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Banish ‘I’m bored’ blues!
     ummer holidays usually come
     hand in hand with the familiar                              Great days out: Tortworth Court Hotel, and a
     phrase: “I’m bored!” Fear not                               classic Mini, inset, that you are likely to spot at
though, Bristol and the West has a                               Haynes Motor Museum this summer
lot to offer, from holiday breaks
away to exciting days out, all of
which should help keep kids and
adults amused.
   First off, why not visit SeaQuarium centre in
Weston-super-Mare and see some weird and
wonderful creatures this summer. The
red-bellied piranhas are the latest additions and
these vicious predators are definitely worth a
look. The freshwater stingrays will be on
display throughout the summer in the
Rainforest River Exhibit.
   There’s a lot to learn about these wonderful
creatures and the aquarium holds presentations
and feeding demonstrations.
   Your ticket is valid all day, so come and go as
you please.
   SeaQuarium, on Marine Parade, BS23 1 BE, is
open daily from 10am, visit or call 01934 613361.
   To find out more information, visit the
website at
   If cars are more your thing then The Haynes
International Motor Museum, at Sparkford,
near Yeovil, is the place to go.
   Throughout the summer the centre will be
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the
world-famous Mini.
   It is hard to believe that it was 50 years ago
this year that the Mini arrived and
changed the face of British motoring.
   Its cheeky charm, superb road holding
and unparalleled space efficiency made it
a legend around the world.
   When it became a giant killer in the
race and rally world it also achieved
internationally accepted, iconic status.
   In tribute, the museum is showcasing                                                                                beautiful Grade II-listed mansion is set in 30     pool, spa bath, gym, sauna, steam room and
26 unique Minis and Mini-derived                                                                                       acres of landscaped and glorious parkland. All     beauty therapy centre offering a wide range of
vehicles until Sunday, September, 6.                                                                                   public rooms have been sympathetically             treatments.
   Highlights of this unique display will                                                                              restored to their former glory and these              The impressive array of conference rooms,
include the opportunity to walk through                                                                                restorations are complemented by the comforts      range from a main suite that can seat 400
a Damien Hurst-style Mini which has                                                                                    and facilities expected by today’s discerning      theatre style and divides into four rooms, to 10
been cut in half. Minis on display will                                                                                business and leisure guests.                       syndicate rooms in the main house, seating
include one of the first Minis off the                                                                                    The hotel offers 189 stylishly furnished        from six to 40 delegates.
assembly line and the first Mini Moke.                                                                                 bedrooms and suites, with a variety of rooms          Tortworth Court has a unique way of
   The last development Mini designer                                                                                  ranging from standard to deluxe and four poster    reducing the carbon footprint by offering to
Alex Issigonis worked on will also be                                                                                  rooms, as well as those adapted to guests with     plant a tree in the arboretum for conferences
displayed alongside the first Mini to win                                                                              special needs.                                     booked at the hotel.
an international rally Also on show is the                     infighting and demise of a once proud British              Visit the Orangery restaurant which offers an      Each tree will be accompanied by a plaque
distinctive shape of the “Heinz 57” Wolseley                   industry .                                              AA Rosette fine dining menu based around           stating the name of the company which has
Hornet convertible. The cars are all set amongst                 Visit Haynes International Motor Museum, at           locally-sourced and organic produce. Moreton’s     supported the project in their drive to become
backdrops and footage telling the history of the               Sparkford, near Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7LH, or           restaurant is housed in the splendid library and   carbon neutral.
Mini right up until the present day   .                        call 01963 442783.                                      church rooms of the main house serving an             The plant a tree scheme is not restricted to
   This is a unique opportunity to take a look                   If you are after something a little different         excellent table d’hote menu that changes on a      corporate guests, it is also a great way to
into the private world of the design politics                  and a bit of a relaxing get away this summer            daily basis.                                       remember a special person or mark an occasion.
behind the birth of a brand new concept in                     then Tortworth Court, deep in South                        The leisure centre has an impressive array of      Visit Tortworth Court at Wotton-under-Edge,
motoring, the key players and their roles, the                 Gloucestershire, is the ideal place to go. This         facilities, including a 12-metre indoor swimming   South Gloucestershire, or call 01454 263000.

 Tortworth Court’s immaculate grounds
     are a spectacular feature of this
    Cotswolds country house hotel.
  Explore the 30 acres of tranquil parkland at your leisure.
   Overlooking a lake, it is hard to imagine a hotel with
   grounds which so perfectly reflect the spirit of English
   country house hotels. The decorative flower beds and
  mature landscape enhance the character and grandeur of
                this splendid historic hotel.
             TORTWORTH COURT Four Pillars Hotel,
              Tortworth, Wotton-under-Edge, South
                   Gloucestershire, GL12 8HH.
                For Restaurant & Room bookings
                     Tel. 01454 263000
                  web:                                                                                                                                                          Valid until 31/05/09
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Get fit with
safari sports
    ONGLEAT           is           – officially approved by           hope everyone joins in and gets
                                   LazyTown – who will be             active doing the Sportacus
    another      family            making special daily               moves to the popular LazyTown
    favourite. Over the            appearances in the Longleat        music! There will also be
holidays, families can             Marquee at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm       prizes, kindly donated by
get close to lions and             from Monday July 27 to Sunday,     Martin Yaffe.
                                   August, 16 inclusive.                 “We’re backing LazyTown’s
tigers in the safari                  Sportacus likes to use          food promise in all our Kids’
park, get lost in the              everyday items in new and          Lunchboxes so we are giving
hedge maze, run wild in            different ways, often skipping     away free Sports Candy (an
                                   the ordinary, so prepare to Get    apple), with every LazyTown
the adventure castle               Active with activities that are    lunchbox sold,” she added.
and take a trip on the             funny, colourful and fast-paced.      Entry is free with a passport
Longleat railway.                     Florence Wallace, project       ticket and is subject to
   Enjoy incredibly close          manager at Longleat explains:      availability and will be
encounters with some of the        “We are delighted to welcome       operated on a first come, first
world’s most amazing animals       Sportacus to Longleat this         served basis.
in the drive through the Safari    summer as we are keen to              For further information
Park.                              embrace everything that the        please contact Longleat on
   This summer LazyTown            LazyTown brand is all about.       01985 844400, see
legend Sportacus will be              “We are really hoping that or visit
bringing a brand new               the sheer exuberance and           Longleat,Warminster,Wiltshire,
interactive attraction to          energy that he brings will be      BA12 7NW.
Longleat in the shape of Get       great fun for adults and              For further information on
Active with Sportacus.             children alike.                    LazyTown visit                     Have a wild time: visit the lions at Longleat
   Meet the Sportacus UK actor        “Although aimed at kids, we
Thursday, July 23, 2009                                                                                                                                                   5


Full steam ahead for fun
   f you are looking to get the kids                                                                                                                         Clevedon Pier or the Cumberland Basin in
                                                                                                                                                             Bristol, to Ilfracombe, up the Severn estuary or
   ship shape and Bristol fashion                                                                                                                            into the stunning Avon Gorge. The ship also
   this summer then you have to go                                                                                                                           sails to Watchet where passengers can board the
to Brunel’s ss Great Britain.                                                                                                                                steam railway and travel through the Somerset
   On board you will find lots of summer family                                                                                                              countryside. Alternatively, there is a cruise to
fun – from troops and trails, to art workshops                                                                                                               peaceful Lundy Island, off the north Devon
and harbourside festivities, as well as an                                                                                                                   coast. There are also cruises to Penarth, in
encounter with a Victorian surgeon and a leech.                                                                                                              Wales, and another chance to board a vintage
   There is the chance to descending under the                                                                                                               steam train. Finally, to relax, there are
glass ‘sea’ and stepping back in time in the                                                                                                                 legendary evening showboats with live music
dockyard museum where visitors can see, hear,                                                                                                                aboard Balmoral’s excellent facilities.
touch, and smell what life was like for                                                                                                                         These include a restaurant, two bars, heated
passengers and crew on board the world’s first                                                                                                               lounges and souvenir shop. Sailings depart on
ironclad ship equipped with a screw propeller.                                                                                                               selected dates until Thursday, September 10.
   Children will love the opportunity to explore                                                                                                             Prices vary according to route and there are
the ship with Sinbad the Cat’s trail from                                                                                                                    special fares for senior citizens and children.
Saturday, July 25 to Wednesday, September 2.                                                                                                                    For more information, or to book, visit
   The vessel will also be a major attraction at                                                                                                    or call 0845 130 4647.
the Bristol Harbour Festival from Friday, July 31                                                                                                               Children in Bristol can become a farmer for a
to Monday, August 3 .                                                                                                                                        week at St Werburghs City Farm’s first ever
   Next to Brunel’s ss Great Britain and the                                                                                                                 summer camp for nine to 12-year-olds. The farm
Dockyard Café, will be an authentic steam                                                                                                                    is hosting some unique and exciting activities
fairground carousel, plus Victorian games and                                                                                                                for three weeks this summer enabling children
other entertainment.                                                                                                                                         to take a more hands-on approach to learning.
   The ship will have an ‘artist in residence’                                                                                                                  Children can feed and muck out farm animals
making stunning ship collages at the drop-in                                                            Ahoy there!: There are plenty of events to           and study specific breeds and learn about bush
workshops on August 1, 8, 15 and 29.                                                                                                                         crafts and den making. They will be able to
                                                                                                        keep children of all ages at the historic ss         make pizza in an outdoor oven, collect eggs from
   If you fancy delving into history, Crimean War
re-enactors will take over the ss Great Britain –
                                                                                                        Great Britain, in Bristol’s Harbourside              the hens and tomatoes from the greenhouse to
accompanied by their wives and children. Also                                                                                                                make fresh pasta and sauce at the organic café.
on board, and back by popular demand, is the        and children can take their artwork home.              If you would like your child to learn to swim,       There will be pond dipping at the community
Victorian Surgeon and his leech Isambard on            Family tickets include two adults, and three     gain water confidence or join the little swimmer     garden and looking at findings under
August 22 and 23.                                   children, and under fives are free. New for 2009,   classes then visit Parish Wharf Leisure Centre       microscopes as well as local nature safaris and
   Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself will also        are the ‘grandparent’ and ‘mini’ family tickets     in Portishead, where there will be summer            team building challenges.
be visiting his ship from July 25 to September 2    that are also ideal for childminders.               swimming courses. Operating under the ASA               The education is thematic with each activity
(except Mondays and August 27).                        See for online ticket and     stages curriculum, the centre has a variety of       connected to four different teaching styles,
   All daytime events are included in admission,    gift purchases and for what’s on.                   lessons available at an introductory offer of £25    kinesthetic, to do with movement, tactile,
                                                                                                        for members and £30 for non-members.                 auditory and visual which will mean children
                                                                                                           For more information contact Ellen Davis on       should leave camp having learned valuable
                                                                                                        01275 848494 or          lessons and skills.
                                                                                                           Waverly Excursions is offering visits on the         Weekly sessions run Monday to Friday
                                                                                                        historic passenger ship Balmoral, celebrating        9am-4pm from Monday, August 3 to Friday,
                                                                                                        her diamond anniversary, with trips from             August 21 and there are some free places for
                                                                                                                                                             disadvantaged children in East Central One
                                                                                                        Film                                                 locations. For more information, call Victoria
                                                                                                                                                             Siddle-Virok on 0117 9428241, email youth@
                                                                                                                                                    or log on to

                                                                                                         SWIMMING ACADEMY
                                                                                                                CRASH COURSE
                                                                                                            SWIMMING LESSONS!
                                                                                                           NOW Available for Booking
                                                                                                         During Summer Holidays from,
                                                                                                         Monday 27th July - Monday 24th
                                                                                                                    August 09                                   FREE return visits for a year*
                                                                                                                  5-Day Course
                                                                                                                 £25.00 Member
                                                                                                              £30.00 Non Member
                                                                                                            To enrol or any enquiries
                                                                                                         Please contact Ellen, Swimming
                                                                                                                     01275 848494                   
                                                                                                                                                                 for what’s on!

                                                                                                                                                               *excludes schools, groups &
                                                                                                                                                                       venue hire.

                                                                                                                                                                  Reg. charity no. 262158
6                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, July 23, 2009


                                                     Monkeying around
                                                          here are lots of                                                                                                     Following the sell-out seasons of
                                                          animals to visit at                                                                                               2005 and 2007, Scooby-Doo and the
                                                                                                                                                                            Mystery Inc. gang are back by
                                                          Bristol Zoo Gardens                                                                                               popular demand in a brand-new, all
King of the swingers: Scooby-Doo at the              this summer which should                                                                                               singing and dancing “spook-tastic”
Hippodrome, Bristol, and a gorilla at the city zoo   make a fun packed day for                                                                                              show.
                                                                                                                                                                               Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma,
                                                     the whole family Meet over                                                                                             Daphne and Fred will put the fun into
                                                     450 exotic and endangered                                                                                              fear when they take to the road,
                                                     species in the zoo’s 12 acre                                                                                           bringing the live experience to two
                                                     grounds in Clifton.                                                                                                    countries and 38 towns and cities
                                                        Follow in the footsteps of jungle                                                                                   over nine months.

                                                     adventurers at the new Explorers’                                                                                         In this exciting production, written
                                                     Creek exhibit, home to three                                                                                           and directed by the acclaimed Jim
                                                     exciting areas; ‘Splash’, a water-play                                                                                 Millan, founder of the Crow’s Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                            in Toronto, Canada, the beloved

                                                     area, ‘Forest of Birds’ and ‘Feed the
                                                     Lorikeets’ a truly unique                                                                                              Hanna-Barbera characters are bought
                                                     experience.                                                                                                            to life, bringing their unique, comical
                                                        It’s always fun to visit the                                                                                        brand of detective work and super
                                                     primates in the monkey jungle,                                                                                         scary fun to theatres across the
Dates and Prices                                     stroll through the lemur garden or                                                                                     country   .
                                                     come face-to-face with penguins and                                                                                       A tropical island is the scene for
• Age Group (8-11)                                   seals at the impressive coastline                                                                                      Scooby’s newest live adventure, but
  28th - 31st July and                               diorama. Some of the zoo’s other favourites           professionals who are keen to pass on their                      it’s far from peaceful and idyllic when
                                                     include gorilla island, the reptile house, seeing     knowledge and skills to the young stars of the      The Mystery Inc. gang land on the island!
  11th - 14th August                                                                                                                                              Join the gang as they encounter the Pirate
                                                     the Asiatic lions and the butterfly forest, bug       future. They are qualified to level two RFU
                                                                                                                                                               Queen and her ghostly crew wreaking havoc on
• Age Group (12-16)                                  world, twilight world, and the Aquarium. New          standard and above and can cover schools and
                                                                                                                                                               an island paradise, and watch as hi-jinks and
                                                     this summer is ZooRopia aerial adventure              rugby clubs in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Avon,
  4th - 7th and                                      allowing you to swing like a gibbon, fly down the     Dorset and Wiltshire.                               mayhem soon ensue.
  18th - 21st August                                 zip wire and get a bird’s eye view of the gorillas.      Focus Sport is a new rugby coaching company         Ghostly goings-on and supernatural scenarios
                                                     Restrictions and charges apply   .                    set up to enhance the opportunities for young       mixed with hilarious physical comedy, groovy
Price Per Child £120                                    The zoo is on Clifton Down and for sat navs        rugby players in the South West to access quality   music and magical effects will be keeping
                                                     the postcode is at BS8 3HA. Call the zoo on 0117      coaching. Its directors have all come through the   audiences happily spooked and on the edge of
                                                     974 7300, or visit                 school and club environments, and know how          their seats for the entire 90 minutes of this
                                                        If you love rugby then Focus Sport has the         vital personal skills development is in             exciting production!
                                                     answer.                                               preparation for senior rugby  .                        Performances are on Thursday and Friday at
                                                        Focus Sport summer rugby camps deliver a              During the school year and rugby season          2.30pm/6.30pm, Saturday at 11am/2.30pm/
                                                     top quality coaching service for young players,       Focus Sport coaches will be available to provide    6.30pm, and Sunday at 11am/2.30pm.
                                                     with the emphasis on fun, safety and                  one on one positional coaching.                        Tickets cost £10 – £19.50, concessions are
                                                     sportsmanship. Coaching is by first class                If you feel your rugby club or school would      available for certain performances, visit
                                                                                                           like to host a Focus Sport camp then please get for more details.
                                                                                                           in touch on 01179572333 or visit the website           Visit Bristol Hippodrome at St Augustines
                                                                                                           focusrugby  .com.                                   Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ, or call: 0117 302 3333.
                                                                                                              If you fancy catching a show then visit the         Dyrham Park in South Gloucestershire is a
                                                                                                           Bristol Hippodrome where Scooby-Doo and the         spectacular late 17th-century mansion, garden
                                                                                                           gang return to the stage in an all-new production   and deer park.
                                                                                                           Scooby-Doo and the Pirate Ghost – live on stage,       It has elegant formal gardens, woodland, and
                                                                                                           promising 90-minutes of spooky, scary fun!          lakes to explore.
                                                                                                              The show is on from Thursday, August 6 until        This fine house was built between 1691 and
                                                                                                           Sunday, August 9 2009.                              1702 for William Blathwayt, William III’s
                                                                                                                                                               secretary of state.
                                                                                                                                                                  The House is closed on Wednesdays and
                                                                                                                                                               Thursdays but the park is open all year.
                                                                                                                                                                  Regular weekly events include guided park
                                                                                                                                                               walks and a concert programme which includes
                                                                                                                                                               concerts by Jools Holland and his Rhythm &
                                                                                                                                                               Blues Orchestra, Back To The 80s, Torchwood
                                                                                                                                                               star and TV talent scout John Barrowman, the
                                                                                                                                                               National Symphony Orchestra, Supergrass,
                                                                                                                                                               Lightning Seeds and others.
                                                                                                                                                                  Tickets are now on sale at
                                                                                                                                                               with details on all the shows.
                                                                                                                                                                  Visit Dyrham Park, near Bath,
                                                                                                                                                               Gloucestershire SN14 8ER, or call 0117 937 2501.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009                                                                                                                                                                


                                                                                                                                Hit the road
                                                                                                                                this summer
                                                                                                                                    HE       renowned
                                                                                                                                             renowned              home to a unique and rare
                                                                                                                                                                    home to a unique and rare                                    family friendly health club then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  family friendly health club then
                                                                                                                                                                   collection of motoring items.
                                                                                                                                                                    collection of motoring items.                                Riverside is for you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Riverside is for you.
                                                                                                                                   Cotswold Motoring
                                                                                                                                    Cotswold Motoring              The museum’s main focus is on
                                                                                                                                                                    The museum’s main focus is on                                   Each club is unique and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Each club is unique and
                                                                                                                                   Museum provides
                                                                                                                                    Museum provides                motoring but is full of everyday
                                                                                                                                                                    motoring but is full of everyday                             offers a different range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  offers a different range of
                                                                                                                                a nostalgic trip down
                                                                                                                                a nostalgic trip down              paraphernalia that made
                                                                                                                                                                    paraphernalia that made                                      facilities from gym challenges,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  facilities from gym challenges,
                                                                                                                                memory lane.
                                                                                                                                memory lane.                       motoring so popular, together
                                                                                                                                                                    motoring so popular, together                                swimming lessons, a spa and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  swimming lessons, a spa and
                                                                                                                                   The attraction, in
                                                                                                                                    The attraction, in             with advertisements and
                                                                                                                                                                    with advertisements and                                      sauna.
                                                                                                                                Bourton-on-the-Water, in the
                                                                                                                                 Bourton-on-the-Water, in the      children’s toys.
                                                                                                                                                                    children’s toys.                                                There is also a members’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There is also a members’
                                                                                                                                Cotswolds, is filled with the
                                                                                                                                 Cotswolds, is filled with the        For more information about
                                                                                                                                                                       For more information about                                lounge, café, hair and beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lounge, café, hair and beauty
                                                                                                                                sights and sounds of yesteryear, the exhibition and museum,
                                                                                                                                 sights and sounds of yesteryear, the exhibition and museum,                                     salon and physiotherapy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  salon and physiotherapy
                                                                                                                                 with beautifully restored cars
                                                                                                                                with beautifully restored cars     visit
                                                                                                                                                                    visit                                                        facilities.
                                                                                                                                 harking back to the early days
                                                                                                                                harking back to the early days
                                                                                                                                                                                                There are also social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There are also social
                                                                                                                                of motoring.
                                                                                                                                 of motoring.                      ‘Mini Boutique’ is open from
                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Mini Boutique’ is open from                                 evenings and charity events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  evenings and charity events.
                                                                                                                                    The museum is also home to 10am until 6pm.
                                                                                                                                   The museum is also home to       10am until 6pm.                                                 At Bristol there is something
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     At Bristol there is something
                                                                                                                                the star of the CBBC hit
                                                                                                                                 the star of the CBBC hit             Find the museum at The Old
                                                                                                                                                                       Find the museum at The Old                                for the kids with the Mayhem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for the kids with the Mayhem
                                                                                                                                 children’s TV show Brum, who Mill, in Bourton-on-the-Water,
                                                                                                                                children’s TV show Brum, who        Mill, in Bourton-on-the-Water,                               soft play area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  soft play area.
                                                                                                                                lives at the museum.
                                                                                                                                 lives at the museum.              Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY or
                                                                                                                                                                    Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY or                                    The giant four-storey high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The giant four-storey high
                                                                                                                                   There is plenty to do for both call 01451 821255.
                                                                                                                                    There is plenty to do for both call 01451 821255.                                            playground incorporates a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  playground incorporates a
                                                                                                                                young and old from quizzes to
                                                                                                                                 young and old from quizzes to     Riverside Leisure is a
                                                                                                                                                                    Riverside Leisure is a                                       bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides
                                                                                                                                dressing up.
                                                                                                                                 dressing up.                      committed, enthusiastic and
                                                                                                                                                                    committed, enthusiastic and                                  and much more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and much more.
                                                                                                                                   The museum is a gem and
                                                                                                                                    The museum is a gem and        professional health club
                                                                                                                                                                    professional health club                                        Not only is it great fun but it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Not only is it great fun but it
                                                                                                                                with a historic collection of
                                                                                                                                 with a historic collection of     renowned for its friendly and
                                                                                                                                                                    renowned for its friendly and                                is also superb exercise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  is also superb exercise.
                                                                                                                                 toys and aeroplanes it makes a welcoming atmosphere.
                                                                                                                                toys and aeroplanes it makes a      welcoming atmosphere.                                           Riverside has a crèche so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Riverside has a crèche so
                                                                                                                                great day out and gives a
                                                                                                                                 great day out and gives a            The club has a committed,
                                                                                                                                                                       The club has a committed,                                 whilst you are in the gym your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  whilst you are in the gym your
                                                                                                                                fascinating journey through the enthusiastic and professional
                                                                                                                                 fascinating journey through the enthusiastic and professional                                   child will be having their own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  child will be having their own
                                                                                                                                20th century .
                                                                                                                                 20th century .                    health club operator with
                                                                                                                                                                    health club operator with                                    fun ..
                                                                                                                                    Acquired by the CSMA Club locations in Bristol, Gloucester,
                                                                                                                                   Acquired by the CSMA Club        locations in Bristol, Gloucester,                               Visit Riverside at Station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Visit Riverside at Station
                                                                                                                                ten years ago, the museum is
                                                                                                                                 ten years ago, the museum is      Leicester and Newbury .
                                                                                                                                                                    Leicester and Newbury   .                                    Road, Little Stoke, Bristol, BS34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Road, Little Stoke, Bristol, BS34
                                                                                                                                                                      If you are looking for a
                                                                                                                                                                       If you are looking for a                                  6HW, or call 01454 888666.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6HW, or call 01454 888666.

                                                                                                                                                                        The friendly
                                                                                                                                                                        The friendly                                  NEW VENUE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NEW VENUE
                                                                                                                                                                        family farm
                                                                                                                                                                        family farm                                BRIDGE RD IND EST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BRIDGE RD IND EST
                                                                                                                                                                        ● Meet the animals
                                                                                                                                                                        ● Meet the animals                            KINGSWOOD
                                                                                                                                                                          ● Explore the
                                                                                                                                                                          ● Explore the                                                           Auction
                                                                                                                                                                               farm trails
                                                                                                                                                                                farm trails
                                                                                                                                                                       ● Hands on activities
                                                                                                                                                                       ● Hands on activities                                                 THIS SATURDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             THIS SATURDAY
                                                                                                                                                                              ● Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                               ● Cafe                               BEAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BEAT                     from 10.30am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               from 10.30am
                                                                                                                                                                                and gift shop
                                                                                                                                                                                and gift shop                        THE
                                                                                                                                                                               ● Picnic areas
                                                                                                                                                                               ● Picnic areas                       CREDIT
                                                                                                                                                                                ● Children’s
                                                                                                                                                                                ● Children’s                        CRUNCH
                                                                                                                                                                           ● Tractor rides
                                                                                                                                                                           ● Tractor rides
                                                                                                                                                                and so much more!
                                                                                                                                                                and so much more!
                                                                                                                                                   St. Augustines Farm
                                                                                                                                                    St. Augustines Farm                                                DONT
Get motoring:The wonderful world of cars at the Cotswold Motoring Museum
Get motoring:The wonderful world of cars at the Cotswold Motoring Museum
                                                                                                                                                Arlingham, Glos, GL2 7JN
                                                                                                                                                Arlingham, Glos, GL2 7JN
                                                                                                                                                    Tel 01452 740277
                                                                                                                                                     Tel 01452 740277                                                 MISS IT!
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      Multi-award winning museum for
       Multi-award winning museum for
      all ages, ideal for families. So much
       all ages, ideal for families. So much                                                          with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!

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    For a great day out why not visit the
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   picturesque village of Bourton on the Water.
    picturesque village of Bourton on the Water.                                                                                                                                                                --ANYTHING CONSIDERED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ANYTHING CONSIDERED
   Known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” this
    Known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” this                                                                                                                                                                 --OPEN TO PUBLIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   OPEN TO PUBLIC
   popular spot is home to the award winning
    popular spot is home to the award winning                                                                                                                                                                   --CAN COLLECT
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   Cotswold Motoring Museum, where we have
    Cotswold Motoring Museum, where we have
   something for all the family!
    something for all the family!
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                                                                        A GIANT 4 storey high soft play area incorporating a
                                                                        A GIANT 4 storey high soft play area incorporating a
                                                                          bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and much more
                                                                          bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and much more
      Austin Sevens
       Austin Sevens
   Opening times 10am – 6pm.
    Opening times 10am – 6pm.                                                                                                        HOURLY STEAM AND DIESEL TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN
                                                                                                                                      HOURLY STEAM AND DIESEL TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN                                    & Liquidators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        & Liquidators
   7 days a week. Early February to Early December
    7 days a week. Early February to Early December                                                                                               MINEHEAD AND BISHOPS LYDEARD
                                                                                                                                                   MINEHEAD AND BISHOPS LYDEARD
                                                                                                                                                              ENTRY TO RALLY
                                                                                                                                                               ENTRY TO RALLY
   The Old Mill, Bourton on the Water
    The Old Mill, Bourton on the Water                                                           01454 888666
                                                                                                 01454 888666                                   Adults --£8.00, OAPs --£7.00, Children --£4.00
                                                                                                                                                 Adults £8.00, OAPs £7.00, Children £4.00                                   FREEPHONE: 0845 643 4982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             FREEPHONE: 0845 643 4982
   Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY Tel: 01451 821 255                                                  Station Road, Little Stoke,
                                                                                                  Station Road, Little Stoke,               Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 22children*) --£20.00
                                                                                                                                             Family Ticket (2 adults & up to children*) £20.00
    Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY Tel: 01451 821 255                                                                  BS34 6HW
                                                                                                  BS34 6HW
                                                                                                                                  Combined Rail/Rally/Bus tickets are available from most WSR stations
                                                                                                                                   Combined Rail/Rally/Bus tickets are available from most WSR stations        
                                                                                                                                                             *under 16 years of age
                                                                                                                                                              *under 16 years of age
                                                                                                                                  Classic Bus Service from Taunton’s Castle Green Car Park and Railway
                                                                                                                                   Classic Bus Service from Taunton’s Castle Green Car Park and Railway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bridge Rd Ind Est Unit 3, Off Station Rd, Kingswood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bridge Rd Ind Est Unit 3, Off Station Rd, Kingswood
                                                                                            Station to the rally site. Buses from 9.30am every 30 minutes approximately
                                                                                                                                 Station to the rally site. Buses from 9.30am every 30 minutes approximately                    Tel: 0117 957 2887
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tel: 0117 957 2887
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                                            Time to dig deeper
                                                 or those looking for a real                     their field and will be joined by stage combat      plants, from bedding, basket, and water plants to
                                                                                                 fight instructor Jean-Marc Perret from the          individually made hanging baskets and unusual
                                                 summer        holiday     thrill,               British Acadamy of Dramatic Combat. Jean            planters. Select your own freshly cut flowers,
                                                 Clearwell Caves, in the Forest                  Marc trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre         bouquets and arrangements catering for any
                                            of Dean, Gloucestershire, will be                    School. He starred as Prince Caspian in the         occasion.
BABBACOMBE PALMS                            running a series of adventure caving                 BBC’s Chronicles of Narnia as well as many
                                                                                                 other notable roles.
                                                                                                                                                        Chief Trading Post has an exciting range of
                                                                                                                                                     gifts, stoneware and furniture collected from
                                            trips for children during the holiday,
    TORQUAY                                 going into the deep levels of the
                                                                                                    The academy will take place from Monday,
                                                                                                 August 3 to Friday, August 7 at Backwell
                                                                                                                                                     around the world including rustic reclaimed
                                                                                                                                                     teak and excellent slate topped tables and four
     FOUR STAR LICENSED GUEST HOUSE         mine, scrambling and crawling                        Playhouse from 9am to 3.30pm culminating with       chair sets for only £250.
     GREAT LOCATION GREAT BREAKFAST                                                              the final production at 6.30pm on Friday  .            The nursery stocks a range of bronze
                                            beyond the usual public pathways.                       For more information and to obtain an            fountains and statues including life-size animals,
                                               Those looking for a more tranquil but             application form, contact Tina on 07818 065 015,    from horses to giant turtles.
     3 NIGHTS B&B SPECIAL FROM              fascinating activity will enjoy the show caves       Emma on 07815 293 113 or visit the website at          Chief Trading Post offers something different
    ONLY £65 PER PERSON                     which are great for all ages with its incredible
                                            atmosphere and winding passageways linking
                                                                                                    If you fancy getting outdoors and doing up the
                                                                                                                                                     from the normal garden centre environment – a
                                                                                                                                                     friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a nice day out

       01803 327087
                                            nine impressive caverns.                             garden this summer then why not pay Chief           for the entire family.
                                               The most central cavern is used to hold           Trading Post a visit? This wholesale and retail        The top rated tearoom offers a home away
                                            candle-lit parties for up to 300 people and Dr       nursery on Barry Road, Oldland Common stocks        from home where you can enjoy an ice cold
                                            Who has been filmed there twice.                  Back on the surface, there is a very good gift
                                                                                                 a wide selection of hardy exotic plants including
                                                                                                 palms, ferns, bamboos and cannas, which are
                                                                                                                                                     drink, coffee, homemade cakes, ploughmans,
                                                                                                                                                     salads, sandwiches, toasties and paninis. The
                                            shop and the café sells excellent coffee, a superb   currently in bloom.                                 nursery has excellent on-site facilities including
                                            selection of speciality teas and delicious cakes.       There is a quality range of indoor and outdoor   disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.
                                            Portraits of local free miners decorate the walls,
                                            adding to the ambience.
                                               Call 01594 832535 or visit
                                               Budding thespians might want to check out
                                            the Tingill Summer Theatre Academy which
                                            is offering a week long experience for young
                                            people aged 10 – 18 with an interest in the
                                            theatre and performing arts. Skills including
                                            singing, dance, drama and stage combat will be
                                            covered each day by experts from the
                                            professional stage. Learn the secrets behind
                                            lighting and special effects, stage make-up,
                                            percussion and sound effects.
                                               Tingill’s expert team are top professionals in

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    The shop stocks an extensive range of new and used guns as well as a vast array
                                of clothing & accessories
                            AIR RIFLES - OUR SPECIALITY
         Try before you buy on our indoor ranges. Full set up and repair service.
                                                                                                  Tingill Summer Theatre Academy
    Over 50 air guns in stock with a good selection of scopes. Over 200 New & Used                 Be part of an action packed, week long
                           Guns currently listed on our website                                   youth theatre academy with Tingill, the
                                                                                                   South West’s leading song, dance and
     Beginners Tuition only £18 includes 25 cartridges, 25 clays & use of shotgun                             drama company.

                                                                                                  Monday 3rd August - Friday 7th August 09
100 Bird Sporting or discipline of your choice. A coach can accompany
                                                                                                          at Backwell Playhouse.
you. Please call to arrange. Breakfast, Lunch & Coffee available all day.                    


                         Mendip Shooting
                                                                                                      for application form
                                                                                                    telephone 07818065015

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                                                                                                    in our next feature on
                           Clay Pigeon Shooting
                                                                                                         August 11th
Park Farm, Haydon Drove, Wells Somerset BA5 3EH
Tel: 01749 673471
                                                                                                        please contact
E: F: 0700 596 3054                                                       Leisure 0117 9343 626
  Winner of Best Shooting Ground at The Shooting Industry Awards                                   Holiday 0117 9343 735                   
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and fly high this summer
   Visit Chief Trading Post, at The Nurseries
Oldland Common, near Bristol, BS30 6QY, call
0117 932 3112, or see
   Experience loads of fun on a day out at
Puxton Park where there’s lots to do and lots to
see for the whole family  .
   Puxton Park has a giant indoor three-storey
playbarn for adults and children – where you
can try out the Red Rooster if you dare.                                                                                                 your
   The new pets village has rabbits, guinea pigs
and hamsters or visit the larger animals like                                                                                         business in
hairy Highland cattle, pot-bellied pigs and
pygmy goats.                                                                                                                           our next
   Visit the pony riding centre then the falconry
centre to see the owls, falcons and hawks. Time                                                                                       feature on
yourself against your friends or family at
Puxton’s adventure course.
   Find a wide selection of local fresh fruit and
                                                                                                                                      August 11th,
vegetables at the farm shop, choose from a
wonderful selection of ciders, beers and wines,
then browse the aisles for something different.
The butchery department features a vast choice
of locally-sourced fresh meat with the emphasis
on quality and value.
   Sit down, relax and revive in the Meadows
Restaurant and choose from a range of hot and
cold meals and snacks, sandwiches and pastries.
                                                                                                                                      0117 934
   To celebrate the centenary of Royal Naval
aviation, staff at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, in                                                                                         3059
Yeovilton, Somerset, have transformed one of
their exhibition halls to showcase a major new                                                                                         Holidays
   The Fly Navy 100 exhibition dramatically            Blooming good times: Whether it’s a visit to see present blooms at The         0117 934
presents the development of naval aviation from        Chief Trading Post, far left, or travelling back in time at Clearwell Caves,
the first Royal Naval airship in 1909 and early        centre, or jetting off to the future, there’s loads to do in the Westcountry     3735
bi-planes, to today’s formidable air power from
the sea.
   The earliest complete aircraft on display is a
replica of a 1912 Short S27 together with the
un-restored remains of the first aircraft to have
taken part in a naval battle in 1916, the Short 184.
   Another exhibition hall houses the award
winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.
   It’s where museum meets theatre. Here, you’ll
“fly” by helicopter to the replica flight deck of
the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.
   You’ll see ten complete aircraft and two
enormous projection screens showing a
Phantom strike fighter and a Buccaneer strike
   You’ll be in the heart of the action as powerful
jet fighters take off and land.
   You will even see a nuclear bomb which
makes this a truly unforgettable attraction.
   The museum has the largest collection of
naval aircraft anywhere in Europe and the first
British built Concorde which you can board and
even visit the cockpit.
   There is a children’s playground, a licensed
restaurant and a shop, ample free parking and
excellent disabled access.
   Call 01935 840565 or visit The
postcode for sat navs is BA22 8HT.

Parks open door on West
     roadway House Holiday Park is
     a   family-friendly   caravan,
     camping and lodge park
situated on the edge of the
picturesque Mendip Hills, less than
a mile away from Cheddar Gorge.
Set in gently sloping lawns, there is a stunning
viewpoint from which you can see Cheddar
reservoir and the captivating views.
   The park has an abundance of facilities,
including an outdoor heated swimming pool,
crazy golf, table tennis, skate park, BMX track,
children’s adventure playground, laundry
facilities and cafe.
   To request a free brochure or make a booking,
contact Broadway House Holiday Park on 01934
742610, or send an email to enquiries@
   More information can be found at Book online for
a 10 per cent discount.
   At Durdle Door Holiday Park, in Dorset, you
will find a genuine and warm welcome, great
facilities and a well-maintained site. Surrounded
by rolling countryside, deep within a designated
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and set on
the dramatic World Heritage Coast, this is a
truly spectacular location.
   This is the only site with direct access to the
two sheltered shingle beaches dominated by the       Gateway to relaxation: Durdle Door, on the Dorset
famous Durdle Door arch. With miles of scenic        coast, is one of the jewels of the west.
footpaths to explore, guests comment on the          It is also the site of one of the region’s leading
spectacular surroundings and many wonderful          caravan parks
attractions on the doorstep.
   For more information and a brochure, call
01929 400200, or visit

                                                                                                         Whitehall Garden Pugh’s Garden   Craft Workshops                           Carole’s Crafts also at
                                                                                                                                          Fri August 7th - Tracy Watkiss            Bay Tree Nurseries - Spalding
                                                                                                         Centre           Centre          Mon August 10th - Kay Rutter              01406 371820
                                                                                                                                                                                    Country Market and Garden
                                                                                                         Norton Lane      Ty - Nant Rd    Wed August 19th - Debbi Moore
                                                                                                                                                                                    Centre - Kingsley 01420 476799
                                                                                                                                          Fri August 21st - Michelle Saxon
                                                                                                         Whitchurch       Morganstown     Mon August 31st - Tracy Watkiss (Sakura
                                                                                                                                                                                    Flowerland Garden Centre - Iver
                                                                                                                                                                                    01753 655849
                                                                                                         Bristol          Cardiff         pens)                                     Wyevale Garden Centre - Widnes
                                                                                                                                          Wed Sept 9th - Tracy Watkiss
                                                                                                         BS14 OBT         CF15 8LB        Sun Sept 13th - Kay Rutter
                                                                                                                                                                                    0151 2578903
                                                                                                                                                                                    Wyevale World of Pets - Altrin-
                                                                                                         01275 839698     02920 843726    Tues Sept 22nd - Michelle Saxon           cham 0161 9808654
                                                                                                                                          Sun Sept 27th - Tracy Watkiss (Sakura     Yavnton Nurseries - Oxford
                                                                                                                                          pens)                                     01865 842141


                                                                             Whitehall Garden Centre
                                                                             or Pugh’s Garden Centre
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