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Top things to do this early May bank holiday in Bristol

Last updated on Sunday 21 April 2024

Who’s looking forward to a sunny bank holiday weekend outdoors? This week we’re bringing you our ultimate early May bank holiday guide, bursting with Bristol experiences you can book now and look forward to enjoying. Here are some of our top picks for your bank holiday.

Things to do on the early May bank holiday weekend in Bristol

A Grand Cider Tasting Feast

Join The Cider Box at their tap room for a delectable cider feast, exploring the heritage, provenance, terroir and of course taste of the finest fermented juice on the planet.

You'll get to try 6 different drinks, all with their own unique story and history, whilst learning about the process of cider making and some expert tips on how to taste.

Explore Bristol’s quirkiest corners with Martin Booth

As a local journalist and bestselling author of 111 Places in Bristol That You Shouldn’t Miss, Martin’s knowledge of our city is vast - especially when it comes to the quirks and hidden secrets of the Old City.

Join Martin to explore Bristol's quirkiest corners in a 2-hour wander around the city centre, and discover the incredible stories and curiosities you've never noticed before! Not only will you get a personal experience hosted by Martin, you’ll also go home with a free copy of his book to carry on exploring Bristol long after your experience is over.

Martin Boot

Haunted and Hidden Bristol walk

Get spooked with friends on this evening walking experience revealing the hidden secrets of Bristol’s past… Including the most haunted cinema in the UK and Bristol’s most chilling stories. Haunted and Hidden’s Bristol walk is one of the most established walking experiences in Bristol and the team have even appeared on TV’s Most Haunted. Time for a fun evening of ghost stories and gruesome history, before you can head off for a well earned drink!

Haunted and Hidden Bristol walk

Family day out by bike on the Strawberry Line

There’s a bike for everyone in this family day out by bike on the Strawberry Line, in Yatton. Once everyone has been matched with the right cycle and seats have been adjusted, you’ll find out your route for the day.

Most importantly, you’ll be given your picnic to enjoy on the way! The Strawberry Line Cycles team will be on hand if you have any questions - otherwise, ride along and enjoy the stunning scenery and beautiful nature of the Strawberry Line.

Family day out by bike on the Strawberry Line

Stand up paddleboarding taster

You’ve probably seen them out on the harbour already - and here’s your chance to take to the water yourself and give a stand up paddleboarding taster a go! We can promise you it’s a lot of fun and you’re sure to be standing in no time - the perfect sunny bank holiday Monday fun! It’s also useful to know that this experience is tailored to the ability of the group and everyone is welcome to join.

Stand up paddleboarding taster

Learn to Make Tapas Social Evening

Discover how to make some delicious Tapas dishes in this evening cooking class with Little Kitchen.

Your host is an expert cook and will take you through the recipe for each dish step by step in Little Kitchen's spacious Totterdown base.

House of Frankenstein: An Immersive Multi-sensory Museum

Extending over four atmospheric floors, Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is an award winning, multi-sensory visitor attraction where visitors will be immersed in Shelley’s unconventional tragic life and the lasting legacy of her infamous creation.

Bursting with unusual artefacts, ominous soundtracks, bespoke smells and special effects, we also present an 8ft animatronic breathing creature, authentically reproduced for the first time exactly as Mary Shelley described.

The House of Frankenstein also features two rooms dedicated to popular culture, an intimate screening room, a Frankenstein-themed Escape Room and, for the braver visitor, a thrilling horror walkthrough experience in the basement.

Brewery Taproom immersive audio tour

Looking to sample some of the best beers in Bristol? Then look no further.

This clever location-savvy audio tour of Bristol's breweries and taprooms takes you straight to the source. Get ready to immerse yourself into this city's brilliant craft beer scene all at your own pace! Plus, you can stop off at leisure to try some of the beers on offer from the breweries and taprooms mentioned in the audio tour.

Ceramic Incense Burner Workshop

Come and make your very own incense burner out of clay in this wonderfully creative pottery workshop and leave with a gorgeous ceramic incense burner.

This hand-building workshop allows you to make your own incense burner in any shape you like from start to finish while having fun and learning a new skill. This pottery class is beginner-friendly and a great way to start getting into pottery making.

Weekday Wellness Spa Day & Afternoon Tea

Round off your bank holiday weekend with the ultimate treat!

In this experience, you can relax in a warming sauna, soothing hot tub and steam room before sinking into a swimming pool for a refreshing dip. Finish off with a tasty afternoon tea complete with delicious bites and freshly brewed hot drinks for the ultimate relaxing day out.

Aztec west spa day

Haven't spotted the time or experience you're after? Take a look at what other experiences we have available in Bristol.

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