Childrens' University

What is the Children's University?

The Children’s University is an international charity devoted to helping children discover the fascinating world around them, and appreciate the real-world relevance of their school subjects. 

Through the Passport to Learning scheme, it encourages 5–14 year olds to take part in all kinds of activities outside of school, so that they can develop new interests, learn new skills and enjoy new experiences.

The programme helps build:

  • Ambition, self esteem and confidence.
  • Curiosity and a love of learning.
  • Motivation and resilience.
  • Family learning.
  • Enhanced life experiences.

Bristol and South Gloucestershire Children’s University

Bristol and South Gloucestershire Children’s University is funded by UWE Bristol. 

They work with local communities to encourage all children - but particularly those who stand to benefit from it most - to take part in a variety of Learning Activities, delivered by their Learning Destination partners. Their ambition is to raise aspiration, boost achievement and foster a lifelong love of learning.

Taking part is voluntary, with a very different feel from school, involving different activities and locations.

The school and child membership is growing - children, supported by their families, are happy to give up their free time to embrace new experiences. From the comments and recommendations of parents, teachers, learning providers, and the children themselves, they know they are engaged and inspired.


With their Passport to Learning and electronic passport, children can collect stamps and credits for the hours they spend doing a whole range of exciting out-of-school activities.

This includes all Children’s University specific activities, as well as approved enrichment activities at school or recognised organisations such as Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

Learning Destination Logo


They can also collect stamps for taking part in activities at  local libraries, museums, sports centres, country parks and much more.

Even when families are away on holiday, there are lots of fun actitives at Learning Destinations across the country and abroad. Keep a look out for the logo, and don’t forget to take your Passport to Learning with you.

Look for the Children's University Logo everywhere you go!

Find out all about Bristol Children's University here.



Stamp Codes 

Here are the codes and colours for all the school-based enrichment activities. If you can't find the one you're looking for speak to a member of staff in the office.
Singing Tree 5178 
Lunchtime Chess 1464
Let's Pretend Drama 1773
KS2 Boys' Fustal 1527
Mindful Chess 1671
Ukulele Club 6102
Basketball squad practice 6916
Girls' Fusal 1698
Choir 6144
Athletics Club 6907
Sphero Club 0504
Guitar Club 4720
Dance Fitness 4020
Netball squad practice 8665
Running Club 8868
KS2 Art Club 3472
KS1 Boys' Futsal 5190
Junior Game Creator 6482
Rainbow Kids Yoga 7856
French Club 0278
Yr 5r & 6 Football squad practice 1924
KS1 Art Club 1871
Gardening Club 3830
Spanish Club 6028
Bug Club 6157
Puppeteering 5201
AIM Ethics Workshop 1 October 2019 9757 (colour TBC)
AIM Dance Workshop 1 October 2019 1248      "        "
Football match 16/10/19 6568
Football match 22/10/19 0290
Summer Reading Challenge 2019 4267
Out of School Activities

Any Library activities 6389

Aerospace Bristol - Summer Make & Take Workshop 0763

Aerospace Bristol - Summer Storytime Sessions 9807

AirHop 0334

MShed - They are in the process of validating MShed so click the ‘I don’t have a stamp’ button and they will sort it out.

Puxton Park is not a yet a validated Learning Destination, but they will approach them to see if they would be interested in becoming one.