Who is behind This Bristol Brood?

I’m Angharad, mama of three, an expert on Bristol, blogger, travel writer, neon obsessive, sun worshipper and gin ‘enthusiast’. I am happiest outside in the sunshine and I do a mean velociraptor impression. Did I mention my most favourite drink on this Earth is gin? I am extremely hazardous on a bicycle, which has nothing to do with the gin…well, not always.

A bona fide West Country lass, I lived in Bristol for 17 years under various guises – as a University of Bristol Student, a ‘young professional’ and as a mama with young kids to entertain. On top of that, I’ve also written endlessly on every subject you could imagine about the city for Visit Bristol, so I’ve got some serious Bristol-loving credentials under my belt. You can read more about my Bristol life story here.

Travel writing credentials

During a 4-month ‘Wandermoon’ travelling across Africa in 2012, I started a travel blog so family and friends could keep up with our adventures, when it started to garner good feedback, I continued sharing my travel tales and tips, hoping to inspire readers to explore. My passion for travel, engaging writing and staying in exciting characterful places, led me to Sawday’s, where I became Editor of the ‘French Special Places to stay’ guides.

Since 2014, I’ve been employed to shout from the cyber rooftops, writing about Bristol, Bath and the West Country for the past 4 years as Content Editor for Visit Bristol, then worked as Digital Project Coordinator for Go Bath Bristol, followed by Digital Marketer for Super Weston and am currently a Freelance Columnist for Somerset Life Magazine.

I also run the blog, Down Somerset Way.

Bristol Cabot circus

About this Bristol blog

This Bristol Brood blog is a resource for local parents and visitors to the city and draws on my expert local knowledge of the area. I regularly share round-ups of things to do in Bristol at various times of year, easy day trips from Bristol and the numerous ways to entertain children in Bristol.

I also write about family-friendly microadventures in the UK and abroad, which includes long-haul travel, staycation weekends away and trips during the school holidays.

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My favourite posts

13 Beaches near Bristol: escape to the seaside within 1.5 hours

Best Christmas light trails near Bristol

Camping in South West France, Review: Camping Cote d’Argent

Find out how you can work with me here.

If you would like more information on collaborations, sponsored posts, reviews, advertising or any of the other ways you can work with me then please visit my ‘Work With Me’ page.

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  • Scott Williams
    October 14, 2022

    Hello Angharad, I am a photographer who would love to connect with you. I was a focus puller for 25 years working mainly one commercials. I have just returned from living in Costa Rica and will soon be a single dad of a 3 and 6 year old in the Bristol area. Kindest regards, Scott

    • steph penk
      October 20, 2023

      HI Angharad and also Scott. I was wondering if you knew of any Dads groups for Dads with little ones in and around Bristol. I know of ‘Dads Rock’ but wondered if you knew of any other places where dads could meet , with or without their children, for peer support from other dads – or playgroups for dads. I work for an organisation that may be interested in supporting new or existing groups of this type