Bristol is a thriving city with plenty to do day and night, but Bristol also caters well for individuals with access, mobility and dietary requirements and needs.
Access can range from full wheelchair access to assistance for the visually impaired, help for those who are less capable or stable on feet to people who struggle up and down steps.
Here are a few of our tops picks for things to do in the city that are easily accessible.
The Wild Place Project is a great place to visit for a day of fun with family and friends. Owned and operated by Bristol Zoological Society, the Wild Place Project is a new and affordable attraction that provides fun, adventure, play and learning.
Assessible facilities include a disabled toilet, spacious eating areas to accommodate wheelchairs and many flat surfaces.
Due to the nature of the environment, not all paths will be suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs, however Guest Services are on hand to offer further help and advice.
Opening hours: Open Monday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
Tickets are £9.95 for adults and £8.50 for children aged 2-14 years old with under 2’s being free.
Assistance dogs are permitted with the relevant paperwork and with the registered owner.
The Bristol Hippodrome
One of the UK’s highly rated, family friendly theatres, The Bristol Hippodrome caters for everyone from musicals, ballets, concerts, opera, children’s shows or comedians.
Features within the venue for people with accessibility needs include access parking with the use of a Blue Badge, lift access, two access toilets suitable for a wheelchair, an access lift for the bar, level access to the theatre, positions and storage for wheelchair users, visual story, Typetalk, Infra-red and Induction Loop hearing system and a range of assisted performances included audio description, captioned and sign language interpreted.
Assistance dogs are also welcome in the theatre and can be looked after by staff during performances if required and requested on arrival. There is also the use of a dedicated Access booking line.
Opening hours: Opening times and prices vary depending on date and performance.
A beautiful Cathedral in the heart of the city, the Bristol Cathedral has been present on site for over 1000 years.
The Cathedral is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year.
Disabled access is available in the Cathedral in the form of wheelchair access to the nave through the main doors. However it is not possible to get down to the café and Chapter House as there is a flight of stairs.
There is a disabled toilet also. Due to the nature of the building and the surrounding areas, the ground may be uneven in places, so it is advised that visitors take care.
Wheelchair users can contact the Cathedral in advance so that provisions can be made for seating for events. There is also a loop system in the building for those who are hard of hearing. Large print versions of services sheets are also available upon request.
There is an Executive Assistant who can be contacted for further information relating to the accessibility of the Cathedral.
Opening hours: Opening times vary depending on the day and admission is free.
Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre
The world-famous Brunel Clifton Suspension Bridge is synonymous with Bristol. There’s so much to do when visiting this bridge including the Visitors Centre which offers free guided tours daily as well as finding out important and mysterious facts about the bridge.
There are disabled parking spaces at the venue and the bridge and Visitor Information Centre is all on one level. The Visitor Information Centre also has folding seats available for your use and these stools are lightweight and easy to carry and can also be used as a walking aid.
There is a lift for wheelchair users and others to use to gain access to the first floor and there is an accessible toilet which is located on the ground floor. There are measures in place to cater for visually impaired visitors and our Front of House guides or tour guides are always on hand to offer help and assistance.
Opening hours: Open Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm and admission is free.
Parking is available at a nearby car park, charges apply.
Assistance dogs are welcome at the venue however there isn’t a hearing loop available at present.