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World Heritage Day

Sydney Gardens
copyright Traditional Fair


Join us to celebrate Bath's 'World Heritage Site' status on Sunday 13th April 2014 at Sydney Gardens, one of the country's last surviving 18th century pleasure gardens, from 12.00-16.00.  World Heritage Day is organised by Bath and North East Somerset Council in association with Bath Preservation Trust.  Running alongside the 'Explosive Easter Eggstravaganza' at the Holburne Museum will be free events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

• Swingboat rides for children under 10

• Supervised tree climbing with the Council's Parks Team

• Guided walks of the Sydney Gardens area with the Mayor's Honorary Guides at 12.30, 13.30 and 14.30

• Take a stroll with a Georgian character and help paint a large scale 'painting by numbers' scene of Sydney Gardens

• Traditional games to play and the chance to dress up as a Georgian

• Listen to traditional music played by Bath City Jubilee Waits

• Get crafty and make a mobile to take home

• Learn more about the history of the area, and exciting future plans for Sydney Gardens

• Find out from the experts about the history and restoration of the Kennet and Avon Canal

• Visit Cleveland Pools and talk to a guide about plans to restore the Georgian lido

Also, the Holburne Museum will have a 'giant egg roll' and free science and art activities inspired by the volcanoes and experiments painted by Joseph Wright of Derby in the 18th Century. Elsewhere in Bath, you can visit Southcot Burial Ground (off bottom of Lyncombe Hill in Widcombe) to do a Tree Sprite Trail with Bath Preservation Trust (11.00-15.00).  At the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in New King Street, children will receive free admission on the day and can make their own cardboard fashion dolls.

If you require somewhere to stay whilst visiting for this event, please go to the Accommodation section of our website. This will provide you with an online booking service for accommodation in Bath and the surrounding area. Alternatively, contact our personal accommodation booking service: + 44 (0) 844 847 5256.

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