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BAM Easter Guide 2018

Snow or sunshine, Easter holidays are nearly here and there's lots of keep children, teenagers and grown ups up to their eyeballs in creative fun. Not an awful lot on offer from the big museums but we're lucky to have wonderful independents treating us to great events. So go and get stuck in! APPLE STORES… Continue reading BAM Easter Guide 2018

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BAM Half Term Guide: February 2018

You made it through January and now it's time to look forward to half term! From Valentine's Day events to Chinese New Year, here are some of the best family arts events on offer in Bristol and beyond... BRISTOL ENERGY HUB Saturday Art Club Sat 17 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 Tickets £3.50 per child Make… Continue reading BAM Half Term Guide: February 2018

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BAM Favourite Feeds of 2017

As it's the last Friday of 2017, here's a list of the Instagram accounts that have had me double tapping time and again, filling my feed with inspiration and colour. A collection of artists, makers and designers that make me want to get creating. In no particular order... And that's just the tip of the… Continue reading BAM Favourite Feeds of 2017


BAM Christmas Guide 2017

Christmas has well and truly hit Bristol and in amongst all the merriment there are some wonderful family arts events taking place. From Christmas theatre to jingly sing-a-longs, here are our top picks for the holidays... ARCHITECTURE CENTRE Building Baubles Until 22 Dec During opening hours FREE Drop in and create your own paper house… Continue reading BAM Christmas Guide 2017

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BAM October Half Term Guide 2017

And just like that, it's half term. As always, Bristol has stepped up to the plate and the arty offerings for families is unreal. Here are just some of our highlights... ARNOLFINI Big Draw Tues 24 Oct 11:00 - 15:00 FREE (donations welcome) Sadly there isn't much going on in Bristol for The Big Draw… Continue reading BAM October Half Term Guide 2017


BAM Summer Guide 2017

Summer is here! As much fun as it is spending endless hours kicking your heels in the playground, you'll be pleased to hear that Bristol has absolutely nailed it with family arts events.  Here are some that have caught our eye, including fun for little legs, teenagers and you grown ups too. ARNOLFINI Krik Krak Festival:… Continue reading BAM Summer Guide 2017


BAM Family Festival Guide 2017

Pre-kids, music festivals were hands down the highlight of our year. From getting GCSE results at Reading Festival, to badge making stalls at Secret Garden Party, not a summer has gone by where we haven’t bust out the tent and sparkles and braved the mud / dust / torrential rain / blazing sunshine. Nowadays it can… Continue reading BAM Family Festival Guide 2017