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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Clifton

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 579 fun things to do in Clifton 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 Clifton 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 Clifton 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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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...

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...

Bristol Zoo Gardens3.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful grounds and award-winning garden...

Clifton Observatory

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

The Clifton Observatory stands at the hill just by the stunning Clifton Suspension Bridge, a fabulous backdrop for an epic family photo. Inside the b...

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...

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...

The Clifton Suspension Bridge

  • Clifton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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 Bri...

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...



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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ODEON Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Thrillers, comedies and kids’ classics are all up for grabs with a trip to the cinema. Get an education in movie making at ODEON Bristol. With 3 scre...

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