Bishopston Mum: August 2017

July 28 2017

By the time you will be reading this, the Summer holidays will be well and truly here. If you are a dad or mum with kids at home, do not despair, there's lots to do locally!

By the time you will be reading this, the Summer holidays will be well and truly here. If you are a dad or mum with kids at home, do not despair, there's lots to do locally!

The wonderful Golden Hill Community Garden will be open to the public every Wednesday throughout the holidays from 10am – 4pm. The garden is free entry and great to drop-in at any time of the day to explore. There are toys to play with, watering cans and garden tools if your child wants to do some gardening and there are also fishing nets for pond dipping in the garden's large pond!

Also taking place at the garden are some Enid Blyton inspired holiday club sessions for ages 5 - 12 on Tuesdays from 25 July until 29 August. Kids can enjoy treasure hunts, games, storytelling from Enid Blyton's books, dressing-up, home-made pizza and lashing of fun! Sessions are £26 per day (£21 for extra siblings) and take place from 10am – 4pm.  

And, if you are a parent to a child with a special educational need or disability, there will be Inclusive Family Holiday Adventure Days taking place at the garden on 27 July, 10 August and 24 August, plus an Inclusive Family Sunday Club taking place on 6 August and 3 September. Sessions are just £5 and include sensory trails, music, games, treasure hunts pizza cooking and lots more fun for all of the family. 

Booking is essential for the Enid Blyton inspired holiday club sessions, Inclusive Family Holiday Adventure Days and Inclusive Family Sunday Club - please email Lucy on ghcgarden@gmail.com to sign up. 

If your child likes pond dipping, there's a pond dipping platform at Horfield Common, as well as the great play park to enjoy. And, at St Andrews Park, there's a big play area, green space to picnic on or play, and a small nature reserve.

For parents with young children, Cairns Café will be open from 24 July - 18 August, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 2pm. Free entry and drop-in, Cairns Café is lively and friendly, plus great for young families. Volunteers are kind and helpful and will be serving drinks, cakes and light lunches – all reasonably priced. You can find Cairns Café at Cairns Road Baptist Church, Westbury Park.

Taking place not too far from Bishopston will be some free, drop-in 'Pop-up Play' days with Unique Voice at Blaise Castle Estate Grounds, Henbury on 9, 11, 16, 19, 24, 25 and 30 August. There are a choice of two sessions: 10 – 11.30am or 12 – 1.30pm. There'll be games, stories and crafts and sessions are ideal for children aged 3 years and over.

Blaise Castle Estate is a great place to visit r with kids of all ages at any time. Free entry, there's a great play park, museum, lots of green space, woods to explore, plus a castle!

Here's to having lots of fun over the summer!

 

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