Ballet at Bristol Cathedral

Things to do in Bristol in April 

Last updated on Wednesday 27 March 2024

As April tiptoes into Bristol, the city is shedding its winter coat and embracing the warmth of spring with open arms.

From the majestic harbourside to the quaint streets adorned with blossoming trees, as spring hits Bristol becomes a playground of possibilities, offering an abundance of activities to enchant locals and visitors alike.

Join us as we uncover the finest treasures and most enticing experiences that Bristol has to offer this month. 

What's on in Bristol in April

From paddleboarding adventures to ballet at Bristol Cathedral, April has got tonnes of fresh experiences to kick off spring.

Keep scrolling for April awesomeness!

Birmingham Royal Ballet at Bristol Cathedral

Birmingham Royal Ballet is coming to Bristol Cathedral on Tuesday 9 April for an evening of fairytale and romance. 
For one date only, experience the works of the prestigious ballet company in a unique and intimate setting, showing up close the hard work and artistry that goes into their exquisite world-class performances as seen on stage. 

🩰 Ballet at Bristol Cathedral - £20 per person


Get to Know Graffiti with Graft

Brush up on your graffiti knowledge with Graft, starting with an introduction to graffiti and its origins; from humble beginnings in the USA to the Bristol scene.

You'll learn how to design a graffiti tag or logo, using skills such as stencil spraying and stencil creation. This is a fun and unique experience that families can enjoy together, with family tickets available if you all want to have a go at making your own graffiti masterpiece!

🎨 Get to Know Graffiti with Graft - £42 per person


Whisky Tasting at Spirited

Love whisky and want to learn more about it? Join Spirited for a taste exploration of whiskies, fun facts, and silly stories! The team at Spirited really know their stuff, so you'll be walking away with expert knowledge on the famous amber nectar that you can show off at your next dinner party.

🥃 Whisky Tasting at Spirited - £25 per person


Yoga Brunch Club X Wiper and True & Eatchu

Like yoga? And brunch? Then come and get involved! Join Yoga Brunch Club and Wiper and True at their taproom in Old Market for a morning of yoga, drinks and a delicious lunch by Eatchu – what could be better?

This experience really does have something for everyone. After an hour of yoga (all abilities welcome) you can indulge in super-fresh craft beers, natural wines and fizz curated by Cave Bristol, locally made spirits from Psychopomp and Circumstance, or the many alcohol-free and soft drinks available to accompany a delicious selection from Eatchu. 

🧘🏻‍♀️ Yoga Brunch Club X Wiper and True & Eatchu - £35 per person

Terrarium making

Build Your Own Closed Terrarium with Fancy Plants

Come and build your own terrarium with Fancy Plants at their Gloucester Road shop surrounded by plants and fellow plant lovers.

You will be walked through the process step by step (or layer by layer!) and will leave with your very own terrarium full of plants, living moss and substrates.

🌿 Build Your Own Closed Terrarium with Fancy Plants - £45 per person


Paddleboarding Harbourside Adventure

Join SUP Bristol for a stand-up paddleboarding adventure and the chance to see Bristol’s floating harbour from a brand new perspective.

Starting with the basic techniques, you’ll first get to grips with how to stand and paddle. Anyone with previous experience will be able to pick up some more advanced skills too. You’ll then put your paddling techniques into action on a mini adventure through the exciting, historical waterways of the harbourside. You’ll paddle past the SS Great Britain and beyond in this fun, two hour experience on Bristol’s harbour.

💦 Paddleboarding Harbourside Adventure - £45 per person


Foraging & Wild Plant Walk: Vallis Vale

Hosted by seasoned forager Samantha, you will spend this walk getting to know some of the local plants and learning about their herbal and culinary properties, history, folklore and how to identify them safely.

You will also learn about toxic look-a-likes and how to wild-harvest plants sustainably. There will be opportunities to get to know the plants in a tactile way, touching, smelling and sometimes tasting them! All walks are deeply rooted in a love for the Earth and reciprocity, and your host will discuss how we can lessen our impact and protect biodiversity.

🌱 Foraging and Wild Plant Walk - £30 per person

Bristol from the bridge tour

Bristol from the Bridge: Geology Walking Tour

During this two-hour walk, discover Bristol’s history and explore the City through the stories of the land beneath your feet!

Your host Mathilde will guide you on a circular route from the Clifton Suspension Bridge, taking in some of the city’s iconic views and monuments whilst revealing the rocky history of Bristol’s past. She will weave together the city's geological and human history through its folk stories, architecture and industry.

This walk is for you if you want to explore the city’s landscape and history. Whether you're a Bristol resident or new to the area, you will leave with a fresh perspective on the rocks which are part of our everyday lives.

🚶🏻 Bristol from the Bridge: Geology Walking Tour - £26 per adult

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