10am – 6pm Saturday 10th June & 10am – 5pm Sunday 11th June
Millennium Square and Lloyds Amphitheatre, Bristol
Get in touch with your wild side as Festival of Nature takes over Bristol’s Harbourside in a huge celebration of the natural world. Featuring over 100 organisations, a showcase of amazing activities, live entertainment, a market bursting with local produce and much more.
Things to look out for:
• Festival of Nature’s secret mobile cinema, ‘Lionel’ the campervan, will follow the Festival on its journey, screening behind-the-scenes stories of the river at each of our free family days.
• Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of adaptation with a visit to Anatomy Zoo. Prepare to be amazed by skeletons of all shapes and sizes!
• Discover how peacocks get their colour, what ancient civilisations used to eat, how to hunt for moths, and much more.
• Explore the age of dinosaurs and find out about their feathered descendants that still fly around Bristol today – and watch out, we’re expecting a few unusual dinovisitors throughout the weekend.
• Discover our onsite caravan, where you can get hands-on with curiosities and uncover the latest facts about our changing oceans.
• Have a chance to play the first ever game of Nature Roulette on the giant wheel by At-Bristol!
• Join us for a packed day of talks, discussion and film above At-Bristol. Take a look at the full programme here.
With so much more to be announced, make sure you check back regularly for more details and let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event!
What Will You Discover?
With over 100 exhibitors at this year’s festival make sure to look out for some of the organisations who will be joining us in Bristol…
|National Trust||A Forgotten Landscape|
|Marine Conservation Society||Avon Bat Group|
|Human Wild Nature||Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project|
|Natural England||Avon Invasive Weeds Forum|
|North Somerset Butterfly House||Avon Wildlife Trust|
|One Tree Per Child||Bath and Bristol Science Association|
|People’s Trust for Endangered Species||BBC|
|Project Splatter||Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and BRERC|
|Schoolasaurus||Bristol Astronomical Society|
|Severn Wildlife Carvers||Bristol Energy Network|
|Shared Interest + Bristol Fairtrade Network||Bristol Friends of the Earth|
|Shepherds Way Radio||Bristol Naturalists’ Society|
|Southampton University||Bristol Nature Network|
|Thailand Elephants||Bristol Ornithological Club|
|The Bristol GREENPEACE Group||Bristol Parks Forum|
|The Community Farm||Bristol Swift Conservation Group|
|The Environmental Education Project||Bristol Waste|
|The Really Reptile Roadshow||Bristol WaterAid Supporters Group|
|TREE AID||Bristol Zoo|
|Ujima Radio||British Ecological Society|
|University of Bath||BTO|
|University of Bristol – Anatomy||Butterfly Conservation|
|Bristol Dinosaur Project||Lionel, The Spaceship of Our Imagination|
|Wicked Weather Watch||CPRE Avonside|
|Woodland Trust||Earthwatch Institue|
|WWF (Working for Wildlife)||Elephants for Africa|
|WWT||Hawk and Owl Trust|
How to get there?
Bristol Festival of Nature takes place in Millennium Square and Lloyds Amphitheatre – BS1 5LL
Whether you’re walking, cycling or catching the bus to the Bristol Festival of Nature, it’s easy to find us!
The 902 Portway service and 903 from Long Ashton both stop next to At-Bristol on Anchor Road. The 904 from Brislington stops in the city centre. Find out more
First Bus number 8 or 9 to College Green from Bristol Temple Meads station. From College Green walk down the side of Bristol Cathedral and Millenium Square will be in front of you, behind At-Bristol.
The closest station is Bristol Temple Meads. From there, Millenium Square is a 20 minute walk, a 5 minute taxi ride, a 17 minute ferry ride or a 10 minute bus ride.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Bristol Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432