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Things To See and Do in Portishead

Whether you’re just visiting Portishead for the day or staying for a while, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do right on the doorstep and you’ll discover even more family fun if you want to venture a few miles.

From picturesque scenery, tranquil walks and nature reserves to fishing, sailing and swimming; a public art trail, galleries, historical buildings and public gardens to golf, tennis and equestrian events, Portishead and the surrounding towns and villages have it all.

Things to do in Portishead:

  • 3-word fun for lock-down 2 - Here’s a fun word game: educational and it could save your life one day!
  • Arts and culture - Portishead is home to many artists, craftepersons and creative businesses
  • Battery Point - big ships pass closer to land here than anywhere else in the country
  • Carnival Portishead - our famous popular carnival is always great family fun
  • Christmas lights - ride a Harley Davidson through (possibly) the best Christmas lights in the country
  • Denny Island - movies of one man's stay on this lonely rock in the middle of the Bristol Channel
  • The Esplanade - 100-year old esplanade and boating lake with views over the Bristol Channel to Wales and fabulous sunsets
  • Events diary - moving diary of events in Portishead
  • Portishead Marina - one of the best equipped marina facilities in the South West
  • Open air pool - our splendid, heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Parks and gardens - including the locations of all the children's play parks in the town
  • Picnic spots - list and locations of some tranquil places to picnic in Portishead
  • Picture Quiz 2020 - family fun, fresh air and exercise during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lock-down
  • RNLI lifeboat station - our brand new Lifeboat Station guards to trecherous waters of the Bristol Channel
  • Shopping - we have an eclectic mix of high-street shops and larger chain stores
  • Sports and leisure - team and individual sports clubs thrive in Portishad
  • Walks - our growing list of links to walks and treks around our town
  • Where to eat and drink - choose your favourites from pubs, to small family-run restaurants and national brands
  • Youth Centre - our thriving Youth Centre caters for everyone from babies to pensioners (including rock bands)

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