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If you are looking for ideas to keep the children entertained during the holidays then take a look at the holiday activities below.
Visit one of Bristol's fascinating museums, free entry.
6, 7, 13, 27, 20 August, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Enjoy a Castle Open Day and Treasure Hunt around Castle Hill. Pick up a map at the castle and follow it trying to find items that the Giant Goram has left around Castle Hill.
Bristol Museum and Art gallery
Go behind the scenes: Natural Wonders
Friday 15 August, 11am to 3pm
Tour the museum’s Natural History stores and see huge skeletons, tiny bugs and pickled fish. Tours leave every 10 minutes. Book your place on the day.
See our Museum what's on page for a full list of museum events and activities
Wallace and Gromit from the drawing board
24 May to 7 September 2014
Explore the world which lies behind the Wallace and Gromit characters, their Bristol based creators, Aardman Animations and the award-winning films in which they star.
Wallace and Gromit from the drawing board.
Get Creative! (a Wallace and Gromit from the drawing board activity)
Every Thursday, 10am-12pm
Come and create your own stories inspired by Wallace and Gromit’s world, whatever your age, let your imagination run wild! Every Thursday in Wallace and Gromit from the drawing board.
Free with exhibition entry. Exhibition runs until 7 September.
Summer School Performance (with Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic)
Friday 8 August, 4pm
Join young people from local theatre groups for a unique work-in-progress performance, exploring the rich history of Wapping Wharf. For ages 11+.
Characters from clay with Aardman
Tuesday 12 and Tuesday 26 August, 10am, 12pm and 2pm (one hour workshop)
Make your favourite character, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep or Morph, with the help of Aardman’s expert model makers. Suitable for ages 4+.
Tickets cost £3 for children and £5 for an adult. Booking is essential.
** Keep your workshop ticket to visit Wallace and Gromit from the drawing board for half price on the day (or an alternative day if fully booked). **
Mythical Maze summer reading challenge
12 July to 13 September
This year’s summer reading challenge is a fabulous fantasy adventure that invites children to discover more about myths and legends from all over the world.
See our Mythical Maze page for more details.
Bristol has many parks and natural green spaces that are free for you to visit.
- Find your local park
- Find parks with cafes
- Go places to play website find out what is happening in your area, find a skate park or adventure playground
- Measured routes - We have created 12 measured routes for you to follow within some of our parks to encourage everyone to get fit - you can stroll, buggy push, scoot or jog around the park.
There are lots of events and activities 13 to 19 year olds in Bristol. To find out about sports, arts, volunteering, music events, festivals and youth clubs visit the Go places do things website. You can search by area to check for activities close to where you live.