Bringing the family to Bristol? After experiencing the excitement of the city’s attractions, adventurous activities and delicious food and drink, you’ll need somewhere to rest and recharge. Luckily, there are countless places to stay with kids, whether you fancy a city centre hotel with big interconnecting rooms and kids-stay-free deals or a peaceful campsite in the Somerset countryside.

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Kid-friendly hotels in Bristol

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Book a family room at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel for a stay in a historic Grade II-listed building that’s been revamped with contemporary art, with help from local gallery and street art festival Upfest. Based on Broad Street in the Old City, you’re in a prime place for exploring. Find family-friendly menus at city centre restaurants, go on water-based Harbourside adventures, see family theatre shows at Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Hippodrome, check out museums and so much more.

Mercure Bristol Grand bedroom  - Credit Jose Coello
Image: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, credit Jose Coello

Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus Hotel

Future Inns brings Canadian hospitality (and big comfy beds!) to Bristol. Families love this hotel for the warm welcome, choice of rooms with two beds or interconnecting bedrooms and central location, just opposite Cabot Circus in Bristol Shopping Quarter. Under 12s can even stay for free and they regularly run other special offers, both for the hotel and the Chophouse Restaurant, to help you have a great value stay.

Two double beds next to each other at Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus Hotel Credit Mark Ashbee
Image: Future Inns, credit Mark Ashbee 

Clayton Hotel Bristol

Enjoy a family break at Clayton Hotel Bristol and treat the whole family to dinner in the on-site Everard’s Restaurant, where you'll receive a complimentary main course from the kids menu for each adult main course. With their Family Night In offer you can enjoy breakfast each morning and room service pizza, sweets and pop on the arrival night.

Front entrance of Clayton Hotel Bristol
Image: Clayton Hotel Bristol

Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre

Also in Bristol Shopping Quarter, the modern four-star Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre has 40 rooms and suites with sofa beds for the kids. There are interconnecting rooms too, if you need space for your brood to spread out. Children under 17 stay for free when sharing their parents’ room, plus up to four kids aged 12 and under eat free any time of the day at the on-site restaurant, the Spot Kitchen. They serve up hearty breakfasts and main meals like cooked-to-order burgers, chicken wings and veggie lasagne.

Novotel Bristol Centre

Travelling by train? The Novotel is less than a ten-minute walk from Temple Meads, so you can be off the train, checked into your hotel and enjoying family time in Bristol within minutes. Pick between family rooms and interconnecting rooms. Accommodation and breakfast are free for up to two children under the age of 16 when you book a room for four, or get 50% off a second room. There’s also a play area with video games and tabletop football if you need to keep kids entertained at the hotel!

Novotel Bristol City Centre family room - credit Novotel
Image: Novotel

The Bristol Wing

This boutique hostel right in the heart of the city offers a range of quirky rooms for families and groups, from private rooms to dorms. A top budget option in the city centre.

A double bed at The Bristol Wing hostel
Image: The Bristol Wing

Moxy Bristol

The cool and colourful Moxy Bristol is one of the newest places to stay in Bristol – and one of the best for families too. Kids can have fun with board games and table football in the play zone, where there’s also lots of charging points to keep their phones and tech powered up. In the bedrooms, Chromecast TVs mean you can all enjoy your favourite Netflix shows at the hotel.

For grown-ups, a Moxy stay starts with a free cocktail on arrival in the bar and dining area, where they serve a casual all-day menu too. If you fancy sampling some of Bristol's other culinary delights but want the ease of eating at the hotel, order a takeaway to the dining area (no need to hide in your room). Oh, and four-legged members of the family are also very welcome!

Reception at Moxy hotel central Bristol - credit Moxy
Image: Moxy Bristol

Mollie’s Motel & Diner

This swish American-inspired motel designed by Soho House is the perfect stopover if you’re planning to spend time at North Bristol and South Gloucestershire attractions like Bristol Zoo Project, Aerospace Bristol and The Wave. Interconnecting family rooms or four-person bunk rooms are available, all kitted with luxurious amenities such as high pressure rain showers and Dyson and GHD hair appliances. After a day of adventuring in the city, come back to the diner to fill up on burgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese and other comforting, kid-friendly classics.

A young on a bunk bed with an adult female stood next to the bed - Credit Mollie's Motel and Diner
Image: Mollie's Motel & Diner

Wookey Hole Hotel

Wake up to Wookey Hole, the spectacular underground cave network and family attraction, on the doorstep. Short breaks for families of two adults and two kids start from £39.99 and during school holidays, you can book family packages which include your entry tickets into the attraction. There’s so much more to explore in this corner of Somerset too – from the adventure-filled Mendip Activity Centre to the Somerset Rural Life Museum, plus more caves and stunning cliffs at Cheddar Gorge.

If you prefer self-catering, Bucklegrove Holiday Park is just a five-minute drive away from Wookey Hole. It has luxury lodges with hot tubs and woodland cabins as well as touring and camping pitches.  

A fmaily eating ice cream on a bench outside Wookey Hole hotel - Credit Wookey Hole
Image: Wookey Hole 

Holiday Resort Unity

This holiday park has a range of lodges, caravans and holiday homes on the doorstep of the Brean attractions, including Brean Theme Park, Splash Waterpark and Brean Play. It's also a short distance from the attractions in Weston-super-Mare, so the perfect spot for a family getaway!

Ramada Bristol West

The Ramada Bristol West  is ideal for families, with family rooms and baby cots available on request and a handy location close to the M5 motorway, making it a great stopping point between days out in the South West. Their in-house hotel restaurant, Junction, also has a dedicated children’s menu.

Almondsbury Inn & Lounge

This hotel is located in a handy position, close to the The Wave, Bristol Zoo Project, Aerospace Bristol, Blaise Castle House Museum and entertainment at Cribbs Causeway. Family rooms are available, and you can enjoy their pre-booked buffet breakfast for just £6.95 per person.

Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House

This country house hotel has 12 Double Family Rooms and an additional 16 Family Deluxe Rooms, with restaurants and extensive gardens on site, as well as many family attractions within easy reach, including Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Tyntesfield and The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare. 

Lodge at Bristol

This hotel has a range of family rooms and facilities for children including cots and highchairs. There's a coffee shop on site, as well as the facilities of Aztec Hotel & Spa next door. You're also only a short distance from the fun at The Wave, Aerospace Bristol, AirHop, Cribbs Causeway and Bristol Zoo Project.

Family campsites and glamping

The Camp at The Wave

Enjoy the spirit of a beachside surfing holiday on the outskirts of Bristol. The Wave is home to most consistent surf break in the country, making it a great place to give the sport a go in a safe, supportive setting (they can crank the wave height up for more experienced surfers too). The safari tent-style accommodation is the perfect space to escape, chillout, connect, sleep and reset between surfs. Each tent sleeps up to eight people, so it’s a favourite for big family holidays.

A child surfing at The Wave, near Bristol - credit The Wave
Image: The Wave

Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre

If you like the idea of a break in the rolling Mendip Hills, you can’t beat Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre. Their site is family-run and designed for families, both new campers and experienced adventurers alike, with lots of thoughtful touches. You pitch up where you like, bring your firepit or rent one, enjoy free live music at the lodge, play in the giant sandpit and check out whenever you're ready. And, of course, you can have fun experiences at the activity centre. How about kayaking, frisbee golf or tobogganing?

Or, treat your family to a break at Camp Bigfoot, an all-inclusive, family adventure camp at Mendip Basecamp. Includes breakfast, dinner and all your outdoor activities and evening entertainment. 

A family sat around a campfire - Credit Mendip Activity Centre
Image: Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre

Camping at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park

Entry to Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park in Keynsham is included with every booking for their campsite, during both public daytime opening hours and evenings. One for summer adventures, the campsite is open until the end of August. You can pitch up your tent or opt for glamping accommodation in the Nordic bell tents with a wood-fired hot tub. 

A young girl watching one of the donkeys at the Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park near Bristol - credit Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park
Image: Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park

Family self-catering accommodation in Bristol

Kyle Blue

Planning a big family get-together? Book group accommodation with a Bristol twist – the Kyle Blue houseboat. This Dutch barge comfortably sleeps up to 16 people and is moored up on the harbour, close to the buzzy shops and restaurants of Wapping Wharf and award-winning attraction Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

Kyle Blue Bristol Boat youth hostel
Image: Kyle Blue 

Premier Suites

These city centre apartments are a great choice if you want to be in the middle of the action with some home comforts. Premier Suites have apartments in Redcliffe next to the harbour, or in the shopping district of Cabot Circus, both just a stone's throw from Temple Meads Station and plenty of attractions and activities.

One of the rooms at Premier Suites Cabot Circus in central Bristol - credit Premier Suites
Image: Premier Suites Cabot Circus

Mint Stays - The Bank Apartments

The Former Bank of England apartments are centrally-located on Broad Street in Bristol's Old City. Choose from seven uniquely decorated apartments and suites. There are large comfy living areas for much needed down time with flat screen TV‘s and superfast WiFi for your tech savvy family members. Kitchens are well equipped for as much or as little self-catering as you want to do. There are travel cots and highchairs for your little ones at no extra cost. 

A living room with a table, sofa and tv at Mint Stays - credit Mint Stays
Image: Mint Stays The Bank Apartments 

Greyfield Farm Cottages

Take a 30-minute drive south of Bristol and you can stay in one of the charming rural abodes at Greyfield Farm Cottages. Great for small families, these stone cottages overlook the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and each come with their own log burner, garden and patio. Your family can also make the most of a play area, hot tub and boules court. Have fun spotting farm animals too.

Sykes Holiday Cottages

Choose from hundreds of properties in and near Bristol, with accommodation to suit all needs. From cottages with gardens to city central apartments, plus a wide variety of pet-friendly properties if you want to bring your furry friends along.

Getting to Bristol

It's easy to get to Bristol by public transport, with rail one of the most convenient and green options. Temple Meads Station is the largest rail hub in the west of England, with direct services from London, Scotland, Wales, Manchester and Birmingham.

Book a GWR Family Ticket in advance and up to two adults and four children (or a minimum of one adult + one child) can travel from London Paddington to Bristol for £54.50 per family one-way.

Alternatively, hop on a coach service from National Express, Megabus, FlixBus and Falcon. If you're thinking of bringing the car, consider using the Park & Ride services for day trips.

You can travel around Bristol with First Bus for just £2 for adults and £1 for children, or five people can travel all day for just £10.

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