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Best Playgrounds in Bath

5 Best Playgrounds in Bath

There are several fantastic play areas in Bath with wonderful parks, open spaces and playgrounds for the little ones. All of the playgrounds in Bath are free to visit, and some have optional extra activities and facilities.

Bath's play areas encourage independent play and friend making and can deliver a fun activity in pretty much all weathers. Here’s our breakdown of the best playgrounds in Bath and the facilities available at each.

Our picks of the best playgrounds in Bath...

1. Alexandra Park (Shakespeare Avenue BA2 4RQ)

  • Suitable for 2 – 8 year olds
  • Climbing Frames
  • Swings
  • Picnic area
  • No toilet or café
  • Best views of Bath with notable buildings to spot
  • Free parking
  • Dog friendly
  • Boules
  • Walking
  • Accessible
  • Nature

2. Alice Park & Café (Gloucester Road, BA1 1EE)

  • Suitable 2 – 15 year olds
  • Café
  • DJ for family events
  • Climbing frames
  • Swings
  • Sandpit
  • Tables
  • Café
  • Toilets (you’ll 20p pieces)
  • Free parking
  • Accessible
  • Picnic
  • Dog friendly
  • Tennis
  • Cycling (mini road layout for younger children to practice)

3. Sydney Gardens (Sydney Place BA2 4DB)

  • Suitable 2 - 8
  • Access to the canal path
  • Picnic
  • Shade on sunny days
  • Train lovers can watch for the latest intercity racing
  • Toilets & café in the Holburne Museum)
  • Tennis
  • Perfect hide and seek setting
  • Walking
  • Swings
  • Climbing Frame
  • Accessible
  • Nature
  • Some limited free parking

4. Henrietta Park (Henrietta Road, BA2 6LY)

  • Suitable 2 -15
  • Cycling for smaller ones off road
  • Picnics
  • Walking
  • Shade
  • Pool & fountain in quiet area (beware smaller children)
  • Nature
  • Accessible
  • On street parking

5. Royal Victoria Park (Marlborough Lane BA1 2NQ)

  • This is the biggest park and Bath and quite rightly deserves its royal title.
  • Suitable 2 – 15 with distinct age appropriate areas
  • 57 acre green city haven
  • Golf course
  • Bowling
  • Botanical Garden
  • Great visibility, although large
  • Swings
  • Climbing frames
  • Zip wires
  • Skatepark
  • Toilet & Café (toilets require 20p)
  • Time limited free parking
  • Picnics
  • Accessible
  • Ice cream van
  • Nature
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