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 37 from Bristol Bus Station.
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 the X6 from Bristol Bus Station
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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
Bristol Cathedral Step inside Bristol's stunning Cathedral on College Green, which dates back to the 12th Century.