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Bristol Kids Activities – February 2016

Bristol Kids Activities February and Half-term 2016

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


wild place project

Mission Explore

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.

February half term play scheme at Portishead Youth Centre 2016

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 kim@portisheadyouthcentre.co.uk 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

More details here

New parent and baby swim sessions at Parish Wharf Portishead


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.

2 comments… add one
  • Amanda 19/02/2016, 21:02

    Great list of things to do! Didn’t realise there were more Gromits coming to the shop, we will certainly be visiting that!

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