Back in May we spent a week as a family of three in the John Fowler Sandy Meadows Park, Brean. Aria found caravan life quite boring which meant that we had to pack the days full of as much fun for a one year old as possible.
First up is the on site entertainment. We went along to the John Fowler clubhouse most evenings. Aria’s favourite night was when the stripeys bought out a load of baby toys and sat playing with her. Most evenings they have a kids disco but on quieter evenings they were able to do things like this instead.
Animal Farm Adventure Park. We managed to spend a whole day at the farm as there was lots to do. We petted rabbits, rode on the small fairground rides, ate lunch, swang on the swings and slid down the slides. Aria enjoyed feeding the lambs and quacking at the turkeys (everything with a beak is a quack quack in Aria’s world!).
Brean Theme Park. There wasn’t a lot for Aria to do at Brean Theme Park but she still enjoyed it, she loved the hustle and bustle and the noises of the fair. We spent the day here when my sister and her partner came down for the day with my niece and nephew who are four and seven. They both loved it there and came away very satisfied, tired and excited.
Brean Play. Brean Play is a large soft play place conveniently located next to Brean Theme Park. Under ones are £1 and you get one adult admission for free, the second adult is £1.95. Children over one start at £4.80 dependant on the child’s height. I didn’t take many photos of Aria playing as I am always a little paranoid about whipping my DSLR out in a child’s play area! The soft play is fab, they have three areas, a baby zone, toddler zone and another huge play area for children aged up to 11. There are tunnel slides, trampolines, baby swings, ball pits and more – everything that you need to tire your child out! They serve Starbucks in the cafe which is always a winner for me.
Berrow Beach. Berrow Beach is just a short walk from the John Fowler holiday site. It is quite a difficult walk and not suitable for pushchairs as you do have to climb over sand dunes to get to it (or at least you did on the route that we took!). The sea isn’t the clearest of seas but it is a lovely, quiet beach and older kids will love exploring the sand dunes.
Brean Down. Brean Down is great if you want to take in some spectacular views and have a lot of energy. It is a difficult walk involving a lot of steps and hills but the views are spectacular, there is an Historic Fort and wild horses running around. This is most definitely not pushchair friendly and is hard work, but there is a cafe at the bottom serving coffee and cake, the thought of which helped me power through!
So there you have it, that is how we spent our family week in Brean. Have you been to Brean before? Do you recommend any attractions that I haven’t mentioned?