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Bath is a city filled with fun activities, guaranteed to keep all ages entertained. And with plenty of family-friendly accommodation and places to eat too, it’s safe to say that this heritage city is most definitely a family affair.
From children's audio guides and costumed characters at the Roman Baths to a safari adventure at Longleat, you'll find plenty of family-friendly things to do in Bath and the surrounding area.
If you're looking for a great place to dine out that the whole family will enjoy, Bath has you covered.
For a quick bite to eat, choose from a wide selection of cafés serving soups and sandwiches, croissants and cake, or even a tasty afternoon tea.
Alternatively, you can enjoy a relaxed meal at one of the city's gastropubs, serving heaty homemade dishes and pub classics, be transported across the globe by restaurants offering international cuisines, or tuck into pizza, burgers or chicken from one of the city's casual restaurants.
Bath plays host to an extensive schedule of family-friendly events, including Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival.
The annual Bath Children's Literature Festival features ten days of talks, signings, activities and workshops promising to inspire and intrigue young and old alike in a range of venues, from The Guildhall to The Forum.
Taking to the streets in July, Bath Carnival features an exciting street procession of colourful costumes, vibrant dance and dynamic music, as well as a free Party in the Park, with music, workshops, kids' activities and plenty of food and drink.
During school holidays, you'll find a wonderful schedule of family-friendly activities at the city's museums, offering children the chance to dress up in period costume and create their own artwork.
Many of the city's hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and self-catering properties offer special touches to ensure the perfect stay for the whole family.
Woolley Grange Hotel offers a warm welcome to families, with award-winning children's facilities including the Woolley Bears Den, an Ofsted-registered crèche.
At Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, families can make use of The Hideaway, which offers activities for all ages, along with a crafts room, games room, wet playroom, role-play room and quiet area for story time.
There's plenty to keep the kids entertained at Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, with a host of games, swim sessions, flexible mealtimes and complimentary access to Bowood House & Gardens during the open season.