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Last week we were invited along to a new attraction in Cullompton Devon called The Bear Trail.
The Bear Trail
Brand new kids adventure trail for all the family
He who Bears…Wins!
It’s an outdoor adventure trail, where both children and adults can run, jump and climb, complete with mud pits! The trail is for all ages and there is also a play area for younger children. For anyone that doesn’t want to do the trail there is also a woodchip path that follows along the trail so you can follow your children without getting muddy yourself.
- Free car park
- Picnic areas
- Outdoor shower
- Baby changing facilities
- Bear cave cafe
- Outdoor pizza oven
- Cubs corner – Under 1 metre play area
Entry is £6.50 per person. Under 1 metre £3.50 and baby in arms are free. Ticket discounts for groups is also available. It is highly recommended that you book your tickets online before going as they do have a maximum entry number. You don’t want to travel there and then be disappointed if you can’t get in.
23rd July – 4th September: Open daily 10am-5pm
5th September – 30th October: Open Weds-Sun 10am-5pm
Half Term: Open daily 10am-5pm
What To Pack
There are a few things that would be handy to have for you visit so I thought I would list them for you…
- Clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy.
- Spare clothes to get changed into afterwards
- Suitable footwear. My two wore crocs which actually worked really well as they are wipe clean
- A towel for the shower (No shampoo or shower gel allowed though)
- Swimmers for the shower as it’s an outdoor shower
- Picnic if you don’t want to buy food from the cafe
- Picnic blanket in case the benches are all taken
- A plastic bag to put wet/muddy clothes in afterwards
- Baby wipes to wash off any excess mud
We really didn’t go prepared for the trail as it hadn’t been raining so I thought it would be dry. What I didn’t realise was that there were actually mud pits there which of course the kids went straight into. In hindsight what I should have done is put them in their swimmers with a t-shirt on top and let them get on with it. Then when they were done just put them into the shower to wash the mud off. I will do this next time!
So to sum it up my two had a fantastic time at The Bear Trail, they got incredibly muddy as did my car which was Mummy’s fault for being unprepared, like usual. I loved the fact that we could take the dog, you just have to keep them on a lead and obviously clear up after them. Dog bins are provided on the site.
I also liked the fact that you could stay for the whole day. To find out more visit The Bear Trail website.
A Video of our Visit
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