I may not blog about them as much as I’d like to, but weekends are still sacred in the Love Audrey household. I like a lazy Sunday as much as the next person, but I also enjoy plotting and planning a packed day out. After four and half years living in the city, we’ve got a pretty good handle on the best family friendly things to do in Bristol.

Here are a few ideas for your next visit…

  • SS Great Britain and Being Brunel

We’ve always loved the SS Great Britain, but the recent addition of Being Brunel, a new museum dedicated to the life and times of the famous engineer, has increased the fun and deepened our enjoyment.

We were kindly invited to the attraction’s opening weekend and we had a fabulous time. The museum is very hands-on and engaging, captivating both children from the moment we set foot inside.

Izzy and Mr L.A. were also treated to Go Aloft! Stepping into the shoes of a Victorian sailor, they climbed the huge mainmast of the SS Great Britain. Jesse and I watched from the deck below, in awe of their bravery.

Tickets include free unlimited returns for a year, so you definitely get your money’s worth. We often like to take a ride on the little Cross-Harbour Ferry when we visit too.

  • Lunch at Bertha’s Pizza

Wapping Wharf is a lovely place to wander and explore. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink, but Bertha’s Pizza is somewhere we return to again and again because the food is just so good.

We’re a bit beyond needing a kids’ menu these days as both children can manage an adult portion. For us, it’s about finding a restaurant that can cater for all our dietary needs {vegan, vegetarian, dedicated carnivore and committed fussy eater}. Bertha’s fits the bill and we enjoy every visit.

  • MShed

MShed is a museum all about Bristol. It’s packed full of personal stories, important artefacts and colourful memories from the city’s past. Entrance is free and its location on Prince’s Wharf beside the Floating Harbour offers great views and plenty of colourful photo opps.

  • Gelato at Swoon

If you plan on heading up Park Street, popping into Bristol Cathedral or visiting Central Library {all of which I’d recommend}, you must make time for a quick pitstop at Swoon. The sorbetti and gelatti are heavenly and it’s always fun to sample the guest flavours.

  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Located at the top of Park Street, we can lose hours in Bristol Museum. We know the layout by heart and both children have a favourite gallery where they like to linger a little longer than all the others. There’s a Banksy to admire and an indoor play area for little ones too.

  • What are your favourite family friendly things to do in Bristol? Half term wil be upon us again soon and I’m always looking for new ideas!

Love Audrey xxx

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