Bristol is a major city in south-west England with a population of over 400,000. Gloucestershire lies to the north, and Somerset to the south, whilst South Wales is just across the Severn estuary.
The city of Bristol straddles the River Avon, and its proximity to this water source and the sea resulted in significant maritime importance. The Harbourside is now a prosperous cultural hub full of restaurants, shops, and cultural institutions.
Bristol is a vibrant, buzzing, cosmopolitan city. It is connected to London by the M5 and M4, and both Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway Train Stations.
There are many family-friendly activities in Bristol. Get close to the animals at Bristol Zoo, or wave at the fish in Bristol Aquarium. Catch a show at Bristol Hippodrome or Bristol Old Vic, or a blockbuster at the Everyman Bristol. Explore the street graffiti that decorates the city’s streets, or shop at one of the city’s many hubs.
Take in an exhibition at Spike Island, or admire the heritage of Bristol’s Old City. Clifton is worth a visit for its Georgian housing and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, or catch a bite to eat at Cowshed, The Clifton Sausage or Racks Bar and Kitchen. Your family definitely won’t go hungry, as Bristol is foodie heaven, so dive headfirst into the various restaurants dotted around the city.