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Things to do with the kids in Bristol

Looking for Things to Do with the Kids in Bristol? Whether it's a family trip to We The Curious or visiting the animals at Bristol Zoo or something a little different, we have all the Bristol activities and attractions here to help make choosing what to do that little bit easier.

Take a look as we give our top recommendations on things to do with the kids in Bristol:



Visit Lechlade Music Festival 2020

Visit Lechlade Music Festival 2020

Where: Lechlade Music Festival

About: A fabulous, 3 day, family-friendly music festival in the beautiful Cotswolds market town of Lechlade-on-Thames, from Friday 22nd May to Sunday the 24th of May 2020.

A packed programme of free workshops for kids and adults include circus skills, music & dance, crafts and relaxation. The shopping village offers a wide selection of food and shopping stalls. Rides, games and costumed characters keep the kids entertained.

Plus, kids get to go FREE!

Address: Riverside Park, Lechlade-on-Thames

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Soft Play

Soft Play

Where: Better Keynsham Leisure Centre

About: Why not make the most of Better Keynsham's new indoor soft play area. A great place for your children to let off some steam and have bags of fun. The fully enclosed play structure allows your child to climb, crawl, hang and do all the other stuff they love but in complete safety, leaving you to get some well-deserved relaxation time!

Address: Temple Street, Keynsham, BS31 1HE

Telephone: 01225 439680

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Where: Better Extreme

About: Flip out is closed so bounce on over to experience their Bath Extreme Trampoline Park! It offers a range of fun activities for all ages to enjoy with family or friends! You and your kids can have tons of fun bouncing across the main jump arena, diving into the foam pits, and competing to see who can land the smoothest dunk! 

Address: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Where: Clifton

About: If you’re wanting to find something to keep the kids amazed, entertained, and engaged, then a trip to Bristol zoo is the perfect activity for a day out with the family. Whether you want to experience the monkeys in full swing, watch the sea lions swim endlessly, or see the lions roar, with over 300 animals Bristol Zoo makes for a great day out with the kids.

Address: College Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

Telephone: 0117 428 5300


Where: Millenium Square

About: We the Curious is one of Bristol’s biggest and best attractions giving visitors the chance to get hands-on with science and technology. With over 300 exhibits, We the Curious is a fantastic day out for the kids taking you on an incredible journey exploring the inner workings of the world around us. 

Address: One Millennium Square, Anchor Rd BS1 5DB

Telephone: 0117 915 1000 


Where: Blackhorse Hill 

About: Acting as the sister of Bristol Zoo, the Wild Place Project is a wildlife conservation park based on the outskirts of Bristol.  Get close to nature by taking part in exploring the barefoot trail or take a tour of the Benoue National Park where you can see zebras, lions, cheetahs and more roaming freely. 

Address: Wild Place, Blackhorse Hill, Bristol BS10 7TP

Telephone: 0117 980 7175


Where: Great Western Dockyard

About: Titled the ‘ship that changed the World’ Brunel’s SS Great Britain is one of the most historical ships across the globe. With its innovative design, the SS Great Britain became the blueprint for generations of future ships. If you’re looking for a day out that is sure to stay long in the memory of yourself and your kids then a trip to this iconic venue is one we certainly recommend. 

Address: Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY

Telephone: 0117 926 0680


Where: Queen’s Road

About: Sticking with the historic theme, Bristol Museum is packed full of historical artefacts that will keep the family amazed for hours on end. Situated on Queen’s Road, Bristol Museum features Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs, and a whole host of famous historical artwork to name just a few of the attractions on show. Combining education with adventure makes Bristol museum a great day out with the kids. 

Address: Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Telephone: 0117 922 3571


Where: Ashton Gate Stadium

About: Bristol City FC is the city’s biggest and best football team. Currently playing in the English Championship, Bristol City have established themselves as one of the countries most promising teams after successes in recent years have seen the club rise through the divisions. Offering 90 minutes of edge-of-your-seat entertainment, a day out at Ashton Gate watching the football is certain to put a smile on the face of the whole family with discounted tickets for kids making it affordable for all to attend. 

Address: Ashton Rd, Bristol BS3 2EJ

Telephone: 0117 963 0600


Where: Ashton Gate Stadium

About: Playing in the Gallagher Premiership, Bristol Bears are one of the top rugby union teams in the country. Based at their home stadium of Ashton Gate, Bristol Bears create a friendly and competitive atmosphere making it the perfect location to cheer your local team onto victory. Rugby is one of the World’s most entertaining sports so a trip to watch the Bears is certain to put a smile on the face of the kids. 

Address: Ashton Rd, Bristol BS3 2EJ

Telephone: 0117 963 0600


Where: Kings Weston Road

About: A day out exploring Blaise Castle and mansion is a cost-friendly and fun way to spend a day out exploring the countryside with the kids. Set in 400 acres of natural parkland, Blaise Castle is one of Bristol’s most important historical architectural pieces. Explore the amazing castle before spending your time chilling out in the gardens with the family. 

Address: Kings Weston Rd, Bristol BS10 7QS


Where: Anchor Road

About: Dive right in and discover the wonders of the deep with a visit to Bristol aquarium. Situated in the hear of the city, Bristol aquarium plays home to some of natures most amazing marine animals as sharks, tropical fish, and stingrays swim within their enclosures. If you’re looking for excitement then this underwater attraction is sure to keep the kids entertained as they dart from tank to tank seeking to find all of their favourite animals. 

Address: Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT

Telephone: 0117 929 8929

 Ping Pong Parlour The Galleries

Ping Pong Parlour The Galleries

About: Ping! is the street ping pong project which provides people with opportunities to play table tennis in a variety of environments from casual play in parks to organised coaching sessions.

Their aim is to get as many people as possible across Bristol to play table tennis and provide a wide range of table tennis opportunities for all to enjoy the game.

Address: 25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD

T:0117 352 5632

Tenpin Bristol

Tenpin Bristol

About: If you're seeking to be entertained in Bristol, then Tenpin is for you.  At Tenpin Bristol you can enjoy bowling, playing pool as well as many arcades. 

With plenty of bowling lanes, a wide range of great tasting food and refreshing drinks, you'll want to come back to hear the familiar sound of a strike, again and again.  Perfect for holding parties and corporate celebrations, arcade game play, or a quiet drink from the fully licensed Bar.

Address: Avonmeads Retail Park, Bristol BS2 0SP

Telephone: 0871 222 3675

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