Bristol Festival of Nature

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What’s Happening?

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
RSPB Bristol Aquarium
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!

By Bus:
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.

By Train:

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.

By Ferry:

For more information on the timetabled services check out Number Seven boats and Bristol Ferry Boats.