6 Activities for Families This Summer
If you’re looking for things to do in and around Bath this summer, we’ve put together six fun and fascinating activities for all families. The centre of Bath is only a 20-minute drive from Toghill House Farm.
- Summer Craft Days at Beckford’s Tower & Museum
Beckford’s Tower & Museum, Lansdown Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 9BH
28.07.22/4.08.22/11.08.22/18.08.22/25.08.22 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
This free event is perfect for bored little ones this summer, without breaking the bank. Running every Thursday, these drop-in craft sessions are for children aged 5 years+ with no need to book. Each session has a dedicated activity including making towers, designing your own coat of arms, making your own storybook, print-making towers, and matchbox treasure drawers. All materials are provided and free to take home to proudly show off the latest creation. More information can be found on the Beckford’s Tower and Museum website.
- Summer Sundays: Free family Pop-Up Astronomy Event
15 New Bond Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1BA
07.08.22 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Herschel Museum, Herschel Society and Bath Astronomers on August 7th to learn about the ingenious Herschel Family of astronomers, who revolutionised the way we view space and astronomy in the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is hosting solar astronomy-themed activities that are great for little and big would-be astronomers a-like. This free event requires no booking, simply turn up on the day. More information can be found on the Herschel Museum website.
- Bath Comic Con and Gaming Festival
University Of Bath, Claverton Down Rd, Claverton Down, Combe Down, Bath BA2 7AY
20.08.22 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
If you and your family are huge TV and film fans, Bath Comic Con is a great way to spend a day in Bath. Located on the Bath University campus, the event promises fun activities, gamins, cosplay, prop photo-ops and so much more. Children aged 13 years and under must be accompanied by an adult, with all under 16s highly recommended to be accompanied by an adult. This event does require a paid ticket and prices, more information can be found on the Bath Comic Con and Gaming Festival’s Facebook page.
- Come Out & Play at Prior Park Landscape Garden
Prior Park, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH
21.07.22 – 04.09.22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get up and out with the kids this summer holidays at Bath’s very own Prior Park. The historic garden is hosting eight different physical challenges across the site, centred around the theme of ‘come out & play.’ Activities include keeping your balance, reaching the top, and beast your best. This event is totally free, with no need to book. For more information visit the National Trust website.
- Summer Holidays at Dyrham Park
Dryham Park, Dyrham, near Bath, South Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY
21.07.22 – 04.09.22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entertain the kids this summer holiday at Bath’s very own Dryham Park. The 270-acre is hosting eight different physical challenges across the site, centred around the theme of ‘come out & play.’ Activities include keeping your balance, hitting the target, and skipping and jumping. This event is totally free, with no need to book. For more information visit the National Trust website.
- Beyond Beastly: Creatures Natural and Imagines at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.
16-18 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HN
9.04.22 – 1.10.22 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution invite you to meet some familiar and not-so-familiar fantastical creatures taken from the pages of great historical books and boxes of specimens in a new and exciting exhibition. The exhibition is open to everyone and is free to attend. For more information check out the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution website.