8 Things to do in Bristol to Make the Most of AutumnMonday 14 October 2019 by Jodie Alker The city of Bristol repeatedly offers tourists and locals many activities and things to do for every season of the year - and autumn is no exception. Whether you enjoy watching the changing of the leaves and taking autumnal walks, or if you prefer staying indoors with a cup of tea and a blanket, we have compiled a list of events and activities we think you’ll enjoy during this new season.
1. Watch The Lion King at the Hippodrome
For those of you who like the comfort of the indoors, we think this is a perfect thing to do for you. Bristol Hippodrome is currently showing the beloved Lion King production and it is a must-see. Everyone should know by now the compelling story of the wide-eyed lion-cub, Simba and his epic journey to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. Although even if you don’t know the tale yet, then we believe this is still the perfect activity for your family or loved ones to enjoy on a wonderful evening out in Bristol.
2. Spend an evening at St Nick’s Night Market
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We highly recommend adding St Nicholas’ Night Market to your list of things to when visiting Bristol. You’ll be accompanied by all kinds of exceptional street food, remarkable live music and beautiful dancing. Also, you can do some late-night shopping at the many independent and artisan stalls. The market is open daily during the day and night and is a wonderful place to spend your evening and to immerse yourself in plenty of new cultures.
3. Hold your nerve at Bristol Zoo Gardens Skeloween
Heading to Bristol Zoo Gardens is a great way to spend time with the family and why not keep in theme and head to their Skeloween! You can learn about the creepy anatomy of the animals, walk through the cobweb-covered boneyard, get some fearsome face painting to scare your friends, and enjoy some gruesome game and crafts. See who can be the scariest - or the least scared!
4. Watch the Fireworks at Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park is a great place to enjoy an autumn family day out in Bristol. Their fireworks display makes the park a very magical place during this special time of year. If you are planning a visit you can see the gorgeous animals during the day and then stay on for the fantastic fireworks in the evening.
5. See an exhibition at M Shed
Bristol’s M Shed is a wonderful place to take shelter indoors and will entertain the whole family for the most part of the day. There is a wide array of things to see and do, and there is always a very interesting exhibition on, more recently the venue has seen the likes of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019, Aardman: Animating Early Man, Bristol Storytale Festival and a variety of Bristol Historical Walks. If you don’t know much about Bristol history this is a wonderful place to educate yourself on some very interesting facts about the exciting city.
6. Take an autumn walk in the park
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Walking through the park during autumn is a magical experience, especially in Bristol. There are so many new beautiful colours and who doesn’t love a good jump in a pile of leaves. The ever-exciting city has a surprising number of beautiful parks on offer for you to explore with your dog or perhaps with friends and family. You can discover parks in every direction of the city such as; Ashton Court Estate, Old Down Country Park, Hengrove Park, Eastville Park and some many more.
7. Stargaze at We The Curious
Did you know you can take a trip into space from the centre of Bristol? Head to We The Curious for a night of wonder and stargazing that will be fun for all the family. During the Planetarium night, you can discover new planets, find out stories of ancient stargazers and fly away to faraway galaxies. Especially in a large city, it is hard to witness a true starry night so this is an amazing way to experience the beautiful night sky.
8. Enjoy a free guided tour of the Clifton Suspension Bridge
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Uncover the history of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge by booking yourself onto a free guided tour. You’ll be able to see the beautiful structure whilst educating yourself and learning more about the city you’re immersed in. Also strolling around the beautiful area of Clifton is a great day out, you can take a picnic to the park and look over the river, explore the affluent housing areas and there are plenty to places to treat yourself to some delicious delicacies and cakes.
Bristol is a city of wonder and there are always many activities to do - even just walking around the city centre is exciting! There are lots of quirky pubs and coffee shops to take shelter in, iconic things to see and many family-friendly activities to enjoy. Our charming serviced apartments in Bristol are fortunately situated in a central location which allows you to fully immerse yourself into the action with ease and be able to make the most of this wonderful season. Book your weekend away in Bristol now and experience all the culture of the city for yourself.