With half term just around the corner, you may be wondering how you are going to entertain the kids during the school holidays.
Thankfully, Bristol is a wonderful city with a wealth of activities, attractions and events over the February half term period to keep kids (and parents) of all ages entertained.
Here are our favorite things to do in Bristol over half term and some other suggestions of ways to keep the kids entertained even if you don’t venture out of the house.
Things to do and places to visit in Bristol City Centre over half term
Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
Warrior Weekend FREE for under 16’s
11th and 12th February 10-4pm
Become a fearsome warrior for the weekend!
Enjoy crafts activities, traditional board games, dressing up and authentic Saxon food before settling down around the campfire to hear thrilling tales of warrior battles.
Find out more about the half term Warrior Weekend here
This February half term, Bristol Zoo invites you to unleash your inner superhero sidekick in a half term full of adventure and activities.
Every day during half term you can meet Kuki the conservation superhero and strike your best superhero pose. Also, learn all about Kuki and his family at the daily 12:30pm gorilla talks and feed. Plus much more!
Find out more and book half term tickets here
Holiday family fun and M Shed
Tuesday 14th February
FREE Ages 6+
Drop during half term to explore our fabulous collections and exhibitions through creative and hands-on activities for the whole family.
Create your own animal story with local children’s author Rachel Carter. Invent a character, plan your plot and write an amazing adventure using Wildlife Photographer of the Year as inspiration.
Find out more about M Shed half term activities here
Mermaids and Monsters
February 6th – 21st 10-5pm
The mermaids are back!
Set sail across the world’s oceans this February half-term, seeking out legends and monsters of the deep.
Meet the aquarium’s resident mermaid and ship’s captain for storytelling, enjoy hands on activities and discover marine monsters living and breathing inside Bristol’s biggest aquarium.
Find out more and get details of half term activities, times and prices here
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Discover our unique heritage in the heart of Bristol, and enter 45 green acres of spectacular Victorian Garden Cemetery. Various events and activities are running during half term including:
Guess How Much I Love You Stomping Story for ages 3+ £5 per child
Explore the story and discover the ways to explain how much they love each other. A well loved classic told in the beautiful outdoors
Valentine’s Bath bomb and Love Potion Workshop – Tue 14th Feb £10 ages 6+
Kids will enjoy making their own heart shaped bath bombs and love potion in this fun Valentine’s-themed workshop, by Little Green Bath Company
Den Building Family Fun – Mon 13th Feb £10 per family all ages welcome
Learn how to make a fantastic Den out of natural and man made materials. Discover techniques to build a sturdy woodland shelter. Explore ways to tie knots and engineer structures.
See the full half term events calendar, times and book your tickets here
Things to do and places to visit near Bristol
Go Wild in the Woods From £5 per child
Discover the woods of Wild Place Project this February half term from 11th to 19th of February. They have lots of exciting activities throughout the week for all of the family!
Each day throughout half term there is a fantastic range of animal talks, so you can learn some interesting facts about the animals from the knowledgeable keepers.
Book your half term tickets and find out more here
South West Puddle Jumping Competition
As well as the usual feathered friends and activities at Slimbridge, this February half term, children of all ages are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in the puddle jumping championship at 2pm – 3pm each day.
Find out more and book online for 10% off here
Bird Box Painting £4
13th- 17th February From 11am
Help our feathered friends have a stylish new home for winter by building and decorating them their very own bird box. Fly down to Tyntesfield this Feb half term and get creative!
Booking essential, click here for tickets and more information
Avon Valley Railway
Steam Train rides Children under 5 go FREE
From 11th February 11-4pm
Brighten up your February half term holiday even if the weather is damp with a trip on the heritage diesel train. Trains run hourly
For timetables and fares in half term visit the website
Spending time at home over half term?
Finally, if you find yourself at home over the half term week wondering how you can encourage some educational entertainment, take a look at the Literacy Apps website.
Literacy Apps is a handy guide for parents from the National Literacy Trust. It helps you get the most out of Apps that help your child learn language and communication skills.
Browse the recommended Apps here
If you want any further advice about educational books, activities or support for your children over half term, please get in touch.
If you are concerned that your son or daughter is falling behind in maths or English, we are running our FREE assessments over the half term week.
You can book an assessment for your son or daughter by calling our Bristol centre on 0117 370 4525 or by booking online.Book your free assessment