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Things to Do with the Kids in Bath

If you're hoping to spend some quality family time together, but don't know where to start, here are some of our favourite things to do with the kids in Bath.

From swimming and sailing, to the cinema or sightseeing, we're full of ideas to keep them occupied, and to most parents relief, burn their energy levels down a little.
For more things to do with the kids, check out our family events on our events calender here.

The Roman Baths

Where: The Romans Baths

About: The Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water and they're very proud of it, if you don't believe us you can just ask them, as costumed characters representing real historical figures are on hand daily to discuss the Baths with you and the kids!

Address: Stall Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1LZ

Telephone: 01225 477785

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Fashion Museum

Where: Fashion Museum

About: The Fashion Museum contains almost 100,000 items in their collection, ranging from decorated Shakespearean gloves, to fashions by today's leading designers. The museum regularly holds creative activities for kids, check online before you visit to see what's on!

Address: Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 2QH

Telephone: 01225 477789

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The Races

Where: Bath Racecourse

About: Bath Racecourse offer dedicated family fun days during the racing season, great racing will combine with plenty of children’s entertainment which may include activities such as inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, and crafting. Check our events calender for upcoming fixtures.

Address: Lansdown Bath Somerset  BA1 9BU 

Telephone: 01225 424609

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Victoria Art Gallery

Where: Victoria Art Gallery 

About: As well as offering a varied programme of exhibitions and displays, Victoria Art Gallery also provides a range of activities for all ages and has art trolleys stocked with a range of art materials to try out, including colouring sheets, word searches and Pilu’s portrait trail. 

Address: Bridge Street, Bath, Somerset BA2 4AT

Telephone: 01225 477233

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Outdoor Activites

Where: South Cerney Outdoor

About: Kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing and paddle boarding are just some of South Cerney Outdoor's fantastic family friendly options. With dedicated instructors on hand to ensure that you get the most from your experience, it really is as simple as paying and playing. 

Address: Lake 12, South Cerney, GL7 5TL

Telephone: 01285 860388

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Where: Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

About: There is a 25m main pool and free form leisure pool with a giant water slide, flume, fountain features and a spa pool plus the Zany Zone indoor playground which is designed for children ages 10 and under, with three floors of fun including log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slides. There is a seating area for adults with refreshments available.

Address: North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

The Farm

Where: Bath City Farm

About: Bath City Farm is a family friendly 37 acre farm that predates the Doomsday Book! There is plenty to see and do, with loads of animals, a seasonal cafe kiosk, a farm shop, a play space for toddlers, nature trails, plus ‘The Crater', an old bomb crater now used for outdoor performances!

Address: Kelston View, Bath, Somerset BA2 1NW 

Telephone: 01225 481269


Where: The Little Theatre Cinema

About: Suitable for older children, this vintage cinema strives to maintain a 1930s atmosphere but has conceded many refurbishments to keep the cinema a satisfyingly comfortable experience. A balcony in the main auditorium with access available for a little extra if you'd like to make the best of the old school side!

Address: St Michael's Place, Bath, Somerset BA1 1SF

Telephone: 0871 902 5735


Where: Royal Victoria Park

About: Royal Victoria Park is a beautiful expanse of green parkland a mere stroll from the city centre, so it's a great compromise trip for kids who don't appreciate being dragged around the shops! Bring some friends for a game of tennis or have a family tournament on the mini golf course. There's also a large exciting playground to wear the children out.

Address: Marlborough Lane, Bath, Somerset BA1 2NQ


Where: Bath City Sightseeing

About: Spend time in Bath sightseeing and be thrilled by this renowned Georgian city. Sightseeing in this amazing city is a incredibly enjoyable experience for all ages so sit back, relax and let City Sightseeing show you the sights! With regular departures, City Sightseeing’s hop-on hop-off tours are the ideal way to visit this beautiful city.

Address: 6 North Parade, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LF

Telephone: 01225 330444


Where: Bath Boating Station

About: This charming Victorian boating station offers Thames Skiffs (rowing boats to you and I), Canadian canoes or punts for a day's jaunt on the water where your family may well encounter residents such as kingfishers, herons and otters! You can hire your vessel by the hour or by the day.

Address: Forester Road, Bathwick, Bath, Somerset BA2 6QE

Telephone: 01225 312900

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