25 free & cheap things to do with the kids in Bristol this Easter! (Mar 25 to Apr 9).

Mar 25, 2018 | MAIN FEED


Pay what you think. Sun Mar 25. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Take the kids to Bristol Rocks where there’s story time, dressing up and arts and crafts.


Free. Easter holidays.

Go egg-sploring with the kids and take part in a free Easter trail at Wapping Wharf, Bristol. This takes place every day of the school holidays from 11am ‘til 6pm excluding Easter Sunday.


Free. St John on the Wall. Until Mar 28.

Kali in the Crypt is a stained glass exhibition with demos, workshops and family activities taking place at St John on the Wall. On Thu Mar 29 Discover: A Siege, a Mob and a Party encourages children to come to the crypt and make seasonal creations.


£6.96 adults, under 16s free. Sat Mar 24 onwards.

Sawdust and sequins: the art of the circus at RWA. The circus is always a fun source of inspiration for artists and this exhibition of traditional and contemporary art coincides with Circus250 – a nationwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the circus.


£2.49 cinema tickets. Mon Mar 26 – to Apr 8.

Take the kids to Vue’s Mini Mornings at either Cribbs Causeway or Longwell Green for a fraction of the usual price. Or check out the Odeon Bristol where selected films will set you back just £1.50 per ticket plus no online booking fee. Little Miss Diva and I enjoy 40% off cinema tickets all year round with our Gourmet Card and this also includes the latest releases. Email me here if you’d like a free one.


Free. Anytime, Mar 24 to Apr 7.

If the kids haven’t already tired themselves out dinosaur hunting, take them to the Bristol Shopping Quarter where they can follow the flamboyant flamingo trail. There’s also free family activities and a Lego exhibition.


Free. Tue Mar 27, 28 & 29.

Schools out, dinosaurs are in! If you’re out and about in town you may as well take little ones on a dinosaur hunt around The Galleries and children can enjoy the other games and crafts on offer like free ping pong!


Free. Weds Mar 28. Spin Painting at Lawrence Weston Community Farm sounds like loads of fun! It involves peddling as fast a s you can on a bike to make your own Easter painting. Free, but donations welcome.


Free. Weds Mar 28. Colour Me Easter Hunt is a free egg hunt and sports race in St Annes which is suitable for all ages. 


Prices vary. Until Mar 31.

Creative Workspace has a full week of Easter activities planned to celebrate the first week of the Easter holidays. All their events look good so why not check out their page for more details. Don’t miss the Easter Egg Hunt on Sat Mar 31.




£1. Now until Apr 4. All the fun of the fair comes to Bath’s Victoria Park this Easter and this year it’s just £1 per ride every day and £2 for the Dodgems. You can always spend the whole day in Bath and visit The Victoria Art Gallery and Holburne Museum while you’re there.


Free. Anytime.

I’m holding out for a really hot day (if we get one!) when I’m going to take Little Miss Diva to Oldbury Estate and Snuff Mills for a picnic. If you’ve never been before, it’s a beautiful woodland estate with riverside walks and a playground to keep the little ones occupied.


£1. Friends of Kingswood Park are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Mon Apr 2.

Make the most of Easter Monday with this cracking Easter Egg Hunt in Kingswood! It’s just £1 a go and there’s a guaranteed prize for every participant.


Free. Wed Apr 4.

Bristol Cathedral will be hosting an afternoon of games, crafts and storytelling in this Holiday Bonanza which promises free fun for all the family.  


Free. The Blaise Fairy Door Trail. Thu Apr 5 to Fri 6.

Kids aged 3 to 10 will enjoy looking for 12 Easter themed fairy doors as well as Easter bunnies, spring flowers and fluffy chicks in this trail.


Free. Until Sun Apr 8. £1 donation to St Peter’s Hospice.

Almondsbury Garden Centre is holding its own Easter Egg Hunt to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice, every day during the Bristol school holidays.


Free. Sun Mar 25 until Sun Apr 8.

This is the perfect excuse to visit Kings Weston House with the kids as they can keep busy on this free Easter Egg Hunt.


Free. Mon Mar 25 to Apr 2.

Help Bristol’s Independent District find their lost Easter bunnies hiding in the shops around the Gloucester Rd area. All kids have to do is find all 12 to claim a free Easter treat from Scrumptiously Sweet. There’s also a free prize draw.


Wed Apr 4. Scrapstore Spring Open Day at Sevier St.

Check out the Scrapstore for an egg-citing scrap challenge, outdoor activities and a mini egg hunt.


Free. Sat Apr 7. Home for a Hero at The Architecture Centre.

This free event at The Architecture Centre is for grandparents and grandchildren and encourages them to choose a hero and model their dream house.


£4. Sat Apr 8.

Penny Brohn UK will be opening its four-acre gardens and Grade II-listed National Centre in Pill near Bristol for a family fun day between 11 and 4pm on April 8. Visitors can take part in the bear hunt with the chance to win a giant teddy bear and there will be face painting and other fun activities, click here for more details. £4 per adult, but under 14s get in free.


Free. Sat Apr 8.

Easton Market will be springing into life and among the fresh food stalls, you can expect music, face painting and children’s activities.


Free. Anytime (weather dependant!).

If the sun makes an appearance in Bristol why not pack a picnic and take older kids on a Banksy Walking Tour? Brandon Hill is a perfect place for a pitstop and the whole family can take in the stunning views from Cabot Tower.


Free. Anytime (spending money required).

Little Miss Diva and I love to shop and whereas shopping in charity shops was considered embarrassing when I was young, these days charity shop chic is all the rage.  As a seasoned charity shopper, I believe the best bargains can be found in Clifton and Gloucester Rd, but please don’t grab them all before we get there!


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