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5 Noteworthy Sights at the 2018 Bristol Balloon Fiesta

5 Noteworthy Sights at the 2018 Bristol Balloon Fiesta

2018 celebrates 40 years of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. From Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2018, over 100 hot air balloons will take to the skies at dawn and dusk during this spectacular FREE event. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free with charges made for parking on the…

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A Day Out at the Confetti Flower Fields

A Day Out at the Confetti Flower Fields

Flowers are having a bit of a moment, with lavender fields fast becoming a popular attraction across the UK. But why limit yourself to just one flower? Here’s why Worcester’s Confetti Flower Fields should be high on your list of Summer activities. The Real  Flower Petal Confetti Company are the UK’s original wedding petal growers, hand picking natural, biodegradable confetti since 1997. And for ten days a year,  you can soak up the colours of acres of delphiniums and cornflowers blooming on the Wyke…

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How to Find the Gromit Unleashed Sculptures in Bristol

How to Find the Gromit Unleashed Sculptures in Bristol

Wallace and Gromit is a true childhood memory. They taught be the delightfulness of cheese and crackers (wensleydale!) and that the moon is made out of cheese! Wallace and Gromit is widely celebrated in its home town of Bristol, with its Grand Appeal  in support of Bristol’s Childen’s Hospital. In 2013, Gromit Unleashed began as a public arts trail as a collaboration between Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, and Aardman Animations, to raise funds to support sick…

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Four UK Summer Activities for 2018

Four UK Summer Activities for 2018

Just because you’re not  jetting off to an island full of palm trees or coconuts, doesn’t mean you can’t have an EPIC UK summer! There is so much going on that you’ll forget you’re even in the UK – here’s a few UK Summer activities to get you started. Climb the O2 Arena With fantastic links between the major UK cities by train and coach, London is always a fantastic city to visit whether it be for a day or…

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Weekday Dinner at The Bristol Harbour Hotel

Weekday Dinner at The Bristol Harbour Hotel

This article comes after an invitation from the Bristol Harbour Hotel to review the Jetty Restaurant’s new à la carte menu. While the meal was complimentary, the opinions expressed in this article reflect my true experience. Corn Street is many things to many people – a weekend market, a clubbing destination and a foodie’s dream. I revel in the diversity of restaurants and bars, but sitting at the top like a castle on the hill, is Corn Street’s crowning glory…

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How to Stargaze in Bristol without Going Outside – the UK’s Only Planetarium

How to Stargaze in Bristol without Going Outside – the UK’s Only Planetarium

While I can’t call myself an astronomer, and my imagination doesn’t stretch far enough to work out the constellations, I have New York’s Natural History Museum – more specifically their Planetarium – for my obsession with the night sky. So when I learned that not only did the UK have its own planetarium, but that it was located in Bristol’s Millennium Square, I knew I had to visit. Chances are, you’ve walked past the huge silver ball a few times,…

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How to Enjoy Flower Power in Bristol Without Piriteze

How to Enjoy Flower Power in Bristol Without Piriteze

I may not suffer with Hayfever myself, but I’ve seen plenty of people that do who take Skepta’s ‘Sunglasses at Night’ a little to literally – and yes I digress, because I really just wanted to talk about Bristol’s new bar – The Florist UK. See there was a point to that opening paragraph – I’ll admit it was a little shitty – but hey! It IS somewhere you can hang out in Summer among the flowers without the Hayfever…

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Liberating Stories Hidden Beneath The Waves

Liberating Stories Hidden Beneath The Waves

“It utterly changed the way I look at our planet.” The words of Orla Doherty, Producer of Blue Planet II and a witness of a never-seen-before and will-never-see-again underwater methane volcano (episode two).  No truer words have been spoken for the result this ground breaking production will have on the nation. A warming cup of tea in hand, whilst aimlessly scrolling through the sometimes monotonous Twitter feed, I stumbled upon what is set to be the biggest opportunity the city of…

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Five Reasons to Visit Wapping Wharf This Weekend

Five Reasons to Visit Wapping Wharf This Weekend

What was once a bleek empty space beside the M-Shed, is now a bustling Millennial Village. With its quirky menus and uber cool restaurants housed in cargo containers, here’s five reasons to visit Bristol’s newest harbourside development – wapping wharf. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. Battered Halloumi at Salt & Malt With almost everything being slathered in batter and deep fried these days, battered halloumi is on the better end of these battered experiments. It…

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Top Tips for Visiting Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta

Top Tips for Visiting Bristol’s International Balloon Fiesta

Ok so I write this with disappointment hanging over me since well, I actually didn’t get to see any balloons this year and I’m pretty annoyed about it. I was totally unprepared for this year’s Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, despite knowing that I would be going. So here’s the tips I’ll be giving myself for next year. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. Attempt to Watch Thursday’s Night Glow There were already people in the…

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