10 Family Half-Term Events in Bristol

February half term is just around the corner and there are lots of brilliant events for families to enjoy in Bristol. Outdoor adventures, theatre, craft workshops, cultural events and lots more activities for all ages. So whether you're a Bristol local or you're just visiting, take a look at our handy events guide and plan a half term filled with fun.

1. Bristol Light Festival

Bristol Light Festival - Elysian Atelier Sisu installation

Kick off half term by catching the end of this annual arts event in the city centre. Astronauts in the cathedral, giant inflatable arches, giant flowers, mirror installations and, of course, the neon swings! All ages will love exploring the light installations and it makes for a fun night out with the family. 

2 - 11 February
17:00 - 22:00
City Centre

2. Clifton Observatory Scavenger Hunt

Clifton Observatory Scavenger Hunt - BAM Store + Space family events guide half term

Head up to Clifton and take part in their half term scavenger hunt with lots of fun clues about the observatory and the surrounding area. Ticket includes full access to the attractions.

10 - 18 February
10:00 - 16:00
Tickets from £3.50
Clifton Observatory

3. Lunar New Year Celebrations

Lunar New Year celebrations at Wai Yee Hong Bristol half term events guide

The Lunar New Year at this annual event is always busy and colourful! Expect dancing, music, martial arts, street food and of course the traditional lion dance. There are also activities inside the store for those who prefer a quieter atmosphere.

Saturday 10 February
Lion dances at 11:00 & 13:30
FREE with donations to Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal
Wai Yee Hong Supermarket

4. Fire Lighting Workshop

Fire Lighting Workshop Arnos Vale Cemetery - BAM Store + Space family events guide

Learn the art of fire lighting. Find out how to build a good fire and what materials are suitable. Then toast a marshmallow to make a 'smore to finish off the session. This activity is suitable for ages 6+. Other half term events include story walks and history tours for teenagers.

Tuesday 13 February
10:30 & 13:30
Tickets £8
Arnos Vale Cemetery

5. Boxville

Boxville Tobacco Factory Theatres - BAM Store + Space half term events guide for families Bristol

Join Designer Sam Wilde and Director Ian Nicholson to craft-a-long and build your way through the story, meeting paper dragons, corrugated pirates and cardboard space robots in this stem skilled, hands on, interactive, time travel adventure! Cardboard based imaginative fun for ages 4-8 and their families.

13 - 15 February
Various times
Tickets from £11
Tobacco Factory Theatres

6. Midnight Mole

Midnight Mole Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol Half Term February 2024

The Cherry Orchard is Madame Ranevsky's favourite place and tonight she's saying goodbye one last time before moving house. A heart-warming, moon-dancing adventure – with a nod to Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard – full of puppetry and music. Suitable for children aged 6 months - 4 years and their families.

13 - 17 February
Various times
Tickets from £11
Tobacco Factory Theatres

7. Ships Family Activity

Family Activity Ships M Shed - BAM Store + Space bristol family events guide

A family activity day on the theme of ships. There will be arts and crafts, an opportunity to experience some of the activities sailors got up to at sea, trails and much more! Afterwards, follow a map to navigate your way around the M Shed galleries in search of treasure and historical finds.

Tuesday 13 February
10:30- 15:30
FREE but donations welcome
M Shed

8. Board Games Day

Free board games day at zion bristol half term events guide

A free board games day where you can stay for one game or the whole day! The café will be open for drinks, snacks and hot food to keep you going through all the board games. Other half term events include a puppet workshop and a Lego day.

Tuesday 13 February
09:00 - 15:00
FREE but RSVP via link
Zion Bristol

9. Funny Family Day

Funny Family Day at Bristol Old Vic bristol half term events guide

Based on the Bristol Old Vic's half term family show, The Farmer and The Clown, these fun workshops will help you connect with one another through laughter and play. Live music, crafts, dressing up and trails!

Wednesday 14 February
11:30- 15:00
FREE but workshops are bookable
Bristol Old Vic

10. Woodland Tales with Granddad

Woodland Tales with Granddad at Wardrobe Theatre bristol family events guide

Something is happening in the woods. Machines are gathering at its edge and a mysterious call is heard across the valley. Laura the ladybird, Jeffrey the spider, Brett the woodlouse and Willoughby the woodpecker are worried. Velda the vixen knows there’s only one person who can help them – Granddad. But is there enough time? Can they save the wood? And will the mystery stranger help? A magical puppetry show for ages 3-8 and their families.

14 - 20 February
Various times
Tickets £10
Wardrobe Theatre

If you know of any other events you think we should include, get in touch and let us know. And as always, if you found this useful please share with your friends! Hope you have all have a wonderful half term!


These events are not organised by BAM Store + Space so please check times and dates with the venues. Header image: Bristol Light Festival installation by Dave Buonaguidi.

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