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University of Bristol Botanic Garden - Open Garden for NGS

University of Bristol Botanic Garden - Open Garden for NGS Exciting and contemporary award winning Botanic Garden with dramatic displays illustrating collections of Mediterranean flora, rare native, useful plants (inc European and Chinese herbs) and those that illustrate plant evolution. Large floral displays illustrating pollination in flowering plant and evolution... See more >
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Bristol BS9 1JG
Sun 7 Jul

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 summer BBQ (including a vegan option), local beers and our special signature cocktail, the Steamship... See more >
Brunel’s SS Great Britain Great Western Dockyard Gas Ferry Road Bristol England United Kingdom BS1 6TY
Thu 27 Jun, Thu 4 Jul, Thu 25 Jul, Thu 1 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...a fun and informative walk for all ages around old Bristol's haunted buildings including a 17th Century pub with a Poltergeist, the UK's most haunted Cinema... See more >
College Green BS1 5TJ
Fri 28 Jun, Fri 5 Jul, and more dates until Fri 16 Aug

Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Bower Ashton

Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Bower Ashton Bristol Artist’s Book Event at Bower Ashton will take place over the weekend of 29th and 30th June 2024, 11am - 5pm each day. Free event. All welcome. The first Bristol Artist’s Book Event (BABE) was organised by Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden in collaboration with Peter Begen, Julian Warren and Snoozie Claiden at Arnolfini in 2007... See more >
UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton Studios, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT
Sat 29 Jun and Sun 30 Jun

Berwick Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

Berwick Lodge - Open Garden for NGS Berwick Lodge, named Bristol's hidden gem by its customers, is an independent hotel with beautiful gardens on the outskirts of Bristol. Built in 1890, this Victorian Arts & Crafts property is set within 18 acres, of which 4 acres are accessible and offer a peaceful garden for use by its visitors... See more >
Berwick Lodge, Bristol BS10 7TD
Mon 15 Jul

Join our choir in Bristol for a FREE taster session

If you have ever wondered 'are there any community choirs near me?' then the answer is firmly yes! The local Bristol choir is run by choir leader Alex Hawker... See more >
BAWA Healthcare & Leisure, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, , Avon BS34 7RF
Tue 2 Jul

Bristol Inflatable 5km

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course! This event is taking place at Bristol on Sat 6th, July 2024, and it's going to be BIGGER, BOUNCIER, and BETTER than ever before!... See more >
North Somerset Showground, Bristol Rd, Bristol BS48 1NF
Sat 6 Jul

Shakespeare in the Barn : The Tempest

The Festival Players ( thefestivalplayers.co.uk/ ) perform Shakespeare's mystical play The Tempest in the atmospheric Medieval Barn. As in the Bard’s day, the company uses a small all-male cast of professional actors to play all the parts, and they invite you to share in the colour, poetry, and magic of this unique play... See more >
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE
Thu 18 Jul

The Wrong Trousers Live!

Centred on a live performance, together with screening of Bristol-based Aardman Animations classic movie The Wrong Trousers, this engaging one hour family performance also includes live music from a range of leading additional animation studios, including Pixar's The Incredibles, Disney's Sorceror's Apprentice and Encanto,... See more >
Curzon Cinema Clevedon 46 Old Church Rd, BS21 6NN
Sun 14 Jul

Severn Tunnel Band annual concert

Severn Tunnel brass band Annual concert. Following on from the success of last year's 10Noth anniversary celebration concert we have a jam packed program of music to entertain all ages. See more >
Caldicot choir hall Mill lane Caldicot Np26 5 NP26 5
Sat 13 Jul

Stowey Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Stowey Gardens - Open Garden for NGS A broad spectrum of interest and styles developing year on year. But there is far more than this in these gardens; the visitor's senses will be aroused by the sights, scents and diversity of these gardens in the tiny, ancient village of Stowey... See more >
Stowey Gardens, Bristol BS39 5TL
Sun 21 Jul

Special Plants - Open Garden for NGS

Special Plants - Open Garden for NGS Architect-designed ¾ acre hillside garden with stunning views. Started autumn 1996. Exotic plants. Gravel gardens for borderline hardy plants. Black and white (purple and silver) garden. Vegetable garden and orchard. Hot border. Lemon and lime bank. Annual, biennial and tender plants for late summer colour. Spring fed ponds. Bog garden... See more >
Special Plants, Chippenham SN14 8LA
Thu 18 Jul, Thu 15 Aug

165 Newbridge Hill - Open Garden for NGS

165 Newbridge Hill - Open Garden for NGS Incorporating Sculpture to Enhance a Garden at its June opening this south facing garden on the edge of the city has unusual and exotic plants, vegetable garden, wildlife pond, greenhouse, treehouse and swing, late summer colour, fabulous views and a sunny terrace overlooking the garden where light lunches, cream teas and home-made cakes are... See more >
165 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PX
Sat 29 Jun and Sun 30 Jun

Trafalgar House - Open Garden for NGS

Trafalgar House - Open Garden for NGS Our garden is a plantsmans garden, with a background of topiary. My gardener and I have worked the last six years with colour, to try and maintain interest, throughout the flowering months. See more >
Trafalgar House, Bath BA1 2UW
Tue 25 Jun

Bandstand Concert

Midsomer norton and Radstock Silver Band will be performing a bandstand concert at the iconic grade II listed Parade Gardens in Bath. Spend this lazy Sunday afternoon in these beautiful gardens while the band plays their special programme of popular music, favourite tunes and brass band classics. See more >
Parade Gardens Grand Parade Bath BA2 4DF
Sun 7 Jul
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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!