City Life

Wapping Wharf

Precious Cargo: Wapping Wharf

The Bristol Magazine takes a stroll over to the trendy new development at Wapping Wharf to visit a few of the businesses already settled in, and discover some...
Jo Platt

My Bristol: Author Jo Platt

So, what are you up to at the moment? Desperately trying to complete my third novel, but making a huge meal of the final four chapters. The truth is I...
Espensen Spirit

Bristol At Work: Espensen Spirit

We find out more about Sam of Espensen Spirit, the newly launched local producer, based in St George Sam Espensen has been making boozy beverages for friends...
Victoria Fox

My Bristol: Author Victoria Fox

So, tell us a bit about your background I was born in Northamptonshire but came to Bristol when I was 13 to study at Badminton School. My boarding school...
Nicholas Veitch

Bristol At Work: Grant Harrold

We shine a spotlight on the folk that help make up city life... According to Grant Harrold’s parents, he resolved from a young age to, one day, either work...
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City Walks: East Side Story

Andrew Swift heads to the outskirts of Bristol for the next of his city walks, visiting Hanham and Keynsham Despite being surrounded by built-up areas, the...

Climb Along the Treetops at Stourhead

Every Friday in August get outdoors and closer to nature with wild family fun at Forest Fridays (11am - 3pm) at Stourhead. Bring the family, a picnic, and...
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Hit the Half-Pipes at Campus Skateparks

If your kids like to skate, or are interested in learning, take them along to one of the two Campus Skateparks situated in Bristol. Campus has grown from...
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Reach for the Skies at Freedog

A new addition to Bristol, Freedog is far more than your standard trampoline park. Providing exhilarating fun for all ages, you can also choose from a range of...
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Bristol at Work: Greg Marston

Greg Marston is pretty much unknown in the UK and throughout the world in general, yet millions of people across the globe hear his voice every day – online,...
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Innovate and Create with At-Bristol

At-Bristol remains a hugely popular choice for family fun over the holidays. With a brand new exhibition for 2016, The Tinkering Space, opening in At-Bristol...
teamsport karting

Take the Wheel at Teamsport Karting

If you fancy a day of exhilarating fun then a visit to Teamsport Karting is a must. With state of the art karts and an exciting multi-level circuit, this is...
Morph at M Shed

Relive Retro TV at M Shed

Take a trip down memory lane this summer with M Shed’s new exhibition The Story of Children’s Television from 1946 to Today, opening on 2 July. From the...

Step To It

Andrew Swift picks out his highlghts from this month’s Bristol Walking Festival and encourages us all to get involved. Now in its fourth year, the city’s...

Bristol – Alive with Bluebells

So it's that time of year again. Bristol is alive with a blanket of bluebells, and what better opportunity to take than this bank holiday weekend, to get out...

6 of the Best: Tapas

Sunshine brings us all out of the woodwork, and with Bristol's vast choice of restaurants, al fresco diners and food trucks, there's bound to be something to...

Bristol Walk Fest

Bristol will be alive with the pitter-patter of tiny (and not so tiny) feet this May, as the annual Bristol Walk Fest returns to the city. Featuring a varied...

Peace in the Valley

Andrew Swift takes us on an invigorating hike across the tranquil Cotswold plateau. Tormarton lies less than a quarter of a mile north of the M4, yet is the...

Bristol At Work: Minirigs

Our series of portraits by Charlotte Stone shines a spotlight on the folk that help make up the fabric of city life... Words by Jenny Hayes. Favourite tunes...

6 of the Best: Child-Friendly Restaurants

Bristol offers a whole host of restaurants and cafés that your children will love – from soft-play areas to piles of board games; salted caramel brownies to...

After Work Drinks

It's the end of a busy week and you're searching for that perfect pub tucked away on one of Bristol's side streets, to sink into a comfy sofa, and relax into...

A Spring in Your Step

Andrew Swift takes us on a gentle stroll through the beautiful town of Marshfield. This month we head east of Bristol, to where the breezy Cotswold plateau...
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My Bristol: Graduate Actor Joel Macey

We ask Joel Macey, a graduate actor performing Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, what he’s doing this month... What brought you to Bristol? I trained at...

Best Pubs: 6 Nations Rugby

So it's that time of year again where you have to sharpen your elbows, and steady your pint as you make your way through a mass of exuberant sports fans in...

We’re going on a Welly Walk

Here are our fave places to take the kids for a walk, where they can have fun splashing in puddles, getting stuck in the mud – and most importantly – burn...

Bristol at Work: Anna Cake Couture

Our series of photographic portraits by Charlotte Stone shows Bristol people at work.  This month we experience the beautiful confections, hand-crafted by...

Industrial Dereliction

Andrew Swift guides us on a riverside walk in Somerset, taking in former iron works sites along the way. As a sequel to last month’s ramble through the...

A Glimpse of History

Andrew Swift discovers the forgotten ruins of our industrial past in the Forest of Dean. As you’ll know if you’ve followed my walks in The Bristol...

Walking in Circles

This month, Andrew Swift takes us on a walk through the mystical area of Avebury... This month’s walk explores the area around Avebury, which for many is...

TREASURE ISLAND TRAIL

Andrew Swift takes us on a swashbuckling walk around the harbourside On 19 September, the Long John Silver Trust will unveil a Treasure Island Trail around...

Walking Through Gloucester

Andrew Swift takes us on a leisurely stroll through our neighbouring city of Gloucester Gloucester not only has two world-class heritage sites – its docks...

Bristol at Work: Grillstock

Our series of photographic portraits by Charlotte Stone shows Bristol people at work Charlotte Stone Meat, music, mayhem. That’s the Grillstock...

Walking on the Cider Trail

Andrew Swift takes us on a walk through the charming village of Slad, and into the heart of one of the nation’s favourite novels This month (July) we...

Bristol at Work: Bristol City Yoga

Our series of photographic portraits by Charlotte Stone shows Bristol people at work. Bristol City Yoga bringing harmony to mind and body. As you walk...

Bristol At Work: Molly Mishi May

Our series of photographic portraits by Charlotte Stone shows Bristol people at work. Molly Mishi May, designer and maker of divine couture...

Bristol At Work: Emma Cains

Our series of photographic portraits by Charlotte Stone shows Bristol people at work Emma Cains freelance theatre and costume designer I regularly...

Zara’s Chocolate: Bristol At Work

Our series of photographic portraits by Charlotte Stone shows Bristol people at work This Christmas, we re-visit Zara's Chocolates in Bedminster. This...

A Cotswold Ramble

Andrew Swift guides us on a picturesque country walk, taking us through the village of Birdlip and along the celebrated Cotswold Way. This walk takes...

Wander On The Wye

Andrew Swift guides us on a winding walk through a woodland wilderness that offers beautiful views of the Wye Valley Although only four miles long, this...

Walk On The Wild Side

If you’ve a taste for adventure, follow Andrew Swift on this rewarding walk through Draycott Sleights Nature Reserve   Although short, this walk...