Glitchelin Man by Cheba in Castle Park, Bristol

BAM Guide: Summer 2019

Summer in Bristol is set to be all kinds of fun, with festivals, paint jams, theatre, art workshops, gruesome exhibitions and much more on offer. Let's get stuck in... ARNOLFINI Family at Fluffy Sun 28 July 11:00 - 15:00 FREE (donations welcome) Inspired by the Fluffy Library installation, this drop-in workshop is led by artist Megan… Continue reading BAM Guide: Summer 2019

Photo of heart graffiti covering a wall by Renee Fisher on Unsplash

BAM Guide: May Half Term 2019

ASHTON COURT MANSION Futur Ville Launch Event Sat 1 Jun 11:00 - 17:30 FREE An afternoon with ArtSpace LifeSpace to celebrate the start of a 5-month programme of events that will look at the relationship between artists and communities in an ever-changing city. Have your say in family friendly workshops and enjoy circus performances from… Continue reading BAM Guide: May Half Term 2019

Child in easter egg costume

BAM Guide: Easter Holidays 2019

In between all the chocolate, there's plenty of opportunities to get creative with the kids and try something new. Here's some of the best family arts events happening in Bristol and beyond over the Easter holidays... 1532 PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs Mon 15 Apr 14:30 Tickets from £11.25 Pit… Continue reading BAM Guide: Easter Holidays 2019

Vintage cut outs of Father Christmas

BAM Christmas Holiday Guide 2018

And just like that, it's the Christmas holidays! There isn't an awful lot going on and you're probably looking forward to just bundling up indoors but, if you need to surface for air, here are some suggestions for you. Remember to check out our Christmas Theatre Guide too! ARNOS VALE CEMETERY The Detective Project: CSI Kids Fri… Continue reading BAM Christmas Holiday Guide 2018

Street art, Stokes Croft, Bristol.

BAM Summer Guide 2018

School's out for summer! Whether the idea of 6 weeks with the gang fills you with joy or slight anxiety, here's a whole bunch of stuff to keep you all busy until September... ARTS MANSION Let's Make An Amazing Plasticine Scene Tue 14 Aug Various times Tickets £10 Learn the art of clay modelling with… Continue reading BAM Summer Guide 2018

Events, Guides

The Other Art Fair 2018

The Other Art Fair returns to Bristol and this year it's going big! From 26-29 July 2018, over 100 artists will be showcasing their work at The Passenger Shed by Bristol Temple Meads. Last year’s event was a great example of how art events of this kind can cater for families, as the fair hosted… Continue reading The Other Art Fair 2018

Image of Mr Doodle artwork

BAM Summer Half Term Guide 2018

Half term is on the horizon and there's lots going on to keep you all busy. Once again, not much going on at the big museums but some great events from our wonderful independents and if you're up for exploring a little further afield. If you're on Instagram, check out the half term competition we have… Continue reading BAM Summer Half Term Guide 2018

B+W photo of child eating giant chocolate egg - very messy!

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

Table full of tissue paper and cellophane - all the colours!

Easton Window Wanderland Workshops

Thank you to everyone that contributed to our crowdfund campaign for Easton Window Wanderland! With your help we managed to raise enough money to put on a series of workshops to help you create window displays for the event and get access to free materials. Everyone is welcome and you don't need to be an… Continue reading Easton Window Wanderland Workshops


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