Free Nature-inspired Fun for Kids at Bristol Festival of Nature 2019!

This year’s Festival of Nature will run from 1st-9th June, culminating in the Big Weekend on Bristol Harbourside!

The week-long event culminates at the Festival of Nature Big Weekend (8th-9th June), which this year expands from Millennium Square into the green space of Queen Square for the first time.

At the Festival of Nature Big Weekend, kids can free enjoy nature-inspired fun in the heart of the city with free activities involving creepy-crawlies, feathered friends, water games, art, theatre and more!

The Festival of Nature Big Weekend (8-9 June) includes:

⦁ Get hands on with Bristol Zoo: Bristol Zoo will give youngsters the chance to hold all sorts of creepy-crawlies from stick insects to cockroaches and to find out about Bear Wood, the Zoo’s exciting plans to introduce brown bears back to Bristol with the Wild Place Project.

⦁ Meet our feathered friends: Discover the history of bird nesting and the links between birds and dinosaurs with Bristol Museum.

⦁ Trust in wildlife: Join in with Avon Wildlife Trust to create a new wildlife meadow on site, pick up some wildlife friendly plants for the garden and go on guided nature walks around the city.

⦁ Hope for sunshine: Have a go on a solar telescope with Bristol’s Astronomical Society as you’ll be able to look out for sunspots and other strange solar phenomena.

⦁ Water park: Wessex Water are turning Anchor Square into a water park, with exciting games for kids including a chance to have a go at unblocking sewers!

⦁ Art attack: There’ll be face painting, craft sessions and a huge interactive art installation from Tree Aid, which will highlight that now is the time to act on climate change.

⦁ Live theatre: Gardeners from the Natural Theatre Company will invite visitors to share stories of the green spaces in the city that are special to them.

⦁ And much more… With exhibitors ranging from the National Trust and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust to Back from the Brink and The Zoological Society of London, there’s a fantastic array of activities for all the family.

The Big Weekend is free of charge, with tickets for all other events and more information available at

You can also follow the festival on Twitter: @FestofNature and on Facebook: @BristolFON.