Activities near Bath
A guide to activities just outside of Bath...

Avon Valley Country Park

Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol
Tel : +44 117 986 4929 - Fax : +44 117 986 4041

Avon Valley Country Park has been developed for people to enjoy the beautiful country valley and its river setting only 4 1/2 miles from the centres of both Bristol and Bath. From the moment you park your car you will find plenty to occupy the children. Our out door adventure playground and junior assault course are favourites with kids of all ages and guaranteed to burn up lots of energy! The park itself is designed as a riverside trail which is well marked with numbered signs. We provide you with information about the animals, birds and plants that you will see along the way.

Many of the animals at Avon Valley Country Park are examples of rare and exotic breeds which will be fascinating to adults and children alike. We have a pets corner, a barbecue area, adventure playground and a compound with the ugliest and funniest pigs in the world, Vietnamese potbellied pigs. Also pens of assorted Chickens, Turkeys and Geese and a compound with the park's latest newborn animals with whom you are welcome to make friends.

Avon Valley Country Park is not only about animals. There's a pond where boating is free. If you wish to go fishing we have prepared 20 good coarse fishing places along the 3/4 of a mile river park. You may be lucky enough to catch either carp, roach, perch, or tench, or eels which are in abundance in the river. There is a new undercover area with assault course for the active children and a soft play section for our younger visitors. Also in the same area we have a cafe selling drinks, food and ice cream.

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How to Find Avon Valley Country Park

The park is situated just of the main A4 between Bath and Bristol. Coming from Bristol its just after the Keynsham bypass, when you rejoin the single carriageway. look for the signs on your left for Avon valley Country Park. Coming from Bath, go through Saltford and you'll see the signs as you approach Keynsham

Distance in Miles 8 Approx                           Driving time 15 Mins Approx

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Bristol Activities Centre

Avonquay, Cumberland Basin, Bristol,BS1 6XL
Tel : +44 117 9265850 - Fax : +44 117 9221856

Bristol Activities Centre has been successfully providing a range of outdoor and adventurous activities for young people and adults in the Bristol area for almost thirty years.

You and your group can try a variety of activities, from canoing and climbing to team building and survival.

We cater for groups of all shapes, sizes, abilities, young and old. Our aim is to develop your interpersonnal skills that are so vital in this world today.

The Centre has an excellent reputation for training and highly trained instructors guarentee to make your day with BAC a special one.

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Distance in Miles 13 Approx                           Driving time 40 Mins Approx

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Bristol Bowlplex

Aspects Leisure Park, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS15 9LA
Tel : +44 1179 610 000

As soon as you walk into Bristol Bowlplex you are transported into a world of fun and entertainment.

Situated at Aspects Leisure Park, Bowlplex is a popular destination for families to enjoy fun times together.

Children can try to score the perfect 300 with the help of bumper bars and ramps before visiting Video World with arcade technology galore.

There are 11 American pool tables to amuse and entertain and the Stadium Sports Bar has an array of beers and spirits and big screen sports action. Why not relax in the modern grill area with a drink and bite to eat whilst taking in the wonderful atmosphere?

The complex also has a cinema next door

Opening Hours

Sun to Thurs from 10.00am till late
Fri tp Sat from 10.00am till 1.30am
No Entry After 11pm, Late Licensed Bar

Please contact the centre to confirm
opening times before traveling

After 7pm all children under the age
of 18 should be accompanied by an
adult of parental age to the minor.

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Distance in Miles 14 Approx                           Driving time 45 Mins Approx

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Dry Slope Skiing

Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, North Somerset, BS25 5PQ
Tel : +44 1934 852 335 - Fax : +44 1934 853 314

Experienced skiers will find that our challenging 165 metre main dry slope, complete with bends, moguls and jumps, holds just as much excitement when brushing up old skills, perfecting technique or just trying to impress ones friends.

Whether you are just learning to snap into a pair of bindings before tentatively making your way onto the nursery slope, or you have already experienced the thrill of speeding, carving and turning your way down through the trees, it has to be much more fun without the chill of the cold of winter.

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How to Find Dry Slope Skiing

High Action is situated in 130 acres of rolling countryside on the edge of the mendip hills, only 8 miles from Bristol Airport.

From Bristol

Follow signs to the airport (on the A38), pass the airport on the right and continue along the A38 until you reach traffic lights at Churchill. Turn right (following the Ski centre sign) and continue on the A38 until reaching the centre on the left.

Via M5

From junction 21 of the M5 follow signs to Banwell. From the centre of Banwell take a left turn signed Bristol A38 (the Avon Ski Centre is signed at this point). Follow this road through Sandford until you see the High Action sign on the right.

Distance in Miles 22 Approx                           Driving time 45 Mins Approx

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Go Ballistic...Go Paintballing!!!

(Head Office) The Old Stables, Harrogate, HG1 2AN
Tel : 0870 330 6656 / 0870 770 5389 - Fax : 0870 443 4017

A woodland paintball site that makes the very best use of the natural cover provided. This is a fantastic site for paintballers who really want an authentic jungle experience. Purpose built barricades and bunkers enhance the playing areas and adds to the excitement!

Extensive game zones and playing areas at this site in near Cribbs Causeway, Bristol Providing all the excitment and adrenalin rush you need to enjoy paintballing .

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How to Find Go Ballistic...Go Paintballing!!!

From M32

From Bristol town centre, travel out on the M32. Follow motorway to the end and bear round to the left onto M4 South Wales.
At the motorway interchange follow signs round to the M5 South West.
Travel to Junction 17 and come off motorway. Follow signs for A4018, Westbury.
Straight over 1st and second roundabouts, past BMW roundabout on your left.
At next roundabout, bear left, still on A4018 to Westbury. At next roundabout
go all the way round and back on yourself, signposted back to the motorway.
*now follow directions below


From Bristol City Centre

From Bristol town centre, travel out on the A 4018. Please ask hotel reception
for directions to Park Street.
At the top of Park Street bear left. (One Way) Get into right hand lane and
follow round to the right. Stay in middle lane and follow road round to the left.
Take second exit onto Whiteladies Road, to the right of The Victoria Rooms
and Fountains. Watch out for signs to Westbury.
Follow this road all the way to the top of the hill. Stay in middle lane and
follow road round to the right and then bear left.
Travel across the downs, which is a large expanse of open ground at the top
of Whiteladies Road. Signs should be for M5.
Follow for approx 3 miles to dual carriageway
*now follow directions below


* Both

Keep following dual carriageway. After passing a Texaco petrol station on
your left, take the next left turn sign posted for Clifton Rugby Club.
Stay in the right hand lane and at the junction go straight across into Axa Sun Life Sports and social ground. Take the private road to the right.

PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND BE CONSIDERATE OF CARS COMING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.

Follow over the motorway bridge and turn left and follow lane into car park.

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Hamburger Hill

Common Wood, Hunstrete, Bristol, BS39 4NT
Tel : 0800 980 3 980

A huge woodland based Paintball site with over 20 game zones. The Military Convoy / 100ft long, 2 storey Bridge / The Alpine town / Bamboo Village / Sikorsky Helicopter / RAF Radar Station etc.

Loads of onsite parking
2 course meal provided on full day events easy to find location
The latest equipment used
groups of 1 to 200 welcome
Corporate events, Stag / Hen Weekends, Birthday parties.

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How to Find Hamburger Hill

From Bath

Leave Bath on A4 towards Bristol - continue to large roundabout at the end of a short dual carriageway and take 2nd exit signposted A368 (A39) Weston Super Mare and Wells

We are located on the right, 5 miles from roundabout and 1 Mile past Marksbury.

(Turn at signpost for Hunstrete,Our entrance is then 200 Metres)

Distance in Miles 7 Approx                           Driving time 15 Mins Approx

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Harbourside @ Bristol

Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Tel : +44 845 345 1235

At Bristol is a place of discovery and surprise, a place where education, exploration and sheer delight go hand in hand with an unforgettable day out. An immense £97 million project, at Bristol is the core of a £450 million urban rejuvenation scheme, covering 11 acres at the heart of Bristols Harbourside area.

Alongside Wildwalk at Bristol and Explore at Bristol you can marvel at the Orange Imaginarium, the IMAX Theatre, its own shops, cafes and restaurants, a series of public squares and open spaces and an underground car park. We also have facilities for private and corporate hire.

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How to Find Harbourside @ Bristol

By Foot :

Two minutes from the city centre

By Rail :

GWR, Wales and West, Virgin into Bristol Temple Meads Station. From there it is a 20 minute walk, a 10 minute bus ride (8/508 or 9/509) or a 5 minute taxi ride to city centre (The Centre).

By Bus :

Any to the city centre or direct to Anchor Road.

By Road :

Via M5, exit Junction 18, follow A4 (Portway) to the The Centre. Via M4, exit Junction 19 and follow M32 direct to city centre. Follow the At Bristol signs and use public car parks. Coaches may set down and pick up directly on site. With Canons Marsh Coach park now closed, coach parking is available in the following sites:

Bristol City Football Club, Ashton Gate. Capacity 40, medium, long stay and overnight. £5 charge, off street parking. (Parking at Bristol City Football Club will be subject to match days. For further information call: 0117 963 0614. Toilets on site, coach cleaning facilities, food outlets nearby).

Cumberland Road. Capacity 15 to 20, medium to long stay. No charge, on street parking.

Cumberland Basin: Brunel Lock Road, McAdam Way. Capacity 10, medium - long stay. No charge, on street parking.
If you are planning a visit to Bristol please call the Coach Hotline on 0117 922 2975 for up to date progress on coach parking.

By Park and Ride :

Secure parking at Brislington (A4) or Long Ashton (A370) then a bus ride to the city centre.

By Air :

8 miles from Bristol International Airport.

At Bristol Parking :

The At Bristol underground car park is now open from 6.30am to 00.30am. The entrance is on Canons Way, off Anchor Road.

Distance in Miles 13 Approx                           Driving time 40 Mins Approx

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Ice Rink in Bristol

Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA
Tel : +44 1179 292148 - Fax : +44 1179 259736

Located in the heart of Bristol City Centre, this facility offers the opportunity to skate in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. There are public sessions for all types of skaters including a full Learn to Skate Programme and a Junior Ice Hockey Programme that will certainly thrill the enthusiasts.

While the kids are out there skating mums and dads can relax in the fully licensed bar or have a meal in the rink cafeteria.

John Nike Leisuresport Ltd Bristol Ice Rink is also available for corporate packages, or for the thrill seekers, why not try one of the Ice Karting sessions!

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How to Find Ice Rink in Bristol

FROM M4 (London, Reading, S. Wales etc.) :

Leave motorway at junction 19 onto M32. Continue to end of M32 following the City centre signs, staying over to the right. At large (St. James Barton) roundabout take 2nd exit - Marlborough st. (bus station should be on your left). Pass the Bristol Royal Infirmary on your right and turn left into Colston Street at traffic lights opposite new children's hospital (Smiles pub on left corner). Continue almost to end of road turning right in to Pipe lane just as road veers to left. Turn left at end of Pipe lane on to Frogmore Street. Frogmore St. at bottom of hill on your right.

FROM M5 (southbound e.g. Gloucester, Midlands etc.) :

Either leave M5 at junction with M4 and follow M4 London bound for one junction-leaving motorway at jnc. 19 on to the M32 then as above.
or
Leave the M5 at the Aztec West turn off and follow signs to A38 Gloucester road or Filton. Continue approx 2 miles passing Filton airfield and Post office head office on your right. End of road you will come to a large roundabout (Mill House pub on right), go straight across (2nd exit) following road signs to Horfield, A38. Continue on this road approx. 3 miles, will come to traffic lights with a light shop on the opposite corner, follow road round to left, becomes Cheltenham road. Follow to end and will come to large roundabout (St. James Barton), take 3rd exit (bus station on left), Marlborough St. Pass the Bristol Royal Infirmary on your right take next left turn in to Colston Street (Smiles pub on left). Continue almost to end and turn right in to Pipe lane just as road veers to left. At end of road turn left, the ice rink is at bottom of hill on the right.

FROM M5 (from the south e.g. Somerset etc.) :

Leave the M5 at the Avonmouth junction and follow City centre signs to get on to the Portway. Continue on this road approx. 5 miles taking you under the suspension bridge. Keep to the left and follow Hotwells and city centre directions. Follow Hotwells rd with the river on your right. When reach large roundabout take 2nd exit, St. Georges rd and then left (again St. Georges rd) opposite the Three Tuns pub. Follow road round to right and under a bridge, the ice rink is round the next corner on the left just past building site.

From A4 (Bath) :

Follow Bristol signs, will reach the 3 lamps junction. Follow Temple Meads signs, passing the railway station on your right. Continue round to right and at large roundabout take 1st exit, Victoria st. Continue on road and turn left immediately once over bridge over river, into Baldwin st. Follow to end of road and turn right on to the city centre, and then left around roundabout so that the Hippodrome theatre is on your right, keep to the right up the hill on to Park st. Pass College Green and the Council offices on your left and turn left just past the Mauretania club. At end of road take a sharp left turn in to Frogmore st, continue under the bridge and the ice rink is around the next corner on left.

Distance in Miles 13 Approx                           Driving time 40 Mins Approx

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Undercover Rock

St.Werburgh's Church, Mina Road, Bristol, BS2 9YH
Tel : +44 117 941 3489 - Fax : +44 117 954 2425

Welcome to Undercover Rock, the leading provider of indoor and outdoor climbing courses in the South West. From the golden sea cliffs of Lands End to the vertical walls of the Avon Gorge, the region has some of the best sport and adventure climbing in the UK.

Based at the Bristol Climbing Centre, Undercover Rock has been operating successfully for over twelve years and its activities range all over the country and abroad. From introductory indoor climbing sessions to major climbing adventures in the mountains of Scotland, our instructors can guide you through all aspects of this exciting sport.

As well as our core focus of rock climbing we run mountain activity courses and nationally recognised instructor training courses, as well as professional development training and expeditions for young people. In fact, if you have a passion for steep places and the outdoors then there is something here for you, whether you are 6 or 66.

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Distance in Miles 14 Approx                           Driving time 45 Mins Approx

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