Bristol

Bristol is as well known for Brunel's elegant Clifton Suspension Bridge as it is for Banksy's street art. And not forgetting Aardman, creators of plasticine superstars Wallace and Gromit. It's little wonder that innovative museums packed with objets d'art and historic relics have set up shop here. This combination of attractions make Bristol an amazing place for a family day out. Start your intrepid adventure of this southwest city at flamingo lagoons, monkey islands or the depths of the Amazon at the city's aquariums and zoo, or meander along the River Avon's locks and gorges. Shopaholics can head to the Bristol Shopping Quarter, a collective of galleries, malls and independent shops. Little chance of buying The Wrong Trousers here. With so many places to visit in Bristol, adults and kids will be spoilt for choice.

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Balloons over Clifton Bridge, Bristol

Bristol

Bristol is as well known for Brunel's elegant Clifton Suspension Bridge as it is for Banksy's street art. And not forgetting Aardman, creators of plasticine superstars Wallace and Gromit. It's little wonder that innovative museums packed with objets d'art and historic relics have set up shop here. This combination of attractions make Bristol an amazing place for a family day out. Start your intrepid adventure of this southwest city at flamingo lagoons, monkey islands or the depths of the Amazon at the city's aquariums and zoo, or meander along the River Avon's locks and gorges. Shopaholics can head to the Bristol Shopping Quarter, a collective of galleries, malls and independent shops. Little chance of buying The Wrong Trousers here. With so many places to visit in Bristol, adults and kids will be spoilt for choice.

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Cosy up in characterful Hotel du Vin in Bristol’s Old City

Cosy up in characterful Hotel du Vin in Bristol’s Old City

Snuggle down in chic, cosy rooms, feast on fresh seasonal dishes and be blown away by the wine list in Hotel du Vin Bristol’s twinkly candle-lit dining room.

Location: Bristol

 
Head to Bristol for a loved-up city break

Head to Bristol for a loved-up city break

Ditch the car – and even the bike – because relaxed and arty Bristol is the perfect size to stroll around, hand-in-hand.

Location: Bristol

 
Discover Bristol on a budget city break

Discover Bristol on a budget city break

From Banksy to Brunel, pirates to parks, Bristol on a budget is perfectly possible

Location: Bristol

 
Taste the adventure with a stay at Bristol’s quirkiest luxury, hotel suite

Taste the adventure with a stay at Bristol’s quirkiest luxury, hotel suite

Animal experiences and boutique accommodation - stay and dine in Britain’s first safari lodge in a zoo at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Location: Bristol

 
Go bonkers for conkers in Bristol’s nature-rich Downs

Go bonkers for conkers in Bristol’s nature-rich Downs

Celebrate autumn’s bounty with a game of conkers in beautiful Bristol parkland.

Location: Bristol

 
October events: Be part of the story at Bristol Festival of Literature

October events: Be part of the story at Bristol Festival of Literature

Summon your inner book worm and find wordy stimulation at venues across Bristol.

Location: Bristol

 
July events: Experience maritime life at the Bristol Harbour Festival

July events: Experience maritime life at the Bristol Harbour Festival

Celebrate all things maritime, from mermaid dances to pirate treasure hunts, and test out your sea legs on historic vessels at the Bristol Harbour Festival.

Location: Bristol

 
Cycle the City of Bristol

Cycle the City of Bristol

Classic Cycle hire with picnics makes for a great active break, and guides available with themed itineraries means you can see the sights.

Location: Bristol

 
Step into the St Mary Redcliffe

Step into the St Mary Redcliffe

Standing for over 800 years , St Mary Redcliffe Church was described Queen Elizabeth I as 'The goodliest, fairest and most famous parish church in England'.

Location: Bristol

 
Admire nature at the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens

Admire nature at the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens

As well as being an key part of the University teaching, the Botanic Gardens welcome visitors and feature flora and fauna unique to the Bristol area.

Location: Bristol

 
Bike through Bristol with Pedal Progression

Bike through Bristol with Pedal Progression

Mountain Bike Hire and Tuition is available close to dedicated tracks at Ashton Court Estate and Leigh Woods, so get active!

Location: Bristol

 
August events: Join Bristol's International Balloon Fiesta

August events: Join Bristol's International Balloon Fiesta

As Europe's largest hot air balloon event, the fiesta includes morning and evening balloon lifts and two nightglow events.

Location: Bristol

 
Be richly rewarded at the Bristol Harbour Hotel

Be richly rewarded at the Bristol Harbour Hotel

Bristol’s new Harbour Hotel & Spa is sure to make you feel a million dollars - or should we say, Bristol pounds.

Location: Bristol

 
Explore Bristol Harbourside

Explore Bristol Harbourside

Stroll along the Harbourside; home to a plethora museums, family attractions, galleries, bars and restaurants.

Location: Bristol

 
Tickle your ribs at Bristol's Slapstick Festival

Tickle your ribs at Bristol's Slapstick Festival

A unique celebration of silent film and slapstick comedy, the festival offers a unique chance to watch silent films with a live orchestra along with a VIP list of guests and celebrities sharing their passion for this genre.

Location: Bristol

 
Rainy Day Activities: See the stars at Bristol's 3D Planetarium

Rainy Day Activities: See the stars at Bristol's 3D Planetarium

Located in the We The Curious science centre, the UK's only 3D Planetarium offers a unique perspective on the night skies with seasonal shows and special events.

Location: Bristol

 
Sleep on luxury boat hostel the Kyle Blue Bristol

Sleep on luxury boat hostel the Kyle Blue Bristol

Experience the best of Bristol's Harbourside with a unique stay on a boat hostel.

Location: Bristol

 
Click your fingers to the sounds of Bristol's Jazz and Blues Festival

Click your fingers to the sounds of Bristol's Jazz and Blues Festival

Bristol plays host to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative jazz and blues artists for the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival.

Location: Bristol

 
Rainy Day Activities: Take a television tour of the BBC

Rainy Day Activities: Take a television tour of the BBC

Step inside the exciting world of broadcasting on one of the BBC’s award-winning tours - a rainy day idea that all the family can enjoy.

Location: Bristol

 
Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

Set out on a water sports adventure in Bristol’s beautiful, historic Harbour - the perfect setting for learning to paddleboard, canoe or sail.

Location: Bristol

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