Things to Do in BANES

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…

New Reading Friends project to combat loneliness through literature

New Reading Friends project to combat loneliness through literature

A new and exciting initiative designed to help overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness by bringing people together to celebrate a love of reading has launched in Bath and North East Somerset. Reading Friends is an opportunity to meet new people virtually or by phone to talk about books, magazines or any reading material and… Read More…

How to celebrate LGBT+ Month in Bath and North East Somerset

How to celebrate LGBT+ Month in Bath and North East Somerset

An opportunity for people in Bath and North East Somerset to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK is offered in a range of events this month. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + History Month is celebrated each year in February to highlight the contributions that LGBT+ people make locally and… Read More…

How to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Bath and North East Somerset

How to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Bath and North East Somerset

An online event which will hear from the son of a man who successfully escaped Nazi persecution is being held to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this month. Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bath Interfaith Group will hold the webinar on Wednesday 27 January at 6pm to mark the international event, which takes place… Read More…

Residents encouraged to remember at home

Residents encouraged to remember at home

Residents from across Bath and North East Somerset are being encouraged to mark Remembrance Day and Armistice Day at home this year. Remembrance events have been scaled back due to the restrictions imposed to help stop the spread of coronavirus and residents are being respectfully reminded not to put themselves or others at risk by… Read More…

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