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Things to Do with the Kids in Bath

Looking for 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 family activities in Bath.

When it comes to family days out in Bath, we’re truly spoilt for choice! From a variety of museums to many fun and energetic activities - Bath is packed with an incredible amount of kid-friendly attractions and things to do. But with such a range of things to see and do, it can be difficult to plan a day out that’s fun for the whole family, and one that won’t break the bank!

If you’re struggling to choose your family’s next adventure, or you’re in need of some inspiration, our guide is for you!

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.
 
 
Bowling

Bowling

Where: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre

About: Bath now has its very own boutique, eight-lane bowling alley! The superbly designed LED lit lanes will provide you with all new bowling games to keep the whole family entertained, whether you simply want to strike it lucky in a standard game or branch out with the all-new Angry Birds game, you will definitely leave feeling bowled over! With a full programme and bowling starting from £5.95 there's no excuse not to give it a go.

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

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Swimming

Swimming

Where: Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

About: There's a 25m main pool and free form leisure pool with a giant water slide, flume, fountain features and a spa pool plus there is an indoor playground which is designed for children ages 12 and under, with five floors of fun including log ramps, ball pits, tunnels and slides. You'll also find a seating area for adults with refreshments available.

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

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Trampolining

Trampolining

Where: Better Extreme

About: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre's Extreme Trampoline Park offers a range of fun activities for all ages to enjoy with family or friends! You and your kids can have tons of fun bouncing across the main jump arena, diving into the foam pits, and competing to see who can land the smoothest dunk! 

Address: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Soft Play

Soft Play

Where: Better Play

About: Why not make the most of Bath Sport & Leisure Centre's new indoor soft play area. A great place for your children to let off some steam and have bags of fun. The fully enclosed 5 storey play structure allows your child to climb, crawl, hang and do all the other stuff they love but in complete safety, leaving you to get some well-deserved relaxation time!

Address: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre, North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

Telephone: 01225 486905

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Learn A Language

Learn A Language

Where: Todo El Mundo

About: Looking to keep the kids entertained as well as creating them a fantastic future? Then, Todo El Mundo offers a fun and inspirational way of learning Spanish and French for children. 

Whether you're looking for group classes or private tutoring, Todo El Mundo's team of 6 Spanish and French teachers can help learners of all ages and abilities!

Telephone: 01225 329877 / 07892 685611

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Visit Lechlade Music Festival 2020

Visit Lechlade Music Festival 2020

Where: Lechlade Music Festival

About: A fabulous, 3 day, family-friendly music festival in the beautiful Cotswolds market town of Lechlade-on-Thames, from Friday 22nd May to Sunday the 24th of May 2020.

A packed programme of free workshops for kids and adults include circus skills, music & dance, crafts and relaxation. The shopping village offers a wide selection of food and shopping stalls. Rides, games and costumed characters keep the kids entertained.

Plus, kids get to go FREE!

Address: Riverside Park, Lechlade-on-Thames

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Museum Trip

Museum Trip

Where: American Museum & Gardens

About: The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its extraordinary collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. 

Check out all their events HERE!

Address: American Museum & Gardens, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Telephone: 01225 460 503

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The Races

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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Outdoor Activites

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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Super Pirates

Super Pirates

Where: Komedia

About: On various Fridays, Komedia host Super Pirates: Totally Awesome Children's Events! Komedia’s huge dance floor is transformed into a fun-packed pop up play area! You can build dens, play crazy games, dance to your favourite tunes, and generally have a wild time! Refreshments can be bought from the cafe and enjoyed in the play area too – so parents can get that much needed coffee while the kids are thoroughly entertained! Adults & new-born babies go free, £3 for kids and babies who are coming to play! See more of Komedia's kids show here.

Address: 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1EP

Telephone: 0845 293 8480

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Cinema

Cinema

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

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The Roman Baths

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

Fashion Museum

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

Park

Park

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

The Farm

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

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

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

Victoria Art Gallery

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

Boating

Boating

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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