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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.