Top Family Days Out 2016
Despite not be a driver, we’ve had some spectacular days out this year.Joanne over at Family Days Out Reviews has written her Top Family Days Out 2016 with a linky so you can share your favourite places to visit from this year.We’ve been many places this year, not all of them I blogged about and those I did, not all were favourites from all 4 of us.
Back in March we went to a Bristol blogger event to visit Bristol Cathedral.We all got to take a trip up to the tower and onto the roof.This is something the cathedral rarely does, so me and my kids felt very privileged to experience this.As the girls were too young to join me and Kieran, they were entertained with some crafty activities that are put on regularly throughout the year.
During the summer holidays we visited the beauty that is Tyntesfield.We didn’t get to see all the outside area and it’s definitely a place to go back a few times a year to see it in different seasons.The house was featured in Sherlock’s Christmas special, The Abominable Bride in 2015.Take advantage of asking the volunteers questions as I had some fabulous conversations about the house’s family and history.
Bath is only a 10 minute train journey for us.As we’ve had Family Rail Cards for a few years, we visit at least twice a month.The Roman Baths are one of Bath’s biggest tourist attractions, where we’ve been a few times before but never at night.I highly recommend going, even just to experience the peacefulness of being there as the sun comes down as the torches are lit.
I’ve only been to Wales via train once before, so going with 3 kids was going to be an experience.It was a lot easier than we thought and worth it to see such a stunning castle that is over 500 years old.We went on my birthday and met up with Jo from Ojo’s World.
Our visit to Caerphilly prompted us back to Wales again and to meet two bloggers, Kath from The Boy And Me and Jo from Ojo’s World.We had the most brilliant day in the sunshine, admittedly we were Pokémon hunting but we did visit the Techniquest Centre, went up on the Ferris wheel and walked the entire bay seafront.
Our last but not at least favourite place to visit is Bowood.Just 1/2 a mile from us via bus and a long walk to the entrance, it’s another place I’d recommend you to visit regularly throughout the year.It has a huge adventure playground for under 12’s, a manor house, acres of woodland, lots of green space for picnics, a lake, soft play area, farm animals and Tractor Ted.