99 things you have to do with the kids in Bristol before they grow up

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This is the ultimate, definitive guide to everything you could be doing with the kids this summer in Bristol.

And by everything, we mean EVERYTHING - there are an incredible 99 ideas on this list.

You're welcome!

Igniting young minds

1. MSHED

From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the unique story of Bristol and its place in the world. See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own memories of Bristol. Kids will love boarding the famous green Lodekka bus, finding their home on the satellite floor map, getting hands-on with the interactive displays and meeting Bristol's very own dinosaur!

Where: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN More info: www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

2. BRISTOL MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Bristol Museum ignites young imaginations with a wonderful mixture of historical artefacts, sensational art and good old fashioned play. Find out about the last billion years of Earth's history, explore the region's natural wonders and discover more about peoples' lives, past and present. Highlights include the best-preserved dinosaurs ever found in Britain, Egyptian mummies, Alfred the Gorilla and under sevens' discovery area.

Where: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL More info: www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

A new rooftop bar is coming to At-Bristol
We The Curious

3. WE THE CURIOUS

We The Curious is one of the UK's largest science centres and home to the UK's only 3D Planetarium! Join Morph and friends in Aardman's exclusive exhibition where you'll become an animator for the day. Be awed by icy bodies and cosmic rays, walk through a tornado, create your own TV show or cover yourself from head to toe in a giant bubble! You can even take a trip to the outer reaches of the universe in the UK's first 3D Planetarium.

Where: At-Bristol, Anchor road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB More info: www.wethecurious.org.uk

4. THE MATTHEW

The Matthew is a fabulous and faithful reconstruction of the boat used by John Cabot when he discovered Newfoundland in 1497. The stunning replica was built here in Bristol to mark the 500th anniversary of Cabot's voyage, and upon her completion she set sail to reconstruct Cabot's original journey.

The kids will love pretending to be pirates and walk the plank on this fantastic boat. You can hop aboard for free - though donations are welcome.

Where: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6RB More info: www.matthewuk.com

5. GEORGIAN HOUSE MUSEUM

A six storey townhouse in the centre of Bristol that has been restored and decorated to its original glory. Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner's home might have looked like around 1790. Find out what life was like above and below stairs, from the kitchen in the basement where servants prepared meals to the elegant formal rooms above.

Where: The Georgian House Museum, 7 Great George St, Bristol, BS1 5RR

More info: www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

6. FRENCHAY VILLAGE MUSEUM

Tells the unique story of the South Gloucestershire village, which has been a popular meeting place for Quakers since the seventeenth century as well as the site of Frenchay Hospital. This tiny museum is crammed with artifacts which documents the village's part in both world wars and the famous people who have lived there over the years.

Where: 1 Begbrook Park, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1SZ

More info: www.frenchaymuseumarchives.co.uk

7. OAKHAM TREASURES

Portbury's Oakham Treasures is one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK. Whether you are eight or 80, you'll marvel at this vast and unique collection of memorabilia from the last century. Collections include a grocery store stocked floor to ceiling with recognisable goodies; a traditional sweet shop displaying rows and rows of colourful sweet jars and chocolate bars in their original packaging; a selection of the more intimate apparel worn by ladies in the 30's, 40's and 50's in the haberdashery department and the tractor museum, which houses around 150 old and vintage tractors.

Where: Oakham Treasures, Oakham Farm, Portbury Lane, Portbury, Bristol BS20 7SP

More info: www.oakhamtreasures.co.uk

8. RED LODGE MUSEUM

Head through the Elizabethan walled garden on Lodge Street and into Red Lodge to experience more than 400 years of history. From a royal party house of the 16th Century to Victorian reform school for girls, see how the lodge has changed over time. Visit the Great Oak Room, the last complete Elizabethan room in Bristol; explore The Victorian School, established in1854 as the first ever girls' reform school; and see how the Henley family doubled the size of the lodge with a three storey extension in the 1730s.

Where: The Red Lodge Museum, Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LJ

More info: www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

9. RWA

England's only regional Royal Academy of Art, RWA is Bristol's finest art gallery. It's magnificent Grade 2 listed building hosts five naturally-lit galleries acclaimed as one of the best exhibition spaces in the country. Its lively programme of exhibitions celebrate the best of historic and contemporary British art.

Where: Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1PX

More info: www.rwa.org.uk

Brunel's SS Great Britain

SS GREAT BRITAIN

Discover the ship that changed the world at one of Britain's best tourist attractions. Now a museum ship, ss Great Britain was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. Head beneath the glass sea, walk the ss Great Britain's history in the Dockyard Museum, step into the shoes of a Victorian sailor and climb the huge mainmast and venture into the ship itself. Alive with sights, sounds and even smells, prepare to set sail on the most extraordinary time machine.

Where: Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY

More info: www.ssgreatbritain.org

10. BRISTOL CENTRAL LIBRARY

Situated right next to the cathedral, Bristol Central Library's elegant Edwardian architecture is a marvel in itself. But step within its walls and your offspring will be swept away by the incredible stories in stock. Most children love a challenge and each summer, libraries offer school children the chance to read six books over the holidays, achieving awards for each book completed including stickers and a certificate at the end.

Where: Deanery Road, Centre, Bristol, BS1 5TL

More info: www.reading.agency.org.uk

Kids and animals

11. BRISTOL AQUARIUM

Discover the wonders of the deep in the heart of the city and explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays that are home to thousands of amazing aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, rays, seahorses, puffer fish and piranhas. Enjoy the closest of undersea encounters in an underwater walk-through tunnel, enter a life-size recreation of a sunken ship and step inside a seahorse display.

Where: Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5TT

More info: www.bristolaquarium.co.uk

12. NOAH'S ARK ZOO FARM

Discover which amazing animals reside at Noah's Ark, from lions and tigers and bears to rhinos, elephants and giraffes.A fantastic day out for all the family, there's farm animals to feed, tractors to ride and indoor and outdoor play areas to have fun. It's easy to see why Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is one of the South West's top tourist attractions, welcoming 170,000 visitors a year and giving each one a fun-filled, exciting animal experience.

Where: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Clevedon Road, Wraxall BS48 1PG

More info: www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk

13. WILD PLACE PROJECT

Wild Place Project is a fun, family attraction that provides outdoor adventure, play and learning. Visitors can meet amazing animals from across the world from the mischievous lemurs of Madagascar to the striking grey wolves of Europe. Wild Place Project was opened by the Bristol Zoological Society with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe.

Where: Blackhorse Hill, Bristol BS10 7TP

More info: www.wildplace.org.uk

Afia, Bristol Zoo's young gorilla, celebrates her 2nd birthday on Monday
Afia, Bristol Zoo's young gorilla, celebrates her 2nd birthday on Monday

14. BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS

See it, Sense it, Save It is this famous zoo's catchphrase – it aims to let visitors get up close and personal with thousands of species of animals. Its admirable conservation work all around the world has seen its reputation spread far and wide. From enormous lions and gorillas right down to tiny little colourful treefrogs and bugs, this is the perfect day out for your animal-loving children.

Where: Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

More info: www.bristolzoo.org.uk

15. NORTH SOMERSET BUTTERFLY FARM

Surround yourself with some of the world's most beautiful butterflies and exotic plants in the heart of the Westcountry.This indoor butterfly jungle is the perfect place for families to discover these stunning creatures and explore tropical wildlife, while the adjoining workshop area offers a fantastic education space for parties to enjoy the amazing bug shows!

Where: North Somerset Butterfly Farm, Smallway, Congresbury, North Somerset, BS49 5AA

More info: www.nsbutterflyhouse.com

16. WINDMILL HILL CITY FARM

Get away from it all in the heart of the city at Windmill Hill City Farm. There's a great array of facilities including an adventure playground. Meet the farm animals including a variety of goats, sheep, pigs and poultry, enjoy the tranquillity of the gardens, run amok in the play area or get involved in one of the farm's many projects.

Where: Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4EA.

More info: www.windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk

17. LAWRENCE WESTON COMMUNITY FARM

Lawrence Weston Community Farm offers children farm animals, nature, fresh air, play and adventure within a safe and green environment. Youngsters can enjoy interacting with some of the smaller animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens.

Where: Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive, Bristol

More info: www.lwfarm.org.uk

Bristol landmarks

The Bristol skyline

18. BRISTOL CATHEDRAL

Bristol Cathedral has been around in one form or another since the 1100s if not longer. There's plenty to see from times throughout history, from Saxon and medieval carvings through to more recent times. Look out for the boy in the new dressing gown in one of the stained glass windows - he's now an elderly gentleman.

Where: Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ

More info: http://bristol-cathedral.co.uk/

19. ST MARY REDCLIFFE CHURCH

The pinnacle of Bristol's skyline famously described by Queen Elizabeth I as "the fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England". Intriguing for adults, there's also plenty for the kids, who will enjoy exploring the high ceilings, stained glass windows and statues. There is also a reasonably priced cafe within the museum, plus a lovely little garden to explore.

Where: Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6RA

More info: www.stmaryredcliffe.co.uk

20. SUSPENSION BRIDGE

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol. For 150 years this Grade I listed structure has attracted visitors from all over the world. Take a stroll over the bridge, taking in the amazing panoramic views of the city, then make your way to the Visitor Centre, where you'll find an exhibition about the history of the bridge and the people who worked on it, fun children's activities and a gift shop.

Where: Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA

More info: www.cliftonbridge.org.uk

Cabot Tower offers beautiful views across the city

21. CABOT TOWER

Cabot Tower is a 105ft tower built in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot's famous voyage from Bristol and the continent of North America four hundred years earlier. Situated on Bristol's lovely Brandon Hill, just behind Park Street, you can climb the tight spiral staircase to the top of Cabot Tower to re-enact fairytales and enjoy panoramic views of the city of Bristol and it's Harbourside.

Where: Brandon Hill Park, Park St, Bristol, Avon BS1 5RR

More info: www.bristol.gov.uk

22. WILLS TOWER

The tower of Bristol University's Wills building offers tours to the public every Saturday and on the first Wednesday of each month. Not only can you see the inside of this spectacular building, but the views from the top are amazing.

Where: Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RJ

More info: www.bristol.ac.uk/

23. CLIFTON OBSERVATORY

Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave sits high up on The Downs and offers superb views from above the Clifton Suspension Bridge. It is in fact one of only two camera obscuras still open to the public in England and gives a panoramic view of the surrounding area. William West also cut out an underground passage to Ghyston's Cave, which was originally only accessible via the cliff face. At the cave mouth, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge below.

Where: Litfield Road, Bristol, BS8 3LT

More info: http://www.cliftonobservatory.com/

Hidden gems

24. ARNOS VALE

Discover a secret world in the heart of Bristol. Don't be put off because Arnos Vale is a cemetery as there is SO much to see and explore in this beautiful 45 acre site. Kids will love roaming Arnos Vale, with its greenery, wild flowers and huge Victorian headstones. There are self-guided walks, tours, a cafe and a gift shop.

Where: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW

More info: arnosvale.org.uk

25. UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL BOTANIC GARDEN

This exciting contemporary botanic garden with organic flowing network of paths leads visitors through collections of Mediterranean flora and looks to illustrate plant evolution.

Where: Stoke Park Rd, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JG

More info: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/

University of Bristol Botanic Garden Sculpture Festival.

26. HOLLOW AT ROYAL FORT GARDENS, CLIFTON

Hollow is a permanent public artwork that surrounds you by millions of years of evolution and human history. Inside Hollow, you will discover over 10,000 unique tree species, which have been gathered by the artist from almost every country on the planet. Under your feet lie fossils, which span 390 million years, and above you thousands of unique tree samples connect across time and space, each with their own story to tell.Fascinating stuff.

Where: Royal Fort Gardens,Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH UK

More info: www.hollow.org.uk

27. TEMPLE CHURCH AND GARDENS

Just off Victoria Street is a fourteenth century church famous for its leaning tower. Only the shell of the church remains, surrounded by tall trees and a beautiful green. The church garden is a great place to bring a picnic. Stroll down the picturesque diagonal path flanked by mature lime trees and set out your sandwiches in this peaceful hidden gem.

Where: Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6HS

28. CLEVEDON CRAFT CENTRE

Something of a hidden gem, Clevedon Craft Centre is a picturesque little site featuring a diverse collection of workshops and local crafts.The studios and workshops are housed in the outbuildings of a 17th century Somerset 'long farm' which was once part of the Clevedon Court Estate. Artists in residence produce pottery, jewellery and gifts. There is a café on site selling home made cakes and local produce. Well worth a visit.

Where: Clevedon Craft Centre, Moor Lane, Clevedon BS21 6TD

Fun with The National Trust

29. TYNTESFIELD

Tyntesfield Estate in Wraxell is a spectacular Victorian country house, gardens and arboretum managed by the National Trust. Explore the impressive Victorian Gothic Revival house with its treasure trove of objects including everything from priceless paintings and ornate furnishings to ice skates and picnic sets. Then set off to explore 540 acres of parkland, woodland, meadows and the stunning gardens.

Where: Tyntesfield, Clevedon Road, Bristol BS48 1NT

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield

The National Trust's Tyntesfield House

30. CLEVEDON COURT

Clevedon Court comprises an outstanding 14th-century manor house and 18th-century terraced garden. Home to the lords of the manor of Clevedon for centuries, the core of the house is a remarkable survival from the medieval period. Visitors can discover the striking display of Eltonware pottery and a fascinating collection of Nailsea glass. Children and families will be more interested in exploring the gorgeous grounds.

Where: Tickenham Rd, Clevedon BS21 6QU

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clevedon-court

31. LEIGH WOODS

A designated nature reserve, Leigh Woods offers wonderful walks for all of the family and a natural play area with logs, swings and balance beams. There are different pathways to take throughout Leigh Woods, varying in length and difficulty. Indulge your child - and your own inner child - by trying some den building and bug hunting too.

Where: Near Bristol

More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

32. FAILAND

Explore Failand, a beautiful National Trust village on the outskirts of Bristol. This picturesque area boasts rolling countryside with small fields and woodlands divided by hedges and sunken lanes. There's lots of walking to be enjoyed along the network of footpaths, and the woods have a wide range of mature trees including some more unusual types such as cedar, sequoia and cut-leafed ash.

Where: Failand, Nr Bristol, Somerset, BS8

More info: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/failand

33. CADBURY CAMP

Breath-taking views of rolling Somerset countryside are the reward for a hike to the top of the National Trust's Iron Age hill fort, Cadbury Camp near Clevedon. The Iron Age hill fort was constructed and occupied from the 6th century BC to the mid-1st century AD. During World War II, the camp was used as a searchlight battery to locate enemy aircraft, so they could be shot down before releasing bombs on Bristol. The limestone grassland is a great spot to see a variety of wildflowers, and if you're really lucky you may see adders basking on the walls of the hill fort.

Where: Above Tickenham, Nr Clevedon, North Somerset, BS20

More info: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cadbury-camp

34. BLAISE HAMLETS

The National Trust's historic Blaise Hamlet is a charming collection of nine 19th-century houses laid out around a pretty green. The hamlet, which is four miles north of the city centre, was built in 1811 to accommodate retired staff from Blaise Castle estate in Henbury.

Where: Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QY

More info: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blaise-hamlet

Blaise Hamlet near Henbury

Life's a beach

35. WESTON-SUPER-MARE BEACH

One of the longest naturally occurring beaches in the UK, the golden sands of Weston-super-Mare is a great place to relax, play, walk or enjoy one of the many events taking place throughout the year.

Address: Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

37. CLEVEDON PIER

There's something exciting about walking out to sea on a man-made structure, peering down through the gaps in the planks to see the waves below your feet. Clevedon Pier is the only Grade 1 listed pier you can visit in England. It was opened in 1869 to receive paddle steamer passengers from Devon and Wales and today it is a focal point for events in Clevedon. Following a recent refurb, there are hands-on exhibits, Tiffin's cafe and a shop. Admission costs adults £3, child (aged 4 to 15) £2, concs £2.50.

Where: The Beach, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7QU

More info: http://clevedonpier.co.uk/

38. WESTON PIER

Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier is a very different animal. There is something here for young and old alike – from the arcade machines to thrilling rides, or a relaxing traditional afternoon tea in the exquisite Edwardian-style tea rooms. Admission costs £1.

Where: Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1AL

More info: https://www.grandpier.co.uk/

Lewis Saddler was last seen in Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday, August 29, around 9pm (pictured: a stock image of the Pier in Weston-super-Mare)
The Pier in Weston-super-Mare

The great outdoors

39. BLAISE CASTLE

With a fairytale castle, a giant's footstep and 400 acres of stunning parkland to explore, Blaise Castle is the perfect location for letting the kids' imaginations run wild. A favourite of mine as a youngster and now love by my little ones, the estate also boasts a fantastic and free museum, lovely play area, lilly pond, cafe and picnic areas. Brilliant.

Address: Henbury Rd, Bristol BS10 7QS

More info: www.bristol.gov.uk

40. THE DOWNS

Consisting of Clifton Down and Durdham Down, this is a huge area of protected parkland on the edge of the city, perfect for flying a kit, enjoying a picnic or tearing around on bikes and scooters.

Address: Stoke Road, Bristol, BS9 1FG

More info: www.bristol.gov.uk

41. ASHTON COURT ESTATE

Just two miles from the centre of Bristol, the fantastic Ashton Court Estate remains almost entirely surrounded by Somerset countryside. The estate boasts 850 acres of woodland and meadows with a large mansion, deer keeper's cottage, woodland, a pond, golfcourse and cafe. A great place for a stroll, a play and a picnic.

Address: Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN

More info: www.bristol.gov.uk

Balloon Fiesta blasted for scaring deer with fireworks display

42. CADBURY HILL LOCAL NATURE RESERVE

This beautiful site is a lovely place to enjoy a family walk with a picnic at the end. The area boasts breathtaking views, an Iron Age hill fort, glorious woodland and a nature reserve that is home to a variety of butterflies and insects as well as foraging bats and owls at dusk.

Where: Cadbury Hill Local Nature Reserve, Cadbury Hill, Henley Lane, Yatton

43. KINGS WESTON ESTATE

Kings Weston Estate will prove a hit with children because of the many fascinating historic features that abound the 300 acres of woodlands and gardens which make up the estate. Features include a sundial, Penpole Lodge ruins, the grotto and, of course, King Weston House.

Where: Kings Weston Estate, Kings Weston Lane, Kingsweston, Bristol

More info: www.bristol.gov.uk

44. BATTERY POINT PORTISHEAD

A picturesque spot in Portishead, Batterpoint boasts a lighthouse, acres of space to play, picnic places, wildlife and endless free family fun.

The famous Battery Point lighthouse is one of the best known sights on the Bristol Channel and has some of the finest views in North Somerset.

Where: Cadbury Hill Local Nature Reserve, Cadbury Hill, Henley Lane, Yatton

45. PORTISHEAD LAKE GROUNDS

Situated alongside the town's esplanade, picturesque Portishead Lake Grounds boasts a boating lake, play area, plenty of space for a run-around and glorious views. Enjoy a picnic on the grass or a bite to eat at the cafe, then feed the ducks, take a boat out on the lake, have fun at the adventure playground or take a walk along the sea-front. Bring a bat and ball for some traditional park games or your model boat to join other enthusiasts at the lake.

Where: Esplanade Road, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7HD

46. STOKE PARK ESTATE

A great place for a picnic, walk or bike ride, this Grade II Historic Park and Garden is one of Bristol's best kept secrets – a fine landscape of open grassland, semi-ancient woodland and shaded groves with a wealth of historic features and stunning views. The Estate is bounded by the prominent Purdown BT Tower and the dramatic yellow ochre-coloured landmark, the Dower House, beside the M32.

Wheres: Stoke Park Estate, Duchess Gate, Park Road, Stapleton, Bristol

More info: www.bristol.gov.uk

Bristol and Bath cycle path tunnel

47. BRISTOL TO BATH BIKE CYCLE PATH

Cycling is a wonderful way to have free fun as a family and the immensely popular Bristol and Bath Railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities.

The path features a variety of sculptures and a working steam engine at the old train station at Bitton. Enjoy a picnic with wonderful views of the River Avon.

More info: www.bristolbathrailwaypath.org.uk

48. OLDBURY COMMON AND SNUFF MILLS

Oldbury Court and Snuff Mills has it all. A picturesque and diverse estate, it combines woodland and riverside paths with historic parkland and excellent children's play facilities. Only three miles from Bristol city centre, the estate is the ideal place for a family day out, featuring big green spaces and picnic areas, and is popular with walkers for its varied landscape and panoramic views.

Where: Oldbury Court Estate, Oldbury Court Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2JH

More info: www.bristol.gov.uk

49. PORTBURY WHARF NATURE RESERVE

Discovering local wildlife makes for a wonderful family day out and you're spoilt for areas to visit in and around Bristol. Portbury Wharf is a favourite nature walk with us. The picturesque wetland is the habitat for many animals including some rare species like water vole and otter. Other animals like the hairy dragonfly, snipe and lapwing live off the land too. Because of a large insect population the greater horseshoe bat has been spotted hunting here. Buzzards, owls and other birds hunt for the small mammals that live in the hay meadows. The area is a great place for birdwatching or to just enjoy a family day out.

Where: Wharf Lane, Portbury, Bristol, BS20 7TD

A walk in the park

50. ST GEORGE'S PARK

St. Georges Park is one of Bristol's finest suburban Victorian parks with an attractive landscape with many mature trees, a lake, tennis courts and a variety of wildlife. The park features a play area, which was completely refurbished in 2009.

Where: St George's Park, Church Road, St George, Bristol BS5

Police want to speak to any witnesses who were in Canford Park in Westbury-on-Trym

51. CANFORD PLAY PARK

Canford Park is a Victorian park with a children's play park, football pitches, tennis courts and a bowling green, which can be enjoyed by the whole family!

Where: Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3NX

52. VICTORIA PARK

Loved by families, dog walkers and joggers, Victoria Park is a large, picturesque park on a sloping site in South Bristol. The park is mostly open grassland with paved footpaths bordered by avenues of trees. A great place for a stole, play or picnic, the park also features planted gardens, a children's play area, a bowling green and a tennis court.

Where: Hill Avenue, Bedminster, Bristol BS3

53. PAGE PARK

Bristol's well known for its parks, but few can boast a large aviary full of budgies and finches, a sensory garden (scented plants, textured surfaces and chimes), football pitches and tennis courts, play areas for young children and teens, a war memorial and a restored Victorian bandstand, not to mention the old clock tower.

Where: Staple Hill, Bristol

54. GREVILLE SMYTH PARK PLAYGROUND

Greville Smyth Park is a community park and is the only park in Bristol that also includes playing structures for teenagers and can be enjoyed by all ages!

Where: Ashton Road, Ashton, Bristol BS3 2EA

The park was busy at 10.30am on the morning of Friday October 20 when the jogger witnessed a mugger sprinting away

Time to play

55. HENGROVE PLAY PARK

Hengrove Play Park is the biggest and most popular free play park in the south of England. The four acre play park which is managed by Bristol City Council includes facilities for all ages from toddlers to teenagers. There's a 12 metre high dome housing a jungle play experience, sand and water play for younger children, large wheels park for skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX riders, distinct zones with the latest challenging activity equipment, a large central grassed space to run around in, a Café, toilets and seating.

Where: Hengrove Way, Hengrove, Bristol

56. FELIX ROAD ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

This adventure playground is a great place for children with energy to burn. There are ramps, rope swings, slides and a sandpit. Run by a registered charity, the inviting space is being regenerated with planting projects growing fruit and vegetables and flowers.

Where: Felix Road, Easton

More info: www.felixroadplayground.org

57. 123 JUMP

Tucked away in the back of Cribbs Causeway, Jump is in fact the largest dedicated indoor soft play centre in England! Bristol Jump has enormous adventure play-frames: a space zone, a galleon and an enchanted castle. There are also huge inflatables, an indoor football pitch and an enormous zone just for toddlers. There's a café and different activities every day.

Where: 22 Concorde Road, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5TB

Website: www.123jump.co.uk/Our-Bristol-Site

The night is taking place at The Lanes in Nelson Street.

58. THE LANES

The Lanes boasts five bowling lanes, a karaoke room and pool tables. Ray's Diner is open for pizzas, salads, paninis and drinks. Bowling lanes are hired by the hour and a maximum of six people are recommended per lane for the best bowling experience. You can also pay per person per game.

Where: The Lanes Bristol, 22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE

Website: www.thelanesbristol.co.uk

59. CLIP 'N CLIMB

Located inside the Bloc Climbing facility, climbing walls meet theme park in an exciting new leisure concept for all ages, four and upwards…The vibrant series of climbing-based activities provide healthy, challenging fun for all the family! There's a large on-site cafe which serves a range of food and drinks.

Where: Clip 'n Climb Bristol, Unit 3 New Gatton Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9SH

Website: clipnclimbbristol.co.uk

60. LEAP OF FAITH

Their unique outdoor high ropes adventure course combines climbing activities and thrilling challenges. You can climb, swing and leap your way through the day with their range of climbing challenges and the renowned "leap of faith".

Where: Wild Place, Blackhorse Hill, Bristol BS10 7TP

More info: http://www.leapoffaith.co.uk/

61. FLYING SAUCERS POTTERY

A lovely, creative activity out for all the family, Bristol's largest and only dedicated Painting Pottery Café (also sometimes known as a ceramic cafe or ceramic studio) is located off the Clifton Triangle. Simply choose a plate, bowl, mug, or even piggy bank, unicorn, fairy or dinosaur, decorate it using our brushes or sponge stamps and have a drink and a snack while you create. Your masterpiece will be glazed, fired and ready for collection (or posted) within a week.

Where: Flying Saucers, Painting Pottery Café, 9 Byron Place, Bristol, BS8 1JT

Website: www.flyingsaucers.co.uk

62. PLAYSPACE

PlaySpace has seven different play zones, all carefully designed to challenge and stimulate children aged from 0 to 10 years, including multi-level soft play, giant wavy slide, ball cannons, rope bridge, tunnels and Toddler Village. Also a cafe serving healthy, home-cooked meals.

Where: PlaySpace, Barrow Rd, Bristol, BS5 0A

Website: www.playspace.co.uk

63. TEAM SPORT KARTING

Hop into the state-of-the-art karts and put pedal to the metal on this exciting multi-level circuit. With 11 hair-raising bends and a challenging flyover, TeamSport's Bristol go karting is ideal for adreniline junkies. Try to beat the average lap time, master your cornering or just have fun with your mates. Then enjoy a bite to eat at the Fuel Bar.

Where: TeamSport Bristol, Avonmouth Way, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9YA

Website: www.team-sport.co.uk/bristol

64. AIR HOP

Kids and adults can burn off some energy in Air Hop's massive indoor arena filled wall to wall with trampolines! The huge main court, dodgeball courts, slam dunk and foam pit lanes, battle beams and Total Wipeout zone means there's something for everyone aged 5 and over. You can then refuel at the cafe.

Where: Patchway Trading Estate, 5 Britannia Rd, Bristol BS34 5TA

Website: www.airhop-bristol.com

65. EASTON LEISURE CENTRE

This much-loved swimming pool includes a 25-metre, six-lane competition pool, a childrens pool and a fun water-slide that is open to anyone over one metre tall.

Where: Thrissell St, Bristol, BS5 0SW

Website: www.bristol.gov.uk

66. JUNGLE RUMBLE ADVENTURE

Situated on the top floor of Cabot Circus, Jungle Rumble Adventure have two amazing 18 hole courses. Like putting your way through an Indiana Jones blockbuster, the course features a diverse array of adventurous holes including a live volcano cave, temple ruins and a secret swamp. Enjoy a fun day out for all the family and recharge the batteries at the café/bar and games area.

Where: Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, 76 Glass Walk, Bristol, BS1 3BQ

Website: http://junglerumble.co.uk/venues/bristol

Events & tours

67. BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA

Nightglows, firework displays, live music and mass balloon launches are just some of the spectacular events that you can expect during the four days of free, family-friendly fun that make up the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. This year's fiesta runs from Thursday, August 9 to Sunday, August 12. And they will be celebrating its spectacular 40th anniversary.

Where: Ashton Court Estate

More info: http://www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk

Banksy Tour
Banksy Tour

69. BANKSY TOUR

Banksy is the enigmatic street artist synonymous with Bristol and his work can be found on walls across the city. Something for teenagers and art lovers – grab a map and guide yourself. It's like a walking treasure hunt of famous art!

Where: Various locations around the city

More info: banksytours.co.uk

70. BUS TOUR

Learn fun facts about Bristol whilst cruising around some of the city's best attractions on one of Bristol Insight's open top buses. The tour includes Brunel's ss Great Britain, Bristol Zoo Gardens and Clifton Suspension Bridge. Hop on at any one of its 20 stops around the city.

Where: Various stops around Bristol – see website for locations

More info: http://www.city-sightseeing.com/tours/united-kingd...

71. BRISTOL WALKING TOUR

From Blackbeard to Banksy, combine the fascinating history of Bristol with the city's best street art on this tour which takes in many of the sights and interesting facts.

Where: The walk starts from outside Bristol Cathedral at 11.30am on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

More info: http://blackbeard2banksy.blogspot.co.uk/

72. POKEMON

The game, which merges the hit Pokemon game with the real world, and with plenty of PokeStops stops across Bristol, the city is a real hotbed for players.

The darker side to Pokemon Go has been revealed by statistics released by the Liberal Democrats
The darker side to Pokemon Go has been revealed by statistics released by the Liberal Democrats

On the waterfront

73. MILLENIUM SQUARE

The square's a great place to visit on a sunny day, with benches to enjoy a picnic as well as plenty of cafes nearby. There's a large water feature which has plenty of splashing and paddling potential and there's lots to discover with statues of Archibald Leach, better known as film star Cary Grant and teenage poet Thomas Chatterton.

74. BRISTOL HARBOUR MARKET

Taking place along the Watershed's covered walkway on Bordeaux Quay, The Harbourside Market is an independent, ethical alternative to the high street, championing the best of the South West. Open every Saturday and Sunday with stalls, street food and live music.

Where: Bristol Harbourside

More info: www.theharboursidemarket.co.uk

75. BRISTOL HARBOURSIDE

Once a busy dock where sailors and merchants would trade goods and set sail for voyages of discovery, Bristol's Harbourside is now an attractive, modern development filled with restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. Take a stroll along the waterside where kids and parents alike will love the many boats, old railway tracks, statues and other sights that it provides.

Where: Bristol Harbourside

More info: www.harboursidealive.co.u k

Bristol Ferry's Brigantia boat

76. BRISTOL FERRY BOAT TRIP

Board one of the Bristol Ferry Boats for a classic Avon Gorge trip. It's astonishing how many Brisolians have never seen Brunel's bridge from the water – you're really missing out. Starting at the ss Great Britain, you'll head out under the Clifton Suspension Bridge to Sea Mills and Pill. On a sunny day, it's really very lovely and a reminder of the wonderful nature on our doorstep, with acres of woodland giving way to nesting herons on the shoreline.

Where: See website for stops

More info: www.bristolferry.com

77. BRISTOL HARBOUR RAILWAY

Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed to the ss Great Britain.

Where: Bristol Harbourside

78. TREASURE ISLAND TRAIL

A self-guided walking and cycling trail around the city's historic Floating Harbour, which takes in some of the rich heritage which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's classic swashbuckling tale. It's made up of eight recycled 54 gallon wine barrels from Bordeaux, which incorporate cycle stands as well as further information about each site and its relevance to the story. The trail was devised by Bristol-based Long John Silver Trust.

Where: Floating Harbour

More info: www.longjohnsilvertrust.co.uk

79. BRISTOL PIRATE WALK

Join Pirate Pete for a one-hour guided walking tour of Bristol's historic harbourside, with tales of discovery, slavery and piracy. A fun and informative day out for all the family.

Where: Starts at Anchor Square

More info: www.piratewalks.co.uk/

Have a scoop, or two, or three...

Food & drink

80. SWOON ICE CREAM

Swoon is the only shop where authentic Italian gelato-making can be observed from the other side of the glass-walled "gelato lab" at the front. Flavours change with the seasons but pistachio gelato and strawberry sorbetto are regulars and the Dr Strangelove espresso gelato, made using Bristol-roasted Extract coffee, is also a winner. Swoon has recently started to serve alcohol and extended evening opening hours so now you can choose from a variety of drinks, including Prosecco, to accompany your gelato.

Where: 31a College Green

Web: www.swoononaspoon.co.uk

81. VEE DOUBLE MOO

A regular fixture on College Green on Saturday and Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, this unique business is run by Bridget Pilkington from her converted retro VW camper van. Vee Double Moo specialises in 'soft serve' ice cream in contemporary and classic flavours. Popular choices include salted caramel, fresh banana, espresso coffee and local strawberries, plus plenty of old school extras like marshmallows, Smarties and jumbo sprinkles.

Where: College Green

Web: www.veedoublemoo.co.uk

82. SWEET MART

Walk into Bristol Sweet Mart and you are engulfed by the alluring smell of spices and exotic fruits. Started by the Majothi family in 1978 as a single shop feeding local taxi drivers, Sweet Mart has become an international business and now sells more than 8,000 different products, from tahini from Lebanon to mangoes from Pakistan and dates from Iran. Extend your trip by visiting the in-house deli/café, with its reasonably priced, authentic Indian curries and snacks to eat in or take away.

Where: 71-84 St Marks Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JH.

More info: www.sweetmart.co.uk

The shops can be fun!

84. ST NICHOLAS MARKET

St Nicholas Markets, commonly known as St Nicks, is situated in the centre of Bristol. Its permanent market buildings are home to the largest collection of independent retailers in Bristol. Awarded Britain's Best Large Indoor Market 2016 at the National Markets Association Awards, the market is divided into three sections (The Glass Arcade, Covered Market and the Exchange) and is full of unique items and character. The buildings and streets nearby host a range of other markets including a farmers' market, street food market, regular Night Markets and numerous special events.

Where: St Nicholas Market, The Exchange, Corn St, Bristol BS1 1JQ

More info: http://www.stnicholasmarketbristol.co.uk/

There's a change lined up at Cabot Circus

85. BRISTOL SHOPPING QUARTER

Bristol Shopping Quarter has plenty to entertain the kids, from crazy golf in Cabot Circus to ping pong in The Galleries. They will keep themselves busy while you shop.

More info: www.bristolshoppingquarter.co.uk/

86. GROMIT AND FRIENDS

The Gromit sculptures were a huge hit in 2013 and later this year he will be returning - with friends. The new sculptures will be designed by a whole host of celebrities and local artists.

Where: Various locations in central Bristol

More info: http://www.gromitunleashed.org.uk

87. SUMMER FUN AT THE MALL, CRIBBS CAUSEWAY

Finding new and exciting things for the kids to do over the six-week summer holidays is a challenge for all parents, so The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is launching a programme of fun events to help make the task a lot

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