l The Mercure Holland House and Spa, Redcliffe Hill, has rooms from £60 per night. Ring 01179 689900 or go to www.mercure.com for the latest deals.
l CrossCountry trains began operating in November 2007 and is the most extensive franchise in the UK. For more information on services log on to www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk, or download the free mobile app from the website.
l Family admission to the ss Great Britain (two adults plus up to three children) costs £33.50 and includes free return visits for one year.
l Entry to M Shed is free; admission to the Norman Parkinson exhibition is £5 (£4 concessions), visit www.mshed.org.
l Other attractions include Bristol Aquarium and At-Bristol, a family friendly interactive museum two minutes from the aquarium.
l For more ideas and all you need to know about the city, go to http://visitbristol.co.uk/.