Take Your Child to Work Day

Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN


Monday 20 August 2018
Opening Hours: 10am-3pm
Booking recommended

Summer holidays are upon us and with it the conundrum of balancing quality holiday time with working freelance. Artspace Lifespace would like to welcome freelance and creatives to Arts Mansion on 20th August. We will be opening up the Music Room and Panelled Lounges as co-working spaces for the day where you and your aspiring young creatives can network with other young creatives. 

The Music Room will be set up with tables and chairs with colouring sheets and colouring pencils and we will put out a selection of games such as badminton, jenga and space hoppers on the lawn for kids to enjoy. We also plan to show a selection of short films throughout the day. The panelled lounges will be set up as quieter spaces where parents can send emails, make phone calls or have 1:1 meetings. 

If you or your child would like to volunteer to run a skill share session for parents or children then please let us know and we will create timeslots for different activities to take place. Whether you want your kids to have a workshop making animals out of playdough, a place to trade pokemon cards or a table for board games then we'd love for you to make it happen. We want the space to be one where parents and children have an opportunity to interact and use their imagination. 

Parents will also be able to accompany their children to the Rose Garden to participate in the Rose Garden Safari for Little Explorers. Worksheets are available from the Courtyard Cafe (suggested donation of 50p which is donated to the Grand Appeal). 


Will there be creche facilities? 

Please note that there will be no creche facilities, parents are responsible for supervising their own children. 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements. Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilets by the Great Hall entrance. 

Is there an entry fee? 

There is no entry fee but we suggest a donation of £2 per child. You can donate on the door or via Wonderful (100% of the proceeds go directly to us). 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public Transport: First operates a bus from Bristol to Ashton Court every 20 minutes.

By Car: 2 miles from the city centre to the west, off the A369 to Portishead. Entrances at Bower Ashton, Long Ashton and Leigh Woods.

The car park in front of the courtyard cafe costs £1.20 per day.

Will there be any food provided at the event?

No food or drink refreshments are provided. Please come prepared. The Courtyard Cafe opens from 10am and you are welcome to bring your own picnics and snacks. Please Keep it Tidy and pack it in, pack it out. 

Is there internet on site? 

There is an open internet network which participants are welcome to use. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email info@artspacelifespace.com

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256094398326889/

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/take-your-child-to-work-day-tickets-48174215375?aff=efbeventtix

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