Family Day

Sunday 7th October
Time – 10am – 2.30pm
Venue – Bridport Arts Centre & Millenium Green
(weather permitting)

Sunday is our day dedicated to young people and families with lots of opportunities to play, explore, move, and create together.

Join us for forest school/nature based crafts, music making, Art in the Making, children’s yoga & mindfulness, story-telling, dance & movement, and more besides!

Dress for the weather!

Natural Painting Circle 

Drop in from 10am to 2.30pm – everyone welcome!
Millennium Green

Come and collaborate in exploring natural earth paints. Use siennas, orches, umbres – all unique to our regional landscapes – to help create a temporary community art work of vibrant colour!

Forest School Zone

With Emily Gainsford and friends
Drop in from 10am to 2.30pm – everyone welcome!
Millennium Green

Come and explore nature with forest school activities. Get your hands stuck in clay, hammer some nails to create a hedgehog or simply get crafty with natural materials!

Emily Gainsford is a Bridport based Level 3 forest school leader with Dorset Forest School

Children’s Yoga

With Sarah Higgins

10.30 to 11.15 for under 5s
11.30 to 12.15 for 11 to 16 yrs
13.00 to 13.45 for 6-10 yrs

The Tent – Millennium Green

Introduction to yoga: we will be noticing our breath, checking in on our mood, using our body and finding our little place of calm.

Limited places – please book TIC

Children’s Yoga At The Tent

Oops Wow Messy Me!

With Jo Burlington

10am to 12noon
The Town Hall
Age: 6-10 years

A messy art group for 6-10yr olds where we will explore our secret ambitions, our joys and our differences. With our imagination, and cardboard boxes, paint and tape we will create the house of our dreams. After we’ve done that, we will go on an intrepid (and messy) drawing adventure, up mountains, through forests and into the mud. Dress for mess!

Limited places – please book TIC

Story Telling Games

With Rose Allwork
10.30am to 11.15am
The Yurt – Millennium Green

Have fun together playing some simple story telling games! New ones and old ones, they’re all useful for home, holidays and those long car trips!

Limited spaces – please book TIC

A Puppet Tale

With Raja Jarrah and Martin Maudsley
11.30am to 12noon  – everyone welcome!

True make believe! Two puppet imps tell the story of how they helped their human friend. Whacky stuff can really happen!

Limited space in the yurt if wet.


Outdoor Story Telling

With the Flying Monkeys
12.15pm to 1pm – everyone welcome!
Millennium Green


Listening to stories can relax us, transport us, and make us feel goodJA bunch of local enthusiasts come together to give us a nice taste.

Singing for fun!

With Alex Green
1pm to 1.45pm
The Yurt  – Millennium Green

This session is all about the enjoyment of singing together using fun songs, rounds and rhythms. Guaranteed to make you feel happy!

Limited spaces – please book TIC

Dance Walk!

With Anna Golding
1.45pm-2.15pm – everyone welcome!
Meet on Millennium Green

Fill the streets of Bridport with tunes and moves on a fun and family friendly dance walk for all ages and abilities – guaranteed to make smiles wherever we go!

Creative Dance & Movement

With Nikki Northover
2pm – 2.45pm
For 4-7 year olds

The Bull Ballroom

Limited places – please book TIC