Activities in Bristol

Visit the Bristol Harbourside, it's packed with bars and restaurants housed in uniquely refurbished warehouses

Trip Builder

  • The original group accommodation experts

    Founded in 2000
  • Best price guaranteed

    No messing around
  • Stress free planning

    We do all the hard graft
  • Accommodation:

    • Activities:

      • Evening:

        • Food:

          Things to do in Bristol

          Bristol is the heart of the South West. With a fabulous harbourside, countless cosy pubs & cider gardens and a rife nightlife; it’s no wonder why it’s one of our most popular locations in the UK! When you’re on your short break you can be exploring traditional Smugglers Pubs in the Old Quarter or why not indulge in one of the quirky cafes and restaurants, that make Bristol a foodie heaven for the South West?!

          Active things to do in Bristol

          Get the blood pumping with these exhilarating activities

        • Bubble Football

          ★★★★★
          From £30.00 per person
        • Country Farmers Games

          ★★★★★
          From £45.00 per person
        • It's A Knockout

          ★★★★★
          From £45.00 per person
        • Clay Shooting

          ★★★★★
          From £55.00 per person
        • Bubble Mayhen

          ★★★★★
          From £28.00 per person
        • Foot Darts

          ★★★★
          From £25.00 per person
        • Why visit Bristol

          For years people have been saying “go west” and there’s plenty of reasons to do just that! This is a city that has been at the cutting edge of discovery and creativity since the Middle Ages and is still reinventing itself with avant-garde attractions. Fashionable, artistic and creative; a melting pot of food, history, and culture waits for you in Bristol. Investigate and explore Bristol, with our selected activities and events. Bristol has so much to offer and so little time to do it, it’s all in the planning!

          From Wallace & Gromit to Banksy, the art culture has always flourished in Bristol. What better way to spend an afternoon than dipping in and out of the city’s many art galleries and cider gardens!

          Unusual things to do in Bristol

          Make the most of your time in Bristol with these alternative activities

        • Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

          ★★★★★
          😋Foodie🛸Unusual
          From £52.00 per person
        • Butlers in the buff

          ★★★★★
          😋Foodie🛸Unusual
          From £20.00 per person
        • Drag Brunch and Dinner Shows

          ★★★★★
          😋Foodie🛸Unusual
          From £30.00 per person
        • Mobile Country Pursuits

          🤸Active💥Shooting
        • Bottomless Brunch

          ★★★★★
          😋Foodie
          From £30.00 per person
        • Cocktail Making Experience

          ★★★★★
          🖌️Crafty😋Foodie
          From £30.00 per person
        • Country Farmers Games

          ★★★★★
          🤸Active🛸Unusual
          From £45.00 per person
        • ★★★★★

          Aimee - Easy event planning

          I highly recommend booking through Adventure Connections, they made my life so much easier and answered every question I had swiftly. Thank you so much for all your help and an excellent trip away!

          Show moreShow less
          ★★★★★

          Adam - We'll be using AC again!

          I wanted to give a special shout-out to Nathan at Adventure Connections for making the entirety of our trip easy and enjoyable. He communicated clearly, offered flexibility with our requirements, and helped us arrange a wonderful weekend for our group that everyone loved. We’ll be back to use you again soon!

          Show moreShow less
          ★★★★★

          Catherine - The Best Weekend Away!

          We had the best weekend arranged by Adventure Connections for my cousin’s hen. Everything was swiftly arranged and we loved the activities booked for us (private chef and butlers). Thanks everyone – a stressful planning situation made easier by great party planners!

          Show moreShow less

          Seasonal events and activities in Bristol

          Bristol, a vibrant city in southwest England, pulsates with energy year-round. Beyond its rich history and stunning architecture, Bristol offers a diverse calendar of events that cater to every taste. Let’s delve into some of the key recurring events that make Bristol a city that buzzes all year long.

           

          Spring events in Bristol:

          Bristol Pride (May): Bristol explodes with a kaleidoscope of colors and inclusivity during Bristol Pride. This week-long celebration of LGBTQ+ life features a vibrant parade, a bustling Pride Market, and a series of parties and events that showcase the city’s diverse community.

          • The Bristol May Fest (May): Step back in time at The Bristol May Fest. This family-friendly event celebrates the arrival of spring with traditional Morris Dancing, maypole dancing, and a sprinkling of historical reenactments. Enjoy live folk music, delicious street food, and a taste of Bristol’s rich heritage.

           

          Summer events in Bristol:

          • Love Saves the Day (May): Groove to the rhythm at Love Saves the Day, a renowned electronic music festival. Spread across multiple stages and boasting a stellar lineup of international DJs and electronic music acts, this festival attracts music lovers from across the globe.
          • St Paul’s Carnival (July): Immerse yourself in the vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture at the renowned St Paul’s Carnival. This two-day celebration is Europe’s largest carnival, boasting colorful costumes, pulsating music from sound systems, and a contagious energy that fills the streets. Witness stunning dance performances, savor delicious Caribbean cuisine, and join the joyful celebration of community.
          • Bristol Harbour Festival (July): The Bristol Harbour Festival is a delightful mix of maritime history and family fun. Held over four days, the festival showcases historic vessels, thrilling water displays, and live music on floating stages. Explore the harborside stalls teeming with local art, crafts, and delectable food, while enjoying breathtaking harbor views.
          • Bristol Sounds (July): Witness Bristol’s burgeoning music scene come alive at Bristol Sounds. Held across various independent venues within the city center, this multi-day festival showcases a diverse range of local and emerging talent. Explore different musical genres, discover new favorites, and experience the energy of Bristol’s underground music scene.

           

          Autumn events in Bristol:

          • Bristol Comedy Garden (August/September): Laughter fills the air during the Bristol Comedy Garden. Held across multiple stages in a beautiful green space, this month-long event features a mix of established comedians and up-and-coming talents. From stand-up routines to sketch shows, the Bristol Comedy Garden offers endless opportunities to tickle your funny bone.
          • Bristol Taste (September): Foodies rejoice! Bristol Taste is a ten-day celebration of the city’s thriving culinary scene. Sample delicious offerings from local restaurants, cafes, and food stalls showcasing Bristol’s diverse food culture. Witness live cookery demonstrations, participate in food-themed workshops, and find yourself spoilt for choice with the sheer culinary delights on offer.
          • Bristol Film Festival (October): Immerse yourself in the world of cinema at the Bristol Film Festival. This prestigious event features a selection of independent and international films, alongside screenings, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers. Discover hidden gems, delve into classic films, and celebrate the power of storytelling.
          • Bristol VegFest (October): Calling all plant-powered enthusiasts! Bristol VegFest is a vibrant celebration of vegan and vegetarian food and culture. Explore an abundance of stalls showcasing delicious plant-based food, cruelty-free products, and informative talks on all aspects of veganism.

           

          Winter events in Bristol:

          • Bristol Christmas Market (November/December): Step into a winter wonderland at the enchanting Bristol Christmas Market. Explore the twinkling wooden chalets overflowing with festive treats, handcrafted gifts, and traditional decorations. Savor a warm mulled wine and indulge in delicious Christmas treats while soaking up the festive atmosphere.
          • Bristol Light Festival (November/December): As darkness descends, Bristol transforms into a canvas of light during the Bristol Light Festival. Wander through the city center marveling at stunning light installations, captivating projections, and interactive displays that illuminate iconic landmarks and streets. This free event creates a magical winter wonderland for all ages.
          • Arnolfini Lantern Parade (December): Witness a mesmerizing spectacle of light at the Arnolfini Lantern Parade. This magical event sees participants create and parade their own handcrafted lanterns, illuminating the city streets with an enchanting display of light and creativity.
          • Bristol Slapstick Festival (January): Unleash your inner child at the Bristol Slapstick Festival. This comedic extravaganza celebrates the art of silent comedy and physical humor. Witness hilarious performances, workshops, and screenings that pay homage to the greats like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
          • Chinese New Year (January/February): Experience the vibrant traditions of Chinese New Year in Bristol. The city’s diverse community comes together with a spectacular parade featuring colorful floats, fire-breathing dragons, and energetic lion dances. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, savor delicious Chinese cuisine, and welcome the new year with a joyous bang.

           

          Work with Adventure Connections

          As an Adventure Connections supplier, you’ll gain access to a much bigger audience with one of the largest events websites in the UK, an active mailing list and third-party management service.