Bristol Summer Holiday Guide 2022

Table filled with arts and crafts supplies including pencils, stamp cutters, paper and more

School's out for summer and there's plenty of fun things happening in and around Bristol to entertain kids and their families. From theatre and art to cinema and parties, there's something for everyone.

Obviously there'll be rainy days and days when you can't be bothered to leave the house and for those we have games, toys and activity kits to keep everyone happy including our bestselling Design a T-shirt Kits. Shop our full Summer of Fun collection here.

In the meantime, here's a list of the events that caught our eye. Enjoy!

Peachin' Summer Party
Sun 24 July
12:00 - 19:00
Tickets from £6 (donations for kids aged 5+)
Afternoon of family fun with music from Queen Bee, Dancehall Generals, DJ Dad. Face painting, craft, games, food and more.

School's Out: Summer Art Series
Wed 27 July
11:00 - 14:00
Art session for creative kids and their families with mural artist Farrah. More sessions to come over the summer.

We The Curious Summer Events
Around Bristol
27 July - 31 August
Various times
Various prices
As We The Curious is out of action this summer, they will be appearing at various locations all over the city. They will also be running sessions in Anchor Square each weekend.

We Are Family
Every Tuesday + Wednesday in Aug
11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00
Drop-in family workshops inspired by the current exhibition, Forest: Wake This Ground. Run by Let's Make Art.

Family Space Days
Arnos Vale Cemetery
4 + 13 Aug
Various times
Tickets from £6
Immerse yourself in space, sound and psychedelic visuals at these fun family friendly planetarium sessions or the later Pink Floyd inspired adult sessions. Also at St Werburghs Community Centre 7 + 9 Aug.

College Green
4 - 14 August
13:00 - 19:00
An immersive experience of colours, domes, tunnels and pods. Fully accessible, you'll be transported to a world of wonder!

Encanto Outdoor Cinema Experience
Clifton Downs
5 August
Tickets from £10.50
Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon watching the hit movie up on the Downs.

Country Fayre
Old Down Estate
Sun 7 August
10:00 - 17:00
Tickets from £8.00
Competitions, dog shows, craft activities, food and more at this lovely country park just outside Bristol.

Grayson's Art Club: Family Workshop
Bristol Museum
Thu 11 Aug
10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
FREE (donations welcome)
To celebrate Grayson Perry's exhibition, CreativeShift will be running a drop-in workshop encouraging everyone to make art!

Scribble & Sketch
Easton Community Centre
Sat 13 Aug
10:30 - 12:30
Monthy drop in arts and crafts session for families. Also happening at other venues around the city.

Redfest presents 'Famfest'
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Sat 13 Aug
12:00 - 17:00
Mini Festival of Spectacular Circus Performances, Live Music, Theaurapeutic Arts & Massage. Join us for a great family focussed day of performance and workshops.

Hoo-Ha! Festival
Bristol Beacon
17 - 19 Aug
10:00 - 15:00
Three days jammed packed with music, dancing and activities for little people and their families.

Young Chefs Summer Session
Coexist Community Kitchen
17, 22 and 30 Aug
9:30 - 12:00
Explore the world of cooking and baking in these fun sessions for kids aged 8-15.

Adding Colour to Mars
Bristol Museum
17 - 31 August
13:30 - 15:30
FREE (donations welcome)
Learn how to make clothing from minimal resources with Spacewear Fashion and textiles artist Anurita Chandola. Drop-in for ages 4+.

A Midsummer's Night Dream
Eastville Park Swimming Pool
Until 20 August
Various times
Tickets from £12.50
A vibrant outdoor theatre performance that will bring this corner of the park to life! Suitable for ages 10+.

Children's Scrapstore Summer Programme
Children's Scrapstore
Until 31 Aug
Tickets from £8, some free events
A whole summer of scrappy fun including sessions for families, over 8s, under 2s and under 5s. There are also some free Super Saturdays to enjoy.

Parker's Adventure
Around the city
Until 31 Aug
To celebrate 135 years of the Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, follow this interactive trail and meet the weird and wonderful animals living around Bristol.

Henry Moore Sharing Form
Hauser & Wirth
Until 4 Sept
A little way out the city but a trip to this wonderful exhibition is well worth the visit and the garden is great for kids to run around in.

If there's anything you think we're missing let us know and we'll add it in. We hope you all have a wonderful summer!


Please check dates, times and availability with venues before leaving. None of these events are associated with BAM - we just think they sound fun!

Photo by Jorge Franganillo on Unsplash



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