One of Bristol’s summer 2018 highlights is Gromit Unleashed 2, a fantastic sculpture trail featuring Aardman characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw, raising money for The Grand Appeal (The Bristol Children’s Hospital charity). It runs from 2nd July to 2nd September and there are seven sculptures to find in Bristol Shopping Quarter.

Summer 2018 - Gromit Unleashed 2

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Brizzle Kidz Clubhouse at The Galleries

The Galleries are opening their very own, FREE kids club, set to bring you a whole summer of fun at the Brizzle Kidz Clubhouse on the ground floor near 71 Queens and Eurochange. From 26th July to 30th August, join them every Thursday for FREE, fun, family-friendly activities.

Brizzle Kidz

Further information HERE.

Free family activities in Cabot Circus

LEGO animation workshops

To celebrate Cabot Circus’s sponsorship of Cracking Build Gromit as part of the Gromit Unleashed 2 public arts trail, the creative team at LEGO will be running special Stop Motion Animation Workshops in Central Space outside House of Fraser on 7, 8 and 9 August.

Click HERE to find out more.

Young astronauts apply here…

Join the Cabot Circus team at their space dome for intergalactic missions on Friday 10th August from 11am – 4pm.

Dress as an astronaut and enjoy space-themed play!


The toys are back in town

Take your little ones along to Cabot Circus between 11am and 4pm on Friday 24th August for a jam-packed day of fun!

There will be…
A giant Mr Potato Head – which face will you give him?
Dressing up
Toy testing zone-  test the latest toys from stores within Cabot Circus.

Both events will take place on the ground floor, outside House of Fraser.

Beach Bonanza at the New Room

Go along to the New Room’s Broadmead Courtyard this summer for a real summer beach bonanza!

With the help of members of the Ark Bus team, they’ll be turning part of the courtyard into a drop-in summer activity centre.

There will be a sand pit, holiday-themed craft tables and a treasure hunt. Deckchairs and a gazebo will be available for sunbathing and relaxation and their on-site café will be selling coffee and cake.

On the courtyard wall, they’ll be sharing some thoughts about plastic use and how that affects the sea. They’re going to use reclaimed and recycled materials as much as possible in our craft activities. Make a fish and put it on the wall to add to the shoal.

Beach Bonanza is running on four Wednesday mornings – July 25, then August 1, 8 and 15, from 10am-1pm.

All activities are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

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If you’d like to find out what’s happening in Bristol Shopping Quarter throughout the year please visit our news & events page.