About

Who is behind This Bristol Brood?

I’m Angharad, mama of two girls, an expert on Bristol, family travel blogger, 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.

For several years I’ve been penning my thoughts on special places to see around the globe, hoping to inspire folk. I shout from the rooftops about Bristol as Content Editor for Visit Bristol, was Editor of the Sawday’s French guides and recounted pre-parenting travel tales on my previous blog, ATP Travels, which is no more.

About the blog

I recently re-branded my blog (I was once known as Mama Travels Earth), but changed my name to This Bristol Brood given my expert knowledge on the city. I’ve lived here for the past 16 years under various guises – as a University of Bristol Student, a ‘young professional’ and as a mama with two young kids to entertain. On top of that, I’ve also written endlessly on every subject you could imagine about Bristol in my role as Content Editor for Visit Bristol over the past four years, so I’ve got some serious Bristol credentials under my belt. You can read more about my Bristol life story here.

What can you expect from the blog?

I write about family travel in the UK and abroad on weekends and during the school holidays as well as sharing my local Bristol knowledge, tips on exciting everyday family-friendly adventures to be taken in this exciting city and easy day trips from Bristol.

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Why did you start blogging about travel?

Travelling with young kids? Once I would have sniffed dismissively – “pff well of course, when I’m a parent, I’ll just carry on as I always have, just with a baby in tow, why would travelling be any different?”. WOW was I naive. I’d like to show my old self a little glimpse into current-self’s life and laugh heartily in old self’s face.

Of course travelling with children is perfectly possible, it’s just that it presents a few extra challenges, the patience of a very patient person and a bit of getting used to on the part of the parents. Which means making the most of all the help you can get from helpful resources…like This Bristol Brood!

Since 2013 I’ve been climbing the learning cliff face of parenthood, googling the hell out of everything from the gritty lows of nappy contents to sleep-training tactics. To my relief, many questions I searched for had already been posed by a zillion parents before me. It is partly for this reason that I started this blog, to share what I learn along the way, hoping to help and inspire people to travel with young children and make their lives a little easier in doing so.

My favourite posts

Review: Y Felin cottage Snowdonia – the ultimate rural weekend break in Wales

10 Coolest things to do in Bristol with kids

Just off the motorway: family-friendly M5 stop-offs near Bristol

What to do in Bristol with kids when it’s raining

Luxury glamping Lanzarote: Finca de Arrieta review

Isle of Skye with a toddler – 7 outdoor activities

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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