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Events at Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale has an exciting programme of events for 2014 and beyond. Visitors can take advantage of an ever-expanding range of exhibitions, self-guided trails, guided walks and events.

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Jul
29

Forest Funday Dens & Shelters


Build, explore & play
Kids will learn how to build a range of dens and shelters safely and effectively in the woods.  They will also learn about the homes of the creatures in Arnos Vale and explore the woods.  his session is led by our Learning Coord... Read More...

Jul
29

Candlelit Yoga


A peaceful practice.....
Relax at the end of a busy day with gentle yoga postures, simple breathing exercises and guided meditation by candlelight at the magical Underwood Centre, hidden amid Arnos Vale's beautiful woodland.  Whether you're looking for a space... Read More...

Jul
30

Forest Funday Dens & Shelters


Build, explore & play
Kids will learn how to build a range of dens and shelters safely and effectively in the woods.  They will also learn about the homes of the creatures in Arnos Vale and explore the woods.  his session is led by our Learning Coordi... Read More...

Jul
31

Night At The Cemetery Tour


A dusk-to-dark tour!
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to dark 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 Vi... Read More...

Aug
01

Cemetery Boundaries Tour


More walk than talk!
A wide-reaching tour exploring the 45-acres of cemetery grounds. More walk than talk, this wide-ranging tour explores the full extent of grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery, and growth through time from the 1830's cemetery's boundaries to later... Read More...

Aug
01

Yoga for Health with John Irving


Anyone can do yoga!
 ‘Yoga for Life’ with John Irving ‘Come and enjoy giving some space and time to yourself within a tranquil and beautiful space surrounded by nature…’ John continues this popular class on Saturday mornings. Just arrive read... Read More...

Aug
03

Forest Fun Day Food & Fire


cooking food the wild way!
Find, prepare and cook food the wild way! Kids will learn practical outdoor skills of fire craft in a wonderful woodland setting.  They will learn important safety skills in a fun way.  They will learn how to prepare food and dev... Read More...

Aug
03

Akhanda Flow Yoga


You don't need to be bendy!
Breaking news: you don't need to be bendy to do Yoga! Anyone can do Yoga - all you need is an open mind and an interest in this ancient discipline, which has been proven over millennia to lead people to happiness, ease and positiv... Read More...

Aug
03

Yoga and Mindfulness


Move, Breathe and Be
A six week yoga course that incorporates the benefits of Hatha yoga with the principles of Mindfulness. Mondays 7.30 - 8.45pm at Arnos Vale Spielman Centre, Bath Rd, Bristol. In their essence, Yoga and Mindfulness are both “awareness pra... Read More...

Aug
04

Forest Fun Day Food & Fire


cooking food the wild way!
Find, prepare and cook food the wild way! Kids will learn practical outdoor skills of fire craft in a wonderful woodland setting.  They will learn important safety skills in a fun way.  They will learn how to prepare food and dev... Read More...

Aug
04

Jump Fit Classes


Bring out the Tigger in you!
NEW TO ARNOS VALE! Jumpfit Classes with Abbey - Tuesday evenings at 6:45pm. Come along and join the new fun way to keep fit!  Classes begin at 6:45pm on Tuesday evenings and last for 45 minutes. Rebound your way to fitness to music o... Read More...

Aug
05

Forest Funday Craft Special


stone carving and tool use!
Discover new skills and talents in this special Forest Funday featuring stone carving and tool use. Kids will get the chance to learn from a professional artist in this mask making craft workshop.  The day begins with finding material... Read More...

Aug
08

Makers of Bristol Tour


Ready to meet your Makers?
Are you ready to meet your makers?  The makers of Bristol that is! From railways to reform, manufacture to mining, prisons to philanthropy, business to blitz, we introduce some of those Makers of Bristol from the past two centuries.&n... Read More...

Discover the creatures that call Arnos Vale home. Kids love exploring the woods, discovering the secrets of the creatures that live in the woods.  They will learn tracking skills, find out about creatures food and homes and then creat... Read More...

Discover the creatures that call Arnos Vale home. Kids love exploring the woods, discovering the secrets of the creatures that live in the woods.  They will learn tracking skills, find out about creatures food and homes and then creat... Read More...

Aug
13

Wild About Worms


Get wriggly
Go on a worm hunt, make some wormy art and then create a wormery to take home. Suitable for children aged 5+years (babies and toddlers go free).  Children must be accompanied at all times by a parent/carer. As Arnos Vale is an outdoo... Read More...

Discover new skills and talents in this special Forest Funday. Kids will get the chance to use real tools and learn ancient skills in this tool workshop.  The day begins with stone carving with a professional stone carver.  The a... Read More...

Aug
13

The Gruffalo


Stomping Story
A quick-witted mouse encounters a host of predators who seem to think he might make a tasty treat.  As he ventures deeper into the deep dark wood, stumbling across a hungry fox, a not-so-wise owl, and a slimy snake, spinning ever-extra... Read More...

Aug
14

Night At The Cemetery Tour


A dusk-to-dark tour!
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to dark 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 Vi... Read More...

Aug
15

Wonderful Women Tour


Wonderful women of the past
Discover some of Bristol's many wonderful women of the past, and the contributions they made to our history. Arnos Vale Cemetery is the place of remembrance for an estimated 160,000 women and girls.  The lives of women in times past o... Read More...

Aug
18

Forest Funday Mud & Magic


Mud is good! Mud is magical!
Get messy in this mud and magic workshop.  Kids will get muddy, be creative, make potions and wands plus create some magical creatures to live in the landscape.   THINGS TO CONSIDER: Suitable for all children aged 7+ years.&nbs... Read More...

Aug
19

Forest Funday Mud & Magic


Mud is good! Mud is magical!
Get messy in this mud and magic workshop.  Kids will get muddy, be creative, make potions and wands plus create some magical creatures to live in the landscape.   THINGS TO CONSIDER: Suitable for all children aged 7+ years.&nbs... Read More...

Aug
20

Wild About Birds


A Tweet Discovery
Explore the woods and discover the birds that live, sing and feed there.  Find our feathery friends, learn about their lives and make a marvelous feeder to take home. Suitable for children aged 5+years (babies and toddlers go free). ... Read More...

Aug
20

We're Going on a Bear Hunt


Stomping Story
Do you want to go on a bear hunt? Join us for a woodland wander and hunt a bear.  Discover what else lives in Arnos Vale and make some lovely bear paws to take home. Suitable for children aged 3+years (babies and toddlers go free). S... Read More...

Aug
21

Bat Walk


Going Batty!
Embark on a nocturnal adventure in Big Green Week, in search of the bats that call Arnos Vale home. Led by local bat expert using detection equipment, expertise and a few tricks up their sleeve, you'll visit the best bat-spotting locations... Read More...

Aug
22

Sculpture Tour


Symbolic memorials
Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings and the stone-carvers behind them. The Victorian era saw a flowering of memorial art, with a range of different symbols and styles carved in stone.  Arnos Vale has over 50,0... Read More...

Build, whittle and discover trees amazing properties. Kids will learn about the importance and usefulness of trees and wood through scavenger hunts, whittling and den building in the beautiful woods of Arnos Vale.  They will play game... Read More...

Build, whittle and discover trees amazing properties. Kids will learn about the importance and usefulness of trees and wood through scavenger hunts, whittling and den building in the beautiful woods of Arnos Vale.  They will play game... Read More...

Aug
27

Wild About Bugs


What's bugging you?
Go on a minibeast hunt and discover the critters that call Arnos Vale home.  Enjoy a bug hunt, a bug story and make a decorative spider web to take home. Suitable for children aged 5+years (babies and toddlers go free). As Arnos Vale... Read More...

Aug
28

Superworm


Stomping Story
Never fear - Superworm is here. Superworm is amazing.  He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road.  But what will happen to Superworm when he is captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard?  Test your skills o... Read More...

Aug
28

Night At The Cemetery Tour


A dusk-to-dark tour!
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to dark 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 Vi... Read More...

Aug
29

Ceremonial Way Tour


A fully accessible tour!
A fully accessible tour of the Ceremonial Way - the main path and most prestigious graves of Arnos Vale, with stories of some of Bristol's historic inhabitants.  Suitable for wheelchair users. Arnos Vale's 45 acres of hillside paths c... Read More...

Sep
07

Lightsaber Combat


Unleash your inner Darth!
LudoSport have been developing the sport of lightsaber combat since 2006 in Italy and now the classes have come to Bristol! Shii-Cho is the first of the seven styles of lightsaber combat, come along and begin your journey into this excitin... Read More...

Sep
11

Night At The Cemetery Tour


A dusk-to-dark tour!
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to dark 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 Vi... Read More...

Sep
12

Bristol Doors Open Day


Step into a secret world....
Discover 45 green acres close to the heart of Bristol filled with amazing stories and beautiful buildings.  View the new Great War exhibition in the Anglican Chapel Crypt.  Discover the history of the Victorian Cemetery and learn ... Read More...

Sep
13

Water Bowl Stone-carving Workshop


Carve a water feature!
Carve a gorgeous water feature for your garden or as a gift.  This is a 3-dimensional and freestanding sculpture that you take home at the end of the workshop. This excellent value course is an ideal follow-on workshop for returning "i... Read More...

Sep
20

Writing, Storytelling & Movement


Rewilding our Stories
Rewilding our stories: A Workshop in Writing, Storytelling and Movement. "You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." - Mary Oliver, "Wild Geese" Who are you, deep in the core of your being? Who are you beneath ... Read More...

Sep
25

Night At The Cemetery Tour


A dusk-to-dark tour!
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to dark 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 Vi... Read More...

Sep
26

The Dark Knight


Outdoor Cinema Screening!
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. Rated 12 - Gates Open at 6.30pm Film s... Read More...

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