Things to Do in BANES

Christmas family activities at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery

Christmas family activities at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery

Families can enjoy a ‘monster’ programme of things to see and do at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums over the Christmas holidays. The Victoria Art Gallery will host Myths and Monsters, a colourful celebration of children’s book illustration, with accompanying monster-themed activities for kids. The Fashion Museum will have a crafty Tinsel Toes session… Read More…

Bath at Christmas – bringing sparkle to the city

Bath at Christmas – bringing sparkle to the city

A packed package of traditional fun and seasonal experiences, including details of a spectacular city light trail, have been launched as part of ‘Bath at Christmas’ – a festive programme to help the city sparkle and attract visitors this festive season. Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bath Business Improvement District, Visit West, SouthGate Bath… Read More…

Myths and Monsters at Victoria Art Gallery

Myths and Monsters at Victoria Art Gallery

Monsters are taking over the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath this winter! Myths and Monsters, a follow-up to 2017’s blockbuster Here be Dragons exhibition, which broke attendance records at the Gallery, will open on 27 November 2021 and run until 27 February 2022. The colourful celebration of children’s book illustration will appeal to children of all ages,… Read More…

Museums Week fun in Bath and North East Somerset this October half-term

Museums Week fun in Bath and North East Somerset this October half-term

Museums and venues across Bath and North East Somerset will host an exciting programme of special events and activities over October half-term for Museums Week (23-31 October 2021). Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Heritage Services, Museums Week celebrates the unique collections and activities in our local museums. Councillor Dine Romero, Cabinet Member… Read More…

Heritage Open Days 2021 in Bath and North East Somerset

Heritage Open Days 2021 in Bath and North East Somerset

Venues across Bath and North East Somerset will open up their doors this September for Heritage Open Days (10-19 September). The nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture is a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all for free. Councillor Dine Romero, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Communities… Read More…

Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition

Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition

Bath Society of Artists’ 116th Annual Open Exhibition will open at the Victoria Art Gallery on 2 October and run until 20 November 2021. Art enthusiasts will be able to browse and buy from a selection of over 250 fabulous paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by the region’s top artistic talent, at prices to suit… Read More…

Annual walking festival launches September programme with new routes

Annual walking festival launches September programme with new routes

Bathscape has released the programme of walks for its popular annual walking festival, encouraging people to get outside and enjoy the landscape during the two weeks of events in September. This year’s festival will be launched with a family day in Kensington Meadows on Saturday 11 September in partnership with Cleveland Pools Trust. There will… Read More…

Free summer holiday programme for vulnerable young people in B&NES

Free summer holiday programme for vulnerable young people in B&NES

Children and young people can take part in a free summer holiday activity scheme thanks to more than £400,000 of funding secured by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The BreakOut programme brings a multitude of sporting and creative activities to young people aged 5-16 who are in receipt of free school meals over the… Read More…

Hit the trail and test your code-cracking skills on an outdoor scavenger hunt

Hit the trail and test your code-cracking skills on an outdoor scavenger hunt

Families looking for outdoor adventure at the start of the school holidays are challenged to take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt to help support local charity Julian House. The Big Summer Scavenger Hunt is organised with Bathscape, a partnership project to encourage people to enjoy the green settings in and around Bath, which is… Read More…

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This Easter Holiday, families looking for things to do in Somerset should head over to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. From 3rd – 18th April the Palace Easter Family Trail will run daily. Simply collect the trail upon arrival, or download it from the Palace website, and head off around the Gardens to hunt for… Read More…

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