rainy day in bristol

There’s still a lot to do in Bristol when it’s raining…

Tired of sitting at home staring through the raining, exclaiming ‘why oh why is it raining!’

Well have no fear, there’s lots of things to do in Bristol when it rains, 23 things to be exact.

1. Go surfing at Bristol’s world class surfing lake, The Wave

the wave

2. Go rock climbing at Undercover Rock

rock climbing

2. Play table tennis across Bristol – There’s over 18 locations to play (a lot of them inside)!

places to play table tennis

3. Eat, drink and bowl at The Lanes

4. Visit the S.S Great Britain

5. Check out some awesome art at the arnolfini


6. Escape from a locked room – At Puzzlair 
escape game bristol

7. Ride around a track doing some Go Karting

8. Spend the day doing  science stuff at we the curious

9. Watch all of the fish swim around at the Bristol Aquarium

10. Find out about some cool Bristol history at the M Shed

M Shed

11. Get your putter out and play some mini golf at Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf.

12. Watch a film at the Watershed

13. Hang out in Spike Island and see an exhibition

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Pacita Abad's pluralist approach to image-making across cultures, histories and styles underpins her work throughout the decades. Focusing on her depictions of the experiences of immigrants and her engagement with diverse cultural traditions, the exhibition 'Life in the Margins' at Spike Island offers an idiosyncratic perspective on transnational art and culture.⠀ ⠀ The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12–5pm (free entry) and our new café @emmeline_bristol is now open, 10am–5pm and serving coffee, salads, toasties, juices, smoothies and more. Photograph by @lisawhitingphotography.⠀ ⠀ #pacitaabad #lifeinthemargins #spikeisland #bristolexhibitions #trapuntopaintings #trapunto #textiles #filipinoartist #pioabad #whatson #thingstodobristol #indigenoustextiles #koreaninkbrush #Indonesianbatik #macramé #vibrantcolour #installation

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14. Go to Bristol’s cat cafe and drink a coffee with a cat

15. Go to Bristol’s cat pub, Bag of Nails and have a pint with a cat

16. Go Indoor paintballing

17. Watch one of the many shows at the Bristol Old Vic

old vic theartre

18. Zap your mates at Laser Quest

19. Roll around in a soft play area

20. See the art at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

21. Have a look inside St Mary’s Redcliffe Cathedral

inside st mary redcliffe church

22. Spend the day at the Aerospace Musuem and see the concorde

bristol film festival

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Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, guides & videos. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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