Housed in a late 18th-century Grade-II listed mansion, Blaise Castle House Museum tells the story of how some people lived in Bristol once upon a time, from what they wore to the toys they played with. Situated in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, it’s a lovely spot to enjoy the sunshine and a picnic and there’s free on-site parking too. The very popular fairy door trail has been extended to run on over 20 dates during the summer holidays. Don’t miss the Brilliant Archaeology Festival on 28 July – a whole day of family fun including medieval re-enactors, mini excavations, archery, craft activities and much more.

Blaise Castle House Museum, Henbury Road, Bristol BS10 7QS
Tel: 0117 903 9818;

Image by Cat McCabe