A visit to this city zoo is your passport for a day trip into an amazing world of animals, exhibits...
The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in...
Spectacular Victorian country house and estate, situated on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Yeo...
Spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area that provides an amazing underwater adventure from the...
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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Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's ss Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!
The Wild Place Project is Bristol’s new affordable and fun family attraction that will provide adventure, play and learning.
Enjoy a lively programme of independent film, digital media and events at this fantastic media centre in the heart of the Harbourside
Museum and art gallery exhibiting some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building
M Shed is an exciting and innovative flagship museum for Bristol with gallery space and a packed events schedule.
Interactive, family-friendly technology centre.
A visit to this city zoo is your passport for a day trip into an amazing world of animals, exhibits and other attractions
Spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area that provides an amazing underwater adventure from the British coast to exotic tropical seas
The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed in 1864 after his death
Deal or No Deal is filmed in Bristol and you can be part of the audience.
One of the country's finest music venues, offering the best in classical, chamber, world, folk, blues and jazz
North Somerset & the Mendips
This 50 acre family adventure park is one of the largest visitor attractions in the South West providing fun and variety with something to offer everyone
Discover over 4,500 stunning plant species, including rare and threatened plants, in this huge University collection
Come and find out what goes on inside BBC Bristol, the regional television centre for the West of England.
A popular theatre and café bar in Southville, with a programme of touring and in-house productions, childrens' and music events
Bristol Shopping Quarter
A picturesque park offering a quiet place to sit or stroll, right alongside the tranquil waters of the city harbour
Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres where the history of Bristol is told in a leafy and tranquil setting.
The Brunel Institute is a world-class conservation and education centre alongside Brunel’s masterpiece, the ss Great Britain
S Gloucestershire & the S Cotswolds
Arboretum with over 16,000 rare and beautiful trees, all set in 600 glorious, easy-to-stroll Cotswold acres
For the perfect start to a busy day, or to de-stress in the evening, the fully equipped gym at the Holiday Inn Bristol Filton offers a wide range of cardiovascular &weight training equipment.