Summer in Bristol Shopping Quarter

There’s loads going on in Bristol Shopping Quarter this summer, scroll down for information about events taking place in Broadmead, The Galleries and Cabot Circus.

Bears go to town

In celebration of the new Bear Wood exhibit that will open at Bristol Zoo’s Wild Place Project this July, we are teaming up with them for Bears Go To Town, a FREE family trail around Bristol Shopping Quarter, that’s Broadmead, The Arcade, The Galleries, and Cabot Circus, featuring more than 20 beautifully decorated 2D bears, each a metre tall.

The Bears Go To Town trail is running from Monday 22 July until Saturday 31 August – further details and downloadable trail map HERE!


Mojito Beach Bar

You’ll get a taste of the riviera lifestyle right in the centre of Bristol Shopping Quarter this summer, thanks to the Mojito Beach Bar, complete with a sandy beach, which will be open on The Podium in Broadmead until 4 September.


They are serving delicious cocktails, authentic Hawaiian beers and the best live music,  creating an amazing atmosphere for you to have a great time with friends and family.

And they haven’t forgotten about the beach bar’s youngest visitors. As well as a great selection of soft drinks, there’s also table tennis, a variety of large outdoor games and a wide range of beach equipment to make use of. With so much to do, the little ones will be kept busy and will be sure to enjoy this unique beach experience just as much as Mum and Dad.

Click HERE to find out more.

Brizzle Kidz workshops at The Galleries

If the kids are pulling your hair out and you’re longing for back to school before the holidays have barely begun, the team at The Galleries have got your back! Join them for a whole host of FREE crafty activities with the Brizzle Kidz this summer!


Every Thursday they’ll host a different craft workshop where the little ones can let their imaginations run riot as they knock out their own creative masterpiece to take home completely FREE.

Details HERE.

Roar at Cabot Circus


Go along to Cabot Circus for free dino family fun on Friday 23 August.

Meet a life-sized velociraptor as she interacts with your little ones. You’ll also get the chance to meet some of her friends, and learn more about the dinosaur species.

The event will be happening from 10am – 4pm on the Ground Floor outside House of Fraser.

Click HERE for further information.

Summer activities at Waterstones

Have fun with Kids Waterstones Bristol in The Galleries this summer where they have a host of FREE activities running daily throughout the school holidays.


From 22 July until 21 August you can take part in a treasure hunt to find all the bees hiding in the kids’ section of the shop and win a special prize. You can take part in origami workshops to make paper flowers and bees to take home. You can decorate your own bookmark. And you can enjoy pirate activities including puzzles and colouring.

The activities will be running all day, every day, and there’s no need to book, simply turn up, choose what you’d like to do, and one of their lovely booksellers will set you up.

For further information follow Kids Waterstones Bristol on Instagram.

Summer of Play at The Entertainer

The Entertainer have teamed up with Fundamentally Children to bring you a fun summer of balanced play with a programme of events taking place in all their stores, including those in Cabot Circus and The Galleries, every Wednesday from 10am – 4pm. Click HERE to find out more.

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Summer Savour at Cabot Circus

Treat your mouth to a flavour fest like never before with Summer Savour – a three-week foodie extravaganza at Cabot Circus.

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From 1 to 22 August they’ll be bringing you a host of delicious deals from your favourite cafes, bars and restaurants all available exclusively on the Cabot Circus PLUS app. It gets underway with a special live event on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 August.

Click HERE to find out more.

If you’d like to find out what’s happening in Bristol Shopping Quarter throughout the year please visit our news & events page.