What’s on for Families in & near Bishopston in September


This month Bishopston, Horfield, St Andrew’s and Ashley Down is so packed full of family-friendly events that I thought it deserved a blog post of its own!

Here’s the full line-up of what’s on in and around the local area throughout September – I hope you find it useful.

For details of events outside the local area please see the What’s On page on Bishopston Mum’s sister website, Bristol Mum!


The Old Library Launch Party

After months of hard work by local volunteers, The Old Library in Eastville is ready to open to the public, in its new role as a community hub. To celebrate there will be lots of fun from 12 – 6pm such as sack races, pinwheel making, face painting, clay modelling, live music and more.

You can find The Old Library on Muller Road, Eastville.


Messy Church at Horfield Methodist Church

All local families are welcome to come along to the monthly Messy Church at Horfield Methodist Church.

There will be arts and crafts, plus icing fairy cakes. There will then be a short period of worship, followed by some yummy harvest vegetable soup and cakes.

This event is free for all of the family however donations are welcome.

You can find Horfield Methodist Church via the side entrance of Churchways Avenue, Horfield, BS7 8SN.



Harvest Fair at the Golden Hill Community Garden

The Golden Hill Community Garden’s annual Harvest fair, an event for the local community.

The fair will be from 1 – 4pm and there is a lot of fun planned for both children and grown-ups.

There will be storytelling, Splat the Rat, apple bobbing, making vegetable creatures, Pip’s Jukebox, face painting, fresh pizza made in the garden’s Frog oven, delicious cakes and much more!

Entry is £1 per adults and kids go free. You can find the community garden at the end of Monk Road, behind Horfield Prison.


BCR Community Fair: St Michael’s Church, Bishopston

All are welcome to the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership’s community fair which takes place from 12.30 – 4.30pm.

There will be stalls, events, food and drink on offer, family activities and much more.

You can find St Michael’s Church on 160a Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8NT.


Party in the Park: Golden Hill Sports Ground

This event offers a whole afternoon and evening of fun activities for children and families from 1 – 10pm!

The activities include live music, climbing wall, face painting, Merry Go Round, bungee trampolines, Go Karts, marching band, a Stilt Walker and much more!

Admission is £2.50 per adult and £1 per child.



Open Day at Clifton College Preparatory School

This is a chance for prospective pupils and their parents to learn more about Clifton College Preparatory School and the opportunities on offer for children aged 2 – 13 years.

The open day includes a welcome from the Headmaster and a tour of Clifton College and its amazing facilities and is from 9.45am – 12 noon.

For more information visit https://www.cliftoncollege.com/events/2016/september/preparatory-school-open-day/.


Sprogs Children’s Nearly New Sale

Sprog’s Children’s Nearly New Sales are always fantastic and have great bargains on offer with good quality children’s toys, clothes and nursery equipment for sale.

There will also be refreshments on offer including delicious home-made cakes!

The sale is from 10 – 11.30am and you can find it at Horfield Parish Church Hall, Wellington Hill, BS7 8ST.

It is £1 entry for adults (kids go free).



Chandos Road Festival 2016

The popular Chandos Road Street Festival in Redland is back again this September from 12 – 6pm.

There are lots of great activities for children including walkabout puppetry, puppet shows, face painting and play activities.

Sponsored by Bristol Property Centre, the festival also includes live music, a children’s choir, performance poets, singer-songwriters, plus a vast array of delicious of local food and drink.

You can find Chandos Road in Redland, BS6. It is free entry for all!



DragonBird Theatre Session at Kelvin Players Hall, Gloucester Road

DragonBird Theatre instils a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between grownups and their children.

DragonBird Theatre offers interactive theatre sessions for young children aged 0-5 and their families at the Kelvin Players Hall on Gloucester Road, Bishopston.

The session starts with a short performance of a story, followed by an interactive play session where everybody sets off on an adventure inspired by the story.

The sessions run for 45 minutes and involve a variety of set, props, puppets, songs, movement, bubbles, giant-nets, parachutes, costume, recycled scrap and a whole heap of make believe fun!

There is a choice of two sessions – 10am or 11.15am – and admission is £4 per adult and £2 per child.

I recommend buying tickets directly via the DragonBird Theatre website, however you can take your chances on the day at the door.

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I hope you enjoy a great September!