Fun City at Brean Leisure Park (22 miles)
Fun City at Brean Leisure Park
From thrill rides to kids rides, you’ll discover over 40 different attractions; stacks of fun for all ages! The South West’s largest free to enter Theme Park: you only pay if you ride! Plus new free Sooty Stage Shows!
Barrys Amusements (45 miles)
6 rides for younger kids and another 8 for older types, including splash ending roller coaster, ghost train, mini and maxi dodgems and the frankly terrifying Looping Star roller coaster!
Paultons Family Theme Park (57 miles)
The New Forest
Paultons Family Theme Park
Now open: Peppa Pig World! A fully themed attraction with 7 fun rides and an Indoor Play Area! Plus over 60 wonderful rides and attractions to suit all ages included in one price, such as the mighty Edge ride and the awesome Cobra rollercoaster!
Adventure Wonderland (57 miles)
If you're a would-be Pirate, an intrepid Explorer, a Mad Hatter or just a plain old fashioned Fun Lover, then you and your family have got a real treat in store at this all inclusive theme park! Indoor play open even when park is seasonally closed.
Bristol Aquarium (< 1 mile)
offers over 40 living displays featuring fascinating marine life from around the world, from sharks to tropical seahorses.
Bristol Zoo Gardens (1 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Vast animal kingdom adventure plus ZooRopia aerial ropes course, water play area and aquarium. In the new Gorilla Island house, they are directly above you on super tough glass!
Wild Place Project (5 miles)
Wild Place Project
Adventure, play and learning themed around wildlife, with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe at this zoological attraction.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (33 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Three flying demonstrations with commentary, every day. The Centre caters for school visits, and is renowned for its expertise in education, conservation and training. Courses in falconry and photography are available. Shop, cafe, education facilities, attractive gardens and picnic areas.
Walks with Hawks (38 miles)
Walks with Hawks
A great chance to get hands on with some fantastic birds of prey. Hawk walks, Owl encounters and for kids aged 14 plus, Hunting Days. A wonderful wildlife experience.
St Werburghs City Farm (1 miles)
St Werburghs City Farm
Provides high quality educational, recreational and environmental services and resources within a working farm. Kids can get up close with some of the animals, and they have regular events and activity days.
Windmill Hill City Farm (1 miles)
Windmill Hill City Farm
The Farm provides a beautiful green oasis in the heart of the city. They run courses, events and workshops. We have a fantastic cafe, farm shop, adventure playground, gardens and our animals include a variety of goats, sheep, pigs and poultry
Hartcliffe Farm (4 miles)
Small free city farm in Bristol with farm animals to meet, an aviary plus a kiddies corner for younger children to play.
Lawrence Weston Community Farm (4 miles)
Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Provides a range of innovative and exciting, educational, social, environmental, economic and recreational activities; plus the animals besides.
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park (6 miles)
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park
Families will enjoy a mix of adventure fun and animal interaction all set in the lovely river based country side. Where endless adventures makes a great day out.
Cattle Country Adventure Park (17 miles)
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery (< 1 mile)
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery
Younger visitors can tell stories in the crystal cave, act out a performance on stage, bring stories to life using puppets, make a pot or try the animuddle game: just some of the activities for your child to enjoy in their own mini museum. Awesome!
The Georgian House Museum (< 1 mile)
The Georgian House Museum
18th century, six storey townhouse displayed as it might have looked when John Pinney and his slave Pero lived there. Loads to see and imagine as you stand within the rooms in this museum open from 19 April 2014 to end October 2014.
At-Bristol (< 1 mile)
With hundreds of action-packed exhibits to explore, explosive live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UKâs biggest and most exciting interactive science centres.
Thereâs always something new for the whole family to discover in At-Bristol, so visit the website to find out...
M Shed (< 1 mile)
3 galleries and lots for families at this museum on the Bristol dockside.
Kingswood Heritage Museum (5 miles)
Kingswood Heritage Museum
An exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley, with its icehouse and windmill tower - and the gardens nearby, with grottoes, echo pond and huge statue of Neptune.
Oakham Treasures (6 miles)
- one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK, Whether you are 8 or 80, you'll be fascinated by this vast and unique collection of memorabilia from the last century. There really is something for everybody, from the thousands of items in the historic stores, to the...
Dean Heritage Centre (23 miles)
Dean Heritage Centre
The history of the Forest of Dean including the Gruffalo woodland trail; a reconstructed Victorian cottage, an adventure playground; a chainsaw carving demonstration pitch; animals and an onsite gift shop and cafe. With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops...
Gloucester Waterways Museum (31 miles)
Gloucester Waterways Museum
Delve into the fascinating world of Gloucester's Victorian docks at this museum and meet the people and wildlife of our wonderful waterways. Discover impressive facts about the ingenious engineering of the waterway system and explore home life aboard a narrow boat. Plenty of hands on fun and...
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum (32 miles)
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
A chance to experience what war was like over the last three hundred years for soldiers and their families. A fun way to show history to the kids.
Corinium Museum (32 miles)
Visitors can trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th Century, with hands-on exhibits, interactive displays and a wealth of precious artefacts. There are animated and practical games, and audio-visual screens to bring the past to life for everyone from schoolchildren to grandparents.
Nature in Art (34 miles)
Nature in Art
The first museum in the world dedicated to different forms of art that have been inspired by nature. Great for art and nature fans. Family friendly with a playground and an attractive garden.
Jet Age Museum (35 miles)
Jet Age Museum
A museum dedicated to preserving the rich aviation history of Gloucestershire. Find out about the Gloster Aircraft Company and the first jet flight, plus stories of people and places that put the county at the head of the aerospace industry.
Easton Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Easton Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre with a 25-metre pool, learner pool, and the only fun flume in Bristol!
Wotton Pool (16 miles)
Wotton Under Edge
Heated outdoor pool under cover, summer opening only.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre (25 miles)
GL1 (32 miles)
- in the heart of Gloucester has something for everyone, from warm swimming pools with wet n wild fun sessions and special parent and toddler times to trampoline lessons and after school or holiday sports and swimming courses.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (32 miles)
Sandford Parks Lido (37 miles)
Sandford Parks Lido
Simply a children's paradise, with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. The 50 metre pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open spring through autumn.
Leisure at Cheltenham (38 miles)
Leisure at Cheltenham
Facilities include 3 pools, 2 sports halls, racquet sports, coached courses, athletics track, gymnastics, trampolining, soft play and drop in gymnastics sessions, free parking and free swimming for children when accompanied. Fully accessible with family and disabled changing spaces.
Portico Play (< 1 mile)
Come with your under 5s and enjoy the play kitchens, the dressing up, the steering wheels, the magnetic wall and lots more.
PlaySpace (< 1 mile)
boasts a bonkers 7 play areas for under 10s, including multi level adventure play, several role play set ups, Toddler Village, Baby Zone, Sports Spot and the Activity Room with it's crafts sessions, messy play, kiddie cooking and a massive train set. Take us with you?
Rimandos Soft Play Coffee Lounge (1 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Indoor Soft Play Centre (2 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Indoor Soft Play Centre
Inflatable soft play Jungle for climbing, hiding and bouncing with ball pits, slides, puzzles, animal shapes etc and various other soft play accessories. We also have a baby corner.
Boing (2 miles)
Indoor play facility for the under 5s, with messy play, building section, and custom built soft play structure within sight of the cafe tables. Breastfeeding friendly
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre (3 miles)
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre
Play Centre with facilities for toddlers in a dedicated area plus a large 4 storey play frame with sports area and big bumpy slide.
Castaways Indoor Play (3 miles)
Castaways Indoor Play
Kids can explore the two levels of the purpose built play system, which include ramps, a slide and lots of random spongy shapes and places to hide. Thereâs also a ball pit which is another great place to hide from Mum or Dad.
Fuzzy Eds at The Wishing Well (4 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at The Wishing Well
Multi level adventure play frame with toddler zone, for children up to 4ft 9ins tall. Attached to a family restaurant.
Hop Skip and Jump (5 miles)
Hop Skip and Jump
A special play and support centre for children with special needs and their families.
Kidz Play at Cribbs Causeway (5 miles)
Kidz Play at Cribbs Causeway
Large two-level play space for under 10s and a dedicated Little Tikes play area for toddlers under the age of three at this play space in the Cribbs Causeway Mall.
123 Jump Play Centre (5 miles)
123 Jump Play Centre
Featuring a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. Adults are encouraged to go into the play frame with their kids, so wear socks!
Uglybugs Softplay (5 miles)
Bright and colourful adventure softplay for the under 5s, with fun features and age appropriate challenges in a safe and comfortable environment.
Riverside Leisure Club (5 miles)
Riverside Leisure Club
Includes Mayhem: a giant 4 storey high soft play area incorporating a bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and much more. Also houses a heated indoor pool.
Mayhem (5 miles)
is a 4 storey high, soft play area incorporating a bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and separate play area for under 5s.
Wacky Warehouse Mill House (5 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Mill House
Modern adventure soft play facility within a family friendly restaurant. Multi level play with enclosed toddler zone.
Jaqs Leisure (7 miles)
Soft play centre with separate areas to cater from babies to 4yrs and a 50sqm, purpose built play structure for children between 5 and 12yrs.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks near Bristol with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Gloucestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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