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12 family events happening in Bristol during February half term

By maria newman, Friday Jan 17, 2020

Keep the whole family occupied during February half term with some great activities around the Bristol area.

Space Explorers 2D at We The Curious

January 4 until December 31

Wannabe astronauts should head to We The Curious this half term. Be ready for the launch into space and explore what’s out there with the planets and stars. Tickets are £2.50 for over 3’s in addition to the entrance fee.

We The Curious, One Millennium Square, Anchor Road BS1 5DB

South West Puddle Jumping Championships

February 15 to February 23

If you love jumping in puddles, then head to Slimbridge this February to compete in the championships at Welly Boot Land. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice as they’ll be puddles all over the site as well. Prices start at £7.90 for children when purchased online.

WWT Slimbridge, Bowditch, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT

2020 Half Term Trains

February 15 to February 23

If you love a train ride then head to Avon Valley Railway for the chance to ride on some heritage diesel multiple unit locos. A real treat for any aspiring train drivers. Prices start from £5.00 for children.

Bitton Station, 3 Bath Road, BS30 6HD

Monsters and Mermaids

February 15 – 23

If you want to hear tales of the deep from a mermaid then the Bristol Aquarium is the place for you. A fantastic opportunity to learn more about the creatures of the deep and get involved in daily activities. Prices start from £9.77 for children when purchased online.


Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5TT

Half term at Dyrham Park

February 15 to February 23

There is lots going on at Dyrham Park this half term. From getting crafting to enjoying the great outdoors and getting involved in ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities. Prices start from £6.75 for children with some ticketed activities.

Dyrham Park, Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY

Shepherd Experience

February 16 to February 24

It’s lambing season at Avon Valley, where you can have a hands-on experience by helping the Animal Rangers with their lambing duties. Including preparing the food, having a private tour and assisting with lambing. A child’s ticket is £45 and must be purchased in advance.

Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Bristol, BS31 1TP

Half term at Tyntesfield

February 17 to February 21

There is lots planned for half term at Tyntesfield this February. From getting creative to simply exploring the beautiful outdoors. Prices start from £5.38 for children with some ticketed activities.

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, North Somerset, BS48 1NX

Woodland Tribe
February 18

If you want to get creative whilst being outside then pop down to Windmill Hill City Farm. You’ll have the opportunity to build your own structure with the Woodland Tribe. This event is free.

Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip St, Bristol, BS3 4EA

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

February 18 to February 21

Sit back and watch the children’s classic story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar come to life at the Old Vic this February as well as three other stories. Prices start at £13.00 when purchased online.

Old Vic Theatre, King Street, Old City, Bristol BS1 4ED

Arts Award: Discover in a Day

February 19

Budding artists should head to the museum this February, where you’ll get an opportunity to talk all things art and also create some masterpieces of your own. A child’s ticket is £15 and must be purchased in advance.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

Detective Project Kids Workshop

February 20

Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the crime scene investigation team? Then head to Arnos Vale in February to find out. Plus, you’ll even get to keep your CSI suit.

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, West Lodge, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, BS4 3EW

Arthur’s Dream Boat

February 20 to February 22

Come see the magical story of Arthur, a little boy who has an amazing dream. Watch what happens when he tries to share his dream that at first nobody seems interested in. Tickets are £8.00.

Factory Theatre and Spielman Theatre, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF

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