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Activities for Children

Longleat Safari Park

A great day for the kids and all the family.  There is a lot to pack into one day.  Not a cheap day out, but memorable.  At Christmas there is a great light event -but it gets very crowded.  https://www.longleat.co.uk/

Hope Nature Centre

A great little nature park run by a charity with a good cafe. Not expensive and only 15 minutes away. Kids can buy food to feed the goats and other animals. https://www.hopenaturecentre.org.uk/

Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House is good family venue about 30 minutes from your barn.  There is a great children’s adventure park and they will love exploring the extensive and beautiful gardens. https://www.bowood.org/

Sladesbrook Park

Only a 10 minute walk from Woolley Barn.  Head across Woolley Green for Bradford on Avon and just before the George pub on your right is a small footpath heading past the allotments into the park. Plenty of room to kick a ball apart and good children’s playground. 

Canoe HIre

On the canal at the Lock Inn. Open Canadian type canoes for pottering about in. https://www.thelockinn.co.uk/canoe-hire

Barton Farm Country Park

Probably the most scenic spot in Bradford on Avon. Adjacent to the river and canal there is a good children’s playground and picnic area. There is also a safe place they can splash around in the river, the Tithe Barn to explore and a couple of cafes. It’s about a 20 minute walk from Woolley Barn Farm. https://bradfordonavon.uk.com/barton-farm-country-park/    

Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge

Wookey Hole is in the beautiful Cheddar Gorge. It’s a place to go even if it’s raining as it’s an underground cave. It feels a bit like Blackpool came to Somerset as there is an clutch of trinket and assorted grot shops, but the cave is a wow.  The gorge itself is superb and if you go further up its great for kids to scramble around the rocks. It’s just under an hour drive. https://www.wookey.co.uk/   

Bradford On Avon Swimming Pool

Swimming pool consisting of a 25m main pool and large children’s pool with slide. Around 20 minutes walk from Woolley Barn or park in the station car park and take the steps to the left of the public toilets.  https://www.placesleisure.org/centres/bradford-on-avon-swimming-pool/

Avebury Stone Circle

Avebury Stone circle.  Close to Stonehenge but avoids the tourist throng, cost and the kids can actually touch the stones. 

Bath Boating Station

Around 20 mins drive depending on traffic. Punt, rowing boats and canadian canoes available for hire by the hour on a beautiful stretch of the Avon.  https://www.bathboating.co.uk/

Avon Valley Steam Railway

A restored steam railway line around 30 minutes away running down the scenic Avon valley. https://www.avonvalleyrailway.org/

Odeon Cinema Trowbridge

For a rainy day.  Standard issue Odeon multiplex only 10 minutes away. Free parking in the 1960’s “Get Carter” concrete multi-storey. Loads of places to eat in branded restaurants adjacent.  https://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/trowbridge/

Bike Hire

Bike hire including kids bikes. Ideal for the flat canal towpath. If feeling keen can cycle to Bath (10miles) or for less demanding the aqueducts at Avoncliff (1.5miles) and Dundas (5miles) both with cafes. It’s a great safe ride. Update 1/9/21 TT Cycles no longer hire child bikes or supply helmets, but do now have e-bikes. https://www.ttcycles.co.uk/

Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding on the beautiful river Avon in Bradford on Avon. £20 for 90 minutes. https://www.wolt.org.uk/outdoor-adventure-activities-for-the-whole-family/stand-up-paddle-boarding/