What’s On

FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER

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

A family networking session for parents in business – children welcome!

Today’s guest speaker will be Jo Hodge, the Digital Marketing Fairy who will helping you to get email savvy when it comes to newsletters.

Come along to meet like-minded parents in business and grow your own business while doing so. Your children will be kept happily entertained and there will be fresh coffee and cake on offer, too.

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • £12
  • Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip St, Bedminster BS3 4EA
  • More details

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: Redland United Reformed Church

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.

  • 10am or 11.15am
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Redland United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, BS6 6SA
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER

‘Festival of Song’ Lilliput Concert: Redland Park United Reformed Church

A wonderful way to introduce your baby or child to beautiful live classical music in this month’s Lilliput Concert. Children will also have the chance to have a go on the instruments!

This month Lilliput welcomes Tenor John Bacon and Pianist Helen Mills to bring a festival of song to young children.

  • 10.30 – 11.30am
  • Redland Park URC, Whiteladies Road, BS6 6SA
  • Booking 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

Halloween Party: Hartcliff Community Farm

Arts, crafts, music, games, party food and a bouncy castle. Costumes encouraged!

50 tickets available which will be sold on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • 3 – 4pm
  • £2.50 per child (under 10s) – on sale from Hartcliffe Farm Café
  • Hartcliffe Community Farm, Lampton Avenue, BS183 0QH
  • More details

Halloween Rock Painting: Hartcliffe Community Farm

Come along to paint your own spooky rock to hide, whether it is a ghost, witch, monster, pumpkin or your very own design!

  • 10.30am – 2.30pm
  • £1 per child
  • Hartcliffe Community Farm, Lampton Avenue, BS183 0QH
  • 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

Apple Day at Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Lots of apple-related fun for all ages including Pigsty Morris dancing, apple tasting, apple pressing, plus refreshments, fruit trees and local produce for sale.
  • 2 – 4pm
  • Find the orchard via lane next to 22 Kings Drive, Bishopston – turn left and it’s first gate on right
  • More details

MONDAY 23rd OCTOBER

diddi dance Kids’ Halloween Half-Term Holiday Class: Emersons Green Village Hall 

A one-off half-term Halloween class for children aged from around 18 months – 7 years of age.

The class will include dancing, singing, action songs, fun props, music and of course, lots of gentle Halloween fun!

All children welcome; you don’t need to have already signed up to diddi dance classes to come along.

Children are invited to come in fancy dress (however no over the head masks, please).

diddi dance Kids’ Halloween Half-Term Holiday Class: Victoria Park Baptist Church 

A one-off half-term Halloween class for children aged from around 18 months – 7 years of age.

The class will include dancing, singing, action songs, fun props, music and of course, lots of gentle Halloween fun!

All children welcome; you don’t need to have already signed up to diddi dance classes to come along.

Children are invited to come in fancy dress (however no over the head masks, please).

Holiday Club Session in St Andrews Park with The Outdoors Project

A fun outdoor, high-energy holiday club session for girls and boys aged 5 – 12.

HARRY POTTER DAY: Wand making master class. Play the game of Quidditch, Griffendor, Slither, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw…. which house are you?

TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER

diddi dance Kids’ Halloween Half-Term Holiday Class: Ridgewood Community Centre

A one-off half-term Halloween class for children aged from around 18 months – 7 years of age.

The class will include dancing, singing, action songs, fun props, music and of course, lots of gentle Halloween fun!

All children welcome; you don’t need to have already signed up to diddi dance classes to come along.

Children are invited to come in fancy dress (however no over the head masks, please).

Holiday Club Session in St Andrews Park with The Outdoors Project

A fun outdoor, high-energy holiday club session for girls and boys aged 5 – 12.

DAY OF THE VIKINGS: Welcome to the world of the Vikings. Learn and play the game of Kubb, design and make your own Viking Warrior rune stone.

WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER

diddi dance Kids’ Halloween Half-Term Holiday Class: Henleaze Trinity Church

A one-off half-term Halloween class for children aged from around 18 months – 7 years of age.

The class will include dancing, singing, action songs, fun props, music and of course, lots of gentle Halloween fun!

All children welcome; you don’t need to have already signed up to diddi dance classes to come along.

Children are invited to come in fancy dress (however no over the head masks, please).

Holiday Club Session in St Andrews Park with The Outdoors Project

A fun outdoor, high-energy holiday club session for girls and boys aged 5 – 12.

NERFEGEDDON: All Things Nerf, Tactical and Team games -NEW GAMES Hunger Games, Zombie Strike, Crystal Skull, Commando vs Crusader, Man Down and Blind Deal.

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

Apple Day: Lawrence Weston Community Farm 

A free afternoon of activities for all ages.

Juicing apples (bring your own or juice ours) – make toffee apples with APE – sing with the Barley Rye Choir, listen to apple stories – have a look around the autumn farm – buy some farm sausages to take home!

  • 1 – 4pm
  • Free
  • Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive, BS11 ONJ
  • More details

Halloween Family Fun Day: Blaise Castle House Museum

Ideal for children aged around 3 – 10, lots of Halloween surprises throughout the museum, plus a scary-fairy door trail!

There will also be hands-on and creative activities exploring the museum’s exhibitions and collections and kids are invited to dress-up in their spookiest outfits to get in the Halloween spirit!

  • 11am – 3pm, drop-in
  • Pay what you think
  • Blaise Castle House Museum, Henbury Road, BS10 7QS
  • More details

THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER

diddi dance Kids’ Halloween Half-Term Holiday Class: Emersons Green Village Hall 

A one-off half-term Halloween class for children aged from around 18 months – 7 years of age.

The class will include dancing, singing, action songs, fun props, music and of course, lots of gentle Halloween fun!

All children welcome; you don’t need to have already signed up to diddi dance classes to come along.

Children are invited to come in fancy dress (however no over the head masks, please).

Holiday Club Session in St Andrews Park with The Outdoors Project

A fun outdoor, high-energy holiday club session for girls and boys aged 5 – 12.

MINECRAFT Vs WILDCRAFT: Collect your elements and reward pixels, build and maintain your village, earn points and protect your land. Watch out for the Creeper!

LEGOMANIA! Clevedon YMCA

LEGOMANIA! is back for the third year of LEGO, crafts and cake!

There will be bringing the usual mix of a HUGE collection of mixed LEGO pieces for children to build with as they wish, loads of craft items and ideas for children to experiment with, and some rather nice cakes.

Adults get a chance to sit and relax with tea and cake while the children get creative – what’s not to like?

LEGOMANIA! is aimed mostly at children aged 4-13 but three year olds are welcome as long as they are closely supervised and older children can come along too.

  • Two sessions: 10.30am – 1pm or 2 – 4.30pm
  • Tickets: £6 for one child, £10 for two and £14 for three (only children taking part need tickets, accompanying adults and younger siblings go free)
  • Clevedon YMCA, Marson Rd, BS22 7NN
  • BOOK TICKETS

FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER

Dress up & Enjoy a Halloween Dance Party: Turnberrie’s Community Centre, Thornbury

Halloween Dance Party for children aged 18 months – 6 years. Children are invited to dress up in Halloween outfits!

  • Time: 11am – 12 noon
  • Cost: £3 with Free Drinks and Snacks
  • Venue: Turnberries Community Centre, Thornbury, BS35 2BB Thornbury
  •  Tickets limited so book now By calling Miss Daisy- 07596 882143 or by phoning Turnberries Reception
  • More details

diddi dance Kids’ Halloween Half-Term Holiday Class: Emersons Green Village Hall 

A one-off half-term Halloween class for children aged from around 18 months – 7 years of age.

The class will include dancing, singing, action songs, fun props, music and of course, lots of gentle Halloween fun!

All children welcome; you don’t need to have already signed up to diddi dance classes to come along.

Children are invited to come in fancy dress (however no over the head masks, please).

Holiday Club Session in Vassels Park, Oldbury Court: St Andrews Park with The Outdoors Project

A fun outdoor, high-energy holiday club session for girls and boys aged 5 – 12.

STREAM WALK: Scrambling, MEGA Rope Swing, Bridge Building, River paddling, Exploring. This is a big day, for the most intrepid. Bring a change of clothes and boots/shoes that can get wet and a rucksack for carrying everything – you will need your hands free to pull on ropes, climb over rocks and navigate down miniature waterfalls.

Dogs Trust Session: Bristol central Library

Learn all about dogs and how to care for them at this fun, free Dogs Trust session.

Suitable for children 5+ and their families. No need to book – just turn up on the day.

  • 11am
  • Free
  • Bristol Central Library, Deanery rd, BS1 5TL
  • More details

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER

A Tiny Steps Performance of Hansel & Gretel: Redland Park United Reformed Church

A family-friendly dance performance especially for children aged 0 – 8 and their families (older siblings welcome too)!

Put your best outfits on and get ready to see Grimm Brothers’ famous, mysterious and wonderful story of Hansel and Gretel being reinterpreted in a new light by “Critical Mass”, a collaboration of Svetlana Ovsyannikova and Herbert DesLauriers.

Children will be actively encouraged to join in with the dancers and learn a few dance steps! The performance will be followed by delicious home-made cakes and refreshments for children and adults.

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

Bristol Zombie Walk 2017: College Green

Bristol’s 10th official Zombie Walk through Bristol – all welcome along to watch!

  • Starts at College Green 1pm
  • Free
  • College Green, BS1 5SH
  • More details

Autumn Fair: Hartcliffe Community Farm 

Face painting, music, bouncy castle, candy floss, arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, hot food/ snacks/ drinks, stalls, home made cakes, plus a visit from Avon Fire Brigade at 2pm!

  • 11am – 2pm
  • Hartcliffe Community Farm, Lampton Avenue, BS183 0QH
  • More details

Easton Pumpkin Parade

Easton’s annual pumpkin parade.

The parade will start in Albion Road Park at 4pm to carve pumpkins and crafts galore. Then parade your carved pumpkins to Bellevue Park to enjoy some free pumpkin soup and best fancy dress competition!

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER

Mexican Day of the Dead: Bristol Museum

Fun celebrations at Bristol Museum for children and families, celebrating the Mexican festival, Day of the Dead.

Families are invited to add their memories and photos of loved ones to the museum’s colourful ofrenda shrine, plus enjoy music, dance, face painting and more!

There will be craft workshops to make your own Day of the Dead mementos, you can take a selfie with La Catarina and remember your own ancestors, and you can also learn about the traditional Día de los Muertos celebrations.

Suitable for all ages.

 

  • 10am – 5pm, drop-in
  • Pay what you think basis
  • Bristol Museum, Queens Rd, BS8 1RL
  • More details

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

TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER

Halloween Party: Café on the Common

All welcome along for some spooky fun at the Café on the Common. Themed barbecue, games, music, cakes, family fun.

All invited to come dressed in Halloween costume for a Fancy Dress Parade – prizes for kids and adults too!

  • 4 – 6.30pm
  • Free entry
  • The Cafe on the Common (next to the play park), Horfield Common
  • More details

Halloween Party in the Park: St Andrews Park

A Halloween event for children and families with lots of spooky fun for children, including Halloween treats, spooky stories from Mr Brown’s Pig at 4pm and 5.30pm, party games and barbecue.

There will also be a raffle with some amazing prizes.

Children and adults invited to come in fancy dress and there will be a prize for the best costume!

All money raised will go to CLIC Sargent, the charity which supports children, young people and their families suffering with cancer.

  • Starts 3pm
  • £3 donation fee per child
  • St Andrews Park, Effingham Road, BS6
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: The Greenbank, Easton

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.

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

THURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER

Year 7 Taster Day at Redmaids’ High School

Redmaids’ High School is an independent school for girls situated in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.

This event will give children the opportunity to find out more about its senior school which is for school years 7 – 11.

For more information about Redmaids’ High School please visit http://www.redmaidshigh.co.uk/

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.

SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER

Open Morning at Redmaids’ High Infant & Junior School

Redmaids’ High School is an independent school for girls situated in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.

This event will give interested parents and children the opportunity to find out more about its infant and junior school.

For more information about Redmaids’ High School please visit http://www.redmaidshigh.co.uk/

SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER

Dice Tales, The Improvised Story Show for Children: Kelven Players Studio

Dice Tales  will take children aged 5 – 12 on an adventure made not only for them but by them as well.

How will they do this? How will these stories unfold? Why, on the roll of a dice, of course!

As each dice falls, they decide the who, the where and the what on earth will happen next! Creating crazy characters, twisty plots and grand finales brand new every time!

But what will they be? A princess in a spaceship uncovering a hoard of treasure! Or a dinosaur learning magic to hold back an alien invasion!

Using funky oversized dice thrown into and around the audience, each roll will lead the performers into the next part of the story. No one will know where the story is going until the dice lands.

  • Performances: 10.30am & 11.30am on Sunday 5th November & Sunday 3rd December
  • Kelvin Players Studio, 253b Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8NY
  • Tickets are £6 each for aged 5 and above or £20 for a family ticket for 4 people
  • Tickets available online via the Dice Tales box office http://buytickets.at/dicetales
  • For more information and ticket updates, go to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/dicetalesshow
  • More details

MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER

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.

  • 10am or 11.15am
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Kelvin Players, 253b Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, BS7 8NY
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER

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.

Speech & Language Therapy Drop-in Advice Session

An free informal drop-in advice session for parents of children aged 0-5.

A chance to chat about your child’s speech and language development and gain useful information, advice and tips.

  • 9.30 – 11.30am
  • Filton Avenue Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Blakeney Rd, BS7 0DL
  • For more information email filtonavenuen@bristol-schools.uk / phone 0117 3772680

WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER

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.

  • 10am or 11.15am
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Redcliffe Bay Hall, Newhaven Rd, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8LH
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

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 10th NOVEMBER

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: Redland United Reformed Church

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.

  • 10am or 11.15am
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Redland United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, BS6 6SA
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER

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

THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER

Year 7 Taster Day at Redmaids’ High School

Redmaids’ High School is an independent school for girls situated in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.

This event will give children the opportunity to find out more about its senior school which is for school years 7 – 11.

For more information about Redmaids’ High School please visit http://www.redmaidshigh.co.uk/

FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER

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 22nd NOVEMBER

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 24th NOVEMBER

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: Long Ashton 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.

  • 12.15pm or 1.30pm
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9DP
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER

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.

WEDNESDAY 29th NOVEMBER

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

THURSDAY 30th NOVEMBER

Year 7 Taster Day at Redmaids’ High School

Redmaids’ High School is an independent school for girls situated in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.

This event will give children the opportunity to find out more about its senior school which is for school years 7 – 11.

For more information about Redmaids’ High School please visit http://www.redmaidshigh.co.uk/

FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: Long Ashton 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.

  • 12.15pm or 1.30pm
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9DP
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER

Dice Tales, The Improvised Story Show for Children: Kelven Players Studio

Dice Tales  will take children aged 5 – 12 on an adventure made not only for them but by them as well.

How will they do this? How will these stories unfold? Why, on the roll of a dice, of course!

As each dice falls, they decide the who, the where and the what on earth will happen next! Creating crazy characters, twisty plots and grand finales brand new every time!

But what will they be? A princess in a spaceship uncovering a hoard of treasure! Or a dinosaur learning magic to hold back an alien invasion!

Using funky oversized dice thrown into and around the audience, each roll will lead the performers into the next part of the story. No one will know where the story is going until the dice lands.

  • Performances: 10.30am & 11.30am on Sunday 5th November & Sunday 3rd December
  • Kelvin Players Studio, 253b Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8NY
  • Tickets are £6 each for aged 5 and above or £20 for a family ticket for 4 people
  • Tickets available online via the Dice Tales box office http://buytickets.at/dicetales
  • For more information and ticket updates, go to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/dicetalesshow
  • More details

TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: The Greenbank, Easton

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 6th 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

THURSDAY 7th DECEMBER

Visiting Morning at Redmaids’ High Infant & Junior School

Redmaids’ High School is an independent school for girls situated in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.

This event will give interested parents and children the opportunity to find out more about its infant and junior school.

For more information about Redmaids’ High School please visit http://www.redmaidshigh.co.uk/

Year 7 Taster Day at Redmaids’ High School

Redmaids’ High School is an independent school for girls situated in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.

This event will give children the opportunity to find out more about its senior school which is for school years 7 – 11.

For more information about Redmaids’ High School please visit http://www.redmaidshigh.co.uk/

FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER

DragonBird Theatre’s The Curious Crocodile & The Meaning of Life: Redland United Reformed Church

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.

  • 10am or 11.15am
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Redland United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, BS6 6SA
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER

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.

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

SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER

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.

MONDAY 18th DECEMBER

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.

  • 10am or 11.15am
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Kelvin Players, 253b Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, BS7 8NY
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER

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

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.

  • 10am or 11.15am
  • £3.50 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket)
  • Redcliffe Bay Hall, Newhaven Rd, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8LH
  • To buy tickets for The Curious Crocodile and The Meaning of Life please visit https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/8688/5e9d/

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.

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