Bristol’s a great city to visit, as a romantic break with a partner, a family day out with the kids, or with friends as a stag or hen do. It’s got history, culture, fun activities, great food and plenty of pubs and bars if that’s your taste.
Today we’re taking a look at some of the ways you can make Bristol the centre of a great day out – whatever you need that to be.
Puzzles and Challenges
If you’re a family that loves a puzzle, or you’re looking for a challenge to embark on with friends, Bristol is a great place to explore. It’s got lots of escape rooms to choose from, for indoor code cracking and puzzle solving. These make great options for a group of friends or colleagues.
If you want to get out and about in the city streets or the surrounding countryside and try a scavenger hunt Bristol will never look the same again! Scavenger hunts have developed since the days of simply filling a matchbox with an A-Z list of items to fill an afternoon in the summer holidays. You can now expect puzzles to solve, local history to explore and at the very least an SMS line to text for tips.
Dining in Bristol
If you’re looking for sustenance during your day out in Bristol, then the city has plenty to offer, from Michelin-starred fine dining to filling pub grub. It’s also been called the Vegan Capital of the World.
If you’re interested in small plates, the Paco Tapas bar or Marmo are the places to pick. More solid fare is to be had at Birch or The Wild Beer Co. If you just want to take the weight off your feet and rehydrate or warm up, there’s no better choice than the red leather armchairs by the fireplace in the Pipe & Slippers of Stoke’s Croft.
It’s well worth doing your research in advance as Bristol is a foodie’s delight – and you’ll be kicking yourself if you get home only to discover you’ve missed out on lunch at a new Korean hot spot or sourdough pizza paradise.
If you’re a culture vulture, Bristol has many delights for you, from Bristol Museum, which showcases local and international history and classical art, to the Arnolfini, one of the best modern art galleries in the UK.
Bristol is also a great town for theatre lovers, from the classical excellence of Bristol Old Vic to the contemporary Tobacco Factory, which hosts some of the most exciting productions the country has to offer.