This week the lovely Lindsay Egan tells us all about Marshfield, famous for it’s ice cream, you can find this perfect place approximately half an hours’ drive North of Bath…

What’s the best way to get here? Public transport is pretty poor, so car is unfortunately the best option. Or horseback!

What do your kids loving doing here the most? Enjoying the great outdoors! With countryside on all sides and football, cricket and tennis clubs – they don’t have much option!  

It’s feeding time, where will everybody be happy?Take your pick… for a small place we are very lucky to have two lovely family friendly pubs, The Nelson and The Catherine Wheel serving lunch and dinner. There is also a quaint and delicious tearoom Sweetapples. Snacks and picnics are fully catered for by the family run village shop, Central Stores.

There’s a tantrum brewing, help! At the East of the village, near the school, is the playing field Withymead. Burn off some energy in the playground or the skatepark.

Is it worth it in the rain? A walk along one of the more sheltered bridle ways (try heading down Green Lanes in the west of the village) is probably your best bet, then dry out by the fire in one of the traditional pubs.

You can’t come here and not visit… The Marshfield Ice Cream Parlour. Not strictly in Marshfield, but a short detour on your way back to Bath. The Parlour is open from Easter onwards and is a great treat to finish your day.

Before you set off, you should know… An off road buggy or sling will mean you are able to see the best of Marshfield and all the South Gloucestershire countryside has to offer.

Thanks so much Lindsay for the down low on Marshfield! Plus did you know the wonderful Puddleducks Swimming school has just taken up residence in Ashwicke Hall School for learners 0-10 years, head here for more info!