Don’t Miss These Five Great Family Destinations in Bristol

Bristol is one of the nation’s greatest city break venues, and it’s the perfect place to bring your family. With activities available to keep the kids smiling throughout and begging to return, you’ll never be short of things to do. Here are our own top five picks for visiting families.

  1. Bristol Zoo

Families shouldn’t visit Bristol without taking a look at the fantastic menagerie at Bristol Zoo. Set across five hectares, Bristol Zoo is home to penguins and seals, big cats and gorillas, lemurs and okapi. If your kids like checking out nature, this is an unmissable attraction, and they’re launching new satellite sites all the time.

  1. Aerospace Bristol

Maybe your little ones are more interested in science than nature? If so, a trip to Aerospace Bristol should be just the ticket. It tells the story of the city’s world-class aerospace industry through numerous exhibits. You will get to have the entire aerospace experience, from learning all about the materials used to create the projects, such as chopped strand fiberglass and many more, to seeing the aircraft in real life. You and your family will even get the chance to step aboard the Concorde Alpha Foxtrot.

  1. Brunel’s SS Great Britain

After you’ve marvelled at British aeronautic engineering, why not look back a little further to a time when Great Britain ruled the seas? Brunel’s SS Great Britain is still floating in Bristol Harbour, only now it forms a museum ship. It’s a real favourite with kids, and it’s another great opportunity to combine a fun day out with a chance to educate.

  1. Bristol Aquarium

Now you’ve spent some time floating on the SS Great Britain, why not take a look at what’s under the water by heading to Bristol Aquarium? There are more than 40 exciting displays showcasing everything from seahorses to sharks.

  1. We The Curious

Finally, make sure you check out We The Curious. Their Science Team act as guides across this wonderfully interactive attraction. There are two floors of exhibits to explore, plus live shows and the United Kingdom’s only 3D Planetarium.


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