8 ways to get active whilst having fun

By Yuup

Last updated on Tuesday 16 April 2024

Whether you’re taking the plunge with wild swimming, throwing yourself into swing dancing or even flying on a trapeze, you can have loads of fun outdoors whilst getting active this summer. Who knows, you might even discover something new that you really love… 

Bristol swing dancing
1. Go swing dancing

Swing dancing is a fun and joyful dance and in this lively beginners experience you’ll soon be tapping your feet and moving to the music! If you want to try out a new style of dance, give partner dancing a go or have a lot of fun while you exercise, this experience is the perfect opportunity.
Introduction to swing dancing

Aerial arts in Bristol with Lavrak Circus
2. Fly on the dance trapeze

Summer is the perfect time to quite literally hang around outside! Join your professional aerialist host on the Downs for a one hour fun-filled outdoor aerial experience. Choose to try aerial silks, aerial hoop, dance trapeze or a bit of all three and throw yourself into something exhilarating.
Outdoor aerial arts

SUP Bristol paddleboarding
3. Do a stand up paddleboarding taster

As Tim from SUP Bristol says, everyone should try stand up paddleboarding once! The SUP Bristol crew have a whole host of regular visitors, so not only is this a chance to have some fun on the water but you’re likely to meet like minded people along the way.
Stand up paddleboarding taster

Grown up playground Bristol
4. Play on the grown up playground

Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean playtime is over! Jump into this jam-packed, joy-filled 2 hour experience and take some time away from the stresses of everyday life to have fun with friends both old and new.
Grown up playground

Afro fusion dance fitness in Bristol
5. Try Afro Fusion dance fitness

Dance like no one's watching in this high energy experience, which happens almost every Sunday throughout the summer. This fun dance experience is filled with sass, beats and some serious moves! You’ll leave feeling energised and ready for the week ahead. 
Afro Fusion dance fitness

Wild swimming
6. Get into wild swimming

Discover the amazing benefits of wild swimming for your body and mind, as you take the plunge into the inviting Clevedon Marine Lake. In an hour-long taster swim for up to four people, you’ll discover everything you need to know about swimming in the bracing outdoors.
Outdoor swimming taster

Walking at Ashton Court
7. Go Nordic walking in Ashton Court

You only need a minimum fitness level to join Bristol Nordic Walking on one of their beautiful journeys through Ashton Court. Take in the deer park and the many paths through this stunning green space as you try this Nordic walking technique.
Nordic walk in Ashton Court

Bike ride on The Strawberry Line
8. Ride a bicycle made for two

Ever ridden a tandem? Now’s your chance to hop on a bicycle made for two and explore The Strawberry Line. Your route is along a level path and is mostly traffic-free, making it ideal for even new cyclists. You’ll ride for 9 miles from Yatton station to Cheddar in an 18-mile round trip and the perfect day out to enjoy with a friend.
Ride a tandem

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