Family films, events and activities

Explore your creative side with Watershed

We have a range of films, events and activities for families, friends and children, including holiday activities, the Family Arts Festival, cinébabies and birthday parties.

Upcoming Events & Screenings

Box of Delights - Programme 2  U  

Box of Delights - Programme 2
Until Sun 24 Feb
Shorts package
Join us this half term for a selection of award-winning animated shorts chosen by the British Animation Awards for children and their families. Programme 2 is aimed at 8-12 year olds.

Capernaum  15  S Cinébabies

Mon 25 Feb 11:00
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes (and recently nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars®), this heartbreaking and defiant film tells the story of a poverty stricken Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the crime of giving him life.

Foxtrot  15  S Cinébabies

Mon 4 March 11:00
Director Samuel Maoz (Lebanon) inspects the bitter absurdities of war and the impact it has on people with this intelligent dark comedy about a troubled family who are forced to confront difficult truths when they receive shocking news from their son's military post.

The Kindergarten Teacher  12A   Cinébabies

The Kindergarten Teacher
Mon 11 March 11:00
Maggie Gyllenhaal gives the performance of her career as Lisa, a bored kindergarten teacher who becomes fascinated by a five-year-old's budding poetic genius, but her determination to nurture it sets her on a dangerous - and desperate - path.

Maiden  12A   Cinébabies

Mon 18 March 11:00
This rousing, feminist adventure documentary chronicles the epic journey of Tracy Edwards – a woman who dared to make waves and become the skipper of the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.

Us  18 (CTBA)   Cinébabies

Mon 25 March 11:00
Jordan Peele follows up his Oscar®-winning hit Get Out with his latest horror, one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Out of Blue  18 (CTBA)   Cinébabies

Out of Blue
Mon 1 April 11:00
Patricia Clarkson stars as a New Orleans detective trying to solve a murder mystery in director Carol Morley's unmissable adaptation of Martin Amis' novel Night Train.

Activities for families

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.

Young people taking part in activity for families at Watershed supports ArtsMark Award criteria.

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And there’s more...


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.