8 outdoor activities for all the family to enjoy in Bristol
Out is the new in! We’ve put together 8 fantastic things to do with loved ones this spring-summer, whether you’re after a cheap and cheerful day out or you want a full experience we’ve got it covered.
Wild Place Project
A sister of Bristol Zoo here you will discover amazing species from around the world from zebras, cheetahs, meerkats to giraffes. The Wild Place Project is great to enjoy with a loved one or with the family, you have 50 acres of woodland to explore so take a picnic and experience living side by side with wild animals in Bear Wood. Book your tickets in advance here.
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A huge family favorite! It’s the first destination of its kind in England not only is The Wave an amazing surfing experience, but it also has amazing food and drinks to keep yourself going. From all ages and abilities, this inland-surfing destination brings you consistent safe waves all year round. Book your experience here.
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Windmill Hill City farm
This South Bristol farm offers so much more than animals, it offers education, recreation, and therapy. Pack a picnic, head to the café, or visit The Windmill Hill City farm shop you decide, but you’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink. Play 5-a-side football with the kids, show them all the animals or visit The Willow Arch and see all the beautiful flowers this spring.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
Open 7 days a week this is one you won’t want to miss out on! With huge adventure and play areas, the kids will be entertained for hours, but if you adults want to have some fun we recommend the mega monster maze (but you might want someone to look after the kids for a few hours). From farm animals to giant anteaters, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm has a whole alphabet worth of animals. On top of all that fun, check out their what’s on page for amazing events. This is a place you don’t want to miss out on, book your tickets here.
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Brandon Hill Park Playground
This one is not only for the kids, but also features Cabot Tower providing incredible panoramic views of the entire city. Access to both Brandon Hill Park and the tower is free for all. The play area is a dog-free zone and includes a toddler swing, large sandpit, and climbing frame. Bring some snacks of your choice or head to Park Street for some amazing food.
An absolute no brainer for a day out, get the gang together (COVID safe of course), have a game of rounder’s, let the kids run wild with a choice of two huge playgrounds, and end your day with a wander through the woods, venture up to Blaise Castle and along the stream. It’s a winner for everyone. BBQs are permitted as long as they’re raised off the ground, so prepare your BBQ favorites ready for some hungry people!
Canford Park Playground
Filled with adventurous climbers, lots of swings, and equipment for toddlers Canford Park is loved by many. Although the park itself is a dog-free zone adults can sit in the café area or on the field opposite. As well as a park there is a lily pond and sunken rose garden with lovely benches surrounding for a chit-chat with family or friends.
St. Andrews Park Playground
A luscious green gem just a short walk from Gloucester Road. The square park is surrounded by lots of grass and trees (very useful if you want to hide from the sun). It’d hugely popular for families due to its children’s play park, paddling pool, and sandpit.