M Shed is a one stop shop for entertaining the kids this summer. Bright, interactive displays tell the story of Bristol’s unique history, and on the weekends you can ride M Shed’s largest exhibits – the train, cranes and boats. Special summer activities for children include Print It and How to be a Roman. M Shed’s harbourside location boasts one of the best views of the city and the current Bristol Music exhibition is a treasure trove of nostalgia. If you get peckish, the new Grill Shack BBQ and revamped bar on the ground floor is likely to hit the spot.

• M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN; 0117 352 6600; bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed

Image by Richard Bryant