Things to Do in BANES

Council relaunches the Discovery Card programme

Council relaunches the Discovery Card programme

Bath and North East Somerset Council has relaunched the Discovery Card programme.   The Discovery Card gives residents of Bath and North East Somerset free access to Council owned Heritage Sites, including the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, Parade Gardens and Victoria Art Gallery, as well discounts with participating local attractions and businesses. Residents who have… Read More…

Bath school children to formally welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay

Bath school children to formally welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay

Primary school children from Bath will dress in traditional Roman clothing to welcome the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to the city on July 5. The Year 6 pupils from St Andrew’s Church School will sport Roman togas and form a guard of honour when the baton arrives at the Roman Baths. Alongside the children… Read More…

Wildlife on show as part of the Festival of Nature events in Bath

Wildlife on show as part of the Festival of Nature events in Bath

Nature-lovers can learn more about local beetles and pollinators at an outdoor exhibition in Victoria Park, which is opening to coincide with the start of the Festival of Nature, the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world. The Buzz and Scuttle outdoor exhibition, created by local artist Marian Hill, will be on display at… Read More…

Excitement builds as high streets get ready for Jubilee weekend

Excitement builds as high streets get ready for Jubilee weekend

Communities are joining together across Bath and North East Somerset to dress their local centres with royal colours ahead of the Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Red, white and blue bunting with a postage stamp design and Jubilee banners are now adorning key locations in Bath city centre including Milsom Street, Union Street,… Read More…

May half-term activities to celebrate Jubilee week

May half-term activities to celebrate Jubilee week

This May half-term, families can enjoy a programme of special craft activities to celebrate the Jubilee week at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery. Make a Roman crown at the Roman Baths, design your own coronation cape at the Fashion Museum, or create a self-portrait worthy of a king or queen at… Read More…

Jubilee fun and celebrations in Bath and North East Somerset

Jubilee fun and celebrations in Bath and North East Somerset

Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum anniversary will be celebrated in true community style in Bath and North East Somerset with 53 street parties having been planned so far during the bank holiday weekend. Bath & North East Somerset Council will be illuminating Bath Abbey, the Guildhall, the Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge in purple from… Read More…

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in B&NES

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in B&NES

Picnics in parks, bandstand concerts and illuminated council buildings are part of a host of celebrations being planned across Bath & North East Somerset to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. And residents who want to hold a street party on the historic jubilee weekend can now apply to the council for a road closure before… Read More…

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…

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