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Shakespeare in the Barn : The Tempest

The Festival Players ( thefestivalplayers.co.uk/ ) perform Shakespeare's mystical play The Tempest in the atmospheric Medieval Barn... more >
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE
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Funderworld Bristol - Festival of Summer

Funderworld Festival of Summer promises everything you love PLUS much more.... packed with unique Thrill Rides, huge Roller Coasters, and a whole..... more >
Durdham Downs, Westbury Road BS9 1FG
Fri 19 Jul to Sat 17 Aug

Haunted and Hidden Bristol Walking Tour

Now in it's 20th year...one of Bristol's most established tours and featured on TV's Most Haunted..... more >
College Green BS1 5TJ
Fri 19 Jul, Fri 26 Jul, Fri 2 Aug, Fri 9 Aug, Fri 16 Aug

SS Great Britain Summer Lates Series

This summer our Lates Series returns for 2024 with four dockyard gigs scheduled from 27 June. Watch our dockyard come to life with live bands, a..... more >
Brunel’s SS Great Britain Great Western Dockyard Gas Ferry Road Bristol England United Kingdom BS1 6TY
Thu 25 Jul, Thu 1 Aug

Going for gold! Westbury-on-Trym care home hosts sports day for local

With the Olympics fast approaching, a local care home is limbering up for its very own sporting tournament... more >
Trymview Hall Care Home - Care UK, Southmead Rd, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS10 5DW
Thu 25 Jul

Jekka's Herb Garden & Herbetum - Open Garden for NGS

Jekka’s Herb Garden & Herbetum - Open Garden for NGS Jekkas is home to a living encyclopedia of over 400 different varieties of culinary and medicinal herbs that are displayed in Jekka's Herbetum... more >
Jekka’s Herb Garden & Herbetum, Bristol BS35 3SY
Sat 3 Aug

Dollshouse and Miniature Fair

Dollhouse and Miniature Fair at BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG Our fairs specialise in traders supplying a variety of 1/12th... more >
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG
Sun 4 Aug

Rock and Roll Bristol Walking Tour

A new fun & informative fully outdoor walk around Bristol's famous Music venues past and present and stories of the famous artists and bands... more >
Park Row BS1 5LH
Sun 4 Aug, Sun 1 Sep

John's Corner - Open Garden for NGS

John’s Corner - Open Garden for NGS Unusual and interesting city garden with a mixture of exciting plants and features. Ponds, ferns and much more... more >
John’s Corner, Bristol BS3 5DD
Fri 9 Aug to Sun 11 Aug

Clevedon Art Club Exhibition

CLEVEDON ART CLUB's 66th Open Art Exhibition 2024. Each summer The Club calls for both pictures and sculpture to be submitted and an..... more >
Science Atrium Clevedon School Valley Road Clevedon BS21 6AH
Sat 17 Aug

DogFest Ashton

DogFest, the UK's favourite dog festival is back! The unmissable, action-packed dog event is taking place on Saturday 31st August and..... more >
Ashton Court Mansion, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN
Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep

DogFest Bristol

DogFest arrives in Ashton Court, Bristol on Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September 2024! Join us for a jam-packed visit where each ticket..... more >
Ashton Court, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN
Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep

Doynton House - Open Garden for NGS

Doynton House - Open Garden for NGS A variety of garden areas separated by old walls and hedges. Mixed borders, several of which are newly-planted, lawns, wall planting, parterre, rill..... more >
Doynton House, Bristol BS30 5SR
Sun 1 Sep

Arts Society Bristol September Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents Imperial Purple to Marie Antoinette’s fleas: How dyes were discovered and colours of importance with Susan... more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 10 Sep

Join our choir in Bristol for a FREE taster session

Ever wondered if there is a 'local ladies choir near me or nearby'? The Bristol Rock Choir is led by vocal coach Alex Hawker... more >
BAWA Healthcare & Leisure, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, , Avon BS34 7RF
Tue 2 Jul

Gympanzees Charity Dragon Boat Race

Unleash your inner dragon at the Gympanzees Charity Dragon Boat Race! Join us for a day of excitement, laughter, and the spirit of adventure!... more >
Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road BS1 6XG
Sat 21 Sep

Portway Blues Band - An evening of the best live blues music

Portway Blues Band - An evening of the best live blues music Join us in Yatton for an evening of the best live blues music! The Portway Blues Band are a five-piece blues band dedicated to keeping the blues..... more >
Market Inn, 1 North End Rd, Yatton, Bristol BS49 4AL
Sat 5 Oct

Arts Society Bristol October Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents Mixed Doubles: The art of the double portrait– from Medieval times to the 20th century with Alice Foster more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 8 Oct

Swing from Paris at Cleeve Village Hall

An evening of Parisian-flavoured jazz and Gypsy Swing at Cleeve Village Hall, with quartet Swing from Paris... more >
Cleeve Village Hall, Main Road, Cleeve BS49 4PF
Fri 11 Oct

Psychics & Prosecco

An evening of psychic mediumship with internationally renowned psychic mediums & sisters, Michelle Morley (themoderndaymedium... more >
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall 57-59 Broad Street Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AD
Thu 31 Oct

Portway Blues Band - An evening of the best live blues music

Portway Blues Band - An evening of the best live blues music Join us for an evening of the best live blues music! This is the third venue we've played recently that has celebrated cider, so maybe..... more >
Hedgers Cider, Row of Ashes Ln, Bristol BS40 5TU
Sat 2 Nov

Evening of Mediumship with BERNIE SCOTT in HANHAM

Join us for an incredible evening of mediumship with renowned Psychic Medium Bernie Scott. Prepare to be amazed as Bernie connects with the..... more >
Hanham Community Centre Hanham Bristol BS15 3EJ
Fri 8 Nov

Arts Society Bristol November Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents Art Deco: Celebrating the centenary of the 1925 Paris Exposition with Pamela Campbell- Johnson more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 12 Nov

Portway Blues Band - An evening of the best live blues music

Portway Blues Band - An evening of the best live blues music Join us for an evening of the best live blues music! Experience the heart and soul of blues music with Portway Blues Band – where every note tells a..... more >
Cat and Wheel, 207 Cheltenham Road, Cotham, Bristol BS6 5QX
Sun 17 Nov

Mediumship Evening with Bernie Scott in Frenchay Bristol

Join us for an incredible evening of mediumship with renowned Psychic Medium Bernie Scott. Prepare to be amazed as Bernie connects with the spirit..... more >
Begbrook Social Club Park Road Frenchay Bristol BS16 1HY
Tue 3 Dec

Arts Society Bristol December Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents Women Making Music in Art: Affluent young ladies to the more licentious Exposition with Adam Busiakiewicz more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 10 Dec

Arts Society Bristol January Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents The Making of Landscape Photographs: The relationship between the making of an image and how we perceive it with... more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 14 Jan 25

Arts Society Bristol February Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents Gardening as a Fine Art?: The subtle science and exact art of colour in English garden design with Timothy Walker more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 11 Feb 25

Arts Society Bristol March Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents Unravelling the Silk Road: Silk and wool trade routes– the first globalisation with Chris Aslan more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 11 Mar 25

Arts Society Bristol April Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents Finn Juhl: Fall and rise of Denmark’s greatest designer with James Vaux more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 8 Apr 25

Arts Society Bristol May Lecture

The Arts Society Bristol presents Renaissance Cassoni: 15th c wedding chests with Anna Warrilow more >
Redmaids’ High, Westbury on Trym BS9 3AW
Tue 13 May 25

Things to do around Bristol

Bristol, a vibrant city in the southwest of England, offers a plethora of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're interested in history, outdoor adventures, or cultural experiences, Bristol has something to suit every taste. Let's explore some of the best things to do in Bristol:

1. Clifton Suspension Bridge:
- Start your day by visiting the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this 75-meter-high bridge spans the Avon Gorge and offers breathtaking views of the city and the River Avon. Take a leisurely walk across the bridge and admire its engineering marvel.

2. Explore Clifton Village:
- After crossing the bridge, explore the charming Clifton Village. Wander through its cobbled streets, boutique shops, and historic buildings. Stop for a coffee or indulge in some retail therapy.

3. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery:
- Immerse yourself in art and history at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Explore its diverse collections, including ancient artifacts, fine art, and natural history exhibits. Don't miss the Egyptian mummies and the stunning Edwardian architecture.

4. Harbourside Walk:
- Take a leisurely stroll along the Harbourside. Admire the colorful boats, street art, and historic warehouses. Visit the M Shed, a museum showcasing Bristol's maritime heritage and industrial past.

5. SS Great Britain:
- Step aboard the SS Great Britain, Brunel's famous steamship. Explore its decks, cabins, and engine rooms. Learn about its fascinating history as the world's first ocean-going iron ship.

6. Bristol Zoo Gardens:
- If you're traveling with family, visit the Bristol Zoo Gardens. Discover a wide variety of animals, from lemurs to lions. The zoo also focuses on conservation and education.

7. Street Art Tour in Stokes Croft:
- Bristol is renowned for its street art. Join a guided tour in Stokes Croft, where you'll find vibrant murals, graffiti, and political statements. Learn about famous artists like Banksy and their impact on the city.

8. Lunch at St. Nicholas Market:
- Head to St. Nicholas Market for a diverse culinary experience. Sample international cuisine, from falafel wraps to Caribbean jerk chicken. The market also hosts craft stalls and vintage shops.

9. Bristol Cathedral:
- Visit the Bristol Cathedral, a stunning Gothic masterpiece. Admire its intricate stained glass windows, medieval architecture, and peaceful cloisters. Attend a choral evensong if you can.

10. Brunel's Other Projects:
- Explore other Brunel-designed landmarks, such as the SS Great Britain, Bristol Temple Meads Station, and the Clifton Observatory. Brunel's influence is woven into the fabric of Bristol.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in history, art, or simply enjoying the city's vibrant atmosphere, Bristol promises an unforgettable day out!