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Free things to do in Bristol on a stag do

10 Free (+ Decent) Things to Do in Bristol


Just because you’re heading to Bristol for the groom’s big ‘Goodbye to Bachelor Life,’ it doesn’t mean you need to totally total the bank balance.

There’s plenty to do and see in this fine city without haemorrhaging cash.

From big balloons to a big old bridge (both much cooler than they sound), there are a lot of free things to do in Bristol on a stag do – you just need to know what to bother with.

Why Listen to StagWeb?

StagWeb HQ is based just down the road from Bristol in the bouncing city of Bath, and we often head across to check out the latest and greatest goings on in this fine city.

We’ve been planning stag weekends since way back in 2002 and we know that, in between all those activities and big nights out, stags need to fill some time – that’s we’ve created this mighty fine hitlist.

Our expert Bristol stag do guide is packed with everything you need to know about planning a legendary weekend in the city, so head on over for the full lowdown of stuff to do and see in Brizzle.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

If you happen to be in Bristol for the International Balloon Fiesta (usually the first or second weekend of August), you need to check it out. Watch the sky come to life as you see hundreds of balloons taking flight over this four-day weekend. If your hangovers can handle it, getting up at the crack of dawn is a great time to see them dominate the skies.

Read more about the Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

Bristol Harbour Festival

Bristol Harbour Festival

Bristol’s Harbour Festival is completely free and the place to go to sample the best street food, live music and other awesome acts. Usually taking place around the second weekend in July, this is Bristol at its very best. A great way to keep the lads entertained between those high-octane Bristol stag activities you have lined up.

Read more about Bristol Harbour Festival!

St Nicholas Market

St Nicholas Market

A venue you can visit all year round, St Nicholas Market is the place for delicious street food, vintage clothes and everything in between. Explore the incredible range of stalls, take in the sights and soak up the atmosphere. The Street Food Market is open Tuesday to Friday: 11 am to 2:30 pm, so grab a bite to eat when you arrive for your weekend!

Read more about St Nicholas Market!

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

A trip to Bristol wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. It is Bristol. Head up there and have a stroll across or, for those stags afraid of heights, you can get a squad selfie from down by the harbour. Either way, it’s a must-see on the groom’s big Bristol celebration.

Read more about Clifton Suspension Bridge!


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Christmas Steps

Christmas Steps

These hidden steps in Bristol are home to some cracking pubs. It’s a quirky street and 100% worth a visit if you’re heading to Bristol. They’re pretty steep, so we wouldn’t advise walking up if you’re still suffering the after-effects of that big Bristol stag night.

Read more about the Christmas Steps!

The Downs

The Downs

This large green space is ideal for getting the boys together for a breather. Why not head over to Ashton Court Estate to see if you can catch a glimpse of some deer? It’s the ideal spot to relax and unwind before another evening of celebrations. Also, if the sun’s blazing, you could always grab a beer and some snacks and catch some rays.

Read more about The Downs.

Street Art

Street Art

Bristol is the home of Banksy. You’ll probably stumble across his work without even knowing it, but there’s plenty to see in the city (particularly the Stokes Croft area). If you’d like a more in-depth tour of his work, be sure to book one of our awesome Graffiti Tours in Bristol!

Bristol Harbourside

Bristol Harbourside

This buzzing area of the city is a brilliant place to sit and relax after a big day of stag carnage. It’s also the ideal place to get your group together to enjoy some drinks in a local bar or a meal in one of the many restaurants overlooking the harbourside.

Read more about Bristol’s Harbourside!

Brandon Hill Park

Brandon Hill Park

Brandon Hill Park is one of Bristol’s oldest parks based right in the heart of the city. Climb to the top of Cabot Tower for cracking panoramic views of Bristol’s skyline, or simply find a spot to kick back and relax. Another spot to get that selfie to prove you didn’t spend the whole weekend visiting Bristol’s incredible pubs.

Read more about Brandon Hill!

Play Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Ping! is an organisation on a mission to bring ping pong tables to unexpected places around cities all over England. To find the nearest table to you, simply head to Table Tennis England for more info. Crank up the competition!

Read more about Table Tennis in Bristol!

Need Help Planning the Stag Do?

Here at StagWeb, we’ve got you covered.

Simply head over to StagWeb.co.uk to check out the 1000s of activities, accommodation options and all the stag inspiration you’ll need for your trip.

Be sure to get your free, no-obligation quote from us to get a gauge on what’s good, where to go, price, etc.

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