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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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      For those of you wanting to take things at a bit more of a snail’s pace, throughout August why not wing your way over to our bug themed book den - a relaxed reading space in our Café/Bar.

      Read More - Bug Themed Book Den

      Join experienced artist duo Alice and Karen from Let’s Make Art for this fun, hands-on workshop in which you’ll decorate vinyls for your windows at home starring bejewelled bugs of all shapes and sizes.

      Read More - Insect Vinyl Making Workshop

      Bugs, beasties and high octane adventure combine in this delightfully charming animated tale of trust, teamwork and friendship.

      Read More - Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants Book Tickets for Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

      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 - An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

      Join us as we celebrate Disney’s 1951 version of Alice and Wonderland - Disney's animated, musical retelling of Lewis Carroll's whimsical tale - that features a whole host of weird and wonderful characters, including a certain grumpy caterpillar.

      Read More - Alice In Wonderland Book Tickets for Alice In Wonderland

      Are you a teenager who is interested in robotics (or do you have teens interested in robotics?)? Consider yourself a gamer? Or are you just interested in the very latest technology and augmented reality? Then this could be for you...

      Read More - Come and play with MekaMon Robots!

      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 - Detroit

      Come and have some fun, whilst creating a miniature, hand-made bee hotel to provide habitat for solitary bees in your garden or allotment in this free family workshop.

      Read More - Bee Hotel Making Workshop

      Coming nearly a decade after A Bug's Life, this hilarious animated comedy proved there's still plenty of buzz around computer-generated creepy-crawlies.

      Read More - Bee Movie Book Tickets for Bee Movie

      Stop motion workshops for children 7+. Bring your character to life on screen.

      Read More - Stop Motion for Kids Book Tickets for Stop Motion for Kids

      A delightful collection of colourful characters and magical moments that will entertain and inspire children.

      Read More - Enchanting Europe Book Tickets for Enchanting Europe

      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 - Patti Cake$

      Touching stop motion animated feature for families and adults. Sad, heart-warming and funny - a beautifully made film about growing up.

      Read More - My Life As A Courgette Book Tickets for My Life As A Courgette

      Stunning puppet animation feature for all the family. An epic adventure with all-star cast. Plus Director Q&A.

      Read More - Yamasong: March of the Hollows Book Tickets for Yamasong: March of the Hollows

      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 - Wind River

      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

      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