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Things to do in Bristol this Autumn

The days are becoming fresher, the coats and jackets are being dragged out from the back of the wardrobe once again and summer feels like a lifetime ago. Autumn is here and we know keeping the kids entertained when it's a bit colder, wetter and drearier can be a challenge. Luckily for you, we have plenty of fantastic ideas for things you can be doing in Bristol!

From crisp morning walks through the crunchy leaves to Halloween fun, we'e got all the top picks for what you can be getting up to this Autumn.

Jump into Autumn at AirHop

Jump into Autumn at AirHop

Where: AirHop Trampoline Park

About: AirHop trampoline and adventure park is the ultimate autumn activity for all ages! Being inside you can enjoy the delights of over 140 interconnected trampolines that span right across the floor and up the walls as well as an Obstacle Course, AR Trampolines, Wipeout, Dodgeball, Foam Pit and Slam Dunk, even when the weather isn't at its best! They also offer facilities for Birthday Parties, Team Building Days, HIIT Classes and even MiniHoppers Toddler Sessions, so there really is something for everyone!

Find out more about what they offer here!

Find a cosy pub with a roaring fire to warm up in

Find a cosy pub with a roaring fire to warm up in

Where: Various Locations

About: Without a shadow of a doubt, everyone loves a cosy, old fashioned pub. There's nothing better than coming in from the cold outdoors and warming up in front of a log fire whilst enjoying a pint or hearty pub grub. There are plenty of cosy pubs in Bristol we can recommend - and we have a list of them here! We've even rated them on cosiness for you!

Go for an Autumnal Stroll

Go for an Autumnal Stroll

Where: Westonbirt Arboretum

About: If you've been to Westonbirt Arboretum before, we can almost guarentee that you chose to go in autumn. It's definitely at it's most impressive throughout October, with a fountain of deep reds, bright oranges and beautiful yellows. Take the whole family along and learn about the 2,500 different types of trees that live there and let the little ones explore the treehouse! Budding photographers will be in their element too! 

Find out here what other Autumn Walks you can do in Bristol!

Visit a Stunning National Trust property

Visit a Stunning National Trust property

Where: Tyntesfield, Leigh Woods, Blaise Hamlet, Clevedon Court

About: The National Trust have an array of properties in and around the Bristol area, all of which are perfect for visiting in Autumn. You can enjoy an autumnal walk around the estates, warm up with a coffee and cake in a nearby cafe and then explore the history behind each place until your heart's content! 

You can find out what National Trust Properties are nearest to Bristol here!

Go Pumpkin Picking

Go Pumpkin Picking

Where: Farringtons Farm, Avon Valley, Palette & Pasture

About: What is a better Autumnal activity than pumpkin picking? When you think of Autumn, this activity instantly comes to mind! Dressing up in cosy knitwear and coats, with a warm hot chocolate in hand, picking out your favourite pumpkin from the hundreds in the fields to carve for Halloween! There are many PYO locations in Bristol so you're sorted! 

Check out where you can go Pumpkin Picking here!

Enjoy spine-tingling Halloween events

Enjoy spine-tingling Halloween events

Where: In and around Bristol

About: Halloween has to be one of our favourite things about autumn, and luckily, Bristol goes mad about it too! Pumpkin Carving, Trick or Treating, what's not to like?! Whether it's taking the kids along to Halloween Spooktacular at Bristol Zoo Gardens or braving Fear Scream Park at Avon Valley, we can supply you with the spookiest and creepiest events around this Autumn! 

We can supply you with the spookiest and creepiest events around this Autumn here!

Go Conker Hunting

Go Conker Hunting

Where: Westonbirt, Durdham Downs, St George's Park, Queens Square

About: When it comes to Autumn, we love going out to the park in search of autumnal goodies like conkers! From September onwards the floors are flooded with conkers. This isn't just an autumn activity for the kids but for adults as well. Find out the best places in Bristol to go conker hunting!

Watch an Autumnal Sunset

Watch an Autumnal Sunset

Where: Brandon Hill, Troopers Hill, Harbourside

About: As the nights draw in and sunsets gets earlier during the countdown to the shortest day, this could be the perfect time of year for you to see a beautiful sunset without having to get to bed at 10pm. Luckily for you, Bristol is fantastically situated for watching a sunset. We have a reel of the best places for you to watch the sky turn pink and get the perfect sunset snaps with no obstructions here!

Make your Autumn go off with a bang at a firework display

Make your Autumn go off with a bang at a firework display

Where: In and around Bristol

About: As well as the excitement of Halloween, we have to remember that it's firework season with Bonfire Night on (remember, remember) the 5th of November! Fireworks at home are fantastic, but if you'd rather avoid the hassle and cost, then why not find yourself a good firework display in Bristol? This is a fantastic autumnal activity for all the family to enjoy, but perhaps not your little furry friends! 

Check out our Bonfire Night guide here!

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