9 Half-Term Activities For Families In Bristol | February 2020Posted on: 03 Feb 2020
If January felt as if it really dragged, then we’ve got some good news: the half-term break is nearly here!
This February half-term (15 Feburary to 23 Feburary), there’s loads of family-friendly activities that you and the kids can get stuck in to; from fabulous theatre to exciting trails.
Here’s our top nine picks.
See a family-friendly production @ The Redgrave Theatre
This half-term, the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton is hosting not one, but two family-friendly shows.
First up, catch Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday.
A magical production of puppetry, storytelling and music, see how Sarah, Duck and friends plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady.
Then, on Monday 17 February, see the Amazing Bubble Man (a.k.a Louis Pearl).
Experience Pearl’s thrilling blend of art, music and science as you encounter the fun and wonder of bubbles. They’ll be bags of comedy and audience participation, too.
Explore the Bristol Hippodrome with a guided tour
Every Saturday, Bristol’s West End Theatre, the Bristol Hippodrome invites the general public to take a guided tour of its premises.
A chance to uncover the glimmer and glamour of the Hippodrome, which first opened in 1912, the guided tour is a no-brainer for local theatre fans.
Delve into the history of the theatre and find out what it takes to put on a world-class show.
Hear about the shows, the stars, and get the inside scoop on theatre gossip. And of course, you can expect to hear some ghost stories, too. Book via the website.
Climb high @ Clip ’n Climb
Open from 10:00 until 18:00 throughout the half-term break, Clip ‘n Climb Bristol is the perfect place for kids to let off some steam whilst having fun.
Varying challenges, helpful instructors and an on-site café: it’s the stress-free half-term activity we can all look forward to.
Go bowling @ The Lanes
Who doesn’t like bowling?
Descend on The Lanes for a boutique bowling experience, complete with vintage 10-pin bowling lanes, pizza and a brand-new Vegan Menu.
Visit the SS Great Britain for Rats, Tales and Trails
Scurry along to one of Bristol’s greatest tourist attractions this half-term for rat-themed fun.
Decorate your own rat mask, hear about the mischief caused by the rodents and search the SS Great Britain’s nooks and crannies for six sneaky stowaways. Find out more here.
Enjoy earth-friendly fun @ we the curious
Until Friday 6 March, visit we the curious to take part in environmentally-friendly kids’ activities.
Become an ‘eco-elf’, investigate festive feasts in the Kitchen and enjoy a spot of winter planting in the Greenhouse.
See some animals
Know an animal lover? Bristol Zoo and Windmill City Farm are both hosting a whole batch of family-friendly activities for you to get stuck into this half-term.
At Bristol Zoo, enjoy a brand-new family trail where you’ll uncover some of their Conservation Heroes.
Collect stickers as you encounter endangered animals and meet the staff working to protect them.
And at Windmill City Farm, kids can enjoy activities throughout the break, including crafts, nature activities and games.
Discover mermaids and monsters @ Bristol Aquarium
Throughout the half-term holiday, visit Bristol Aquarium to learn all about the creatures that lurk deep in the blue sea.
Not only that, but meet a real-life mermaid, Tamara, who will tell you ‘tails’ of life beneath the waves.
Catch Tamara at the Aquarium every day during the February half term between 10:00 and 15:00.
Visit the M Shed and take a ride on a steam train
Until Monday 4 May, catch Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 at M Shed (under 16s go free!)
See the beauty and fragility of wildlife, fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species.
And, if you’re visiting at the weekend, why not take a steam train ride on the Bristol Harbour Railway afterwards? Under 6s travel free.
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