- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
The Clifton Suspension Bridge has a Visitor Centre by the Leigh Woods toll booth on the Bridge gives helpful information about the history of the Bridge for families to base their visit and studies on, including how it was built and how it is looked after today. You can also buy activity packs, books, postcards and souvenirs.
Fun guided tours are available for schools and groups at any time by arrangement (we sometimes use a stovepipe hat and cigar!). In the summer at weekends there are free guided tours. Go to the Bridge website for details.
There's a really spectactular view of the bridge from Observatory Hill in Clifton, you just follow the footpaths up to the top and if you're feeling brave - or pressured by children - you can zoom back down to the base on the awesome Rock Slide, which has been polished smooth by Bristolian bottoms over 100s of years! For a small additional fee you and the kids can also visit the Camera Obscura and Giant's Cave at Clifton Observatory. Worthwhile additions to a family day adventure and exploration!
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Suspension Bridge Road, Clifton, Somerset and Bristol, BS8 3PA, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
There are plenty of cafes and pubs nearby in Clifton village. There is a large grassy area to picnic and a playground. There is often an ice cream van next to the Bridge!
Toilets on the Clifton side a-okay for wheelchairs and buggies but no special facilities.
Postcards, souvenirs, books and activity packs about the Bridge, Brunel and the Victorians. (Good for school projects!)