7 festive things to do in Bristol after lockdown
Whilst celebrations aren’t on the cards right now, booking in some festive fun to look forward to after lockdown has got us excited. As well as giving us all something to look forward to, the added bonus is that by booking now you'll be supporting some of Bristol's small businesses through this tough time. We’ve got you covered for planning Covid safe, post lockdown festivities with friends...
Wine and cheese flight
Treat yourself to some of KASK Wine’s divine selection of sustainable, minimal intervention wines. On arrival your host will talk through your wine flight for the evening, usually a mix of red, white and orange wines and which of your plate of local cheese will go with them to create some delicious flavour combinations. You’ll enjoy your flight in KASK’s beautiful North Street bar, making the whole soiree the perfect chance to get together and celebrate the season with friends.
Christmas wreath making
Get together to create your own handmade Christmas wreath in The Flower Hut’s cosy wood cabin. Get in the festive spirit with a warm mulled wine or prosecco as you arrive, and mince pies to enjoy as you make your festive wreath. Emma will have seasonal blue spruce, loral, ivy ready to make your wreath and your choice of pine cones, cinnamon sticks, orange slices and more to decorate.
Axe throwing with Whistle Punks
Fancy something different? Whistle Punks have brought the axes out of the woods and into the centre of the city, and thrown in a fully stocked bar and food from the brilliant Pizzarova. They’ll take you through the basics before you have a tournament, and afterwards you’ll enjoy a free drink at the bar and revel in your new found axe skills.
An evening with Morph and Aardman’s Jim Parkyn
Here’s an evening with stop-motion animation’s finest, Bristol’s own Aardman Animations. You’ll get to try your hand at model making, creating your own Morph as you enjoy a glass of wine or a beer. Lead model maker, Jim Parkyn, will reveal lots of behind the scenes anecdotes and as a Yuup extra you’ll get a free pass to explore SS Great Britain on a day of your choice!
Bake a festive cake with Briony May Williams
Join Briony at Bristol’s Square Food Foundation to bake a festive show-stopper. With Briony’s help you’ll be making one of her favourite Christmas celebration cake recipes - a delicious chocolate reindeer cake. You’ll whip up the lightest chocolate sponge and a beautiful buttercream, decorating your cake with chocolate and fondant work, both techniques you can master during your experience and then try again at home.
Christmas canapes and cocktails
With cocktails and canapes aplenty, enjoy an evening of festive fun at Cooking It’s Chandos Road kitchen. In this Christmas extravaganza you’ll find out how to make some delicious canapes from chilli and marmalade glazed sausages on blinis to mackerel pate with bruschetta. Every recipe is easily recreated at home whether it’s for a party or just as the perfect seasonal comfort food. With two classic cocktails to enjoy it’s the ideal experience to enjoy with friends.
Make your own sloe gin
Create your own seasonal sloe gin with the help of the local experts, 6 O’clock Gin. Their distillers have created the perfect sloe gin recipe featuring their much-loved, strikingly smooth gin - and you’ll discover what goes into it! Have fun mixing your sloe gin concoction and as a Yuup extra, take home a copa de balon glass to enjoy it from.