Things to do in Bristol August bank holiday weekend: Naked dining, rock and roll history and brewery trails

With so much planned for the long bank holiday weekend, we thought we’d line everything up for you to give you a helping hand in choosing what you fancy

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Bristol Museum

It’s the August bank holiday weekend and, as ever, Bristol is really pulling it out of the bag when it comes to things to do and entertain the whole family with this long weekend.

So, whether it’s a more casual and relaxed weekend that you fancy, or you’re keen to get some drinks in and celebrate, there’s something out there for you all. From stand-up comedy to rock and roll walking tours, and even a cheeky naked dining event, let’s see what Bristol’s got in store for us…

This fun and nostalgic walk takes you on a tour around some of Bristol’s iconic music venues, both past and present and tells you the tales of the acts that played them, as well.

Taking place Thursday 25 August at 7:30 pm, it’s a great way to kickstart the long weekend and get in the mood for some weekend grooves.

The Bristol Rock and Roll Walking Tour is both nostalgic and knowledgable, and a great way to get the weekend started

From 7-10:30 pm on 25 August, watch a group of eight stand-up comedians take to the stage at Southville’s Southbank Club.

For just £4 a ticket, you can vote for your favourite comedian of the night to be invited back again in the future. This month’s headliner is Sally-Anne Hayward. Get laughing your way into the bank holiday weekend.

Taking place in Failand Village Hall from 26-28 August, the North Somerset Art Members’ Exhibition is a biennial celebration of art, colour and creativity.

Join the event to meet some of the artists and see some wonderful arts and crafts that will be for sale. It’s a brilliant way to support your local arts scene.

North Somerset Arts represents over eighty artists and creatives throughout the county who work with a wide variety of media from painting and sculpture to woodwork and fused glass, and more.

You get to try loads of exciting breweries and meet the makers with the East Bristol Brewery Trail

Eight breweries open up their doors to form the East Bristol Brewery Trail this bank holiday weekend from 27-28 August.

You can expect some of the city’s best breweries to be involved, such as Arbor Ales, Dawkins Ales, Good Chemistry Brewing, Left Handed Giant, Moor Beer, Little Martha Brewing, Newtown Park Brewing Co. and Wiper & True.

It’s the tenth installment of the popular event and it’s a great opportunity to meet the brewers themselves and enjoy lots of new and exciting beers across the small area of the city. Each brewery will serve a range of their own beers from keg, cask, can and bottle, with brewery tours, DJs and live music across the weekends.

Located just a little outside of Bristol, Westonbirt Arboretum is a great place for a family day out, especially this weekend while they are running their Wild Wonder Festival from 27-29 August.

A brand new children’s book festival, dedicated to nature, animals, and the outdoors, the three-day event for families features some of the UK’s most famous children’s book authors, illustrators, wildlife presenters and storytellers.

Young bookworms can come and meet their favourite authors and illustrators and take part in a whole host of exciting activities, all surrounding stories set in and around nature.

There are some incredible names taking part, including authors Michael Morpurgo and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell. Not to mention TV presenter Jess French, Emma Carroll and Michelle Paver who will also be joining for masterclasses, workshops and talks.

Wild Wonder is a brand new event and is sure to get all the children smiling

Naked Dining is coming back to Bristol this weekend with an evening of great food, great drinks, and great games - all naked on 28 August.

The naked event will be taking place in Replay, a fun and friendly board game cafe/bar in the heart of Bristol, with a huge collection of games, and even table tennis and table football in the basement!

You’ll also be able to eat vegetarian, vegan and gluten free street food made with passion and love by Hungry Meeples.