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Parks investment spells good news for children’s play

Parks investment spells good news for children’s play

Specialist equipment for children with disabilities has been installed in a city park as part of a £480,000 investment by Bath & North East Somerset Council to improve play and outdoor family fun. A wheelchair-accessible roundabout, swing and ground trampoline have been installed at Alexandra Park in Bath – the first inclusive play area of… Read More…

Hone your horticultural skills at Sydney Gardens

Hone your horticultural skills at Sydney Gardens

Free gardening training and a wealth of volunteering opportunities are on offer at Bath’s Sydney Gardens throughout 2020. Residents are invited to become outdoor gardening and conservation volunteers or take advantage of free training in horticultural skills. Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Sydney Gardens team is holding volunteering sessions on Wednesday mornings and the… Read More…

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s  Bushfire Charity Appeal

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s Bushfire Charity Appeal

Longleat has released a song to help raise money for their bushfire charity appeal. Featuring a 30-strong choir made up of staff and keepers, ‘Together’ was written by a member of the Longleat team and recorded at the Cheese & Grain studio in Frome. As well as the choir, it also includes didgeridoos and Aboriginal… Read More…

October Half Term Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

October Half Term Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

If you’re looking for some Half Term family fun, then head down to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells this holiday for some autumnal-themed entertainment. Beginning on Saturday 26th October* there will be a new Half Term Trail for children to collect from the Ticket Office which will run until 3rd November. The trail is designed… Read More…

Could you write the perfect ‘Who Dunnit’?

Could you write the perfect ‘Who Dunnit’?

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Libraries Service is on the hunt for the next Agatha Christie or Robin Stevens. The service is launching its annual Young Crime Writers competition on Wednesday 9 October. The competition is open to residents of Bath and North East Somerset under the age of 17 on Monday 10 February.… Read More…

Heritage Open Days 2019 in Bath and North East Somerset

Heritage Open Days 2019 in Bath and North East Somerset

Venues across Bath and North East Somerset will open up their doors this September as part of an annual nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture. Heritage Open Days run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September and give people the chance to see hidden places and try new experiences – all for free. Councillor… Read More…

PlayDay returns!

PlayDay returns!

Did you know there is a national day for play in the UK? Well there is, Playday is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in August, this year, it’s taking place on 7th August and has a theme of Play Builds Children. As well as being a day focused on play, Playday is also an… Read More…

Roman Rescue at the Roman Baths

Roman Rescue at the Roman Baths

The public are invited to the Roman Baths to help release a Roman slave from his centurion master! The Roman Baths has introduced Roman Rescue, an alternative take on the popular escape room theme. Groups of up to six people are challenged to help free a Roman slave by solving clues and puzzles that are… Read More…

Europe’s largest animatronic dinosaurs head to Bath Racecourse

Europe’s largest animatronic dinosaurs head to Bath Racecourse

Bath Racecourse is staging a family fun day with a difference this September as Europe’s largest and most realistic animatronic dinosaurs come to Bath on Sunday 15 September. After being spotted at Doncaster Racecourse in June, the pre-historic giants are coming to Bath Racecourse as part of the track’s annual family fun day. A colossal… Read More…

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