We did a free day out yesterday!
A few hours at Bristol Museum, then a cheap lunch at Wetherspoons (almost opposite the museum entrance) followed by a trek up Cabot Tower.
The museum and tower are both free, so just paid for lunch (although a picnic at Cabot Tower would be feasible) and car parking at the Trenchard Street NCP.
Cabot Tower is 5 mins from the museum, head down Park Street, then turn right down the road between Jamies Italian and Pizza Express. Follow the road then into the park, and wind up the hill towards the tower. Lots of different paths go to the tower entrance, inclyding some little bridges over ponds, so picturesque.
All four kiddiwinks had lots of fun, and us adults enjoyed the fact our wallets weren't touched!
Will be taking advantage of all the free family-friendly attractions in our local area, so watch this space x
For those looking at alternative ideas for lunch, there is a Pizza Express, Jamies Italian, Greggs, and several independant cafes/delis, almost opposite the Bristol Museum entrance. Of course the museum has a cafe, but quite expensive. And, Cabot Tower is located within a park with plenty of benches, so a picnic is also an option.
The museum isnt very pushchair friendly (very old building), but there is one lift but you need to find a member if staff to operate it! Hubby and I just lifted the stroller up and down the stairs.
Same with the tower. Its a spiral staircase to the top, so i was left at the bottom with baby Scarlett, while the others trekked to the top.