Spring days out in Bath (1)

Spring days out in Bath – Bath City Farm

10th March 2022

Planning a spring day trip to Bath when the weather’s a little brighter? Visit Bath City Farm, a perfect day out for families with children of all ages. 

You’ll find Bath City Farm on a hillside above Twerton, in the south west of Bath and offering fabulous views across the city. It’s run by a charity and aims to benefit the local community, with a range of fun events, workshops and educational activities. 

These include a relaxing weekly Grow It, Cook It Gardening group, Feathered Friends chicken-cuddling session with tea and cake for over 60s, and a weekly Farm Club for 5–11-year-olds. The Farm also hosts regular school visits, toddler activity sessions and wellbeing activities. You can find out what’s on here

If it’s your first visit, there’s lots to see and do at Bath City Farm. It’s a working farm, with an on-site café and a farm shop, where you can pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and farm-reared meat produced on the farm. And opening soon is a newly built indoor café, perfect for sheltering with a cuppa on those rainy days. 

You can also explore the farm through a choice of trails, including a history trail and a brilliant nature trail. This one-mile interactive route passes through woodlands, wildflower meadows and a wildlife pond. There’s even a tree house at the end! The kids can let off steam in the Fort play area, while you enjoy a picnic on the benches nearby. 

Meet the animals

One of the main attractions at Bath City Farm for children are its adorable farm animals. The beautiful 37-acre site is home to ponies, goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens and rabbits.

You and the little ones can meet and learn about a huge variety of animal breeds, including Pygmy goats, Shetland ponies, Gloucester Old Spot pigs, Dexter cattle and a range of chicken and duck breeds. 

The animals are kept according to the highest welfare standards, and some are bred for their meat – which you can buy at the Bath City Farm shop. The farm aims to educate people about where their food comes from, and champion sustainable, local food production where possible. 

Key visitor info

Here are all the essentials you need to know to plan a family trip to Bath City Farm in 2022:

  • Location

Bath City Farm is near Twerton, just a 30-minute bus ride from Bath Spa railway station and a 10-minute drive from the centre of Bath. You can also walk there on the Two Tunnels Greenway. Stay at one of our Bath city centre apartments and you’ll get parking included, so you can head out on as many day trips into the beautiful Somerset countryside as you like!

  • Opening times

The Farm is currently open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. The on-site café may have different opening hours. 

  • Price

It’s completely free to visit Bath City Farm, although donations to support the running of the farm are gratefully received.