Your Guide to Bristol in March
With the weather picking up and daylight finally being something all us 9-5ers out there actually get to enjoy, I’ve picked some great things for you to do this month to welcome in the Spring and the start of (dare I say it) the sun finally coming out to play.
The Love Food Spring festival is a great way to truly welcome in the new season. With a fresh spring produce market of seasonable veg, breads and cakes you can peruse and shop ‘till your heart’s content. Enjoy street food, a local bar and music while the kids spend the day entertained with a wide selection of activities. There are even people on hand to help you start your own herb garden and with fresh spring flowers on sale there’s lots of choice for those picking up a last minute Mother’s Day gift!
The festival is on Sunday 30th March and won’t cost you a penny to attend. Find out more information here.
Our wonderful City showcases amazing South West talent every week, which is something that I think we should really embrace and support. I really recommend heading down to The Grain Barge on the 14th to watch Sam Brookes & Hot Feet perform. Perfect Friday night of great music, great food and drink and to top it off, it’s on a boat!
One of my favourite things to do in Bristol is go to Brandon Hill with a good book and a cup of coffee. It may still be a little cold at the moment but wrap up warm, take a blanket, get a hot drink and sit and enjoy the calmness. And of course, no trip to Brandon Hill is complete without a steep climb to the top of Cabot Tower. Here, without a doubt, you’ll experience some of the best views in the City.
The next sunny day that comes about take advantage of being able to go outside without your wellies and waterproofs. Think back to your childhood of long bike rides and picnics and really utilise Bristol’s cycling network.
The lovely folk over at Sustrans have made is easy for you, they’ve detailed maps available, local attractions picked out for you and even links to companies that can rent you a bike for the day. If you don't have your own bike I recommend popping over to Cycle the City on the Harbourside where you can rent a vintage styled bike for the day. They'll even pack a picnic for you!
My favourite route is Bristol to Bath with its beautiful views, flat paths (!!) and the chance to explore two great Cities.
There are lots of routes to consider though so pop along to the Sustrans website & plan your long awaited bike ride.
Our four hotels are perfectly located for you to do any of these things! Come and enjoy the beginning of Spring with us!
Posted on 10th March 2014 by Steph