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5 Ways To Entertain the Kids in Bristol this Summer

Whether you’re local to the area or simply visiting for a few days, Bristol has so much to offer for families and children.  Today, I’ve rounded up some of the highlights the city has to offer this summer; we plan to do most of these ourselves!

Bristol Zoo

Always a fun day out, our zoo has a multitude of things to interest children, including daily animal talks and feeds – my two love these.

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Kids’ holiday clubs

As a teaching assistant, I am lucky in that I do not need to find childcare over the summer holidays.  However, it is nice to book them into a club once a week – it gives us all a break and enables me to actually clean the house, which rarely happens during the holidays!  We also arrange childcare swaps and sleepovers with friends, which the children love as well.  Being the vibrant city that we are, there are vast arrays of clubs to choose from, though this one at Clifton College caught my eye recently:

Clifton College Kid’s Clubs – 3-13 Years of Age

Clifton College in Bristol are hosting their popular kids’ clubs as well as multiple courses over summer. This will be available for all ages between 3-13 and will include activities that will aim to help children learn, develop new skills all while having fun. The Mini’s Club, suited for 3-4 years old, focuses on personal development and interaction with others with a variety of activities. The Junior Club, for those between 5-7, encourages the children to follow their interests and allows them to develop their skills through personal choice of activity. However, the oldest group, the Kids’ Club, promotes self-expression and confidence building and offers complete flexibility of involvement in all of the activities that are on offer. As well as promoting valuable skills, each group offers the chance for children to have fun and make new friends with activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts and for the older kids, even swim sessions

Price for all clubs start from £22 for half a day while a full day costs £44. The Mini’s Club starts from July 6 while the Kids and Junior clubs start from July 9 2018. For more information, please visit www.cliftoncollege.com

Windmill Hill City Farm

Full of learning opportunities, Windmill Hill is a farm with a difference and is sure to give your little ones a great day out this summer.  My two both love farms, especially ones that allow visitors to get up close to the animals, so we will definitely be heading back to Windmill Hill this year.

SS Great Britain

Bristol’s number one most popular attraction, SS Great Britain is akin to a time machine, full of the sights, sounds and smells that would have accompanied life on the water many, many years ago.  Always a popular one with kids due to the kinaesthetic nature of the history, it really is well worth a visit.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

A bridge may not seem the obvious choice for a day out with children but Clifton is truly a sight to behold.  You can find out about its conception at the visitor centre or enjoy a tour, however our favourite thing to do is climb Observatory Hill and check out the spectacular view!

In all honesty, I haven’t even scratched the surface of what is on offer for kids in Bristol this summer and indeed every day of the year.  Ideally located for a visit to Bath or a trip to the seaside, we are so lucky to have a million things to do right on our doorstep.  Why not join us?

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