A Bristol Baby Easter

So the Easter holiday’s can be a bit intense for all involved! For those with really little ones most of the mum & baby classes stop and the usual haunts are packed with older children. And for those with school age kiddies, well, my thoughts go out to you. So to remedy any panic you may have in the run up to Easter I’ve put together two lists of activities, groups and events on throughout the holidays. The first list is for parents & little ones, and the second list is just for the mamas!

Don’t spend those two weeks secretly eating Easter eggs on the loo – get out and have some fun.

For the family

Wild place Bear Sculpture Trail

6th April onwards

Wild Place

This Easter 20 six foot tall, hand painted bear sculptures will be placed around Wild Place Project. Each decorated by talented artists from around the UK with a unique design and story to tell.

Sculpture seekers will embark on a journey around Wild Place Project; equipped with a trial map, stickers and a drive to discover all 20 sculptures alongside amazing species from around the world. For every four bear sculptures you find, you will be awarded a sticker. Bring your friends and family to become the ultimate Big Bear Sculpture Trail explorer?

Ticket prices vary – please click the link below for further information.

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Arnos Vale Stomping Story, Easter Forest Fun, Den Building and more!

Various dates throughout Easter

Arnos Vale Easter

Arnos Vale have got you covered this Easter with a whole host of great family activities for all ages including:

Stomping Story – Superworm
Stomping Story – We’re going on a bear hunt
Easter Forest Fun – Little ones edition
Den building family fun
Forest fun – food, shelter and fire
The Detective Project – CSI Kids

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Dyrham Park

Various dates throughout Easter

Cadbury easter egg hunt

What does it mean if you spot six magpies? Were blackbirds really baked in a pie? Find out about some of the myths and legends from nature in the seventeenth century in a Easter trail with a chance to collect a chocolate egg. Booking isn’t necessary but admissions apply (free if you are a National Trust member).

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Teething necklace workshop with Bean Stork Baby

12th April

Teething necklace

Bean Stork Baby is holding a teething necklace workshop at Born In Bristol. There will be cake, tea and sensory play for your little ones. What more could you want? Click the link below for more information and to book.

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Baby Sensory Easter Special Classes, Keynsham

13th April

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Most babies learn best when they see, hear, touch, taste and smell so baby sensory multi sensory classes are carefully structured to include activities such as light shows, communication techniques, exercise, massage, puppet shows, scent activities and much more.

Baby Sensory are running 3 Easter special classes:

10.00 -11.00 am (0-13months)
11.30 – 12.30 (0-6months)
13.00-14.00 (0-13months)

Please contact Siân via email bristolsouth@babysensory.co.uk for more information and to book your place.  

BabyNatal Developmental Baby Massage course with Bean Stork Baby

Course begins 25th March*

Beanstork Baby

Bean Stork Baby invite you to attend their 5 week baby massage course at Yogafurie. The course is suitable for babies from birth to 12 weeks. Enjoy developmental baby massage, holds, gentle movement and relaxation to support you and your baby through your ‘fourth trimester’ transition. The classes are friendly and tranquil and especially designed to calm, soothe and relax your baby supporting their natural development.

*The course begins on the 25th March, you are able to join mid-term and make up your session in the following term.

Enter the code EASTER to receive £7 off the course when booking.

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Children’s Scrapstore Holiday Play and Stay, Easter Crafts and more!

Various dates throughout Easter

Children's Scraptore

Children’s Scrapstore, based in St Werburghs, is holding a number of different events over the Easter holidays including an Easter crafts session, a Spring open day and a whole host of themed holiday stay and play sessions.

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Easter fun at Windmill Hill City Farm

Various dates throughout Easter

Windmill Hill farm

Windmill Hill City Farm is a great place to take your little ones, so much to see and do and it has a fantastic farm cafe with delicious grub. This Easter they have an array of activities for the kids, including outdoor pancake making, Wild Outdoors Easter club and more.

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Family theatre at Bristol Old Vic

Various dates throughout Easter

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic are showing two family productions over the Easter break; The Selfish Giant running from the 8th – 10th April and Noisy Holiday running from 17th – 20th April.

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Easter activities at your local South Gloucestershire library

Various dates throughout Easter

Easter library activies

Your local library will have lots of fun activities for children and families this holiday.  They’re free to attend and new faces are always very welcome.

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Calmer Llama Trail Bristol Shopping Quater

6th – 22nd April

Calmer Llama trail

Yes, you read that right, Llamas. There will be 52 decorated llamas throughout Broadmead, Cabot Circus, The Arcade and The Galleries this Easter. Maps showing their locations will be available from The New Room in Broadmead, Specsavers on Merchant Street, Barber Browns on Bond Street, and from the information desk in Cabot Circus.

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Jay Foreman at Bristol SU Live

19th April

Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Jay Foreman is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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For the Mamas

Bristol Spirit Presents: Cake Bush

13th April


Following on from their hugely popular Fleetwood Mac & Cheese events, Cake Bush will be the perfect way to spend a Spring afternoon. Listening to the goddess Kate Bush while enjoying an array of delicious cakes and cocktails. Strictly over 18’s only.

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Spike island presents: Novel Writers: Candice Carty-Williams, QUEENIE.

25th April


A darkly comic and unflinchingly raw depiction of a young woman trying to navigate her way in the world, QUEENIE is about identity, independence and carving your own path. For fans of Dolly Alderton, Bryony Gordon and Dawn O’Porter, and anyone who loved Fleabag and Dear White People.

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Stand up paddleboarding in Bristol

Various dates throughout Easter (and the rest of the year)


Okay, so this isn’t strictly Easter holiday related, but who doesn’t want to paddleboard? (If you really don’t want to paddleboard, check out the next post). Experience the UK’s fastest growing water sport and see Bristol from a brand new perspective. Explore the exciting waterways of Bristol Harbourside, with SUP’s award winning team to show you the ropes.

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Lampshade Workshops with Hannah Redden

13th & 14th April

lampshade workshop

Join Hannah for a relaxing, creative afternoon of lampshade making. If you adore interior styling and want to break free from run of the mill chain store offerings, learn a new skill at a workshop. You’ll leave with a stunning bespoke item that you created.  Hannah has two workshops over the Easter break. Click the link below for further information.

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Aftermirth – Daytime comedy club at Bristol Old Vic

18th March – 17th June


The journey of parenthood is a magical and maddening one so what better way to cope with it than through stand-up comedy! Lovingly curated and compered by Angie Belcher, Aftermirth is an adult comedy club that you can bring your baby to!

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Dark Side of the Moon: The Fulldome Experience (Age 16+) @ We The Curious

19th April

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A visual extravaganza, alongside Pink Floyd’s seminal album from 1973. Grab a drink from the bar and sit back under the dome as you immerse yourself in freaky fractals, retro graphics and one of the greatest albums of all time.

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