Free things to do this summer in Bristol
You don’t need to spend a fortune on a great day out – in fact, in Bristol, you don’t need to spend anything at all. There’s plenty of free activities and events in and around the city to keep the whole family entertained, why not try some of our suggestions this summer.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
With a mixture of historical artefacts and awe-inspiring art, Bristol Museum is sure to ignite the imagination. Highlights include the best-preserved dinosaurs ever found in Britain, Egyptian mummies and Bristol’s natural wonders.
Once a busy dock, the Harbourside is now an attractive, modern development filled with restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. Take a stroll along its waterside to enjoy the boats, statues and many sights it provides.
This is definitely an activity for the art lovers! Banksy is synonymous with Bristol, his work can be found on walls across the city – see which you can spot as you walk around, it’s like a treasure hunt of famous art.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge the Clifton Suspension Bridge has been an iconic symbol of Bristol for almost 150 years that attracts visitors from all over the world. Why not take a stroll over the bridge and take in the amazing panoramic views of Bristol, before making your way to the Visitor Centre where you can learn more about the history of the bridge and how it was created.
Ashton Court Estate
Not only is the Estate home to the Balloon Fiesta, it also boasts 850 acres of woodland and meadows with a large mansion, deer keeper’s cottage, woodland, pond and golf course. It’s the perfect place for a stroll, a play or a picnic.
Weston Super Mare
Did you know Weston-super-Mare is one of the longest naturally occurring beaches in the UK? It’s also a great place to relax, walk or enjoy one of the many events that take place throughout the year.
Bristol to Bath Cycle Path
Cycling is one of the best ways to have fun for free, so why not grab your bikes and ride along the scenic Bristol to Bath Cycle Path. The path features a variety of sculptures and a working steam engine, as well as allowing you to connect to other walks, visit intriguing places nearby and refresh yourself at several points along the way.
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