Kids will love the places to visit in Bath this summer all tried and tested by Family Traveller’s Katie Amps and her children.
One of the best places to visit in Bath for starstruck kids
If all the world’s a stage, get kids prepped this summer with workshops at Bath’s children’s theatre, The Egg. More watching than doing? Then catch July performances of The Snail and The Whale or The Bookbinder, just the thing for young critics aged four and over to cut their teeth on.
Monster Fun: Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein
Want to know more about the life and times of the first female science fiction writer? Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein is the place for that. And if kids need more thrills, then you can all put The Escape Room to the test.
Roman Holiday: the sort of spa day kids love
The Roman Baths are the granddaddy of all spas, but that doesn’t stop them going all out to win over families. This summer, younger kids can follow Hoot the Owl on activity trails that reveal the secrets of Roman Life and older ones get to explore along with a free audio guide read by Michael Rosen. Any questions? Just ask someone in a historic costume, they’re happy to help.
Green Day: Bath is big on outdoor space
Royal Victoria Park is one of the best places to visit in Bath with a picnic. Sydney Gardens by the Holburne Museum has a new play area. And for some real summer magic, find fairy doors, rope swings and den building at Rainbow Woods.
Getting Around: the easiest ways to explore Bath with kids
Bath packs a lot into quite a small space which makes it a very walkable city. Although short and sweet boat trips around the best places to visit in Bath are fun with kids too, and you only need a
spare 25 minutes. But, if you like to keep things really fluid, buy a hop-on-hop-off Tootbus family ticket and do Bath, all day, in your own time.
Catch of the day: where to go for lunch in Bath
Has Bath made fish & chips its thing? The Scallop Shell says yes, with a cantina vibe, outdoor deck and anything on their main menu in kid-size portions. One of the best places to visit in Bath for lunch, try their fish cakes, fresh and flaky cod or the catch of the day straight from early morning UK coastal markets.
Swanky sleepovers: one day in Bath not enough?
Are you thinking summer city break with grandparents? That’s what Katie did with a grand sleepover at 12 Paragon. A Grade I Listed townhouse, this beauty sits on one of Bath’s prettiest streets and has six bedrooms. It’s also packed with gorgeous period features, but that doesn’t stop it having a smart new kitchen and a roof terrace, with long views over Bath.
Cute cottages more your thing?
Try Primrose Cottage, tucked into the historic Artisan District. Clearly designed by someone with great taste, this cute two bedroom house surrounds you with paintings and books. But as it’s summer, there’s a garden too.