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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.
 
 
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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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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Swindon Designer Outlet

Swindon Designer Outlet

About: It may be out of town, but it's worth the trip! There's a wonderful day out for all the family at Swindon Designer Outlet, with plenty of fun for the little ones. You can take a special ride around the centre in their Hooter Express steam train or children can shop in style in one of the Kid's Cabs, and if they have any energy left, they can let off steam in the amazing interactive playground!

Address: Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2DY

Telephone: 01793 507600

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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

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

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

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

Bath Sports & Leisure Centre

Bath Sports & Leisure Centre

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre offers a variety of quality fitness facilities and leisure activities to help you keep active and lead a healthy lifestyle.

North Parade Road, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4ET

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South Cerney Outdoor
The Roman Baths / Victoria Art Gallery / Fashion Museum
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Komedia
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Jurys Inn
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