Welcome to Practically Perfect Mums!
Hi, I’m Jane Batt, Mum of three teenage boys and creator of Practically Perfect Mums, my fourth & probably most demanding baby!
On this website, I share ideas for all sorts of fun places to go and things to do in Bristol, North Somerset and surrounding areas. Read on for family-friendly outings, seasonal events, reviews and guides, all designed to help you make the most of this amazing part of south west England.
There’s a special focus on Portishead, where we’re based, too.
You’ll also find some great UK days out, as well as a few family-friendly European holidays which are easily accessible from the Bristol area.
WHAT’S ON IN BRISTOL AND NORTH SOMERSET?
Click through to discover loads of Fab Free Things to do in Bristol and North Somerset.
For seasonal roundups and guides packed full of family-friendly school holiday ideas, start with this section all about What’s on in Bristol & North Somerset.
Fancy a treat? Then discover Where to enjoy the Best Afternoon Tea: Bristol & Beyond or read my Clifton Lido Review.
Check out my Bristol Hippodrome What’s On Guide for Bristol theatre news, reviews and age suitability guides.
THINGS TO DO IN PORTISHEAD
Take a look at the Portishead, Bristol and North Somerset events calendar to find out about forthcoming local events, including one-off specials, as well as regular favourites like the raft race, the flower show or Portishead Carnival.
Read this if you’re interested in visiting a Portishead beach.
And for the lowdown on where to eat and drink in Portishead, check out:
Guide to Portishead Restaurants, the Portishead Takeaway Guide and Portishead Pub Guide.
In these local guides, you’ll find handy information like which pubs have soft-play, which are dog-friendly, where you can get a great Sunday roast and contact details for the Portishead restaurants.
UK DAYS OUT
Planning a trip? You’ll find ideas and reviews for fun UK days out here.
For example, this popular article shares Tips for Visiting Longleat.
UK AND EUROPEAN FAMILY TRAVEL
For holiday inspiration and honest reviews, check out my European travel section.
Popular travel guides include-
- Top Ten Things to do in Benidorm for Families
- Things to do in Normandy with Kids
- What to do at Efteling Theme Park with Teens & Tweens.
Well, hopefully there are a few ideas to get you started.
Take a look around and please email me if you have any questions or need further information.
I hope you enjoy Practically Perfect Mums!