Spring in Bristol

The sun is shining over Bristol, parks and gardens are blooming, and the city’s festival season is starting; it’s time to put the long winter hibernation behind you and look forward to spring adventures in Bristol.  

Enjoy a bracing walk around the city, celebrate Easter with special events at Bristol’s award-winning attractions and restaurants, or be a culture vulture at one of the many festivals taking place throughout the season spanning everything from poetry to street art.  

Spring events and festivals 

Fans of all things artistic are well-catered for in Bristol throughout spring. Immerse yourself in the world of poetry at the Lyra Festival in April, watch talented artists create stunning street art before your eyes at Upfest, and experience a love-filled May bank holiday weekend at the Love Saves the Day music festival.  

See what else is happening when in spring with our What’s On page, including Easter trails, exhibitions, theatre shows, markets, standup comedy, and much more.

Book a spring break in Bristol 

Be here as the city awakens and book a stay in Bristol this spring. You’ll find modern hotels, self-catering apartments and guesthouses to suit every taste and budget in the city centre, plus scenic campsites in the beautiful countryside surrounding Bristol if you’d prefer to stay among nature as it bursts into life.

Don't forget that you can book your stay via the Visit Bristol website to enjoy the best rates at the city’s accommodation providers. 

Spring family fun 

Greet the bears as they wake up from their winter slumber at Bristol Zoo Project, where you can also get up close to giraffes, red pandas, geladas, meerkats and much more. Don’t miss fun trails and egg hunts over Easter at beautiful outdoor attractions in and around Bristol, such as Tyntesfield, Westonbirt and Dyrham Park

If you’re caught in an April shower, Bristol’s award-winning museums have plenty to keep the kids entertained throughout the school holidays, whether it’s exploring the world’s first great ocean liner at Brunel’s SS Great Britain, or the world’s first supersonic airliner at Aerospace Bristol. Journey under the seas at Bristol Aquarium, explore magnificent caves, bounce around the soft play area and watch a 4D film at Wookey Hole, or enjoy the hands-on displays and planetarium shows at We The Curious.  

Go outdoors

Spring is the season for dusting off your hiking boots, and Bristol is packed with beautiful walking routes, allowing you to explore every nook and cranny of the city while taking in the spring splendour.  

Spring highlights

As the flowers and trees begin to bloom, there are plenty of events and activities to keep you busy in Bristol...

Experience the best of Bristol in bloom

Head out on a scenic springtime walk or bike ride and see the city bursting into colour.

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