Grand Georgian architecture, ancient Roman history and natural hot springs draw thousands of visitors to Bath each year. The World Heritage spa city is nestled in the Avon Valley, surrounded by picture perfect rolling hills and quaint villages.
Famed as a relaxing holiday spot for centuries, there are loads of attractions for families in Bath, and some great child-friendly restaurants too. So, BabyBreaks has selected some of the best things to do outdoor with your children, from petting farms to playgrounds. The whole family is sure to fall in love with this beautiful city.
1. Bath City Farm
Families in Bath love this 37 acre working farm, offering a play park, walking trails, farm shop and cafe, and of course, animals to feed and pet! Check their website for up to date activities including a Christmas Craft Fair.
Admission is free, and any donations go towards providing education, training and therapeutic activities to disadvantaged people in the local community.
Address: Kelston View, Bath, BA2 1NW
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
2. Scenic Cruise
Take a leisurely cruise along the Kennet and Avon Canal in a narrowboat, as you admire Bath’s historic architecture and surrounding rural views. Stop off for a bite to eat at a cosy pub, bring your own picnic, or pre-order a gourmet hamper to enjoy on board. This is a lovely outdoor activity for a sunny day.
3. Alice Park
Alice Park is a tranquil spot in the East of the city, with a children’s playground, 6 tennis courts, boules piste and an award winning café. A social hub for local families, there are always things to do, from football coaching and rugby tots to community-based events.
Address: Gloucester Rd, Bath BA1 6EW
Café Opening Hours: 9:15am – 4:30pm (winter) or 5:30pm (summer)
4. Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park
Located between Bath and Bristol, this 90 acre park is perfect for an active family day out. It has extensive indoor and outdoor play areas, animal handling and a riverside trail. Explore on electric quad bikes or jump on the tractor ride and miniature railway – the kids will love it!
Opening hours: 10:00am – 5:30pm
5. Royal Victoria Park
Opened in 1830 by the 11-year-old Princess Victoria, this beautiful park boasts views of the famous Royal Crescent. Its 57 acres include botanic gardens, a mini golf course, and a fantastic playground with climbing frames, zip lines and a skateboard area. Stop for coffee at the Pavilion Café on a summer’s day, or lace up and take to the ice skating rink in winter.
Address: Marlborough Lane, Bath BA1 2NQ
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