What’s On

MONDAY 21st AUGUST

Daughters of Igbo Woman: Georgian House Museum

African writers respond to Bristol’s transatlantic slavery legacy by evoking the voices of three generations of women from one family, separated by the Atlantic ocean.

Daughters of Igbo Woman is a memorial installation using film and sound in remembrance of Fanny Coker (1767-1820). Fanny Coker was maidservant to Mrs Pinney at the Georgian House.

These installations mark 250 years since Fanny’s Coker’s birth in Nevis.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Free, donations welcome
  • Georgian House Museum, 7 Great George St, BS1 5RR
  • More details

TUESDAY 22nd AUGUST

Woodland Art & Craft Day: Leigh Woods

A holiday club session for children aged 7 – 11.which is being run by My Green World, who work in partnership with the Forestry Commission at Leigh Woods to encourage wildlife awareness amongst children and adults alike.

Children will spend an action-packed day exploring the woods and the natural materials they find there to paint, make and play.

They can also expect to play games, get dirty, have lots of fun and make new friends!

The holiday club session will be run by a team of experienced outdoors tutors who are First Aid qualified and DBS checked.

Children need to bring warm, waterproof clothing and footwear, plus a snack, packed lunch and drink. All other supplies/resources will be provided.

  • 9.30am – 3.30pm
  • £28 per child (special offer: 2 siblings for £50 or bring a friend and save £5)
  • For more information please email
  • info@mygreenworld.co.ukTo register a place for your child please CLICK HERE.

Daughters of Igbo Woman: Georgian House Museum

African writers respond to Bristol’s transatlantic slavery legacy by evoking the voices of three generations of women from one family, separated by the Atlantic ocean.

Daughters of Igbo Woman is a memorial installation using film and sound in remembrance of Fanny Coker (1767-1820). Fanny Coker was maidservant to Mrs Pinney at the Georgian House.

These installations mark 250 years since Fanny’s Coker’s birth in Nevis.

  • 11am – 4pm
  • Free, donations welcome
  • Georgian House Museum, 7 Great George St, BS1 5RR
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST

Sticky Adventures: Blaise Castle House Museum

Try your hand at stick-based weaving, mobiles and crowns. Play games and activities with nothing but a humble stick. Explore the park then bring the whole family, a bundle of sticks and your own imagination for a stick-tastic day.

Ideal for children aged 3 – 10 accompanied by an adult.

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

THURSDAY 24th AUGUST

Mummy Trouble: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Sail down the Nile with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery!

Older children will love this hands-on workshop exploring pyramids, pharaohs and mummification.

Practice hieroglyphic writing, create your own mini-mummy and decorate a canopic jar, all inspired by the museum’s fantastic Egypt gallery.

Suitable for children aged 8 – 13 years old.

  • 10am – 1pm
  • £10 per child
  • Limited spaces – booking essential
  • More details

Pop-Up Play in the Park: Blaise Castle Estate

Exciting free pop up play sessions for children in the grounds of the beautiful Blaise Castle Estate in Henbury.

The fun and creative play sessions are being offered by Unique Voice, a local drama organisation which uses the arts to help inspire children’s creativity, ambition and confidence.

The drop-in session will include games, crafts and other fun activities and will be ideal for children aged 3+ years. No booking required.

  • Choice of two sessions: 10 – 11.30am or 12 – 1.30pm
  • Free
  • Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Road BS10 7QS
  • More details

FRIDAY 25th AUGUST

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Drag Queen Story Time: Watershed

Putting the rainbow in reading at the Watershed’s first ever Drag Queen Storytime, a fun, inclusive couple of hours for families in the Café/Bar with fabulous local Drag Queen, Donna La Mode.

Capture the imagination and fun of gender fluidity and imagine a world where people – and insects – can transform and be who they really want to be.

Expect some friendly sing-a-longs, dancing and plenty of live readings from such childrens’ classics as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Alice In Wonderland and 10,000 dresses. Why not transform yourself for the event? Come along as a butterfly, ladybird, dragonfly or your favourite mini-beast!

Suitable for ages 2 – 11 years.

  • 10am – 12 noon, drop-in
  • Free
  • Watershed Café, 1 Canon’s Rd, BS1 5TX
  • More details

Pop-Up Play in the Park: Blaise Castle Estate

Exciting free pop up play sessions for children in the grounds of the beautiful Blaise Castle Estate in Henbury.

The fun and creative play sessions are being offered by Unique Voice, a local drama organisation which uses the arts to help inspire children’s creativity, ambition and confidence.

The drop-in session will include games, crafts and other fun activities and will be ideal for children aged 3+ years. No booking required.

  • Choice of two sessions: 10 – 11.30am or 12 – 1.30pm
  • Free
  • Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Road BS10 7QS
  • More details

Outdoors Fun for Under 8s: The Old Library, Eastville

Free outdoors fun for children under 8 including den building, tree decorating, air twirlers, outdoor games and more in The Old Library garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy the fun!

  • 11am – 2pm, drop-in
  • Free
  • The Old Library, Eastville, BS5 6XP
  • More details

SUNDAY 27th AUGUST

Tom’s Family Fun Day & Dog Show: Oldbury Court Estate

An amazing day of fun for all the family – including dogs!

Free entry, this fantastic event includes a raffle, bottle stall, food, refreshments, activities and a fun dog show – just £2 per entry! Open to all ages and our fun dog show is open to breeds big, small, noisy, quiet, cross breed and pedigree! We will be welcoming guest Crufts judge Marina Foley plus guests judges from all our wonderful, generous class sponsors – all local Bristol companies.

The fun day and dog show is being hosted in order to raise money for local man Tom, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. Money raised will be used for ground-breaking and proven treatment in Poland to save his life.

So, bring the whole family and enjoy a day of fundraising.

  • Sunday 27th August 10am – 4.30pm
  • £2 per entry
  • Oldbury Court Estate, Fishponds
  • More details

Family Funday at Bristol Goals, Stoke Gifford

A family event in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis charity. Bubble football, BBQ, games, music, inflatables and much more.

  • 11am – 4pm, drop-in
  • £5 adults, £2 under 13s, £10 family of 4
  • Tickets can be bought on day or pre-purchase by contacting Goals on 0117 908 8811
  • Goals Bristol North, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8LP

WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST

Pop-Up Play in the Park: Blaise Castle Estate

Exciting free pop up play sessions for children in the grounds of the beautiful Blaise Castle Estate in Henbury.

The fun and creative play sessions are being offered by Unique Voice, a local drama organisation which uses the arts to help inspire children’s creativity, ambition and confidence.

The drop-in session will include games, crafts and other fun activities and will be ideal for children aged 3+ years. No booking required.

  • Choice of two sessions: 10 – 11.30am or 12 – 1.30pm
  • Free
  • Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Road BS10 7QS
  • More details

Animal Story Factory Blaise Castle House Museum

Create your own animal story with local children’s author Rachel Carter. Invent a character, plan your plot and write an amazing adventure using the gardens and woodlands around Blaise Castle House as an inspiration.

Craft activities will be taking place and refreshments will be served in the amazing Community Gardens which will be open to explore especially for this event.

Ideal for ages 3 – 10 with an accompanying adult.

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

SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

Pop-Up Play in the Park: Blaise Castle Estate

Exciting free pop up play sessions for children in the grounds of the beautiful Blaise Castle Estate in Henbury.

The fun and creative play sessions are being offered by Unique Voice, a local drama organisation which uses the arts to help inspire children’s creativity, ambition and confidence.

The drop-in session will include games, crafts and other fun activities and will be ideal for children aged 3+ years. No booking required.

  • Choice of two sessions: 10 – 11.30am or 12 – 1.30pm
  • Free
  • Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Road BS10 7QS
  • More details

TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER

Free Tiny Toes Ballet Taster Session: Turnberries, Thornbury

Come and join Tiny Toes Ballet Bristol, traveling around the world through dance. Tiny Toes Ballet is a leading pre-school dance programme, captivating a world of educational movement & music for babies and toddlers from 6 months – 7 years old, packed with dance, songs, friendship, and laughter.

To book your child into the correct class and age group pre-booking is essential.

WEDNESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER

Free Tiny Toes Ballet Taster Session: Frampton Cotterell & District Community Association

Come and join Tiny Toes Ballet Bristol, traveling around the world through dance. Tiny Toes Ballet is a leading pre-school dance programme, captivating a world of educational movement & music for babies and toddlers from 6 months – 7 years old, packed with dance, songs, friendship, and laughter.

To book your child into the correct class and age group pre-booking is essential.

SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

The Tortoise & The Hare: A Tiny Steps Performance at Redland Park United Reformed Church

An interactive dance performance of The Tortoise and The Hare with Tiny Steps Performances which is especially for children and their families.

Children will be actively encouraged to join in with the dancers, plus there will also be a dressing up party/performance and a best costume contest with the best price of free tea and cake!

  •  10.30 – 1.30pm
  • Redland Park United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, Redland
  • More details

Saturday Drama Classes with Bristol Academy of Drama

On Saturday 9th September a new term of affordable Saturday Drama Classes for children aged 7 – 12 with Bristol Academy of Drama will start in Bristol.

Classes will take place from 9 – 11am each Saturday in term-time at 1532 Performing Arts Centre, Elton Road, BS8 1SR.

The Academy’s team of facilitators work with students on their team work and confidence skills through drama games, plus teach them about the many different theatre styles.  Their focus is not on the musical theatre genre and performances will involve classic stories which are specially written for the Academy.

Students will also rehearse for a specially written version of James and the Giant Peach which will be performed on Sat 20th January in the wonderful 1532 PAC Theatre for family and friends.  The chance for the students to perform in such a professional arts space will be a real inspiration and a unforgettable experience. Following this performance, student will then work towards a summer show to be held in early July.

The new term of Saturday drama classes will take place on these dates:

9 Sept, 16 Sept, 23 Sept, 30 Sept, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec & 9 Dec.

A term’s lessons cost £150 which equates to only £7.50 per hour.  Free trial sessions are available.

For more information please email bristolacademyofdrama@gmail.com.

For details on how to book please visit https://bristolacademydrama.wixsite.com/website

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

Harvest Fair: The Golden Hill Community Garden

All welcome to the garden’s harvest fair. Lots of fun for all ages.

  • 1 – 4pm
  • The Golden Hill Community Garden, Monk Rd, BS7 8NE
  • 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

TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER

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

Family networking event with Faye Dicker, aka Freelance Mum – children welcome!

Nicole Squire from Frank Water will be guest speaking at the event, telling the Frank Water story, funding safe water for sanitation to over 663 million people world-wide.

You will have lots of opportunity to meet and network with other mums and dads in business. There will also be a netwalk, fresh coffee and delicious cake, plus some fantastic activities to keep kids occupied.

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • Tickets: £12, children free
  • St Paul’s Church, Coronation Rd, Southville BS3 1DG
  • 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

Behind the Scenes Tours at Bristol Museum

Join the museum’s curators on a behind the scenes tours of the World Cultures collection. Tours take place at 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm and last approximately 30 minutes.

Limited places. Age 7+ with accompanying adult.

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

FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

Freelance Mum at the Farm: Windmill Hill City Farm

A family networking event with Faye Dicker, aka Freelance Mum for mums and dads in business – children welcome!

Guest speaking will be Debs Penrice from 27 Marketing who understands the juggling act and is able to help small businesses connect with their audience when it comes to telling their story.

There will also be plenty of opportunity to meet and network with other fellow parents in business, enjoy a netwalk around the farm, fresh coffee and delicious cake, plus there will be creative activities to keep kids occupied.

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • £12 per ticket, children free
  • Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip St, Bedminster BS3 4EA
  • 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

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

Crane Rides: M Shed

Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

  • Electric crane rides: £2 / Fairbairn steam crane rides: free, but donations welcome
  • Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN
  • More details

Sprogs Children’s Nearly New Sale: Horfield Parish Church Hall

Good quality children’s clothes, toys and nursery equipment for sale. Yummy tea and cakes served too!

  • 10 – 11.30am
  • £1 adult admission (donation goes to charity, Children’s Hospice South West)
  • Horfield Parish Church Hall, Wellington Hill, Horfield BS7 8ST
  • For more information email sprogs@yahoo.com
  • More details

SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER

Crane Rides: M Shed

Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

  • Electric crane rides: £2 / Fairbairn steam crane rides: free, but donations welcome
  • Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, 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 Torwood House School, Redland

We pride ourselves here at Torwood House School in knowing every child personally therefore no child is ever unnoticed or invisible.  Every child’s aspirations are whole-heartedly supported, whatever direction they wish to take.

Our Independent School’s Association (ISA) Junior and Prep School Award for Excellence and Innovation clearly demonstrates our passion for our children’s learning and our commitment to providing a cutting edge curriculum.

Our award winning education coupled with a nurturing environment means each child receives a tailored teaching style to suit them, allowing them to truly flourish.  Our pupils learn a modern foreign language, which gives pupils a wider world view and an appreciation of cultures other than English at an earlier age than many. Other provision includes, unlike many other schools, weekly swimming lessons and Forest School for Reception children, which sees them exploring the natural world in nearby woodland.  Clearly, our children are at the heart of everything we do!

Why not come and meet our children, our greatest ambassadors!  Our Open Morning Event is being held on Friday 6th October from 9.30 am until 12.00 noon.  We offer primary education for boys and girls between the ages of 4 -11 years and are based in Redland.

For more information please visit http://www.torwoodhouseschool.co.uk/

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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