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I love hanging out with F and sometimes take for granted all the cool things there are to see and do, so last week we decided to ditch the chores and explore. We set off with F insisting on a trip to @Bristol – one of the UK's leading science and discovery centres – located down by the harbourside. On the way we decided to stop at the new Mexican street food restaurant Wahaca that has recently opened for a spot of lunch located on Clifton Traingle. This place oozes with style, colour and fun, from the football table in the entrance to the exposed brick walls with huge murals, cool urban design and cork walls.
The menu itself was fab, containing lots of small plates of tapas style Mexican food tasty guacamole and virgin mojitos. While F enjoyed the kids DIY corn Torquitos filled with chicken, peppers and fresh salad I went for something a little more adventurous and tried the sauteed cactus and corn tacos amongst other plates, which were delicious.
After filling our bellies we took a short walk to Brandon Hill, located half way down Park Street behind the bustling shops, where Cabots Tower gives some of the best views over the city and you can find the perfect spot to stop for ice creams or a picnic, plus there's a little children play area there too and best of all it's completely free!
After taking the tower by storm and playing peek-a-boo with a squirrel we continued down Park Street to At Bristol and even though we've visited several times, I love how F still gets super excited about an afternoon spent exploring all the wonders it has to offer.
One of his favourite activities is the magnetic rockets and the whisper dishes, oh and what kid doesn't like pretending to be in outer space?! There is so much to do and I love how it combines fun with learning, I especially love the planetarium which has to be one of the coolest things at the centre.
After spending hours running from activity to activity we finally left for home – making sure we gave the Shaun the sheep a huge hug on our way past the tourist office – and it's safe to say that F crashed out for the night once we got home. We had such a great day and it was so much fun to get out and explore the city.
*We'd like to thank Visit Bristol for providing our tickets to At Bristol and all the fun we had!