What’s on for families in & near Bishopston this weekend: 12/12/15 – 13/12/15


There are several good events and activities for children and families on in Bishopston and surrounding areas this weekend!

Starting from this evening, there’s free family film screening of Minions at Bishop Road Community Cinema this evening, there are carol services, a celebration of the trees and Christmas decoration-making at nearby Badock’s Wood, a Christmas themed Messy Church and yummy Christmas lunch at Horfield Methodist Church and even more to keep you and your kids busy this weekend.

And don’t forget to give the Bishopston Mum Facebook page a like to keep up with more events and activities coming up throughout December and throughout 2016!


Screening of Minions at Bishop Road Community Cinema


  • Friday 11th December
  • Doors open 6pm, film starts at 6.30pm
  • Cash bar including sweeties, popcorn, mince pies – and mulled wine for the grown ups!
  • Siverthorne Hall, Bishop Road Primary School, Bishop Road, BS7
  • Raising funds for the Bishop Road PTFA


Guide Panto presents Aladdin: St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze

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A charity performance of Aladdin by the 1st Bristol Guides. All money raised goes to Jessie May and Nakuru Children’s Project.

Sefton Park School PTA Christmas Tree Sale


  • 9am – 12 noon
  • Main playground, Sefton Park School, off Williamson Rd & St Bart’s Rd or Happy Lane, BS7 9BJ

Quality cut Christmas trees for sale, both traditional and non-drop.

Messy Church: Horfield Methodist Church


A final, Christmas-themed, Messy Church of the year at Horfield Methodist Church. Children and families will learn about what happened on the first Christmas, and preparing to celebrate Jesus’ birthday by making some amazing things.

There will be making decorations and boxes, finding out what the Christingle is and cooking up some donkey dung! That will be followed by a short period of worship, to think about that very first Christmas, then a yummy Christmas lunch of roast turkey and all the trimmings!

  • 11am
  • Horfield Methodist Church, Churchways Ave, Horfield
  • More details


Glow in the Dark Carol Service: Fairfield High School


A lovely fun carol service with a bit of a difference. Christmas refreshments available.

Tree Dressing: Badock’s Wood


Celebrating the trees at Badock’s Wood as we approach the shortest day of the year. Make Winter pictures and decorations from natural materials and dress the trees with birds, leaves and wishes!

  • 2 – 3pm
  • Badock’s Wood, access via Lakewood Road or Doncaster Road, Southmead BS10

Puppets Extravaganza: Orchard School


A Christmas Puppets Extravaganza by Ebeneezer Church as featured in local primary schools in recent weeks. A few carols and a  full puppets performance of the Christmas story featuring the hugely popular camels and a short interactive talk.

Family Carols: St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Bishopston


Come and enjoy some carol singing at this special service for children and families.

  • 5.30pm
  • St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Gloucester Road, Bishopston