What’s On

SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER

Crane Trips: Bristol Docks
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Buy tickets on board on the day. Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

  • Cost: Electric cranes – £3, Fairbairn steam crane – free (donations welcome)
  • More details

John King Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour
Take a trip on the harbour on the John King – a 1935 diesel tug built to tow cargo ships from Bristol City Docks to the mouth of the River Avon. Trips last approximately 30 minutes. Buy tickets on board on the day.

West Bristol Arts Trail
A free art trail at which approximately 100 local artists in 50 venues open their homes and studios to the general public so that you can browse their work. There are also some “public” venues such as hotels, schools or churches. The artists themselves are usually on hand if  you wish to discuss their work or perhaps commission something special.

SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury. Buy tickets on board on the day. Subject to availability. Trips last approx. 15 mins.

  • 11am-4pm
  • Single £2.50 / Return £3.50 (Return only from M Shed to Vauxhall Footbridge) / Under 6s travel free
  • More details

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER

Miniature Train Rides: Ashton Court Railway
Miniature train rides available for children of all ages and (adults too!) at this little public railway tucked away in the grounds of Ashton Court Estate.

  • 12-5pm
  • Tickets: £1.50 per ride or 5 for £6.50
  • More details

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury. Buy tickets on board on the day. Subject to availability. Trips last approx. 15 mins.

  • 11am-4pm
  • Single £2.50 / Return £3.50 (Return only from M Shed to Vauxhall Footbridge) / Under 6s travel free
  • More details

SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER

Scribble & Sketch: Royal West of England Art Gallery
Ideal for families of all ages, Scribble and Sketch offers a free morning of fun and informal art and drawing activities, often inspired by the current exhibitions.

These sessions are designed for children and grown-ups to take part in together. Come and get creative in this friendly and relaxed environment – all welcome.

No pre-booking required. Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised.

  • 10.30am-12.30pm
  • FREE
  • RWA, Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX
  • More details

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury. Buy tickets on board on the day. Subject to availability. Trips last approx. 15 mins.

  • 11am-4pm
  • Single £2.50 / Return £3.50 (Return only from M Shed to Vauxhall Footbridge) / Under 6s travel free
  • More details

SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

Steam Train Rides: Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury. Buy tickets on board on the day. Subject to availability. Trips last approx. 15 mins.

  • 11am-4pm
  • Single £2.50 / Return £3.50 (Return only from M Shed to Vauxhall Footbridge) / Under 6s travel free
  • More details

SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER

Scribble & Sketch: Redcliffe Children’s Centre
Ideal for families of all ages, Scribble and Sketch offers a free morning of fun and informal art and drawing activities, often inspired by the current exhibitions.

These sessions are designed for children and grown-ups to take part in together. Come and get creative in this friendly and relaxed environment – all welcome.

No pre-booking required. Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised.

  • 10.30am-12.30pm
  • FREE
  • Redcliffe Children’s Centre, Prewett Street, BS1
  • More details

Bishop Road School Fireworks Extravaganza
Bishop Road Fireworks Extravaganza returns to Bishop Road school field! With live Samba band, hot food from great local, independent retailers, as well as two licensed bars and spectacular fireworks, it is sure to be a sell-out event again this year.

  • 5m Doors open, children’s entertainment, fire performers, tuck shop, bars, hot food
  • 6.30pm Last entry
  • Bishop Road School field, Bishop Road (by One Way Garage) BS7 8LX
  • More details

SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER

Positive Parenting for Toddlers Workshop: Yanley Court, Long Ashton
A parenting workshop for parents of toddlers aged 1-4 (not yet at school) which will help you overcome the challenges of toddlerhood while nurturing your little one’s development with more confidence and ease.

The workshop will be facilitated by Catherine Coulter, a clinician with 31 years experience in the NHS, including 19 years of experience working with emotional and behavioural difficulties.  Catherine is also a mum and survived all the ups and downs and frustrations from baby to adulthood and is passionate about empowering parents to transform their frustration, confusion, and self-doubt in their parenting into confidence and joy.

The workshop will cover the following:

-Common misconceptions about toddler behaviour and an explanation with some simple neuroscience
-How to build a strong and secure foundation for your toddler to thrive.
-The characteristics of “normal” development.
-Your toddler’s temperament and developing attachment style and how to work with it, not against it.
-Gentle and calm techniques to manage difficult situations and big feelings ( the different types of tantrums and other behaviours such as biting, hitting, throwing and Separation Anxiety)
-Confidence and more empowerment in trusting your instincts in order to tackle everyday challenges and set limits whilst maintaining your calm.
-The true purpose of play, the power of praise and how 10 minutes a day can promote self-regulation.

No more than 12 parents (parents only) will attend so workshop will be small and intimate.

SATURDAY 7th DECEMBER

Scribble & Sketch: Royal West of England Art Gallery
Ideal for families of all ages, Scribble and Sketch offers a free morning of fun and informal art and drawing activities, often inspired by the current exhibitions.

These sessions are designed for children and grown-ups to take part in together. Come and get creative in this friendly and relaxed environment – all welcome.

No pre-booking required. Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised.

  • 10.30am-12.30pm
  • FREE
  • RWA, Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX
  • More details

SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER

‘A Million Dreams’ Spectacular Family Experience: The Passenger Shed (near Temple Meads)
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND RUN AWAY TO A WORLD THAT WE’VE DESIGNED!  They can say it all sounds crazy…but at our Million Dreams family event here’s what you and your family will experience:

– The Hype ‘Big Top’ nestled in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed
– Delicious ‘circus dog’ and nachos (vegetarian and GF available)
– Individual popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix bags
– Lashings of luscious cloudy lemonade
– Vintage tea and coffee stand
– Song and dance spectacular
– A circus skills workshop
– Fairground side stalls
​- Fun and frolics interactive disco

A Million Dreams is all it’s gonna take to entertain your family this Christmas!

  • DATE: Sunday 8th December (other dates available: Sat 14th Dec, Sun 15th Dec, Sat 21st Dec)
  • TIME: Event runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • TICKETS: £25 per child / £28 per adult / £97.50 per family
  • VENUE: The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, near Bristol Temple Meads
  • More details & tickets

SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER

‘A Million Dreams’ Spectacular Family Experience: The Passenger Shed (near Temple Meads)
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND RUN AWAY TO A WORLD THAT WE’VE DESIGNED!  They can say it all sounds crazy…but at our Million Dreams family event here’s what you and your family will experience:

– The Hype ‘Big Top’ nestled in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed
– Delicious ‘circus dog’ and nachos (vegetarian and GF available)
– Individual popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix bags
– Lashings of luscious cloudy lemonade
– Vintage tea and coffee stand
– Song and dance spectacular
– A circus skills workshop
– Fairground side stalls
​- Fun and frolics interactive disco

A Million Dreams is all it’s gonna take to entertain your family this Christmas!

  • DATE: Saturday 14th December (other dates available: Sun 8th Dec, Sun 15th Dec, Sat 21st Dec)
  • TIME: Event runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • TICKETS: £25 per child / £28 per adult / £97.50 per family
  • VENUE: The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, near Bristol Temple Meads
  • More details & tickets

Scribble & Sketch: Redcliffe Children’s Centre
Ideal for families of all ages, Scribble and Sketch offers a free morning of fun and informal art and drawing activities, often inspired by the current exhibitions.

These sessions are designed for children and grown-ups to take part in together. Come and get creative in this friendly and relaxed environment – all welcome.

No pre-booking required. Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised.

  • 10.30am-12.30pm
  • FREE
  • Redcliffe Children’s Centre, Prewett Street, BS1
  • More details

SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER

‘A Million Dreams’ Spectacular Family Experience: The Passenger Shed (near Temple Meads)
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND RUN AWAY TO A WORLD THAT WE’VE DESIGNED!  They can say it all sounds crazy…but at our Million Dreams family event here’s what you and your family will experience:

– The Hype ‘Big Top’ nestled in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed
– Delicious ‘circus dog’ and nachos (vegetarian and GF available)
– Individual popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix bags
– Lashings of luscious cloudy lemonade
– Vintage tea and coffee stand
– Song and dance spectacular
– A circus skills workshop
– Fairground side stalls
​- Fun and frolics interactive disco

A Million Dreams is all it’s gonna take to entertain your family this Christmas!

  • DATE: Sunday 15th December (other dates available: Sun 8th Dec, Sat 14th Dec, Sat 21st Dec)
  • TIME: Event runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • TICKETS: £25 per child / £28 per adult / £97.50 per family
  • VENUE: The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, near Bristol Temple Meads
  • More details & tickets

SATURDAY 21st DECEMBER

‘A Million Dreams’ Spectacular Family Experience: The Passenger Shed (near Temple Meads)
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND RUN AWAY TO A WORLD THAT WE’VE DESIGNED!  They can say it all sounds crazy…but at our Million Dreams family event here’s what you and your family will experience:

– The Hype ‘Big Top’ nestled in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed
– Delicious ‘circus dog’ and nachos (vegetarian and GF available)
– Individual popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix bags
– Lashings of luscious cloudy lemonade
– Vintage tea and coffee stand
– Song and dance spectacular
– A circus skills workshop
– Fairground side stalls
​- Fun and frolics interactive disco

A Million Dreams is all it’s gonna take to entertain your family this Christmas!

  • DATE: Saturday 21st December other dates available: Sun 8th Dec, Sat 14th Dec, Sun 15th Dec)
  • TIME: Event runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • TICKETS: £25 per child / £28 per adult / £97.50 per family
  • VENUE: The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, near Bristol Temple Meads
  • More details & tickets

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