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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bath

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.

Find your perfect day out

Family talking to a woman dressed up at The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths

  • Bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step into the world of Ancient Rome at the historic Roman Baths! Take your little ones on a journey through time and walk in the footsteps of the Rom...

The Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Join Agent Templeton on The Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail. See the sites of Bath while cracking  the case of the ballistic buns. Good luck! Sally L...

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Up for an energy-fuelled day out? Keep your whole family happy, healthy and active at Better Bath Sports and Leisure Centre with a choice of swimming...

Wall art at Bath Postal Museum

Bath Postal Museum

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bath Postal Museum gives a great opportunity to learn, not only the interesting history of the Postal Service but also of the communication. All ages...

View of the city from Bath Abbey Vaults Museum

Bath Abbey Vaults Museum

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bath Abbey Vaults Museum has been closed for some time, but Bath Abbey itself, is definitely still worth a visit, with plenty to see and do, whatever...

Outside view of Bath Abbey on Curious About Bath Spa tour

Curious About Bath Spa

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Bath is an exciting way of discovering how this elegant Edwardian city became what it is today. Enjoy the walks separately, or join the...

Bath Abbey on huntful Bath trail

Huntfun Bath

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Get your hidden treasure map and become a family of adventurers. It's down to you to solve the clues and follow the trail to fun on the huntfun treas...

Entrance to The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath

The Little Theatre Cinema

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

The Little Theatre Cinema is a vintage cinema apparently strives to maintain a 1930s atmosphere but has conceded many refurbishments to keep the cine...

Passengers on City Sightseeing Bath Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing Bath Hop on Hop off

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bath is home to an essential slice of literature with a vast, ancient history to boot. Over 36 stops explore its many nooks and crannies on a City Si...

Staff roleplaying at The Jane Austen Centre in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Jane Austen Centre is a permanent exhibition telling the story of Jane Austen's time in the city of Bath, and the influence that it had on her wr...

Back view of The Holbourne Museum in Bath

The Holbourne Museum

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Holbourne Museum is for those visiting with children it's best to first note that although it may sound a little dry" for kids, there are actuall...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Bath

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

From animated adventures to the latest Hollywood reboots, there’s something for every member of your brood. Make movie memories at ODEON Bath. With 8...

Dresses exhibit at Fashion Museum in Bath

Fashion Museum

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fashion Museum, housed in magnificent 18th century Assembly Rooms, contains almost 100,000 items, ranging from decorated Shakespearean gloves, to fas...

Mini golf course at Victoria Falls Adventure Golf in Bath

Victoria Falls Adventure Golf5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Victoria Falls Adventure Golf is an 18-hole adventure golf course in the centre of beautiful Bath in a location that is convenient for parking. Come...

Kids cooking in kitchen at Bath Preservation Trust Museums

Bath Preservation Trust Museums

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bath Preservation Trust Museums are the best place to explore the city’s rich history and have a whole load of fun while you’re at it! Come and step...

Sunset behind Netley hospital at Royal Victoria Park in Bath

Royal Victoria Park

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Royal Victoria Park is a beautiful expanse of green parkland a mere short stroll from the city centre, so it's a wonderful compromise trip for kids w...

People on boats at Bath Boating Station

Bath Boating Station

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bath Boating Station offers Thames Skiffs (rowing boats to you and I!), Canadian canoes or punts for a day's jaunt on the water where you may well en...

Keynsham Leisure Centre

Keynsham Leisure Centre

  • Keynsham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If your kids love soft play, you should definitely take them to Better  Keynsham Leisure Centre! The refurbished centre features an action-packed sof...

Bridge at Prior Park Landscape Gardens in Bath

Prior Park Landscape Gardens

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Prior Park Landscape Gardens One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18...

Girls on swings at Bath City Farm

Bath City Farm

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Bath City Farm is a family friendly 37 acre farm that predates the Doomsday Book! There is plenty to see and do, with many animals, plus a seasonal c...

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