Somerset, Bristol & Bath Visitor Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Somerset, Bristol & Bath Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


At-Bristol (Hands-on science and technology centre) - hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a Planetarium - Bristol - fully accesible with lifts on all floors and drop-off points, pushchair and wheelchair friendly café, wheelchair spaces are available in the Planetarium. Hearing loop at the information and ticket desks, and in the Planetarium. Exhibits have been especially designed to cater for visually impaired visitors; this includes colour contrasts and font size on all the interactive exhibits, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Avon Valley Railway - more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others - Bristol - specially-modified guard’s brake-van carriage has been fitted out with a spacious area for wheelchairs, platforms have ramps, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Brean Leisure Park - Fun City has over 40 fantastic rides and attractions, Brean Splash Waterpark swimming pool complex - Brean, Nr Burnham On Sea - Disabled access, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Bristol Aquarium - "Come and admire our tropical sharks, the beautiful seahorses, and sit down and be amazed in our undersea tunnel" - Bristol - Access is available to the whole aquarium for service dogs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters, has ramps throughout and multi-level viewing, two wheelchairs available for visitors, hearing loop is in operation at the entrance of the Aquarium, as well as some parts of the displays area, accessible toilets (one req's a RADAR key), baby changing facilities


Bristol Zoo Gardens - 12 acres, with over 400 species and nine animals houses under cover - Clifton - most of the Zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties, most paths are tarmac and there is level or ramped access to most buildings, two manual wheelchairs and two mobility scooters available for hire, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Brunel's SS Great Britain - Stroll on the decks and take in the views and the sounds of animals and general bustle of the ship preparing to set sail - Bristol - "Due to the nature of the site some areas may be difficult to reach, or may involve cobblestones, so where possible alternative access points are provided...The Dry Dock, Dockyard Museum, Brunel Institute and the ship are fully accessible for wheel chair users" British Sign Language (BSL) hand-held interactive video tours have been developed for adults and for children (please pre-book), Viridor Theatre in the Brunel Institute is fitted with an audio loop, hand-held audio companion tour for visually impaired, accessible toilets


Cheddar Gorge & Caves - Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous beauty spot is a National Nature Reserve, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing - "Audio guides, audio loop systems and transcripts are available in many areas to assist those with impaired sight or hearing... much of Cheddar Gorge & Caves inaccessible including the caves, the Gorge Walk and the Lookout Tower"


East Somerset Railway Steam trains throughout the year, Mendip Belle dining train, Footplate Experience courses - Cranmore Railway Station Cranmore Shepton Mallet - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing the Royal Navy In the Air. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is Europe's largest naval aviation Museum - Ilchester - level entrance, 95% of the Museum is fully accessible, has a number of wheelchairs available, lifts giving access to most first floor exhibits, "Hearing "induction loops" are installed at the Ticket Desk, Information Office and on audio information points in Halls One and Four", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Haynes International Motor Museum - The UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220 - Yeovil - Manual and electric wheelchairs are available to borrow (advanced booking is advised), first floor Motorcycle Mezzanine level has lift. "A portable induction loop is available from reception (advanced booking is advised)", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


HorseWorld - Open Days throughout the year - "Meet some of our rescued horses, ponies & donkeys, and see some of our work in action. Explore over eight acres of adventure, with indoor and outdoor activities galore" - Bristol - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


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