Bristol is a great option for those wanting to organise incentive groups, and offers something rather different to the traditional incentive destination.
Whether you're looking for half or whole day experiences, don't look any further.
Destination Bristol offers a host of cracking ideas for incentive itineraries, from quirky days out to team-building and training. Most of the suggestions here can be adapted to suit a small or large group.
The uniqueness begins when choosing where to stay. A range of large city centre hotels can accommodate your clients and provide a quality base with which to explore the West of England. If you are looking for something different for clients, a number of smaller properties both in the central and surrounding area are often available for exclusive use and can provide a very different experience.
For a truly unique experience, offer the very special thrill of staying in a castle? Thornbury Castle to the north of central Bristol, dates back to Tudor times and is home to the reputedly the widest bed in the country, measuring 10 feet across. It also offers fabulous dining and a range of activities from afternoon tea to duck herding! The 17th century Walton Castle, to the south of Bristol, is located in the middle of a golf course so what more could you need? It offers space for a range of events and like many smaller properties in the area is available for exclusive use.
Bristol is the home of hot-air ballooning. Both individuals and small groups of up to 16 can enjoy a champagne balloon flight. You can also offer the once in a lifetime experience of taking off as part of the mass ascent at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta - be part of the exciting spectacle of around 125 balloons taking to the skies over the city.
Food & Drink
Bristol is currently one of the UK's most exciting destinations for foodies. Michelin star restaurants, award-winning farmers markets and a series of food and drink festivals mean that there is always something exciting (and tasty) happening on the food front. A wide range of excellent local cookery schools offer experiences for individuals and small groups from foraging to butchery to cupcakes.
There is also ample opportunity to enjoy a spot of wine or whisky tasting at a number of local venues. However, while in Bristol we recommend you try the Harveys Cellars for a drop of Bristol Cream served in a new and funky fashion, plus discover the vast array of local cider available with tours and tasting session available. Local brewery tours can also be arranged and award-winning beers are waiting to be discovered! For the ultimate English experience, Bristol's own gin distillery Bramble and Gage can offer tours and tasting for small groups.
Film and theatre
As one of the leading centres for creativity, Bristol can offer not only a year round programme of great theatre, but opportunities to look behind the scenes.
Wildlife and Green Experiences
Looking for something that takes you back to nature, in the wild, with jungle sounds echoing through your meeting like a call-to-arms, check out these wildlife and green experiences, perfect for the globe-conscious sustainable eco-mavens amongst you.
Bristol is one of the world's greatest street art cities and the home of Banksy. Entertain your group with a street art tour and experience.