20 ways to make the most of the Bristol sunshine

By Yuup

Last updated on Tuesday 16 April 2024

The sun is finally shining in Bristol and we’re here to help you enjoy it! We’ve got plenty of outdoor experiences you can book right now with friends and family to make the most of the glorious weather. Here are 20 ways you can have fun in the sunshine in Bristol...

Upfest art walk
1. Upfest stories and street art walk

Wander the streets of Bedminster and hear the stories behind the many world-class pieces of street art that bring so much colour to this area of Bristol. As new art goes up around North Street and beyond, it’s the perfect time to celebrate Bristol’s graffiti scene.
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2. Outdoor aerial arts

Give aerial arts a go with Bristol’s own Lavrak Circus, in a beautiful spot outdoors on the Clifton Downs. Choose to try aerial silks, aerial hoop, dance trapeze or a bit of everything in the fun-fille hour of trying something completely different in the sunshine.
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3. Outdoor swimming taster

Head to beautiful Clevedon Marine Lake to take a cool dip with expert wild swimmer, Rowan. You’ll get top tips on breathing, stroke and the benefits of cold water swimming as you take the plunge - and beginners might find they love it just as much as many others who’ve taken up wild swimming in the last year. 
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4. Afrofusion and zumba masterclass

Let go and dance your socks off with an Afrofusion and zumba masterclass with your dancer host, Brice. Perfect to try with friends, this is a high energy experience with lots of fun, funky moves and even sequins, if you fancy. 
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5. Ignite your creativity - a harbourside quest

Go on a mindful walk in the sunshine to connect with nature and be in the present moment. Discover your creativity, ignite your curiosity and enjoy some beautiful views of the city along the way. 
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Paddleboarding with SUP Bristol
6. Paddleboarding harbourside adventure

What better place to be in the sunshine than out on the water? Hop on a paddleboard and once you’ve quickly got the hang of standing up thanks to your brilliant SUP Bristol host, paddle towards the Arnolfini in harbourside adventure. 
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7. Spring wild herb foraging walk

Whether you’ve been foraging before or are curious to start, some incredible green spaces are waiting to be discovered on a Healing Weeds foraging experience. Find out what to look out for on your own sunshine walks and how to use wild herbs to create tasty treats.
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8. Explore Bristol’s quirkiest corners

Grab a coffee and explore the old city, as Bristol 247’s Martin Booth reveals the secrets of the streets you probably thought you knew well. Hidden gems and fascinating stories await.
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9. Professional chef home barbecue

Hang up your barbecue tons and let BBQ Ben create a fire grilled banquet for you in your own garden. A gourmet feast awaits where you can get all Ben’s insider chef tips on making the best barbecue - or simply sit back and relax as he makes you a multi-course alfresco meal to devour.
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10. Calming outdoor guided relaxation

Make the most of the beautiful summer sunsets with a calming outdoor guided relaxation. Lay under the swaying trees, tucked into a blanket and enjoy a mindful relaxation that will leave you feeling refreshing and centred.
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Create colourful photography with Porthjess
11. Create colourful photography with Porthjess

Capture Bristol while the sun shines and get photography tips from the city’s own Porthjess as you go. Discover how to edit your photos and grow your Instagram following as you walk a route along some of Bristol’s most colourful streets. 
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12. Gold anytime balloon flight over Bristol

Take in Bristol’s most loved landmarks including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Harbourside and SS Great Britain all from a completely new perspective, as you drift above the city in this group balloon flight for up to 16 people.
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13. Nordic walking in Ashton Court

With over 850 acres of trail, woodland and grassland Ashton Court has some of the best views over the city. Go on a mini adventure around the beautiful gardens, deer park and trails in this stunning part of the city.
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14. Bridgerton locations tour in Bath

If you loved watching Netflix’s Bridgerton, step back in time to the Regency era as you explore the show’s shoot locations in Bath. Hear the fascinating real-life stories behind the locations that were used, including gossip that Lady Whistledown would thrive on!
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15. Bristol beehive workshop

Perfect for children and adults alike, in the Bristol beehive workshop you’ll get up close to the bees safely behind the glass of an observational hive. Discover more about the secret life of bees and make your own hand-rolled beeswax candle to take home. 
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Bristol cider tour
16. Bristol cider tour

A cider in the sunshine might just be the perfect combination in this cider tour with The Cider Box. Taste some of the best cider the West Country has to offer and find out more about the heritage of craft cider as you taste your way through the harbourside.
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17. Walk across a Cotswold valley in Bath

St Catherine’s Valley is one of the most enchanting in the Cotswolds, with rolling fields, country paths and fantastic scenery. Take it all in on this guided walk near Bath and discover the peaceful hills of the Cotswolds.
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18. Ride a bicycle made for two

Perfect for a date or a day out with a friend, this tandem adventure along the Strawberry Line comes complete with a ready-made picnic for you to enjoy along the way, as you take in the beautiful scenery of Yatton and beyond. 
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19. Forage and feast adventure

Spend a day immersed in nature, where you'll forage for wild ingredients and then sit back and enjoy a filling and tasty three course wild food lunch. Enjoy all this in a beautiful green space in Bristol.
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20. Take a world class selfie

Using top of the range photography, set up and snap your own professional selfie with the help of local photographer, Jack. You’ll meet and shoot on Brandon Hill, and leave with some pro photography tips. 
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