What to do in Bristol this Easter 2023

What to do in Bristol this Easter 2023

With Easter approaching fast, you'll be looking for family fun to keep entertained during the holiday. It's the perfect opportunity to get out in the city and experience the best Bristol offers.

Things to do in Easter Holidays 2023

Easter weekend in Bristol is sure to be egg-citing! Whether you're coming together as a family or enjoying much-needed time with friends this Easter, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. And, lots to keep everyone entertained!

2023 Easter Sunday Lunch 

Easter starts with great food! 

Join the team in Chophouse Restaurant for an Easter dining experience. On Sunday 9 April 2023, enjoy a traditional homemade Sunday lunch between 12pm-5pm.

You can expect a choice of meats or a vegetarian and vegan option alongside golden crispy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, a giant homemade Yorkshire pudding and lashings of real gravy. 

Of course, there's a choice of starters, including spring minestrone soup (vg), wild mushroom bruschetta (v) and pork rillette with crusty bread. And desserts! Sticky toffee pudding and ice cream (v), chocolate and cherry Eton mess (v) or a cheese and biscuit selection (v).

£23 per person | £11.50 for under 12's | Under 5's complimentary

Pre-booking is highly recommended on 0117 304 1020 or by emailing chophouse@futureinns.co.uk

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Easter Events Bristol 2023

There's no shortage of fun-filled Easter events in Bristol this year. The best Easter days out this year range from Easter egg hunts to seeing exotic animals and discovering more of the city. 

Bristol Shopping Quarter

The Sensational Sheep Trail is free at Bristol Shopping Quarter. Follow the flock and find 31 fantastically decorated sheep hiding in Broadmead, Cabot Circus, The Arcade and The Galleries shops. Local schools and groups have decorated the sheep.


The mobile theme park, Funderworld, will again occur on The Downs. It is open daily over the school Easter holidays and May Day Bank Holiday weekend. There are white knuckle thrill rides, rollercoasters, and funfair favourites like the Waltzer, Dodgems and a Fun House.

Easter Egg Hunt at Penny Brohn Gardens

The Easter Bunny has lost the password to the rabbit hole where he keeps the Easter eggs to give to children. There are giant eggs around the Penny Brohn Gardens, which, when put together, reveal the password. Find them all, unscramble the password and unlock an Easter egg! Bring a picnic and make the most of the beautiful gardens.

Bristol Aquarium

This Easter half term, Bristol Aquarium is going back in time. It starts on 1 April until 16 April 2023. Learn about prehistoric creatures that ruled the sea, dig for fossils, take to the trail, and listen to the talks across all seven exhibits.

SS Great Britain 

On the SS Great Britain this Easter bank holiday, you can sample traditional Victorian puddings inspired by the menu from a voyage from Australia in 1861. There's plum pudding and fresh citrus jelly; all served in the First Class Dining Saloon. Whilst on board, children can complete the Easter Creatures Trail, with a chocolate reward at the end.

Discover Bristol's Street Art

Easter activities don't have to be costly. You do not have to walk far in Bristol to discover cutting-edge graffiti art decorating the walls. Download the free walking trail to your phone or tablet, featuring an interactive map guiding you to each piece.

Easter Duck Trail at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

This Easter, you can become Duck Detectives. Use your sleuthing skills to investigate the mystery of the missing duck. Follow the clues and complete the trail. With an astounding array of wildlife, from Water Voles to waders, hares to dragonflies, Slimbridge is home to the world's most extensive collection of swans, geese, and ducks. It is also the only place in the world where you can see all six species of Flamingo.

Family Theatre Shows at Bristol Hippodrome

There are some exciting family shows on at The Bristol Hippodrome this Easter. The Demon Dentist adapted from the David Walliams children's book, a sing-along showing of Encanto and Mother Goose with Sir Ian McKellen and John Bishop. The hilarious panto is full of fun, farce and surprises. 

Giant Easter Egg Hunts at Clifton Observatory

At Clifton Observatory, the Giants have lost their Easter eggs. They need help to find them all. Collect the worksheet from reception and join in the fun. There's a special prize at the end. Remember to pre-book your tickets, as they sell out every year.

Go Wild for While

Wild Place Project is a fun family attraction where you can meet amazing animals from around the world, including bears, giraffes, cheetahs, lemurs and more. There's also plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventures with 50 acres of woodland, gardens and meadows to explore. Become an Easter Eggsplorer between 1-16 April 2023; find eight giant eggs to reveal a secret world and win a chocolate prize. 

Easter Events with the National Trust

The National Trust properties throughout Bristol and the surrounding area have some of the country's most exciting Easter egg trails. The reward is a Rainforest Alliance or Free-From chocolate egg made from sustainably sourced cocoa. 

Bedrooms at Future Inn Bristol

Family Friendly Hotel in Bristol

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night. The hotel is in the heart of the Bristol city centre, offering various-sized bedrooms, including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family. Under 12's stay for free. The hotel is opposite Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, close to the famous and free tourist attractions. Alongside parking for £9 per stay and free WiFi throughout the hotel, there are many home comforts.

Make a Reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or email reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem in the bar every time you stay and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Chophouse Restaurant

Bristol Family Friendly Restaurant

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal for fuelling up for Easter fun. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. All produce is local, and the food is homemade on-site. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily from 5pm. Under 5's always eat for free.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our local selection includes Buttcombe, Bristol Harvey Cream and Bristol Rum. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for 1 cocktails are also available. 

Reservations can be made on 0117 304 1010 or by emailing chophouse@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online: 

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