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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:

 

 

LiveFree Adventures

LiveFree Adventures

Where: LiveFree Adventures

About: Searching for fun things to do with your kids? Look no further than LiveFree Adventures! This company offers a range of adventurous activities that are perfect for children of all ages. Whether you're looking to explore the great outdoors or try something new, LiveFree Adventures has got you covered.

They provide hiring, guiding, and teaching for adventurous activities on land, in water, and through the air. LiveFree Adventures offers a wide variety of activities that are guaranteed to keep your kids entertained and engaged.

Address: Dundas Aqueduct, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BL

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West Country Water Park

West Country Water Park

Where: West Country Water Park

About: Looking for an activity that will keep your kids entertained? West Country Water Park provides an incredible array of watersports activities perfect for your little ones. They provide the following activities:

  • Swimming
  • Paddleboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Triathlons
  • Remote Controlled Boating
  • Kayaking
  • AquaPark
  • Jetski

Address: Trench Lane, Bradley Stoke, BS36 1RY

Telephone: 01454 538 538

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Safari Park

Safari Park

Where: Longleat

About: Visiting Longleat Safari Park with kids promises an unforgettable adventure that combines wildlife exploration and family fun.

As you drive through the magnificent safari, excitement builds as majestic lions, towering giraffes, and playful monkeys roam freely around your vehicle, allowing your children to witness these incredible creatures up close.

The safari experience sparks awe and curiosity, providing an educational opportunity as well as entertainment. Beyond the safari, the park offers a range of activities that captivate young minds, from enchanting boat rides to the captivating Hedge Maze, where children can navigate their way through twists and turns.

The Adventure Castle offers a perfect blend of history and play, allowing kids to engage in imaginative role-playing while exploring the past. 

Address: Longleat Safari Park, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

Telephone: 01985 844400

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Trampolining at AirHop

Trampolining at AirHop

Where: AirHop Trampoline Park

About: Bounce on over to experience AirHop Trampoline Park! It offers a range of fun activities for all ages to enjoy with family and friends! You and your kids can have tons of fun bouncing across the main jump arena, diving into the foam pits, competing to see who can land the smoothest dunk or even to see who gets wiped out first on the state of the art wipeout course!

Address: Unit 5 Britannia Road, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5TA

Telephone: 0330 223 3333

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Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Where: Active Reality

About: Are you tired of searching for fun activities to do with your kids? Well, look no further than Active Reality! This amazing company offers a wide range of exciting experiences that will keep your kids entertained and engaged.

Whether it's virtual reality games, interactive storytelling, or thrilling adventures, Active Reality has it all. With their state-of-the-art technology and immersive experiences, your kids are guaranteed to have a blast. So say goodbye to boredom and hello to an unforgettable time with Active Reality!

Address: Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Toothill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DL

Telephone: 0333 339 1881

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westonbirt

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Where: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

About: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is a great family day trip destination with plenty of activities! 

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around their forest trails, go wild in their play ares and end the day with a stop at their cafe! If you're looking for an entertaining event, then Fortest Live, hosted at Westonbirt, is a fabulous live music event!

Forest Live hosts an impressive range of popular musicians throughout the year, view their upcoming events, here.

Address: Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS

Telephone: 0300 067 4890

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We The Curious

We The Curious

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. Its like an indoor festival, with all sorts of different experiences, where you can interact with exhibits and take part in experiments.We the Curious is for absolutely anyone and everyone!

Address: One Millennium Square, Anchor Rd BS1 5DB

Telephone: 0117 915 1000 

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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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The Wild Place Project

The Wild Place Project

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. Wild Place Project is a fun family attraction that provides outdoor adventure, play and learning. You can meet amazing animals from across the world from the mischievous lemurs of Madagascar to magnificent European brown bears.

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

Telephone: 0117 980 7175

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Lechlade Music Festival 2023

Lechlade Music Festival 2023

Where: Riverside Park, Lechlade-on-Thames

About: A fabulous, 3 day, family-friendly music festival in the beautiful Cotswolds market town of Lechlade-on-Thames.

The multi-award winning, family-friendly Lechlade Festival returns on Friday 26th May 2023 - Sunday 28th May 2023.

3 Amazing days of live music and family entertainment. 100+ bands & performers, Burlesque, Comedy and much, much more. 

Dates: From Friday 26 May 2023 to Sunday 28 May 2023

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Bristol Museum

Bristol Museum

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

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Bristol City Football Club

Bristol City Football Club

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

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Bristol Bears Rugby Club

Bristol Bears Rugby Club

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

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Blaise Castle

Blaise Castle

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: Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Road, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS10 7QS

Telephone: 0117 903 9818

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Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium

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

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 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

Bristol Balloons

Bristol Balloons

Where: Ashton

About: Bristol Balloons is an amazing hot air balloon company in Bristol, which is probably well known in the skies with their striking, multicoloured hot air balloons souring the skies over Bristol. This is a brilliant experience to take up with the kids. They can fly children between the ages of 9 and 16 provided they are over 4ft 6 inches/137 cm tall and are accompanied on the flight by a responsible adult.

Address: Bristol Balloons, 23-51 Winterstoke Road, Ashton, Bristol, BS3 2NP

Telephone: 0117 947 1030

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