There are plenty of things to do in Bath now that there's a chill in the air, the days are shorter, and crunchy, golden leaves are carpeting the ground. Here are seven reasons to visit the city over the next few months...
Celebrate All Things Foodie
Discover autumn flavours in Bath, one of the UK’s best foodie destinations. Savouring Bath offers tours visiting suppliers around the city with their Culinary Comforts and Food Heroes walks.
You can also discover a wide range of cuisine, from Michelin-starred dining at The Olive Tree, to comfort food at newly launched gastropub The Moorfields, located in the Oldfield Park area. Don’t forget our local specialities either, including the famous Sally Lunn bun!
Catch a Movie
FilmBath Festival takes place from 13th to 17th November, and things are slightly different this year. With nine films screening over five nights at the beautiful Green Park Station, you’ll have a stunning selection to choose from, including Nomadland, winner of the Golden Lion at Venice.
Discover more of Bath’s film connections and learn what's been filmed in the city here.
Get Ready for Curtain Up
Theatre Royal Bath is back open, and they have a fantastic series of performances lined up this autumn for their Welcome Back season. Three classic plays will be performed in the socially distanced Main House auditorium, beginning with Pinter’s Betrayal, followed by Copenhagen and Olenna.
Pick a Pumpkin or Two
For a fun-filled family day out, why not go pumpkin picking near Bath? The Pumpkin Picking Patch in Newton St Loe, a short drive from the city centre, is open at weekends until 31st October with a range of activities to complement the 70,000 pumpkins across the 15-acre site. Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park’s Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch is also open until 31st October, with special pumpkin patch nights too.
Soak up the Spa Water
As the nights draw in, what better way to spend an evening than at Thermae Bath Spa, watching the sun set over the glorious landscaped hills? There’s nothing like feeling the early chill of the autumn air on your face as you’re immersed in the steaming thermal waters!
Get Arty and Be Inspired
The first exhibition to survey Grayson Perry’s earliest works, this exhibition at The Holburne Museum re-introduces the explosive and creative works he made between 1982 and 1994. These ground-breaking ‘lost’ pots are reunited for the first time in Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years, to focus on the formative years of one of Britain’s most recognisable artists.
Step Back in Time for Some Glamour
The American Museum & Gardens is running its most glamorous exhibition yet, Night & Day: 1930’s Fashion and Photographs, organised by the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London. From couture to classic, there are dresses and outfits galore, plus fabulous 1930’s photography, which encapsulates the era evoking the Golden Age of Hollywood.