Bristol Family Fun
Bristol for Families
The summer holidays can seem like a long and daunting stretch of parenting! Luckily for you, we've put together some helpful tips for keeping the little ones entertained. So get making some memories and visit Bristol with your family!
Bristol Aquarium: Spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area that provides an amazing underwater adventure from the British coast to exotic tropical seas. Bristol Aquarium showcases tropical, marine and freshwater creatures from around the world in naturally-themed habitats, all designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
Aerospace Bristol: Pilot a concorde at Aerospace Bristol! Visit Aerospace Bristol this summer and enjoy a hands-on family flight through aviation history. Discover aeroplanes, helicopters, space rockets and satellites, make your own paper aeroplane and help Alfie Fox on his fact-finding trail.
Bristol Zoo Gardens: A visit to this city zoo is your passport for a day trip into an amazing world of animals, exhibits and other attractions. Visitors to Bristol Zoo can see the family of gorillas, including gorilla baby, Kukeña, stroll through the tropical Butterfly Forest or become immersed in the impressive Seal and Penguin Coast. Some other Zoo favourites include Monkey Jungle, Reptile house, Asiatic lions, Bug World, Twilight World, and the Aquarium.
We The Curious: We The Curious (formerly At-Bristol Science Centre) is a state-of-the-art visitor attraction, offering an amazing world of hands-on discovery for you, your friends and family. We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. It's about asking questions, getting creative and testing things out. Science is collaborative, living and a vital part of culture - and the exhibits, events and activities aim to stoke curiosity in all of us.
The SS Great Britain: Step on board the most extraordinary time-machine. Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner, Bristol’s no.1 attraction and one of the UK’s top ten museums (TripAdvisor 2017-18). The brainchild of our most famous honorary Bristolian, Isambard Kingdom Brunel; this iconic steam ship is the heart of a multi-award winning visitor attraction.
Feel like having a more chilled day? As well as an exiciting array of days out, Bristol is said to be built on seven hills, so it's a great place for energy-burning city hikes! Perfect for wearing out the little ones! Ashton Court Estate, a country park on the far side of the Clifton suspension bridge boasts 850 acres of woods and grassland. Deer park, golf courses, horse riding, mountain biking and more.
Despite the hills, it is also well known for cycling - being labelled the first 'cycling city' in the UK in 2008. There are many cycle paths to be explored, and being close to the country means that it is easy to cycle out of the city and get away for a bit. Highlights include the Bristol to Bath cycle path – 9.5 miles one way. But there are also shorter, circular routes around the harbour and river. There are also good cycle hire shops in the city, so don't panic if you're short of bikes.
If you're short of ideas, ask our friendly reception team for advice. We are incredibly proud of Bristol so will always have some great tips for things to do.
Posted on 3rd August 2018 by Nathalie Crease