Top 5 Family-Friendly Resorts Near Bristol, UK - Updated 2024

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Nestled on the banks of the River Avon, the world-famous city of Bristol is known for its creative industry and offers an urban hub where travellers can experience South West, England. Overflowing with rich culture, history and creativity down every street, Bristol has a ton of experiences and activities to offer if you are travelling with family. Clifton Suspension Bridge is an iconic historical monument worth a visit for history buffs along with the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first ocean liner. If you are travelling with young children, check out Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science centre. However, one of the highlights of any vacation is the accommodation. So read on to explore our list of top family-friendly resorts near Bristol, UK, so you can make the most of your vacation with your family.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to family-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

Quick rundown for 2024
Planning a family trip and looking for what’s up and coming in Bristol? Below are the hottest picks and happenings for all sorts of travellers to get your holiday plans rolling:

  • Events/Festivals: In July, the much-loved Bristol Harbour Festival returns in July with its vibrant mix of circus acts, music, and delicious food stalls, perfect for family fun. And don't miss the spectacular Bristol International Balloon Fiesta from August 8 to 11, featuring over 100 hot air balloons painting the sky, along with exciting daytime activities for all ages.
  • Attractions: Wake The Tiger, the world’s first Amazement Park, unveiled its expansion with ten new awe-inspiring rooms. This expansion marks a new phase for the art experience and the imaginative world of Meridia, offering a mesmerizing outing for the whole family.
  • Music: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bristol Sounds at the Harbourside from June 22 to 30. Be sure to tag your friends and family along as this extended music extravaganza has entertainment in store for everyone by featuring artists such as Skindred and The Breeders.
  • Tours: Bristol Beacon, the city's largest concert hall, warmly invites families to enjoy a wide array of events, from orchestral concerts to comedy shows. After a major refurbishment, this venue now boasts modern facilities, a welcoming restaurant, and unique performance spaces, making it a must-visit for music and art lovers.
  • Food Scene: Get ready for the 2024 debut of BOXHALL on the waterfront, a culinary sensation from the minds behind BOXPARK. This new destination will showcase Bristol's top food traders, handpicked by renowned local chef Josh Eggleton.

1. Bowood Hotel, Spa, and Golf Resort, Chippenham (from USD 249)

Nestled on a stunning private property, this resort features manicured lawns and rustic woodlands, a championship golf course and a beautiful lake. Its sublime four-star accommodations include rooms, suites and even a four-bedroom Georgian-era stone lodge.

Aside from the classic amenities, this hotel also provides great family-friendly facilities to make your stay comfortable if you are travelling with little ones. Enjoy multiple on-site restaurants offering special kid meals, board games and puzzles, and an on-site swimming pool for guests of all ages.

Stayed at this property?

Bowood Hotel, Spa, and Golf Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Derry Hill
51.95 km (32.3 mi) from Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Village Hotel Swindon, Swindon (from USD 119)

Situated just a short drive away from Swindon’s city centre, this resort is close to the towns of Bath, Reading and Stonehenge. It resort features amazing family-friendly amenities designed to make your stay enjoyable. All rooms here feature a flatscreen, free Wi-Fi, beds with soft mattresses and complimentary toiletries.

The resort also has family rooms, an indoor swimming pool for guests of all ages and an on-site restaurant that serves special kid-friendly meals at an additional charge.

Stayed at this property?

Village Hotel Swindon

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Whitehill Way
71.68 km (44.6 mi) from Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

3. The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport (from USD 124)

For a truly upgraded vacation experience, why not stay in a beautiful manor-turned-resort with five-star amenities? This resort is set on 2,000 acres (809 hectares) of sprawling private property in Usk Valley and boasts three championship golf courses, multiple on-site restaurants, an adventure course, a huge spa centre and more.

It also offers fun sports activities such as archery, tennis, billiards and cycling. Host cookouts with barbecue facilities or let your children have fun in the playground. Additionally, some restaurants serve special kids’ meals at an extra charge, and the resort offers babysitting services for your convenience.

Stayed at this property?

The Celtic Manor Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Coldra Woods
38.07 km (23.7 mi) from Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

4. Cheddar Woods Resort and Spa, Cheddar

If you are looking to treat your family to an incredible vacation, this property features a choice of stand-alone holiday homes and multi-bedroom lodges complete with everything you may need for a grand stay.

Premier holiday homes feature a private hot tub, and every room has a private kitchen where you can prepare healthy meals for your little ones. This resort also features an on-site spa centre where you can unwind while your children frolic in the outdoor playground, miniature golf course or swimming pool.

Stayed at this property?

Cheddar Woods Resort and Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Axbridge Road
2.05 km (1.3 mi) from Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Fishing Internet services Children's playground WiFi Available

5. Mendip View at Wookey Hole, Wookey

Located right on the beachfront, this luxurious resort offers a choice between a furnished holiday home and a unique mobile home with a private deck. The property features a variety of on-site amenities including free Wi-Fi throughout the premises, an outdoor swimming pool, evening entertainment and miniature golf.

Each room offers a snack bar, a small kitchenette with a microwave, oven and toaster, and a television for family movie nights. An outdoor hot tub is also available for your enjoyment.

Stayed at this property?

Mendip View at Wookey Hole

Wifi Available

Address: Wookey Hole Hotel The Mill
8.93 km (5.6 mi) from Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Restaurant Internet services WiFi Available Free WiFi WiFi available in all areas

Enjoy an exciting stay near Bristol

Featuring historic buildings turned into resorts as well as contemporary hotels with on-site adventure activities, Bristol has something to suit every kind of traveller. With our list of family-friendly resorts, we are sure you will make some unforgettable memories with your little ones.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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