Free and affordable things to do this February half term

Feb 10, 2024 | Uncategorised

I can’t believe the kids are on holiday again! It only seems like five minutes that they were off school at Christmas. February is such a gloomy month but at least there’s lots going on including a trip to the Bristol Light Festival which should brighten up anyone’s evening.

Bristol Light Festival 

If you haven’t made it to the Bristol Light Festival yet, there’s still time! You have until Sunday to see some spectacular installations lighting up our city from 5 ’til 10pm each evening. Download the map before you head on out so you can plan your evening.

Making Waves Exhibition

Learn more about fossils and palaeontology in the Making Waves exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery which is running until April 30th. There will also be a free theatrical performance to bring the story of Bristol Museum’s Temnodontosaurus fossil to life for 7 to 11-year-olds. Both the exhibition and performance are free but donations are welcome and you’ll need to book ahead if you want to see the performance by emailing

Chinese New Year Performance

Wai Yee Hong’s annual Lunar New Year celebrations will welcome the Year of the Dragon on 10th February 2024. This family event is free to attend and will feature dance and martial arts performances as well as the traditional lion dance. There will be two performance times this year; 11am and 1.30pm.


Bristol Places at M Shed

Meet Bristol’s very own dinosaur Thecodontosaurus, discover the stories of buried treasure, learn about extraordinary discoveries in the city and find out about the history of Bristol’s suburbs. This exhibition takes place all year long and is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon.

The New Room Museum

The Museum at the New Room tells the incredible story of the lives of John and Charles Wesley, the early beginnings of Methodism and its relevance today. Families are always welcome to pop in and explore the 12 interactive rooms after a bit of shopping at the Bristol Shopping Quarter.

Glow Light Festival

GLOW returns to Weston-super-Mare for five nights in February (13 to 17) with magical light installations and artworks lighting up Grove Park. Tickets are pay what you can and there will be additional artwork and installations on display at key locations across the town from The Grand Pier to the Italian Gardens. Tickets are for allocated time slots and need to be booked in advance.

Fireworks at Sea

On Saturday February 17, Weston-super-Mare will be hosting its annual Fireworks at Sea event. Standard tickets cost £12.95
which include entry from 6pm and unlimited rides including the Go Karts.  Or pay £19.95 and you’ll get a free hot meal. Under 3’s get in free with a paying adult.

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