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April 2019

  • Birthday ‘beets’ for Zoo’s tiniest gorilla18th April 2019

    Bristol Zoo Gardens’ smallest gorilla has been celebrating her upcoming birthday with a very colourful vegetable cake. 

    Little Ayana, who turns two next Monday (April 22), tucked into the cake, made by Bristol vegetable suppliers Total Produce, alongside the Zoo’s other...

  • More than seven million Brits plan a UK holiday this Easter, bringing £1.8 billion boost to economy17th April 2019

    VisitEngland’s ‘Trip Tracker’ survey released today shows that 7.4 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.8 billion boost to the economy. 

    The figures are the highest since this survey...

  • Two kea chicks hatch at Bristol Zoo Gardens17th April 2019

    This is a rare glimpse of a kea chick that has hatched at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

    Few people get to see keas like this because for the first two months of their lives they remain deep within their nest watched over by their parents.

    But this chick, one of two that hatched at Bristol Zoo two...

  • Bristol’s Better Food win major industry award17th April 2019

    Bristol’s Better Food won the award for Best Independent Retailer at the Natural and Organic Products Europe show at London ExCel on Sunday 7th April. The award is much-coveted in the industry, focusing on food, health, eco-living and beauty categories.

    Lucy Gatward, marketing manager...

  • Ashton Gate Stadium nominated for four top awards16th April 2019

    Ashton Gate Stadium has been nominated by Stadium Experience for four awards in the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2019.

    The awards, sponsored by CCS & RAK Porcelain, will take place at the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City FC on Thursday 20thJune 2019.  Over...

  • Join us this Wrong Trousers Day! 16th April 2019

    Here at Destination Bristol, we’re gearing up for an epic Wrong Trousers Day fundraiser with Bristol Children's Hospital Charity, The Grand Appeal!  

    On 28 June 2019, we’ll be donning our weirdest, wackiest and most wonderful wrong trousers to raise money for The...

  • Upfest to bring new art to the streets with Upfest Summer Editions15th April 2019

    Founders of Europe’s largest street art festival and gallery on North Street, Upfest, have today launched a brand new art project for 2019. Upfest Summer Editions, crafted with Posca, will see  South Bristol walls painted between April and October by a number of local, national and...

  • Bristol Comedy Garden 201912th April 2019

    The mighty Bristol Comedy Garden returns to Queen Square this July 3-7th with stand-up luminaries Stewart Lee and Sean Lock leading yet another outrageously good line-up performing at the Southwest’s favourite comedy extravaganza.

    Kicking this year off in hilariously surreal style is...

  • Grand Pier to make a killing with live entertainment12th April 2019

    For some entertainers, appearing at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier can be murder!

    That’s certainly the case for the talented team of Country House Murder Mysteries who hope to make a killing with three visits to the popular seafront attraction.

    There are still limited tickets...

  • Giant Easter Egg Hunt at the Zoo12th April 2019

    Join us this Easter holiday from the 6th to 27th April, for an animal themed Giant Easter Egg Hunt.

    Our park rangers have hidden over 50 eggs around the zoo, see if you and your little ones, can find the 6 special animal print eggs and even the 3 golden eggs.

    Once you have completed the...

  • Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Launches NEW Wings of Wonder birds of prey flying display11th April 2019

    Saturday the 6th April saw Olympic legend Eddie the Eagle swoop in to launch ‘Wings of Wonder’, the brand new birds of prey enclosure and display show at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm.

    The newly created and devised flying show was exceptionally well-received by visitors of all...

  • Iconic Bristol pub undergoes total transformation11th April 2019

    Butcombe Brewery to reveal make-over of City Centre pub with exciting new external food offering.

    Following a refurbishment at The Ostrich in Redcliffe, Butcombe Brewery will be reopening the iconic Bristol site to the public on 13th April in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.

    After acquiring...

  • Miss Trunchbull’s famous chair to be installed in Bristol as The Royal Shakespeare company's Matilda the Musical announces extra matinee date at The Bristol Hippodrome11th April 2019

    The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has partnered with Cabot Circus to offer visitors a rare opportunity to sit in Miss Trunchbull's chair, if they dare.

    Designed and built by the set and costume designer for the show, Rob Howell, the iconic headmistress’...

  • Postcards donated by big name artists for RWA Secret Postcard Auction10th April 2019

    Postcards have been donated by high-profile artists including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wallace and Gromit creator, Nick Park, for an event which raises money for exhibitions and creative activities in Bristol.

    The Secret Postcard Auction is a fundraising event which raises approx...

  • Sudeley Castle announces its search for official junior knight10th April 2019

    As Sudeley Castle prepares to host its annual jousting weekend next month, the castle is now launching a search for two youngsters to be the castle’s official junior knights for 2019.

    Credit: John Ord

    Steeped in history and attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year, Sudeley...

  • Twin lemurs deliver trio of babies for third year running9th April 2019

    Twin ring-tailed lemurs at Bristol Zoo have delivered babies within days of each other for the third year in a row.

    Sisters, Mavis and Ethel, have a history of synchronising their births since they brought babies into the world on the same night in 2017.

    In 2018, the eight-year-old...

  • Foodies Festival serves a plateful of fun for the nation’s dog owners9th April 2019

    Dog-loving organisers of the country’s biggest celebration of food and drink have a treat in store for pet owners.

    The hugely popular Foodies Festival, which is heading to eight UK venues from May, has a plateful of mouth-watering attractions and one of the highlights will be the new...

  • 'Hellboy' premieres in UK cinemas 11 April after part-filming in Bristol9th April 2019

    The highly anticipated third Hellboy movie is set to premiere in UK cinemas this week (11th April), after part-filming in Bristol in 2017.

    Credit: Lionsagte

    Lionsgate’s ‘R-rated reboot’ of the international film franchise is directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game...

  • The 14 Most Eco-Friendly Destinations in the UK9th April 2019

    HomeToGo reveals the 14 most environmentally friendly cities and countryside destinations in the UK.

    With Earth Day coming up on the 22nd of April, HomeToGo has some good news for environmentally conscious travellers. The world’s largest holiday rental search engine has researched...

  • Concorde’s 50th anniversary celebrated by cavalcade of Bristol Cars & Buses visiting two Concordes in one day9th April 2019

    Over 150 passengers travelled from Aerospace Bristol to the Fleet Air Arm Museum on board classic buses and cars.

    Today marks 50 years since the first test flight of a British-made Concorde was completed - flying from Filton Airport to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, a journey taking just...

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