The estate is about 850 acres of woodland and meadows so you can have some fantastic walks around the woods, in the deer park or take your bicycles along the many tracks - you can go for ages or just have a quick jaunt, whatever you choose it's a great way to get a bit of exercise. There's also a ride-on miniature railway for toddlers in the summer, golf and other activities including a horseriding trail of 1.6 miles.
In the summer, there are usually a few ice cream vans, it's only a short wander from Clifton and yet you can feel that you are in remote countryside.
Two cafes: the courtyard and golf course cafe and toilets with baby changing facilities
Entrance is via the Clifton Lodge Gate and is open to the public on 22 days each year, normally from March to October from 12noon to 5.15pm, weather permitting.
Further information about the miniature railway including running times or call 0117 946 7110
Ashton Court hosts a vibrant market in the historic courtyard of the mansion house every third Sunday of the month from 10.30am - 3.30pm from March through to December.
Expect to find the finest local producers selling artisan bread and cheese, locally reared meat, organic fruit and veg, apple juice, handmade pies, charcuterie, chocolates, local cider, cakes and treats, jams and chutney, local crafts and much more.
In the summer the famous the Balloon Fiesta is held at Ashton Court and in the autumn it hosts the Kite Festival.
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!
We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.