The Bristol hotel
Gateway to the West Country, Bristol is a fabulous city for children as it's compact enough to walk around, with plenty of attractions and green spaces where they can let off steam, including the wonderful Clifton Downs, where your child can kick a football around and marvel at the Suspension Bridge.
In town, @Bristol is an interactive science centre where your child can become an animator for the day or cover himself from head to toe in his own giant bubble. The city's Blue Aquarium explores the hidden world of UK waters, while The Matthew is a model of the boat used by John Cabot when he discovered Newfoundland in 1497. Bristol Zoo Gardens is another family must.
The Bristol Hotel is right in the heart of things by the harbour, with two deluxe rooms sleeping a family of four, or you can book two interconnecting double rooms if you need more space. There are DVD players for watching movies and children can have their meals in their room if they want to veg out after a busy day.
Deluxe rooms for two adults and two children aged up to 12 cost from £155 per night with B&B; for details, visit www.doylecollection.com.