Things to do in Bristol in the Spring

Bristol is full of colour and life in the Spring, as well as a fantastic range of activities and festivals for all interests! Here are just a few ideas of things you could do while you’re in Bristol enjoying the beautiful Spring vibes:

  • Stroll Through Bristol’s Botanical Gardens: Spring is the perfect time to visit Bristol’s Botanical Gardens, where you’ll find beautiful blossoms and vibrant foliage. Take a leisurely stroll along winding pathways and enjoy the peaceful escape into nature.
  • Explore Bristol’s Harbourside: With the arrival of warmer weather, Bristol’s iconic Harbourside comes alive with activity. Spend a sunny afternoon exploring the bustling waterfront, where you can enjoy boat tours, visit quirky cafes and restaurants, or simply soak up the picturesque views of colourful boats bobbing on the water.
  • Attend the Bristol Folk Festival: Celebrate the rich tapestry of folk music at the Bristol Folk Festival, held annually in the spring. Featuring performances by local and international artists, workshops, and lively ceilidhs, this festival offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Bristol’s vibrant music scene. This year’s Folk Festival is taking place 3 May – 5 May.
  • Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride: Experience Bristol from a bird’s-eye view by exploring the city via hot air balloon! As the landscape below bursts into life with the vibrant hues of spring, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Bristol’s iconic landmarks, rolling hills, and lush green countryside. And it’s just really cool!
  • Walk through Leigh Woods: Start at Clifton Suspension Bridge and make your way to the nature reserve, which contains ancient woodlands and rare trees. It’s a wonderful way to escape the bustle of the city and take in some greenery.
  • Enjoy Dinner Outdoors: With longer days and warmer temperatures (and hopefully less rain) it is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of outdoor dining. You’ll find a range of options in Bristol to watch the world go by while enjoying some of the great food the city has to offer.
  • Discover Street Art in Stokes Croft: Take a leisurely stroll through the vibrant neighbourhood of Stokes Croft and discover its eclectic street art scene. Admire colourful murals and hidden gems tucked away in alleyways, showcasing Bristol’s dynamic arts culture.
  • Cycle Along the Bristol and Bath Railway Path: Embrace the spirit of spring by embarking on a scenic cycling adventure along the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. This picturesque route takes cyclists through lush countryside, past tranquil waterways, and historic railway stations, offering a refreshing outdoor escape for nature enthusiasts.
  • Check out the Bristol Walk Fest: For the month of May, you can join in on inclusive guided walks throughout the city and see Bristol in a new way, while meeting new people! Check out the festival here: Bristol Walk Fest | Bristol’s hugely popular, annual walking festival

Of course, what better place to stay in Bristol than the Bristol Wing? We are right in the centre of the city, and more than happy to recommend things to do! Book your springtime stay now, or contact us with any questions.