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Discover the best music festivals in England

From 24 hour parties to outdoor hot tubs, discover some of the best music festivals in England. From massive outdoor stages with the biggest headline acts to quirky niche events starring the next big thing, any one of these festivals is ideal to build a summer break around.

While many festivals are preparing to run in 2021 once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please be aware that dates and lineups are subject to change. Please always check with the event's website for restrictions or alterations before purchasing tickets, booking accommodation or travelling.

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Discover 600 years of history along Bristol’s Park Street

Stroll Bristol's iconic Park Street and unearth the city’s history, including the university where Winston Churchill was once Chancellor.

Location: Bristol

 

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

 

Rainy Day Activities: Beware the animal mummies at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

From Egyptian relics and biplanes, to works of art and stuffed deer, there’s something to excite everyone at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Location: Bristol

 

Experience life at sea aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain

One of the world's most important ships brought to life for modern-day visitors.

Location: 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

 

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

 

Enjoy michelin-starred dining at Casamia

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

Location: Bristol

 
The last ever concorde to fly, in a hangar at Aerospace Bristol

Step aboard a supersonic Concorde at Aerospace Bristol

Visit the true home of the Concorde at Aerospace Bristol, which tells the story of Bristol’s amazing aviation achievements.

Location: Bristol

 

Discover Bristol on a budget city break

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

Location: Bristol

 

Enjoy the best view of Bristol from Cabot Tower

The greatest view of Bristol is like all best things in life, free. Head to Cabot Tower for an unforgettable panorama.

Location: Bristol

 

Explore Bristol Harbourside

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

Location: Bristol

 

Take a nature break at Westonbirt Arboretum

Venture into Westonbirt’s leafy grounds for a touch of nature’s magic and see the English countryside at its verdant best.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucs

 
Shaka the African Elephant at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Make furry friends at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is a unique combination of zoo and farm set in 100 acres of North Somerset countryside, just six miles south of Bristol.

Location: Bristol

 

Live the good life at The Lido in Bristol

Bristol's restored Victorian Lido offers outdoor swimming, spa facilities, a café and bar for lunch and award winning restaurant for dinner.

Location: Bristol

 

Enjoy a show at the Bristol Hippodrome

Steeped in history and packed with West End tours and local community displays, the Bristol Hippodrome is ideal for theatre buffs and newbies alike.

Location: Bristol

 

Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes around Bristol

Visit the filming locations in Bristol used in the recent BBC series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Location: Bristol

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Stay in lavish Georgian suites in Bristol’s heart

Be pampered, learn new skills or unwind in luxury after a bracing autumn walk on a tailor-made stay in Bristol’s new Berkeley Suites – The Crescent.

Location: Bristol

 

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

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