Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Postcard from...Somerset


Greetings from Wrington in North Somerset...

...where we are have a fantastic half-term, testing out the cider, catching up with relatives (more on that in another post) and visiting some really great attractions.

So far we've enjoyed the jumicar experience at Puxton Park where children aged 6-12 can try their hand at driving mini-cars and learn about road safety. Our own 6 year old has had the most fabulous time driving his little brother around the roads, taking note of the traffic lights and give-way signs.

Puxton Park itself is just off Junction 21 of the M5 and is a fantastic stop-off point for holidaymakers en route to or from Devon or Cornwall. It has a great farm shop and restaurant as well as a play barn and extensive garden. Beware, the very well equipped play barn is expensive as not only is the entrance fee £6.50 per child, but adults are also charged an entrance fee of £4.50 per person. However the farm shop is second-to-none and is well stocked with a wide range of local and organic produce and includes an award winning butchers.




The expensive introduction to Somerset was balanced out with a cheap visit into Bristol to check out previously unexplored and interesting highlights, including....

The *FREE* children's play park
at Hengrove Leisure Park...




...and then a visit to Bristol's CREATE Centre, an environmental centre which also incorporates a purpose-built eco-home.




Following lunch at CREATE's excellent and inexpensive cafe, we took a brief walk to take in the interesting local urban sights...




...whilst pondering upon the info that Bristol's waste is sent by rail all the way to Calvert in Buckinghamshire.

Anyway, wish you were here....to enjoy the Scrumpy...lots of love 21st Century Mummy xxx


4 Comments:

Ruby in Bury said...

The jumicars look like great fun for the kids. If I remember rightly, I think there is something similar in Legoland which my kids would have loved to have tried- but the queues were hooj. What were the queues in this one like? Looks like a good place indeed for a stop off on the way to Cornwall (which I want to visit again sometime in the not too distant future).

21st Century Mummy said...

Hi Ruby - Welcome back. The jumicars were brilliant! Even better...no queues! We just turned up at about 4pm every afternoon and it was trouble free. yippee. It is well recommended for a brief stop-off. Far more interesting than a service station.

Jo Beaufoix said...

It all looks fabulous.
E would love those cars. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay. :)

21st Century Mummy said...

Thanks Jo - we had a really great time. I had thought I would try and get in touch with Paula of the Happy Tracks in the Snow blog to see if she fancied meeting up, as she lives in Bristol...however time went so quickly, I can't believe we're home already ;-D