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Metro Mayor Dan Norris is encouraging local residents to rediscover our region – connect with nature, explore our history or soak up some art.

He says, "You can have a brilliant day out in the West of England - home to world-famous historical attractions, beautiful countryside, fun family activities and much, much more. Over the last few years, we have all spent a lot of time at home, so what better time than now to get out and rediscover our amazing region."

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Enjoy the West of England

Enjoy this short video and see a glimpse of all the fantastic attractions, green spaces and museums our region has to offer. From family favourites to hidden gems, it's time to rediscover this great region.

Half term activities

Make this half term a family affair! Dive into the wonders of Bristol Aquarium, get creative at Wake The Tiger, or take a Bristol Ferry Boat tour towards Beese's!

Family Friendly

In the West of England, there are plenty of attractions and activities perfect for the whole family. From the engineering wonders of Aerospace Bristol to the oceanic spectacle of Bristol Aquarium, we're sure you can find something right for you.

Image credit: Aerospace Bristol Aerospace Bristol
Image credit: Roman Baths Roman Baths
Image credit: Brunel's SS Great Britain SS Great Britain
Image credit: House of Frankenstein House of Frankenstein
Image credit: Visit England We The Curious

Dog Friendly

We're fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful, green spaces in the West of England. Discover the spaces below, whether that's combining your dog walk with a tour of Bristol's best street art or taking in nature at its finest in Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

Image credit: Robert Gale Bristol Street Art Tour
Image credit: Gary Newman Clifton Suspension Bridge
Image credit: B&NES Bath Skyline Walk

Romantic dates

Discover enchanting destinations for a memorable date in the picturesque West of England. From charming villages to breathtaking food, these spots offer love-struck couples an unforgettable experience. Explore our handpicked selection of getaways and create lasting memories with your special someone.

As Seen on Screen

Explore our region through attractions that have featured in beloved television shows and films. From Bridgerton to The Outlaws, the West of England is used to playing a stand out role on the big screen.

Free Fun

Some of our region's best parts are there to be enjoyed at no cost at all. Enjoy an exhibition at the M-Shed, relax with a picnic in Queen's Square or get active with a walk on the Cotswold Way.

Image credit: Andrew Pickford The Cotswold Way
Image credit: Jamie Woodley Arnolfini
Image credit: Bristol City Centre BID Queen Square
Image credit: Jarred Clapperton Troopers Hill Nature Reserve

Hidden Gems

These hidden gems are some of our favourite spots in the West of England, slightly off the beaten path they're not to be missed. Enjoy the fragrance of a Jekka's herb farm or enjoy a spectacular view point from the top of Trooper's Hill.

Image credit: Bonnie Kittle Jekka's Herb Farm
Image credit: Dim Hou Radstock Museum
Image credit: Deb Barnes Wick Golden Valley Local Nature Reserve
Image credit: Claudio Schwarz Yate and District Heritage Centre

Explore our region

There is some much to explore in our great region. Find out more about attractions and what's on in Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bristol.