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  • July 23, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ecologist Mary will take you on a journey around  the amazing summers flowers that bloom in Arnos Vale. Arnos Vale Cemetery is a Site of Conservation Interest and a Nature Reserve.  It has been a beauty spot since the Georgian Period and is home to a beautiful array of plants, wildlife and trees.  The spring (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    July 29, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Soak up the last summer rays in the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this evening tour. A tour revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale at dusk, in an atmospheric exploration of tragic tales, folk customs and funeral etiquette of Victorian society. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary (more…)


  • Grave Tales
    July 30, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Time and Tide Taletellers for some Grave Tales in the cemetery. Hear a range of stories around the theme of the underworld, connected with monuments in the cemetery, plus a dash of atmospheric ghost tales. Explore the site and take a dusk walk around the cemetery in between the tales. Suitable for a family (more…)


  • Mud Monday 01/08
    August 1, 2016
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Get your babes into the woods. A messy, outdoor, fun session suitable for toddlers up to 4.   Little ones will love being in the woods.   They will make mud pies, paint and create with water, explore nature, get outdoors and be busy. The session is based in the Underwood Centre,  a safe, natural woodland space (more…)


  • Bear Hunt Story
    August 5, 2016
    10:30 am - 11:15 am

Do you want to go on a Bear Hunt? Join us for a woodland wander and hunt a bear (with two furry ears).  Discover what else lives in Arnos Vale and make some lovely bear paws to take home Suitable for 3+ (babies and toddlers go free when accompanying an older paying sibling). Buy tickets (more…)


  • Summer Stroll
    August 5, 2016
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Go on a bug hunt, find out about what hides in the woods, learn the secrets of the trees and then make a clay creature to take home. Suitable for 4 + (babies and toddlers go free when accompanying an older paying sibling). Buy tickets online via the link (advised) or turn up and pay (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    August 5, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Soak up the last summer rays in the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this evening tour. A tour revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale at dusk, in an atmospheric exploration of tragic tales, folk customs and funeral etiquette of Victorian society. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary (more…)


  • Marvellous Medicine Tour 06/08
    August 6, 2016
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about Victorian medicine and how it transformed Bristol and the world. From fresh water to forensics, childhood disease to Cholera, the discoveries of medical professionals saved many lives and along the way made Bristol one of the healthiest places to live. In this special guided tour of Arnos Vale we celebrate the doctors, surgeons, (more…)


  • Mud Monday 08/08
    August 8, 2016
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Get your babes into the woods. A messy, outdoor, fun session suitable for toddlers up to 4.   Little ones will love being in the woods.   They will make mud pies, paint and create with water, explore nature, get outdoors and be busy. The session is based in the Underwood Centre,  a safe, natural woodland space (more…)


  • pirates love underpants
    August 9, 2016
    10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join the Pants Pirate on a special treasure hunt! Join us for a walk sail on the Pirate Ship Black Bloomer in search of the Pants of Gold! Will you fall victim to the angry crocodiles or scary sharks in fancy pants?  When we have successfully nabbed the booty, make a pirate hat to take (more…)