Interactive, family-friendly technology centre.
A leading centre for the contemporary arts, Arnolfini presents an ambitious programme of visual...
Spectacular Victorian country house and estate, situated on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Yeo...
A historic Elizabethan house, with a stunning walled garden and many original or otherwise...
Bristol is all about the 'Bs': we have Brunel, boats, bridges, bikes and beautiful countryside. Everywhere you turn there is something spectacular to see and do in Bristol. The city is steeped in history and our historical and heritage sites, like Bristol Cathedral and the Lord Mayor's Chapel, are not to be missed. If you're looking for things to do with the family then we guarantee that Bristol will wear the children out with so many fun things on offer.
It has a fascinating maritime history and the association with water flows through the floating harbour and some of the best preserved boats in the country can be found in the docks. The grand ss Great Britain, designed and built by Brunel, is a sight to behold. Go below deck or climb the rigging like a sailor in the 1800s; this wonderfully restored vessel offers something special for everyone. Sail out of the harbour on The Matthew, the replica of the ship that John Cabot discovered Newfoundland on, while enjoying a fish and chip dinner. M Shed is a modern museum documenting the history of Bristol, transforming the old transit shed on the harbour. This is just one of the free days out in Bristol that awaits you.
Not to be missed in the most famous of Brunel's masterpieces, the Clifton Suspension Bridge that spans the picturesque Avon Gorge. We're not going to spoil it for you; go and see it with your own eyes! If you're a film, music or theatre buff then Bristol hosts some world-class performances covering a wide range of genres.
Millenium Square and the Harbourside offer some fantastic, modern attractions for small and big kids. The At-Bristol science centre is a hands-on, interactive playground with planetarium and with Bristol Aquarium on the same site, you can easily spend the whole day here. Combine a trip to the suspension bridge with a visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens, an intimate zoo and an opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite furry friends.
These are just a few for starters; check out the full list of things to do in Bristol.
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The Wild Place Project is Bristol’s new affordable and fun family attraction that will provide adventure, play and learning.
Interactive, family-friendly technology centre.
Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's ss Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!
Spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area that provides an amazing underwater adventure from the British coast to exotic tropical seas
M Shed is an exciting and innovative flagship museum for Bristol with gallery space and a packed events schedule.
Enjoy a lively programme of independent film, digital media and events at this fantastic media centre in the heart of the Harbourside
The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed in 1864 after his death
A visit to this city zoo is your passport for a day trip into an amazing world of animals, exhibits and other attractions
Museum and art gallery exhibiting some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building
One of the most complete 18th century town houses surviving in the UK, offering a glimpse of life hunderds of years ago.
Railway that's much more than your average steam train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others
One of the finest stately homes in the UK.
Join Pirate Pete for a one-hour guided walking tour of Bristol's historic harbourside, with tales of discovery, slavery and piracy.
A popular theatre and café bar in Southville, with a programme of touring and in-house productions, childrens' and music events
A magnificent Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets.
A century-old 105ft tower, set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End.
Avon River Cruises offer private hire boat trips in Bristol on the Silver Salmon – travel in comfort and style all year round.
A pedestrian footbridge that spans Bristol's floating harbour, named in honour of enslaved African Pero Jones.
The remains of a roman villa or country house/farmhouse of the late 3rd and 4th Century AD, with mosaic flooring and a central heating system
The only surviving church founded by Walter Frampton and built on Bristol's saxon inner town wall during the 12th century