The Adventure Park has been operating since the early 1990’s, and has grown from a field with a few trampolines to one of the best visitor attractions in the area. There are a number of attractions that will keep you busy all day and encourage you to get involved with your children as much as possible.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 4.3 miles
From Gloucestershire in the 1790s to Somalia in the 1970s, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden traces the impact of one of the pivotal events in world history, in the place where it happened. This is the house where Edward Jenner, pioneer of vaccination against smallpox, lived and told the world about his work. Less than 200 years later, smallpox had been eradicated, with countless lives saved in the process.
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Distance from Best Western the Gables: approx 4.5 miles
A whole new world of discovery awaits you at WWT Wetland Centres. There's trails ablaze with wildlife, encounters with some of the world's most endangered birds and exhilarating adventure playgrounds for little explorers. Add to that, a packed line-up of events throughout the year, cafes serving delicious homemade goodies, and gift shops bursting with take-home treats.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 9 miles.
Launched in July 2013, and located just off junction 17 of the M5 motorway, the Wild Place is a fun, family attraction.Home to an array of endangered animals from Madagascar, East Africa and the Congo, including zebras, elands and lemurs, and you’ll find beautiful gardens to explore and a variety of different outdoor learning activities.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 11.6 miles
Remember when bouncing on the wall wasn’t something you could do literally? AirHop Bristol not only comes with a sea of trampolines, but a viewing mezzanine too. If you don’t fancy having the wind in your hair, you can grab a coffee or a slushee and watch while the rest of the world experiments with their flight.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 12.4 miles
Gloucester Cathedral is a place where all are welcome, regardless of background or faith. They are open 365 days a year and are proud that entry into the building is completely free for everyone. The Cathedral boasts Norman pillars and vaulted cloisters where scenes from Harry Potter were filmed.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 19 miles
The Avon Valley Railway has steam trains and scenic boat tours operating throughout the summer. Based at Bitton Station, midway between Bristol and Bath, this former Midland Railway station has been restored from a derelict state to provide visitors with refreshment and toilet facilities, a railway shop, a pleasant garden, and outdoor seating.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 20.4 miles
Situated outside the beautiful Cotswold town of Painswick, and famous for its snowdrop display. Back in the 1740s, Benjamin Hyett designed an unusual garden to entertain his guests at Painswick House. Some of the key features include highly ornamental decoration, the use of pastel colours and asymmetry. In art, beauty and sexuality are often celebrated.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 20.1 miles
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is located in Gloucestershire, three miles from the Cotswold market town of Tetbury. Westonbirt attracts over 400,000 visitors per year and is known worldwide for its spectacular autumn colour and the spring rhododendron, azalea and magnolia displays. The arboretum is popular for groups, individuals and educational visits.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 16 miles
An historic herd of fallow deer roams freely in the 270 acres (110 hectares) of ancient parkland, full of magnificent trees and breathtaking views. Visitors can get a flavour of the richly luxurious 17th-century life enjoyed by founder William Blathwayt by stepping into the impressive baroque mansion house.
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 22 miles
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena. It is a large surge wave that can be seen in the estuary of the River Severn, where the tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world, being as much as 50 feet (approx. 15.4m). As many as 60 bores occur throughout the world where the river estuary is the right shape and the tidal conditions are such that the wave is able to form..
Distance from Best Western The Gables: approx 25.4 miles
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