Family Arts

In addition to making family theatre, we design and deliver many other kinds of creative activities for families to enjoy together. Here's just a selection. We are very open to creating bespoke family arts offers to fit in with an event's theme. Just get in touch!

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To help families through the summer of 2020, we posted PlaySparks every week here and on our social media.
PlaySparks are ideas for imaginative and active play and require no special creative resources.
PlaySparks include ideas suitable for preschool children up to children aged around 12 years.

Along the way, Bristol Kindness Wave & MShed commissioned some additional PlaySparks from us.
Do get in touch if any children or young people would like to show us what they made with inspiration from our PlaySparks!

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We help families explore initial ideas, develop lyrics, find some rhythms and add a simple tune.

We like to make a recording of these new songs which we can share with the families afterwards. 

We've taken our family songwriting workshop to several family-friendly events including Knowle West Fest, Priddy Folk Festival and Bristol Ukulele Festival.


A fun way for families to explore fine art together. Choose a picture, recreate the look, and step into the frame. 

“This is my favourite thing! You’ve inspired me to make a dressing up box for my children now I’ve seen how much they love it!”

Parent, Southbank Bristol Arts Trail

“Such an effective idea!

Art in the Park' organiser
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Immersive Play

We design and deliver pop-up immersive play environments both indoor and out We have turned a park in Whitchurch into an underwater adventure complete with yellow submarine, Bishopsworth Library into a pirate ship and a wood in Stockwood into a magic castle.

A blend of craft, costume-making, storytelling and walkabout theatre, these environments encourage families to play in a make-believe world.

We've taken play sessions to events organised by Southern Links Children's Centre and Ashton Vale Community Centre.


Craft a cape, perhaps add a mask, and whizz yourself up some seriously cool superhero gadgetry to enhance your superpowers, step into our giant cartoon frame and there you are, you've found your inner superhero!


“You were a great hit today with everyone! My child went to bed with their superhero outfit on!”

Make Sunday Special event organiser

Dotty's Disco

A mobile disco with a difference, Dotty hails from the disco halls of the 70s. And she's on a mission to get everyone dancing.

Can't think of a move? Don't worry! Dotty's got a giant dotty dice to help you choose your disco grooves! 

"Dotty had everyone from little tots to teenage boys and even dads dancing!”

Keynsham Hour, Somer Valley FM community radio


We have helped children make sock puppets, storybooks, masks, tutus, friendship bracelets, & that's just for starters.

We can bring a range of themed craft activities to any family event inside or out. We've run many of these events at community events in Bristol, including taking monthly family craft activities to Hartcliffe Library.

"This is the best thing that's ever happened here."

Steff Probert
Hartcliffe & Withywood Community Partnership