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Family films, events and activities

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We have a range of films, events and activities for families, friends and children, including:

Holiday Activities - join us for films that are suitable for the whole family during the school holidays. Where possible, our workshops and events are suitable for both adults and children, so each member of your group can get involved, get creative and enjoy making something together.

    Family Arts Festival - Bristol's one and only festival created especially for families and children! Join us during October half-term as we team up with other Bristol arts organisations to bring you an exciting programme of events. Part of the national Family Arts Festival.

    Cinébabies - a weekly film screening for parents/carers and children under 12 months on Mondays at 11:00. Find out more about Cinébabies.

      Birthday Parties - hire a cinema for a private screening or computer gaming. Find out more about our Children's Birthday Party packages.

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      Based on the bestselling bedtime book which follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog, who set off on an expedition in search of bears, determined to ‘catch a big one’.

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      To celebrate his 50th birthday we present the best adventures of Reksio, the beloved Polish cartoon dog, and other Polish kid gems...

      Read More - Who Let the Dogs Out - The Reksio Anniversary Programme Book Tickets for Who Let the Dogs Out - The Reksio Anniversary Programme

      A brilliant selection of new short films from around the world chosen by young people for young people.

      Read More - Children's Jury Award Book Tickets for Children's Jury Award

      This year Polish animation celebrates 70 years, that's why Polish Animation Producers Association present newest Polish children's productions from all over the world.

      Read More - The Best of Poland - Polish Series for Children Book Tickets for The Best of Poland - Polish Series for Children

      This takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk and Cinderella, mixing and serving them with a mischievous twist.

      Read More - Revolting Rhymes Book Tickets for Revolting Rhymes

      A charming animated love story based on Raymond Briggs’ autobiographical book about his parents Ethel and Ernest who lived through major changes during their 40 years of marriage, voiced by Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent.

      Read More - Shorts2Features: Ethel & Ernest Book Tickets for Shorts2Features: Ethel & Ernest

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

      Read More - Daphne

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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      Join local drag queens for a morning of stories and sing alongs celebrating the imagination and fun of gender fluidity for all the family.

      Read More - Family Arts Festival: Drag Queen Storytime Book Tickets for Family Arts Festival: Drag Queen Storytime

      Journey to a land of giant rodents and Spanish swordsmen with our family screenings of the 1987 cult classic The Princess Bride - a comical fantasy tale of beautiful princesses, foul villains and dashing heroes from director Rob Reiner.

      Read More - The Princess Bride Book Tickets for The Princess Bride

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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      Based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling book and helmed by The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick, this ace stop-motion family fantasy follows an adventurous girl who, after moving into a new home with her family, discovers a portal to a strange and seemingly better world.

      Read More - Coraline Book Tickets for Coraline

      Watershed and Raise the Bar invite you to an extra special spoken word event for families, with performances by professional poets Sara Hirsch and MiKo Berry and a chance for families to create and share their own works too.

      Read More - Family Arts Festival: Spoken Word Family Hour with Raise The Bar

      This Halloween, we’re on a mission to demystify moths! Come and meet the Butterfly Conservation team and see their not-so-spooky-specimens, hear the truth about the “butterflies of the night” and craft your very own moth.

      Read More - Family Arts Festival: Magic Moth Creations

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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