School holidays in Bath – a roundup of 7 of the best things to do

29 March 2016

At this time of year, Bath is simply bursting with fun things to do. This holiday though, it’s not all about the kids. Here’s our roundup of the 10 best things to see and do for adults, kids, families and couples:

  1. Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea at the Pump Room. Both adults and kids will be charmed by this fun take on Bath’s traditional afternoon tea, available throughout the school holidays. Adults can enjoy the champagne version of this Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea in the heart of the city, while kids will love the Queen of Hearts jam tarts, ‘drink me’ milkshakes and ‘eat me’ cupcakes.
  2. Easter Art Camp at the Holburne Museum. Led by an experienced team of artists and with many of the activities inspired by the Museum’s current collections and exhibitions, this is a great way to park the kids for the day while you explore the city. They will absolutely love it too, with lots of creative fun and games to enjoy, and plenty of masterpieces to put on the fridge when you get home.
  3. Create an Easter Garden at Wells Cathedral. This is an exciting free event for adults, families and children held at the majestic Wells Cathedral on 6th April, between 11am and 1pm. It’s a ‘Have a Go’ holiday workshop where you can create your very own Easter garden.
  4. Bath Comedy Festival. This incredibly popular festival runs conveniently during the Easter holidays, from the 1st -10th It’s the 8th annual Bath Comedy Festival and has over 100 events on the bill, including Peter Richardson showing his new Comic Strip Presents, performances from famous comics Lucy Porter, Sean Hughes, Mark Dolan and Mark Watson, as well as a host of new and exciting local talent.
  5. Grayson Perry at the Victoria Art Gallery. Art fans have until 10th April to catch Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery, so get your skates on or you’ll miss out!
  6. Wild Wednesdays at Bath Skyline. This is one of the best activities for adults and kids of all ages in the whole of the city, but it’s still one of Bath’s best-kept secrets. Meet at the east end of Long Wood in Bath every Wednesday for fun, creative activities inspired by nature – it’s a great way to spend time as a family and in the fresh air, enjoying some of Bath’s best natural attractions.
  7. The gardens at Bath Priory. It’s the start of spring – experience it in all of its glory at the beautiful green, flower-filled gardens of Bath Priory and Ston Easton Park.

If you’re visiting Bath these school holidays, it’s not too late to arrange your accommodation. Bath Holiday Rentals has a wide range of properties spread throughout the city, so get in touch to find out what’s available near the attractions you want to visit.