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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bristol

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 581 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 – 379 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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Train at The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in Toddington

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...

Vintage car at Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton on the Water

Cotswold Motoring Museum

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection is a fun packed indoor museum with loads of activities for the children. With seven unique galleries incl...

Girl making craft at Green Frog Pottery in Malvern

Green Frog Pottery

  • Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Come and have fun painting your own design on a piece of pottery at Green Frog! There are lots of things to choose from, including mugs, plates and b...

Woman rowing at Celtic Canoes in Brecon

Celtic Canoes

  • Brecon
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

You don't need to be experienced to have an adventure with Celtic Canoes! Families can choose from an Open Canoe Instruction session or Guided Trips...

Party room at Dizzys Castle in Bridgend

Dizzys Castle

  • Bridgend
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The exciting Dizzy's Castle is a multi coloured indoor adventure play facility with all the classic and contemporary features one expects from modern...

Church at Salisbury City Guides

Salisbury City Guides

  • Salisbury
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Salisbury City Guides are led by professional Blue Badge guides who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of the city. There are 4 walks espec...

Owl at The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover

Hawk Conservancy Trust

  • Andover
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Enjoy a fun, educational and all-out amazing day out at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, home to over 130 magnificent birds of prey. From Pearl-spotted Ow...

Bear mascot on soft play frame at Darcy Bear in Carterton

Darcy Bear

  • Carterton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Darcy Bear The play equipment in this bright and spacious adventure play centre is separated very simply into 2 age bracketed categories: under 5s an...

Aerial view of Breamore House and Museum

Breamore House and Museum

  • Breamore
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Breamore House and Museum Life in a typical village like Breamore can be relived in the Breamore Countryside Museum which provides a fascinating insi...

Girl playing laser tag at Ice Quest Malvern

Ice Quest Malvern

  • Malvern
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Ice Skating is a cool experience, whatever your age or ability. So why not give it a go with Ice Quest: the only real ice rink in 3 Counties Worceste...

Outside view of Croome in High Green


  • High Green
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

At Croome, you can step into what remains of a secret wartime air base, now a modern Visitor Centre, find Croome Court and see it being repaired, or...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Rest Bay beach

  • Porthcawl
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’ve got little animal lovers, then Rest Bay beach in South Wales is the spot to be. With golden sands and rocks, it’s a great place to spend a...

Woman horse riding at Cotswolds Riding in Stanton

Cotswolds Riding

  • Stanton
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Cotswold Riding has been offering lessons, hacks and Bed and Breakfast since 1975. There are over 50 well schooled horses to choose from, so they wil...

Young adults paddleboarding at Margam Park Adventure in Port Talbot

Margam Park Adventure

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Go on a family adventure in the stunning Welsh countryside with Margam Park Adventure in Port Talbot! This activity centre is your one-stop location...

Deer at Margam Country Park in Port Talbot

Margam Country Park

  • Port Talbot
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Margam Country Park has 1000 acres of countryside with a castle, orangery, deer park, visitors' centre, lake, narrow gauge train, farm trail, Fairyta...

Aerial view of Queenswood Country Park in Leominster

Queenswood Country Park

  • Leominster
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

The glorious Queenswood Country Park is a classic location for an outdoor family adventure with lots of natural delights to see as you explore, plus...

Exhibit at South Wales Miners Museum in Neath

South Wales Miners Museum

  • Neath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit South Wales Miners Museum and find yourself being taken on an historical journey back in time. The museum offers insight into the working life...

Afan Forest Park

  • Cynonville
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Afan Forest Park offers a great open space for all things cycle-able, base yourself at the visitor centre to go hiking, mountain biking, or an old fa...

Planes at Army Flying Museum

Army Flying Museum

  • Stockbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take your family days out to new heights with the Army Flying Museum, and keep your little flyers learning with over 100 years of history and play ar...

Tractor driving arena at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre in Verwood

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Verwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre is not just about heavy horses: they also have pygmy goats, kune-kune pigs, Inuit snow dogs and more besides. D...

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