Life’s a beach in Bath

Discover what life was like in eighteenth-century Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent. Lighten things up at Bath on the Beach, with hammocks, cabanas, cocktails and ice cream. Vulture the culture at Victoria Art Gallery, book a spa package at the Thermae Baths, or take an open-top bus tour and see everything in bite-sized chunks.

Country kids

Join Agent Templeton on The Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail. Step into the world of Ancient Rome at the historic Roman Baths. Or pop to the Bath Postal Museum, delivering a great opportunity to learn all about the history of the postal service and communication through the ages.

Take an open-top bus tour and hop off at Bath Abbey to learn about saints, sinners, kings and queens from Anglo-Saxon times. Alight again for Jane Austen’s favourite haunt, Beechen Cliff, or get the whole story at the Jane Austen Centre. And don’t miss the Roman Baths or the Terrace Walk, lined with Victorian statues.
Enjoy 18 holes of fun golf over rushing waterways and waterfalls, with the Royal Crescent as a backdrop, at Victoria Falls. Hire Thames skiffs, Canadian canoes or punts for a day’s jaunt on the water. Watch out for kingfishers, herons and otters. Or take an electric boat down the Kennet Canal. Who said electricity and water don’t mix?
Visit Bath City Farm to plunder the café and farm shop, invade the toddlers’ play area, follow the nature trails and see ‘The Crater’, an old bomb crater now used for outdoor performances. Meet animals such as miniature Shetland ponies Dougie and Dougal, Dexter cattle, chickens, ducks, and Soay and Wiltshire Horn sheep.

Happy hens

Welcome to Bath, one of the UK’s top destinations for hen-based fun and frolics. Mix it up with the best of them with a cocktail masterclass at The Botanist. Or book a spa package at Thermae Bath Spa, including access to the indoor Minerva pool and open-air rooftop pool.

Head to Tempo Escape Rooms and use your wits to solve the puzzles and get out inside the hour. Naked life drawing your thing? Contact Butler Bookings and find out. Raise the taste stakes with a little wine-tasting from Le Vignoble complemented by continental tapas.

Chill out at Bath Yoga Studio. Unleash your creative side with pottery painting at Crockadoodledoo. Enjoy the thrill of the race and back a nag at Bath Racecourse. Or book a private dining experience at Cappadocia Mediterranean Restaurant, The Circus or Clayton’s Kitchen.

Ready to hit the town? Light it up at Zero/Zero, a hopping nightspot featuring guest DJs and serving cocktails, beer and wine. Club the night away at The Second Bridge Cellar, with three bars, neon lighting and leather seating. Or hit Khoosoosi, a neon-lit nightclub and bar in vaulted cellars with a terrace overlooking the weir.

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