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Family films, events and activities

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Explore your creative side with Watershed

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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      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 - The New Man

      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 - Free Fire

      Zip & Zap (Zipi & Zape) are two of Spain’s most beloved comic book characters. First published in 1946, their stories have entertained several generations of children, selling millions of copies. If you and your kids love Harry Potter, The Goonies or Indiana Jones - this rollicking family adventure is a must-see!

      Read More - Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang Book Tickets for Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang

      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 - I Am Not Your Negro

      Families - set your brain to INSPIRE! We are delighted to invite renowned comic book duo The Etherington Brothers to Watershed for an extra special comic book experience in honour of Easter family film Zip & Zap and The Marble Gang.

      Read More - The Etherington Brothers' Greatest Comic Making Show on Earth!

      Join us for a nostalgic journey down the country lanes of the past, meandering through the dwindling customs of another era

      Read More - Britain on Film: Rural Life Book Tickets for Britain on Film: Rural Life

      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 - The Handmaiden

      Sourced from the BFI National Archive and digitised with a newly commissioned soundtrack, this unique collection of shorts revels in nostalgia for the lost glories of train travel, while documenting the rapidly changing social, economic and political climate of the UK from the tracks.

      Read More - Britain on Film: Railways Book Tickets for Britain on Film: Railways

      We’re delighted to welcome the whole family to this free, drop-in printing press workshop, inspired by the archive footage of one of our Easter family films Britain on Film: Railways.

      Read More - Family Printing Press Workshop

      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 - The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

      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 - Lady Macbeth