Bristol Zoo Gardens
Discover over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe, all set within award winning gardens spanning 12 acres. The more adventurous can take the ZooRopia challenge on a unique aerial ropes course. Save 15% off entry to Bristol Zoo with First!
Website: Bristol Zoo
Services: Catch service 8, the bus drops you right outside the entrance.
We the curious
With action-packed exhibits, presenter-led live science shows and a planetarium, we the curious is one of the UK's most exciting interactive science centres. Make your own animation with Morph and friends, find out how amazing your brain and body really are, have a game of virtual volleyball or climb inside the giant hamster wheel! There are over 300 interactive exhibits, 'meet the expert' events, special toddler sessions, under 8's areas and a changing programme of exhibitions - there really is something to intrigue everyone!
Website: We the Curious
Services: Catch any bus to the City Centre.
Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park
The park covers 50 acres of beautiful countryside adjoining the River Avon between Keynsham and Saltford. Climb aboard the 'Strawberry Line' - the longest five-inch miniature gauge railway in the West Country - stroll along the winding river (with challenging obstacles for the children), have fun in a boat, course and lake fish, and enjoy games in the extensive grounds.
Website: Avon Valley
Services: Catch Service 39, X39 from Bristol Bus Station.
Avon Valley Railway
The Avon Valley Railway offers a great experience and fantastic day out with trains running to the edge of the scenic Avon Valley. There are also many themed trips from Thomas the Tank Engine day to Murder Mystery parties.
Website: Avon Valley Railway
Services: Take Service 42 from Bristol city centre.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Experience a truly hands on day out getting up close to over 100 fascinating and exciting wild animals from every continent. From rhinos to rabbits, giraffes to gibbons as well as huge play areas, tractor rides, cafe, animal shows and hawk flying displays. Feed and stroke llamas, camels, reptiles, horses, lambs, deer and many more!
Website: Noah's Ark
Services: Catch service X6 from Bristol Bus Station
Bath Thermae Spa
Britain' s only natural thermal spa, located in the historic city of Bath, offers traditional and state-of-the-art spa facilities. Relax in the spectacular baths, fed by the naturally warm, mineral-rich waters, enjoy the café restaurant and be pampered with a treatment.
Website: Thermae Bath Spa
Services: Catch any bus (including P&R) to the city centre
This pretty Victorian seaside town overlooking the Severn Estuary offers plenty of opportunities for a good day out. Home to the Clevedon Pier, a Grade I listed building, pebbled beaches and ornamental gardens, a marine lake if you fancy a dip and fantastic walks there's something for everyone here.
Services: service X6 and X7
Located just 5 miles from Bristol, this stunning coastal town in North Somerset is easy and convenient to get to from Bristol. Overlooking the Severn Estuary you can even see Wales on clear days! If you're looking to relax with friends head straight to the modern Portishead Marina with its wide variety of restaurants and bars with beautiful views. If a walk is more your cup of tea, you're in luck as the town is surrounded by scenic beauty for walkers including Gordano Valley Nature Reserve, Battery Point and the Clevedon Coast Path.
Services: X3, X3a and X4
The ultimate fun-packed, all weather family experience. With a large indoor soft play barn, outdoor attractions such as a high ropes course, pedal karts, crazy golf and play fort, plus an animal zone and miniature railway there is more than enough to keep everyone entertained all day!
Website: Puxton Park
Services: service X1 and X2
SS Great Britain
Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iconic steam ship, the world’s first great ocean liner, is the heart of this multi-award winning visitor attraction. Lovingly restored to Victorian times you can see every part of the ship as it would have been plus step ‘underwater’ for a magnificent view of the ship below the beautiful glass sea. With interactive displays, audio tours and crew talks there is so much going on and it’s no wonder this is Bristol’s number one attraction!
Website: SS Great Britain
Services: metrobus service m2 or approximately 15 minutes walk from any service to Bristol city centre. Alternatively all services to North Somerset stop on the other side of the river where you can take a ferry ride across.
Shopping centres and retail parks
Cribbs Causeway The two-level indoor Mall at Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol, boasts over 150 shops including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer flagship stores.
Outdoor Attractions and Parks
Clifton Suspension Bridge Spanning the Avon Gorge, this is the iconic symbol of Bristol.
Museums and Historical Buildings
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