Whether you’re raising money for charity or just want to start the new year on a health kick, avoiding alcohol by way of Dry January doesn’t have to keep you inside this month. We’ve put together five of the best ways to spend a booze-free January in Bath, from learning a new skill to getting active…
1. Mix it up with Mocktails
Don’t feel like you have to pass on nights out during Dry January – Bath’s fabulous selection of cocktail bars all offer delicious mocktails too. Sub 13’s Brazilian Martini, a tempting concoction of passionfruit, pineapple, cloudy apple juice, vanilla and sugar, plus Circo Bar and Vino Vino's offerings, mean you won’t have to forgo your favourite tipple.
2. See a Show
Make an evening of it by booking to see a show at one of Bath’s many theatres. Get your fix of musicals with the legendary Blood Brothers, showing at the Theatre Royal from 16th—20th January, and the Olivier award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, from 22nd—24th January.
3. Pedal Power
If your aim for Dry January is to get out of the pub and into the fresh air, get on your bike and cycle around Bath. The Two Tunnels Greenway, a picturesque four-mile path running through Linear Park on the south side of the city to the Tucking Mill viaduct, features the longest cycling tunnel in the country, home to interactive light and sound installations. The Bristol to Bath Railway Path is another route perfect for an afternoon of dodging the blustery January showers!
4. Learn Something New
Why not use your free time away from the pub or bar by learning a new skill? Spend an afternoon Julia Davey on one of their regular craftyworkshops, or get stuck in at the Simi's Kitchen and whip up your own tasty Persian dishes at Simi's Kitchen.
5. Enjoy Live Sport
Get your kicks from live sport, whether that's cheering on the jockeys at Bath Racecourse, supporting the team at Bath City Football Club, or kicking back at Bath Rugby Club. Warm up afterwards in one of Bath's many tearooms - you deserve a treat!