Things to Do in Bath with Kids

Bath is best known for its rich historical treasures, unparalleled architecture and for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While all that might light a fire under the average adult, history and architecture are not typically things that get kids excited. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of things to do in Bath that will have your youngsters hopping with joy. Below we’re going to look at the best things to do in Bath with kids.

6 Things to Do in Bath with Kids

1: Visit the Royal Victoria Park – Just a hop, skip and a jump from The Royal Crescent is the Royal Victoria Park. Jam-packed with playground equipment it’s a great place to take the kids to let them blow off steam. There’s even a mini-golf course so bring everybody and take your time.

2: Ride the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus – Kids love riding in the open upper level of the hop-on hop-off buses. Everyone gets to enjoy uncommon views and fresh air and the kids ride for next to nothing. It’s an excellent way to familiarise yourself with the city before setting out on foot.

3: Visit Bath City Farm – A few minutes outside the city centre is Bath City Farm. If you plan on being in Bath for a few days it’s well worth making a trip to this impressive 37-acre spread with its multitude of farm animals and commanding views of the city. Admission is free, with donations up to you.

4: Take a Canal Boat – Numerous canal boats navigate the city’s waterways. Taking a leisurely cruise on one is an experience neither you nor the kids are likely to forget. Experience life at a slower pace and see the city from a unique and compelling vantage point.

5: Go for a Swim – The local council runs a pool complex right outside the city centre. The kids will love the water slide. Once they’ve had enough of the pool everyone can move indoors for bowling and trampoline action. (Just make sure the kids eat AFTER the trampoline.)

6: The Baths – Kids don’t usually realise how interesting history is until they come face to face with it. While you’re in Bath with the kids make sure you drop by the Roman Baths for which the town is named and watch their faces as they try to take it all in.

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Things to Do With Older Children in Bath

If you are planning a city break in Bath with teenage children, you are going to want to find some different types of things to see and do. A ride on the top deck of a bus followed by a visit to the petting zoo is a great idea if you’re looking for things to do in Bath with kids that are still quite young but it’s unlikely to go down well with teenagers. If your children are interested in more mature pursuits these days, the following daytime and evening activity options are well worth exploring while you are here:

  • Fun Activities with Original Wild – Original Wild is an award-winning adventure company in Bath that organises fun activities for older children and adults. If you think your children might enjoy activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, abseiling and archery, Original Wild can make all of the necessary arrangements for you during your stay in Bath.
  • Candle Pouring Workshops – For arty teenagers and older children who are less enthused about physical activities, attending a local candle-pouring workshop could be an excellent alternative, and one that allows each child to create something beautiful at the end of the day. And if you are looking for things to do in Bath with kids of varying ages, a candle-pouring workshop is definitely well worth considering.
  • VR Party – Active Reality, the South West’s VR specialists, have a location in Bath, where teenage children can enjoy VR parties. Active Reality also organise VR eSports tournaments and other types of competitions, all of which take place in a fully immersive VR environment.

And that’s just a very small sample of the many things to see and do in Bath for teenagers. If you are looking for more ideas, (either for things to do in Bath with kids in general or specifically for teenagers) please feel free to speak to our reception staff when you are staying with us at the Royal Hotel. We look forward to helping you turn your Bath holiday dreams into reality.

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