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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Bristol

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 86 Bristol parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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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...

Dame Emily Park

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dame Emily Park Named after one of the last members of the Smyth family, which provided the land, this park is a peaceful, shady retreat in the middl...

Felix Road Adventure Playground

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Free fun for everyone at Felix Road Adventure Playground! The adventure playground allows kids to come and go as they please, with no entry fee. Both...

Clifton & Durdham Downs

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Downs are a gorgeous green escape on the edge of Bristol. There’s loads to keep you busy including horse riding, cycling, kite flying and footbal...

Ashton Court Estate

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ashton Court Estate is a Country park and mansion with 850 acres of woodland and grassland. The estate is host to many activities including an annual...

University of Bristol Botanic Gardens

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

University of Bristol Botanic Gardens Welcome to a beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in insp...

Hengrove Park

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hengrove Park is a large open space that includes the biggest free Play Park in the south of England (4 acres!), plus a Wheels park for BMX riders an...

Oldbury Court Estate

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Oldbury Court Estate is grade II registered parkland with woods, riverside paths, is excellent for walking and playing including a separate toddler p...



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Blaise Castle and Play Area

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Blaise Castle and Play Area is a pretty magnificent park: 650 acre Grade II listed and Green Flag awarded. The play area is pretty special too, with...

Hop Skip and Jump

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Hop Skip and Jump is a not for profit charity that can provide flexible and immediate respite care, 7 days a week, for children and young adults in t...

Tyntesfield

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Tyntesfield is a Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house amidst eminently explorable landscaped gardens and spacious parkland. The visitor centre...

Portishead Lake Grounds

  • Portishead
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Portishead Lake Grounds area is a beautiful spot to relax with the family. Built around an artificial lake and running alongside the esplanade, t...

Old Down Country Park

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Petting Zoos

For good, old-fashioned country fun, Old Down Country Park should be your first port of call! There’s more than enough to keep kids happy with season...

Dyrham Park

  • Dyrham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Dyrham Park has plenty for a family to see and do. The mansion is stunning and full of collections of paintings, ceramics and decorative art such as...

Royal Victoria Park

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Royal Victoria Park is a beautiful expanse of green parkland a mere short stroll from the city centre, so it's a wonderful compromise trip for kids w...

Prior Park Landscape Gardens

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Prior Park Landscape Gardens One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18...

Offas Dyke Path National Trail

  • Chepstow
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Offas Dyke Path National Trail through the borderlands of England and Wales has something for everyone, whether you want a gentle stroll for a few ho...

Mendips Raceway

  • Shipham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Mendips Raceway has been open since 1969 and is home to some of the most exciting banger, stock car, and caravan racing in the UK! The oval racing ci...

Puxton Park

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

From aerial climbing to the fast and furious slides, there is something for everyone including an indoor adventure play zone with loads of fun featur...

Hope Nature Centre

  • Trowbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Fancy a peaceful escape to nature for your next family day out? Set within the stunning Southwick Country Park, the 15-acre Hope Nature Centre is the...

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