February & Half-Term 2016 Portishead and Bristol Kids Activities
Our favourite boredom busting activities in Bristol, Portishead and a little farther afield too during this February and the half term holidays. There’s a great selection this month with some free events, some great excuses to get outdoors and some activities which sound ridiculously good fun, like the puddle jumping championships at Slimbridge!
International Gromit Exhibition
The Grand Appeal’s Shop, Cribbs Causeway
1st Feb to 10th April
An exhibition of ‘Gromit Unleashed’ sculptures never seen before in the UK is on display at The Grand Appeal’s shop at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway featuring 16 designs which were created as part of ‘The Greatest Dog Show On Earth’ exhibition in Hong Kong in July 2014.
Exhibition open from 9.30am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm on Saturday and 10.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Free to enter, with a suggested £2 entry donation welcome to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity.
Sherlock’s Super Sleuth Mystery Trail
Mon 15th to Sun 21st Feb 2016
A mystery at Tyntesfield – follow in the footsteps of the great Victorian detective and his trusty associate to solve the mysteries around the estate.
Cost £2.50 plus normal admission charges
For more details: contact 01275 461 900
Petal Power £5 Kids Entry at Bristol Zoo
to Sun 21st Feb
Children can visit the Zoo for just £5 with a full paying adult – on-line booking only
Get the creative juices flowing and join in with their giant flower collage and flower-pot decorating, let the kids burn-off some energy with the petal power trail plus animal talks and feeds throughout each day!
Puddle Jumping Championships
Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Sat 13th to Sun 21st Feb – 9.30 to 5pm
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre will host the South West’s Puddle Jumping Championships! This event is aimed at all ages. Wrap up warm, grab your wellies and jump into puddles for a chance to win prizes.
Free to members or included in admission. More details and booking info here
The Wild Place Project
Saturday 6th February to Sunday 21st February
Book online tickets here and receive £5 child entry with a full paying adult this February Half Term – any date between Saturday 6th February to Sunday 21st February to get the discount.
Explorers, are you up for a challenge? Complete ten outdoor missions to win your explorers prize! Some of the missions include building a den for a minibeast, spotting a bird in the bird hide, making a leaf kebab and much much more.
Bird Box Painting Workshop
Friday 19th February
Booking Essential. £3 per box including box and materials. More info here
Craft Drop-in Event
Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre
Wednesday February 17th – 10.30 to 4pm
Be inspired by the Avon Gorge to draw and make your own Animal Magnet!
No need to book, just turn up! Suitable for all the family. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Portishead Youth Centre
15th to 19th February 8.30 to 5.30
A week of activities and day trips for children aged 8+
Our next Holiday Scheme will be running over the February Half Term
15th-19th February 2016 including special trip to Wrington Farm!
£17 per day – £9 per half day*. Drop off your child from 8.30am and pick them up as late as 5.30pm.
Children can bring a packed lunch or have a hot meal
from the Café for a further £3.
Advance booking is essential!
Call 01275 842461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest
*extra charge for trip day
NEW! Parent and Baby Drop in Swim Sessions
Parish Wharf Leisure Centre, Portishead
Tuesday 23rd Feb – 9.30 to 10am (& then every Tuesday, term-time only)
Teacher led – members £4, Non-members £6 includes FREE hot drink in the cafe
If this round-up of Bristol kids activities has inspired you to join in with any of them, please remember to mention you saw it on Practically Perfect Mums!
If you know of any other local February Half Term Events which would be suitable for inclusion then please add a comment below or email me on jane @practicallyperfectmums.co.uk.
Do keep checking back as I will keep updating this feature as more events come in.
Always check with the organiser before travelling in case of any changes or inaccuracies.