Wednesday 09 March 2016

The southwest’s largest city, Bristol, is a fantastic place to bring up your foster children. Packed full of excellent family activities and events, it’s also a city full of historical achievements including the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain. Check out below some of our top picks of things to do for you and the kids this Easter Holidays in Bristol. 

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One of the UK's biggest interactive science centres. This two floor hub is actually an educational charity, and its jam packed full of excellent scientific wonders to keep the whole family entertained. With hundreds of hands on interactive exhibits, live shows and even a planetarium, you’ll spend hours saying ‘wow’ in this centre. Shows including Space Explorers and the Good Vibrations Family Science Show are vibrant and visual, and can be booked in advance here

Or why not get your creative juices flowing at the Flying Saucers Painting Pottery Club? With over 100 items to choose from including plates, bowls, mugs and even a piggy bank, you can all sit there and paint to your hearts content, whilst enjoying a coffee and cake from the cafe. Items are professionally glazed and fired after you have finished and you can collect them within a week. Click here to find out more. 

Bristol Aquarium

With over 40 themed displays, from UK coasts to tropical coral reefs, on display at the Bristol Aquarium your children will learn all about the oceans of the world. Sharks, stingrays, seahorses, piranhas, octopus – are just a few of the amazing sealife you’ll be learning about, and there’s also a giant botanical house called the Urban Jungle, which houses hundreds of tree species and exotic plants from all over the world. 

With a strong education programme on conservation and a dedicated breeding programme, you’ll learn why the oceans and their animals are so important and how to protect them. This is one fun learning experience you and your family won’t forget, so book your tickets here now. 

If the weather’s nice why not book your children on to Pirate Pete's Walking Tour? With the combination of fresh air and exercise, mixed with the fascinating local history of the pirates of Bristol makes an excellent activity. Famous 17th and 18th Century pirates of Bristol including the infamous Blackbeard and Long John Silver are featured as you walk around Bristol Harbourside. The walk takes about 1 hour and you can even combine this trip with a visit to the Bristol Aquarium as it’s on the route. 

If you’re after something a little more competitive why not get yourselves down to the Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf Centre? 

This mini golf activity is fun for all the family and with two amazing 18-hole courses set in a brilliant jungle location (which includes a live volcano and plenty of special effects) you’ll have the time of your lives.  As you try and complete the course there are lots of obstacles in your way including tribal huts, Temple Ruins, and even a secret swamp! This mini golf activity is fantastic for families - fun, competitive and set in an exciting location.  

As you can see – Bristol is an excellent city for your foster children. From science fairs and underwater worlds, to exciting outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone. For more information about fostering in Bristol please give the Blue Sky team a call on 0845 450 3519 or click here to enquire today.

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