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.
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.
Dates: 17th-18th August; 24th-25th August
Times: 10am-12.30pm; 1.30.pm-4pm
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.
Dates: 27th August
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.
Dates: Until September 2019
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!
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.
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.
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?