Top family-friendly things to do in Bristol

  1. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

See everything from Egyptian sarcophagi to ancient Mexican art and Saxon gold in this electrifying museum. Bristol Museum will take you on a journey through time and across the world as you explore Stone Age Britain and take in the masterpieces of the Pre-Raphaelites.

 

  1. At-Bristol

Bristol’s dedicated science museum will have you meeting robots, hurtling through the solar system in the planetarium and learning all about the body. On top of that, you can go ice-skating!

 

  1. Ferry Tours

Hop on a Bristol Ferry for a tour of the city’s waterways. There’s so much to see, including the majestic Avon Gorge (spanned by Clifton Suspension Bridge) and the city’s historic harbour.

 

  1. Painting Pottery Café

Paint pottery at the Pottery Painting Café! The clue was in the name… Kids will love this hands-on café, where they can get creative to their heart’s content.

 

  1. Pirate Pete’s Walking Tour

Did you know Bristol was the birthplace of fearsome pirate Blackbeard? Learn about his life and exploits and the other piratical goings on in Bristol on a pirate walking tour.

 

  1. Bristol Zoo Gardens

See gorillas, lions and red pandas at Bristol Zoo Gardens. If you’re a fan of Wallace and Gromit, this was the zoo that inspired many of Nick Park’s animations at nearby Aardman Studios.

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