For families

Gromit the dog looks over his shoulder whilst at the console of a rocket.

A Grand Day Out screens Sat 25 - Wed 29 May.

Family films & activities

We offer a range of cinema screenings of new film releases and family classics. Plus fun opportunities to get creative with activities for families, friends and children. 

And if you are the parent/carer of an under one year old you can see the latest releases at a Cinébabies screening.


Upcoming Family Screenings

Fungi: The Web of Life

classified U More-Than-Human
Fungi: The Web of Life
Sun 30 June 12:00
Film

Join Björk and acclaimed biologist Dr Merlin Sheldrake on an adventure into the mysterious world of fungi that connects all life on Earth.

The Wizard of Oz

classified U Restored & Rediscovered
Wizard of Oz (3D)
Sat 27 July 11:00
Film

Join us somewhere over the rainbow and follow Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they are whisked away from their home in Kansas, set on a magical journey down the yellow brick road.

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Visiting Watershed as a family

Family friendly facilities

  • Customer lift to our first floor cinemas, Café & Bar and events spaces
  • Baby changing facilities are available:
    • in the cinema side female toilets
    • in the cinema side inclusive toilet
    • in both the male and female toilets through the Café & Bar
  • Inflatable booster seats for children in the cinemas, please ask any member of staff
  • High chairs in our Café & Bar

Full visit and access details

Family friendly food & drink

  • Our Café & Bar includes a Children's Menu (meals cost £5.00 - £6.00) with delicious, freshly prepared food.
  • Free tap water is available and all drinks can be taken into the cinemas
  • You can buy popcorn, snacks, drinks and sweets at our Box Office

Cinébabies

Baby friendly cinema screenings every Mondays at 11:00 am for parents/carers and children under 12 months, with dedicated buggy parking.

Cinébabies enables parents/carers to see the latest releases in the safe knowledge that their babies can cry, play and babble without worrying other cinema-goers.

Find out more about Cinébabies

What else is there for families in the area?

Photo of the exterior of Watershed in Bristol's harbourside

We are located on Bristol's historic Harbourside – perfect for strolling around. 

Free places to visit in the area include Arnolfini, MShed, Bristol Cathedral and Bristol Museum & Gallery. Parks nearby include Queen's Square, College Green and Brandon Hill, which has a play park.

We are just a five to ten minute walk from the Central Library, St Nicholas' Market and the shops in Broadmead. The Bristol Aquarium and We The Curious are located behind our building, on Millennium Square. The fountains in Millennium Square are a popular picnic spot for families – especially in warm weather.

Have a look at the Visit Bristol website for more information or ask at Box Office for a paper map of the city centre area.

Photo of a child with a clay model made at a Watershed family workshop

What's On For Families newsletter

Sign up to our What's on for families email list for notifications every month or so of upcoming films, events and activities for families.

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And there's more...

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Birthday Parties

Hire a cinema for a private screening or computer gaming. Find out more about Birthday Party hire.