What to do in Bristol this Summer

What to do in Bristol this summer

Bristol Zoo

Open Daily Standard Adult £15.45 Concession £13.64 and a free carer ticket for disabled.

Bristol Zoo is the 5th oldest zoo in the world and since then has helped over 175 species from extinction including one of the most poisonous animals on Earth, the golden poison frog.

The zoo holds cool events throughout the year so it is worth checking the website to see what they have on. My favourite animal at Bristol zoo is the Pygmy Hippos

Bristol Botanic Garden

Adults – £6.60

Various tours and talks available for more information

Opening hours : June to October Everyday 10am to 4.30pm November to March Weekdays 10am to 4pm

I visited Bristol Botanic Gardens last year during a bee campaign and found out so much about bees that I didn’t know, it was really interesting.

The gardens are lovely to walk around and smell and see the different flowers and plants. The Chinese herb garden was also interesting to walk around as I am into holistic treatments and to find out how natural herbs an help with ailments was something I liked.

You can read more about my visit here

Accessible information : The Garden is largely accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters with a designated path leading around the Garden and glasshouses. Disabled toilet facilities are available on site. Only registered disability assistance dogs are permitted in the Garden.

bristol botanic garden

Avon Valley County Park 

Avon Valley Country Park is best to get to by car there are some buses that go close by but may involve a bit of a walk depending where you are coming from. I live close but when I didn’t have access to a car I could not visit.

The park has different events throughout the year so it is best checking out the website to see what is going on but due to the outdoor space it is a great place to visit in Bristol during the summer especially if the weather is nice I would recommend taking a picnic.

There are a few farm animals you can pet and a beautiful river you can walk along. You can read more about my visit here. If you are interested in being scared at Halloween they also hold a fear event for adults which is pretty scary. 

avon valley country park

Arnos Vale Cemetery

Visit the website to find out about events taking place. 

It might seem strange to visit a cemetery but this one in Bristol is so beautiful. The trees and plants make it such a wonderful place to stroll through on summers evening. They also have tours which tells you stories about some of its residents which I went on and it was fascinating to learn about some Bristol History. Read more about the Murder and Mayhem tour I went on.

anos vale cemetery in bristol

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  1. Oh wow, I would love to visit Bristol! Your recommendation and images make it seem so fun and exciting’

  2. Always nice to do a “staycation” in your own home town. Looks like Bristol has a nice mix of history, learning and fun activities to do. I’d love to see the Concorde!

  3. I have to get to Great Britain FIRST, but then straight to the aquarium for me… and any and all local museums as well.

  4. That is quite the list! I love the botanic garden, I usually visit these kinds of places when I travel. The Avon Valley County park also looks like a great place to take a stroll amidst greenery and nature. The science educational museum sounds pretty cool too!

  5. It was awesome to know that there are many things and lovely to visit in Bristol. I will save your post for our future travel near that area.

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