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BAM Summer Half Term Round Up 2017

Another half term, another bewildering array of events on offer for Bristol families who want to get stuck into the arts. We are so lucky! Here are the ones that have caught our eye…

✨ TOP PICK ✨
THE ISLAND
Second Look’s Photomarathon 2017
Sat 3 June
10:00 – 17:00 (cameras must be collected by 13:00)
Tickets from £12 per group
We love a photomarathon! Each group will be given a disposable camera and a list of topics which must be taken in the order they’re provided. A really fun way to get creative with your family and an excellent opportunity to make the most of your kids’ imaginations! Pick up the cameras from the Touch exhibition where you are encouraged to touch, interact and make.

ARNOS VALE CEMETERY
Stomping Story: Pirates Love Underpants
Wed 31 May
11:00 – 11:45
Tickets £5 (only children pay)
Hop aboard the Black Bloomer for a walk sail in search of the glittering pants of gold! This story goes down a storm in the BAM household so we’re sure your little legs will enjoy this stomping story too.

AT-BRISTOL
Free Outdoor Screening: The Jungle Book (1967)
Thu 1 June
12:00 – 13:30
Free
Grab a picnic and enjoy this screening of the original Disney animation The Jungle Book in Millennium Square. Expecting a full on sing-a-long!

BRISTOL ENERGY HUB
Half Term at The Hub
Tues 30 May & Thu 1 June
13:00 – 15:00
Tickets £3.50
Let’s Make Art are coming to your rescue this half term! They’re going to be entertaining your littles for two hours, giving you the chance to settle down with a book, your work, your laptop… whatever! Your kids will enjoy some popcorn and film and then they’ll be exploring robot themed printmaking, collage and sculpture.

BRISTOL HARBOUR
Treasure Island Story Walk
27 May – 4 June
14:00 & 16:00 daily
Tickets from £5 (suitable for ages 8+)
Join Show of Strength Theatre for a tour of the harbour that will take in secret spy holes and the dirty deeds of Bristol’s most notorious buccaneers. Oh, and expect some top quality pirate gags along the way!

BS5
Easton Arts Trail
3 – 4 June
11:00 – 18:00
FREE
Head to BS5 and enjoy snooping around houses admiring the work of local artists! There’ll be a range of art and food events and the artists showing represent a huge range of mediums. Definitely worth a trundle round the neighbourhood.

CHILDREN’S SCRAPSTORE
Holiday Stay & Play
30 May – 3 June
Various times
Drop In / Tickets from £5
Everyone’s favourite junk haus is the place to be this half term! As well as their regular Under 5s Messy Play and Super Saturday sessions, there are one off workshops with different themes including print making, tunnels and mazes and space robots. Something for everyone!

CREATIVE WORKSPACE
Half Term Workshops
27 May – 4 June
Various times
FREE – £6 depending on event
A lovely range of workshops on offer including Improvisation, Mask Making and Film in a Day, as well as a theatre performance of award winning Alf and the Highway Man. The prices range from free or donations to just £6 so really good value too. An excellent opportunity to check out this new creative space!

LOVE SAVES THE DAY
Let’s Make Art: B O X HE A D S
27 – 28 May
Tickets from £49.50
If you’re heading to Eastville Park with your little legs to see the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Little Dragon, Shy FX, Kate Tempest and Sherwood & Pinch, you’ll be pleased to hear that Let’s Make Art will be there to keep them entertained with their amazing Boxhead workshop. Without a shadow of doubt, one of the highlights of our 2016, you’d be a fool to not have a go!

MSHED
Holiday Family Fun
Tues 30 May
11:00 – 15:00
Pay What You Think
Explore the collections and exhibitions through hands on activities led by Children’s Scrapstore. Also at Blaise Castle Museum on Weds 31 May.

REDGRAVE THEATRE
Seussical: The Musical
31 May – 3 June
19:30
Tickets £13.50
Join the Cat in the Hat for a musical extravaganza that will take in all your Dr Seuss favourites. Full of colourful characters and enchanted lands, this sounds like a hoot! Despite the later performance time, this is a family show.

RWA BRISTOL
Pop Art Workshop
Wed 31 May
10:30 – 12:30
FREE with entry to exhibition
Join Let’s Make Art for a pop art extavanganza where you’ll be drawing on acetate over collage. Drop in session so no need to book.

ST WERBURGHS CITY FARM
Summer Fair 2017
Sat 3 June
12:00 – 19:30
TBC
An absolute highlight of the Bristol calendar, there’ll be a live music, food and craft stalls, workshops and much more. Best of all, you’re supporting the farm in all the great work they do throughout the year.

TOBACCO FACTORY
Much Ado About Puffin
30 – 31 May
11:00 & 14:00 daily
Tickets £9
This non-verbal family show from Open Attic will use puppetry and music to tell a funny tale of a man alone and a puffin. This show has received great reviews around the country and will teach littles about new friendships and stepping out into the unknown!

TYNTESFIELD
Family Woodworking 2017
Sun 28 May
Various times
£10
Led by the Somerset Bodgers, you’ll use traditional hand tools and wood from the Tyntesfield Estate to create your very own pencil, whistle or small animal.

WARDROBE THEATRE
The Time Seekers
29 May – 4 June
Various times
Tickets £8 (under 3s FREE)
If you saw The Star Seekers, you’ll no doubt already be pretty excited about the next adventures of Alph, Betty & Gamma.  If not, buckle up and get ready to travel through time and find out what a Diplodocus’s favourite bedtime story is. And don’t forget to read our interview with the three explorers here.

WATERSHED
Family Craft Workshop
Fri 2 June
10:00 – 12:00
FREE
A morning of swashbuckling fun awaits any little pirates wanting to make pirate badges, costumes and maps. You’ll be guided by local artists and you can stay for the 13:00 screening of Aardman’s Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (a firm BAM family favourite!) afterwards if you wish.

Have a great time everyone!

💥 BAM 💥

This round up is purely intended as a guide and none of the events are affiliated with BAM. If you think we’re missing something amazing, please feel free to email us.

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