• Top 10 Things for Families

    Our top ten things for families to do in Bristol!

Top 10 Things for Families

Stuck for ideas on what to do with the family in Bristol? 

We have compiled a top 10 list of fun things to do that will keep the whole family entertained .... and they won't break the bank either.


1. Bristol Zoo

Set within 12 acres of grounds and beautiful gardens, Bristol Zoo is the perfect adventure for the family. You will come face to face with hundreds of bizarre, cute, and endangered animals from across the globe.   So why not visit the zoo and wave at the family of gorillas, be mesmerised by the colourful, tropical Butterfly Forest or watch as the seals and penguins splash and dive. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, check out our discounted ‘Wild Days Out Offer’. 

Entry Fees: Over 15s £17 / 2 to 14s £11 / Under 2s Free

More info: http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/

2. Laser Fusion

Wondering how to use all of that energy your child has? Then why not take them along to experience Laser Fusion? Laser tag is very much like living in a high action combat computer game, and don’t worry, there is zero contact, the high tech infra-red equipment does all the work!  

Entry Fees: One Game £5.95 / Two Games £9.95 / Additional Games £2

More info: http://www.laserfusion.info/

3. At-Bristol

If you and your kids fancy channelling your inner Einstein, At-Bristol is a truly unique experience not to be missed. There are many hands on, action packed exhibits to discover and regular live shows to be watched. 

Entry Fees: Under 3s admitted Free! / Adults from £14.60 / Children from £9.40

More info: https://www.at-bristol.org.uk/

4. Pirate Pete’s Walking Tour

This is a fantastic activity for the whole family. You will enjoy a walk around the quays of Bristol, discovering the history of the city, including stories about the pirates and swashbucklers of the 17th/18th Centuries. Oh and dressing up is encouraged…that means you Dad. 

Entry Fees:
Adult £10 / Child £5

More info:  http://www.piratewalks.co.uk/

5. Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 

You will not be short of things to do in the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. There are many rooms to explore, from impressive artwork to the dinosaur section. This experience will leave both you and your kids inspired.  If your child is under 7, we recommend that you visit the ‘under 7s area’ where many a creepy story is told, pots are made and young actors may be born. 

Entry Fees: Free

More info: https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/

6. Felix Road Adventure Playground

There is so much fun to be had at the Felix Road Adventure Playground. It hosts many wooden structures…swings...slides and ramps to be climbed. There is plenty of space to let your kids run wild, including a tarmac area, an outdoor stage and lots of grass. 

Entry Fees:Free

More Info: http://www.felixroadplayground.org/

7. Brandon Hill Park

Let the kids run wild in the Brandon Hill Park! It will be a great day out for kids of many different ages, you can enjoy the scenic picnic areas, fantastic views of the city and even enjoy the stunning sunsets. Oh and remember to bring some nuts to feed the squirrels.  

Entry Fees: Free

More info: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/museums-parks-sports-culture/brandon-hill

8. Easton Leisure Centre

You can enjoy Easton Leisure centre’s two swimming pools suitable for both serious swimming and lots of fun/splashing about. The children’s pool hosts an 18 and a half feet tall water slide which is free for anyone taller than one-metre to use

Entry Fees: £2.25 to £5 / Family from £12

More info: https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/easton-leisure-centre/

9. Bristol Aquarium

Visit Bristol Aquarium and experience the 40 fantastic displays of mesmerising marine life from across the globe, ranging from the tiny seahorses to the large sharks. 

Entry Fees: Adult £14.50 /  Child 3 to 12 years £9.75 / Seniors and Students £13 / Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) £46.50

More info: http://www.bristolaquarium.co.uk/

10. Flying Saucers

As a Painting Pottery Café, Flying Saucers is the perfect opportunity to let your kids get creative, and albeit a little bit messy, whilst you enjoy a lovely cup of coffee/tea.  They have over 100 pottery items to choose from that can be painted and transformed into your child’s very own masterpiece. 

Entry Fees: Studio Fee from £4 per painter (£5 for adults,  plus cost of ceramic items (from £7).

More info: http://www.flyingsaucers.co.uk/dev/


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