Bristol is one of the most family-friendly cities in the UK. There is plenty to do every day, from outdoor activities to indoor attractions if the weather is not on your side. There are a whole host of fun and exciting events this summer to keep kids and adults of all ages entertained. Before you start adding to your Bristol bucket list, book the ideal family accommodation. Our serviced apartments in the heart of the city allow you the space, facilities and freedom to explore from a comfortable, flexible base. Contact us to learn more or book your family summer break in Bristol today.
Family-Friendly Events in Bristol
Summer is a great time to visit the city as there is so much going on. There are events almost every weekend, some of which are free to visit for families. Brunel’s SS Great Britain are hosting a series of summer lates with eight dockyard gigs scheduled from 15 June. The dock will come alive this summer with live bands, a summer BBQ, local beers and family fun. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returns in August and as always is one of the most family-friendly events of the year. Get up early to see over 100 balloons take off before breakfast and spend the day exploring the live entertainment, fairground rides and a fun park in Aston Court Estate. It’s a truly memorable family day out. Check local pages and social media for more information about Bristol events this summer.
You’re spoiled for choice with both indoor and outdoor family attractions in Bristol, depending if the weather is on your side. Bristol Aquarium is a spectacular exhibition of the living world in the Harbourside area that provides an amazing underwater adventure from the British coast to tropical seas. Head a little outside of the city to enjoy fun and adventure at Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions keeping your summer vacation fun and educational. Discover a world full of exotic animals in Wild Place Project, a fresh air destination with over 50 acres to explore. You can visit bears, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, meerkats, lemurs and many more. There are strategically placed restrooms and picnic areas too making it an effortlessly fun day out for all the family.
We get reasonably good summer weather in Bristol, ideal for exploring over 400 gardens and parks in the city and surrounds. The summer is ideal to catch the blooming flowers, to run around in the grass or visit a playground, tiring out your little ones before bed. St Andrew’s Park is a classic Victorian neighbourhood park with a lot of green space and a children’s play area, perfect for a family day out. St George’s Park is a large park on the opposite side of the city with a pond, grass areas, a large wheels park and a children’s playground. Closer to home, Castle Park is a great spot for a picnic or a day basking in the sunshine while your children entertain themselves.
Family Friendly Restaurants in Bristol
It can be hard to find a truly family-accessible restaurant when you’re in a new city. Luckily, Bristol has a great selection of restaurants that welcome families and young children. Watershed Café is a welcoming spot for families which serves delicious food and drink in a relaxed harbourside location. They have a dedicated children’s menu and highchairs available for the smaller ones. Riverstation, also dockside, is great for families with highchairs and a buggy parking area, baby food warming, breastfeeding friendly and a varied children’s menu available. Alternatively, you can make use of your in-suite kitchen to prepare and store lunches and snacks for your little ones on the go or enjoy a family takeaway at home after a day of exploring.
PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments offer the perfect family accommodation in Bristol. We have one- and two-bedroom suites with family-sized kitchen and bathroom facilities and plenty of storage, ideal to make yourself at home. Our central location means you can get around Bristol on foot or with public transport, eliminating the need for cars. Our best available rates and access to our special offers are exclusively available when you book direct on our website or with one of our team.