The first time I visited Bath, I was a small child, and I remember it being a fantastic place to be a kid. For one, much of the city is pedestrianized, particularly around main attractions such as the Bath Cathedral and the Roman Baths.
There are plenty of green spaces, with ample room for kids to run around while parents take a bit of time to relax. It’s also a greatly engaging place to teach your kids about history, first-hand. Here are a few suggestions on how to spend three days in Bath with the whole family in tow.
Bring layers as the weather in Bath can be unpredictable.
If you only have time for one thing, make it the Roman Baths.
Spend your first day exploring Bath’s highlights, such as the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, with a guide. Private family-friendly tours are a good option for those with younger kids, and can be customized to suit your needs.
If your little ones are old enough to enjoy a good ghost tale, then take them out on an evening ghost tour of the city. You'll learn about Bath's haunted history from an entertaining guide, all under the darkness of the night sky.
Treat your family to something special on your second day by booking a hot air balloon flight over Bath. You'll head up high in the sky, taking in views of the city’s iconic attractions while you soar.
Spend the rest of your day exploring parts of Bath you may not have gotten to see on your first day with a hop-on hop-off bus. You can even use this service to head up to the surrounding hills for a picnic with views out over the city.
On your final day, hire a photographer and set out for a professional photo shoot in the city, a great way to capture memories of your trip and get some fantastic family portraits done.
In the afternoon, take a trip out to Stonehenge, Britain’s best-known ancient sight, just a short drive from Bath. While you can get there by bus, it’s best to take a private tour for maximum flexibility and convenience.