What’s on for Bristol February Half Term 2024 10-18th February. Follow Instagram stories and our Feb highlight any more announcements! To avoid disappointment please check if activities need pre-booking.

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Outdoor Days Out & Activities

Bristol Light Fest – Light installations across the city centre. Free and family friendly! Some are interactive. 2-11 Feb

Glow – Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare Light trail, interactive activities, multi-sensory experiences. 13-17 Feb. Ticketed pay-what-you-decide.

The Grand Pier – Fireworks at Sea 17 Feb

New Gruffalo Party Trail at Westonbirt Arboretum – To celebrate the Gruffalo’s 25th birthday, a new Gruffalo Party Trail is opening 10 Feb! The family trail will be interactive with party-themed activities and games! Trail packs are £4 available from the shop.

Arnos Vale Cemetery Events

  • Stomping Story Sessions – A story walking through the woods and other activities. Superworm 12 Feb, Guess How Much I Love You 15 Feb, The Brave Little Gruffalo 16 Feb. Booking required.
  • History Tour for Teens and Tweens -Fascinating tales and gruesome stories for teens and tweens who love history 12 Feb
  • Fire Lighting Workshop 13 Feb
  • Stone Signs Activity Workshop 13 Feb
  • Lovely Leaves Craft Workshop 15 Feb

Tyntesfield National Trust – Building Blocks workshop 10 Feb 10.30-3.30pm

Prior Park National Trust – Half term nature spotter trail 10-18 Feb and the bridge will be decorated for Valentine’s Day!

Porters Funfair – Pop-Up Fun Park at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park. Sat 10 – Sun 18 Feb. Sessions 12-3pm & 3.30-6.30pm. Unlimited rides £9 under 1.2m or £11 over 1.2m per person. Non rider admission £2. Pay on the day. Please note Avon Valley Park is NOT open until Easter.

Hestercombe Gardens – The Family Tree Trail 10-18 Feb. Trail around the gardens. A kids go free this Feb (ruary) offer is available from the 1st to 29th February, 2024. Applicable for children aged 15 and under.

Palette & Pasture – Poo-Dunnit Challenge 10-18 Feb. Activity trail and prize.

Kingfisher Forest School – Stick Man Half Term Special Sun 11 Feb Ages 1-7

The Vench – Family Bushcraft & Woodland Skills 12 Feb

Frome Valley Growing Project – Half-term stay and play 12 Feb 10.30-12.30pm stories and crafts. Ages 4-11

Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project – Star Gazing Party 13 Feb 7-9pm at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Age 7+

Nature Makers & Joyful Journeys – Mini Retreat for Kids 14 Feb. Yoga, mindfulness, nature arts and crafts. Ages 5-11.

Felix Road Adventure Playground – Check website for opening times.

Snowdrop Walks

Painswick Rococo Gardens – Snowdrop season until end of Feb. Pre-book tickets.

Tortworth Forest Centre – Snowdrops Visitor Day 10 Feb

Snowdrop month at The Bishop Palace, Wells – Children’s trail on weekends.

Dyrham Park National Trust – Half term nature spotter trail 9-18 Feb

Newark Park National Trust – Snowdrop walks and some half-term colouring activities

Stourhead National Trust – February half term spotter’s trail 10-18 Feb

Lacock Abbey National Trust

Animal Parks & Experiences

Family Days Out at Animal/Adventure Parks:

Bristol Zoo Project – Zoo Detectives Trail 10-18 Feb, as well as all the animals it has to offer! Children dressed up as zoo detectives will receive 20% off admission. Use code DETECTIVE20 when booking online.

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm – Signs of Spring. Spring trail, musical corner, and more to be announced!

Cotswold Farm Park – Lambing & Kidding 9 Feb – 14 Apr. Meet lambs and kids, lambing talks and lots more!

Puxton Park – Lamb meet and greets throughout half-term!

Longleat – Winter Wildlife Week 10-18 Feb & Treasured Tales From The Longleat Library 3 Feb – 18 March Discover classic works of children’s literature.

Bristol Aquarium – Shipwrecked! Half Term Event. Educational trail and survival skills.

Cattle Country – Half term event 10 – 18 February: Lambing and bottle feeding, animal handling, tractor trailer rides, indoor and outdoor play (excellent new huge softplay and sand play).

Slimbridge Wetland Centre – Mudfest 10-18 Feb. Minbeast mud hunts, games, crafts and lots of mud!

Old Down Country Park – Kids Eat for £1 deal with a full paying adult hot meal deal for half term 10-18 Feb.

Smaller Animal Experiences:

Bristol Reptile Encounters – Meet The Reptiles Event 12 Feb 10am-3pm Lockleaze

Wolfridge Alpaca – Valentine’s Afternoon Tea 11 Feb. Alpaca Experiences available to book 10, 13, 15 or 17 Feb.

Severnvale Equestrian – Own a Pony Day’s Tues 13 & Weds 14 Feb (Ages 8+ or children who can walk, trot and canter), and Fun Morning or Afternoon Thurs 15 Feb (ages 5+)

Twinnies Petting Farm – Groom and walk ponies and alpacas, other animals to feed. Near Shepton Mallet.


Wicked – Bristol Hippodrome. Until 25 Feb. Age 7+

The Gruffalo’s Child – Redgrave Theatre. 10-11 Feb. Age 3+

Breathe – The Egg, Bath. 11-13 Feb. Age 5+

The Great Big Dinosaur Show – The Wardrobe Theatre. 12 Feb. Ages 4-11

The Amazing Bubble Man – Regrave Theatre. 12 Feb. All ages

Midnight Mole – Tobacco Factory Theatre. 13-17 Feb. Ages 6 mo-4 yrs.

Exciting Science – Redgrave Theatre. 13 Feb. Age 3+

Boxville – Tobacco Factory Theatre. 13-15 Feb. Ages 4-8.

The Farmer and The Clown – Bristol Old Vic. 14-17 Feb. Age 3+

Four Seasons – The Egg, Bath 14-17 Feb. Age 3+

Woodland Tales with Grandad – The Wardrobe Theatre 14-20 Feb Ages 3-8

Dinosaurs By The Beach – Tropicana WSM 15 Feb

Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book – Redgrave Theatre 16-18 Feb. Ages 3-8

Museums, Caves & Indoor Activities


Bristol Aerospace – ‘Miracle on the Severn’ 10-18 Feb. Discover the incredible story of why the pilot of a Bristol Britannia was forced to attempt a daring emergency landing on the Severn Estuary. The Britannia cockpit will be open for the first time ever during the Britannia cockpit talks. The British Model Flying Association will be doing drone demonstrations 12 & 13 Feb.

MShed – Family Activity: Ships 13 Feb 10.30-3.30pm. Arts and crafts, trail and more! Ages 5-11. Take a look at their updated Little Mshed area!

Victoria Art Gallery – ‘The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists’ Exhibition Colourful exhibition, Coco the caravan, children’s sticker trail, dressing up, drawing and colouring activities. Ladybird crafts 13-16 Feb 10.30-2pm. Adult £7, Child 6-18 £2.50, 0-5 Free. See our reel

SS Great Britain – Learn about Victorian plant migration and flower craft activities 10-18 Feb 11-2pm.

Weston Museum – WSM History Week Medieval Workshops 15 Feb


Wookey Hole – Kids Eat Free Ages 3-15 10-18 Feb T&Cs (some parts are outdoor)

Cheddar Gorge & Caves – ‘Frozen February – A Stone Age Winter’ Event 10-18 Feb. Learn about stone age winters with talks, fire lighting demonstrations (subject to weather), a quiz/trail around the museum, and dressing up in pre-historic costumes.

Other Indoor Activities:

Avon Valley Railway – Half price tickets for half term 10-18 Feb.

Little Kitchen – Children’s Holiday Cookery Club 14 Feb, Adult & Child Thai street food 16 Feb

Majestics Gymnastics – Stay and play pre-schooler sessions Fri 16 Feb.

St Annes Creative Warmer – Sat 17 Feb Family friendly day with nature focused activities, games, books and free food and drink. Sign up.

Redcatch Community Garden – Half-term Lego and Duplo Club 12 Feb 9am & 11am

Dinky Drivers – Stay & Play Fri 16 Feb Failand

Zion Bristol – Free Board Games Day Tues 13 Feb

Redcatch Community Garden – Fun Science Workshops 16 Feb 9-10am & 10.15-11.15am


Children’s Scrapstore – Lots of craft activity session throughout the week!

The Little Pottery Barn – Clay, Slime, Resin and Pottery Painting during half term week

Introducing Stencil Art Spray Sessions Graffiti Workshop – Multiple dates.

Whitehall Garden Centre Lacock Children’s Bird Box Painting 10-18 Feb.

LUSH Cribbs Causeway Half Term Workshops! 12-16 Feb

Lunar New Year Celebration in Page Park – 10 Feb 11.30-1.30pm. Visit from the Chinese Lion Dance Troupe, free family crafts, chocolate mochi making and other performances. Check Bean Tree Cafe Facebook page for updates.

RWA Early Years Fun – Free drop in musical activities Tues 13 Feb. Need to book.

Musical Theatre at Bristol Hippodrome – During half term Mon 12-Fri 16 Feb ages 6-14.

John Wesley’s New Room – Clay, Collage & Creativity Family Workshops 13 & 14 Feb 11-12pm & 1.30-2.30pm

Half Term Events at the Bristol Old Vic

  • Funny Family Day 14 Feb. Crafts, trails, workshops and more. Some activities related to their half term show The Farmer and The Clown. Booking required.
  • Grinning With Your Granny 17 Feb. Drama workshop related to the half term show. Age 6+. Booking required.

Redcatch Community Garden – Happymess 14 Feb 12-1.30 Age 4-10

Drama with Hannah Rose – A Cosmic Alien Adventure Workshop 14 & 15 Feb

Zion Bristol – Kids Puppet Craft Workshop 15 Feb 11-12pm

Art Club with Colourful Minds – Fri 16 Feb at Campus Park for 4-11 year olds.

IKEA Bristol – Crafts throughout half-term week and Jungle Trail in Showroom


Emerson’s Green Village Hall – Monday Funday 12 Feb 9-10am, 10.30-11.30am & 12-1pm

KCA, Kingswood – Disney Dance with Elsa 13 Feb 2.30pm

Almondsbury Creative – Kids Valentine’s Ball 14 Feb 11-1 & 2-4pm

North Common Village Hall – Valentine’s Party with Elsa 14 Feb 11am

Zion Bristol – Cinderella Princess Dance Party 14 Feb 3-4pm

Diddi Dance – Valentine’s Parties various dates

Free and Cheap Days Out

For more free and cheap days out ideas for Bristol summer activities see this post! Lots of lovely walks included.

Thank you!

Thank you for reading! There is so much on in Bristol especially over the school holidays! Please share this with anyone that you might find useful and follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook where I will share any exciting upcoming events. We do guides for every school holiday, as well as others! Easter Events and Lambing Events coming soon.

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