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Summer Activities in Bath

There's something for everyone in Bath this summer with so much fun to be had around the city. Check out our expert pick of the best summer fun activities to try in Bath and enjoy a hot summer filled with memorable moments in Bath.

From classic summer sports to leisurely exercise, we run down some of our favourite ways to spend summer in Bath...

Boozy Day Session in Bath

Boozy Day Session in Bath

Where to visit: Sub 13, Sleight Bar, Abbey Hotel, Slug and Lettuce, Revolution Bath and many more.

About: Bath is the perfect setting for a summer day sesh with friends, making it a brilliant adult-only summer activity to enjoy in the city. 

Bath is besotted with a bounty of brilliant cocktail and gin bars including an array of outdoor venues that allow you to enjoy delicious cocktails with the whole group on a sunny day out in Bath.

Get out in the city this summer and make the most of the sunny weather with a cocktail - or two - in hand at Bath's creative cocktail bars.

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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.

Cake-filled Afternoon Tea

Cake-filled Afternoon Tea

Where to visit: Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, DoubleTree by Hilton, Abbey Hotel, and many more.

About: Bath is well-known for its variety of quintessentially British afternoon tea establishments, but have you visited any of them yet? For a summer activity filled with sweet cakes, finger sandwiches, and of course champagne, then afternoon tea in Bath is your only choice!

Book a table at some of our favourite afternoon spots in Bath and spend a day out this summer nestled in luxury and surrounded by an outstanding array of expertly-crafted afternoon tea goodies. 

The perfect summer activity for foodies visiting Bath.

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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.

Tour The Roman Baths

Tour The Roman Baths

Where to visit: Roman Baths

About: The Roman Baths are one of our city's most popular tourist attractions, bringing in over 1 million visitors per year! 

Explore the ancient history of Bath's Roman generation and take a tour of this magnificent museum that boasts a mix of indoor and outdoor areas to explore, including the mesmerising outdoor bath that is still fully-functional!

If you're visiting Bath seeking out a summer activity that will entertain the whole family then look no further!

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Play Boules

Play Boules

Often dismissed as a game for the elderly, boules is suddenly at the height of cool - the popular French game looks set to be one of the trendiest sports of summer 2022!

The game is easy to pick up, easy to play, and enjoyable even if you're a novice.

Whether you play in a shady back garden with a glass of Pimms or on one of Bath's boules courts, you're guaranteed to have plenty of summer fun.

For more information about boules in Bath click here.

Head Out For a Picnic

Head Out For a Picnic

Where to visit: Parade Gardens, Bath Skyline, Sydney Gardens, Royal Victoria Park and many more.

About: Nothing quite says summer has arrived like a picnic out in the park, and Bath has tons of great picnic areas to visit around the city making for a great summers day outdoors in Bath. 

Visit Bath's best picnic spots HERE and spend your summer in the city relaxing in our beautiful parks with a glass in hand alongside your own homemade feast.

Don't break the bank with this summer acitivity and enjoy a beautiful picnic at some of Bath's most amazing parks and open spaces.

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Splash Out On a Shopping Trip

Splash Out On a Shopping Trip

Where to visit: SouthGate Bath, Milsom Place, Walcot Street, and more.

About: Grab your handbag and get ready for a day out shopping in Bath as you shop till you drop this summer at Bath's city centre shopping district. 

For a summer activity filled with the best fashion that 2022 has to offer, then a day out shopping with friends is the ideal choice for those visiting Bath over the coming months.

Find out more about the shopping areas around Bath HERE.

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Play a Game of Golf

Play a Game of Golf

Eighteen holes of golf mean at least a couple of hours spent outdoors, with plenty of fresh air and sunshine.

If you're looking for somewhere to play a couple of holes, Bath Approach Golf Course has some of best practice facilities in Somerset; the course provides a challenge for all standards of golfer - from beginners to international-standard players.

So next time the sun shines over Bath pull out the plaid, dig out your visor and hit the fairways.

Grab an Ice Cream

Grab an Ice Cream

Where to visit: Real Italian Ice Cream Co

About: Cool down from the summer heat by grabbing yourself a refreshing ice cream from one of Bath's mouth-watering Italian ice cream spots and enjoy delicious creamy ice cream without ever leaving the city centre.

If you're spending the day exploring everything that Bath has to offer then make sure to grab yourself an ice cream on your trip and relax in the summer sun with a fantastic ice cream that will make you the envy of everyone that you pass.

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