WHAT’S ON: 5 things to do in Bristol this festive time
Bristol is a creative bustling city that is full to the brim with exciting stuff to do. Here’s a handful of recommendations.
Get down to the Old Vic for some great theatre
There are plenty to choose from during the winter months. But a stand out for us is a new Theatre show all about Robin Hood. Very appropriate for the time of year dedicated to giving - check it out!
Robin Hood: Legend of the Forgotten Forest is a co-production with The Wardrobe Ensemble. It joins the long tradition at Bristol Old Vic of creating theatrical magic at Christmas – from West End transfers such as Tom Morris’ Swallows and Amazons and Sally Cookson’s Peter Pan, to box office record-breakers like Lee Lyford’s A Christmas Carol, Bristol Old Vic family shows have always been the theatre’s opportunity to showcase the brilliance of local talent and share it with the wider world too.
Vintage Winter Wonderland
Enjoy mulled wine, exciting independent stalls and food ranging from mouth watering German sausages to festive tipples that are sure to get you into the cheer felt around this time of year. Find out more about what the Vintage Winter wonderland has to offer here.
Robin Mural Trail
Award-winning animation studio Aardman has colloborated with Netflix and Bristol street art festival Upfest to bring the arts trail to the city's streets. From the studio behind Wallace and Gromit, this new and exciting adventure for the whole family incorporates street art and activity all in one. In place now until next year, there’s plenty of time to get stuck into this new exciting trail. Find out more here.
Take a dive in a Victorian Christmas aboard the SS Great Britain
Stroll across the snowy dockyard, where you’ll meet 19th century characters and explore the ship brought to life with seasonal sights, sounds and smells. The SS Great Britain is also welcoming Old Father Christmas on board, who will be festively adorned in his traditional green robes! Find out more here.
Christmas at Avon Valley
From reindeers, ice skating and so much more. Be prepared to soak in some of Bristol’s most beautiful views and scenery. With stuff for the whole family to do, including getting a glimpse of the infamous Grinch, this Bristol beauty spot is sure to keep you entertained during the festive period. Find out more here.
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