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Bristol on a Sunny Day

The vibrant city of Bristol has so many great things for you to enjoy when the sun is shining.

From city centre sightseeing to cruising the River Avon, we run down our favourite things to do in and around Bristol on a sunny day.

Think we've missed something? We'd love to hear how you spend free time in sunny Bristol, so drop us a message in the comments box below.


Visit Bristol Zoo

Visit Bristol Zoo

Bristol is fortunate enough to have one of the West's most popular family destinations right on its doorstep.

Boasting an award-winning 12 acre garden, Bristol Zoo Gardens has a world of amazing animals and is a fantastic day out for all the family.

The Zoo is home to lions, gorillas and over 400 other species – so make sure you plan enough time to visit them all.

We recommend visiting around lunch time when you can enjoy the gorilla feeding time!



Where: Drive-Tech

About: Want to have some fun in the sun but not sure what you can do? Then visit Drive-Tech for a crazy day out in the sunshine! Perfect for family and friends to get together and experience their fantastic driving experiences! They offer outdoor Go Karting, Skid Pan and 4x4 Off Roading! So why not have a little fun in the sun with Drive-Tech, you certainly won't regret it!

Address: Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7BW

Telephone: 01249 783010

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Go For a Run

Go For a Run

It's never too early or too late to start working on your beach body!

Running is a great way to keep fit and stay in shape. Its inexpensive and also a great way to keep active on a beautiful sunny day.

If you're running in the afternoon, make sure you pick a shady course and drink plenty of fluids; shade will provide relief from humid environments and keep you cool.

The coolest time of the day is usually just before dawn, so if it’s going to be a scorcher your best bet is to run during the evening or at night.

For hints, tips and tricks make sure you check out our Total Guide to Running.

Go Sight Seeing

Go Sight Seeing

When better to enjoy the city’s stunning architecture and famous sights than on a sunny afternoon?

From walking, bus and boat tours, to day trips further afield, Bristol has plenty of sightseeing options available.

If you're looking to make the most of the weather, we'd suggest discovering the sights by foot. Local attractions include the SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol Cathedral.  

Play Tennis

Play Tennis

If you’ve never played tennis before, don’t be afraid to try it out, especially on a beautiful sunny day.

Tennis is fun, energetic, and great way of keeping fit with family and friends. If you're looking for a place to play, Coombe Dingle Sports Complex is home to ten quality outdoor courts. 

All courts must be pre-booked and the courts welcome none members - who can book upto 7 days in advance. 

Go to The Park

Go to The Park

If you're looking to enjoy a lazy day in the sun, The Downs is the perfect place for a game of footy or a leisurely stroll.

The park, on the edge of the city, boasts stunning views of the Avon Gorge, Leigh Woods and the Severn Estuary. It is the perfect place for family picnics, exercise, sports and hosts numerous exciting events throughout the year.

Not only is there free parking, a café retreat and a children’s play area, but its exposed position makes it an ideal place for a spot of kite flying on a gusty day.

Click here for a full list of Bristol's parks and gardens.

Enjoy a Bike Ride

Enjoy a Bike Ride

You certainly don't have to be Bradley Wiggins to enjoy Bristol's eclectic mix of cycle routes.

Whether you're planning on exploring the city by cycle or just fancy a family bike ride, Bristol really does have something for everyone to enjoy.

For those looking to go that extra mile, the famous Bristol and Bath Railway Path is a 13 mile off road route connecting the two iconic cities.

The cycle Path is also an important wildlife corridor and is full of fascinating local history. And to keep you cool on those extra hot days, you can refresh yourself at several points along the way.

Drive Tech
Bristol Stag & Hen
Bath Racecourse
Better Keynsham Leisure Centre
Future Food
DB Max: Race Timing & Multisport Events
Future Venue
Wiltshire School of Beauty & Holistic Therapy (WSBHT)

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