We spent a lovely day at the adventure park.
We arrived early and spent some time in the huge indoor soft play area. Then it was off outside to play with the tractors, see the pets at the petting zoo and generally try to wear out 18th month old.
The miniature train was okay, but there was an extra charge for this. We took a look at the birds in the falconry centre and played about in the adrenalin zone.
A full day out ... full of fun.
We spent a lovely morning climbing up at walking around the top of Brean Down.
There’s a National Trust car park, , at the foot of the Down and from there you climb up the steps to the top of the hill. Be aware that the car park charges and also shuts at dusk.
At the top you are rewarded with some gorgeous views of the surrounding Bristol Channel and Weston Super Mare.
There is a circular route at the top, which takes you out to the now empty Palmerston Fort and back.
The Brean Down fort was built in the 1860s as one of the Palmerston Forts to provide protection from the French to the ports of the Bristol Channel. The impending French invasion never came and the most serious action that the fort saw was when one of its soldiers committed suicide by blowing himself up along with half of the ammunition store.
The fort was decommissioned in 1901, but was used again during WWII when it was rearmed with two 6 inch ex-naval guns and two searchlights as a Coastal artillery battery.
It was also used for experimental weapons testing of amongst other things, a naval bouncing bomb. You can still see the small rails used in the testing.
There's also a decent cafe at the foot of the hill for some well deserved refreshments.
A holiday curry, which was excellent. Good value and good portions.
If your running low on cash and your not sure if you fancy Chinese or an Indian, then note that this Indian takeaway accepts credit cards, whilst the Chinese over the road is cash only; just a thought.
We'll be back on our next holiday.
Favorite Dish: I went for the Chicken Madras whilst the Mrs had the Gobi Gosht. We shared a Vegetable Rice and a Peshwari Nan. The restaurant threw iin a couple of freebie popadoms and some tasty sauces.
A tasty local Brean Chinese. We rang in our order from the caravan and I wandered down about twenty minutes later to pick up the feast.
Decent sized portions for hungry holidaymakers.
Favorite Dish: I tried out the Chicken Wings in BBQ sauce followed by Szechuan duck. The Mrs went for the Peking chicken and we shared a Vegetable fried rice.
We went early, as all patents of youngsters do.
A family orientated restaurant with a good kids play area outside. Pizza and cajan chicken were order, both of which came with a salad bar bowl. We took advantage of the salad bar as we probably weren't going to be seeing too much in the way if vegetables and salad on many menus. The food was tasty enough, but not your fine dining.
The friendly staff were happy enough to have a screaming and sometimes squealing child in the place and boxed up half eaten pizza for our breakfast in the morning.
Hi! Im abz (13) from birmingham and i travel to brean a lot as i visit family in berrow. We went to brean in the 6 weeks holiday and it was brilliant exept we couldnt find a cheep family spot. so my parents decided to take us for a ride around midday. As my nan practically lives in brean she knows where everything is and all the best pubs and familly places around. We stopped off at the seagull inn. outside is a large board telling you whats on for that particular night. So anyway we dicided to go back to the caravan, get changed and go down to the seagull inn around 4 oclock. when we arrived it was packed and there were only a few tables left so we grabbed a table near the front and sat down. It was brilliant as at 7 oclock they have a kids hour run by a really nice dj called christian and at around 9 pm they have caberate for adults but children are alowed to sit on the dancefloor and watch. Many families left around 10 after the first half of the caberate had finished but my familly stayed until kicking out time (around 1am) when the kids hours or caberate is not on there is alway a disco. This is a brilliant pub. over the corse of our 2 week holiday we visited the seagull 10 nights.
Dress Code: no vest tops and no sandals
Fondest memory: At the one end of Brean is a car park with a few souvenir shops and places to eat, next to this at the base of the Downs is a bird park which I went to when I was younger. My main memory of Brean though is walking the steep steps up to the top of Brean Downs and walking virtually to the end of the undulating, gorse splattered out-crop. From the top of the Downs there are some great views, to the south are the sand dunes of Brean, to the north is the bay of Weston Super Mare and out to sea is the Holm islands and a little bit further you can see Wales.
Walking on the broad beach of Brean is a nice thing to do. Park your car at the beach. (you have to pay a small entrance fee)
Then put on your boots and walk through the mud , which appears at low tide.