Regular Activities

Thursday Lunch Club

Every Thursday in the Main Hall, 11.30 am – 2:00 pm. An affordable three course meal for the whole community.

Food Cycle Lunch Club

Every Saturday in the Main Hall, 2.30 pm. A free lunch club, again for the whole community.

A satisfied diner emailed us to say this:

Just to say thank you for the very excellent FoodCycle. This project has so many good points and my family loves the opportunity to enjoy their 3 course veggie feast. It’s really unique – delicious food rescued from being binned and lovely volunteers who seem to really enjoy working there. It feels like what I imagine is a snap shot of the diversity of our city. We have shared food with people from Africa, Caribbean, all of Europe, students, elderly, Bristolians, homeless people, artists and one parents. All the kids have loads of fun, often despite language barriers and different physical appearances. Its a really special project that brings so much good stuff to Barton Hill. Long may it continue!

M & Family.

Credit Union

Bristol Credit Union services are available at Barton Hill Settlement every Thursday, 1pm-2pm and are run by volunteers from the local community. You can drop-in and join the Credit Union, deposit money or make a loan application.

For a guide to services and info on how to apply download our guide here.

The Family Centre

What We Do

The Family Centre

The Family Centre provides services to children from birth to five and their families in Barton Hill and the surrounding areas.

We work in partnership with St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School & Barton Hill Children’s Centre and have links with the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre.

The Family Centre is proud to have been awarded the “Bristol Standard Quality Improvement for Birth to Five” certificate.

Family Centre Activities

To find out what happens in the Family Centre each day, during term time download a timetable here.

Family Drop-In Sessions

Lots of messy play, including paint, dough, stories, singing, and outside activities in our large secure garden. We take lots of photos and record the children having a lovely time, enjoying the learning experiences on offer to them. There’s tea/coffee, and snack time for the children—donations of fruit welcome. ALL WELCOME!