News from Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park
Taking a late holiday or planning an autumn break? Then why not take a close look at North Somerset? It’s easy to reach, and you can stay in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with three fine cities and the coast all within half an hour’s drive from your pitch.
What’s more, Somerset’s seasonal festivals and carnivals will brighten up your stay as the evenings draw in.
Weston-Super-Mare leads September’s headlines with its seafront exhibition by Bristol street artist, ‘Banksy’. After viewing that, Weston’s Grand Pier, fish suppers and seaside trails will seem delightfully ‘normal’.
The maritime theme takes us to Bristol Harbourside and the mighty SS Great Britain. Along the waterside is MShed, a free entry museum of Bristol’s maritime and industrial heritage. You might be surprised to see a vintage caravan displayed here. Of course, it’s a Bailey of Bristol, built in the city.
As the holiday crowds subside, there’s the opportunity to board a sailing ship for a harbour tour or take a boat trip along the Avon Gorge to look up at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, 245ft above. Bristol is a vibrant entertainment and cultural centre. Cinema, theatre, musical and comedy programmes can be found on the ‘Visit Bristol’ website.
Classic Bath offers guests a different experience for every season. Among the many attractions featured on the ‘Visit Bath’ website, The Great Bath Feast stands out. The Feast celebrates all that is best in Somerset produce and cuisine throughout October. 40 or more Bath bistros, pubs and venues showcase their fayre in ‘Tenner’ Feast, special dishes and menus, for just £10.
Somerset Carnivals light up November evenings with the largest carnival circuit in Europe.
We list the three carnivals closest to the park below.
Food Festivals and Carnivals bring us to the third city in our trilogy. Wells may be England’s smallest city, but for the visitor, the best things do come in small packages. Plan a day trip around market days
(Wednesdays & Saturdays). You will still have time to marvel at the Gothic cathedral and visit the Bishop’s Palace & Gardens. Wells Food Festival takes place 11 October.
For many guests, the attraction of Chew Valley is tranquillity, traditional country lifestyle and local festivals which aren’t widely publicised. To keep in touch with local news and festive menus from ten local inns, follow us:
Key Dates in Somerset:
– Jane Austen Festival Bath 11 Sep – 20 Sep
– The Great Feast Bath 1 Oct – 31 Oct
– Wells Food Festival Wells 11 Oct
– Avon Railway Steam Gala Bristol 17 Oct – 18 Oct
– Xmas German Market Bristol 6 Nov – 22 Dec
– Midsomer Norton Carnival Midsomer Norton 16 Nov
– Shepton Mallet Carnival Shepton Mallet 18 Nov
– Wells Carnival Wells 20 Nov
– Bath Christmas Market Bath 26 Nov – 13 Dec