Your local Parish News recommendations for August
|Published: 7th August 2011 12:13|
Places to visit
M shed, Wapping Road, Princes Wharf, Bristol. This new museum opened in June and offers something different. There are three galleries that tell the story of Bristol from prehistoric times to the present day. Explore the history of Bristol through the objects and stories of the people who have made the city what it is today. As well as special exhibitions the museum also offers Harbour Railway trips, Pyronaut trips and crane visits. A good day out for the school Summer holiday's and entrance is free (charges for railway and boat trips).
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm (Closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays). Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays 10am-6pm.
The 33rd Bristol International Balloon Fiesta takes place on 11th - 14th August. The event provides a host of new family activities for the four days of the festival. New this year is a ‘Fiesta Activity Zone' this features giant transparent balls which enable people to walk on water, an assault course, climbing walls, archery and laser clay-pigeon shooting. The world famous Red Arrows team visit on Sunday 15 August. Other family entertainment includes a fun Fair, face-painting; giant outdoor games and a ‘chill-out area' at the Heart FM Zone; a computer gaming hub and interactive games. Over 250 trade stalls and the famous balloon ascent takes place at 6am and 6pm (weather dependent). Entrance to the event is free.
Favourite website of the month
Love space and space exploration then visit www.nasa.gov/home/. This website describes the story of NASA space exploration, the final shuttle mission in July and the 30 years of the shuttle's history as well as other NASA missions. There is plenty of educational material on the site and a NASA kids club. You can also download a free app.