Cocktail Making in Bristol – The Best Bristol Cocktail Making Venues

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Cocktail Making in Bristol – The Best Bristol Cocktail Making Venues

There is no denying that heading out for cocktails with friends is an enjoyable way to spend an evening, especially with a tonne of Happy Hour deals to enjoy, but the fun doesn’t need to stop at simply sampling them. Thanks to the wide range of cocktail making in Bristol, you can get stuck in from the start.

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Booking a Cocktail Making Class in Bristol

It doesn’t matter whether you are booking something to do on a stag or a hen, or you are organising a birthday event, cocktail making lessons in Bristol have something for everyone. In fact, cocktail making in Bristol is even popular with corporate groups and those looking for a team building activity.

It’s a fantastic way to get together and try something new. Of course every venue does things a little bit different but generally speaking, cocktail making classes centre around learning how to make popular cocktails and the professional way of doing things.

We have all seen how the experts shake things up and you’ll be able to give it your best shot when taking part in cocktail making lessons in Bristol.

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Firm Favorite Bristol Cocktails

When it comes to cocktails, everyone has their firm favourite. Some people opt for a classic Mojito, whilst others like to go big with a Long Island Iced Tea. Luckily, you will find your ideal cocktail recipe at one of the cocktail making classes in Bristol.

It doesn’t matter on your spirit of choice or how fruity you like things, you will find yourself cocktail making in Bristol with your drink of choice.

Though there are a wide range of cocktail options, there are some that continue to stand out as the most popular time and time again. Pina Colada, Margarita, Mojito, Martini, Long Island Iced Tea, Cosmopolitan and Mai Tai continue to make the list.

Those putting on cocktail making classes in Bristol know how to impress their guests, which is why they all focus on popular cocktails that we all know and love.

You won’t find yourself making something you won’t want to recreate again. You’ll enjoy drinking your creation just as much as you enjoy making it.

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Bristol’s Best Cocktail Making Venues

If you are looking for cocktail making in Bristol, you won’t find yourself short of choice. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for cocktail making classes in Bristol Harbourside or elsewhere, you will always be able to find somewhere that ticks every box for your specific group.

There are a lot of venues to choose from, but here are five of the best.

Alterego Cocktail Making Bristol

Alterego

At Alterego, you can enjoy on site and mobile cocktail making. This means that you don’t have to travel to the venue yourself as everything can come to you, which is ideal if you have a venue already in mind or other activities or plan the class around.

You can book Alterego cocktail making is from 11am until 10pm, meaning you can choose whether to start your day with a cheeky drink or end your day in style.

Revolution

For those looking for cocktail making in Bristol Harbourside, Revolution is a popular choice.

Stated as being a Cocktail Masterclass, this cocktail making lesson promises to guide you through the intriguing world of mixology.

The session lasts 90 minutes, which is 90 minutes of learning and partying.

Revolution Cocktail Making Bristol
Slug And Lettuce Cocktail Making Bristol

Slug & Lettuce

Let’s face it, sometimes you can’t go wrong with Slug & Lettuce. The Slug & Lettuce cocktail making in Bristol offers a wide variety of drinks, which means that there is something for everyone.

You will be greeted with Prosecco to get you in the mood, before enjoying a range of games. During the class, you will have the chance to create two popular cocktails before tasting just how well you have done.

Pryzm

If you are looking for a cocktail making classes in Bristol to get you in the party spirit, consider Pryzm.

During Pryzm’s cocktail making class, you will get create three popular cocktails before finishing off with a vodka train. It’s lively and a fantastic way to start the night, especially as afterwards the entire group can head off onto the dance floor.

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Las Iguanas Cocktail Making Bristol Harbourside

Iguanas

At Iguanas, they certainly haven’t short changed you in regards to drinks. Upon arrival, you will receive a Caipirinha to get you in the mood for cocktail making.

Then throughout the class you will get to make two delicious cocktails from an impressive selection, before finishing with a classic Mojito. The entire masterclass is centred around cocktail making games that gets everyone involved.

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As you can see, there are a number of great options. It doesn’t matter if you are planning a stag or a hen, a birthday or a corporate event, there’s always going to be a cocktail making class that takes your fancy.

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Our best pick of the best Bristol firework displays

It’s that time of year when we huddle around a fire and watch as the skies are lit with fireworks to celebrate Bonfire Night, watching some of the best Bristol firework displays.

This of course is a celebration of the famous foiled Gun Power Plot, following Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.  And as we enter one of the most worrying political climates of recent times, perhaps you too will find yourself wondering whether we just might have been better off letting our mate Guy finish the job!

But put that to one side for the time being and get yourselves out to one of the organised Bristol fireworks displays or bonfires in your area of.  After all, with BBQ’s, mulled cider and hog roasts accompanying various other live entertainment for the whole family, you’ll be missing out otherwise!

Here’s a round-up of all the best of what’s happening in Bristol.  Local schools and communities may have even more shows lined up.

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Here is our Bristol firework display guide for 2019

Bristol Firework Displays

Downend Round Table Fireworks – Friday 1st November 2019

Bristol’s biggest firework display, Downend Round Table never fail to deliver a spectacular show!

Head over to King George V playing fields early as not only is there a super long musically coordinated pyrotechnic masterpiece but are also fairground rides, a stage with live music and performances and, perhaps most importantly, a bar.. I mean hotdog stand!

The children’s display starts at 6:30pm and the main display at 8:00pm. This is a very popular event so make sure to pre-order your tickets to avoid disappointment and try to arrive by public transport to avoid the nightmare parking situation.

  • Friday 1st November 2019

  • 17:30pm - 21:00pm

  • King George V playing fields, Downend, BS16 6QW

  • £7 adults, £5 children (under 16), under 3 free

DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House – Friday 1st November 2019

Cadbury House always put on a great firework display and it’s open to everyone whether you are a member or not .

It’s worth driving out of town for this one, there’s plenty of parking, food and drink stalls and fairground rides as well as the epic display! Fireworks start at 18:30.

  • Friday 1st November 2019

  • 17:00pm - 19:30pm

  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House, Congresbury, BS49 5AD

  • £8 adults, £6 children, £25.00 family, under 2 free

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Canford Park Charity Fireworks Fiesta – Saturday 2nd November 2019

One of the best Bristol fireworks displays, we definitely recommend a visit to Canford Park! This is our top tip for the Saturday night. This is a simple but great affair, with no fairground rides, just some food and drink stalls and a band to entertain everyone before the display begins. It’s

perfect for those who just want to go and watch a spectacular fireworks display and then go home! Run by the Bristol Round Table and Rotary Club, the money goes to some amazing local causes too so make sure you snap up a ticket and get involved! Fireworks display begins at 19:00

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • 17:30pm - 19:30pm

  • Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3NX

  • £5 in advance £6 on the gate, under 3 free

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Bishop Road Fireworks Extravaganza – Saturday 9th November 2019

For a proper family fun evening, this display, hosted by Bishop Road Primary School, ticks all the boxes.

Featuring fire performers, a samba band, bars and food stalls, it’s worth coming along early to enjoy yourselves before the fireworks begin. You must purchase your tickets in advance as none will be available to buy on the door

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • 17:00pm - 20:00pm

  • School Field, Off Bishop Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8LQ

  • TBC

Fireworks to Music at Avon Valley – Sunday 3rd November 2019

Fireworks are always brilliant when timed to music especially when done well like they are at Avon Valley!

A firm favourite on the calendar, this is another large display complete with funfair, sparkler zone and plenty of food and drink! Fear not, the furry residents of the park are kept well away from the loud bangs!

This is another event that sells out fast so pre-book tickets to avoid disappointment. Fireworks start at 19:15 with the bonfire being lit after the display.

  • Sunday 3rd November 2019

  • 17:30pm - 21:00pm

  • Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Pixash Lane, Keynsham, BS31 1TP

  • From £4.50

Puxton Park Bonfire Night Fireworks Display – Saturday 2rd November 2019

This is a proper professional affair with fireworks display team Fire Magic returning to put on an absolute corker of a night!

This award-winning company will blow your socks off with their pyrotechnical wizardry! Not only that but you can also go on many of the park attractions along with children’s rides and the giant soft-play barn.

There will be stalls, a hog roast and a BBQ to top it all off! Make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time as there will be no tickets available on the door. Fireworks display begins at 19:00pm.

  • Saturday 2rd November 2019

  • 17:00pm - 21:00pm

  • Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane, Weston Super Mare, BS24 6AH

  • £10 adults/children, £36 family of four, under 2 free

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Fireworks at Sea at The Grand Pier – Saturday 9th November 2019

You can’t beat watching fireworks over water so where better to catch a display than on the pier at Weston-Super-Mare looking out to sea (okay, Severn Estuary!).

Grab the best spot by booking tickets on the pier itself so truly appreciate the beautiful reflections cast into the water below.

This is definitely a display with a bit of a difference and one to remember forever! Tickets include unlimited rides Fireworks will start at approximately 8pm.

  • Saturday 9th November 2019

  • 18:30pm

  • The Grand Pier, Marine Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1AL

  • From £9.50

Victoria Park Bonfire Night – Tuesday 5th November 2019

No fireworks.  Enter the build a  guy competition, bring your own contributions for the bonfire (wood only!) and enjoy a proper family friendly affair.

Guy competition at 18:00, fire lighting at 18:30

  • Tuesday 5th November 2019

  • 18:00pm - 21:00pm

  • Victoria Park, Totterdown, Bristol, BS3 4DP23 1AL

  • Free!

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Bonfire Night at Boiling Wells, St Werburghs City Farm – Saturday 9th November 2019

Come along to a bang-free evening, perfect for the younger members of the family and an event with a truly community feel.

Although there are no fireworks to keep the animals happy, there is plenty going on with live music, mulled wine, kids crafts, hot food, UV face paint, fire eating and juggling and a silent disco so there is plenty to keep you busy!

If you do fancy seeing a few rockets after, pop next door to the Farm Pub afterwards (see below for further information)

  • Saturday 9th November 2019

  • 16:00pm - 20:00pm

  • Boiling Wells Woodland, St Werburghs City Farm, Watercress Road, BS2 9XY

  • £8, under 12’s free.

Fireworks at the Farm- Farm Pub – Saturday 9th November 2019

Go along to the Farm for a proper knees up to celebrate this Guy Fawkes.

This is one to leave the kids at home for – with doors opening at 20:00, enjoy a few mulled ciders at the outdoor bar in the garden, enjoy a mega firework display then stay on for the live music including FFTP, who tout themselves as anarchic traditional folk music! They’ll get you up and dancing for the rest of the evening.

  • Saturday 9th November 2019

  • 20:00pm - 01:00am

  • The Farm, Hopetoun Rd, St Werburghs, BS2 9YL

  • Donations on the door

Portishead Town Football Club – Friday 1st November 2019

A fab event for those who live in beautiful Portishead, with plenty of stalls, fairground rides for the kids Display starts at 19:30.

Only disabled parking is available.

  • Friday 1st November 2019

  • 18:00pm

  • Portishead Town Football Club, Bristol Rd, Portishead, BS20 6QG

  • £5 adults in advance, £7 on the gate, £1.50 children in advance, £2.50 on the gate, under 5’s free

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Bristol Halloween Events: Our Guide to Halloween in Bristol

If you’re heading out in to the frightening darkness of Bristol this Weekend on a stag dohen weekend, or just for fun, then make sure you make the most of it!  There is so much in the way of spooky shenanigans up for grabs on this Bristol Halloween, we want to let you know the good bits on offer.  Read on, if you dare!

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Our guide to the best bristol halloween events of 2019

Halloween is no longer just an American holiday; us Brits have embraced the spooky splendour and have started indulging in fancy dress, trick or treating and pumpkin decorating to boot. And hey, us Bristolians love an occasion… so we really do go all out!

If you’re looking for more info on what Halloween in Bristol could be like for you this Autumn, read on. There really is plenty to see that’s spine-chilling and do that’s devilish.

Lakota Pulp Fiction Halloween Bristol

You can always count on Lakota to put on a great party and this Halloween in Bristol is no different! Head down to this legendary venue in Stoke’s Croft for another whacky night!

This year, Lakota have conjured up a night combining cult films Pulp Fiction and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. For the dress code think Hawaiian shirts, bucket hats and coloured glasses a la Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro, or channel John, Samuel L or Uma in your best suit and wig.

The music, of course, will be up to the usual mind-bending par, with top DJs pounding out Acid House, Disco, House and Jungle.

Lakota

Thursday 31st October 2019 – 22:00pm - 4:00am

Walking Tour Halloween Bristol

Get in the mood for Halloween a week early with this hair-raising spook fest put on by Bristol Film Festival! Head deep down underground beneath the city to the Redcliffe Caves.

Once home to wily smugglers and dastardly pirates and later, used as shelter from the perilous bombs of the Second World War, these cave walls certainly hold a lot of mysteries!

A double bill by award winnng director Jordan Peele kicks off the run with films Get Out and Us. Watch out this one will haunt your nightmares for weeks after!

You can then choose from a wide array of macabre movies, from classics such as Bride of Frankenstein and The Exorcist to spine chillers Insidious and The Descent… Was that noise behind you from the surround sound or from the depths of the dark tunnels…?

Redcliffe Caves

Friday 25th October– Sunday 27th October 2019

Bristol Zombie Walk Bristol Halloween

Meet at College Green, at the bottom of Park Street in your most terrifying zombie attire to take part in this epic zombie walk. Now in its twelfth year, the organisers are ever keen to make their events bigger and better!

Make sure you pull out all the stops with your outfits and make up! Drag your heels around the city centre on a carefully planned route (no steps!) and scare the crap out of the tourists!

Once they have their fill of brains, the whole pack will be heading to for a drink or several to party like only the living dead can so make sure to stay on until dawn!

College Green

Saturday 2nd November 2019 – 15:00pm

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If you really want to freak yourselves out, head over to the Hatchet Inn for the authentic Halloween experience. The pub dates from 1606, is reportedly haunted and it is also rumoured that underneath all the paint, the front door is made from human skin.. need we say more!?

This year The Hatchet are putting on a Halloween Quiz on 31st October with the big party the day after, on Friday 1st November. Free Festivities kick off at 10pm when there will be prizes for the best fancy dress and DJ Durs (Danger Zone) will be on the decks all night with bass loud enough to wake any undead in the building!

The Hatchet Inn

Friday 1st November – From 22:00pm

Jungle Horror Story Bristol Halloween

One of the coolest venues in town, The Old Crown Courts set the stage for this belter of a halloween party.  Journey down to the Bridewell complex and party the night away at all six of the venues to some serious jungle beats.

With over 50 artists, 25 headline Jungle DJs and MCs and some huge DnB crews, this is going to be the party of the century! Book your tickets as soon as you can to avoid disappointment!

The Old Crown Courts

Saturday 26th October 2019 – 23:00pm – 05:00am

Horror In The Caves Halloween Bristol

Ever wanted to learn more about your Bristol’s creepy past? Join this award winning 75 minute walk to discover the dark histories and grim secrets lurking around every corner!

Find out which city centre pubs are haunted, (not what you expect!), visit film and tv locations and hear spine chilling tales that will make you look at the city in a whole different way next time you’re stumbling home from the pub in the dark!

Make sure you book in advance for this spooky night time walk, after all, where else are you going to hear the story about Clifton’s ghostly Dwarf Highwayman?

Bristol Cathedral, College Green

Friday 1st November 2019 – 20:00pm

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For something a bit more intellectual.. (well about as intellectual as we get!) check out The Old Bookshop’s special Halloween Pub Quiz! Test out your knowledge of all things spooky for the chance to win the top prize!

Brush up on your scary movies, lyrics to Thriller and names of serial killers and make sure to come up with a great, Halloween themed team name too!

Just don’t forget that using a Ouija board is just as much of a cheating offence as using your smart phone!

The Old Bookshop - Bedminster

Monday 28th October 2019 – 19:30pm – 22:30pm

Bristol Halloween Party Guide

Halloween Traditions in Bristol

Halloween is becoming a bigger and bigger deal across Bristol and it’s a great excuse to dress up and get out. West Country Halloween traditions are still being set and are similar to those celebrated in the US of A, so help shape the spooky season and head off to one of the eerie events on offer to support local businesses and venues. Plan out your wicked weekend and make your own annual tradition to honour the hair-raising holiday!

Halloween events in Bristol include family-friendly parties and activities as well as adults-only nights, so there’s something for everyone… from cartoon cobwebs to phantasmal performers!

Top 3 Bristol Halloween Events

The city has a whole host of events on for All Hallows Eve, so we’ve picked three Bristol Halloween events that are all a little different. Don’t limit yourself to just one – there’s lots on!

Bristol Halloween Zombie Walk
Don your best zombie costume and get grey, ghoulish and bloody within this year’s theme.  Join the mass walk (well, amble, given that zombies aren’t best known for their speed) around the city centre route to scare tourists and enjoy lots of photo opportunities. This is the eleventh year of the Zombie Walk for Halloween in Bristol and it always draws a good crowd. Once you’ve eaten your fill of brains and guts, it’s time to head to the Winchester and wait for it all to blow over… or whatever nearest pub is easiest for you!

Necropolis City of the Dead Halloween Circus
One of the most prestigious Bristol Halloween events, you won’t see a show like this anywhere else. With a dress code of Dead Divas and Gaudy Ghosts, The Loco Club will be illuminated with all things supernatural, startling and spooky. Entry is from 8pm on Friday 26th October, and you can expect live music, a frightful photo booth, cocktails cooked up in a cauldron and petrifying performances.

Bristol Film Festival: Horror in the Caves
Deep beneath the streets in the Radcliffe Caves, the local Film Festival presents one of the most unique Bristol Halloween events: films in the crypts! The Lost Boys and The Witch kick off the scary screenings with an impressive line-up of monstrous movies across the whole of the Halloween weekend. Even visiting in the day can be daunting as the darkness never leaves the caves… and those stone walls have a lot of ghost stories to tell.

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Bath's Best Sunday Roasts - Our guide to the best Bath Sunday Roasts

If you’re looking for somewhere special to go with family and friends, feeling a bit fragile after a heavy night on the tiles or just want to have an easy day at the weekend, a Bath Sunday roast is always a winner.

A Bath Sunday roast is also the perfect activity if you are organising a Bath stag weekend or Bath hen weekend to perk everyone up before they  head home.

The Sunday roast is held in such high esteem and seems to be the one meal that people are very particular about so an average one just won’t cut it.

From debates of whose Nan makes the best Yorkshire puddings to the politics of accompaniments and how well done meat should be, everyone seems to have an opinion.

Why not take the pressure off and leave the work to some of Bath’s finest. With a range of different pubs and restaurants I think we might have something here for everyone, whether you like a traditional Bath roast with all the trimmings or are in the market for a more contemporary twist on your meat and three veg

Here is our guide to Bath's best Sunday roasts

Bath Sunday Dinners

The Chequers, 50 Rivers St, Bath BA1 2QA

The Chequers is no newcomer to the scene, with its proud history dating back to 1776.

As the 2015 and 2017 winner of the Bath Good Food Award for Sunday lunch, this cosy, welcoming restaurant has the perfect balance of fine dining and relaxed atmosphere.

With a gastropub and fine dining restaurant sourcing local seasonal produce and a good range local bevvies, The Chequers has it all. If sharing is your thing, they also do an amazing looking sharing roast for two.

Bath Best Roast Dinner

The King William, 36 Thomas Street Bath BA1 5NN

This grade 2 listed Georgian building, like The Chequers, has a relaxed pub downstairs and upstairs dining rooms for a more formal and intimate setting.

Seasonal and local food and drink make up the daily changing menu with a selection of real ales from small local microbreweries. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a Bath Sunday roast.

Bath Roast Dinner

Marlborough Tavern, 35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY

Do you take the dog for a walk or relax in front of an open fire or in a sunny garden and enjoy a top class Sunday roast in Bath? Why not do both?

The Marlborough Tavern not only produces fine food but is dog and family friendly and being located near Victoria Park everyone is in for a great day.

The Pulteney Arms, 37 Daniel Street, Bath, BA2 6ND

Whether you’re in front of the log burner on a cold Winters day or sat in the courtyard in the Summer, The family run Pulteney Arms is in a beautiful setting and a great location to walk the Bath Skyline.

They are ale drinker friendly featuring in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and are dog friendly too. Who sees the making of a perfect Sunday?!

Bath Best Roast

Victoria Pub and Kitchen, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AT

A pub with plenty of outdoor space for those sunny Sunday roasts in Bath but a bright, airy spacious inside area too for those colder days. The Victoria Pub as the name suggests overlooks Victoria Park for a bit of a post lunch wander.

GPT Smokehouse, 44-45 Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3BD

If you like your meat cooked low and slow at an award winning restaurant, check out the GPT Smokehouse.

With high quality locally sourced ingredients cooked over a hickory wood fire smoker these two brothers have been awarded the Bath Good Food Award Best Sunday Lunch 2014 and were highly commended in 2015.

Whatever floats your boat when it comes to a Bath Sunday roast, as long as you’re looking for high quality grub, these pubs and restaurants will not disappoint.

With great fresh, local produce being the order of the day, you can enjoy a top notch Sunday roast in Bath and explore what the city has to offer with family, friends and dogs too.

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Bristol Street Art – Bristol street art graffiti scene guide

Bristol Street Art
Bristol Street Art

Bristol Street Art

Bristol is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a vibrant past. It’s a place where old-world charm harmoniously meets urbanism – a concoction that continues to lure people from all over the world.

As well as its historic past, part of what makes Bristol’s iconic landscape so familiar (and yet ever changing) is the street art.

Evident throughout the city, Bristol’s graffiti and street art scene is one of the largest in the UK.  It’s a mesmerising medley of colours, ideas, styles and cultures – a visual simile of the city itself.

If you want to experience the Bristol street art graffiti scene for yourself you can just take a walk, paint the town red (excuse the pun) and keep your eyes peeled.

But if you fancy something with a little more focus, there are several events and organisations that will help you find the best street art Bristol has to offer.

The Bristol Street Art Graffiti Scene

Street Art Bristol

Where the wall

Inspired by the lively Bristol street art scene, Where the wall offers a cultural, artistic experience for kids and adults alike.

The award-winning company provides street art tours throughout the city, one of which is the longest running in Bristol.

For two glorious hours, Where the wall will guide you through the city streets every Saturday and Sunday, to ogle at 30 years of fantastic and visually mesmerising Bristol street art, which you may have otherwise missed.

Their intimate knowledge of the graffiti – and the artists – steams from a passion of the art form, as well as their personal expertise (some members of the team have even grown up with Banksy).

Where the wall also offers unique team-building events (either at their HQ or at your chosen location), giving your team or party the chance to make their very own street art stencils, or work together to create a giant masterpiece.

It’s a great option for any stag do or hen weekend, who are looking for a completely unique activity for their stay in Bristol.

Bristol Art

Graft workshop

Another great activity option for Bristol stag and hen weekends is Graft. Their customised packages will undoubtedly get all of your party involved; start with a walking tour of the best Bristol street art before you get your hands dirty and give street art a whirl!

As well as pre-nuptial parties, Graft offer workshops for all ages, for all the budding Banksy’s out there!

Banksy Bristol

Banksy; Bristol’s father of street art

Recognised around the world as the master of street art, Banksy was born and bred on the streets of Bristol.  He wealds a spray can like no other, and has sold his works all over the world for thousands of pounds.

Banksy’s politically fuelled art appears across the city, where he’s chosen to bless his hometown with some of his most iconic Bristol street art pieces.

Take the Banksy tour through Bristol and keep your eyes peeled for much-loved work, such as the Well Hung lover, The Mild, Mild West and the Grim Reaper.

Banksy’s hidden identity undoubtedly adds to his allure, but his popularity and success is rooted in his unquestionable talent.

Street Art Bristol

Upfest

Upfest, Europe’s largest free street art and graffiti festival has called Bristol home for a number of years, and only gets more popular with the passing of time.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in July, gifted graffiti artists from 50 countries will pile into the city to paint 60,000 square feet of surfaces for the Bristol street art weekend.

Spread over 50 locations south of the river, the event welcomes 50,000 visitors, who flock to the streets and enjoy live music, workshops, art sales and delicious street food.

From independent food and drink retailers, to hair graffiti, homemade produce and high quality clothing, the streets are filled stalls that offer something for everyone.

Many of the bars and pubs along Bristol’s North street in Bedminster take part in the festival-esque spirit, and welcome street artists to spruce up their walls inside and out with live spray painting (outside) and framed pictures donning the interiors.

Tour of Britain – Top 6 places to see the cycling in Bristol

Tour Of Britain Bristol 2018
Tour Of Britain Bristol 2018

Our top 6 places to see the Tour of Britain in Bristol & North Somerset

Fasten your helmets and hold on to your handle bars, Britain’s premier road cycling event “The Tour of Britain” is returning to Bristol after a year’s absence to host the third stage.  The world’s top riders will this time start and end the tour in Bristol and take in some of the most scenic areas of North Somerset.

It all kicks off at The Downs on Tuesday 4th September 2018, taking the route through Leigh Woods to Long Ashton, through Nailsea, Cheddar Gorge, before skirting the surrounds of Bath and back through Chew Stoke.

With such a mouth-watering day of cycling in store, you’ll want to find a good spot to take in the action. So West Country Games have put together our very own Top 6 Guide:

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1. The Downs

You may have only just about recovered from Downsfest, but with the Start/Finish Line on The Down and acres of space available, this is the perfect spot to bring a picnic and Frisbee to make a day of it. The race starts and finishes here.

2. The Mall, Clifton

Roll up Clifton-based race fans, the Mall is likely to be a very popular spot as you cheer the Yellow Jersey onto the Suspension Bridge and riders whizz past the beer garden.

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3 . Clifton Suspension Bridge

Get here early for the money-shot photo opportunity of the day as the riders make their way over Brunel’s most celebrated bridge.  Blink and you’ll miss it!

4. Ashton Court

If you are feeling particularly energetic, why not time your viewing of the race to fit with a quick blast around Leigh Woods & Ashton Court’s enthralling MTB trail.  After all, it is the UK’s closest city centre MTB route.

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5. Cheddar Gorge

What better place to watch the action than one of the region’s most picturesque landscapes. Make a day of it and visit Cheddar Caves while you’re there.

6. Gatcombe Farm

For the first time ever, the Tour of Britain will head past West Country Games activity site! Have a bite to eat at The Greedy Goose before settling down to watch the action from Gatcombe Farm.

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