A Family Day Trip to Clevedon

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Compact, plenty of parking and lots of wide open spaces are just a few of the reasons Clevedon is a great place to bring the kids for the day. Widely populated with young families, Clevedon is well equipped to keep it fun for all the family. From fun to cultural, there’s something for everyone, including the adults!

Salthouse Fields

The Salthouse fields are a great place to start when looking for places that are child friendly, easily accessible and fun for all the family. Situated close to the Marine Lake, ice cream vendors, an extensive playground, toilets and a car park, you could quite easily spend your whole trip enjoying a sunny day here. Everyone can enjoy a ride on the Clevedon Minature Railway that circles the perimeter of the field, a great one for little legs to see the best of the surrounding area, but always of interest to the bigger kids too! For those a little more suited to more adventurous modes of transport, the skate park is a popular destination for local thrill seekers. The skatepark features a back and forth run with a quarter pipe and flat bank either side of a funbox. Often enjoyed on skateboards, BMX, scooters and inline skates, age is no barrier to entry and is free to use.

The Theatre Shop

Photo Credit Paul Blakemore

This is not one to miss for little ones with big imaginations. The Theatre Shop is, as you might expect, a theatre in a shop. Found in Queens Square, what was once disused retail space, is now it’s filled with energy and laughter on a regular basis. This small but perfectly formed venue began life as a short-term pop-up and now offers children’s workshops throughout the school holidays and often puts on family friendly performances during the day. Now in its fifth-year of trading, Theatre Shop retains an informal vibe alongside a commitment to presenting an ambitious programme of professional performance.

Clevedon Pier

Not only is the pier the crown jewel of the Clevedon coast, the perfect place to let little feet run up and down and peer through the wooden boards into the sea, it is also home to a variety of children events and workshops throughout the year. From story time to half term discovery trails, let their imaginations run wild while sipping a hot coffee from the Pier’s pagoda. The cafe by the entrance and gift shop, Tiffin, is also happy to accommodate small appetites as well as large ones.

Clevedon Community Bookshop

After a busy day full of activities, some might like to choose a new title from Clevedon’s very own community bookshop. There’s a reading corner dedicated to children’s fiction with perfectly sized stools for those who might like to leaf through the poetry, picture books and prose before they purchase. The friendly volunteers who look after the shop are happy to help with exploring their selection and just a stones throw from the sea!

Still think they might have some energy left? Visit our Things To Do page for more family friendly activities.