What’s On

TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: St Werburghs Community Centre

An interactive theatre session for young children and their parents/carers. DragonBird Theatre instills a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between young children and their grown-ups.

The latest show will be The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life and children and parents/carers can expect lots of props, puppets, dancing, parachutes, puppets, songs, costumes, bubbles, giant nets, scrap and many household items!

Sessions start with a performance of the story and are followed by an interactive play session where children and grown-ups set off on an adventure inspired by the story.

WEDNESDAY 13th DECEMBER

Little Jurassic Explorers: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

A weekly session for under-5s and their parents/carers designed to complement the museum’s fabulous interactive exhibition, Pliosaurus!

Lots of stories and dinosaur-related fun.

  • 10.30am, drop-in
  • Pay what you think
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, BS8 1RL
  • More details

FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER

Freelance Mum at the Farm: Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster

A networking session for parents in business – little ones welcome! Lots of fun networking activities and business advice.

Today’s guests will beVin2o, the wine company with a difference. Every bottle of wine sold, goes towards producing clean water for countries that need it. As it’s Christmas, we might even be able to sample some!

Children will be entertained with some great craft activities and games, plus there will be fresh coffee and delicious cakes provided for grown-ups!

SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER

Christmas Lilliput Concert: Redland Park United Reformed Church

Wonderful quality live classical music by renowned musicians in a relaxed and baby-friendly environment.

This concert is Lilliput Concerts’ Christmas spectacular and welcomes back the Lochrian Quartet, some familiar faces in the Lilliput Singers and guest narrator Miranda Krestovnikoff, in a special Lilliputian sized performance of The Snowman and other carols.

Ali & Joe’s Christmas Tree Sale: Tobacco Factory, Southville

Premium quality non-drop Nordmann Fir Christmas trees in sizes all the way up to 10ft tall, plus Christmas tree stands and freshly cut mistletoe.

Complimentary trimming and netting service, plus a free mince pie.

  • 10am – 4pm
  • Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Rd, Southville, BS3 1TF
  • More details

The House Magicians Family Comedy & Magic Show: Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theatre Pub

A family Comedy & Magic Show at Smoke & Mirrors, Bristol’s only Boutique Magic Theatre Pub.

All ages welcome but shows ideal for children aged 7+.

Two of the Smoke & Mirrors House Magicians will entertain you for 90 minutes with Magic and Comedy.

On entering Smoke & Mirrors you will be greeted by an in-house close-up magician who will bamboozle you with great drinks and welcoming staff will be on hand to look after your drinks and food requirements.

At 4.15pm you will be invited to enter the cosy 1920s style theatre which seats just 44. The atmosphere is electric!

The theatre host will seat you at your table and take your interval drinks for you. Once guests seated the show starts at 4.30pm, with the resident compere guiding you with what you are about to witness.

Two Comedy magicians will wow you for 90 minutes of entertainment including an interval. At 6pm the show finishes. Full-blown entertainment from the moment you walk through the door to when you leave.

SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER

Santa’s Grotto at the Lake: Eastville Park

A magical Christmassy event: Santa will be visiting Eastville Park and setting up his Grotto at the lakeside, along with elf helpers and reindeer! Children can visit Santa and enjoy a ‘Grotto Adventure’ with some fun surprises, plus receive a lovely present from Santa.

There’ll also be festive face painting, a Christmas craft area, funky light and laser shows and much more!

  • 10am – 4pm
  • £3 per child
  • Eastville Park, Fishponds Rd, BS5
  • More details

Ali & Joe’s Christmas Tree Sale: Tobacco Factory, Southville

Premium quality non-drop Nordmann Fir Christmas trees in sizes all the way up to 10ft tall, plus Christmas tree stands and freshly cut mistletoe.

Complimentary trimming and netting service, plus a free mince pie.

  • 10am – 3pm
  • Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Rd, Southville, BS3 1TF
  • More details

MONDAY 18th DECEMBER

Debutots Christmas Family Story Play Session: Emersons Green Village Hall

All welcome to a special Christmassy Family Story Play Session. Interactive storytelling and dramatic play for little ones age 6 months – 4 years, older/younger siblings welcome!

Tea/coffee and sweet treats included.

‘Circus Fun’ The Outdoors Project Holiday Club Session: The Old Library, Eastville

This one-off holiday club session gives 5 – 12 year olds the chance to run away to the Circus for the day and learn some new skills – Acrobatics, Poi, Slackline, Diablo, Spinning Plates, Stilt Walking, Hula Hoops, Juggling Balls and adventure games!

The Outdoors Project Holiday Club sessions offer all-weather fun for kids.  All sessions are run by fully qualified outdoor pursuits instructors who are also DBS and First Aid Checked.

Children need to bring a packed lunch, suitable outdoor footwear and coat/waterproofs.

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: Kelvin Players, Bishopston

An interactive theatre session for young children and their parents/carers. DragonBird Theatre instills a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between young children and their grown-ups.

The latest show will be The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life and children and parents/carers can expect lots of props, puppets, dancing, parachutes, puppets, songs, costumes, bubbles, giant nets, scrap and many household items!

Sessions start with a performance of the story and are followed by an interactive play session where children and grown-ups set off on an adventure inspired by the story.

TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER

Debutots Christmas Family Story Play Session: Totterdown Baptist Church

All welcome to a special Christmassy Family Story Play Session. Interactive storytelling and dramatic play for little ones age 6 months – 4 years, older/younger siblings welcome!

Tea/coffee and sweet treats included.

‘Christmas Craft’ The Outdoors Project Holiday Club Session: The Old Library, Eastville

This one-off holiday club session gives 5 – 12 year olds the chance to enjoy a Christmas Craft Bonanza. Come and make some natural decorations for your Christmas tree, enjoy an Advent calendar treasure hunt (with chocolate), design and make your own snowflakes, reindeer, Santas etc. Indoor/Outdoor Day.

The Outdoors Project Holiday Club sessions offer all-weather fun for kids.  All sessions are run by fully qualified outdoor pursuits instructors who are also DBS and First Aid Checked.

Children need to bring a packed lunch, suitable outdoor footwear and coat/waterproofs.

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: The Tobacco Factory, Bedminster

An interactive theatre session for young children and their parents/carers. DragonBird Theatre instills a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between young children and their grown-ups.

The latest show will be The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life and children and parents/carers can expect lots of props, puppets, dancing, parachutes, puppets, songs, costumes, bubbles, giant nets, scrap and many household items!

Sessions start with a performance of the story and are followed by an interactive play session where children and grown-ups set off on an adventure inspired by the story.

WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER

‘Winter Survival Skills’ The Outdoors Project Holiday Club Session: The Old Library, Eastville

This one-off holiday club session gives 5 – 12 year olds the chance to learn some Winter Survival Skills.

Learn how to build a fire pit, firelighting with natural tinder, shelter building, whittling tent pegs, toasting marshmallows and making mint tea, plus adventure games on Purdown!

The Outdoors Project Holiday Club sessions offer all-weather fun for kids with all sessions are run by fully qualified outdoor pursuits instructors who are also DBS and First Aid Checked.

Children need to bring a packed lunch, suitable outdoor footwear and coat/waterproofs.

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: Redcliffe Bay Hall, Newhaven Rd, Portishead

An interactive theatre session for young children and their parents/carers. DragonBird Theatre instills a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between young children and their grown-ups.

The latest show will be The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life and children and parents/carers can expect lots of props, puppets, dancing, parachutes, puppets, songs, costumes, bubbles, giant nets, scrap and many household items!

Sessions start with a performance of the story and are followed by an interactive play session where children and grown-ups set off on an adventure inspired by the story.

THURSDAY 21st DECEMBER

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: Windmill Hill Community Centre

An interactive theatre session for young children and their parents/carers. DragonBird Theatre instills a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between young children and their grown-ups.

The latest show will be The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life and children and parents/carers can expect lots of props, puppets, dancing, parachutes, puppets, songs, costumes, bubbles, giant nets, scrap and many household items!

Sessions start with a performance of the story and are followed by an interactive play session where children and grown-ups set off on an adventure inspired by the story.

FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER

Debutots Christmas Family Story Play Session: Emersons Green Village Hall

All welcome to a special Christmassy Family Story Play Session. Interactive storytelling and dramatic play for little ones age 6 months – 4 years, older/younger siblings welcome!

Tea/coffee and sweet treats included.

Debutots Christmas Family Story Play Session: Turnberries Community Centre, Thornbury

All welcome to a special Christmassy Family Story Play Session. Interactive storytelling and dramatic play for little ones age 6 months – 4 years, older/younger siblings welcome!

Tea/coffee and sweet treats included.

MONDAY 15th JANUARY

Coming Back To Yourself: A Postnatal Alexander Technique Course

Do you struggle to find a comfortable position to feed your baby?
Do you get pain when pushing your buggy for too long?
Are you suffering with back pain?
Are you struggling to cope with the lack of sleep since becoming a Mum?

On this course you will learn to look after yourself while looking after a baby. Covering different topics each week, we’ll discuss activities and situations that you may have found difficult since having a baby.

Using these practical examples, you’ll be given ideas to help you use your body with more connection and ease. Thus managing pain and fatigue. There will be an element of gentle hands on work in each class. This is a supportive and nurturing environment. A time for Mum to give something to herself.

The course is 6 weeks long and each class is 1.5 hours. The classes will include discussion, activity, rest and cake!

Babies are welcome to play, feed or sleep throughout the class. Whatever works for you on the day. Toys, fruit, cake, tea, coffee and water will be provided. Babies welcome from newborn to pre-walking.

The course is run by Nikki Brin, an MSTAT qualified Alexander Technique teacher and mother of a toddler. She decided to create the course after becoming a Mum, and severely injuring her back. She found that there wasn’t anyone helping parents think about how they are using their bodies while carrying out specific tasks such as feeding or lifting their baby. These seem like simple activities but if often repeated without thought they can lead to a lot of discomfort and pain.

SATURDAY 20th JANUARY

Jane and the Giant Peach: Presented by Bristol Academy of Drama

A new and heartwarming version of the beloved Roald Dahl story adapted by Bristol Academy of Drama‘s Writer in Residence, Beatrice Vincent.

Through the use of story telling and physical theatre, children aged 7 – 12 years bring this timeless tale to life.

After Jane loses her parents in a freak rhinoceros incident, she is forced to live with her nasty aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Jane’s life is nothing but nagging and chores until one day she meets an Old Lady whose crocodile tongues bring magic to Jane’s life.

The appearance of a Giant Peach the next day is the beginning of Jane’s new life and, with the help of her life-size insect friends, she sets off on an adventure as big as the Peach itself. Will Jane and her new bug family manage to fight off the greedy sharks, the vengeful cloudmen and that pesky rhinoceros?

Come and join in the fun to find out.

FRIDAY 26th JANUARY

The Wind in the Willows: Presented by Bristol Academy of Drama 

“There is nothing quite like messing about in boats …..”

Adapted by Bristol Academy of Drama‘s own Writer in Residence, Beatrice Vincent, this classic story of the beloved Riverbankers and their adventures is one not to miss.

Meet Mole, Rat, Badger and mischievous Toad, who seems to be incapable of keeping out of trouble.

Will Mole find his way out of the Wild Wood? Will Toad’s love of speed land him on the wrong side of the law? Will the Weasel’s sneaky plan ever succeed and will Rat and Badger ever restore calm at Toad Hall?

Come and find out as students from year 7 to 9 bring these amazing adventures to life through the use of physical theatre and exciting storytelling.

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