Fun stuff to do in Bristol
Brunel’s SS Great Britain – SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship, which was advanced for her time. She was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854.
Being Brunel explores the life and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Situated next to the SS Great Britain.
Free entry! See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own memories of Bristol through the interactive displays. From prehistoric times to present day, M Shed tells the story of the city and it’s unique place in the world.
A beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, inluding many exotic species set in their inspirational displays against the backdrop of a striking Viian house.
National Trust Victorian Gothic house, gardens, woodland, 3 play areas, 2 cafes, and shop
One of the most complete 18th century town houses surviving in the UK, discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner’s home might have looked like around 1790.
Explore our collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of Earth’s history, explore the region’s natural wonders and discover more about peoples’ lives, past and present.
A state of the art science centre, offering an amazing world of hands on discovery for you, your friends & family.
One of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. Entry to the gallery is free.
A Boat trip around Bristol Harbour – There are a few different options to get to around the harbour by water – it’s the original and best way after all. Bristol Ferry Boats provides a regular service throughout the day around once an hour.
Something a bit different….
Hire tandem bikes from Bristol Tandem Hire and you can enjoy your own adventures.
Play ping pong at the Harbour side.
Vintage afternoon tea at Cox & Baloney.
Feeling active? Check out the harbourside running trail.
Try out the yoga at Wild Wolfs – a beautiful and safe space where people can practice yoga and fitness.
Christmas Markets in Bristol from: 10 Nov 2018 to 24 Dec 2018
Bristol’s good cheer extends to our Christmas Markets, stretching from the Harbourside all the way to Bristol Shopping Quarter. There’s the Harbourside Christmas Market, with its twinkling waterfront setting; Christmas-themed markets on Corn Street beside the award-winning St Nicholas Market; a large Christmas market at Broadmead and the ever-popular Local Christmas market.
A free, family event at Cabot Circus shopping centre will see the switch on of Bristol’s magical Christmas lights and the official start of the festive season in the city. As well as the twinkling lights in Cabot Circus, Broadmead and The Galleries shopping centre, there will be lights at nearby St Nicholas Market, Corn Street, College Green, and Park Street.
Strictly sensation, comedian, King of pantomime and musical theatre star Brian Conley leads the cast in the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella.
In this family-friendly show packed with spectacular special effects and laugh-out-loud comedy, everyone’s favourite fashion guru Gok Wan will be offering helpful style tips to The Ugly Sisters and creating the most magical ball gown in panto-land for Cinderella in his role as The Fairy Gokmother.
Tickets from £12