Bristol Airport Things to Do and Local Attractions

There’s loads of great things to do in Bristol City Centre and around Bristol Airport itself.

Whether you’re looking for historical days out, activity days with the kids or a cultured evening, Bristol has it all. Here’s a few of our recommendations.

Bristol airport things to do

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo Gardens had to make our great Bristol Airport things to do! They have over 300 species from all over the world. Highlights include Gorilla Island, Seal and Penguin Coasts and Twilight World! Admission cheaper when you buy online, in advance. It’s £11.56 for adults (£13.39 on the door) and £9.08 for children aged between 2-14 (£7.42 on the door) and free for under 2’s.
Contact: 0117 428 5300
Distance from Bristol Airport: 8.1 miles & 16 minutes by car


Bristol airport attractions

City Museum and Art Gallery

Set in beautiful Edwardian Baroque building, Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery has a diverse collection from fine art to prehistoric artefacts. It is the region’s largest museum and art gallery and as well as the variety of permanent works there is always a changing temporary exhibition.

Admission to the Museum and Gallery is free.
Contact: 0117 922 3571
Distance from Bristol Airport: 8.3 miles & 20 minutes by car


Bristol airport attractions

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic Theatre in is one of the oldest working theatres in the world; opening originally in 1766.

Today it is still a popular venue with local and national theatre companies regularly performing here. As well as theatre, musicals and poetry performances there are talks and tours held here as well as special events and children’s events.
Contact: 01179877877
Distance from Bristol Airport: 8.4 miles & 22 minutes by car


Bristol airport attractions

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Leap back in time with Brunel’s SS Great Britain, right in the heart of Bristol and the estuary.

You can walk beneath the glass and under the ship; take a trip to the dockyard, musum and the Brunel Institute. Admission is £18 for an adult, £10 for children (5-16 years), under 4s go for free and there are concession prices and discounts available.

Contact: 01179260680
Distance from Bristol Airport: 8.8 miles & 25 minutes by car


Bristol airport things to do

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral is an impressive structure and a symbol of Bristol set close to the centre of town. It was built in the 16th century and has always been an important part of Bristol’s history. As well as regular services, there are events held here throughout the year and a tour is also available every Saturday from May to October.

Contact: 0117 926 4879
Distance from Bristol Airport: 7.8 miles & 14 minutes by car


Bristol airport attractions

Cabot Circus Shopping Centre

Cabot Circus is conveniently located in the city centre and offers a wide range of shopping and eating opportunities. The centre opened in September 2008 and is now one of the top shopping destinations in the UK. With its modern architecture and designer stores it has dramatically rejuvenated Bristol Town Centre.

Contact: 0117 952 9361
Distance from Bristol Airport: 8.8 miles & 28 minutes by car


Bristol airport things to do

Broadmead Shopping Centre

Broadmead Shopping Centre, conveniently located in the city centre, offers a wide range of shopping and eating options. Its central location means that there are a number of transport options available. Temple Meads train station is only 10 minutes walk! There is a huge range of places to eat and drink from coffee shops, to take aways to restaurants. Some favourites include McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Starbucks, Costa, Greggs, Pizza Hut and Millies Cookies

Distance from Bristol Airport: 8.5 miles & 23 minutes by car


Bristol airport Things to Do: Visit the Tourist Information

Tourist Information

More information on local attractions can be obtained from: Tourist Information Centre. It’s a great place to ask questions about the local area, info on transport links and leaflets for local venues and events to get your teeth into Bristol culture.

Address: E Shed, 1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Telephone: 0117 929 9205

Getting around Bristol Amenities and Attractions

Looking for transport links around the local area? Check out our Transport links and advice page.

Need a Taxi to get you from the airport to the local things to do, take a look at our recommended Bristol Airport Taxis.