Top things to do in Bristol in July

By Yuup

Last updated on Tuesday 16 April 2024

Dive into summer in Bristol this July, with a whole host of things to do here on Yuup, whatever the weather brings! Fancy a top notch barbecue? How about some summer wine tasting? You might want to get creative, or book something fun to celebrate reuniting with friends. Whatever you're looking for, we've got something for everyone to experience the best of Bristol...

Be a barista with OddkinTry your hand at coffee making with Odd Kin

Get into Bristol’s food and drink scene

Summer flavours are sweet in the city, whether you're into barbecues, baking, wine or all of the above...

Bake a vegan cake with Briony May Williams

What will you do?
Bake a summer celebration cake to impress

Why should you go?
Don your apron and become a star baker with Bristol’s own Bake Off star, Briony Williams. Briony will show you how to bake a show-stopping vegan cake perfect to recreate and bring along to a summer party.
Book bake a vegan cake with Briony May Williams

Be a barista with Odd Kin

What will you do?
Level up your coffee making game

Why should you go?
Try your hand at being a barista using some of the best coffee in Bristol, then get creative with the latte art to make the perfect cup.
Book be a barista with Odd Kin

Make Moroccan cuisine in an evening

What will you do?
Cook up an authentic Moroccan feast

Why should you go?

Spend an evening filled with flavour in Cooking It's airy kitchen on Redland's popular Chandos Road. You'll recreate 3 traditional Moroccan dishes - and then devour the lot. Take home the recipes to make these delicious dishes again for your pals.
Book Moroccan cuisine in an evening

Discover bread making and sourdough

What will you do?
Get picnic ready and try bread baking

Why should you go?

If you’ve got sourdough envy from all those new lockdown bakers on Instagram, why not join them and discover the magic of the sourdough starter. Get insider tips on making the best loaf in Bristol, then take your freshly baked own loaf along to your next picnic.
Book discover bread making and sour dough

Wine tasting flight with Kask

What will you do?
Sip chilled orange wine and sample local cheeses

Why should you go?

Sample the organic grapes in red, white and orange wine (which happens to be the perfect tipple for a sunny day), in a tasty wine tasting flight with Kask on North Street.
Book a wine tasting flight with Kask

Celebrity chef home barbecue

What will you do?
Throw the ultimate summer barbecue

Why should you book?

Hire your own private chef home to create the barbecue of your dreams, with homemade marinades and multiple courses - all in your own garden! The best barbecue of the summer is calling...
Book a celebrity chef home barbecue

Bristol walk with Martin BoothExplore Bristol's quirkiest corners with Martin Booth

Discover something new about Bristol

Become a tourist in your own city for the day, and you'll likely discover a side of Bristol you've never seen before...

Explore Bristol's quirkiest corners

What will you do?
Discover hidden Bristol with Martin Booth

Why should you go?

Take a wander around the old city with journalist and Bristol 24/7 editor Martin Booth and you'll see Bristol in a whole new light. Enjoy a drink along the way then go and impress your friends with your new Bristol trivia.
Book explore Bristol’s quirkiest corners

Upfest art walk with festival founder, Stephen Hayles

What will you do?
Hear the stories behind Upfest's incredible street art

Why should you go?

As we speak, new murals are being painted across Bedminster and Southville, making this the perfect time to join the festival's founder, Stephen Hayles, on a street art walk to hear all the stories behind Europe's biggest street art festival. 
Book an Upfest art walk

Create colourful photography with Porthjess

What will you do?
Capture Bristol's most colourful streets on your phone camera

Why should you go?

Bristol is famous for its vibrant neighbourhoods filled with colour, and our own Porthjess is famous for photographing them. Budding phone photographers can discover how to photograph Bristol at its brightest, and even find out how to get the most likes for their photos on Instagram.
Book create colourful photography with Porthjess

Haunted and Hidden Bristol walk

What will you do?
Brave Bristol's most haunted spots at night

Why should you go?

The weather may be warm, but these haunted Bristol tales will give you the chills as you take an evening walk around the oldest part of Bristol, filled with ghostly stories and hidden secrets.  After your ghost walk, head to one of Bristol's oldest pubs like the Llandoger Trow or The Hatchet, have a drink and marvel at Bristol's spookiest history.
Book a Haunted and Hidden Bristol walk

Digital art with Abbi BaylissDraw a digital illustration with Abbi Bayliss

Create your own masterpiece in less than a day

Embrace your creative side with the help of some of Bristol’s talented makers and artists this month...

Create two fused glass coasters

What will you do?
Make your own glass coasters for summer drinks

Why should you go?
Create two beautiful fused glass coasters using your choice of a rainbow of colours and glass cuts, perfect to make your summer drinks spark or even to give as a unique gift. Lots of people find making fused glass therapeutic, and it’s known to be a great way to tune out and relax.
Book create two fused glass coasters

Design and make a silver ring

What will you do?
Dream up and create your own bespoke, one-off ring

Why should you go?
Whether you choose to make 3 delicate stacking rings or one larger statement ring, Charlotte from The Silver Duck will show you step by step how to design and make your own one off, statement silver ring. With sample designs and inspiration on hand, you don’t need any previous experience to really enjoy the creativity of this jewellery making workshop.
Book make a silver ring

4 Elements graffiti workshop

What will you do?
Create your own Bristol inspired graffiti

Why should you go?
Bristol is world-famous for its graffiti, so let the endless eye-catching murals and striking art that covers our streets inspire the budding street artist within you and try it yourself. Explore different styles and Bristol’s street art history, then go home with your own graffiti piece.
Book a graffiti workshop

Draw a digital illustration

What will you do?
Make a work of art on your ipad with Bristol’s Abbi Bayliss

Why should you go?
Join one of Bristol’s most promising rising artists to create digital art in a completely unique style. Abby Bayliss’s powerful illustrations have been exhibited across the UK and this is your chance to get a peek behind the art, discovering her process and inspiration. 
Book draw a digital illustration

Watercolour monoprinting

What will you do?
Find out the secrets of the printing process and make your own watercolour monoprints

Why should you go?
This workshop with Jemma Gunning is a window on the spontaneity and fun of monoprinting. Going through the whole printing process, you’ll go home with a vibrant and unique set of watercolour prints perfect for a summer home decor makeover or even to share as a personalised gift. 
Book watercolour monoprinting

Dance fitness on the Clifton DownsThrow yourself into Afro Fusion dance fitness with Bricercise

Get moving whilst having fun

Being active this July needn’t involve the gym when you’ve got amazing Bristol experiences like these, lots of them in the great outdoors...

Afro Fusion and carnival fitness

What will you do?
Dancing and Afro Fusion fun on the Clifton Downs

Why should you go?
Missing dancing the night away? Embrace the high energy, fiesta vibes on the Bristol Downs in an Afro Fusion fitness experience that’ll have you ready to party like it’s St Paul’s Carnival. 
Book Afro Fusion dance fitness

Outdoor swimming taster

What will you do?
Take the plunge into wild swimming at Clevedon Marine Lake

Why should you go?
Try your first outdoor swim and discover all its amazing benefits with an expert host on hand at the brilliant Clevedon Marine Lake. Or if you’ve been before, get tips on improving your stroke, breathing and more. Then you’ll be ready to dive into some of Bristol’s best wild swimming spots!
Book outdoor swimming taster

Discover scuba diving

What will you do?
Dip your toes into the world of scuba diving in a safe space here in Bristol

Why should you go?
This is the perfect chance to give scuba diving a try for the first time with supportive instructors at Thornbury Leisure Centre. You’ll get an introduction to basic diving skills and breathing techniques and build up your confidence underwater, starting your journey to open water diving!
Book discover scuba diving

Manifest your goals through vision boardingVision boarding to manifest your goals with Slay Your Dragons

Find yourself with mindfulness, workshops and meditation

As Bristol continues to reopen, it’s the perfect time to focus on you. Self-discovery, mindfulness and more this way...

The healing power of art journaling

What will you do?
An art journaling workshop for healing

Why should you go?
You’ll discover a fun and creative way to explore your feelings, break through your blocks and embrace your dreams. It’s a chance to use art to rewire your neurological and physiological patterning for greater health and happiness.
Book the healing power of art journaling

Calming guided outdoor relaxation

What will you do?
Tune out and refocus in a sunset relaxation at Hambrook Common 

Why should you go?
Your evening will be filled with blissful vibes as you lay under swaying trees and experience an outdoor guided relaxation under a cosy blanket. Leave feeling energised, refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your week with ease.
Book a calming guided outdoor relaxation

Discovering you - a relaxed life coaching walk

What will you do?
Go on a summer journey of self-discovery as you walk through beautiful Clifton

Why should you go?
The past year has been a time of great upheaval, and in this relaxed self-discovery adventure you can get closer to your purpose and expand the possibilities in your life. Responding to what's happening around you and taking inspiration from the features on your walk, your host Claire will prompt you and your fellow adventurers to use what you see for inspiration and progression.
Book discovering you - a relaxed life coaching walk

Vision boarding to manifest your goals

What will you do?
Realise your desires so you can manifest your dreams

Why should you go?
The 19th July is coming round and if you’re feeling ready to grab hold of everything you’ve been dreaming of, this vision boarding and manifestation is just the thing. In a one-off session you can dig deep into the things you truly want and discover how to manifest them long after your workshop.
Book vision boarding to manifest your goals

If you've looking for even more to fill your July with, we've got lots of exciting Bristol experiences you won't want to miss!

Find all the fun things to do in Bristol this July on Yuup.

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