20 Best Things To Do In Bristol Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bristol

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 584 fun things to do in Bristol for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 381 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Bristol day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Bristol with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Photo credit Daniel Watkiss

We The Curious

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

We The Curious is an interactive, intergalactic charity with a focus on play, asking questions and sparking your curiosity. The centre has two floors...

A family doing an activity in an Escape Hunt room

Escape Hunt Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bring adventure into your next family day out with an escape room experience at Escape Hunt Bristol! A heart-racing puzzle to solve, 60 minutes on th...

Cabot Tower Codebreaking Walk

Cabot Tower Codebreaking Walk

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Explore Bristol on a fun puzzle-solving adventure with the Tramble App’s Cabot Tower Codebreaking Walk. Climb to the top of the famous Cabot Tower fo...

Exhibit at The Georgian House Museum in Bristol

The Georgian House Museum

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Georgian House Museum is set out as it might have looked in the 18th century, and gives an insight into life above and below stairs. Imagine the...

Sculpted animal at Brandon Hill Park in Bristol

Brandon Hill Park

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Brandon Hill Park is one of Bristol's most popular picnic spots with plenty to interest everyone, panoramic views of the city, and spectacular sunset...

Fish pool at Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Get ready to take a magical tour through the wonders of the ocean and uncover the secrets the waters hold! You don’t want to miss out on the chance t...

City Centre on huntfun Bristol trail

Huntfun Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Adventure awaits! Turn your family walk into a treasure hunt and uncover the mystery on the huntfun treasure hunt in Bristol. This waterside route th...

Dinner at Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery houses a huge and exciting range of mysterious objects to fascinate and educate, from glorious sea dinosaurs to m...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

The Bristol Harbourside Treasure Hunt

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Bristol Harbourside Treasure Hunt Trail has more than a few mysteries to solve, and you’re the detectives to crack the code! Begin by downloading...

Keynsham Leisure Centre

Keynsham Leisure Centre

  • Keynsham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If your kids love soft play, you should definitely take them to Better  Keynsham Leisure Centre! The refurbished centre features an action-packed sof...

Kids dressed as pirates at Pirate Petes Walking Tour in Bristol

Pirate Petes Walking Tour

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Pirate Petes Walking Tour A pleasant walk around the quays, discovering Bristols turbulent history, at the harbor side haunts of the pirates and swas...

Craft tables at Flying Saucers The Painting Pottery Cafe in Bristol

Flying Saucers The Painting Pottery Cafe

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Flying Saucers is Bristol's largest and only dedicated Painting Pottery Cafe. There are over 100 pottery items to choose from to sit and paint and on...

Canal boat at Bristol Packet Boat Rides

Bristol Packet Boat Rides

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

There are lots of different Bristol Packet Boat Rides to choose from, depending on how long you wish to go for and which additions to the trip you'd...

Passengers on Bristol Ferry Boat Co

Bristol Ferry Boat Co

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Bristol Ferry Boat Co Ever wanted to see Clifton's Suspension Bridge from the water? Ever wondered what wildlife lives around the banks of the river?...

The Matthew of Bristol ship travelling

The Matthew of Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Matthew of Bristol is a replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497, The Matthew is available to visit in the Bristol Float...

Cyclist at Bristol and Bath Railway Path

Bristol and Bath Railway Path

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Cycling

Bristol and Bath Railway Path 13 mile 3 metre wide tarmac cycle trail along a disused railway line. From the centre of Bristol you can ride or walk a...

Men at M Shed in Bristol

M Shed

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

M Shed is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the history of the city of Bristol in both war and peace time, with additional bonuses like buri...

Sunrise at SS Great Britain in Bristol

SS Great Britain3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The SS Great Britain once took passengers from the docks of Britain to Australia to start their new lives. Now you can see it in its Victorian heyday...

Kids playing laser tag at Laser Fusion in Bristol

Laser Fusion

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laser Fusion is part of the Laser Quest set up, so you know you're in for a high quality high-tech adventure! Laser Tag is like a living computer gam...

Outside view at Curious About Bristol

Curious About Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Curious About Bristol gives an exciting perspective into what makes this cosmopolitan city what it is. Enjoy the walks individually or put them toget...

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