4 Things to do this August bank holiday in Bristol

Somehow, believe it or not, it’s mid-August. Yes. That’s right. Summer has flown off quicker than a toupee in a hurricane. And looming around the corner is the August bank holiday. You know the one: the I-can’t-believe-it’s-September-in-a-few-days weekend where the weather is always unpredictable and you never make plans in time to make the most of it.

Well, this year is different. It’s a week away and we’re giving you some unmissable things to do that will fill your time and make sure you can capture that last pinch of summer sand before it slips through your proverbial fingers.

Boats & bands


What better way to kick off your bank holiday than a boat trip down the Avon ending with a live band at Beese’s Tea Room? Even if the weather isn’t in your favour you can cosy on up in the venue – and yes, the boat is covered too. Phew.

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Swashbuckling & merriment


The SS Great Britain is sparing no theatrical tricks for its new family entertainment this summer, putting on a Victorian Summer Circus. They’ll be climbing the rigging, showing off their juggling skills and probably getting you involved too…

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Graffiti stroll


Bristol has some incredible street art – maybe you missed Up Fest in July. Well, not to worry – these guys do a fantastic street art walking tour across the city. Perfect to fill that slot on Saturday afternoon.

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A pie & a pint


Oh? It’s started raining? Yeah, we’re not surprised. But why not come and cosy into Racks and enjoy some hearty food to get away from the bank holiday blues? If, by some miracle, you find yourself under clear skies, come and lounge out on the Racks terrace with a cold pint and soak up the last of the summer sunshine.
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So – that’s you sorted for the bank holiday. No need to thank us, just make sure you fill your time and make the most of that last long weekend before September hits and we’re officially in Autumn. Get your scarves out… it’s coming.