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It's not all doom and gloom many of Bristol's wonderful restaurants can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, we have put together a list of those who offer home delivery and takeawy so you can continue enjoying the wonderful food our city has to offer. This is also a great way to support our local eateries who are struggling at the moment.
Many of you have been asking whether we’ll be running our Santa Steam Specials this year. You’ll be pleased to know that, despite us needing to do a few things differently, we very much want to welcome you and your family for some festive cheer. Christmas comes just once a year after all! We’ll do our absolute best to provide all of the usual elements of our Santa experience; the train ride, the chance to meet Santa and a present for all children. Avon Valley Steam Railway Bitton Railway Station Bath Road Bitton BS30 6HD
Vintage Winter Wonderland in the heart of Bristol, attractions & games for all the family! Delicious festive food & drinks served fresh everyday from 14th November until 3rd Janurary in Millennium Square, Bristol. Offering a bundle of fun for all the family, take to skies on SkyView Observation Wheel & see the city from the air! Dodge & bump your way around the Dodgem track, enjoy & slide or two on the Helter Skelter, then cosy up with a warming drink and an array of savoury & sweet festive food, such as German bratwurst sausages, yorkshire pudding wraps, waffles, crepes & more.
Providing the music on the night will be Soulside. Together for over 12 years they love to get people up on the dance floor having a good time and a great night out. Soulside deliver an amazing show that will give everyone a night to remember when these nine extremely talented musicians perform the biggest Soul, Motown, Funk & Disco hits. Plus BAWA Disco with our DJ playing the best party classics. 31 December 7.00pm - 1.00am BAWA Healthcare & Leisure, 589 Southmead Rd, Bristol BS34 7RG
Santas on the Run is back and registration is free! We are delighted to announce that Santas on the Run is back for 2020 but not as you know it… it's going freestyle! After a challenging year, we want to spread festive cheer in our Christmas gear and bring smiles to children and families across the South West. Whether you twinkle in tinsel, ‘sleigh it’ as Santa or rock it like Rudolph, get creative with your costume spreading festive cheer in your Christmas gear! With many of our events being cancelled this year, we really hope you join us virtually, helping to raise funds to ensure local children and families can continue to receive the vital care they need now and into the future. 11 - 13 December.
Welcome to Puxton's Magical Christmas Experience- An immersive and magical experience for the whole family. Start your Christmas adventure by visiting The Elves Workshop and make some beautiful Christmas ornaments while you wait to see Father Christmas. Each family will be called in for a one-on-one story and meet & greet session with Santa, himself, socially distanced, of course! Christmas Experience Dates: 5th & 6th December 10am-4pm, 12th & 13th December 10am-4pm, 19th-24th December 10am-4pm. Tickets for the Christmas Experience must be pre booked. Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane Hewish, BS24 6AH
Have you ever wondered which of our animals are fantastic swimmers or who is endangered? Follow the clues on our family friendly quiz and find out more about our amazing animals! Try to choose a different animal at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm for each clue! Extra challenge - read the pen signs around the zoo and learn an interesting fact about your chosen animal. Jot the fact down on the back of your sheet so you don't forget them! 1 November - 31 December Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PG
Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom Stade is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era! Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone! This show has been rescheduled again to Sunday 24 January. 8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) The Hen and Chicken 210 North Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 1JF
Escape to the arctic and dive beneath the ice with our resident explorers. Together we’ll discover this fascinating underwater world – without getting cold or wet! Following government guidance, we have meticulously reviewed every part of the visitor journey and have undertaken new measures to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience with us. 19 December - 3 January. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5TT
An outdoor festive market. With an array of festive foods and gifts from locally sourced businesses. Traditional rides for all the family. Enjoy a ferris wheel. Santa's grotto. Check Facebook for dates. The Italian Gardens, Weston-super-Mare.
Every year Katey does two Christmas shows, one in London where she lives, and one in Bristol where she was born and brought up. This year at St George’s Bristol things will have to be a bit different because of social distancing but a good time will be had! Katey’s devastating songwriting defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and country. 18 December 7.00pm St Georges Bristol, Great George Street, (off Park Street), BS1 5RR
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Westerleigh Crematorium, near Bristol, is making sure local people can still enjoy some traditional seasonal activities – even if they are in lockdown – by webcasting a Christmas service next month. Meanwhile, the crematorium’s parent company, Westerleigh Group, is helping to support local people who are struggling by donating £2,000 to a foodbank close to […]
Please note this restaurant was actually reviewed just before the November lockdown started. Bathwick’s newest restaurant opened to great acclaim at the end of October and unfortunately due to the further lockdown was required to close again shortly afterwards. Such a shame but luckily we were able to find a table on their last night […]
Please note this restaurant was actually reviewed just before the November lockdown. Always a pleasure and a treat, Sunday lunch at The Jetty is a special occasion all of its own; the chance to relax in their commodious blue velvet armchairs with an aperitif of you choice before you begin, or take a seat at […]
The annual Santas on the Run in Bristol is back but not as you know it! Taking place over the weekend of the 11-13 December, supporters will be able to choose their distance, route and their festive dress. Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) who host the annual event, has taken the decision hold it virtually […]
The Old Thatched Cottage is a most charming building dating from 1774 and Grade II Listed; once upon a time it stood directly on the beach serving as a holiday home but has been run as a restaurant by the Michael family since 1959. With a history like that who could resist a visit and […]
Colston Hall has changed its name to Bristol Beacon. Bristol Beacon states on their new website… We know that our former name, that of the slave trader Edward Colston, meant that not everyone has felt welcome or that they belong in their city’s concert hall. And if we can’t share the joy of live music […]
During the lockdown period of closure the tireless owners of the Ashville Steakhouse have been busy giving the restaurant’s interior a superb makeover; quirky visible filament lighting adds to the ambience of warmth and cosiness and the bar has been faced with vintage wine cases which in our case led to a spirited guessing game […]
The Urban Tandoor on Small Street much to the delight of its regular customers has re-opened showcasing “The New Normal Menu” and fully equipped with tasteful glass partitioning between tables to take account of social distancing requirements. They have done everything to make sure that their customers can enjoy terrific Indian food served with panache […]