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04/07/2013 at 17:49
I am meeting my uni friends in the summer holidays and we were thinking Bristol is pretty central for us all.
We've mostly got children ranging from 5 to newborns. Any recommendations as to where we can meet? Preferably not too far off the M4 as we'll all be driving on it.
04/07/2013 at 17:58
04/07/2013 at 18:01
Oh and @Bristol is good!
04/07/2013 at 18:12
There's the aquarium too which is quite nice.
04/07/2013 at 19:46
Was going to suggest all of the above!
If you want to avoid heading into the centre, maybe Longleat?
04/07/2013 at 21:04
Ashton Court is really nice if it's a nice day, and near the suspension bridge and Clifton for if you wanted an evening meal.
Longleat is quite a way south of the M4, so it depends if anyone is coming from that direction - but it is fab.
If you want to stick really close to the M4 Dyrham Park is close to J18, the junction before Bristol, it's a national trust property with the usual tea shop type thing and space for running around, so again needs a nice day.
If the forecast's bad and you can face soft play in the summer holidays, Jump is at Cribbs Causeway so literally just off the motorway near the M4 / M5 junction.
We also love Avon Valley Country Park, and Horseworld, they're a bit further off the motorway but worth it
04/07/2013 at 21:35
Depending on when you are coming you could go gromit hunting there are 80 gromits around the city. www.gromitunleashed.org.uk depends on if its your thing and the weather!
05/07/2013 at 05:04
Thanks all x
05/07/2013 at 09:00
Blaise Castle is nice too or a picnic and a walk around although im not sure how buggy friendly it is!
Also not sure how far from M4 it is!
Someone has recommended Avon Valley Country Park to me too MrsE!
05/07/2013 at 09:03
Don't bother with Bristol zoo go to Noah' ark zoo farm instead. Great place. Also longleat isnt really near Bristol!
05/07/2013 at 09:12
Bristol Zoo isn't that great. Aquarium is very good, and you can re-enter. So you can go there, have lunch and go back later (if you want). There is loads of parking too, which helps.
05/07/2013 at 11:14
Oh, Noah's Ark Zoo Farm looks fab. Might suggest that! x
05/07/2013 at 13:01
It really is rusty we took Isla there in may and it was brilliant, will be even better in the summer hols as they are opening the new elephant experience. The largest in Europe apparently. If you do go buy your tickets before hand online, the queue in half term was huge! Also keep an eye on sites like voucher codes/living social for deals on tickets x
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