14 Creative Events this February Half Term in Bristol

14 Creative Events this February Half Term in Bristol

February Half Term is nearly here and there are loads of fun events happening across Bristol and beyond to keep kids of all ages (and their parents) happy! Art workshops, light trails, theatre and much more.

Here's a list of some of the wonderful events that caught our eye. Enjoy!

Bath Bomb Workshop with Faith & Betty
BAM Store + Space
Thu 16 Feb
Tickets £10
Learn how to make fizzing bath bombs with local beauty brand Faith & Betty. Go home with a few to treat yourself with! Ages 8+.

Bristol Light Festival
Bristol City Centre
Until 12 Feb
Various times
Catch the final weekend of this city wide festival. Explore a number of light installations located around Bristol.

The Tap Dancing Mermaid
The Wardrobe Theatre
12 - 16 Feb
Various times
Tickets £8 (under 2s free)
A beautiful story of a watery boy named called Leo and his new tap dancing friend. Puppetry, live music and, of course, tap dancing for ages 3-103!

Amazing Egg Box Animals
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Mon 13 Feb
13:30 - 13:00
FREE (booking essential)
Make your own egg box creepy crawlies whilst learning about the critters that live in the cemetery. A free drop-in craft session. Story walks also taking place during half term.

Half Term Family Day
Bristol Old Vic
Mon 13 Feb
11:00 - 15:00
A full day of trails, craft workshops, dressing up and story time. All drop-in, so booking required and all ages are welcome to join in.

We Are Family: Colours, Collages & Collaborations
Tue 14 Feb
11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Make one of collages and a huge collaborative artwork in these fun sessions led by Let's Make Art.

Half Term Programme
Children's Scrapstore
14 - 17 Feb
Various times
Tickets £10 (£8 additional siblings)
A range of creative sessions at everyone's favourite scrapstore! Explore messy play, animation, robots, and more.

Mog the Forgetful Cat
Bristol Old Vic
14 - 18 Feb
Various times
Tickets from £13
Join Mog and the Thomas family on a journey through one year in the life of everyone's favourite cat! A lively and enchanting production for ages 3+.

We Are Family: Hidden Creatures
15 + 16 Feb
11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Create your own soil creature in this free drop-in session. A hands-on workshop to imaging the magical life of hidden creatures that live underground.

Let's Make Art Club
British Road Church Hall, BS3
16 + 17 Feb

9:00 - 17:00 each day
Tickets £55
A full day of making, collage, games, film, snacks and a collaborative massive balloon sculpture! Suitable for ages 8+.

Marvellous Medicine Workshops
John Wesley's New Room
16 + 17 Feb

Various times
Tickets £4 per child
Come and learn about John Wesley’s interest in natural remedies and medicines. Discover how herbs are used in natural remedies and make your own mini herb garden to take away.

Little Murmur
Bristol Old Vic
16 - 18 Feb
Various times
Tickets from £10
Exploring the trails and tribulations of living with dyslexia, this is a new dance theatre show for everyone age 7+, with groundbreaking projection, an extraordinary soundscape and a blizzard of paper and confetti.

GLOW 2023
Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare
15 - 18 Feb
Various times
Tickets from £5 (or pay what you can)
GLOW is back bigger and brighter than ever to dazzle Weston-super-Mare. Visitors can expect to be enthralled by a trail of light installations, interactive activities and sensory experiences suitable for all the family.

Drop-in Collaborative Lino Printing
Centrespace Studios
Sat 18 Feb
11:00 - 15:00
FREE (donations welcome)
A drop-in print day suitable for all ages. Carve and print your own postcard and help create a collaborative giant marine-inspired lino print. Part of the Lino Print 3 exhibition.

Felix Road Adventure Playground will be open 12:00 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday of half term plus 18:00 - 19:30 on the Wednesday and 13:00 - 17:00 on Sunday. St Paul's Adventure Playground will be open access 13:00 - 17:00 on Monday-Friday of half term.

And of course, check out our kids section for lots of great games and activities to enjoy at home.

Hope you all have a great half term! Please share this guide with anyone you think might find it useful.


As always, these events are not organised by BAM so please check information with the venues before setting out.

Photography: Trumpet Flowers by Amigo and Amigo at Bristol Light Festival
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