Feb 22: Bath and Bristol

A Family "Cultural" Holiday to Bath and Bristol

We spent a few days staying in Bradford-upon-Avon and visited Bath and Bristol. The intention was to have a family holiday and enjoy some culture.

The house we stayed in was on AirBnB, very well appointed, clean and spacious. We didn't meet the hosts but we did meet Roxy the horse.

We got a Pawprint Trail which took us across the City of Bath, with clues and questions to answer as we went, it was a great way to see all the sights.

We booked visits to the Roman Baths of Aqua Sulis and to SS Great Britain in Bristol to learn about the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

The Roman Baths were very interesting. Well laid out and you can move through at a sensible pace.

In Bristol we visited the SS Great Britain. The museum is split into different sections which you can visit in whichever order suits you. We enjoyed that because it broke the tour up into manageable chunks. Very interesting and interactive which the children enjoyed.

We visited the Bristol Art Gallery which had a children's book illustrator exhibition. The children enjoyed seeing some of their favourites close up and being inspired by some artists they'd not seen before.

We also enjoyed making time for some rest, Ben spent some time mastering the solving of a Rubix Cube. He was very proud of himself. We watched the Winter Olympics and particularly enjoyed the curling.

We visited the ancient Roman Baths and imagined what life might have been like then

We put on Victorian clothes and pretended we were on the deck of the SS Great Britain

Making friends with Roxy the horse next to our rental

The view from above the Clifton Suspension bridge - it's very high!