Day Out to Salthouse Fields, Clevedon

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Fun at the Salthouse Fields in Clevedon!

When the weather is good, I absolutely LOVE getting out and about in the local area. I love North Somerset and I love living in Weston-super-Mare. This never used to be the case. Pre-b I used to mope about quite a bit and generally whinge on that I didn’t have much to do outside of work. Now we have little b, I’ve found the opportunities endless for a nice day out in the sunshine. This weekend we took a short drive up to Clevedon. If you’re driving up or down the M5 then check out this post for all my tips on where to stop between junctions 24 and 16!Clevedon Salthouse fields day out family toddlers children summer ideas minature train playground

If you are in the area and the weather is good, I absolutely recommend checking the area out with your little ones. There is loads to do and you can make a proper day of it if you want.

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It takes around 20 minutes to drive from Weston-super-Mare to Clevedon, using the M5 north.

Lots of free parking if you’re early

There is plenty of street parking if you are early, or a pay and display car park. We always manage to get in along the road and there are often spaces.

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Right next to the car park is the children’s play area. There are two areas, one for smaller kids, and one for older. B absolutely loves the sandpit area. Be sure to pack a bucket and spade! The thing I love best about the park is that it is all gated off to dogs – no hidden surprises under the sand. We must have been in the play bit for all of five minutes before B clocked the miniature railway.

Mini railway!

Usually the hubby goes on this type of stuff with b but he insisted I did. I’m pretty sure it was because he thought b might wet himself. So we did a loop of the railway. £3 for me and b. And then b proceeded to have a meltdown because I said “no, we’re not going on the bouncy castle”. Pants, potty training and bouncy castles are not a good mix!

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We took a little walk up onto the promenade and had a look at Marine Lake. There we got chatting to one of the local volunteers who told us the water pump was specifically installed just for children to play with. How cool! What wasn’t so cool was that he explained that often the older kids bend it the wrong way and end up breaking it. The lake is completely for public use. You can go for a swim, use a dingy – basically have fun in the water. Every 6-8 weeks the water is refreshed with a high tide.

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Clevedon Salthouse fields day out family toddlers children summer ideas minature train playground

We pottered along to the arcades and b loves sitting in every Bob the Builder truck you can find. Hubby got a coffee and we enjoyed a spot of lunch overlooking the channel. B loved this because you could see all the huge ships making their way up to Avonmouth docks (I guess?!). It was a clear morning and we could see across to Wales too. After a bit of lunch and a kick around with the football (and two poo mishaps – see the potty post!) we headed back to the playground.

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We spent another hour lazing on the grass and letting little man enjoy the swings and sandpit. It was lush. Another one of those “nothing” days that in the past I would have turned my nose up at. The days I now look forward to the most.

Do you have some hidden gems on your doorstep? Where do you like to go when the sun shines?

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  1. I am definitely inspired to get out more now I am a parent. It\’s the little trips that can be the most special. This looks like a lovely day with wonderful scenery….the potty training does get better! Thanks for linking to #citytripping

  2. What a perfect sounding day out and so much in your local area too. I actually lived in Clevedon from age 5 – 9 and was looking into your photos to see what I recognized! I don\’t remember the lake but do remember the playing fields you show. A lovely trip down memory lane for me, thank you. Delighted to have found your blog and now following you on Twitter too. #familyfun

  3. I\’m the same that I definitely make more of my time, and jump at the opportunities to get outdoors now my daughter has come along. I remember the early days of potty training when I despaired of ever leaving the house again though, but it definitely gets easier! #citytripping

  4. We love getting out and about too. Infant we can\’t stay at home and I sometimes complain about it to hubby… I love the look of that Marine Lake – what a great idea, pity some of the older kids have to spoil things… TY for linking up to #FamilyFun 🎉

  5. I definitely do more day trips now we have a little one…before we just used to hang around and spontaneously have late lunches I think! Gorgeous pics, looks like a lovely day and I love the miniature railway- looks super fun xx #familyfun

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