10 Things to do with the Kids in Bristol over Half Term

10 Things to do with the Kids in Bristol over Half Term

10 Things to do with the Kids in Bristol over Half Term. Bristol is packed full of great activities, family attractions and free days out. There's so much to choose from! See our list of family-friendly activities and fun things to do.

Things to do during Half Term 2024

Stuck for ideas on what to do with your kids in Bristol this Half Term? If so, look no further; at Future Inn Bristol, we have compiled a top 10 list of fun things to do that will keep your children entertained...and they won't break the bank either.

Half term in Bristol

Find new and exciting family-friendly things to do at the end of the school term or during the Bristol school holidays

1. Bristol Zoo Project

Bristol Zoo Project is a fun family attraction that provides outdoor adventure, play and learning. You can see amazing animals from across the world, including bears, giraffes, cheetahs, lemurs and more. There's also plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventures with 50 acres of woodland, gardens and meadows to explore. Plus, conservation information and projects across the site.

Entry Fees (if purchased online in advance):
Over 15s £14.60
2 to 14s £11.00
Under 2s Free

Wild Place Project

2. Laser Fusion

Wondering how to use all of that energy your child has this Half Term? 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 £7.50
Two Games £13.50
Three Games £16.50

Mega Pass: Get 5 games of Laser Quest every school holiday, unlimited drinks and a tasty meal for £18 per person

Laser Fusion

3. We The Curious

If you and your kids fancy channelling your inner Einstein, We The Curious 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. 

Due to a fire, the building is currently closed for repairs. However, the team are going out and about around the city, inspiring curiosity, exploring questions and testing out ideas.

Entry Fees:
Over 16s £15.95
3 to 15s £10.45
Under 3s Free

We The Curious

4. Pirate Pete’s Walking Tour

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

Entry Fees:
Adults £12.50
Children £6.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £30

Pirate Walks

5. Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 

You will not be short of things to do in the Bristol Museum. 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: 

Bristol Museum

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:

Felix Road

7. Brandon Hill Park

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

Entry Fees:

Brandon Hill

8. Easton Leisure Centre

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

Entry Fees:
Over 16s £5.80
5 to 15s £3.10
Under 5s Free

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 tiny seahorses to large sharks. It's also the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house known as an urban jungle. 

Entry Fees:
Over 13s £20.50
3 to 12s £13.35
Under 3s Free
Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) £64.70

Bristol Aquarium

10. Flying Saucers

As a Painting Pottery Café, Flying Saucers is the perfect opportunity to let your kids get creative and a little bit messy whilst you enjoy a lovely cup of tea or coffee. 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 £5 per painter plus the cost of ceramic items - from £9.

Flying Saucers

It doesn't end there

Bristol is family-friendly, from bowling alleys to art galleries and street art discoveries. There's also Bristol Cathedral, Ashton Court Estate with its fantastic Georgian house and country park. Whether you are driving, cycling or getting off the train at Bristol Temple Meads, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to free things to do as well as quality paid attractions. Little ones and teens will love Bristol.


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Bedrooms at Future Inn Bristol

Family Hotel in Bristol City Centre

If reading this has left you tempted to book your trip, look no further than Future Inn Bristol. Based in the city centre, the hotel is close to the popular and free tourist attractions. With bedrooms that sleep up to four or interconnecting rooms ideal for families. Under 12's even stay for free! Alongside parking and free WiFi, there is a host of home comforts. 

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or email reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Chophouse Restaurant

Family Restaurant in Bristol

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after a day of exploring. The team serves breakfast, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. All produce is local, and the food is homemade on-site. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £26 daily from 5pm. If you are staying in the hotel, room service is available 24/7. 

Kids eat free at Future Inns. Children aged under 5s eat for free throughout the year. The menu has something for foodies or those who may be a bit fussier, and we always ensure that one of the ‘five a day’ is on the plate.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our local selection includes Buttcombe, Bristol Harvey Cream and Bristol Rum. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails

Reservations can be made on 0117 304 1010 or by emailing chophouse@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online: 

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