11 free & cheap things to do (with or without the kids) this weekend (23-25 Sept).

Sep 22, 2016 | Uncategorised























It’s nearly the weekend – which can only mean one thing – it’s time for our pick of free and cheap things to do in Bristol! You don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun in Bristol this week as everything listed is either free or less than a fiver! Don’t forget to like our Facebook Page and never miss an update.


23 Sept. Free. Screening on the Steps

Pack a cushion and possibly an umbrella and check out the free film screenings being shown on the Christmas Steps this Friday night from 8pm. Alfred Hitchcock Presents three titles penned by Roald Dahl:  Man from the South, Dip in the Pool and The Landlady. Weber & Tring’s will have their bar and kitchen open from 7pm. Find out more.


23 Sept. £2. High & Dry

Going to the theatre will usually set you back much more than a couple of quid, so you can’t really argue with new play High & Dry which will only set you back £2. It will be performed at the Acta Theatre in BS3 this Friday from 7:30pm and tells the story of residents who seek refuge in a deserted pub during torrential rain. Find out more.


23 Sept. £4.40. Supersonic

The Fleece is hosting a Britpop night straight after its Antartic Monkeys gig and if you have a ticket for the gig you can get into the Britpop night for free. If not, it’ll set you back £4.40 in advance and a fiver on the door. Check it out if you like the sounds of Oasis and Blur. Find out more.


24 Sept. £3.50. Jump Around

This Saturday morning Little Miss Diva and I will be getting our groove on and raving to some banging tunes at The Old Market Assembly from 10:30 ‘til 1pm. There’s also a fishy art workshop, baby calm corner and Bloody Marys for the adults who may have overdone it the night before! Find out more.


24 Sept. Free. Kid Carpet

The Old Market Assembly is pulling out all the stops this weekend and you could head on back down on Saturday evening for a free night out without the kids. Kid Carpet will be performing electronic pop punk and s**t hop music from 10pm. Find out more.


24 Sept. Free. Windmill Farm

Come along to Windmill Hill City Farm’s 40th Birthday celebration this Saturday for free live music, delicious street food, screen printing, puppet making, loads of other activities and a free slice of birthday cake! Find out more.


24 Sept. Donations. The Island Mela

On Saturday, the Island will host day workshops and performances celebrating the sounds, sights and smells of India. Events start at 2pm and although it’s free, organisers will be collecting money on the door. Find out more.


25 Sept. £2. Mid Century Market

The Bristol Mid Century Market returns to the Fyfe hall at Trinity Centre and will showcase the best in 1950s clothing, jewellery and much more! Entry only £2.00, under 12s are free. Find out more.


25 Sept. Free. Kids Cre8

Take the kids to the Tobacco Factory Market in BS3 this Sunday for a free painting and stenciling workshop from 11:30 – 2pm. Children can create something new and take it home with them. Free although donations are welcome. Find out more.


Until 25 Sept. £5. Story of Children’s Television

If you haven’t had chance to see this exhibition at the M Shed yet, then this weekend is your last chance! This exhibition tells the fascinating history of children’s television with memorabilia and merchandise. Find out more.


25 Sept. Free. Autumn Fete

Holiday Inn Bristol Filton is hosting an Autumn Fete and Craft Fayre to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Sunday from 12 til 4:30pm. The kids will be able to enjoy Punch & Judy and treasure hunts and there will be a bar selling hot drinks and refreshments. Find out more.


That’s it for this week folks. if you’re hosting a free or cheap local event, please let us know and don’t forget to like our Facebook page, so that you can be the first to know about the best local events happening in and around Bristol!








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