Easter

WE HAVE SADLY HAD TO TAKE THE DECISION TO POSTPONE OUR FAMILY ACTIVITIES THIS EASTER IN LINE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT ADVICE REGARDING COVID-19. IT IS OUR PLAN TO MOVE THEM TO THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS AND WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE.

Easter is a great time for families to visit Bristol Shopping Quarter where as well as exploring a wide variety of shops, cafes, restaurants they can also enjoy a variety of free family activities.

Our Easter trail is back!

Following in the footsteps, hoof marks and paw prints of elephants, llamas and lions, this Easter will see a crash of rhinoceroses (yes, that really is the collective noun) displayed around Broadmead, The Galleries, The Arcade and Cabot Circus. The theme of this year’s trail is conservation and it’s our biggest yet, with 56 locations to discover.

The Roaming Rhino Trail will run for two weeks from Saturday 4 to Saturday 18 April. Afterwards all 56 rhinoceroses will be displayed together in the New Room from 21-28 April.

As well as using traditional maps, we’ll also be putting the trail on the LoyalFree app, so you’ll be able to follow it on your smartphone.

Easter activities at the New Room

There’s fun for all the family at the New Room! Join the education team over the Easter holidays for a whole range of activities.

7, 8 & 9 April – Bristol Makes It!
Try your hand at weaving, make your own mini sailing boat, and create a clay pot.

14, 15 & 16 April – Make Your Mark!
This week try foam printing, making our very own newspapers, and stencilling.

Plus Georgian dress up, Easter cards, and make your own bunny ears running both weeks.

The sessions will take place in the New Room museum, so visitors will also have the chance to explore the state-of-the-art displays that illustrate what life was like in Bristol 300 years ago.

Mandy Briggs, education officer at the New Room, says: “A visit to our museum is a great way to keep children engaged for half a day, and the activities we’re providing during half-term offer a chance for some extra hands-on fun.”

The New Room makes no extra charge for the half-term activities, just the normal museum admission charge – which offers visitors the extra benefit of unlimited free return visits for a whole year. A family ticket costs £10 for one adult and up to three children, or £15 for two adults and up to three children.

An award-winning café, plus toilets and baby-changing facilities, are available on site and all the facilities in the New Room’s visitor centre, including the museum, are fully accessible.