Things To Do In Bristol

After spending the weekend in Bath recently, we realised just how close we were to Bristol. As we managed to explore Bath quite a lot, it has got us thinking about things to do in Bristol should we visit in the future.

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things to do in Bristol


SS Great Britain

One of the most historic ships in the World, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the ship that was the most powerful and advanced ship on the sea at her launch in 1843. SS Great Britain went on to change history.

SS Great Britain is now a museum ship, one I would love to visit at some point. To be able to go on board the actual ship to get a feeling of history and learn about the iconic happenings at sea would be amazing.

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo has a lot to offer visitors from animal experiences, to twilight experiences. You can visit the aquarium, penguins, lemurs, Meerkats, red pandas and gorillas.

Bristol Zoo is the fifth oldest zoo in the world, opening in 1836. The zoo has helped save over 175 species from extinction and are working on conservation projects around the world.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Clifton Suspension Bridge connects Bristol and North Somerset over the Avon Gorge. For many years the bridge has attracted plenty of visitors from people wishing to learn about the history. There is a visitor centre on site that is free to access, with free tours happening every weekend at 3pm between Easter and October.

Bristol Aquarium

We love visiting aquariums, like the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, but each one never seems to be the same as the last which is lovely.

Bristol Aquarium has more than 40 naturally themed displays featuring tropical sharks, seahorses, rays, puffer fish and so many more.  The only aquarium in the Uk to also house a botanical house called the Urban Jungle, home to hundreds of exotic plant species from around the world.

Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park

We almost paid a visit to Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park on our recent visit to Bath. The weather was not so great and we were looking for somewhere to visit that could offer indoor and outdoor experiences.

There appears to be plenty on offer at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife park from outdoor adventures, indoor play, wildlife, animal handling, park rides and a riverside trail. This looks to be a full day out regardless of the weather so it’s a place we will definitely visit at some point in the future.

Bristol Insight

After enjoying our trip on the open top bus tour in Bath, we would definitely use the services in other cities in the future to see what is on offer.

Bristol Insight is a fully guided tour on an open top bus stopping along the way at attractions such as SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo and the Clifton Suspension bridge. This tour looks to be a great way to take advantage of things to do in Bristol without having to worry about driving to all the different attractions.

Your bus ticket allows you to hop on and hop off along the route for your convenience.

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  1. May 4, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Bristol is somewhere I would love to visit. It looks like there’s something for the whole family, I would love learning about the history and the kids would love the zoo.

  2. May 11, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Every time we visit Bath we always plan to visit Bristol, but for some reason we never get there. Though there seems to be so much to do you would need a few days in the city to explore x

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