Bristol things to do this weekend July 29-31: New music festivals, gorgeous goats and garden grooves

With the summer holidays now well underway, there are plenty of activities and events planned across Bristol aimed at entertaining the whole family

It’s often all a-go once the summer holidays hit the city and this year is no different, with hundreds of events planned for over the sunny break from school. You’ll be pleased to hear that there is a diverse set of activities planned though, and it doesn’t all simply cater to children and families (though there is plenty of that, too!).

From groove events in the gardens to drum and bass festivals on the harbourside, as well as planned family walks and charity events with the chance to meet and greet with some local firefighters, there is all sorts happening this weekend. So, what’s not to miss…

Fancy something this weekend that gets the whole family involved and smiling? Well, what could be more wholesome than a family walk combined with some gorgeous goats?!

Organised by Bristol Zoo, you can have lots of fun finding out about the Avon Gorge’s hairiest residents with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project. On 28 July from 10:30 am, explore Goat Gully and visit the Avon Gorge’s cutest and hairiest residents.

Find out how these conservation heroes are helping to save rare plants through the interactive story and playing of the gobbling goats game.

Gorgeous Goats gives you a chance to learn all about the role the animals play in conservation in Bristol

Just because it’s the summer holidays, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything exciting for the adults to get stuck into across Bristol.

On 28 July, creativeShiftcic will be bringing their creative wellbeing practices to Arnolfini and inviting anyone to take some time out for themselves to be creative in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Get your groove on at the American Museum just outside of Bristol toward Bath. On 29 July, from 7-9:30 pm, you’ll find a summer’s evening of mellow music accompanied with American-inspired drinks in the spectacularly beautiful gardens.

Top local artists will entertain while you enjoy the stunning views across the Limpley Stoke valley, featuring a blend of jazz, folk and bluegrass music.

Garden Grooves will make for a perfect summer evening event

The Vegan Eco Fair at The Tropicana in Weston Super Mare will be showcasing exceptional plant-based food and beverages, sustainable and cruelty free products and services, as well as ethical clothing brands this weekend.

Taking place from 10-4 pm on 31 July at the iconic seafront venue, the Fair will raise awareness of eating and consuming in a cruelty-free and sustainable fashion.

Taking place 29-30 July for the first time ever, Siren Festival will boast an impressive electronic DJ lineup and bring exciting music to the waterside.

Over the weekend, visitors can expect the full musical experience, ranging from club classics bound to get your body moving, including Groove Armada’s ‘Superstylin’’, to the electronic-dance smash hit ‘Touch’ from Hybrid Minds.

Hybrid Minds will be at Siren Festival in Bristol at the weekend

A charity car wash is taking place at Kingswood Fire Station from 11-4 pm on 30 July, all in the name of raising money for a good cause and coming together with lots of smiles.

Join your local firefighting team for a car wash as they raise money in support of both The Fire Fighters Charity and the Scouts Association. This event will be helping to raise funds for a local Scout group to attend the World Scout Jamboree in South!

In a secret location near Bristol, Fields of Fantasy Festival will be taking place over the weekend for the first time ever. There’ll be over 100 artists performing at the camping festival, attended by up to 10,000 people.

Running from 29-31 July, Fields Of Fantasy promises escapism, incredible music, and unique experiences only to be found within the secret fields. Tickets start as little as £110 for a full weekend and can be secured with a £20.00 deposit.