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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 Screenings

Eighth Grade  15   Cinébabies

Eighth Grade
Mon 29 April 11:00
US comedian, actor, and writer Bo Burnham brings us his critically acclaimed feature film debut that takes a funny, distinctive, and refreshingly clear-eyed look at the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence.

High Life  18   Cinébabies

High Life
Mon 13 May 11:00
Claire Denis makes her English language debut with this strange, sexual and totally surreal sorta-sci-fi starring Robert Pattinson as a criminal on a mysterious space mission.

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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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.