May half term blog
My trusty weather app said Tuesday was going to be warm but cloudy with the possibility of showers so we decided to go ahead with our plans of heading up The Bear Trail in Cullompton http://www.thebeartrail.co.uk/ for a fun and very muddy day on the assault course! We’d been before earlier in the year for our daughters birthday party and the kids absolutely loved it so when we’d been planning our half term activities, this was top of their list.
The Bear Trail is an outdoor family assault course, suitable for all ages and abilities. There are 28 obstacles and each one is different from zip wires to tunnels and climbing up and over cargo nets to swinging over haybales and it’s the variety of things to do that keeps them so entertained. I had my 7 and 8 year old with me and even after 4 hours I had to drag them away! There’s also a small play area for little ones as well as a fantastic outdoor cafe serving delicious coffee and woodfired pizzas. So if you want to take a breather, refreshments are available. There are lots of picnic tables to sit at and watch the children and there’s also an indoor barn area to sit in if the weather isn’t good enough to sit outside.
If you have very energetic children then this is this place to be! The entry price gives you unlimited time on the trail so it’s easy to make a whole day of it. BUT… you will need spare clothes and towels as even on a hot day, you are going to get wet and muddy (but that’s all part of the fun, right?!). Showers are available to clean up at the end so they’ve pretty much thought of everything. If you’re looking for things to do with kids, I can’t recommend The Bear Trail enough for a genuinely brilliant family fun day leaving you with exhausted but happy children at the end of it!
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