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Things to Do with the Kids in Bath

Looking for Family Friendly Things To Do in Bath? There are tons of Family Attractions in Bath just see for yourself below. 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.

Whether you like spending time outside and looking for outdoor activities in Bath, would like some indoor children's activities or prefer something a little more affordable and would love to know what free things there are to do in Bath, or you've got a toddler on your hands and need some specific Bath activities for toddlers, then we've got the perfect day out for you.

Bath has so many incredible museums that bring fascinating stories to life for children. Immerse your little ones in the city's history with The Roman Baths' children's audio and children's workshops.

Looking for things to do in Bath for students then check out our student guide here.

If you're looking for some half term activities in Bath click HERE!

Check out our top things to do in Bath and Somserset below...
 
 
West Country Water Park

West Country Water Park

Where: West Country Water Park

About: Looking for an activity that will keep your kids entertained? West Country Water Park provides an incredible array of watersports activities perfect for your little ones. They provide the following activities:

  • Swimming
  • Paddleboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Triathlons
  • Remote Controlled Boating
  • Kayaking
  • AquaPark
  • Jetski

Address: Trench Lane, Bradley Stoke, BS36 1RY

Telephone: 01454 538 538

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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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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

Trampolining

Trampolining

Where: Bath Trampoline Park

About: Bath Sports & Leisure Centre's Bath 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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Play Area

Play Area

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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No.1 Royal Crescent Museum

No.1 Royal Crescent Museum

Where: No.1 Royal Crescent Museum

About: Visit NO.1 Royal Crescent this summer. Take their new immersive tour through this Georgian House and meet the family and their servants!

There will be free family trials available and children’s craft bags to take home. Lots of fun for all the family.

Book now at www.no1royalcrescent.org.uk.

Address: No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LR

Telephone: 01225 428126

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Safari Park

Safari Park

Where: Longleat

About: Visiting Longleat Safari Park with kids promises an unforgettable adventure that combines wildlife exploration and family fun.

As you drive through the magnificent safari, excitement builds as majestic lions, towering giraffes, and playful monkeys roam freely around your vehicle, allowing your children to witness these incredible creatures up close.

The safari experience sparks awe and curiosity, providing an educational opportunity as well as entertainment. Beyond the safari, the park offers a range of activities that captivate young minds, from enchanting boat rides to the captivating Hedge Maze, where children can navigate their way through twists and turns.

The Adventure Castle offers a perfect blend of history and play, allowing kids to engage in imaginative role-playing while exploring the past. 

Address: Longleat Safari Park, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

Telephone: 01985 844400

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forest live

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Where: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

About: Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is a great family day trip destination with plenty of activities! 

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around their forest trails, go wild in their play ares and end the day with a stop at their cafe! If you're looking for an entertaining event, then Fortest Live, hosted at Westonbirt, is a fabulous live music event!

Forest Live hosts an impressive range of popular musicians throughout the year, view their upcoming events, here.

Address: Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS

Telephone: 0300 067 4890

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Paulton's Park

PAULTONS PARK HOME OF PEPPA PIG WORLD

Distance from Bath: 1 hour 50 minutes

About: Paultons Park provides a great day out for toddlers and adults! This theme park has a selection of incredibly thrilling rides for all ages. From roller coasters, water rides, to train rides and flat rides, this amusement park provides an unforgettable day out. 

They have an array of themed worlds but one in particular we think your toddler would love is Peppa Pig World. From Peppa's Big Balloon Ride, George's Dinosaur Adventure, to Grampy Rabbit's Sailing Club and Daddy Pig's Car Ride, your little ones will have a blast in this park.

TGt Recommends: If your little one is a massive Peppa Pig fan and you can see yourself spending considerable time at this part of the park then we highly recommend getting the Peppa's Early Play Pass. 

This then gives you the special opportunity to meet Peppa Pig and George personally before the Park opens between 9.00 - 10.00am on selected dates and enjoy 30 minutes early access to the rides in Peppa Pig World from 9.30am, with Peppa's Early Play & Ride Pass.

Address: Ower, Romsey, SO51 6AL

Tel: 023 8081 4442

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The Museum of Bath Architecture

The Museum of Bath Architecture

Where: The Museum of Bath Architecture

About: Let your kids have a fun day exploring some of Bath's most interesting history. The Museum of Bath Architecture shows you the history behind all the eighteenth century buildings and impressive architecture. 

This is a great family friendly day out that lets you explore and learn the rich architectural history of Bath as it was turned from a small medieval town to the world famous Georgian city.

Address: The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Paragon, The Vineyards, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5NA

Telephone: 01225 333895

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Beckford's Tower & Museum

Beckford's Tower & Museum

Where: Beckford's Tower and Museum

About: Are your kids into exploring and learning about history? Take them down to one of Bath's most fascinating hotspots, Beckford's Tower. It is the only surviving example of William Beckford's fantastic architectural achievements.

Beckford's Tower and Museum explores William Beckford's life and gives you an insight into what his life was like when he was an owner of Jamaican sugar plantations. 

William Beckford authorised an impressive Tower in 1826, he created a garden between his Lansdown Crescent home and the retreat now known as Beckford’s Tower. 

Address: Beckford's Tower and Museum, Lansdown Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 9BH

Telephone: 01225 422212

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Film/Cinema

Film/Cinema

Where: St James's Parade

About: Struggling to think of cool activities and adventures your little ones will enjoy. They've had enough of the park and playground and fancy doing something different? We've got just the thing...The Forum Bath.

They're the largest theatre-style music venue in the World Heritage City of Bath. They have a plentiful selection of muusic, tribute acts, comedy shows and films. 

Address: 1A Forum Buildings, St James's Parade, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1UG

Telephone: 0161 813 2222

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Cotswold Fest 2024

Cotswold Fest 2024

Where: Cotswolds

Date: Friday 26 July 2024 to Sunday 28 July 2024

About: Join Cotswold Fest 2024 for a laid-back weekend in the heart of the Cotswolds! Camp under the stars, groove to local bands, and dive into family fun and tasty local eats. Cotswold Fest is a celebration of community, music, food & drink, and the beautiful countryside - head down and make unforgettable memories!

Prices: £7.50 - £69.00

Address: South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester, GL7 5RD

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LiveFree Adventures

LiveFree Adventures

Where: LiveFree Adventures

About: Searching for fun things to do with your kids? Look no further than LiveFree Adventures! This company offers a range of adventurous activities that are perfect for children of all ages. Whether you're looking to explore the great outdoors or try something new, LiveFree Adventures has got you covered.

They provide hiring, guiding, and teaching for adventurous activities on land, in water, and through the air. LiveFree Adventures offers a wide variety of activities that are guaranteed to keep your kids entertained and engaged.

Address: Dundas Aqueduct, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BL

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Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Where: Active Reality

About: Are you tired of searching for fun activities to do with your kids? Well, look no further than Active Reality! This amazing company offers a wide range of exciting experiences that will keep your kids entertained and engaged.

Whether it's virtual reality games, interactive storytelling, or thrilling adventures, Active Reality has it all. With their state-of-the-art technology and immersive experiences, your kids are guaranteed to have a blast. So say goodbye to boredom and hello to an unforgettable time with Active Reality!

Address: Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Toothill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DL

Telephone: 0333 339 1881

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Visit a Museum

Visit a Museum

Where: American Museum & Gardens

About: Embarking on a family adventure to the American Museum & Gardens in Bath promises an unforgettable experience that combines education, entertainment, and natural beauty.

As you journey through this captivating destination with your kids, their curiosity is ignited by a diverse array of exhibits that showcase the evolution of American history and culture. 

The museum's engaging activities and interactive displays cater to every age, ensuring that children are not just spectators but active participants in their learning. Beyond the enriching indoor exhibits, the meticulously landscaped gardens offer a vibrant outdoor playground where kids can explore, discover, and appreciate the beauty of nature.

Address: Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Telephone: 01225 460503

 

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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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Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor

About: Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational country home of William Morris; poet, designer, craftsman, socialist and founding father of the Arts and Crafts movement. During the season Kelmscott Manor hosts several Family Activity Days including embroidery, drawing, miniature books and other crafts. There are house & garden trails for children aged 5 to 9 as well as an activity table in the attic with jigsaws and other puzzles.

Address: Kelmscott, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Telephone: 01367 252486

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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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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

View more of our favourite parks, by clicking HERE!

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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

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Where: The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

About: Keep the kids entertained with some fascinating history that we know they will love. The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is the former home of Astronomer William Herschel and is a Museum dedicated to him and his family's achievements.

Let your kids explore the magic behind astronomy and the fascinating discoveries made by the Herschel family. 

Address: 19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2BL

Telephone: 01225 446865

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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

Check out more of our favourite tours and sightseeing spots HERE!

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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