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Family films, events and activities

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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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      Bristol's own Aardman Animations (Shaun The Sheep, Wallace and Gromit) are back with a prehistoric adventure of mammoth proportions! A brilliant treat for all the family, Early Man is as charming and funny as they come.

      Read More - Early Man Book Tickets for Early 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 - Early 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 - Phantom Thread

      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 - Loveless

      Join us for Queer Kids TV plus the first performance ever of the short cabaret piece, I'm Bitter About Glitter. An afternoon celebrating forgotten television shows that challenge stereotypes and offer kids other lifestyle options that sit outside of the binary. Bring the whole family and join performer and Pervasive Media Studio resident, Tom Marshman and all his friends as they share their non-binary gender heroes and heroines of kids TV from the 70’s and 80’s.

      Read More - Beacons, Icons & Dykons presents: Queer Kids TV Book Tickets for Beacons, Icons & Dykons presents: Queer Kids TV

      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 Shape of Water

      In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Morph Aardman character with a little help from expert Aardman animators and sign language interpreters.

      Read More - Aardman Animation Workshop 1: Build Your Own Morph Book Tickets for Aardman Animation Workshop 1: Build Your Own Morph

      In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Shaun the Sheep character with a little help from expert Aardman animators and sign language interpreters.

      Read More - Aardman Animation Workshop 2: Build Your Own Shaun the Sheep Book Tickets for Aardman Animation Workshop 2: Build Your Own Shaun the Sheep

      In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Gromit character with a little help from expert Aardman animators and sign language interpreters.

      Read More - Aardman Animation Workshop 3: Build Your Own Gromit Book Tickets for Aardman Animation Workshop 3: Build Your Own Gromit

      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 Bird

      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 - A Fantastic Woman