Family Day Out To Bath and Bristol

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Family Trip To Bath And Bristol

With August now upon us, the Summer Holidays are in full swing, and as such the kids need to be kept entertained, and it’s always a plus when the activities involved have an educational element to them! Britain is full of great attractions and activities, and this article looks at Bristol and Bath for a family trip.

Bristol and Bath are situated in the South West of England. Bath is a spa town of Roman origin, in the county of Somerset. It is classed as a world heritage site and is a major tourist attraction due to its history and culture. Bristol also has some roman roots, however it mainly began to bloom as a city under Norman rule. A family trip to Bristol and Bath would allow for a range of activities for all ages as there is a lot to see and do!

Where To Stay

As it’s the summer holidays and people have more time available to spend with the family, it’s often a nice idea to have an extended family trip rather than just a family day out. Therefore finding somewhere to stay in the area is a good idea.

If you’re planning to take in both Bath and Bristol; then it would possibly be prudent to stay inbetween the two so you have the best access to both cities (Bath and Bristol are only 13 miles apart.) Folly Farm Centre, situated in a picturesque nature reserve makes an ideal base camp. With a number of accommodation options and set in peaceful surroundings where the kids can play.

Each of the cities has its own range of hotels and other accommodation, however staying in the middle of the two seems to be the best option, especially if you’re a fan of the great outdoors and want to wake up to picturesque settings.

What to do in and around Bath and Bristol

–          The Roman Baths – A thermal spa that made bath a centre of activity during the Roman times; you can learn about the Roman’s time in bath via audio guides and interactive exhibits and activities that will help you learn about the way things were. Alongside this, there are a range of seasonal activities and exhibits!

–          Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park – A fun and educational day out for all ages; featuring a range of animals and fun activities and attractions to keep the kids entertained. Animals range from exotic to pets, and there are land trains and boating so you can take in all the scenic sights the park has to offer.

–          Farleigh Castle – A medieval castle steeped in history, with a collection of artefacts and attractions such as wall paintings and family tombs. Set in picturesque Frome Valley, there’s plenty to see and do including guided tours and interactive walks to bring history to life.

–          Longleat Safari Park And House – visit a huge range of exotic and rare animals in a great setting. The animal park has won awards, and the house is regarded as one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in the country. Longleat offers plenty for all ages and a great family day out!

–          At Bristol – At Bristol is an interactive science centre that is full of exhibits that will stimulate and help learning about the wonders of science. The planetarium is a star attraction, however as science centre At Bristol is always changing its attractions to be more up to date with science.

What else is there to do?

Of course these are just a few of the options that Bath and Bristol have to offer to a family trip. The history and architecture in both cities will keep people entertained and intrigued, and there is plenty of shopping and food and drink opportunities in both towns.

For those who want to venture a little further afield, Stonehenge is within driving distance for a nice family day out to see one of Britain’s most famous historic sites. Also in the region is Cattle Country Adventure Park, where kids can play and get to meet a host of animals; or visit Clearwell Caves and explore ancient iron mines!