • 10am – 12 noon (please arrive before 10am)
  • £2 per child, cafe open from 9am till 3pm
  • Zion Bristol, Bishopsworth Rd, BS13 7JW
  • More details

WEDNESDAY

Window Wanderland Crafts: Bedminster Library

Come along and make paper birds and flowers out of old books!

Your wonderful creations will help make up Bedminster Library’s display for Window Wanderland, so you can come and see them all lit up on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of February.

There is another identical session happening on Friday 17th 2 – 3.30 if you can’t make this one!

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  • 10.30am – 12 noon
  • FREE
  • Bedminster Library, Bedminster Parade, BS3 4AQ

The Outdoors Project Holiday Club Session: Mina Road Park & Bloc Climbing, St Werburghs

An all-weather, high energy holiday club for children aged 5 – 12.

Whittling Workshop – Whittle swords, wands, bow and arrows; plus Miniature Raft building and Adventure Games at Mina Rd Park

1.5 hours of Climbing – Climb up commando style on the Jungle Gym, reach new heights on the skyscraper or race friends up Face to Face.

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Viking Storytelling: Southmead Library

A free storytime session for kids with a Viking theme! Aimed at children aged 4 – 8 years, the session which will be held by renowned poet and storyteller, Oscar Kolkowski.

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  • 11.30am (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Southmead Library, 143 Greystoke Ave, BS10 6AR
  • More details

LEGO Day: Zion, Bedminster Down

Do your kids love LEGO?  Bring them along for a morning of imaginative building fun, games and competitions with prizes for different age groups, all LEGO supplied!

Suitable for ages 4+ but all welcome, Duplo available for very little ones.

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  • 10am – 12 noon (please arrive before 10am)
  • £2 per child, cafe open from 9am till 3pm
  • Zion Bristol, Bishopsworth Rd, BS13 7JW
  • More details

The Princess and the Pea: Horfield Parish Church Hall

Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess.

Now, this particular prince was quite finicky. He wasn’t willing to marry just any princess. He wanted to find a princess who was beautiful, kind, witty, charming, and, most importantly of all, sensitive.

Will he find his true princess? Join St Andrews Players and Horfield Company on a magical quest for the whole family in a performance of Princess and the Pea!

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  • Wednesday 15th February – Saturday 18th February
  • 7.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
  • Tickets £9 per adult and £4.50 per child
  • Book tickets by phoning 0117 9695716 or visiting https://www.horfieldtheatre.co.uk/

Out of this World: Winterbourne Library

Free space and alien-themed crafts for primary school-aged children.

Animal Antics: Kingswood Library

Free animal themed crafts and a treasure hunt.

  • 2.15 – 3.15pm
  • FREE
  • Kingswood Library, High St, BS15 4AR
  • More details

THURSDAY

Tech Takeover: Stockwood Library

Come to Stockwood Library to try out different types of tech: Toy Robotics, Code Club, Minecraft and more!

There will be taster sessions running throughout the day, ideal for 8-11 year olds. Siblings welcome, and there will be colouring and crafts also.

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  • 1.30 – 4.30pm
  • FREE
  • Stockwood Library, Stockwood Rd, BS14 8PL
  • More details

The Outdoors Project Holiday Club Session: St Andrew’s Park

An all-weather, high energy holiday club for children aged 5 – 12.

Stone Age Tool Making –  Learn some old and new skills.  We’ll be making a selection of arrow heads + mini axes based on Stone Age designs

Nerfageddon – All Things Nerf.  Fun, strategic + tactical games – Zulu Warrior, Bullseye Target Attack, Man Down, Base Invasion

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Crafty Cathedral: Bristol Cathedral

A free drop-in craft morning for children of all ages.

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  • 10am – 12 noon
  • FREE
  • Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ
  • More details

Pizza Making: Windmill Hill City Farm

A chance to make (and eat!) some delicious pizza in the farm’s outdoor kitchen. Kids can roll out their own dough, choose their toppings and watch as it cooks in the farm’s brilliant wood-fired oven.

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  • 10am – 1pm
  • £2 per child
  • Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip St, Bedminster BS3 4EA
  • More details

Changing Seasons Family Event: St John on the Wall

A free family arts event where children and families can discover the secret signs of Spring through arts, crafts and activities.

You and your children can make seed bomb to take home and grow in the garden, play games, dress up, make masks based on the medieval characters around the crypt, do crafts and activities and decorate the ceiling with your own designs.

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  • 11am – 3pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • St John on the Wall, Braod St, BS1 2EZ
  • More details

The Princess and the Pea: Horfield Parish Church Hall

Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess.

Now, this particular prince was quite finicky. He wasn’t willing to marry just any princess. He wanted to find a princess who was beautiful, kind, witty, charming, and, most importantly of all, sensitive.

Will he find his true princess? Join St Andrews Players and Horfield Company on a magical quest for the whole family in a performance of Princess and the Pea!

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  • Wednesday 15th February – Saturday 18th February
  • 7.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
  • Tickets £9 per adult and £4.50 per child
  • Book tickets by phoning 0117 9695716 or visiting https://www.horfieldtheatre.co.uk/

Family Nature Walk & Campfire Cook Out: Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Join Avon Wildlife Trust for a free family afternoon adventure at Saltmarsh Drive Open Space. Meet at the farm. Ideal for children aged 5 and over, all children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE but booking is essential.

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‘Chinese Lanterns’ Holiday Family Fun: Bristol Museum

Free holiday family fun. Join Bristol Museum and Artrageous to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival by having a go at making your own. Age 3-10.

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  • 11am – 3pm
  • Pay what you think
  • Bristol Museum, Queens Rd, BS8 1RL
  • More details

FRIDAY

Window Wanderland Crafts: Bedminster Library

Come along and make paper birds and flowers out of old books!

Your wonderful creations will help make up Bedminster Library’s display for Window Wanderland, so you can come and see them all lit up on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of February.

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  • 10.30am – 12 noon
  • FREE
  • Bedminster Library, Bedminster Parade, BS3 4AQ

The Outdoors Project Holiday Club Session: St Andrew’s Park

An all-weather, high energy holiday club for children aged 5 – 12.

Giant Catapult Assault – Engineer and construct your own catapult. How far will it go?  Can you hit the targets? How will it compete with our Giant machine!

Team Adventure Challenge Sessions – Work as a team, strategy, communication, speed, stealth – all skills required for these group challenges ‘The Grid’, ‘Ninja Warrior’,  ‘Blocks’.

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LEGOMANIA! Brislington United Reformed Church

16179855_1058736464230609_3955955577046447476_oLEGOMANIA! is coming back to Brislington!

Once again we will bring our HUGE collection of LEGO and loads of LEGO related fun with Gincandescence and Karen Blake Arts. There will be plenty of LEGO for everyone to build whatever they choose.

We’ll also have lots of LEGO-related craft ideas, so that children can make something to take home.

We will be running two sessions, at 10.30am-1.00pm, and at 1.30-4pm. Refreshments will be available.

Children aged 4-11 are invited to come and join in. Younger children are also welcome to come along as observers, but we know that there are some 3 year olds who also love Lego and if you do have a younger child who would like to take an active part you are welcome to buy them a ticket too, but we would ask you to supervise them very closely during the event.

Children will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. The LEGO is for use during the event and only the craft creations can be taken home.

  • 10.30am – 4pm
  • Brislington United Reformed Church, Grove Park, BS4 3LG
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Farm Tours: Windmill Hill City Farm

Tours of the farm with farmer where kids can take a peek behind the scenes and meet the new Spring arrivals!

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  • 10am / 11.30am / 1.30pm
  • £2 per person
  • Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip St, Bedminster BS3 4EA
  • More details

The Princess and the Pea: Horfield Parish Church Hall

Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess.

Now, this particular prince was quite finicky. He wasn’t willing to marry just any princess. He wanted to find a princess who was beautiful, kind, witty, charming, and, most importantly of all, sensitive.

Will he find his true princess? Join St Andrews Players and Horfield Company on a magical quest for the whole family in a performance of Princess and the Pea!

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  • Wednesday 15th February – Saturday 18th February
  • 7.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
  • Tickets £9 per adult and £4.50 per child
  • Book tickets by phoning 0117 9695716 or visiting https://www.horfieldtheatre.co.uk/
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