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 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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September events: Watch future Oscar-winners at Encounters Film Festival

September events: Watch future Oscar-winners at Encounters Film Festival

Celebrate short and animated film talent with internationally-renowned Encounters Film Festival, held annually in Bristol.

Location: Bristol

 
Rainy Day Activities: Lose yourself in art at the Arnolfini

Rainy Day Activities: Lose yourself in art at the Arnolfini

Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, presenting innovative works in the visual arts, performance, dance, film and music.

Location: Bristol

 
Enjoy michelin-starred dining at Casamia

Enjoy michelin-starred dining at Casamia

Splash out on a romantic Michelin-starred meal with wonderful waterfront views.

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

 
Get active with Bristol's Adventurous Activity Company

Get active with Bristol's Adventurous Activity Company

The Adventurous Activity Company offers you the chance to explore the urban landscape with their unique Bristol Urban Adventure Challenge.

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

 
Relax in the famous Hole in the Wall Pub

Relax in the famous Hole in the Wall Pub

Kick back in the inspiration for the Spyglass Tavern where Long John Silver meets protagonist of Treasure Island, Jim Hawkins.

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

 
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

 
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

 
Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

This festival of indie, pop, electronic and alternative music is a travelling show, moving between three cities over three consecutive days.

Location: Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

 
July events: Join the colourful parade at Bristol Pride

July events: Join the colourful parade at Bristol Pride

Take in some drag queen cabaret or chill out to some pumping tunes; whatever you decide to do at Bristol Pride, it won’t be boring.

Location: Bristol

 
May events: Get outside with Bristol Walk Fest

May events: Get outside with Bristol Walk Fest

Discover Bristol on foot with the UK's largest urban walking festival, featuring themed walks and special events.

Location: Bristol

 
Dance the night away at Love Saves The Day

Dance the night away at Love Saves The Day

Bristol is home to an array of festivals in summer but Love Saves the Day is undoubtedly a stand-out event, kicking off the UK festival season in style.

Location: Bristol

 
Discover the home of Banksy on a Bristol Street Art Tour

Discover the home of Banksy on a Bristol Street Art Tour

Street art tours are a ‘must do’ cultural experience in the city, thanks to Bristol-born Banksy and many other famous artists

Location: Bristol

 
Join the Clouds with Bristol Hot Air Ballooning

Join the Clouds with Bristol Hot Air Ballooning

Take to the skies in a hot air balloon across the West Country, giving you amazing views and an unforgettable experience.

Location: Bristol

 
Enjoy a show at the Bristol Hippodrome

Enjoy a show at the Bristol Hippodrome

If you’ve been to London, seen all the shows, got the T-shirt (and the signed programmes), then how about taking your seats somewhere different for a change?

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

 
Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Explore an elegant district filled with Georgian architecture and a maze of boutiques, restaurants and cafes close to Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Location: Clifton, 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

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