March 2017: Bishopston Mum

February 24 2017

March 2017: Bishopston Mum

IF you are a regular reader of this column you will know that recently my family and I have been on several wonderful winter walks. This month we enjoyed discovering Badock's Wood in nearby BS10 which includes woodland and areas of meadow. The river Trym runs through the woods and my kids enjoyed splashing around in their Wellies and we were also delighted to stumble across several carved wooden sculptures! 

A couple of weeks ago my son had his 8th birthday and celebrated the occasion with a few friends at a 'Bushcraft' party at Clifton College Outdoor Activity Centre in Abbots Leigh. They had a brilliant time in the woods den building, animal tracking and learning how to make a fire which they later used to toast marshmallows over.

My son and his friends have recently started doing rugby at the Ashley Down Old Boys Rugby Club. The club is a real community in itself and offers good coaching and well-organised sessions, plus, the end of every session is finished off with some good old sausage and chips which the kids enjoy. The club currently has spaces for new members so if your child is aged 3 years and over, please email James Hall on

This month I wanted to mention the brilliant Cairns Café at Cairns Road Baptist Church in Westbury Park. Cairns Café is a community café which is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am – 2pm and Fridays from 10.30am – 2pm. It has a huge play area for children aged 0 – 4 and also offers very reasonably priced lunches and snacks such as 'Children's Lunch Box' meals for toddlers and preschoolers in which you can choose five different pieces of food such as sandwiches, bread sticks, grapes, boxes of raisins, cheese, cucumber and cocktail sausages. There are also tasty and easy lunches for adults, plus an impressive array of absolutely delicious fresh home-made cakes. Cairns Café is free entry and runs on a not-for-profit basis.


This year the 91st Bristol Scout Group at Horfield Baptist Church is celebrating its centenary, an incredible achievement! 

To mark the occasion, the group will be holding some special events throughout the year such as a Centenary Cub Camp at Brownsea Island, as well as a special reunion for all former members of the scout group.

 The Beavers, Cub and Scout meetings would not be possible if it weren't for the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year so congratulations to the 91st Bristol Scout Group for achieving 100 years

Until next month.





Bishopston Mum