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7 Super Summer Holiday Activities

By 8th August 2019June 29th, 2022No Comments

If you’ve already exhausted all your summer holiday activity ideas, fear not! We’ve found ten top ways to keep the little ones entertained this August in and around Bath, Bristol and the South West ­– without blowing the budget!


Why not tweet us a picture of yourself at one of these fab events? You can reach the Little Willows team @LWDayNursery.


  1. Selfie Factory, Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol

Date: Until 14th August

Time: All day

Cost: Adults £9.99; under 5s £4.99; unlimited day pass £19.99


If you’re obsessed with Instagram or you just want to get some quirky shots of your kids, this brand new pop-up experience could be an hour well spent! The Selfie Factory provides the ‘environments’ or rooms, each one with a different scene or setting  – from ball pits to giant teddy bears! Take a look at their website for the types of scenes you could see.


  1. Togas and Tunics, Roman Baths

Dates: 17th-18th August; 24th-25th August

Times: 10am-12.30pm;

Cost: Admission price includes activities


If your little one loves dressing up, get them down to the Roman Baths this August for some toga and tunic transformations! Learn all the different ways the Romans wore these traditional clothes and try some on yourself.


  1. Early Man outdoor screening, M-Shed, Bristol

Dates: 27th August

Times: 7.30pm-10pm

Cost: Free, donations welcome


If normal bedtime has gone out the window this summer holiday, why not get yourself down to the M-Shed in Bristol for an evening screening of Early Man? Snuggle up with blankets and cushions in Museum Square and watch this charming prehistoric tale of caveman Dug and his trusty sidekick Hognob.


  1. Sand Sculpture Festival, Weston-Super-Mare

Dates: Until September 2019

Times: 10am-6pm

Cost: Adults £4, children £3, family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) £10


This year’s festival theme is ‘What if’, which should give rise to some very interesting designs. 15 professional sculptors have been hard at work carving 5,000 tonnes of sand into unique creations that will have everyone gasping. Cameras at the ready!



  1. Summer stargazing, We The Curious, Bristol

Dates: Until 3rd September

Times: 12.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.15pm and 5pm

Cost: £3.50; £1.75 for members


If you celebrated the anniversary of the Moon landings recently, you’ll love an afternoon of summer stargazing at We The Curious. Enter the giant silver ball to fly through the rings of Saturn, stand under a meteor shower and marvel at the constellations. For children aged 6 years and over.


  1. Summer Spectacular with the Invisible Circus, Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Dates: Throughout the summer

Times: Hourly performances from 11am

Cost: Adults £17; children £10


If you like the circus, you’ll love the high-flying antics happening down at the SS Great Britain this summer. The Invisible Circus will be swooping in and wowing the crowds with aerial acrobatics form high in the rigging. Turn your eyes skyward so you don’t miss a moment! Under 4s go free.


  1. Puppet making in Bath

Dates: 29th August

Times: 10.30am-12pm and 2pm-3.30pm

Cost: £4 per person


Perfect your puppet-making skills this summer holiday at the Andrew Brownsword Gallery at the University of Bath. Let your imagination run wild as you transform everyday items into a quirky character to take home.


If you need some help with childcare over the summer, Little Willows is open every weekday apart from the bank holiday. Why not give us a call to reserve your space?