It’s great to get away sometimes and enjoy a much needed break. Being a mum of 3 as you can imagine it’s not the easiest feat to accomplish yet sometimes I succeed. Many years ago when I was still at university I visited Cheddar Gorge. It’s such a picturesque place to visit and what made it even more magical was it had snowed.
It’s somewhere I have always wanted to return to and I’m hoping I might just do that. I don’t see my friends often so we decided that it would be a great idea to plan a little getaway.
We discussed visiting Bristol as this would mean we could go to Cheddar Gorge and of course visit some other places there too. Our aim is to combine a relaxing trip with catching up and having fun.
Although our visit will be a short one we plan to cram in as much as possible so being the organiser of the group I have been tasked with coming up with the activity suggestions. The only request was that they’d be budget friendly.
Not one to shy away from a challenge I set to work knowing full well I’d find some great bargains over at one of my friends favourite discount voucher site.
We’ve known each other for years so of course I know what would suit them and my first suggestion for the group would be a massage. Feeling like a child in a candy store I can’t decide which to suggest as there are some great massages to choose from. These start from £9 so I have definitely found some budget friendly options. These include a massage and facial, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage and more.
And why not!
We might be women but we know how to have fun. Priced at £26 for 2 or £50 for 4 it’s reasonably priced and something we’d all enjoy.
A live escape game. These are supposed to be really good fun and something I’m sure we’d enjoy. Players have to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. It’s a great group activity and costs just £49 for 4 people for 60 minutes.
No moving of mountains involved thankfully, this activity involves archery. I’ve not done archery often but it is good fun. This will give us a chance to get competitive and have fun doing something different. There are a range of time options: 1hr (£9), 1.5hrs (£12) or 2hrs (£16). This is great to fit in around other activities. I’m thinking this would be a great way to start the day and follow with either a massage or other activity maybe even an afternoon tea.
As animal lovers this would be a lovely opportunity to get up close with some gorgeous birds. For 2 hours we’d be able to watch and interact with various types. The centre has over 50 including hawks, owls, falcons and eagles. We’d get to learn more about them, handle and fly them. It’s £29 for two people which again is a fair price.
The house and 6 acres garden with picturesque views of the city of Wells and the Vale of Avalon is popular with visitors. Gardens with statues and an extensive range of plants are perfect to walk through and admire. There are wildlife ponds with water features and if we get hungry we can always pop inside the house for a bite to eat. The price for 4 is a mere £12.95 and it’s the sort of place my friends visit often so likely to be a favourite with them.
Visit to Cheddar Gorge
We’d drive to the village and have a wonder around there, do a little shopping and also go to to see the Gorge located at the site of the Cheddar show caves. We can also by some yummy cheese!!
After a long day it’s nice to sit and chat and do nothing else. Perfect for the first evening especially after the journey there we could simply find a local bar. Drinks with or without food depending on if we go somewhere to eat first.
This sounds like great fun and it’s highly rated on Trip advisor which is good to know. It’s perfect to fill one of our evenings as it opens at 7.15pm and the show starts at 8 and lasts 2 hours. After this we can go to the bar if we fancy or turn in for an early night. The venue is a 1920’s style theatre with seating for just 44 so it’s nice and cosy. There are 2 comedy magicians which will keep us entertained and mystified and how they performed their tricks. Prices start from £19.95 per person.
We all enjoy walking so having a wonder around near where we are staying is always an idea. It’ll be nice to see what’s about and also help us burn off the calories from dinner. Plus it’s free!
We do enjoy having a meal out so this would probably be the favoured activity for all especially in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from.
For 4 people: wrap and 6 small plates, 4 cocktails or two bottles of wine. The rating for the food is good and it seems like the food would be enough and reviews indicate portions are large. Costing £52 for 4 it’s well priced.
One of our popular group haunts although not normally in Bristol we can enjoy a 3 course meal for 2 people for £23. The menu is always varied enough for us all to find something we will will enjoy.
I know that these suggestions will go down well with my friends, the hardest part will be to decide which to do.
Which activity or restaurant would you guys be tempted by the most?
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