Take a stand-up paddleboard through Bristol
See the sights of south-west England’s biggest city in a suitably offbeat manner: stand-up paddleboarding! Join a tour and drift in the shadow of ss Great Britain, the world’s first large transatlantic passenger ship, and paddle across Bristol’s beating heart, the floating harbour built in 1809.
Bristol, west England, is home to Circomedia, where you can learn to walk the tight-wire, zoom through the air on a trapeze or ‘simply’ learn to juggle. At London’s Circus Space you can learn similar skills during their Experience Days, where you are sure to unleash your inner acrobat.
April Fool’s Squeeze. Frozen Deep. Bottomless Pit. The Letterbox. These are the names of caves in Cheddar Gorge, 15 miles south of Bristol. See headlamp-wearing cavers abseil, traverse, clamber and crawl through the most impressive chambers.
Enjoy the passion of Bristol locals supporting their city team and watch Bristol FC at Ashton Gate Stadium
For a true countryside sporting experience, watch cricket on the village green of Norton St Philip, a small village a half-hour drive from the city of Bristol. The pitch is almost in the shadow of the charming village church, and you can stop by for a pint of local ale at the George Inn afterwards.