25 free & cheap Easter holiday activities

Apr 8, 2022 | saving money, What's On Bristol

Are you looking for fun, family activities over the Easter holidays in Bristol & beyond that won’t cost a fortune? You’ve come to the right place as I’ve found 25 things to do these Easter school holidays in and around Bristol, booking in advance advised.

Things to do with the kids in Bristol this Easter
There are at least 25 free and cheap things to do with the kids this Easter in Bristol.

1. Arnolfini. Free

The Arnolfini is running free mindful colouring and storytelling sessions during the Easter school holidays until May 29 as well as a We are Family workshop on April 12.

2. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Free

Art works chosen by Grayson Perry and guest celebrities during the hit Channel 4 series, Grayson’s Art Club, feature in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery’s new exhibition.

3. Easter at Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate. Free

Every Wednesday during the Easter holidays is Easter fun day for the family. Booking recommended, donations welcome.

4. M Shed. Free

We love visiting the M-Shed on Bristol’s harbourside and as well as free entry, organisers are also hosting free guided walking tours on certain dates. On Friday April 22 there’s a historical walk around Redcliffe.

5. Bristol’s Adventure play parks. Free

These are free throughout the year but may have special events on during the holidays. See individual websites for details.

6. Cinema. From £2.49

Vue Cinemas run mini morning during the school holidays where kids can watch a film from £2.49.

7. Funderworld at Durdham Down. From £12.99

Funderworld takes over Durdham Down for the Easter holidays from Friday April 8 and kids can enjoy four hours of fairground fun from £12.99.

8. St Nicks Night market. Free

This Friday April 8 St Nicks Night Market is back with its eclectic mix of street food and market stalls.

9 Ukranian Fundraiser and Bake Sale in Park Rd, Frome. Free

Also on Friday (April 8) at 3pm there’s a Ukranian Fundraiser and Bake Sale in Park Rd, Frome.

10 The Link, Nailsea School. Free

At 6pm on Friday 8 there’s a family fun night for Ukraine at The Link, Nailsea School.

11 Easter Fair, Portishead. Free

This Saturday (April 9) an Easter Fair takes over Somerset Hall in Portishead from 10am ’til 3pm where there will be something for all the family to enjoy.

12 Clevedon Twilight Market. Free

Every second Saturday of the month Queens Square in Clevedon is filled with live music, craft drinks and street food from ’til 10pm.

13 Lacock Abbey in Chippenham. From £3

On Saturday from 10am there’s an Easter Egg Hunt at Lacock Abbey.

14. Bristol walks. Free

Need inspiration for a new walk near you? Check out my post on the best walks in and around Bristol for some fresh ideas.

15. Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate. Free

Free family friendly fun every Wednesday during the Easter Holidays at Blaise – booking advised.

16. Easter Trail at Wapping Wharf. Free

The annual Easter Trail returns from Saturday April 9 to 24 with plenty to do for all the family.

Meerkats are coming to Bristol this Easter!

17. Bristol Shopping Quarter. Free

The Magnificent Meerkat Trail will run in Bristol Shopping Quarter from Saturday 9 April until Saturday 23 April.

18. Easton Community Centre. Free

Scribble and Sketch is holding a selection of free family drawing events at Easton Community Centre during the Easter holidays.

19. Easter Egg Hunt, Bradley Stoke. £5 per family

Families can look for hidden letters displayed on decorated Easter eggs dotted around the community with some great prizes up for grabs.

20. Crafty Cathedral. Free

Suitable for children aged 2 to 11, this free event takes over Bristol Cathedral on April 12.

21. Giant Easter Egg Hunt, Penny Brohn. £8 per child.

The Easter Bunny is visiting Penny Brohn for an egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt. Adults are free and every child wins a prize on April 13.

22. Scribble and Sketch at Faithspace. Free

Join the Scribble and Sketch artists at locations across the city on Saturdays once a month for FREE family workshops.

23, Filwood Community Centre. Free

Make a Gromit model with Aardman Animations at Filwood Community Centre.

24. Greenway Centre Activity room. Free

Join the Scribble and Sketch artists at locations across the city on Saturdays once a month for free family workshops.

24. Scarecrow Trail at St Thomas a Becket Church. £5 family ticket

Enjoy a family day out in the open air, guessing the names of the scarecrows which this year are all on the theme of “film characters.

25. Easter at Upside Down House. From £4

Check out the Upside Down House Cribbs Causeway this Easter for some upside down fun and photo ops.

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