Local Fun for Free!

If the children in your life are anything like mine then they need to let off steam and use up some of the large stores of energy they have racing around inside.

We are lucky to live in an area and a city where there are hundreds of places to go, a lot of them for FREE! I would love to hear about the things that you do as well, please contact me: Karen@themead.org.uk.

Badocks Wood is lovely at all times of the year and there is a tarmac path which is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs and also a marked 1 km round route which is great to walk or jog. There are tree carvings to find and at the right time of the year the search for conkers can easily while away an afternoon. We have floated boats in the Trym and donned wellies to splash around, looked for wildlife and heard owls hooting at dusk; we are yet to spot the bats that have made the woods their home but I live in hope.

My children like to explore off the main path, discovering little walkways, climbing up banks, swinging on one of the rope swings that often appear or playing pooh sticks on the bridge. There is a large field where you can play football or fly a kite, and if you fancy a rest there is direct access to the Greenway Centre Cafe for tea and ice-cream! There’s a mound that we could be found sledging down in the recent snow which is actually a 3500 year old bronze age burial ground!

The Friends of Badock’s Wood care for the woods and offer walks and talks throughout the year – check here for their next events.