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Events at Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale has an exciting programme of events for 2013 and beyond. Visitors can take advantage of an ever-expanding range of exhibitions, self-guided trails, guided walks and events.

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There will be no public guided tour available on Saturday 19th April due to the Easter holidays. Click here to find out more about our other Guided Tours

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Apr
19

Yoga for Health - John Irving


Suitable for all ages and ability
‘Yoga for Life’ with John Irving - please note that the class on Saturday 1st March will be held in the Anglican Chapel.  There will also be no YOGA class on Saturday 5th April. ‘Come and enjoy giving some space and time to your... Read More...

Apr
26

Anzac War Graves Guided Tour


In remembrance of Anzac Day
Marking Anzac Day, learn more about men and women who gave up their lives while serving their countries during WW1, WW2 and other conflicts. In remembrance of Anzac Day, this tour visits some of the graves of service personnel at rest in A... Read More...

Apr
29

Stomping Story - Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus


Giggle and wiggle along with the dinosaurumpus
This walk will explore this funky, fun and fantastic rhyming story.  Shake, shimmy and shudder in the cemetery.  Find out what Arnos Vale has to do with dinosaurs and make a dancing dino to take home. Suitable for 4+ (babies and ... Read More...

May
05

The Family 5K 2014


Raise 5K at the Family 5K
 Join us and help us raise 5K the Family 5K!  Registration Form After the success of the Arnos Vale Community Run in May 2013, we are delighted to say that we will be hosting the Arnos Vale Cemetery Family 5K on Bank Holiday Mon... Read More...

Have fun, play games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity. Hairy MacLary is looking for some peace and quiet for his afternoon doze but he keeps being bothered by a duckling.  Explore Lynley Dodd's great rhyming... Read More...

May
08

Craft Kids


After-school Club!
Learn new skills, make friends and get creative at an after-school club with a difference. Craft kids is an after school drop-in club where kids can learn to use craft skills to create amazing personalized project.  Crafting projects ... Read More...

May
10

Bats, Birds & Butterflies stone-carving workshop


Half-day workshop to produce a beautiful stone carving!
Join our stonemason at the Underwood Centre for an afternoon introduction to the craft of hand-carving stone. Inspired by the winged creatures in Arnos Vale and using traditional hand tools and techniques under the guidance of expert artis... Read More...

May
10

Spring Wildlife Tour


Enjoy the spring finery
 Enjoy the garden cemetery in glorious Spring finery and discover the rich mosaic of habitats that make up Arnos Vale. Join our expert ecologist in this atmospheric tour of meadow and woodland habitats in search of Spring species in a... Read More...

May
15

Craft Kids


After-school Club!
Learn new skills, make friends and get creative at an after-school club with a difference. Craft kids is an after school drop-in club where kids can learn to use craft skills to create amazing personalized project.  Crafting projects ... Read More...

May
15

Future Memorial Artist Workshop


Gum balls and discussion
Work with eminent artist Julia Vogl, to build a prototype sculpture for the Future Memorial Project. Help us shape how memorials will look in the future in this exciting one-off workshop with eminent artist Julia Vogl.  Arnos Vale Ce... Read More...

May
16

Night in the Cemetery Family Wander


The deadly side of Bristol
Discover the Deadly side of Bristol's past in this fascinatingly, frightening family tour! Explore the graves and woods of Arnos Vale and hear stories from long ago.  Find out how a murder was solved, learn about Victorian knife crime... Read More...

May
16

Night at the Cemetery Guided Tour


Come over to the dark side
Revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale at dusk, in an atmospheric exploration of tragic tales, folk customs and funeral etiquette of Victorian society. Soak  up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" on a summ... Read More...

May
17

Spring Insects Tour


Love creepy crawlies?
Explore Arnos Vale in search of May bugs and creepy crawlies led by insect-expert Ray Barnett. Arnos Vale is a 45 acre urban green space full to bursting with wildlife in a range of habitats.  At this time of year, we will search for ... Read More...

Have fun, play games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity. Tabby McTatt is the busker's cat and loves to sing in this heartwarming tale by Julia Donaldson.  Suitable for 4+ (babies and toddlers go free) As ... Read More...

May
22

Craft Kids


After-school Club!
Learn new skills, make friends and get creative at an after-school club with a difference. Craft kids is an after school drop-in club where kids can learn to use craft skills to create amazing personalized project.  Crafting projects ... Read More...

May
24

Sensory Tour - NEW


NEW TOUR!
An accessible tour for all the senses, ideal for visually impaired visitors and their guides. A multi-sensory tour designed especially for visually impaired visitors, featuring touch, smell, sound and audio descriptions to tell the story o... Read More...

May
27

Bug Out Workshop


Family Workshops!
Discover the beautiful, barmy and bizarre bugs that crawl, flutter, slither and scuttle in the woods of Arnos Vale.  Two family workshop sessions are available - choose from 10:00-11:00am or 12:00-1:00pm As Arnos Vale is an outdoor si... Read More...

May
27

Stomping Story - Scarface Claw


A bullying Tom Cat!
Have fun, play games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity.  Scarface Claw is a bullying tom cat.  He is the famous Hairy MacLary's arch-enemy.  Scarface turns out to be not quite as tough as everyone th... Read More...

May
28

WW1 Stone Stories


Activity Tour for families
Let the stones tell you the story of the many people touched by WW1. Commemorate the start of WW1 with a fascinating tour of the graves and monuments from WW1 with your family.  This is an active tour for families who want to learn ho... Read More...

May
28

Den Building Workshop


Calling all Den builders!
Kids love to make special places where they can play and explore. Your child will learn how to build dens, structures and shelters using natural materials and spaces with this morning workshop in the beautiful woodlands.  Suitable for ... Read More...

May
30

Big Green Week - Bat Walk


Dusk-to-dark adventure
A dusk-to-dark adventure to see these amazing creatures flitting through the shadows. Join us in the cemetery and embark on a dusk-to-dark adventure in search of these elusive creatures. Led by a local expert from Avon Bat Group using dete... Read More...

May
31

Makers of Bristol Guided Tour


Be prepared 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 philanthorapy, business to blitz, we introduce some of those Makers of Bristol from the past two centuries. From h... Read More...

Jun
03

Stomping Story - The Highway Rat


Stopping evil deeds
Have fun, play games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity. The Highway Rat is an evil thief who steals all the animals' food.  How can they stop his evil deeds? Another great tale from Julia Donaldson who brings... Read More...

Jun
05

Craft Kids


After-school Club!
Learn new skills, make friends and get creative at an after-school club with a difference. Craft kids is an after school drop-in club where kids can learn to use craft skills to create amazing personalized project.  Crafting projects ... Read More...

Jun
07

Wonderful Women Tour


Bristol's Wonderful Women
Discover some of Bristol's many wonderful women of the past, and the contributions they made to our history. This special guided tour marks the anniversary of the death of eminent social reformer and philanthropist, Mary Carpenter. At Arn... Read More...

Have fun, play games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity. George the Giant is so scruffy so he buys some smart new clothes.  On his way home he meets some desperate animals who need his help.  Enjoy this d... Read More...

Jun
12

Craft Kids


After-school Club!
Learn new skills, make friends and get creative at an after-school club with a difference. Craft kids is an after school drop-in club where kids can learn to use craft skills to create amazing personalized project.  Crafting projects ... Read More...

Jun
13

Night at the Cemetery Guided Tour


Come over to the dark side
Revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale at dusk, in an atmospheric exploration of tragic tales, folk customs and funeral etiquette of Victorian society. Soak  up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" on a summ... Read More...

Jun
14

Big Green Flowers & Butterflies Tour


Summer Garden cemetery
Discover the summer Garden Cemetery on this seasonal wildlife tour for Bristol's BIG Green Week Festival. Arnos Vale is a 45 acre urban green space full to bursting with wildlife that treats visitors to a colourful display at this time of ... Read More...

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