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Gemma

29 August 2019

A lovely Manor house set inside the old down estate. It is surrounded by lots of trees and beautiful views. The inside looks amazing, and it would be such a lovely place to hold a wedding or an event.You can park here if you are disabled, if you are using the Manor. More...

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Simon Lambourne

29 August 2019

We had our wedding at The Barn on the 24th Aug and I have to say, Lucy and the team at Old Down were just amazing. She made everything really easy and was very accommodating. Nothing we asked was too much trouble. On the day, everything went exactly as we wanted it to and we didn’t have to worry about anything. All of our guests said how great the venue, gardens, food and staff were. We really couldn’t have asked for a better day!Thank you to Lucy, Louise and all the staff at Old Down for making our special day super amazing! More...

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Gemma

29 August 2019

Really nice estate here. Price of admission is reasonable. There are really nice views here and plenty of things to see and do.A good fun day out for all the family. Well worth a visit, even on a rainy day. There is a cafe on site,and a lovely wooded area to catch some shade on a hot day. More...

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Dan Jacobs

27 August 2019

Brilliant place with so much to do with the kids. Lots of animals that you can get up close to, lots of open fields and a great adventure park. Food good too. Highly recommended!

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Claire Lewis

23 August 2019

Jasmine and the team at Old Down made our wedding day just perfect. Their help with organising and setting up really made it a stress free process, even with 120 guests! The venue is so picturesque, we will cherish the photos forever. More...

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Katie Cox

23 August 2019

Beautiful views and place to relax

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Abbey Bonnett

23 August 2019

Great for kids 10-. Age 2 and 4 were perfect for something's but maybe too young for some things. Lovely cafe and a great day out

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Stephen Gibbs

23 August 2019

Great

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Gill Street

23 August 2019

Some of the equipment could be serviced better as some were broken and possibly dangerous especially a green plastic slide that was could cause injury to any child using it. Also waste bins had obviously not been emptied from the day before as they were overflowing when we got there at 11am More...

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Heather Cann

23 August 2019

Wonderful wedding venue.

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Jacqueline Davis

23 August 2019

What a fabulous day we had today with our two Grandsons age 8 & 3. They both loved pet corner which homed three goats, two pigs, a sheltand pony, several rabbits including two giant ones, guinea pigs which my grandson was able to cuddle plus roaming peacocks and pea chicks and several chickens. They also enjoyed playing on the bus. The jumping pillow was great fun too. There is so much more to see and do. Execellent value for money. We will definitely be returning soon. More...

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Trevor Hawkins

16 August 2019

Lovely setting, very friendly & helpful staff,

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Mark Ellis-Hall

16 August 2019

What a fab day out. Lovely friendly animals and great staff.

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Agnese Atare

16 August 2019

Lovely place- great nature, lots of activities for all family - for kids, for teenagers, for adults. Farm animals, playground, picnic area, fishing pond, vue to Severn Bridge and lovely rock garden. huge checker, craft area.Activities for all day More...

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Elaine Yeandel

16 August 2019

Lovely afternoon tea at Old Down Country Park. The staff were so attentive and the food was fantastic, so much we couldn't eat all of it so the staff kindly put what was left in a takeaway box . Definitely recommend.

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Laura Mason

9 August 2019

Amazing place and can't wait to get married there next year!

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Tina Arena

9 August 2019

Service - on this occasion staff were friendly and helpful. Not very attentive - had to be reminded to clean the table etc.Offering - lots of things to do including animals to look at, animals to pet and feed, great play area and jumping pillow. It was raining and the indoor options (bus/yurt) were closed with no indication why. Cafe, restaurant and roast dinner available for food. We ate in the restaurant which was delicious with good sized portions.Atmosphere - relaxed, laid back and not too busy. Fun for all ages. Whilst the park has a variety of things to do it’s not too much walking so good for both young and old. You can spend an hour here or all day - very flexible and you don’t feel like you need to commit a full day if you just want a fun hour with the family.Location - no public transport in this location. Easy to find, not much else nearby but you could spend all day here. Very accessible from the motorway. More...

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Andy Wilcox

9 August 2019

Great day family day out, free parking and some good acts

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Terry Northam

9 August 2019

Great for kids

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Gill Critchson

9 August 2019

Beautiful building and location. Food was really good. Lots of steps so not good for disabled mum

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All About Kizz

2 August 2019

Its just great for children and other peoole

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Tara Paisey

2 August 2019

Such a lovely place with lots of things for children to do. My little one is 18 months and had a great day. Only issue was that there were loads of wasps everywhere so eating was difficult. They just wouldn't leave you alone. More...

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Lynne Hewlett

30 July 2019

It was a lovely enjoyable day but needs to be more disabled friendly. For example needs ramps to get in and out for the entrance and exit and a disabled toilet needs to be installed somewhere.

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Eleanor Soakell

30 July 2019

Great place to have fun with our extended family, ages from 4 to 77 had a great day out

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Naomi Wain

30 July 2019

Brilliant afternoon.

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Janet Thomas

30 July 2019

I went to old down with husband,daughter and gran children had a great day out we loved it so much to amuse kids.the double decker bus went down well going to get a membership so can spend plenty more days there.

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Gail Williams

30 July 2019

Good toddler play area. Variety of animals. Larger play area for older kids. Open space.

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Sue Horton

30 July 2019

Lovely good coffee and cake. Booked Sunday lunch while we were there.

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colin Will

30 July 2019

Our granddaughter loves the place its local for us, it's good to let them run and have fun.

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Shirley Hedges

30 July 2019

Afternoon tea was amazing nothing to much trouble all freshly made and baked

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Laura Shepherd

30 July 2019

Lovely little place to sit in the sunshine . The cafe is lovely and the food is well presented

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Debbie Dodkins

30 July 2019

Beautiful location. Lovely grounds. Food lovely.

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David Everitt

28 July 2019

Friendly staff. Well maintained and entertained us all day.

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Michael Hutton

25 July 2019

Nice place for the kids to visit, nice farmyard petting zoo and a really big play area with lots of outdoor activities. Smaller space for the smaller kids too with some space for them to run around.

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Marie Rich

16 July 2019

A great day out especially for toddlers and young children. Lots to do, lovely little animal areas, excellent play areas and lots of fun things to discover.Beautiful scenery, based in a lovely area. More...

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Aniebiet Willie

2 July 2019

Serene scenery

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Borris craig

30 June 2019

Nice farm animals for the kids

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Darren Alden

30 June 2019

Recommend visiting has something for children of all ages. The separate are for toddlers was great for us.

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Young-ae Malpas

30 June 2019

We visited there with my 9 month granddaughter. It was a quite, gentle and young children friendly place with young farm animals to feed. Beautiful garden and lovely lawn with fantastic views. Lovely day out. More...

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The Fox Inn Management

30 June 2019

Lovely little place. Great in the animal petting corner.

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Joanne Amanda

30 June 2019

Great place, we have two very young children and felt very safe to give them some freedom. Nice walk, two good parks, lovely animals. When the splash pool is in and done it will be perfect. Cafe was good quality. Good value. More...

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Stephanie Hall

30 June 2019

I had my wedding at Old Down Manor in May and what an unforgettable day it was! Planning my wedding was made so fun and easy by all the staff and my wedding co-ordinator Emma G was amazing! The day turned out to be what I had always dreamt of and more! The staff on the day Including Warren and the bar manager helped make the day effortless! The Manor is stunning and I couldn’t be happier with my wedding day! I can not thank you all enough! More...

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Ash The fisherman

30 June 2019

Perfect for young kids to run off steam (on dry days). Few animals to see and pet. Lots of grounds to walk around. Lots of things for little ones to climb and bounce and swing on. While you can enjoy a nice picnic and a quite read of your book and still keep an eye on your little darlings More...

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Sarah Woodward

30 June 2019

Peaceful and not overly managed. Great for children especially younger children

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David Chan

30 June 2019

Good location

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Hilary Lowe

30 May 2019

Lots to keep the children entertained. They even had Little Tikes Cosy Coupees for the little ones. Expensive if you factor in eating there as well. Animals look happy and well cared for. More...

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Karl John

30 May 2019

Well worth a visit

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Simon Crofts

30 May 2019

Beautiful place great for small children. Always have a great day.

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Lynne Leeming

30 May 2019

Plenty of open space....good adventure playgrounds for the children. Lovely for a picnic. Beautiful scenery.

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Simon Goss

30 May 2019

Very nice lots to do

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Eleanor Field

30 May 2019

Lots of outdoor kid fun with adventure parks & animals!

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Jess Feltham

30 May 2019

I can only speak highly ... The best day I could have wished for on my wedding day! This is all down to Emma and the rest of the team and of course the stunning venue with the most amazing views!! I would do it all again tomorrow and change nothing!! Thank you to everyone I will always remember my time at old down! More...

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Clare Williams

30 May 2019

Nice for a relaxing day out, pets corner, kitchen garden and cafe

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Jo Seaman

30 May 2019

Love it here, beautiful surroundings, lots of open space. Kids love it

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Elizabeth Prescott

30 May 2019

Lovely place

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RICHARD WATKINS

30 May 2019

. Nice and friendly Good day out. This was a car show which is a new thing they are doing. There is another one in September. A few farm animals there. And some good old pop songs playing all day.Richard More...

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Westcountry Yokel

30 May 2019

Great place love surroundings wonderful for all the family

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Catherine Morton

30 May 2019

Had a wedding here. Lovely setting for photos etc. Plenty of little rooms to go sit in after service. Bedrooms huge.

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Sahil

30 May 2019

The lil one loves this place, open space, animals (safely held) and lots of activities to burn energy. We also enjoy going as it feels like a safe and very open environment to let the lil one run around.

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Lenka Kmecova

30 April 2019

Prefect day out

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asoulwithnofootprint

30 April 2019

Great day for kids and adults, less polished than some of the other family orientated attractions but charming for it. We had loads of fun making crafts in the yurt, and playing in the adventure playground and toddler play area.

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Bowman Wilsdon

30 April 2019

It was graet

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cynthia dickinson

30 April 2019

Nice place to take children and walk the dog.

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Oliver Lawton

30 April 2019

Great place to go

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Alan Oliver

30 April 2019

Fantastic for all the family

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Simon Larner

30 April 2019

Decent day out with the family if the weather is nice

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Levi Davies

30 April 2019

Amazing for the kids they loved every second of being there

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Alex Jones

30 April 2019

Really good on a sunny day. 3* if raining...

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Mandy Spring

30 April 2019

Not impressed at all service was terrible a nd disabled toilet not very accessible very dissappear

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Rebecca Britton

30 April 2019

Visited on a grey winters day when nothing is at its finest. Lovely little pets corner for the little ones. Warm cafe to warm up in with a hot chocolate or hot food. Friendly staff. Looking forward to revisiting in the summer. More...

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Jean Price

30 April 2019

Brilliant

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terry hall

30 April 2019

Lovely place to get out and about

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Wandering Hippy

30 April 2019

Very nice especially for a wedding

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Charlotte Morris

29 April 2019

A fantastic wedding venue with beautiful bedrooms and amazing service. The staff are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and they ensure your day runs smoothly. The drinks are a little expensive but this is often the case with wedding venues. The views are incredible. Well worth a visit if you're planning a wedding. The manor also hosts different events throughout the year. More...

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Alexandra Singer

29 April 2019

Our day was perfect! Lucy and the team at Old Down were absolutely amazing. They were organized and accommodating, making it seamless to plan a wedding there from abroad. We didn’t have to worry about anything on our wedding day. The food and wine was delicious and surprised our American guests who were expecting "wedding chicken". We couldn’t have asked for a better day. More...

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Naomi Peterson

29 April 2019

We cannot recommend Old Down highly enough. Emma and the team were fantastic and enabled us to have a perfect wedding. Nothing was a problem even when we had guests drop out at the last minute, Emma reassured us and we could trust her that she would sort things. Throughout the day Lucy and Emma ensured we had everything we needed and the staff were attentive to our guests as well. The day itself ran so smoothly and it allowed us to relax throughout. All in all we had an amazing day due to having such a wonderful team! More...

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Bamsh Digital Marketing

30 March 2019

Great venue for a business meeting or wedding.

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Dan Milner

30 March 2019

Had a great day with my kids (aged 6 and 2), they especially enjoyed the bouncing pillow, seeing the animals and making lanterns in the yurt

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Adam Stinchcombe

30 March 2019

Lovely place to take the kids. They loved the animals and the play areas. Could do with some more toilets .

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Mª José de la Fuente Urbón

30 March 2019

Sin duda un lugar muy divertido para los más pequeños. En días soleados, o al menos en los que no llueva, es una gran opción para pasar el día en familia. Tienen varios animales de granja, juegos infantiles, zona de picnic, cafetería... También puedes llevar tu propia comida. Amplio aparcamiento y precio de entrada moderado. More...

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louischef1

30 March 2019

It's an amazing venue, with great staff and I can't wait to get married here.

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Matt Robinson

30 March 2019

I attended a wedding at this venue and what can I say... The venue was excellent, the staff were useful and it made a very enjoyable experience. The venue is located just outside of Bristol and just off of the motorway which made the location exclusive yet convenient for all. The only potential negatives are that the cloakroom is limited as if the size of the bar. More...

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Catherine Morton

30 March 2019

We just had our sons wedding there yesterday and it was perfect. We had littlejohn room on top floor overlooking the grounds and half of Bristol it seemed. Beautiful place would recommed it in an instant. Well done all at the manor and thank you More...

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Gordon Cameron

28 February 2019

Lovely place

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Jan Cocking

28 February 2019

Staff very friendly. Some areas a little tired but will be lovely when all the flowers are out.Food all fresh and enjoyable.

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Adam Wright

28 February 2019

Just went to meet family, good to meet at

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owen clifford

28 February 2019

Top family day outGreat food availableStunning venue with great staff

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Kirsty Taylor

28 February 2019

Absolutely love this place, great for the kids!!! Animals are great and all the staff are lovely. Have some great events!

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Sue Nash

28 February 2019

A wonderful place to go with children to explore and run around. Yurt was lovely and warm for children to do arts and crafts wonderful supplies. Definitely will be back.

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Sarah Phillips

28 February 2019

Visited Old Down Estate at the weekend for a wedding This place is amazing ...beautiful house and gardens and the bonus was a beautiful sunny day Has a lovely atmosphere and staff were friendly Food delicious 100% recommend

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Michael Keane

28 February 2019

Really nice grounds for a walk

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Hotshots Entertainment

30 January 2019

Such a stunning venue, the staff are always very friendly and helpful. I love working here for bride and grooms and the set up always looks perfect and with the uplighting around the room to enhance the look.

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Craig Buckton

30 January 2019

We though it was great! Lovely day out for our family even with some crummy British weather still lots to keep our toddler entertained!

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James

30 January 2019

Plenty for the kids to do.

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James Mayo

30 January 2019

Good experience for kids on ice skate rink

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Lulu Paddock

30 January 2019

Lovely place to visit. Lots to do and see there.

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Stuart Alldred

30 January 2019

Great for kids

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Alex Threlfall

30 December 2018

Fantastic party venue!

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Nick Stagg

30 December 2018

A truly beautiful place. Visited for a friend's wedding & was very impressed. The location & standard of the venue was exemplary. The range of drinks on offer was great. The food was delicious. The staff were very professional & made the whole day feel seamless. More...

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Dawn Hadley

30 November 2018

Went for a wedding had an amazing day

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leanne wilkinson

30 November 2018

I attended the scarefest last night with a few others. We had a great time. We thought it was done brilliantly and all the staff were really lovely and friendly. It was scary walking through the woods in the dark which I thought added amazing atmosphere. We all left laughing and all agreed we had a great night. I will defiantly be coming again next year. More...

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Tom Rawlings

30 November 2018

Attended both Scarefest and the Bonfire Night this week and have to say both events were absolutely fantastic! Incredibly well organised and all of the staff were so helpful and friendly, going out of their way to help at any opportunity. Would highly recommend visiting any event they organise, they keep getting better and better. More...

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Lisa Smith

30 November 2018

Great day out for kids and toddlers

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Rachel Howe

30 November 2018

We had our wedding and reception at the manor in October and it was the most wonderful day. The manor itself is absolutely stunning and such a perfect wedding venue. Throughout the entire planning process and lead up to the day Emma was so amazing to deal with, she always responded to my many queries in a timely manager and made sure everything was answered. She really made me feel at ease about the planning and run up to the wedding and I can't thank her enough for making our day so perfect. Jason and the front of house team were also so brilliant on the day, everything was explained to us so we understood the running of the day and they all made sure everything went without a hitch. I really could not recommend Old Down highly enough nothing was too much and truly lovely people to work with you and be there on your special day who all made us feel at ease. Thank you so much to everyone at Old Down! More...

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Cocinando desde Bristol y mi Thermomix

30 November 2018

Me encanta este lugar es fantástico par visitar con la familia. Es un poco costoso la entrada pero es mejor ir con mucho tiempo para poder disfrutarlo. I really like this place for a family day out. We really enjoyed ourselves More...

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Debbie White

30 November 2018

The weather was cold today but the children enjoy it

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Abacus Wedding Cars

30 October 2018

Pictured here with our Bentley Arnage at old Down Estate outside the Manor House. The staff here are always very friendly and helpful, such a stunning venue.

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Dan Stevens

30 October 2018

Great venue, good family day out too

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Ross Spalding

30 October 2018

Very pleasant stop with a large play area for kids. Cafe has some nice food, but service is a little slow. Includes a short woodland walk with good views.

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Rosina Rowland

30 October 2018

Exalant place for all the family

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Tomasz Gil

30 October 2018

Great place for young kids. Definetly will visit again

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Technogeoff

30 October 2018

For Halloween loads of stuff to do for two 6 & 7 year old girls. Potion making, slime making, spider making, pumpkin carving. And lots of outdoor stuff too. Excellent More...

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Lee Palmer

30 October 2018

Picturesque Manor house in Tockington with wonderful views of the Severn bridge & estuary.

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Carmen Carrol

30 September 2018

This venue is amazing. The food is top quality, well cooked and the service is 10/10. There's so much to do here, nature trail, enjoy a variety of animals including a peacock, party and eat.

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Hannah Samuel

30 September 2018

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Old Down Manor last week and simply had the best day. Right from our very first appointment, the team were so attentive, helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The day itself was run very smoothly thanks to Jason and Emma's direction, and so many guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. Can't fault it! More...

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Paul Manley

30 September 2018

Nice place to go with kids especially as they have a petting zoo and other animals that you can see, goats, lamas, fowl etc. Play area as well. We go with the dog. Must be kept on lead but nice enough walk. Do have to pay for entry but it's not too bad and there is a cafe area there too. Stunning views across the Severn too when you get to the back. They also do a Segway thing there so do watch out for people passing by on those but it's nothing to worry about there's plenty of room and you won't get knocked over lol More...

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Pawel Galewski

30 September 2018

Very nice place for Sunday visit and cute animals also beautiful pond.

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Elle Johnston

30 September 2018

Great friendly place. I bought a season ticket as it's a really fair price. They have lots of events going on as an added bonus.

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Sue Powell

30 September 2018

A lovely day out - there really is something for everyone, including the dog!

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Paul Ellison

30 September 2018

Held our daughters 20th Wedding Anniversary in the Barn. It's a great venue just right for 70 or so guests. Food was really good and the staff very friendly and helpful. Shame the weather wasn't better to enjoy more of the outside area. Well recommended. More...

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brian muelaner

30 September 2018

Superb

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Diccon Dadey

30 September 2018

Always great

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karowys

30 September 2018

Lovely place

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Russell Pugh

30 August 2018

They should really invest in putting bathrooms in the bedrooms as they are massive !!!! They should get some Gordon's gin as well !!!!!Good day though chuffed for my mate's that got married. More...

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Hannah sawyer

30 August 2018

Very friendly staff lots to do and see and nice food plenty of parkibg

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Hersh Mohammed

30 August 2018

Nice hotel and wedding hall

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Kevin Haydon

30 August 2018

Outstanding venue with spectacular views.

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Julian Humphreys

30 August 2018

Great venue, narrow access easily missed

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Sam

30 August 2018

Beautiful venue but there was an extremely rude bar man who had serious attitude issues. Also none of the drinks are on tap so paying £3 for a diet coke that came from a 1.5ltr bottle was insulting. The food was delicious but the portions were lacking so I was extremely hungry later. The red wine was delicious. More...

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Sam Clements

30 August 2018

I really like being able to take my son and our dog here, as there are not many places that we can do this. The reason I'm giving four stars is that there is really nothing to do if the weather is bad, as all of the activities are outside. It's a lovely place in the summer as they have a fantastic large wild flower meadow with lovely views. More...

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Natalie Snaith

30 August 2018

Lovely large park with different areas. We've been here many times and even when the car parks are full there is plenty of room for everyone and never seems crowded. Dogs are also welcome if kept on leads and out of pet corner.Would have been 5* but we always seem to have to go into the restaurant to get a member of staff to go to the shop so that we can buy tickets and pay for items. More...

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Jodie Hallett

30 August 2018

Absolutely fantastic for children of all ages and brilliant venue for business conferences or weddings

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Tim Atkinson

30 August 2018

Great family day with out door activities, farm animals, country trails and good café which serves as a steak restaurant a couple of time per week. The main house is great for parties and weddings. Well organised by polite & friendly staff. More...

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Marilyn Llewellyn

30 August 2018

Park is lovely and well worth annual membership. But food is overpriced and not presented properly. Lack of plates...wooden boards used instead. Difficult to eat food and portions small. A pity..they are letting themselves down More...

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Paul Chappell

30 August 2018

The gardeners were very hard working and very polite !

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rich kersey

30 August 2018

It's a nice day out. Good variety of things to do and see. There's a reasonable selection of animals to see (although the petting corner was closed this time). The restaurant serves some nice meals and snacks although the service could be quicker. More...

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Tom M

30 August 2018

Went for the Frozen themed tea before Christmas. Very nice location, well set-up and our daughter loved it so all good.

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Ian Hutton

30 August 2018

Nice place to spend a few hours.

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Sian Amy Sandle

30 August 2018

Beautiful place, Alice in wonderland afternoon tea was super!

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Daniel Antoniou

30 August 2018

Great for kids to run around and play. Expect a queue in cafe at peak time

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Tony Domaille

30 August 2018

Beautiful grounds with lots for the little ones. A bit expensive to get in but aside from that a lovely day out

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Errol Walsh

30 August 2018

Great place the kids. Lots to see and do. Great play areas for young children and older children

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Shirley Jenkins

30 August 2018

Lovely day in the sun

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Mike Hunt

30 August 2018

Great park loads to do. Sunday Carvery is fantastic. cant wait to visit again.

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Tony Hancy

30 August 2018

Lovely farm, great for kids. Lovely cafe.

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Richard Charles Rowe

30 August 2018

When they there with my family for my 79 birthday.food was excellent.and service was excellent.

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david metelko

30 August 2018

Great wedding location.

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Isser Nener

30 August 2018

Beautiful manor for weddings and lots of things to do for kids at the animal park

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Tania Manners

30 August 2018

Wonderful place to visit, explore, have fun.. Walks with uninterrupted views of the Severn Bridge and surrounding countryside.

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Julie Pimm

30 August 2018

Lovely for children. Lots of picnic areas.

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Victoria Roberts

30 August 2018

I really like this place and it's good for families with young children. The only downside is the lack of toilets

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Ross Britton

30 August 2018

My daughter says: "Loved it liked seeing the rabbits it was epic". Really nice and welcoming country estate with plenty to keep young and older occupied. Excellent play areas and I really like the walled vegetable garden, and wider grounds. Recommend looking for a deal, e.g. Groupon, for entry tickets. More...

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Lyndsey Packham

30 August 2018

If you have kids and a nice day, go here. Bring or buy food and picnic beyond the animals area with the best view you could ever hope for.

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Rodger Scott

30 August 2018

Old Down Manor hosts Working Breakfast's Thornbury Group. Excellent service, facilities and food provided by friendly and efficient staff.

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Chad Schofield

30 August 2018

Really great for kids of all ages. Enough space for it not to feel crowded - even on a Bank Holiday Monday!

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duane toho

30 August 2018

Brilliant family day out

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Jase Owen

30 August 2018

Stunning place

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Laura-jane Buse

30 August 2018

Was a nice day out with a nice roast, booking recommend and they were very lovely service staff. I'm glad that we visited on a Groupon deal as not sure I'd feel it would be worth the full price. All areas could just do with a bit of tlc and refining but a nice nice out with little ones, just not much shade on play areas so on scorching days not much they can go on. There are a number of little huts advertising ice cream but they were all shut which was a bit bizarre as high season. This didn't help the slightly unkempt feeling. Looks like a lovely venue though! More...

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Abdullah Kologlu

30 August 2018

Good place i did enjoy friendly people need more animal i thik

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Lorraine Major

30 August 2018

Excellent relaxed friendly and lots of fun.Dinosaur trail lots of fun and the talk was very good very child friendly kids loved it staff all lovely and helpful and friendlyCan't wait to go again. Would highly recommend.

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Tamsin Addison

30 August 2018

Great place full of out-of-doors fun!

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Danielle Trembling

30 August 2018

Lovely place

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Rob Logan

30 July 2018

Great for kids

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Lisa Evans

30 July 2018

Segway , brilliant ! The best trainer Alex , thank you Alex

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Craig Hewlett

30 July 2018

A lovely place. Bit expensive to get in but lots to do for kids.

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debra pitchford: Development Coach &Trainer

30 July 2018

Something for everyone and great food too

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Graeme Brown

30 July 2018

Great area of beauty and fantastic walking paths

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neal agar

30 July 2018

Nice house, garden & grounds. The kids love the play area and the cafe was reasonable. Not a massive site, but enough for a day out. Head to the picnic area for great views of both Severn crossings and the estuary. Good selection of farm animals to feed and pet too. We would go again... More...

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tom eves

30 July 2018

Nice day out, but it’s not a cheap place to visit

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Russell Hatcher

30 July 2018

Lovely place to visit!

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sue blount

30 July 2018

Fabulous day wonderful fascilities. Cafe not over priced. Grandsons enjoyed every minute. Plenty of seats around for nana and grandad. Definately go again x

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Neil Wilson

30 July 2018

Fantastic

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James Gardiner

30 July 2018

The walks and views at this place are stunning there are lovely areas for a picnic and lots for kids to do I would highly recommend for a nice day trip.

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William Bain

30 July 2018

When the weather is nice this is a great day out. Highly recommended for kids parties.

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Steve Roberts

30 July 2018

Brilliant family day out, I highly recommend the animal interaction area, there are plenty of animals including a rather large, but very friendly goat!

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Susie B

30 July 2018

Lovely place, friendly staff, spacious play area and beautiful gardens and walks.

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Gill Jolley

30 July 2018

Had a child's birthday party on the bus. Very good. Feeding lambs good too

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James Monteith

30 July 2018

Very nice venue and grounds. If you stay over don't stay in the annex, the room was small had a shared bathroom and was expensive for what it was.

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Sara lewis

30 July 2018

Great fun 4 kids

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Bruno Laasna

30 July 2018

A good day out, fun for children, good walks

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John Nixon

30 July 2018

Love this place

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David Cox

30 July 2018

Really good place to take the kids out for the day with so much different stuff to do.

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James Davis

30 July 2018

Lovely place to visit.

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Nagual Moll Guillén

4 June 2018

It is an astonishing place. It has wildlife trails and a farm with great variety of animals. It has some really amazing gardens and views. There's a swimming pool and a little lake. I went to a wedding and the service was amazing, really good food and accommodation for after the wedding. Really recommend it. More...

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Catherine Hayes

19 May 2018

We got married at Old Down in early May and want to say a huge thank you to Emma, Jason and the team for helping to make it so special.

We chose Old Down because of the amazing view and grounds – which looked even more spectacular in the spring sunshine. The atmosphere was relaxed, service discrete and friendly, and the food delicious. We had great comments from our guests.

Emma was a great support to us in the months leading up to the wedding, helping patiently with all my questions. On the day, Jason was amazing – he has a good sense of humour and kept the day moving smoothly so we could just relax and enjoy it all.

Thanks Old Down - we’ll be back soon to visit and reminisce!
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Michael Popham

15 May 2018

Beautiful venue, good food. Grounds were amazing. Only downside staff for the park aren't really sure what to tell you as a wedding guest, parking is in the normal car park then walk through the large gates around the corner then right to the manor house (no signs for some reason).
Bar prices are reasonable no more than a bristol/bath bar would be.
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Frances McKinley

24 April 2018

We got married at Old Down Manor on 7/4/18 and would like to thank Katie, Jason and the rest of the team for making it such a special day. As experts, they were on hand to advise us through the planning stages. Jason was also a fantastic 'master of ceremonies' who made the day run smoothly and meant that we could relax and enjoy ourselves.
We were first attracted by the amazing grounds and view across the Severn Estuary and once we saw inside Old Down Manor, we were sold. The decor is simple and elegant, so does not need much to turn it into a dream wedding venue. The accommodation was amazing and made it easy to have families with young children to enjoy the whole day. The bridal suite in particular was so amazing that we invited people up throughout the day to take a look! Staff were friendly throughout, even during breakfast after not much sleep. The bar has a wide selection and matches up to the high quality food provided.
Another highlight was a visit to the country park the next day with guests who had stayed at the manor. It was great to extend our wedding experience as we didn't want to leave and we know we can visit again in the future to relive some memories. Thank you so much Old Down for providing the perfect setting for our wedding.
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Alexandra Griffiths

1 April 2018

A beautiful spot! Very well located just off the M48 and views of the Severn Bridge. Lovely staff, stunning venue and good food!

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Matthew Andrews

7 March 2018

Dear Katie, Jason and the rest of the team,

Myself and Craig would like to thank you all so much for making our wedding on the 14/02/18 so special. You made the whole process so easy and really did everything you could to ensure the smooth running of the day, especially in the months leading up to the wedding with changes and requests.

Everything, from how beautiful the manor looked, accommodation of artists such as the harpist and band,the canapes, to the absolutely delicious afternoon tea that you prepared combined to create an atmosphere that was truly spectacular and a day that we will never forget. Everyone even commented on how good the wine was!

Everyone that stayed at the manor was thrilled with the rooms and if I had a pound for every guest that asked how we found such a stunning venue we could probably get married again!

Thank you so much and I hope you're all well. We will definitely be using our complimentary passes for life so we shall both be visiting soon.

Matt & Craig

P.S Anyone who may be looking for suppliers at Old Down Manor, we used a few from the preferred list and can't recommend them enough:

Ian Towers - Pianist Tin Can Floral - Florist Georgia Coffin - Manors photographer who we were lucky enough to have with us on the day in addition to Julian Fulton (Julian is not on suppliers list)
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Ezra T

22 February 2018

Very nice for whole family, beautiful, friendly staff, delicious food. Can’t recommend enough, 5 stars !

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Charlotte Walkley

16 February 2018

From our first viewing right up until the wedding every member of staff that we met at Old Down were friendly and helpful. Any email correspondence was answered straight away and no question was too silly! Old Down Estate supported us throughout the wedding planning process.

When it came to the rooms we had the freedom to make them our own - a refreshing change to some venues who do not allow this. Each room was stunning and the venue wowed guests.

The food was amazing and so many people complimented it! Again all staff were friendly and helpful and the service was fantastic.

Throughout the day myself and my husband were reassured and talked to about what was happening and when. It was well organised and we didn’t need to worry about a thing.

We cannot thank Old Down enough for everything they have done to make our wedding so magical and everything we had dreamed it to be. It will be a day we will never forget.

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James Stillwell

27 January 2018

Exciting venue with a grand entrance hall which really brought the Great Gatsby party to life

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Jessica Day

30 August 2017

Stunning location

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Ann-Marie Tuohy

30 August 2017

Stunning views, fantastic food and great hospitality - all you need for a business event (or a wedding) Well worth a visit.

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Libby Chick

30 August 2017

Lovely venue. Some queues for bar

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Martyn Lenthall

30 August 2017

Excellent networking event with Working Breakfast every other Wednesday at this fantastic location.

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Ian Clarke

30 August 2017

Fantastic grounds and the children love it. Food is expensive and doesn't really cater to fussy eaters.

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Kaz Hughes

30 August 2017

Plenty to do for my 3 years who loved it.

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Josh Holmes

30 August 2017

Had a lovely afternoon tea!

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lee Berry

30 August 2017

We got married

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MIKE BAMBER

30 August 2017

Great park. Make sure you take a walk through the woods and past the lake. A real walk through nature with a good view over the Severn. The cafe serves great food where there is clearly attention to detail. I only had a panini but it was garlic mushroom and stilton nicely done with a fresh garnish. The sandwiches have real ham not processed stuff. The drinks on offer are real drinks not just the usual rubbish found in most places. The ice cream is real and the farm shop has some tasty snacks too. The kids amuse themselves for hours in the adventure park and equally through the woods and fields while playing with the long grass. What stands out about this place is the relaxed and more natural feel to the place compared to some of the other parks. More...

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Jennifer Burke

30 August 2017

Wonderful grounds and really lovely staff

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Paul Gower

30 August 2017

Fantastic day out

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John Wood

30 August 2017

Fun place to visit, especially with kids

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Abigail Park

30 August 2017

Great day out for kids and adults. Loads of activities, great cafe, lots of lovely animals and it's pretty.

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Richard Drozd

30 August 2017

Lots to do and friendly staff. Great for small kids

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Alan Gaulton

30 August 2017

Very very nice place great weeding great service lovely rooms and great gardens

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Steve Greenhalgh

30 August 2017

Great family day out

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G Harper

30 August 2017

Very beautiful, the kids loved it. Bit pricey

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Franklin Nana

30 August 2017

Very simple , nice and natural place if you want to spend quiet moment with kids. There is a very nice place for picnic and a beautiful lake. My daughter had really enjoyed the park. More...

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David Perry

30 August 2017

Great family day out, great food, lovely staff, plenty of space.

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Sarah Lucy

30 August 2017

Great relaxing place

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Michelle Maybury

30 August 2017

Fantastic play area, animals and generally good outdoor day out.

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jake sami

30 August 2017

Great place for kids really friendly staff

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jessica wiltshire

30 August 2017

Fantastic dry day out for littlies up to about 11 or 12 years. Beautiful scenery, worth a visit for the Cafe and shop (if no children) too.

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Antonio Carrasco

30 August 2017

Five stars for: location, services and customer attention. We attended a wedding and it was outstanding

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Eileen Coupe

30 August 2017

Brilliant place for kids

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Graham Jefferies

30 August 2017

A nice carvery lunch on Sunday and a walk around the grounds.

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Linda Fitch

15 July 2017

Just perfect, with amazing staff too.

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The Shuffles Band

9 June 2017

Great venue. We were lucky enough to play at Old Down Manor on 3/6/17. As a wedding band we get to see a lot of venues. Old Down Manor does not have noise restrictions like some venues (if you plan on booking a band this can be important). In the house the band / entertainment sets up in a separate room which means if speeches run late this will not effect your band from setting up in time. It also means your band can set up their equipment without having to walk past your guests with lots of boxes. The house is very beautiful and grounds are well kept. The house also has a pool which is pretty cool, I am not sure what the terms are, but I imagine after a hard night partying a dip in a warm indoor pool would be quite nice. If you are looking for a venue close to Bristol I would recommend Old Down Manor. More...

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Clare Jenkins

25 April 2017

My wedding ceremony was held here Friday 21st April. It was amazing! The house and grounds are fantastic. All the staff and wonderful, helpful and very organised. Jason looked after us, he was a lovely guy and ensured everything ran smoothly and according to plan. My wedding coordinator was originally Adele, and changed to Katie a few weeks before. Both ladies were fantastic, very informative, helpful, organised friendly and nice. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our special day. More...

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Bristol Wedding Band - The Hot Socks

22 November 2016

We've performed here on several occasions. Helpful staff, grand rooms and priceless views. An outstanding venue.

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Delia McDonagh

30 August 2016

Old Down Manor is beautiful wedding venue! The location is great and the gardens very well kept. Super friendly staff and the food is fantastic!

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Vijayaraghavan Krishnasamy

30 August 2016

Excellent picnic spot for a family.

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John Farr

30 August 2016

Great for kids, great for parents too!

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Genovel Marius Alexandroaie

30 July 2015

very good day out

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Heather W.

18 August 2014

We have just come back from an extremely fun filled afternoon at old down country park and I can't believe I have never been here before. This place is amazing and such fantastic value for money. At £8 an adult and £5 for children over 2 you really can't go wrong.You pay in the little shop as you walk in that then leads you to the first part which is filled with coupe cars, ride along toys, deck chairs, benches, a big bouncy castles and some little Wendy houses. This is a lovely spot for a picnic, you can let the children run wild whilst you sit down and relax. As you walk along the lovely preened pathway you have the option to go left or right.Left: This takes you to a beautiful orchard with lots of lovely wild flowers. In the middle they have a big yurt where you can hold a party. It's not massive but would be great for kids. They also have a huge chess board on the floor to play with.Right: This takes you to the adventure park and the animals. This was our favourite part. The field is itself is absolutely huge with a selection on farm animals, all very happy running around in their pens. Just away from the animals were 3 HUGE bouncy castle slides, a big paddling pool, water walkers, go karts & a big play area.On site there is a little shop and also a little cafe selling hot and cold food and drinks.Seriously this place is amazing, if you have kids you should most definitely try it out!! More...

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Ricky R.

18 August 2014

What a fantastic day out. This place offers a lot for family's. Great value for £8 per adult and £5 for children over two, under twos are free !The grounds are fantastic lots of open space for the children to wonder and explore and also paths that follow through the trees and gardens. There's a big adventure playground full of lots to explore, zip wire, slide climbing frame etc. There were also blow up slides and a paddling pool. There was a separate area with Wendy houses, trampolines and a climbing frame for the smaller children which was in a really nice relaxing area.You can get up close with pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens in Pet's Corner.There is 66 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland walks, the views across the River Severn and Wales and spectacular ! There's also a cafe and shop. The cafe is really nice I had a caramel latte with a cheese and chutney sandwich came to £5.50 wich Is good value. Plenty of parking available.Overall a fantastic day out which was really enjoyed by all. More...

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Matt Lang

30 July 2014

Brilliant for children, especially the younger ones. We took our 2 year old here today and it was excellent. A petting area allowed her to get close to lambs, rabbits, pigs, and chickens. Then a picnic and Punch & Judy show on the lawn, before bouncy castles, trampolines, goats, llamas, donkeys, ponies, swings, slides, and ice cream. Absolutely perfect. More...

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Matt Porteus

30 July 2012

We had a great day out here with kids from 2 to 10 and we all had fun! I'd definitely recommend a visit, we stayed in the area for a week and this was our best day out!

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Helen Hales

30 July 2012

This place is brilliant for kids. So much to do for younger and older children. The play equipment is fantastic and there are lots of animals. You can take a picnic or eat in the café which does lovely food. Love it here. More...

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Rebecca B.

18 June 2011

Admission is now £6 (adults) and £3.30 (children up to age of 15/ OAPs). Under 2s go free.

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Rowena R.

28 April 2010

Since recently reopening, after being closed for a number if years, Old Down Country Park has quickly become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bristol! There are all sorts of animals here like Shetland ponies and potbellied pigs as well as a an adventure playground, woodland walks, gardens, a fishing lake, even a Croquet lawn! There's a cafe to grab a cup of tea in and a farm shop so you can take home some of the home grown delights! A good venue for a ball perhaps? More...

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Eleanor S.

7 April 2010

Old Down Country Park is not your typical stately home. It is a farm/zoo/park/house. Great for the whole family too. They have large lawn areas for picnics, a café for those who didn't pre-prepare food, and lots and ltos of animals. Expect to find your typical farm animals. Goats? Check. Pigs? Check. Sheep? Check. Ponies? Check. Wallabies check!!! Entry is only a fiver and you can spend the whole day there (weather permitting) walking along the Victorian walls and cooing at all the cute animals. More...