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The Guild – Bromsgrove

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A few weeks ago we were invited to try out the newly refurbished ‘The Guild’ in Bromsgrove, part of the Brewers Fayre chain. I have to admit that we haven’t eaten in a Brewers Fayre before so were unsure as to what to expect. As my Dad and step-Mum now live in Bromsgrove we thought it would be good to try somewhere different and one of the features of The Guild is that it has a large children’s soft play area. (Garth loves soft play so we knew it would get the thumbs up from him!)

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Fun for all and all for fun! Our brand new, Dennis the Menace themed, fully supervised play area will be the highlight of your kids’ trip to Brewers Fayre. There’s a totally amazing tree-house play area, new toddlers zone for your little ones, and daily activities Monday to Friday.

Open Sunday to Thursday 9.30am – 8pm and Friday to Saturday 9.30am – 9pm. Only £3 per child for 90 minutes of play.

The Guild has recently undergone a big refurbishment with the bar and restaurant area having been updated with a makeover of the interior in general. Booth style seating has been introduced which makes it easy for a large family to sit and eat comfortably. Our table was in an area which looked over the soft play area (through a sound proof window) making it really easy to watch over Garth in the play area but also be able to chat and catch up without having to jump up every 5 minutes to check on him.

As I said we hadn’t eaten in a Brewers Fayre before so were not entirely sure what to expect and I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. We all enjoyed our meals, with the sharing platter starter ‘Combo Feast’ a real hit! Although this was for two people it was plenty for three adults and our mains were just a good a size. the Guild Bromsgrove

One of the other great value aspects of the restaurant was the soft drinks machine where you can have unlimited soft drinks that you can mix with one of five Teisseire syrups. Teisseire syrups are one of our favourite things when we are in France and I haven’t really seen them here in the UK before so this was a big pull.


Overall we had a really enjoyable visit to The Guild. Anywhere with a large children’s soft play area is not going to be a fine dining experience, but what this most definitely was, was a family dining experience. Garth absolutely loved it, he made friends with other children and we were able to relax and talk knowing that he was happy and enjoying himself. Couple this with great value for money we will definitely be returning for a family dining experience soon.

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We were invited to try The Guild as guests of Brewers Fayre on this occasion.



All Things Wild, Evesham, Worcestershire


 A while back we were recommended to visit The Domestic Wildfowl Trust just outside of Evesham in Worcestershire, there is lots more there than just chickens now and it has been rebranded as All Things Wild. We are very close to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park so have never ventured further than here for our farm experiences with G. All Things Wild which has a great range of experiences for children from an indoor soft play to the most amazing dinosaur trail.

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The dinosaur trail is in a huge field (which if there has been any rain I recommend taking wellies, it was a bit boggy when we visited) that has a great range of dinosaurs for your dinosaur mad children to be occupied for quite a while. There is also a great fossil hunting sandpit that G loved and played in quite happily on his own for quite a while which is always a bonus.

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We were so impressed with the great range of animals including gerbils, chickens, goats, ferrets and turkeys to name a few of the outdoor ones with snakes, lizards and terrapins inside that we signed up for a year’s family membership. They also took off our entrance fee from our visit that day from the price of the Annual Pass. The soft play and indoor tractors are great for under 7’s if the weather isn’t being kind and there are comfy sofas provided for watching your little ones exhaust themselves in the soft play area whilst you can enjoy a latte from the café. The café is very reasonably priced, so much so it probably works out cheaper than a picnic with the amount we end up taking with us. It is all home cooked on the premises, so it isn’t the quickest, but well worth the wait.

Yesterday we decided to pop down for a visit as Tractor Ted was there. G has been a big fan of Tractor Ted for a while now. The DVD’s are great and can highly recommend them if you have children into big machines and anything outdoorsy. The DVD’s are very educational and the songs will annoy you so much but you will never get them out of your head!  It is these add on days that really make having the annual pass worthwhile as we only popped down for a couple of hours but it was just enough for us yesterday.

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As a family we really rate this place and would certainly recommend a visit if you are local or visiting the area. (I should add as well that this post is NOT a sponsored post in any way and all the views and opinions come completely as our own.)

Entertaining Elliot