Half term is here again, and for many of us, we're searching for some fun and exciting things to do to keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank. So luckily for all the mums, dads and grandparents out there, we've put together a list of some exciting events that are taking place across Bristol and beyond that are all free!
The home of park runs, balloon fiestas and many other big events throughout the year, Ashton Court is definitely the place to be for the dryer and brighter days. With 850 Acres of woodland and grassland, this destination offers endless entertainment from walking to cycling or simply exploring the woodland and enjoying a picnic. This is a great option to get some fresh air and make the most of the outdoors! If you have a few spare pennies, there is a café available with plenty of food options for children.
Windmill Hill Farm
Throughout the half term week, Windmill Hill Farm will be hosting a variety of activities; some free and some at a low cost. Including farm trails enriched with learning opportunities around history, animals and plants in the area whilst also exploring the farm and gardens. There are also mini pizza making activities, mini potters club and an outdoor play area for the kids to burn off some energy. Other farms in the area include Lawrence Weston Community Farm and St Werburgh's City Farm, both of which will provide hours of fun with a good mix of animals and outdoor play.
History Week at Weston Museum
After a big refurbishment last year, Weston Museum has reopened and since been the host to a wide range of activities for children. Between 10 am and 5 pm on February 18th to the 22nd be sure to pop in and enjoy hours of fun with Roman soldiers, Iron Age craftsmen and some WW2 characters. Prepare to be wowed during their week of history!
Crafty Sessions at Bristol Cathedral
Throughout half term, the Cathedral will be offering holiday craft mornings full of fun and creativity for children of all ages between the hours of 10 and and 12 noon. Not only that, they are also offering an 'explorer bag' to partake in their Wonderful Windows or Robin Route trails around the Cathedral grounds.
The Matthew of Bristol
The Matthew of Bristol is a replica of the tudor ship that put North America on the map, and it is available to visit for free at the Bristol floating Harbour. The Matthew is a much-loved part of Bristol's maritime heritage with a busy schedule of public trips, film and festival work as well as corporate and celebratory events. You can book tickets for a public trip or simply go on board to explore the deck and ring the bell. There is plenty to see on board and lots of things to do nearby so why not make a day of it!