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    hi,
    going with kids to haven burnham on sea and was looking some advice on things to do or avoid and hints for discounts. any suggestions for days out in the general area appreciated. kids aged 7 to 14 range.
    also appreciate suggestions of places to eat that are child friendly.
    was thinking of day trip to bristol zoo, maybe?
    any feedback appreciated peops.
    thanks.

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    longleat isnt that far and if you do tesco deals makes it very reasonable.For younger kids theres a farm/activity place near Brean that has loads of farm animals and right amount of play stuff with some wicked indoor slides that a lot of teh adults were messing on when i was there.

    Clarks designer village is lush if weather a bit dodgy about 1 hours drive.


    I love haven burnham on sea going back in july, trying butlins minehead in few weeks too

    also got wookey hole, and cheddar show caves near again i think u can do clucbcard deals

    Brean Leisure Park is a couple of miles down the road. I exchanged my club card vouchers for admission which is about £18 so £6 in vouchers . It's a funfair but they also have an entertainment place where you have a meal and watch some entertainment.

    We are going camping there in July.

    We have Longleat, Wookey hole and Clarks village all planned

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    thanks people, was wondering about brean leisure park but people said that it was dear for the few rides in it?
    have used my clubcard vouchers on ferries from NI, which are a rip off. even more than wks hols. you english peops so lucky.
    am wondering if longleat wouldnt be a bit rough on car, its only new, and quite like the rubber etc where it is. read somewhere they left a car in the monkey enclosure there to make them more likely to go after punters cars too. what a silly thing to do, instead of trying to discourage them. or maybe thats just me.

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    are the towns around wheelchair friendly as him indoors uses one? but then he probably stay at haven fishing lakes all week given half a chance. one of the reasons we going to it, and i hate fishing lol.

    Id recommend Weston Sure Mare's new pier, it opened last year and is well worth a visit.
    Cheddar Gorge caves are imo better than Wookey Hole. You can save money on the tickets if you buy them at the tourist centres instead of on the gate.
    Longleat is great and much better than Bristol Zoo, just avoid the monkey bit cos they'll jump all over your car and pull bits off.
    Bath is a lovely city... it's about an hours drive from Burnham on Sea.

    A round of the UK water skiing championships are also taking place in Burnham-on-sea over the easter weekend if that's when your visiting.. takes place over saturday and sunday..

    Longleat offer a bus service though the animals saves your car at an extra charge but well worth it,the bus driver knows all the animals by name and tell little story about them.I use a wheelchair and found longleat ok.also street is mostly flat. Glastonbury. Wells are worth a vist if your going to street.

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    well i guess the bus might be an option if i do longleat on my own as he wont be able to get on the bus with being in wheelchair. didnt see that on the website.
    i am wondering if bath has much kids would like, though was there myself years ago and i do love it. lol.

    With longleaf there is an option to drive past the monkey enclosure if you don't want your car to be damaged. That's your best option really. Longleaf is a must I think.

    With longleaf there is an option to drive past the monkey enclosure if you don't want your car to be damaged. That's your best option really. Longleat is a must I think.

    Whoops!! And I meant longleat. Stupid iPhone

    @Bristol is a great day out - and educational!

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    am trying to hunt for some good kid friendly pub grub places around that area, but havent come across any yet?
    never thought about the pier, as didnt realise it properly functioning again.

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    gbspurs

    With longleaf there is an option to drive past the monkey enclosure if … With longleaf there is an option to drive past the monkey enclosure if you don't want your car to be damaged. That's your best option really. Longleat is a must I think.



    aha drive past monkeys now that sounds good.

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    pwkingdom

    @Bristol is a great day out - and educational!



    was wondering if bristol more an adult place, will google then a bit to see what there is to do. thx.

    Weston -super-mare also has a sealife centre which take tesco deals ,hungrey horse has pubs you would have to google good vaule and kid friendly. The pub in b-o-sea is called rosewood
    Edited by: "nanny2three" 20th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    thanks nanny, food so important to my kids, eat like a hungry horse most of em.. lol.

    Original Poster

    any other tips folks.
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