Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bristol, Somerset and Bristol

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 580 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 – 377 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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Ferne Animal Sanctuary

  • Chard
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

For all animal-loving families head off to Ferne Animal Sanctuary for a day of animal adventure. Beginning life as a short-term refuge for animals du...

Ogmore Beach

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the sandy shores of Ogmore beach, a great and clean beach in South Wales that’s perfect for a family day by the seaside. Bring along your sw...

Blandford Leisure Centre

  • Blandford Forum
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hours spent splashing around in water are a favourite family pastime. Dive on in, soak those toes and allow your little ones to get lost in the world...

Wiggleys Fun Farm

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Wiggley’s Fun Farm is an ideal play space for little ones. Offering all weather fun, there are large indoor and outdoor adventure play areas where ch...

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre

  • Minehead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre 15th century National Trust farmstead within Exmoor National Park, with a large collection of owls, birds of prey, and fri...

Farmer Gow's Activity Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Faringdon
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Escape to the countryside for the day at Farmer Gows Activity Farm. This working farm offers hands-on feeding with lots of the animals along with a d...

Malvern Hills GeoCentre

  • Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Malvern Hills GeoCentre is the official visitor information centre for the Geopark Way. Its position on the western slopes of the Hills at the Wyche...

Cobbs Play Barn1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hungerford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Cobbs Play Barn Cobbs Play Barn is the latest addition to Cobbs Farm Shop. A bespoke wooden indoor play barn where adventures are made and dreams rea...

Thruxton Race Circuit

  • Andover
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Thruxton Kart Centre has got some serious thrill factor, alongside those all important safety features, for a day full of super speed excitement! Dra...

Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland

  • Faringdon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland is a chance for the kids to see a Tower hailed as ‘Britain's finest 20th century folly' and one of its most import...

Cantref Adventure Farm

  • Brecon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Come and enjoy a great day out at Cantref: Brecon's Biggest Adventure! There are animal shows going on every half hour including pet handling, pony r...

Wimbleball Lake Country Park

  • Dulverton
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor offers a variety of activities both on and off the water for all abilities. There's plenty to do at this scenic lake, includi...

Trecco Bay

  • Porthcawl
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love a seaside adventure? Trecco bay in South Wales is great for a family holiday, with a mix of sand and rocks, there’s loads to explore.  You could...

The Play Barn Brecon

  • Brecon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Play Barn at Brynich is an award winning indoor soft play centre on the edge of Brecon, and is easy to access however you travel. A great place f...

Bourton Model Railway

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Housed in a period farmhouse and established for over 25 years this is a spectacular Bourton Model Railway Exhibition and traditional toyshop situate...

Malvern Museum of Local History

  • Great Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Malvern Museum of Local History may be small, but it tells a vast story, starting with rocks and fossils, to the later events that shaped Malvern. Di...

Malvern Splash

  • Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care as you ride that thrilling wave at Malvern Splash! Enjoy the feeling of the wave machine as it c...

Bourton on the Water Mystery Trail

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

For a great day out for all ages, explore on the Bourton-on-the-Water self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. There are clues to challenge everyon...

The Old New Inn Model Village

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Old New Inn is known all over the world for the fascinating model village in its garden. The Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of the he...

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

  • Toddington
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway offers a lovely way to enjoy the scenic sights of the English Cotswolds along a lovingly restored line pulle...

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