Family Attractions

If you are visiting Bath as a family, then several of the attractions appeal to adults, will also keep the children entertained. Bath has a variety of parks and gardens to enjoy, many of which have children’s play areas and cafes that serve refreshments.

Many families will enjoy visiting the Postal Museum in Bath with its exhibitions on the means of communication dating back thousands of years as well as the latest in email and modern technology. Older children and their parents might enjoy a trip to the American museum, with room settings and objects dating from the colonial era up to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Most children like boats and you can hire one at the City’s boating station and spend a day on the river canoeing, punting or rowing with other families. While you are staying in Bath it is well worth taking the time and the trouble to visit Longleat Safari Park to see the Longleat lions and a vast array of other exciting animals. Kids will really enjoy the Adventure Castle and the hedge maze as well as other attractions on offer at the park. The famous ancient Roman Baths in the city can be enjoyed by all the family as there are characters in Roman costume along with an audio tour specifically for children.

If your children like horses and ponies then why not visit the pony rescue centre at Whitchurch where they can feed the animals and have fun in the play barn and sandpit. Younger children will enjoy the Wookey Hole Caves, home of the wicked witch of Wookey and the Papermill. See the valley of the dinosaurs and the magical fairy garden and the Victorian Penny Arcade, this makes a great day out for the whole family.

If you fancy doing something different then why not take the family to see how glass is blown and made at the city’s Theatre of Glass. Here you can work with a professional glassblower to blow your own paper weight as a memory of your day out. Boys who can’t wait to get behind a wheel will love the Go Karting for adults and juniors at the Drive Tech centre in nearby Wiltshire. Younger children love the Beazer maze in central Bath where they can spend ages trying to locate the centre of the stone paving maze. If you want something to quieten the kids down then why not visit the Egg in Bath, a theatre especially aimed at children and young people and if they are feeling thirsty there is a family friendly café on the ground floor. If you have plenty of time to spare, then why not take yourselves down to Bitton and the Avon railways where the whole family can enjoy a ride on the steam train.