What’s On

FRIDAY 30th JUNE

Women of the Wild Weekend: Tortworth Forest Centre

Set within a beautiful woodland setting and organised by Adventures in Nature, this weekend will be a chance to switch off from the busy working week and sink into your surroundings.

As well as enjoying the surroundings amongst other like-minded women, this will be a learning experience aiding you, your friends and family to continue to enjoy the outdoors.

You will learn: fire lighting, cooking on a fire, wild food foraging, putting up a shelter and much more!

  • Starts midday  30th June – ends 4pm Sunday 2nd July, with the option to camp on Friday.
  • £120 waged, £90 low waged and unwaged
  • ​Take place just 20 minute drive North of Bristol, near Wotton-Under-Edge, at Tortworth Forest Centre
  • More details

www.adventuresinnature.org

SATURDAY 1st JULY

Meet a Pliosaurus at Bristol Museum

A chance for children and families to dive into Bristol’s Jurassic sea, travel back in time 150 million years and come face to face with a real life 8 metre long Pliosaurus!

The Pliosaurus – aka Doris – was discovered in Westbury Wiltshire in 1994 and her fossil is one of the world’s most complete. This will be the first time she has been on public display.

Children can touch her skin, listen to her heartbeat and smell her disgusting breath! Ideal for children aged 3 – 11.

  • Exhibition open from 17th June – 7th January 2018, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
  • ‘Pay what you think’ – tickets can be collected from museum’s Box Office on the day
  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens Road, BS8 1RL
  • More details

Bark in the Park Dog Show & Holly Hedge Kennel Launch: Long Ashton Community Centre

The Long Ashton ‘fun’ Dog Show is back! This year the event will also incorporate the long-awaited Holly Hedge Kennel Launch with celebrity patron Monty Halls! Lots of stalls, food and drink and seven fun categories for your pups to enter.

All monies raised go towards supporting Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.

  • 12 – 4pm
  • Long Ashton Community Centre Sports Field,
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Baby Bank Network Family Fun Day: Horfield Parish Church Hall

A Family Fun Day which is celebrating Baby Bank Network’s 2 years of helping babies in need. The charity collects pre-loved baby essentials and gives them to families in need – this includes victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, refugees and homeless people as well as low-income families.

Storytelling, woodland crafts, Sing and Sign Baby Signing session, Diddi Dance session, face painting, bouncy castle, Teddy Bears’ picnice (please bring own picnic), face painting, football, outdoor games, fancy dress competition with a wildlife and nature theme and much more!

  • 10am – 2pm
  • Suggested donation on door of £4 per adult, £2 per child (3-16 years) and under 2s go free
  • Horfield Parish Church Hall, Wellington Hill, BS7 8ST
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Westbury Park Art Fair: Westbury Park Methodist Church

A free exhibition of art work by a group of local artists. Many different kids of art will be on show and for sale. Refreshments and music in the courtyard – raising money for local charities.

  • 10.30am – 5pm
  • Free entry
  • Westbury Park Methodist Church, 4 North View, BS6 7QB
  • More details

Heritage Weekend: Zion Community Space, Bedminster Down

A weekend of activities for children of all ages and all of the family to celebrate the local skills and history of Bedminster Down and Bishopsworth!

Vintage bus rides, craft demos, live music in the chapel, say hello to an owl, enjoy a cream tea, tour the allotments, take part in a 1950s cinema experience and much more.

  • 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday
  • Ticket prices includes ALL activities/events (food and drink separate)
  • Zion, Bishopsworth Rd, Bedminster Down BS13 7JW
  • Adults £3 per day / £5 for weekend pass / £1 per child
  • More details

SUNDAY 2nd JULY

A Family Concert with Nick Cope: The Wardrobe Theatre

A family performance on Sunday 2nd July at The Wardrobe Theatre with the brilliant performer and entertainer, Nick Cope.

Suitable for ages 0 – 8 and much, much older, Nick’s family performances are legendary! He has a fanatical army of little and not-so-little fans from all over the world.

With songs about dogs eating soap and dragons called Keith “even the shyest of children will warm up to his unpretentious style!” (Fest Magazine).

“Our family’s favourite singer /songwriter” Lucy Porter 2016

“Nick is a natural entertainer, clearly loves performing for children …. a brilliant show” ***** Edinburgh Reporter

“Go and see him.” **** Broadway Baby

“Nick Cope is the indie-surrealist kids’ entertainer Robyn Hitchcock and Syd Barrett, foolishly distracted by cult status, never were.’ Stewart Lee 2016

Check out Nick’s songs and videos at www.nickcope.co.uk

  • 11am
  • Tickets £7 (£5 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)
  • The Wardrobe Theatre, The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0DF
  • BUY TICKETS

Meet a Pliosaurus at Bristol Museum

A chance for children and families to dive into Bristol’s Jurassic sea, travel back in time 150 million years and come face to face with a real life 8 metre long Pliosaurus!

The Pliosaurus – aka Doris – was discovered in Westbury Wiltshire in 1994 and her fossil is one of the world’s most complete. This will be the first time she has been on public display.

Children can touch her skin, listen to her heartbeat and smell her disgusting breath! Ideal for children aged 3 – 11.

  • Exhibition open from 17th June – 7th January 2018, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
  • ‘Pay what you think’ – tickets can be collected from museum’s Box Office on the day
  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens Road, BS8 1RL
  • More details

Heritage Weekend: Zion Community Space, Bedminster Down

A weekend of activities for children of all ages and all of the family to celebrate the local skills and history of Bedminster Down and Bishopsworth!

Vintage bus rides, craft demos, live music in the chapel, say hello to an owl, enjoy a cream tea, tour the allotments, take part in a 1950s cinema experience and much more.

  • 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday
  • Ticket prices includes ALL activities/events (food and drink separate)
  • Zion, Bishopsworth Rd, Bedminster Down BS13 7JW
  • Adults £3 per day / £5 for weekend pass / £1 per child
  • More details

C in the Park 2017: King George V Playing Fields, Downend

All welcome to join C in the Park at 11am for an open air local churches together service – bring a chair or picnic blanket. School choirs / uniformed groups welcome too. Then from 12pm there will be free inflatables and a stage with live music and local groups performing. There’ll be a free tea and refreshment tent, crafts to do and a prayer space too.

  • 11am
  • Free
  • King George V Playing Fields, Sutherland Avenue, Downend BS16
  • More details

SATURDAY 8th JULY

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 9th JULY

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

TUESDAY 11th JULY

Why The Whales Came: Tobacco Factory Theatres

A family-friendly performance at tobacco Factory Theatres. Multi award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life this enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo.

Created by the same team behind the acclaimed and much-loved production of I Believe in Unicorns, Why The Whales Came is brought to you by Wizard Presents and is full of fun, mystery and adventure.

Children Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages and clues intrigue them and, after being lost at sea in the fog and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman’s secrets, the villagers’ fears and superstitions and learn why the whales came to the island.

Described by Michael Morpurgo himself as a “storytelling phenomenon”, we can’t wait for Danyah Miller to bring this beautiful story for children to life this summer.

  • Tue 11 – Fri 14 July, 1pm & 7pm
  • Sat 15 July 11.30am & 2.30pm
  • Relaxed Performance Thu 13 July 1pm
  • Tickets £9
  • Age recommendation 7+
  • Running time 1 hour
  • BOOK TICKETS

Freelance Mum Family Networking Event: St Paul’s Church, Southville

Networking event for parents in business – children welcome! Come along to connect with other parents in business; there will be plenty of great activities to keep your children entertained, plus great coffee and delicious cake!

Today’s networking event celebrates Freelance Mum’s 3rd birthday. Founder of Freelance Mum, Faye Dicker, will lead parents on a mini workshop, telling the story of Freelance Mum and celebrating the milestone moments. Come and join in the Freelance Mum fun and celebrate in style!

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • £8.55 per ticket
  • St Paul’s Church, Coronation Rd, BS3 1DG
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 12th JULY

Why The Whales Came: Tobacco Factory Theatres

A family-friendly performance at tobacco Factory Theatres. Multi award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life this enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo.

Created by the same team behind the acclaimed and much-loved production of I Believe in Unicorns, Why The Whales Came is brought to you by Wizard Presents and is full of fun, mystery and adventure.

Children Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages and clues intrigue them and, after being lost at sea in the fog and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman’s secrets, the villagers’ fears and superstitions and learn why the whales came to the island.

Described by Michael Morpurgo himself as a “storytelling phenomenon”, we can’t wait for Danyah Miller to bring this beautiful story for children to life this summer.

  • Tue 11 – Fri 14 July, 1pm & 7pm
  • Sat 15 July 11.30am & 2.30pm
  • Relaxed Performance Thu 13 July 1pm
  • Tickets £9
  • Age recommendation 7+
  • Running time 1 hour
  • BOOK TICKETS

THURSDAY 13th JULY

Why The Whales Came: Tobacco Factory Theatres

A relaxed family-friendly performance at tobacco Factory Theatres. Multi award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life this enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo.

Created by the same team behind the acclaimed and much-loved production of I Believe in Unicorns, Why The Whales Came is brought to you by Wizard Presents and is full of fun, mystery and adventure.

Children Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages and clues intrigue them and, after being lost at sea in the fog and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman’s secrets, the villagers’ fears and superstitions and learn why the whales came to the island.

Described by Michael Morpurgo himself as a “storytelling phenomenon”, we can’t wait for Danyah Miller to bring this beautiful story for children to life this summer.

  • Thurs 13th, 1pm (relaxed performance)
  • Tue 11 – Fri 14 July, 1pm & 7pm
  • Sat 15 July 11.30am & 2.30pm
  • Tickets £9
  • Age recommendation 7+
  • Running time 1 hour
  • BOOK TICKETS

FRIDAY 14th JULY

Why The Whales Came: Tobacco Factory Theatres

A family-friendly performance at tobacco Factory Theatres. Multi award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life this enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo.

Created by the same team behind the acclaimed and much-loved production of I Believe in Unicorns, Why The Whales Came is brought to you by Wizard Presents and is full of fun, mystery and adventure.

Children Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages and clues intrigue them and, after being lost at sea in the fog and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman’s secrets, the villagers’ fears and superstitions and learn why the whales came to the island.

Described by Michael Morpurgo himself as a “storytelling phenomenon”, we can’t wait for Danyah Miller to bring this beautiful story for children to life this summer.

  • Tue 11 – Fri 14 July, 1pm & 7pm
  • Sat 15 July 11.30am & 2.30pm
  • Relaxed Performance Thu 13 July 1pm
  • Tickets £9
  • Age recommendation 7+
  • Running time 1 hour
  • BOOK TICKETS

SATURDAY 15th JULY

Lilliput Concert: Redland Park United Reformed Church

Live classical music especially for families with young children. A relaxed, baby-friendly environment where grown-ups and children can enjoy 40 minutes of the best classical music on offer without having to worry about little ones sitting still or being quiet!

All members of the family are welcome, from newborn babies through to great grannies.

Young children will be actively encouraged to get up close to the performers and their instruments and join in with the music-making and dancing on stage!

As always, the concert will be followed by quality coffee and delicious cake.

Family Comedy and Magic Show at Smoke & Mirrors

A Family Comedy and Magic Show especially for families with children aged 8+ which is held at Smoke & Mirrors, the UK’s Only Boutique Magic Theatre Pub. From the moment you walk through the door to when you leave you can enjoy full-blown magical entertainment!

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

At 4.15pm you will be invited to enter the Smoke & Mirrors 1920s-style theatre seating just 48; it’s cosy and the atmosphere is electric! The Smoke & Mirrors theatre host will seat you at your table and take your interval drinks for you.

Once all guests are seated the show starts at 4.30pm, with the Smoke & Mirrors resident compere guiding you with what you are about to witness. You will then be treated to 90 minutes of fantastic magic and comedy with two Smoke & Mirrors House Magicians!

  • Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm
  • Venue: Smoke & Mirrors, 8 Denmark Street, BS1 5DQ
  • BOOK TICKETS

Why The Whales Came: Tobacco Factory Theatres

A family-friendly performance at tobacco Factory Theatres. Multi award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life this enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo.

Created by the same team behind the acclaimed and much-loved production of I Believe in Unicorns, Why The Whales Came is brought to you by Wizard Presents and is full of fun, mystery and adventure.

Children Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages and clues intrigue them and, after being lost at sea in the fog and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman’s secrets, the villagers’ fears and superstitions and learn why the whales came to the island.

Described by Michael Morpurgo himself as a “storytelling phenomenon”, we can’t wait for Danyah Miller to bring this beautiful story for children to life this summer.

  • Sat 15 July 11.30am & 2.30pm
  • Tue 11 – Fri 14 July, 1pm & 7pm
  • Relaxed Performance Thu 13 July 1pm
  • Tickets £9
  • Age recommendation 7+
  • Running time 1 hour
  • BOOK TICKETS

SATURDAY 22nd JULY

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 23rd JULY

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

MONDAY 24th JULY

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park: St Bart’s Church, St Andrews

A week-long Creative Music Summer School for children and young people aged 8 – 14 which will take place from Monday 24th – Friday 28th July, 9.30am – 3pm.

Bring an instrument along and join the orchestra!

From Monday to Thursday at St Bart’s Church Hall in St Andrews, children and young people will be composing a brand new piece of music which will then be performed in a private concert for parents and friends at the Colston Hall on Friday.

  • Mon 24th – Fri 28th July, 9.30am – 3pm
  • £150 per child for the full week
  • For more information and to book please visit http://ominthepark.co.uk/

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

TUESDAY 25th JULY

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 26th JULY

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

THURSDAY 27th JULY

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

Colourful Minds Art & Craft Workshop: Craftisan Shop & Café

A creative and colourful art and craft workshop for children of all ages. Today’s activity will be making Cardboard Animal Faces. All materials supplied.

FRIDAY 28th JULY

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

SATURDAY 29th JULY

Messathon: Blaise Castle, Henbury

An event for families in aid of children’s charity, the NSPCC, the Messathon is a family-friendly obstacle course which challenges daring families to get as messy as possible in aid of a good cause!

Children aged 4+ will have the chance to splatter through mud, swoosh along water slides, scramble over hay bales and enjoy a ball pit, cargo net, wall climb and much, much more!

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 30th JULY

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST

Colourful Minds Art & Craft Workshop: Craftisan Shop & Café

A creative and colourful art and craft workshop for children of all ages. Today’s activity will be Play with Clay. All materials supplied.

MONDAY 7th AUGUST

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

TUESDAY 8th AUGUST

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

THURSDAY 10th AUGUST

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

Colourful Minds Art & Craft Workshop: Craftisan Shop & Café

A creative and colourful art and craft workshop for children of all ages. Today’s activity will be Crowns and Flower Headresses. All materials supplied.

FRIDAY 11th AUGUST

Nature School Holiday Club: St Werburgh’s City Farm

An outdoor children’s club run by Nicky Shale – an ecologist and qualified secondary science teacher – with experience working for the Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and BBC as a science communicator.

The Nature School Holiday Club will be ideal for children aged 8 – 12 and will include science/art activities, plant and species ID, hands-on ecology build projects, bushcraft and pond dipping!

A suggested 5-day booking would provide a full range of activities offered. Packed lunch/waterproofs required. Staff CRB cleared.

  • Dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th July and/or Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
  • Discount for early booking and 3 or more days
  • Contact Nicky to find out more: Tel. 07548 882 794 / email nshale@hotmail.com
  • More details

Family Wild Camp Weekend: Tortworth Forest Centre

A weekend to remember and a chance for the whole family to relax and unwind in a beautiful woodland setting.

Organised by Adventures in Nature, this will be a wild camp weekend with the option to learn bush-craft skills that you can take home with you.

Each night all will share food cooked on the camp fire and there will be plenty of opportunities for exploring the site, group games, camp fire songs and feeding the resident goats!

You will also have the option to learn bush-craft skills from a qualified Forest School Instructor, covering the following: fire lighting, cooking on the fire, wild food foraging, putting up a shelter, knife work and more!

Evening meals around the campfire and all activities included. There is a compost toilet on site.

  • Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August
  • £140 per family of 4 for the weekend (£15 for each additional child), £60 Adult ticket, £30 Child Ticket (up to 2 children, £15 for each additional child), 2 and under Free
  • £50 to Hire a Bell Tent (sleeps 4/5)
  • Just 20 minute drive North of Bristol, near Wotton-Under-Edge, at Tortworth Forest Centre
  • More details

SATURDAY 12th AUGUST

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 13th AUGUST

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

THURSDAY 24th AUGUST

Colourful Minds Art & Craft Workshop: Craftisan Shop & Café

A creative and colourful art and craft workshop for children of all ages. Today’s activity will be Paper Bag Flowers and Stars. All materials supplied.

SATURDAY 26th AUGUST

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 27th AUGUST

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

THURSDAY 31st AUGUST

Colourful Minds Art & Craft Workshop: Craftisan Shop & Café

A creative and colourful art and craft workshop for children of all ages. Today’s activity will be Colourful Shadow Puppets. All materials supplied.

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER

ession will run for 45 minutes and involve a variety of set, props, puppets, songs, movement, bubbles, giant-nets, parachutes, costume, recycled scrap and a whole heap of make believe fun!

Lilliput Concert: Redland Park United Reformed Church

Live classical music especially for families with young children. A relaxed, baby-friendly environment where grown-ups and children can enjoy 40 minutes of the best classical music on offer without having to worry about little ones sitting still or being quiet!

All members of the family are welcome, from newborn babies through to great grannies.

Young children will be actively encouraged to get up close to the performers and their instruments and join in with the music-making and dancing on stage!

As always, the concert will be followed by quality coffee and delicious cake.

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

Open Evening at Fairfield High School

Are you looking for an exceptional secondary school for your child?

FHS has been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ and is currently celebrating a significant rise of 8% in overall results from last year.

This open evening will give you the opportunity to find out more. All welcome.

  • 6 – 9pm
  • FHS, Allfoston Rd, Horfield, BS7 9NL
  • More details

SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

THURSDAY 5th OCTOBER

Open Morning at Fairfield High School

Are you looking for an exceptional secondary school for your child?

FHS has been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ and is currently celebrating a significant rise of 8% in overall results from last year.

This open morning will give you the opportunity to find out more. All welcome.

  • 9.15 – 10.30am
  • FHS, Allfoston Rd, Horfield, BS7 9NL
  • More details

FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER

Open Morning at Fairfield High School

Are you looking for an exceptional secondary school for your child?

FHS has been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ and is currently celebrating a significant rise of 8% in overall results from last year.

This open morning will give you the opportunity to find out more. All welcome.

  • 9.15 – 10.30am
  • FHS, Allfoston Rd, Horfield, BS7 9NL
  • More details

SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER

Open Morning at Fairfield High School

Are you looking for an exceptional secondary school for your child?

FHS has been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ and is currently celebrating a significant rise of 8% in overall results from last year.

This open morning will give you the opportunity to find out more. All welcome.

  • 9.15 – 10.30am
  • FHS, Allfoston Rd, Horfield, BS7 9NL
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER

Open Morning at Fairfield High School

Are you looking for an exceptional secondary school for your child?

FHS has been judged by Ofsted as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ and is currently celebrating a significant rise of 8% in overall results from last year.

This open morning will give you the opportunity to find out more. All welcome.

  • 9.15 – 10.30am
  • FHS, Allfoston Rd, Horfield, BS7 9NL
  • More details

SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

Train Rides: M Shed

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

  • 11am – 4pm (buy tickets on board on the day)
  • Single £2 / Return £3 (M Shed to ss Great Britain) / Under 6s travel free
  • M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN
  • More details

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