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Our guide to family fun in Bath

August 6, 2017

Knowing where to go with children when you’re enjoying a break away in an unfamiliar city can be challenging.

To help guide you through all that Bath has to offer, The RCH have pulled together 10 of the best attractions for youngsters – guaranteed to make all generations smile!

Bus Tours

It might be a cliché but there is no better way to admire the breathtaking architecture and learn a few fun facts about the city than from an open top bus tour.

You don’t have to convince toddlers and teens to walk too far – and what’s not to like about sitting on the top deck of a bright red bus with the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair?

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Ghost Tour

Give your kids a fright and take a hair-raising ghost tour through Baths ancient and mystical streets.

Knowledgeable and friendly tour guides will take you on a walking tour and thrill you with real-life stories of hauntings and macabre events that have taken place in days gone by. Not for the faint-hearted.

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Take a Boat Trip

Take to the water and explore the city of Bath from the comfort of a luxury cruiser.

Soak up sights including Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and St John’s Church – the home of Bath’s Peregrine Falcons.

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Victoria Park

Get down with the kids and frolic in the exceptional Victoria Park which is packed with fun things to do and less than a mile away from The RCH.

It has a huge adventure playground as well as acres of green space for picnics and ball games, a golf course, a skate park, tennis courts, botanic gardens and a deli café to re-fuel in. Phew!

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Hire a bike

Why walk when you can cycle? See the city sights from the comfort of a bike.

You can hire a range of bikes, from super-fast cycles to kids bikes and even children’s seat for the little ones. So get on your bikes – and ride!

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Get star struck

Walk in the footsteps of famous film stars and take a tour around the city to see where movies have been made.

Bath’s beautiful architecture and breathtaking scenery means that it is a popular setting for many famous film locations including, Les Miserables, Vanity Fair, Persuasion and The Duchess.

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Fly away

Get a birds-eye view over Bath including the Royal Crescent and book a hot air balloon trip.

There are a number of companies who can take you Up, Up and Away… just ask our friendly concierge staff to help you book your flight.

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Water slide

Take little ones for a water based adventure at the nearby Bath Sports and Leisure Centre.

There is a 25m pool, a giant water slide, flumes and fountain as well as an indoor soft play area over three floors with log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slide.

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Farm Fun

Enjoy some animal magic and take a trip to Bath City Farm which is set in 37 acres.

They have miniature Shetland ponies to meet, sheep, ducks, cows and hens as well as play space for toddlers and a well-stocked farm shop and seasonal café.

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Cinema sensation

Keep the little ones entertained on a wet day with a film – screened in a cinema with a difference.

The Little Theatre Cinema in Bath dates back to 1935 and is now a three-screen art house cinema in a small square near the centre of Bath.

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