The weather is decidedly mixed this weekend; meaning it's the perfect time to enjoy both the great outdoors and entertaining indoor spaces in Bristol.

Our shops, bars and restaurants have each carefully transformed their businesses to make spaces safe for residents and visitors to return. 

Grab yourself a heart and help bring #BristolTogether

A symbol of this are the hearts across the city centre parks inviting you to pick up a takeaway and head for Castle Park, Queen Square or College Green. We’ve got a handy 'Parks with Hearts' blog with some suggestions to grab a bite before enjoying some of our city’s incredible green spaces - remembering always to use the bins or take your rubbish home!

Socially distanced hearts being enjoyed in College Green, BristolImage - picnics in the hearts on College Green, Bristol

Visit an attraction

Attractions in Bristol are reopening safely. Book your time slot and get out to one of Bristol's brilliant visitor attractions.

Behold Bristol's engineering greats with Brunel's SS Great Britain, who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of her return to Bristol, or take flight with Aerospace Bristol. Telling the incredible story of Bristol’s amazing aviation achievements, you'll even get the chance to step aboard Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the last of the supersonic jets ever to fly.   

Walk on the wild side with Bristol AquariumWild Place Project or Bristol Zoo Gardens which has BRICKLIVE Ocean this summer, with over 50 incredible sculptures made with half a million toy bricks.

The city's latest attraction re-openings include The New Room Museum and Royal West of England Academy.

Aerospace BristolImage - some of the displays at Aerospace Bristol

Soak up some Street Art

Scour the streets of Bristol and you’ll struggle not to find a cutting-edge piece of graffiti art decorating the city’s walls. And it's no longer just the walls that have been given the spray can treatment as the team at Upfest, Bristol's Urban Paint Festival, have been busy spreading the love painting 374 socially distant hearts in our green spaces this summer, part of Bristol Together.

Bristol is, of course, also where Banksy hails from. For safe, socially distant fun - download Where The Wall's new app "A Piece Of…..Banksy!” Self-Guided Street Art Cultural Walking Tour. This self-guided tour uncovers the story of Banksy, and over 30 years of graffiti art history with 13 audio commentaries in 13 different locations in central Bristol. An activation code enables two devices to run the app for 24 hours, so you don’t have to rush, and can enjoy the areas of Bristol that you discover.

Image - Banksy's Mild Mild West. 

Head out for brunch

As Bristol’s food and drink scene continues to reopen safely, leisurely weekend brunches and Sunday lunches are back on the menu. Whether you’re in the mood for a laid back brunch at Browns Brasserie, Sunday Roast at Graze Bar & Chophouse or a boozy bottomless brunch at The Lost & Found, we’ve pulled together just a few of the places you can indulge in a weekend foodie treat. It’s no secret that these lay on a lovely lunch or brunch, so book ahead to ensure you get a table. 

A brunch at Brown's
Image - Brown's Brasserie

Go to the shops

Stretch that elastic over your ears and get your facemasks on to do your bit to help protect our shop workers before browsing the shops in Bristol Shopping Quarter, the Old City, Park Street or Clifton. They've missed you over the last few months and you won't have to wait in all day for a delivery!

Cass Art in BristolImage - Cass Art on Bristol's Park Street

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