Photography: Dougie Allward

The Discovery Lab is home to Kela, Orchi and Amar, travelling aliens on an earth exploration mission.
They come in peace. 

The Discovery Lab will next land at:

Teyfant Road Adventure Playground

(with Learning Partnerships West)
Wednesday 28th July

Withywood Park
(with Southern Links Children's Centre)

Friday 13th August

Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum

with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Tuesday 17th August

Teyfant Road Adventure Playground

(with Learning Partnerships West)
Wednesday 18th August

Company of International Artists

Outdoor creative missions with Agents Kahlo and Dali of the
Company of International Artists

4th and 11th August
Teyfant Road Adventure Playground Hartcliffe
(with Learning Partnerships West)

10th, 12th and 19th August
Withywood Park
(with Bishopsworth Children's Centre)

A free audio walk available at any time. Launched 1st May 2021 for Bristol Walk Fest.

Discover the amazing hidden history of Manor Woods Valley, a small patch of ancient woodland in Bishopsworth.

Content is appropriate for children aged 8+ to adult (there's nothing alarming for younger ones, though).

Complete this audio walk at your own pace free of charge at any time.

The audio walk is embedded in a free walking app called Go Jauntly. You can download it via the link below. Short fragments of audio we've made will be added to certain waypoints on the walk by 1st May 2021. When you're at that spot in the walk simply click and listen.

You can also access a free map of the walk's route courtesy of our friends at Manor Woods Valley Group.

We advise you enjoy our audio walk through headphones. If coming with children who don't have their own phone, we advise the use of headphone splitters so an adult and child can listen together.

The walk is circular, just under one mile, and is on varying terrain with some hills. It is not suitable for pushchairs. Access is from the 75 bus, getting off just past Bishopsworth Library. The entrance to Manor Valley Woods is opposite St Peter's Rise Convenience Store, 6A St Peter's Rise, BS13 7LU.  Dogs on leads are welcome.

This audio walk has been funded by a Magic Little Grant from Localgiving and the Neighbourly Community Fund.

Enjoyed the audio walk? Want to know more about the history of Hartcliffe & Withywood, not just Manor Woods Valley? Listen to "Hartcliffe, Bristol", a 14 minute audio history of the wider area, made by Gill Simmons,  Artistic Director of Brave Bold Drama. which was first shared aspart of an art exhibition called Centre of Gravity in Bristol in 2020.