Looking for things to do with the family over half term? From literary afternoon teas and free ice cream to guided walking tours, here are some ideas to help you Escape the Everyday and plan a great day out in Bath.
Remember to book in advance and check directly with businesses for latest reopening updates.
A Weekend of Free Creativity at The Holburne Museum
To mark the 10th anniversary of The Holburne Museum’s extension by architect Eric Parry, they are inviting you to join them for some creative activities led by inspiring local artists. These mini-workshops are free to attend but make sure you book in advance.
Take a Trip With Bath Adventures
Let Bath Adventures show you a new side to the city with their themed walking tours, which include the Sights and Sounds of Bridgerton, Ghost Hunters and a Silent Disco. They also do boat trips and river cruises, if you fancy taking to the water and seeing Bath from a different angle.
Shoephoria! at Fashion Museum Bath
See an incredible collection of 350 pairs of shoes in the Fashion Museum’s latest exhibition, Shoephoria!, which traces the evolution of shoe style over the past 300 years. Those on show include red velvet mules from the 1690s and shoes belonging to Queen Mary and Queen Victoria, through to modern designs by the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Manolo Blahnik. Read more about fashionable Bath here.
Free Ice Cream for Kids at American Museum & Gardens
The American Museum & Gardens has a bank holiday treat in store for little ones. To celebrate it now being on sale in the café, they’ll be giving away a free Marshfield scoop ice cream to every child who visits on 31st May. Book tickets to explore the museum and its beautiful grounds now and then collect your ice cream voucher on arrival.
Wind in the Willows Afternoon Tea at Woolley Grange Hotel
This special afternoon tea menu at Woolley Grange Hotel – a Jacobean manor house hotel in Bradford-on-Avon – is inspired by Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic. You can even tuck into Mr Toad’s homemade scone, Badger’s chocolate and berry swiss roll, and more of the characters’ favourite dishes.
Kids' Cookery Classes at The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School
School holiday classes are back at the renowned Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School, based in the centre of Bath. This half term, kids can learn how to whip up delicious patisserie, macaroons, Thai dishes or Italian dishes.
Board the Brick Express at Avon Valley Railway
The popular Brick Express is making a return at Avon Valley Railway. Kids are given a box of bricks once on board, which they can get creative with during the journey and take home afterwards. Inspiration will be on hand from Bristol-based Lego group ‘GertLUG’, who’ll be exhibiting their latest creations.
Join In With the Festival of Nature
Get involved with in-person and online events during the UK’s largest free celebration of nature, which runs from 5th to 12th June. Get creative through nature-based activities, hear from local ‘Voices of Nature’ through video and audio content, attend outdoor talks, and much more.
Discover Why an F1 Car Doesn’t Fly at Haynes International Motor Museum
As part of its Williams F1: The Drivers and The Driven exhibition, Haynes International Motor Museum has a wind tunnel activity that reveals why an F1 car stays on the track and why it doesn’t take off like an aeroplane. You’ll be able to check it out from Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June between 10am and 2pm.