10 Top things to do in Bath with kids {which adults will love too}

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Bath is a great city to visit and enjoy the sights. Just wandering the streets in the centre and soaking up the Georgian atmosphere is a delight. We have rounded up our 10 Top things to do in Bath with kids from the fun to the cultural (and check out our Rainy day activities labelled below too.

10 Top things to do in Bath with kids

1. No 1 Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent in Bath is one of the city’s most beautiful architectural gems. Built between 1767 and 1774 it is one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the UK. The lawns out the front of the buildings are private but there’s a large park beyond that which is perfect for picnic, ball playing and running off steam. To really appreciate the crescent head to No 1 Royal Crescent, a wonderful museum which is set up as life would have been in the late 18th century. There’s a fun trail for kids and engaging props to interact with as you make your way through the rooms. It’s a wonderful place to really get an insight in to Bath during this exciting period.

Rainy day activity.

http://no1royalcrescent.org.uk/

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2. Eat buns at Sally Lunns

You shouldn’t visit Bath without stopping in at Sally Lunns, the famous bun shop. They have been serving their sweet breads since the 17th century so it’s fair to say they have perfected their technique. You can take the buns away or sit in for lunch here too. It’s also set in one of the oldest buildings in Bath (built in 1482) so the perfect place to enjoy the history of Bath too.

Rainy day activity.

http://www.sallylunns.co.uk/

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3. Burn off steam in Royal Victoria Park

Royal Victoria park is an amazing playground for kids. It is absolutely huge and jam packed with play equipment for all ages – right up to skate ramps for older kids. Named after Queen Victoria who officially opened the park in 1830 when she was 11 years old it also houses the city’s botanical gardens, mini golf, tennis courts and at Christmas time an ice rink. There is so much to do here and definitely worth a visit.

4. Bath City Farm

A little out of the city centre Bath City Farm is the sweetest place. Filled with all types of farm animals this is also somewhere that works to support disadvantaged people in the local community by giving them education, training and therapeutic activities to take part in. Set over 37 acres and with a lovely cafe it’s the perfect place to bring younger children with great views down over the city. Admission is free but donations welcome.

http://bathcityfarm.org.uk/

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5. The American Museum

Bath’s American Museum is the only museum of Americana outside of the USA and takes you on a journey through the history of the country from the early settlers through to modern times.There are fun activities and trails for kids to take part in and a wonderful cafe to enjoy cake afterwards.

Rainy day activity.

https://americanmuseum.org/

6. Roman Baths

You simply cannot visit Bath without exploring the Roman Baths, the most famous of sites in the city. They are firmly on the tourist trail but they are there for a reason and really are wonderful. The Baths have got a brilliant audio guide especially for children as well as fun activities for them to do throughout the museum to really bring the space alive. This really is a must-see for all the family.

https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/

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7. Go for a fun swim

There is an amazing council run swimming pool just off the city centre complete with water slide, toys and floats. For those times when you just want some total child-led fun this is the place to head to.

Rainy day activity.

https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/banes/bath-sports-and-leisure-centre/swimming-pools

8. Get creative at the Makery

The Makery is a wonderful place to visit right in the centre of the city in the maze of twisting back lanes. This is a great place to get creative and they have some really fun craft workshops on for kids (and adults) throughout the year.

Rainy day activity.

https://themakery.co.uk

9. Explore Bath by its waterways on a canal boat.

Bath is surrounded by canals and as part of the waterways of Great Britain you can take a canalboat from the city right across the country. There are plenty of day trip boats available if you’re looking for a shorter, more leisurely way to spend a sunny day and you can also hire out kayaks and canoes to see the city from a really different perspective. You can read all about our canal boat trip from Bath to Bradford on Avon here.

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10. Head to the theatre

Bath has lots going on year round in its theatres from an amazing Literary Festival every year to great shows at the Theatre Royal Bath and even a dedicated theatre space for kids at the Egg. Definitely check out listing before you travel to enjoy some world-class theatre in the city.

http://bathfestivals.org.uk/childrens-literature/, http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ & http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3030/the-egg

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Check out more of our reviews around Bath here and we have lots more of our ‘Top 10 things to do in…” in our series here.

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