Whether you’re looking for ways to enjoy a four-day weekend off work, or trying to work out how to keep the kids busy during the Easter school holidays, Bath has lots to offer this Easter...
Family fun this Easter
Events for the whole family
Bath’s wonderful and varied museums are putting on a number of different activities for children and the whole family this Easter.
Get creative at the Holburne Museum decorating eggs and making a dancing puppet, discover the story behind the famous Chinese rabbit at the Museum of East Asian Art, try on Georgian costumes at No.1 Royal Crescent, eggshaust the little ones on an egg hunt at Haynes Motor Museum and enjoy an Easter Afternoon Tea and special treasure hunt at Woolley Grange Hotel where every child wins a prize!
Things to do with the family
Bath and the surrounding area is home to many great family attractions, perfect for exploring this Easter. The American Museum in Britain and the Roman Baths are both very well-tailored towards children, and Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park or Bowood are great places for kids to let off some steam. Adventure deeper into Somerset and experience Cheddar Gorge and Caves, or cross the border into Wiltshire and explore Longleat’s excellent Safari Park where giant animatronic tarantulas, beetles, ladybirds and bees have taken over!
Celebrate Easter at Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey is one of the city’s finest historic sites and is where the first King of England was crowned in 973. Today, children are invited to learn about the Easter story through a number of interactive experiences. Book directly with Bath Abbey for £2.50.
A slap up roast dinner
Of course, we can’t talk about Easter without thinking about roast dinner, and roast lamb is probably the most popular Easter Sunday tradition! If you’re looking for the perfect place to book your big family roast dinner in Bath, our Ultimate Guide to Roast Dinners is a great place to start, or browse all of Bath’s fantastic pubs to discover more.
Making the most of your Easter Bank Holiday weekend
If the races are your scene, make sure to head to Bath Racecourse for their best ever race day this Easter bank holiday for their Good Friday Racing event.
The 9th annual Bath Comedy Festival is the biggest and best ever and is full to the rafters with side splitting stand up from the biggest household names and the best up and coming stars, as well as cabaret, dining experiences, boozy wine trails and even a pop up theatre bus too.
Don’t forget to explore all of Bath’s excellent attractions, or read our guide to 8 things you haven’t done in Bath to get some more ideas for new experiences you can enjoy this Easter in Bath.
It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate
Bespoke selection box from Charlotte Brunswick
Pick and choose from a variety of extraordinary chocolates from Charlotte Brunswick Chocolates and create your perfect chocolate box. All the chocolates are inspired by Charlotte’s original 18th century recipes which revolutionised Bath’s chocolate scene in the Georgian era.
Become a master chocolatier at The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School
Embark on a delicious two day journey through the ancient art of chocolate making with the Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School. You’ll master the technique of tempering, and create your very own pralines and caramels. Take away your couture creations after the course, and we’d completely understand if you don’t want to share them!
Sample some small batch gourmet chocolate from Seven Hills
Seven Hills specialise in high quality, gourmet chocolate bars (much bigger than your average “bar”) created in a small village just outside Bath. There are many flavour combinations to agonise over, but some of our favourites are; milk chocolate with toasted pistachio and cinnamon, dark chocolate and raspberry or milk chocolate with Maldon sea salt, which can all be bought at the Visitor Information Centre or Green Park Market. Look out for their special box of Easter eggs too.
Stay the weekend
VisitBath work with the finest hotels, B&B’s and self-catering apartments in Bath and surrounding areas, so why not browse our accommodation and spend the whole Easter weekend (14th–16th April) in Bath?
What's more, Great Western Railway are offering 50% off advance single fares between 3rd and 30th April, when booked online with a Family & Friends Railcard - with Bath just a 90 minute train journey from London, there's never been a better time to visit.