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  • MikeT49
    Stonehouse, UK23 contributions
    Last visited 30 years ago, and what a change! An absolutely fascinating walk through time of the GWR. Very well laid out and immensely informative, with interactive activities - got quite good and changing points and signals. In addition to a very clean and welcoming environment - entrance entitles one to rebate of car parking charge and the cafe does a wonderful mug of tea! Very well worth a visit - something for all ages.
    Written 14 March 2023
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  • Julia W
    Swindon, UK5 contributions
    This is a place in Swindon that everyone must visit. The grounds are lovely especially for dog walkers. And finish with a coffee, what more could you want? There’s always something going on here, the Steam shows must be seen, especially the craft tents. My now adult daughter had a birthday party here with a BBQ when she was younger. The museum is worth a visit and not expensive. But for me, it’s the walk around the grounds with my dogs. An absolute pleasure
    Written 18 December 2022
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  • Peej M
    Oxford, UK256 contributions
    We hadn't been to the Swindon Designer Outlet for a long time but it's improved a lot since our last visit. There are loads of amazing brand stores and pretty much everyone can get a bargain here.

    We got there just as the lunchtime rush was kicking off (which meant long queues and a lot of crowded areas around the food court, which we ended up avoiding entirely. Waiting till later on was a good idea though (is it just me or do people have 1pm stuck in their heads like an alarm clock as the time they absolutely have to eat?) - Eventually we opted to eat at Yo Sushi (see separate review - that bit of the mall was a LOT quieter!)

    The mall itself is laid out really well, and you will find yourself doing several circuits to visit all the different stores (thankfully there are also lots of coffee places and loos around so you're never far from one, and they're clean and well maintained).

    I think the only negative point was the amount of kids running around, either scootering or knocking into people. Most parents seemed totally oblivious to their kids being a pain in the butt but there is a playpark in the centre if you're a slightly more responsible parent who doesn't let their kids run riot.
    Written 26 February 2023
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  • Birdsworthsboozeup
    London, UK92 contributions
    I had travelled down from London to see Blood Brothers with my Sister and Cousin for this performance of the show. The Ladies on the front door were lovely and very helpful and pointed me in the direction of the nearest bar !
    We were served by a wonderful barman called Ryan who had excellent customer service skills and nothing was too much trouble for him
    The show was outstanding and literally drove me to tears.
    I had a fantastic stress free afternoon and I enjoyed every minute of it. Many thanks to all the Staff and I'll definitely be back. 10/10
    Written 11 March 2023
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  • Marion B
    11 contributions
    We love walking the dogs here. Lots of wildlife, plants and trees to enjoy. The lake is beautiful and the listed diving board is beautiful.
    Written 12 February 2023
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  • Barbara T
    Abingdon, UK555 contributions
    Still good to visit even in February, though there were no themes or animal racing. Not as busy as usual so lamb feeding was easier with a good amount of time to feed.
    The tractor ride is now paid for extra - not a lot to see at this time of year, but they enjoyed bumping about. Liked being in the animal barns without them being crowded. Pleased to see there were no money grabbing commercial rides, hopefully they've been discarded.
    The indoor play area is always great - very safe and fun for all ages. 2 year old enjoyed the activities in there as well.
    Food is very good with reasonable amount of choice and prices.
    Written 20 February 2023
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  • Matt F
    1 contribution
    The finest set of multi-coloured stairs I have ever encountered...

    A real treat for the connoisseur.
    Written 18 January 2023
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  • Katie Foulds
    Swindon, UK3 contributions
    The park is massive. There is a lovely little cafe with very helpful and friendly. There are a few different walks you can take that have sign posts to guide you. They have a wooden statue area which is awesome.
    Written 15 January 2023
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  • Peej M
    Oxford, UK256 contributions
    I'd wanted to visit the Museum of Computing for a long time, and took the opportunity to drag my family along on my birthday.

    As a kid who grew up in the 80s, I remember the home micro scene well, and it's very well represented in this fascinating museum, stuffed to the gills with tons and tons of computers and micros from that era and beyond.
    Though the museum is fairly small, there's a lot of fascinating facts and exhibits on show but the main draw is the working kit that's dotted around the place. Your chance to show your kids just how slow a copy of Paperboy 2 took to load on an old Amstrad CPC464!
    Loved all the gaming stuff. Was surprised to see a lot of families in there literally zooming to the more recent consoles and taking up residence for the morning (given the entrance price of 12 quid for two adults and a 15 year old, that's a fairly expensive gaming session!)
    Loved it though, and it was quite a sobering thought to see stuff that I'd once owned (and long disposed of) sitting in a museum, bringing back a lot of good memories.
    The staff were really friendly and knowledgable too. Though it'll probably take you about an hour to see everything in detail, it's worth a visit just to remind you how rubbish modern videogaming is and how great stuff was back in the heyday of the 80s and 90s before games became hollow shells reliant entirely on DLC and downloadable content.
    Awesome stuff!
    Written 26 February 2023
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  • Helen P
    Pencoed, UK22 contributions
    The kids really enjoyed this and I can’t praise the team there enough, they were phenomenal. Catherine in particular but all great, thank you!
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • Tweedy1938
    London, UK154 contributions
    Having read some unfavourable reviews, my wife and I were wondering what sort of experience were were in for. however the venue had been chosen by our friends, who we were meeting there. Well, it turned out that the experience couldn't have been better. We were made welcome from the start by the staff. Food was excellent. Lovely surroundings.
    We were meeting up with friends that we hadn't seen since before lockdown So a meal together was long overdue. Excellent choice.
    Written 16 November 2022
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  • Charlie J
    1 contribution
    My experience here was awesome I would definitely recommend if you like scootering or any other and the staff are extremely nice and every thing is nice and affordable
    Written 13 February 2023
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  • Hermatige S
    London, UK4 contributions
    Of all the ring junctions I have visited in the country, this one is the most breathtaking. I do not understand how it works but I could look at it all day. This roundabout certainly brings a tear to this old man's eye.
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • jenniem344
    Swindon, UK16 contributions
    What a precious piece of Swindon this museum has become. Schools should be using this place a lot more than they appear to and Richard Jefferies the author should be in the schools curriculum. Lots of lovely events going on throughout the year. We are lucky to have it!
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • CharlieCB
    Swindon, UK783 contributions
    We have lived in Swindon for 33 years and did not know this existed. Anyway having seen a you tube clip of a cyclist going along the route, we decided to try and find it on one of our trips out for exercise during lockdown.

    We managed to find roadside parking near the Rushy Platt nature reserve and found our way to the canal.

    It is quite a pleasant walk (although we have since walked along it from the H&W end where parking is a little easier).

    Although it is not an exciting trip, it is quite nice and a reasonable amount of wildlife to see.
    Written 1 September 2020
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