Late May Bank Holiday Events in Bristol

As we approach yet another bumper Bank Holiday weekend, are you planning what you can do in Bristol?

Nab a ticket to the hottest show in town, with performances of Hamilton at The Bristol Hippodrome throughout the weekend.


Bristol's festival season kicks off with two of the city's most popular music events, Love Saves the Day and Dot to Dot

It's the last weekend of Bristol Walk Fest and North Somerset Walk Fest, with plenty of outdoor trails, tours and activities to join in with.

Catch some thrilling theatre and live performances as part of Mayfest throughout the weekend, or watch live painting and join in with street art activities for Upfest Presents..., as well as Weston Wallz over in Weston-super-Mare.

Family fun

Keep the whole family entertained with a trip to Bristol Zoo Project, sights and smells from the past at Brunel's SS Great Britain, underwater adventures at Bristol Aquarium, wonderous cave systems and Scooby Doo 4D cinema at Wookey Hole, a wonderous maze of rooms at Wake the Tiger, or the chance to see Concorde at Aerospace Bristol.

There's also plenty of choice for all ages at The Grand Pier in Weston-super Mare, or along the coast at Brean Theme Park.

Outdoor activities

For the foodies among you, indulge in a street food tour around the city centre, or book onto a trip around local vineyards

Enjoy the best of the outdoors with a day out at Slimbridge Wetland CentreCheddar Gorge and Caves or Longleat Safari Park.

On bank holiday Monday there are plenty of events to choose from, including river cruises with Bristol Packet Boat Trips or a shutle service to Beeses riverside garden with Bristol Ferry

Book your weekend away

The weekend is always a great opportunity to plan a short break or family holiday in Bristol or take a day trip to the city and make the most of the extra day off. Find out more about places to stay in Bristol, or check out our special offers to get those last-minute deals on accommodation.

If you’re thinking about visiting some of Bristol’s amazing array of attractions and activities, then there’s loads to get your teeth into on our Things To Do section

If you're thinking, 'what's a long weekend without some delicious food, a cheeky drink in the sunshine (fingers crossed!) or just a relaxing coffee and a slice of cake?' Then get yourself over to our extensive Food & Drink section, which details all the scrumptious places to eat and drink in Bristol.

Browse the list below for even more details of what's on in and around the city.

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