3 August 2022

Family fun: Butterflies and mini-beasts

Join us for some family fun this summer and get busy with bees, mini-beasts and butterflies.

Find out how to record wildlife and hunt for mini-beasts with our friendly team from Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre.

Help the museum natural history team take part in the Big Butterfly Count and visit Blaise Community Garden to explore wildlife-friendly flowers, ponds and a bee sanctuary.

There’ll also be nature craft and musical instrument making with Jem Dick, our crafter-in-residence and buzzing-bee stories with Michael Loader, our resident storyteller. Stories run at 11.15 am and 12.15 pm.

Stories and craft residencies 

We’re pleased to welcome master crafter, Jem Dick and storyteller supremo, Michael Loader to the Blaise team this year. Both residencies have been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends of Bristol’s Museums, Galleries and Archives.

Book a time slot

Free – donations welcome.

Time slots are available every 30 minutes. Family fun activities run throughout the day.

The booking link will take you to the general entry booking site for Blaise, this family fun event takes place on the 3 August, please make sure you select the correct date from the picker.

Book a time slot

Additional information

Family fun sessions take place at Blaise between 11am and 3.30pm throughout the summer on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 27 July: Visit the villa at Kings Weston Roman Villa
  • Wednesday 3 August: Butterflies and mini-beasts
  • Wednesday 10 August: Toys and games
  • Wednesday 17 August: The giant’s footprint
  • Wednesday 24 August: Toys and Lego