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Celebrate your special day in style in Bristol, where a vibrant and lively atmosphere awaits you. With its eclectic mix of culture, history and exciting activities, this southwest English city offers an unforgettable birthday experience. Whether you're a fan of arts and music, a foodie seeking culinary delights or an adventure enthusiast looking for thrilling outdoor pursuits, Bristol has something for everyone. So, gather your friends and family and immerse yourself in the energetic spirit of this city to create lasting memories on your birthday.
Bristol is brimming with exciting options to make your adult birthday celebration amazing, whatever your age. You can embark on a fun-filled pub crawl along the city's famous Harbourside, exploring the vibrant bars and enjoying delicious local brews. For those seeking a more sophisticated affair, consider hosting a private wine tasting event in one of Bristol's renowned wine bars. If you're up for an adrenaline rush, try go karting or paintballing at one of the city's thrilling activity centres. Whatever your preferences, there’s something here you’ll love.
Absolutely! Bristol is a fantastic city for kids' birthdays with numerous activities and attractions tailored to their interests from laser tag to escape rooms, paintballing to arts and crafts. Consider hosting your child's party at one of the city's interactive museums where they can engage in hands-on science experiments and explore fascinating exhibits. Another popular choice is Ashton Court Estate which offers outdoor adventures like treasure hunts, nature trails, and even the opportunity to meet friendly farm animals. From trampoline parks to indoor climbing centres, childrens’ birthday activities in Bristol will keep the little ones entertained on their special day.
Yes, we understand that budget is an important factor when planning a birthday celebration. Bristol offers a range of affordable activities that can be enjoyed without breaking the bank. Our activities for birthdays in Bristol start at just £8 per person. Don’t forget to order our page in terms of price so you can see the cheapest activities first. To save more money, you could organise a picnic at one of the city's picturesque parks, such as Brandon Hill or Castle Park where you can enjoy delicious homemade treats while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Additionally, many of Bristol's museums and galleries offer free or discounted entry, allowing you to explore art, history and culture at a wallet-friendly price.
There’s so much to do here. Marvel at the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and enjoy panoramic views of the Avon Gorge. Take a leisurely stroll along the historic Harbourside, where you can visit the award-winning SS Great Britain or hop on a boat tour to explore the waterways. Art enthusiasts will love exploring the vibrant street art scene with famous works by renowned artist Banksy scattered throughout the city. Don't forget to visit the impressive Bristol Cathedral and explore the charming neighbourhood of Clifton, with its elegant Georgian architecture and boutique shops.
Bristol Birthday Ideas
This Southwest English city is home to a huge array of shops, whether you’re after the independents or the chains, along with award-winning cider taps, a vibrant city centre and beautiful countryside surrounding the city on all sides. Did we mention that Banksy first made his mark in Bristol? Keep an eye out for some original pieces as you explore the city.
The River Avon runs right through the city, home to the impressive Clifton Suspension Bridge that connects Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, so there’s lots of natural sights to see. Pubs and bars litter the riverside with some venues even on boats on the river itself! Where better to toast getting another year older? Fizzbox is jam-packed with Bristol birthday ideas so take a look at what tickles your fancy now!
Why Celebrate a Birthday Party in Bristol?
This is a great place to come to party and celebrate your birthday in style as there are endless cafes and restaurants for good grub, bars and clubs for great dancing and a whole host of different day-time activities for you to get stuck into and mark the occasion with something special. From cocktail making to quad biking, nude life drawing to paintballing, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy and get stuck into for a birthday party in Bristol, no matter what your age, group size or budget.
Action-Packed Birthday Ideas in Bristol
If you’re a thrill seeker and want to satisfy your need for speed, you’ve got to try out quad biking. You’ll receive a safety briefing before hopping on your beasty quad bike and heading for a practice lap before taking it for a real spin. There’s a purpose-built track, complete with various hills, mounds, twists and turns so you can really get to grips with your bike and show off your skills.
Another action-packed birthday activity in Bristol is battlezone archery. You’ll be playing a game with similar rules to dodgeball but instead of a ball, you’ll be using bows and arrows! But don’t worry, these are special arrows with round rubber tips! You’ll compete in teams, gaining points and eliminating every player you hit. Catch an incoming arrow and you’ll win a player back.
If you’re into your football, we’ve got some brilliant games lined up for you. Why not try out footgolf or footdarts? Unsure of what these activities are? Let us help you. Footgolf is an activity that combines both football and golf, so you’ll be kicking a football into bigger holes on a golf course as well as completing challenges. Footdarts sees you kick a football at a giant Velcro dart board. Are you ready to seriously show off your aim and accuracy?
Chilled-Out Birthday Ideas in Bristol
If you enjoy a slower pace of life, these laid-back activities will be right up your street. Why not sit down, relax and tuck into a sumptuous afternoon tea in Bristol? You’ll be treated to finger sandwiches, an assortment of cakes, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam and, of course, the pièce de résistance, tea, coffee or even a glass of fizz.
For a more active but still chilled-out activity, you’ve got to try a cooking class. Pizza Making at Bella Italia in Bristol. You’ll get to prepare and cook your ingredients, making a delicious sweet or savoury treat from cakes to chocolate, pizza to pizza. If you fancy something boozier, try your hands at beer tasting where you’ll get your hands on plenty of samples.
Unusual Birthday Ideas in Bristol
After the quirky birthday party activities? We’ve got you! An escape room might not sound like a particularly quirky activity…until you check out the horror escape room that’s set inside Bristol’s old prison cells. This activity is a great for a birthday bash as you work together to escape the room and get away from the serial killer who trapped you in there! Expect more than a few jump scares!
If horror isn’t quite your cup of tea, why not try out one of our inflatable knockout games? This day-time activity is perfect for large groups and gets everyone laughing as they scramble, jump, slip and slide through inflatable obstacles. You’ll play a range of games on a giant inflatable obstacle course. Be prepared to get wet!
18th Birthday Party Activities in Bristol
Welcome to adulthood! It’s time for a celebration you’ll never forget. To start, check out paintballing where you’ll be split into teams to compete against each other. Choose from a range of different arenas as you pick up your paintball gun, don your war paint and prepare for battle, pelting each other with paint. Do you have what it takes to lead your team to victory?
Another great 18th birthday party idea is a lively game of bubble football. You’ll climb into giant, inflatable, one-person zorb balls to play a range of hilarious games such as football, dizzy penalties, crossbar challenge and more. The zorbs cover your torso, leaving just your legs to jump and run around after the ball. Expect non-stop laughter from start to finish!
21st Birthday Party Activities in Bristol
As the big 2-1 approaches, you’ll need to start thinking about some great birthday party ideas to celebrate it. Why not try a gin tasting? A number of different venues in the city centre host this sophisticated soiree that sees you taste a range of different but equally delicious gins. You’ll learn fun facts about the origin of this popular spirit along the way and will even get your hands on a freshly made gin cocktail. Yum!
If you fancy doing something more active, visit Go Ape and take on the Treetop Challenge. Make your way across this high ropes course, way up in the treetops. See if your legs turn to jelly or if you make it across the suspension bridges, platforms and zipwires with no problem. Have we mentioned that you’ll be suspended 30m above ground?
30th Birthday Party Activities in Bristol
Looking for an alternative to just going down your local pub? Cocktail making is a great way to get everyone together, enjoying a few drinks and learning something new along the way. A professional mixologist will show you how it’s done with demonstrations before you get hands on to make your own drinks. They’ll even organise games for you throughout such as who can make the cocktail in the quickest time!
If you’re looking for fun daytime ideas for a birthday in Bristol, head to the go kart track. Jump in one of these speedy go karts and rush off around the track. Whether you’re in it to win it or just want to come along for the ride, this fun and fast paced activity is a real group pleaser as everyone burns rubber, going head to head on the track.
40th Birthday Party Activities in Bristol
We all know that 40 is the new 30. Celebrate turning the big 4-0 with a fun activity that unleashes the big kid within. Go back in time to your school days on the field with a school sports day. Race against each other during the egg and spoon, space hopper, three-legged and sack races. Whatever the age of your party guests, this is something your whole group will love, from the birthday person to their kids.
If you fancy doing something a bit different from the norm, try your hand at nude life drawing! You can pick either a male or female model who’ll de-rob and pose for you while you put pencil to paper and draw everything you see in front of you. A professional art tutor will lead your session and share their expert tips and tricks. Compare your drawings afterwards for some laughs and ask the model who’s captured their likeness best.
Bristol Nightlife for Birthdays
Bristol has a buzzing atmosphere, noticeable right from the get-go with the hustle and bustle of the city centre and more activities than you can shake a stick at before the night falls and leads to an unforgettable night out. Whether you’re after super clubs, chilled out pubs or something in between, there’s the right spot for everyone in this city.
The Best Bars and Pubs in Bristol for a Birthday
BrewDog Bristol, 58 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1QW – Situated a few moments from the river, BrewDog is the perfect spot to sit for some specialist beers. From their very own brewery, BrewDog make a huge range of lagers and ales. They also offer some pretty good pizzas as a snack to go along with that pint.
The Apple Cider Boat, Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB – This is the locals favourite spot to bring newbies to the city so it’s the perfect place for you to come and try out a range of ciders. In fact, The Apple has over 40 different ciders for you to taste! So, if you’re dubious about cider, let this fantastic venue change your mind.
Hyde & Co, 2 The Basement, Upper Byron Place, Bristol, BS8 1JY – Enter into this venue and you’ll find a speakeasy-style paradise. If you didn’t know about this place, chances are you’d walk right past it! This secret bar is the perfect to celebrate a special birthday in Bristol. See if you can go on an evening where there’s live piano music to really get the full feel for the venue.
Small Bar, 31 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4DZ – You won’t find anything less than 100% beer and ale here. So, if you’d like to discover some new and interesting drinks and think you can handle it, this bar is the one for you. You know when the locals flock to this, it’s got to be a great bar!
Fancy a Birthday Party Bristol?
If you’re looking for more information on some seriously fun birthday party ideas in Bristol then browse our activity listings now. Whether you want to do something adrenaline pumping or relaxing, boozy or healthy, wild or sophisticated, you’ll find it on our website.