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Bath On A Dry Day

When the sun's shining in Bath, there are so many great things on offer for you to do.

From city centre sightseeing to cruising the Avon Canal, we run down our favourite things to do in and around Bath on a sunny day.

Think we've missed something? We'd love to hear how you spend free time in sunny Bath, so drop us a message in the comments box below.

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Get Active

Get Active

Better's Odd Down Sports Ground has a range of facilities perfect for some fun in the sun!

Have a game of football or rugby with your friends or family in their 3G Astro Turf Pitch. The floodlit pitch is available for hire for enthusiasts of all abilities. You can turn up and Just Play for only £1 (this is only available when the pitch isn't being hired out by clubs - please call 01225 300420 to find out availability)

There is also a large area of grass pitches that can be used for a multitude of sporting activities. From football, cricket to rugby. Pitches can be hired on a casual basis or on a regular block booking basis which means you can secure a pitch all season long. For more information on this please contact the centre.

Furthermore, they have a 1.5km Closed Road Cycling Circuit at enabling you to learn, train and enjoy cycling without having to negotiate Bath’s busy roads! Turn up and just cycle for £1. Bike hire is available for a small fee. Please check the timetable or call 01225 300420 if you would like to know when the Cycle Circuit is free.

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Golf

Golf

What better way to spend a sunny day! Bath is home to 2 Better golf courses, Bath Approach Golf CourseEntry Hill Golf Course.

Entry Hill is a picturesque and challenging 9-hole golf course ideally located within a mile of Bath city centre and featuring stunning views across this Georgian city. The course provides enjoyment for golfers of all standards at an affordable price and beginners are welcome. There is also a golf shop and ample free parking.

Situated within the bounds of the beautiful Victoria Park, Bath Approach Golf Course offers 30 par 3 holes of varying length. Novice golfers can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere as they build confidence and develop their game, whilst more experienced golfers will relish the opportunity to enhance their vital short game skills.

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The Market

The Market

Spend a sunny day shopping away at one of Green Park Station's markets!

Green Park Station is home to flourishing markets, independent shops, restaurants and cafés.
Find the best markets in Bath at Green Park Station: GPS Weekday and Saturday Market, Bath Farmers' Market, Bath Vintage & Antiques Market, Bath Artisan Market, and Bath Flea Market.

The markets are among the most popular markets in the South West. Each market hosts a hand-picked and creative collection of traders, offering a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

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Go for A Bike Ride

Go for A Bike Ride

You certainly don't have to be Bradley Wiggins to enjoy Bath's eclectic mix of cycle routes.

Whether you're planning on exploring the city by cycle or just fancy a family bike ride, Bath really does has something for everyone to enjoy.

Some of the city's most popular routes include Colliers Way and the Kennet & Avon Canal.

For those in need of a bike, Bath Bike Hire has a full range of adult and children’s mountain bikes. Each cycle is available for either half or full day hire from as little as £13.

For our full cycle hire listings click here.

Go for A Run

Go for A Run

It's never too early or too late to start working on your beach body!

Running is a great way to keep fit and stay in shape. Its inexpensive and also a great way to keep active on a beautiful sunny day.

If you're running in the afternoon, make sure you pick a shady course and drink plenty of fluids; shade will provide relief from humid environments and keep you cool.

The coolest time of the day is usually just before dawn, so if it’s going to be a scorcher your best bet is to run during the evening or at night.

For hints, tips and tricks make sure you check out our Total Guide to Running.

Play Tennis

Play Tennis

If you’ve never played tennis before, don’t be afraid to try it out, especially on a beautiful sunny day.

Tennis is fun, energetic, and great way of keeping fit with family and friends.

If you're looking for a place to play, Excel Tennis in the Park is home to seven quality outdoor courts.

All of the club's facilities are run on a pay and play system, so there are no membership fees and everyone can enjoy them.

Visit Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Visit Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Bath is fortunate enough to have one of the West's most popular family destinations right on its doorstep. 

Set in 50 acres of beautiful countryside, Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park is home to a wide range of farm animals, rare exotic species and children's activities.

Kids of all ages are bound to love the park's train and tractor rides, fishing facilities, pets corner, electric quad bikes, falconry area, mini-golf course and pedal go-karts.

Go sightseeing

Go sightseeing

When better to enjoy the city’s stunning architecture and famous sights than on a sunny afternoon?

From walking, bus and boat tours, to day trips further afield, Bath has plenty of sightseeing options available.

If you're looking to make the most of the weather, we'd suggest discovering the sights by foot. Local tour operators will be able to provide you with a self-guided audio tour based on what you'd like to see.

For more information about tours in Bath click here.

Go to the Park

Go to the Park

If you're looking to enjoy a lazy day in the sun, Victoria Park is the perfect place for a game of footy or a leisurely stroll.

The park itself stretches for over 57 acres so there's always plenty of space for a game of frisbee and a picnic with friends.

As well as having one of the best children's play areas in the city, the park is home to a bird aviary, a boating pond, tennis courts, bowling green, and a golf course.

Click here for a full list of Bath's parks and gardens.

Museum

Museum

Where: No.1 Royal Crescent Museum

About: No.1 Royal Crescent Museum is a Georgian-themed museum located in the infamous crescent, showcasing exactly what life was like in the Georgian era, specifically during 1776-1796.

Each and every room has been furnished and decorated just as it might have been during this period, giving visitors a real sense of life back then.

Their new immersive experience brings the house to life through sound and film, and is something for everybody to enjoy. Get a real feel for what it would have been like to live here in the 18th century!

No matter the weather, visiting No.1 Royal Crescent Museum should be at the top of your list, come rain or sunshine it's a great day out!

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

Telephone: 01225 428126

 

Where: The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

About: 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.

When the weather isn't on our side visit The Herschel Museum of Astronomy and 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

 

Where: The Museum of Bath Architecture

About: Looking for things to do when the weather isn't playing ball? Bath plays host to a number of places that are great to visit when the weather isn't glistening but we'd highly recommend checking ou The Museum of Bath Architecture.

It shows you the history behind all the eighteenth century buildings and impressive architecture. This is a great family friendly day out no matter the weather, 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

 

Where: Beckford's Tower & Museum

About: When the weather isn't bright don't let that stop you from having a good time. Explore one of Bath's most popular museums, Beckford's Tower and Museum. This was built between 1826 and 1827 and is a remarkable building that was home to an array of the greatest collections of books, furniture and art. Beckford's Tower is the only surviving example of William Beckford's fantastic architectural achievements.

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

Telephone: 01225 422212

 

Where: Klemscott 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.

Address: Kelmscott, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Telephone: 01367 252486

Bath Trampoline Park

Bath Trampoline Park

Bath Trampoline Park offers a range of fun activities for all ages to enjoy with family or friends!

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

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Better provide a diverse range of activities, entertainment and sports across 5 facilities in Bath and North East Somerset. There really is something for everyone!

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