Friday fun at Puxton Park!
Friday’s are (mostly!) my favourite day of the week. It means I am off work and I get to spend the whole day with little b. Don’t be fooled. Some Fridays you can hear me screaming for miles “right, that’s it, I’m going back FULL TIME!” I go to work for a break! Especially since b turned two. On the whole though, we typically have a great day, seeing friends, mooching about, enjoying breaky or lunch out, treats. It’s a treat day for us both 🙂
membership works well for us
Most Fridays we head to Puxton Park in North Somerset, just off the M5 junction 21, and all of a few miles from Weston-super-Mare. It’s an animal farm park with various rides and things for kids. It was typically somewhere I avoided like the plague pre-b! Once b turned one, we took out a membership by direct debit because it made sense. It works out something like £10 a month for all three of us to visit anytime. To pay as you go it would be a lot more.
Having the membership means we can rock up whenever we like. For an hour, for three hours. Whatever suits. And for the last couple of years it has suited us really well. It is on our doorstep, b loves the tractors and sandpit and I love that each visit, we usually do something different. Just to note, this is my own review, not paid or sponsored review.
Here are some of our photos from the fun times we’ve had at Puxton over the last few years!
Room for some Soft play improvements…
Puxton is overall great but my one recommendation to make it even better would be to update the soft play. The toddler area is fairly small and the tiny ball pit always attracts the older kids. Which isn’t great when you have a crawling baby playing in there!
Slides are for big kids too!
I love the rainbow slides though and they are a huge hit with B. I remember first going on them and being a bit anxious at the top. I’m not really a “slide” mum. But after a few goes, I’m begging B to go on them haha! And the trampolines and bouncy pillow outside are lots of fun.
Puxton have a little train that takes you around the lake. It’s only a pound and it is well worth a ride. This is literally the highlight for b each time we go.
Another huge hit with B is the sandpit area and the ride on John Deere tractors. Sometimes we only ever get to this part of the park, and that’s it! Even on a cold morning I don’t mind that much as it means I have a good excuse to buy a hot chocolate from the café 🙂
We do see some animals too from time to time 😉 As in we really do! We love the baby piglets and meerkats. Puxton have a fantastic new Meerkat area. Bran is also obsessed with the cows. You can often find us in the cow shed. Every day at 11am they get out some of the little animals so the children can stroke them. We were also lucky enough to watch the tortoises being fed and b got to stroke these too 🙂
We’ve also eaten in the Meadows Restaurant loads and B is always happy with what is on offer. We sometimes rock up for breakfast, or we enjoy a jacket potato and one of the children’s pre-packed lunchboxes.
Another bonus with Puxton is the onsite farm shop. Although to be honest it’s always a struggle to get b away from the toys and teddies. Argh. But when I do get a few minutes to look, we love picking up some local cheese and chutney 🙂