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Things to Do with the Kids in Bath

Looking for Things to Do with the Kids in Bath? There are tons of family-friendly things to do 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.

When it comes to family days out in Bath, we’re truly spoilt for choice! There are endless Bath attractions, from a variety of Bath museums to many fun and energetic kids 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.
 
There is a long list of things to do with kids in Bath as it's packed with family-friendly activities. Our guide below shows you some of the best kids activities in Bath, as well as some of the top family and kids events that Bath has to offer.
 
Whether you like spending time outside and are therefore looking for outdoor activities in Bath, 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.
 
So check out our top things to do in Somserset below...
 
 
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

 

Where: Culverhay Leisure Centre 

About: Culverhay Leisure Centre is home to a 22m swimming pool that provides the space to get fit, or for the kids to have some fun in the pool. 

Address: Rush Hill, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2QL

Telephone: 01225 480882

 

Where: Better Keynsham

About: This fully refurbished pool provides you with a large, modern swimming pool and seperate space for kids swimming lessons, plus a fresh new changing room has been created!

Address: Temple Street, Keynsham, Nr Bath, Somerset, BS31 1HE

Telephone: 01225 395164

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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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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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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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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Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Where: Bath On Ice

About: Bath's famous and incredibly popular Winter Ice-rink is back for 2021! Let your little ones experience Bath On Ice's hidden winter wonderland in the centre of Bath this festive season. It's open everyday from 12th November - 3rd Janaury 2022 in the Royal Pavilion in Royal Victoria Park.

Your kids will have great fun learning new skills on the ice and enjoying a round of glow golf!

Address: Royal Pavilion Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR

Telephone: 01225 436888

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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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The Forum

The Forum

Where: The Forum

About: This beautiful Art Deco themed venue showcases an array of entertainment, from live music, impressive tribute acts, fantastic dance shows, to brilliant comedy clubs, it really does create the perfect family-friendly day out.

Not only do they have a huge selection of events for adults but they also have shows that your younger ones will love!

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

Telephone: 0161 813 2222

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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

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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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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

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!

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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