May Half Term
Whether you’re visiting Bath for the Bank Holiday weekend or seeking out activities for the kids over May Half Term week (Saturday 27th May–Sunday 4th June), there’s lots going on in Bath to keep the whole family entertained.
Find Family Fun at a Festival
The Bath Festival is a new 10 day multi-arts festival packed with live music, leading authors and lots of family fun. The festival begins with Party in the City on Friday 19th May, which is Bath’s biggest night of free music! Don’t miss Kid Carpet, a ‘Super Mega Rockin’ Rock Show’ at the egg theatre, with four performances running during the festival. The festival runs until Sunday 28th May, with a Family Arts Day at Parade Gardens closing the celebrations.
Bath Fringe Festival (26th May-11th June), features theatre, dance, music, comedy and a children’s festival, there will be something on offer for the whole family to enjoy.
Go on an Adventure
There is plenty to see and do at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, less than half an hour’s drive from Bath. Tire the kids out with a fun-filled day of adventure, nature and animal interaction, set in 50 acres of beautiful countryside. Activities for children include five big slides, an outdoor play area and a 1¼ mile junior assault course.
Join Tractor Ted for his ‘Big Machines Weekend’ at Bowood, 27th-29th May. Activities include tractor and trailer rides, Tractor Ted’s bouncy castle and entry to Tractor Ted’s little farm. The event is set to be great fun for young children (and their parents too!)
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park will be overrun with all things insectile over May Half Term, where you’ll have the chance to meet some marvellous monsters! Longleat are celebrating the amazing world of insects, aiming to highlight the softer side of bugs and the vital role they play in keeping our planet alive. Visitors will be able to enjoy hands-on encounters with a variety of living insects and come face to face with giant animatronic bugs.
It’s Kids’ Discovery Week at Haynes International Motor Museum over May Half Term. Working as a family of amateur detectives, your task will be to go on a variety of missions, reporting back to HQ with the information you have collected. This is a great way to explore the museum and education centre, as well as getting hands on with artefacts from our motoring past and present.
Discover Bath’s Heritage
Discover the Roman Baths, one of the most popular attractions in the UK. Not only can you walk among some of the best preserved Roman remains in the world, you can also explore treasures in the interactive museum. Special audio guides are also available for children, narrated by famous children’s novelist and poet Michael Rosen.
The whole family can learn about contemporary and historic fashion at the Fashion Museum. The museum has replica historical dresses, coats, hats and bonnets for adults and children to try on and experience wearing Georgian and Victorian fashions. To celebrate the museum’s Lace in Fashion exhibition, your family can also try designing their own lace. Use the simple design tool to create and share your own lace pattern, which will then be added to the museum’s lace design gallery.
Visiting Bath by Train
One of the easiest ways to travel to the city is by train. Bath is a short 90 minute train ride from London, and with Bath Spa train station at the city centre, you’ll end your journey in prime position to explore! Book your tickets with VisitBath’s travel partner Great Western Railway.