Check out our round-up of family-friendly activities and places to enjoy during Bristol Light Festival. We recommend starting at Swing Song on College Green and ending your light trail by exploring Trumpet Flowers and Halo at the Bristol Shopping Quarter. The best time to visit with young children is weekdays before 7pm.
Bowling at The Lanes
The Lanes is a fantastic unique venue with 5 bowling lanes, book a slot for some entertainment before or after exploring the light trail.
Children allowed before 8pm. Open daily from midday.
RWA Scribble and Sketch Art Class
Get your creative juices flowing by starting your day out off with the RWA’s Scribble and Sketch artists at the RWA for their FREE family workshop.
Saturday 4 February at 10.30am – 11.30am and 11.30am – 12.30pm
Meet The Mermaid at Bristol Aquarium
Before an evening of colour and light head to Bristol Aquarium to enjoy a mythical day of fun. Meet the mermaid and hear about her magical ‘tales’ of the sea.
11 – 12 February between 10am and 3pm.
Why not make an evening of it and book family meal out?
Children can enjoy a Margherita for £6 and a free fruit dessert, and stay entertained by drawing their own pizza whilst you wait. There’s also a delicious choice of 9 pizzas for adults starting at £6.95.
After a bite to eat, start your light trail at Swing Song on College Green.
Just a short walk from Sirens at Cascade Steps, the Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of choices to keep the little ones happy. Get a main course, 2 sides and a dessert for just £6.50. There are also Smaller portions of grown-up dishes are also available from the main menu if you prefer, at half price or less.
Open Monday – Thursday 11:30am-9pm, Friday – Saturday 11:30am-11pm and Sunday 11:30am-8pm.
The Hole in the Wall
Head over to Alright My Luvver on Queen Square before stopping off at The Hole in the Wall.
You’ll have no problem getting your favourite little people to clear their plates with this children’s menu. Featuring a delicious range of mains, desserts and Sunday roasts, starting at £6.95.
The Cosy Club | Bella Italia
Redcliffe and Temple
Whilst in the Redcliffe and Temple area to explore Beam by PYTCH on Castle Bridge, Continuum by illumaphonium inside Temple Church and Ophelia by Studio McGuire at St Mary Redcliffe Church, wander down to family-favourite for an authentic Italian pizza with Boca Junior Pizzas starting at £7.95.
Open on Monday-Thursday: 12 to 3pm and 5pm to 9:30pm and Friday-Saturday: 12 to 10pm
Don’t forget to tag #BristolLightFestival in any photos you share! We can’t wait to explore Bristol through colour and light with you.