February Half Term Holidays: Bristol with the Brood

During the summer, Bristol is one of the most exciting places in the country for children to get out and about in, but when you’re hoping to travel during February half term, is there much to do in this sensational city?

Keeping the brood entertained during the school holidays can be a bit of a challenge, and taking a budget break to Bristol is an excellent way to keep boredom at bay. Whatever the weather, Bristol boasts a huge array of attractions and entertainment for families of all ages.

So if you want to make the most of your money and spend on enjoying time with your tots and teens, look to book budget hotels in Bristol from Travelodge. Rooms are made to spaciously fit the whole tribe, while providing a comfortable, basic base for your time in the city.  What more could you need?

Swap the activities of the summer months, such as Bristol Packet Boat Trips, days at Bristol Zoo and visits to Hengrove Park for some indoor February fun. Come rain or shine, Bristol is brimming with ways to keep the whole family happy.

Take the clan up to Clifton Observatory, a huge spectator tower with an obscura lense for a weird and wonderful view of the surrounding area. Once you have looked at the scene overground, take a walk almost 150 steps below ground level into the Giant’s Cave. There is definitely a story or two to be told when the family embarks on that adventure.

A rainy day is always redeemed by a trip to an aquarium, and The Blue Reef Aquarium in Bristol is easily one of the best in the country. Conveniently located on Bristol harbour, The Blue Reef Aquarium is a new attraction within Bristol centre, with several thousand animals on show, including 15 types of shark alone.

The Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery is a great afternoon out for families with preschool and infant age children. Inviting youngsters in to explore their artistic side, tots can view works, create their own masterpieces and join in with any available workshops.

Do your older children like a bit of a scare? The Haunted and Hidden Bristol Walking Tour is an scarefest of an adventure for any thrill seekers in your clan. Explore haunted buildings, visit the infamous haunted Bristol cinema, and learn all about Clifton’s spooky Dwarf Highwayman.

Ghosts and ghouls aren’t for everyone. Parents with smaller children and those interested in wildlife and nature should pay a visit to Butterflies and More. Enter a tropical paradise, where beautiful butterflies float gracefully overhead. With over 50 species to see, children will be mesmerised by the creatures in their natural habitat, and by the wide range of exotic flora and fauna.

Start planning your family’s brilliantly British half term break in Bristol, and look online at bargain hotels in Bristol from Travelodge. Book your accommodation as soon as possible to secure the best price and guarantee a room for your preferred dates.

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