Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bath, Somerset and Bristol
Known for its stunning 18th century architecture, art, hot springs and shopping, there are lots of great things to do in Bath.
The Roman Baths has to be first on your hit list. Still flowing with hot thermal water, it’s easy to imagine yourself wading in as you walk around this ancient religious spa. Guided audio tours deliver a depth of history that’ll keep even the younger visitors interested as you walk around the Baths, tunnels and museum.
Continue on your journey into the history of this Bath family day out as you visit No 1 Royal Crescent. Set in an arch overlooking a patch of green this townhouse is a window into the aristocratic lives of wealthy families who lived and visited here.
The Victoria Art Gallery is free to enter and features artwork from the 15th century to the present day, including a recent piece by Grayson Perry. Children can create their own masterpieces or take part in one of the many family friendly activities.
There’s plenty of shopping that can be done in the centre, with fantastic ice cream parlours along the way to keep the family refueled. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a warm day then sit down on a patch of grass or in The Royal Victoria Park and look around at the beauty that surrounds you, or spot the various art installations that happen in the city throughout the year.