10 magical things to do with kids in Bristol this Christmas (2022)

Last updated on Monday 21 August 2023

Looking for ways to soak up the magic of Christmas with your kids this festive season? From printing workshops to kids’ baking sessions, the good news is Bristol is full of amazing yuletide activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Schools in Bristol will be closed for the Christmas break from Friday 23 December. So the little ones and bigger ones will be coming home for the holidays.

So between last-minute dashes for Brussel sprouts and panic-hiding presents around the house, taking a pause to spend quality time with your little ones is the perfect way to capture the magic of Christmas time!

Have they ever tried shooting with a bow and arrow in a Christmas-themed range? How about learning how to decorate your own Christmas stocking?

From festive craft workshops to tasty Christmas baking, there’s plenty for everyone to get stuck into. There are things to suit creative kids and energetic ones who love being active. Are they full of beans for Christmas Day? Then take them for a festive sheep herding experience! They’ll be celebrating the wonders of the season while spending the day running around in the fresh country air. What could be better? 

And if they love their favourite Christmas films, Bristol Film Festival is showing the last of its winter screenings throughout December. You can still catch festive classics such as Elf at Bristol Museum, or Harry Potter at Clifton College. 

Below is a closer look at the top 10 festive things to do with the kids in Bristol this Christmas. We’ve included things to do in Bedminster, the city centre, Clifton, and the countryside, so you can be sure to find something nearby: 


Magical things to do with kids and families in Bristol this Christmas:

sheep herding christmas experience in Bristol for christmas things to do with families and kids 2022

🏹 Festive themed archery in the countryside: £20 per person

πŸ‘ Christmas sheep herding and festive crafts: £15 per adult, £12 per child & family tickets available

🧢 Family Christmas crafting workshop: £7.50 per adult, £6.50 per child 

πŸ§‘‍🎨 Family relief print a stocking workshop: £35 per 1 adult & 1 child

🎨 Print & paint kids' club: Christmas holidays: £15 per child

πŸŽ„ Adult & child: make your own Christmas tree decorations: £25 per 1 adult & 1 child

πŸͺ Children's edible Christmas baking workshop: £50 per person

πŸ–Œ Family crafting: festive window pictures: £7.50 per adult, £6.50 per child

⚑️Bristol Film Festival: Harry Potter at Clifton College: £15.50 per adult, £9.50 per child

πŸŽ…πŸ» Bristol Film Festival: Elf at Bristol Museum: £15.50 per adult, £9.50 per child


Looking for more fun experiences in Bristol? Click here to find more things to do! 

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