Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol: Learning & Fun for Kids


There are many fantastic places to visit in Bristol with children and Clifton Suspension Bridge and its visitors’ Centre is just one of these. Free to walk across either way, it offers some beautiful views as well as a fun learning experience for kids.



When possible, I like to take my kids to places in Bristol where they can learn something as well as have fun. Clifton Suspension Bridge is a good example of this.

Since my kids walked across the bridge recently, my son has developed an interest in Brunel, the designer of the bridge. This has led us to him discovering more about Brunel and he has since learned that Brunel also designed Temple Meads and the ss Great Britain.


There is a Visitors’ Centre at the Abbots Leigh end of the bridge and I definitely recommend you popping in with your kids. The volunteers there are very friendly and welcoming to kids.

There is a giant puzzle there of the Clifton Suspension Bridge for kids to do, free drawing activities for kids to enjoy, plus my kids’ favourite: a Clifton Suspension Bridge Penny Souvenir machine! For £1, you put a penny in the machine, wind the wheel around and out pops a shining new penny with the Suspension Bridge on!


A walk across Clifton Suspension Bridge and a trip to the Visitors’ Centre with your kids is a must!