I love visiting Bath, and we recently spent a great weekend exploring the city, but what about things to do in Bath with kids? If you’re planning to visit Bath with kids, there are plenty of child friendly things to do.
Bath is very accessible with easy links to London, and a great way to travel and enjoy more that the South West has to offer.
A great way to discover a new place and keep the kids entertained at the same time is to invest in an activity trail. A great example is this Bath Treasure Hunt Trail which costs £6.99 but really helps keep the kids amused as you’re walking about the city.
We have used different varieties in the past and found they are great value for money, and often prove very educational at the same time without even trying.
One of the best places to visit in Bath in my opinion is the Roman Baths. I did wonder if the Roman Baths would be suitable for kids, but actually it’s a great place to take them.
Kids get their own audio guide when visiting the Roman Baths. It’s a different narrative to the adult audio guide, based around the stories of Roman characters that visited the Baths.
Bath Postal Museum
A must see in Bath is the Bath Postal Museum is a great place for all the family. The museum shows the history of the post office, how mail was transported in the past through to the present day.
With plenty of interactive activities such as a dressing up box for the kids to use, the Bath Postal Museum is a great place to take the kids.
Bath City Farm
Bath City Farm has plenty to do for the whole family. Admission is free and you can enjoy the trails, play park and amphitheatre. The farm is a working farm so you can expect to see lots of animals including cows, sheep, pigs, goats, ponies and chickens to name a few.
Royal Victoria Park
Royal Victoria Park in Bath is a big crowd puller, and when you visit you’ll understand why. Royal Victoria Park was opened by Queen Victoria when she was 11 years old. There is so much to keep the kids entertained from play areas, a skate park, mini golf and botanical gardens.
On a nice day, you could easily spend a whole day here and not get bored. Take a picnic and let the kids burn off their energy whilst you take in the great scenery that Royal Victoria Park has to offer.
Bath City Open Top Bus
When your feet are tired, getting on the Bath open top bus tour of the city is a great way to see some of the tourist places in Bath and enjoy the view. It’s also as a way of getting from place to place. You can hop on the bus near the Roman Baths and then jump off at Royal Victoria Park if you wanted to.
There are plenty of stops along the way, it’s well worth the ticket price, as your ticket will last for 24 hours. You can read our full experience of the Bath Open Top Bus Tour
Prior Park is a National Trust owned 18th century landscape garden. Full of Georgian history, you will be greeted with the famous Palladian bridge, which was built in 1755 and is the last of three of its kind in England.
We have made so much use of our National Trust membership, and will always incorporate a day out using it when we visit new places. Prior Park may not sound very attractive to children on first glance, but we always find that with space to run around we always have fun at National Trust properties we visit.
There are plenty of hotels in Bath, but if you’re thinking of enjoying family holidays in Bath then you may be interested to read what we thought of staying at Bath Mill Lodge, a great holiday home just outside Bath City Centre.