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Family

Arnolfini offers a range of events designed for all members of the family, parents, carers and children. There is  a junk-free children's menu in the Café Bar, a wide selection of children's books in Arnolfini Bookshop and baby changing facilities. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Agency : Make your Mark

Agency : Make your Mark

Saturday 13 August 2016 to Saturday 10 September 2016, 13:00 to 18:00

Free

Agency : Make your Mark is a participatory zine-making project taking place in the gallery throughout the summer at Arnolfini, conceived and facilitated by artist Rachael House.
We Are Family

We Are Family

Saturday 27 August 2016, 13:00 to 17:00

Free

Get creative with contemporary artist Renata Bandeira as we take over Arnolfini through making, activities and play.
Agency : Make your Mark - Artist Session

Agency : Make your Mark - Artist Session

Saturday 10 September 2016, 11:00 to 17:00

Free

In-gallery session with artist Rachael House in two parts:
Ballast Seed Garden: Tea Party with Heather Morison

Ballast Seed Garden: Tea Party with Heather Morison

Saturday 24 September 2016, 14:30 to 16:00

£6/ £4 under 12s / free for under 2s Book

Put on your party outfit and join Heather for a very special tea party on board the Ballast Seed Garden
Children's Scrapstore: Super Saturday Sample Session

Children's Scrapstore: Super Saturday Sample Session

Saturday 01 October 2016, 10:30 to 14:00

Free

Free drop in art and craft session experimenting with materials from our Artrageous shop.
Brunel's ss Great Britain: Brunel & the Bard Storytelling

Brunel's ss Great Britain: Brunel & the Bard Storytelling

Saturday 01 October 2016, 11:30 to 13:30

Free

Follow the story of Brunel as he steps into one of his Shakespeare paintings for an adventure.
Brunel Institute: Family Archive in Five

Brunel Institute: Family Archive in Five

Saturday 01 October 2016 to Thursday 27 October 2016, 12:30 to 13:30

Free

Rare and original artefacts and diaries reveal their stories in these curator-led sessions.
St George's Bristol: Bristol Classical Players 'Classical Masterpieces'

St George's Bristol: Bristol Classical Players 'Classical Masterpieces'

Saturday 01 October 2016, 19:30 to 21:00

Tickets from £10 Book

An evening of wonderful music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven, including a beautiful concerto for Flute and Harp at St George's Bristol
Tobacco Factory Theatres: Take It On - Mask Making

Tobacco Factory Theatres: Take It On - Mask Making

Monday 03 October 2016, 16:15 to 17:45

£6

Make your own mask and learn how to use it!
Arnolfini: The Unknown Adventure Bureau

Arnolfini: The Unknown Adventure Bureau

Tuesday 04 October 2016, 10:30 to 11:30

Free

Come on a rollercoaster journey of storytelling with Katie Storer and Simon Panrucker.
Brunel's ss Great Britain: Sea Hear Family Storytelling

Brunel's ss Great Britain: Sea Hear Family Storytelling

Tuesday 04 October 2016, 11:30 to 13:30

Free

Maritime adventures for little ones with Sarah Mooney
Children's Scrapstore: Art Club

Children's Scrapstore: Art Club

Wednesday 05 October 2016, 16:00 to 17:30

£7 Book

New after school play art club at Children's Scrapstore Bristol
Children's Scrapstore: Under 5's Make a Mess

Children's Scrapstore: Under 5's Make a Mess

Thursday 06 October 2016, 10:15 to 11:45

£5 for first child, £3.50 for each sibling

Our regular Under 5’s Messy Play sessions are dedicated to kids, where they can do all the things you don’t want them doing at home!
Brunel Institute: Conservation in Action

Brunel Institute: Conservation in Action

Friday 07 October 2016, 12:30 to 13:30

Free

Glimpse behind the scenes at how the ss Great Britain and other historical items are looked after.
Bristol Cathedral: Be a Chorister for a Day

Bristol Cathedral: Be a Chorister for a Day

Saturday 08 October 2016, 09:00 to 14:30

Free

A day of singing and activities for children in Year 4
Children's Scrapstore: Super Saturday Sample Session

Children's Scrapstore: Super Saturday Sample Session

Saturday 08 October 2016, 10:30 to 14:30

Free

Free, drop-in session for families to experiement with products and materials from Artrageous, our art shop that is open to all
Brunel's ss Great Britain: Brunel & the Bard Storytelling

Brunel's ss Great Britain: Brunel & the Bard Storytelling

Saturday 08 October 2016, 11:30 to 13:30

Free

Follow the story of Brunel as he steps into one of his Shakespeare paintings for an adventure.
Children's Scrapstore: Art Club

Children's Scrapstore: Art Club

Wednesday 12 October 2016, 16:00 to 17:30

£7 Book

New after school play art club at Children's Scrapstore Bristol
Children's Scrapstore: Under 5's Make a Mess

Children's Scrapstore: Under 5's Make a Mess

Thursday 13 October 2016, 10:15 to 11:45

£5 for first child, £3.50 for each sibling

Our regular Under 5’s Messy Play sessions are dedicated to kids, where they can do all the things you don’t want them doing at home!
Bristol Old Vic: The Grinning Man

Bristol Old Vic: The Grinning Man

Thursday 13 October 2016 to Sunday 13 November 2016, 19:30 to 21:30

£9.50-£32 Book

The Grinning Man is a wonderfully weird and wickedly wild new musical that offers a vision of how an alternate history might have unfolded.
Brunel Institute: Conservation in Action

Brunel Institute: Conservation in Action

Friday 14 October 2016, 12:30 to 13:30

Free

Glimpse behind the scenes at how the ss Great Britain and other historical items are looked after.
Children's Scrapstore: Super Saturday Sample Session

Children's Scrapstore: Super Saturday Sample Session

Saturday 15 October 2016, 10:30 to 14:30

Free

Free, drop-in session for families to experiement with products and materials from Artrageous, our art shop that is open to all
Junction 3 Library: Our Place

Junction 3 Library: Our Place

Saturday 15 October 2016, 12:00 to 15:00

Free

Join us for a creative afternoon exploring the theme of people and places at Junction 3 Library.
Children's Scrapstore: Art Club

Children's Scrapstore: Art Club

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 16:00 to 17:30

£7 Book

New after school play art club at Children's Scrapstore Bristol
Children's Scrapstore: Under 5's Make a Mess

Children's Scrapstore: Under 5's Make a Mess

Thursday 20 October 2016, 10:15 to 11:45

£5 for first child / £3.50 for other

Our regular Under 5’s Messy Play sessions are dedicated to kids, where they can do all the things you don’t want them doing at home!
Arnolfini: Bring Your Baby Tour

Arnolfini: Bring Your Baby Tour

Thursday 20 October 2016, 11:00 to 11:45

£3 Book

A special gallery tour designed for parents and carers to explore the exhibition in an environment that welcomes babies.
Spike Island: Baby Art Hour

Spike Island: Baby Art Hour

Friday 21 October 2016, 10:00 to 11:00

£3 for the first child, £1 for each additional child Book

Come play with colour, shape, texture and easy ways to create, using simple methods and materials in this session for under 5s and their carers.
Brunel Institute: Conservation in Action

Brunel Institute: Conservation in Action

Friday 21 October 2016, 12:30 to 13:30

Free

Glimpse behind the scenes at how the ss Great Britain and other historical items are looked after.
Children's Scrapstore: Super Saturday Sample Session

Children's Scrapstore: Super Saturday Sample Session

Saturday 22 October 2016, 10:30 to 14:30

Free

Free, drop-in session for families to experiement with products and materials from Artrageous, our art shop that is open to all
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: The Imagination Museum

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: The Imagination Museum

Saturday 22 October 2016, 11:00 to 15:30

Free

A promenade dance piece designed to take you into an imaginative world of movement based on different museum objects.
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Thursday 25 August 2016

Galleries 11am-6pm

Shop 11am-6pm

Cafe 10am-8pm

Reading Room Closed