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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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Museum

Museum

An enchanting place within walking distance of the Thames Path, Kelmscott Manor offers a lot to visitors both young and old. Open from April to August.

Described as 'a heaven on earth', Morris loved the house as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered, and in harmony with the village and the surrounding countryside.

Visitors today can still experience the beauty and seclusion that inspired many of William Morris's most important designs and writings and influenced his ideas on conservation for both the built and natural environments. 

The Manor will be open to the public from April to August in 2019, every Wednesday and Saturday, 11.00am to 5.00pm. Last admission to the Manor House 4pm. In addition to visiting the Kelmscott Manor house and gardens, you can explore the licensed Tea Room and lovely gift shop.

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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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Royal International Air Tattoo

Royal International Air Tattoo

Not only do visitors to the Air Tattoo experience amazing aviation in the skies, there is also a whole host of entertainment on the ground.

RAF100 at the Air Tattoo featured a huge variety of things to see and do, including a huge selection of static aircraft to see as well as a Royal Review of RAF Aircraft. You can also experience their regular zones that feature;

  • Techno Zone
  • RAF Experience
  • Vintage Village 
  • Activity Zone
  • Base System Heritage Collection

 

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Bath Racecourse

Bath Racecourse

Make the most of a sunny day by taking a trip to Bath Racecourse.

From just £10 you can enjoy a day at the races. Choose Centre Course Picnic Enclosure Entry where you can simply drive your car into the middle of the race track, choose a spot to park and enjoy your picnic with family and friends while taking in the day’s racing.

If you fancy something a little more elaborate then opt for Roof Garden Entry. The Roof Garden is the perfect al fresco experience, located on the top floor of the Langridge Stand with spectacular views overlooking Bath. It features a dedicated bar as well as offering charcuterie style sharing platters with local meats and cheeses.

There are many other options for your day at the races, so if the weather takes a turn for the worse, it's no problem!

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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, Sunday 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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CRAZY, FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

CRAZY, FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Venue: Drive-Tech

About: Want to have some fun in the sun but not sure what you can do? Then visit Drive-Tech for a crazy day out in the sunshine! Perfect for family and friends to get together and experience their fantastic driving experiences! They offer outdoor Go Karting, Skid Pan and 4x4 Off Roading! So why not have a little fun in the sun with Drive-Tech, you certainly won't regret it!

Address: Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7BW

Telephone: 01249 783010

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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.

Better Extreme Bath

Better Extreme Bath

Better Extreme 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 8 facilities in Bath and North East Somerset. There really is something for everyone!

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Bath Racecourse
Royal International Air Tattoo 2019
Sub 13
Aqua
Kelmscott Manor
Drive Tech
Walcot House
Bath Stag and Hen
Century Casino Bath

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