Things to See and Do Around Backwell

river-wyeWhile the village of Backwell is an interesting and beautiful place to visit, it’s also rather small. If you’re in the area for several days, there are many more things to see and do in the surrounding area.

Set Sail

Head for Bristol and set sail on the high seas. There are two excellent ships that have been lovingly restored and maintained for many years.

  • Brunel’s SS Great Britain – Launched in 1843, this historically important ship combined size and power, changing the way ships were built forever. Visit the dockyard museum to discover how the ship was made before stepping foot on board, exploring the decks and engine rooms.
  • The Matthew of Bristol – Enjoy a free visit to this replica of the 15th century caravel, sailed by John Cabot across the Atlantic to Newfoundland, way back in 1497.

West Country Games

Ideal for stag or hen dos and birthday parties, the crazy West Country Games put you in the shoes of a kid growing up in the rural west country. Tumble through hay, duel with pitchforks, become a human skittle, and toss wellies at the Wurzels. There’s a number of hilarious games and inflatables to have fun with.

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Fantastic fun for all the family, the zoo is home to a number of local and exotic species, including elephants, camels, rhinos and lions, among many more. There are also several play areas for the kids, including adventure playgrounds and petting zoos. Daily events are educational and exciting, with flying displays from birds of prey, and brief encounters with bears! There’s an onsite cafe and restaurant to keep your energy up throughout the day.

Bristol Free Walking Tour

Bristol is well worth a visit when you’re in this neck of the woods, and there’s no better way to discover the vibrant city than a free walking tour. Tours generally run at the weekends, and there’s no need to book. Just look for the bright green t-shirt in front of the Victoria Rooms. Take in Banksy’s street art, the Clifton suspension bridge, the harbour, and much more.