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Your Guide to Bristol in May


Now, I’ve been hearing talk of a 6 week heat wave, and indeed it may just be hearsay but I can’t help but get a little excited!

With that in mind, I’ve come up with a few lovely things for you to do in Bristol in May to get out and about in the sunshine.



Bristol Art Weekender

From 2nd-5th May the Bristol Art Weekender will be offering you a long weekend of exploring the city’s art scene. There will be over 130 artists exhibiting and with a free programme of events and exhibitions, you really don’t want to miss this! You can pick up or download a Bristol Art Map from their site so you can go and explore the vibrant artist-run scene our city is home to.


City Farms

For those North of the river you’ve got St Werburghs City Farm which is such a treat. Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac you’ve got the farm’s animals, the farm café (who offer one hell of a breakfast), as well as activities for kids all at your fingertips. You’ve also got the lovely farm pub for those wanting to sit out in the sun with a pint of cider. They've got lots going on in May so do visit their site.

South of the river there’s Windmill Hill City Farm with frolicking animals and a café serving wholesome food, most of which is sourced from the farm itself. They’ve also got a wide range of events happening in May – from a Farm Quest to events that encourage your kids to become a farmer for the day and work alongside farmer Tim.



Bristol’s Secret Bars

Ok, so you’d be sat inside here and not out in the sun, but you would be drinking cocktails in a swanky bar. Just round the corner from our Berkeley Square Hotel there’s ‘Hyde and Co’, known as Bristol’s best kept secret prohibition bar. A speakeasy themed bar serving some classic cocktails, when drinking in here you feel like you should be sporting a tasteful flapper dress. Its big brother venue, The Milk Thistle on Colston Avenue, offers a cocktail bar, lounge and private events space spread out over 4 glorious floors. Treat yourself.


Park Street Waterslide

Now this is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time! Artist Luke Jerram will be installing a 90m water slide on Park Street on May 4th as part of Bristol’s ‘Make Sundays Special’ and the ‘Bristol Art Weekender’. Unfortunately the registration for a ticket has ended but I think going along as a spectator will be just as fun as actually being able to ride the slide!



Eat Drink Bristol Fashion Tipi Village

The Tipis are back! Taking over Queen Square from May 1st, the team at Eat Drink Bristol Fashion have lined up 18 days of live music, tapas and fine dining. No need to book for tapas and music, but fine dining is ticketed. We recently interviewed Nick and Anna from EDBF – read more about the event here.


We've set up discounted rates for several events in May - please contact us for more information.

Posted on:: 9 May 2014  |  Posted by:: Steph