What’s on for Families in & near Bishopston this Weekend: 5/11/16 – 6/11/16


There are lots of fun and family-friendly events happening in Bishopston and surrounding areas this weekend.

This includes some wonderful Firework and Bonfire Night events, a special dance performance of Peter Pan in which children can join in, a Single Parents Fair and a lovely christmas Craft and Cards Fair!

Here are the events outlined below. Have a great weekend!

Christmas Craft and Card Fair: St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze

There will be some beautiful handcrafted gifts and cards on offer at this Christmas fair if you fancy doing some Christmas shopping this weekend. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. All proceeds will be supporting church outreach charities.


  • Saturday 5th November
  • 10am – 12.30pm
  • £2 entry inclusive of a hot drink
  • St Peter’s Church Hall, St Peter’s Drive, Henleaze BS9 4LD
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Peter Pan Gone Urban: A Tiny Steps Performance, Redland

Tiny Steps Performance especially for children aged 0 – 8 and their families (older siblings are welcome, too!).

In this Tiny Steps Performance the classic tale of Peter Pan will be transformed and given a modern-day twist and will include an unusual fusion of break dance, folk dance and ballet!

As with all Tiny Steps Performances, this show will be relaxed and interactive. Children will have the chance to join in with the dancers and learn some simple dance steps and movement games, too.

Parents can also join in if they wish!

Following the performance there will be tea, coffee, squash and delicious home-made cakes.


  • Saturday 5th November
  • 10.30 – 11.30am
  • Tickets: £12.50 for a family of four
  • Redland Park United Reformed Church, BS6 6SA
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Single Parents Fair: The Greenway Centre, Southmead

An event especially for single dads and mums which is packed full of amazing activities for both children and adults, all of which are completely free! For children there will be inflatables, sports and crafts and for adults there will be pampering treatments, bike fixing, advice sessions, hairdressing and plently of cake!


  • Saturday 5th November
  • 10am – 1pm
  • The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead BS10 5PY
  • More details

Bishop Road Fireworks Extravaganza

Celebrate fireworks night and help raise funds for Bishop Road Primary School. Spectacular display, plus fire performers, entertainment, Samba band, licensed bar, tuck shop, refreshments, glow in the dark novelties and much more.


  • Saturday 5th November
  • Gates open 5pm and close at 6.30pm, fireworks display 6.45pm
  • Tickets available at Boston Tea Party and Iota at 167 Gloucester Road
  • Bishop Road School Field, Bishop Road, Bishopston
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Bristol’s Fireworks Fiesta: Canford Park, Westbury-on-Trym

Big charity firework display hosted by Bristol Round Table and Clifton Rotary Club.


  • Saturday 5th November
  • Gates open 6pm, display begins 7pm
  • Canford Park, Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym
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Bonfire Night Event at Golden Hill Community Garden

A small, quiet bonfire night event which is great for little ones and those who don’t like huge crowds. There’ll be soup, hot mulled drinks, tea and cake, a lovely bonfire and a great view of the fireworks display from Bishop Rd School! Wrap up warm and bring a torch!


  • Saturday 5th November
  • 6 – 7.30pm
  • Golden Hill Community Garden, Monk Road, Bishopston (behind the prison)

Bonfire Night at Boiling Wells, St Werburgh’s City Farm

All welcome to Boiling Wells, the St Werburgh’s City Farm’s orchard to enjoy a brilliant bonfire and much more!

Boiling Wells will be given a UV makeover, illuminating the orchard – groovy gear strongly recommended! Live music, luminous games, UV face painting, glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt, crafts in the Roundhouse, mulled bar, fresh food plus a Kids’ Rave!

Proceeds raised go to Dunkirk Women’s Refugee Centre.


  • Saturday 5th November
  • 3 – 8pm
  • Adults: £5, Under 12s: free – free glow stick for all entrants
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