Spring Performance Action Day at Castle Combe Circuit

If you enjoy motorsport, or if you belong to a motor club, you may well be attending the Spring Performance Action Day at the Castle Combe Circuit on April 28. If so, you might want to book accommodation close to the race circuit; how about staying in a luxury Bath bed and breakfast which is less than 15 miles from the racing at Castle Combe? This makes an ideal choice for competitors and spectators attending the event.

The Spring Performance Action Day is easily one of the most popular and largest track day events in the Castle Combe Circuit show calendar season. The event will see over 100 car clubs attending, with a whole host of performance cars from an extensive range of car marques. Aside from the track day events and racing which will make for great spectator events, there will be a large range of club stands showing off their show cars and trade displays from automotive traders.  

This event runs from 9.00 until 17.00, ticket prices are £10.00 for adults and entry is free for under 16’s. For more information on this great motoring event call: 01249 782417 / 782929 or visit the Castle Combe Race Circuit website – www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk

This is just one of the local attractions in the area, so why not extend your weekend or holiday and take advantage of one of the spa breaks in Bath to enhance your stay in the UK’s number one spa destination?

The Opening of Beckford’s Tower Museum in Bath

If you are planning a trip to Bath during April for a well earned relaxing city break, you may well be staying in a luxury Bath bed and breakfast within the city for your accommodation; if you are, then you will be well placed to enjoy all the local historical culture and attractions.

One such place you should add to your itinerary is the Beckford’s Tower Museum in Bath, which opens on April 3. This unique 120 foot neo-classical tower was built for the wealthy William Beckford in 1827 as a study retreat. Beckford at the time was one of Britain’s most accomplished and intriguing characters. Today, the tower contains a museum which houses a unique collection of personal items and artefacts which illustrate his life and interests.

As a visitor, you will be able to climb up the stairs in the recently restored tower, taking you up to the Belvedere section which offers magnificent panoramic views over Bath and the surrounding countryside.

Beckford’s Tower Museum is open during weekends from 10.30 – 17.00, and admission ranges from £2.50 to £8.00. For more information, contact: 01225 422212 / 460705

This is just one of the historical Bath attractions which you can enjoy on holiday or whilst you take advantage of one of the spa breaks in Bath to enhance your stay in the UK’s number one spa destination. 

Crazy Critters Trail Challenge at No.1 Royal Crescent

A spring sojourn in one of the fantastic spa breaks in Bath during Easter is a popular choice for many, but for the more family minded holiday makers, you will be sure to find plenty of activities which will keep the children occupied during the Easter holiday period.

One such event is the Crazy Critters Trail Challenge at No.1 Royal Crescent museum in Bath, which is being held on a selection of dates from April 3 – 15 in the Easter holidays. This is a fun event for children to learn about the Georgian history period whilst playing a cleverly devised game in this historic building.

Children have to follow the clues around the house, with the aim to discover a wide selection of hidden animal figures throughout a variety of Georgian period artefacts, textiles, paintings and Kitchen collection. Animals were often features in Georgian interior design. The aim is to help children discover more about some of the historical stories behind the museum’s collection and on completion of the Crazy Critters Trail, children will be rewarded with a chocolate Easter egg.

Entry to No.1 Royal Crescent is completely free & children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is suitable for children aged 5 and above, for more information call: 01225 428126

To enjoy this special Easter event for children, be sure to book your stay soon with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast, as a perfect place to enjoy all of Bath’s historical visitor attractions.

The April Bath Vintage & Antiques Market at Green Park Station

No doubt if you are a visiting Bath soon, you are sure to appreciate the finer things in life and most likely coming to this beautiful city to enjoy one of the relaxing spa breaks in Bath currently on offer. Due to the city’s historic past over the decades and its rise in popularity from the fashionable Georgian period, Bath is well known as a centre for antiques and collectables specialist shops located within the city.

One such event which never fails to attract many visitors throughout the year is the Bath Vintage & Antiques Market held on the last Sunday of every month at Green Park Station. The venue is located in the heart of the city, offering visitors and bargain hunters a chance to look through the wide and varied eclectic mix of antiques and collectables on offer.

Admission is completely free for visitors from 9.30 until 16.00. There will be local food vendors also selling various refreshments throughout the day, which should help fuel you on your days’ bargain hunting. For more details and information on the Bath VA Market at Green Park Station call: 01225 787910 or 07723 611249.

To enjoy this special event, be sure to book your stay soon with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath accommodation in this historic cultural city.

Steel Magnolias at the Theatre Royal in Bath

Many people visit the city of Bath, as it provides a great opportunity to take pleasure in one of the relaxing spa breaks in Bath currently on offer or to enjoy the city’s unique thermae spa for a truly therapeutic experience. But Bath often offers much more to visitors than being the UK’s favourite spa destination, as this historical city also provides the best range of arts and culture to be found in the South West.

One such area of the arts which Bath is well known for is theatre and April sees the hit Steel Magnolias tour arriving in the city for a week, showing at the Theatre Royal from April 3 – 7 from 7.30pm. The play is a heart-warming bittersweet comedy which was based on a true story and written by Robert Harling. This moving play is a celebration of the value of friendship, humour, and of the strength and love in the middle of some of life’s greatest hardships.

The original play went on to be made into the 1987 hit movie, and this play features a cast of well known UK actresses, including Stacey Ainsworth, Sadie Pickering, Cheryl Campbell, Isla Blair, Denise Welch and Cherie Lunghi.

Tickets range from £18.00 – £34.00; for more information on the play, call the Box Office on 01225 448844

To enjoy this fantastic play in the picturesque city, be sure to book your stay soon with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast.

DIGIN! Bath Horticultural & Gardeners’ Market

The daffodils are out in bloom and spring is definitely here now, so to mark this occasion there will be a new gardener’s market in April called DIGIN! The event has been designed to showcase the best of all things horticultural and a wide range of rural ideas for garden life.

The first DIGIN! Bath Gardeners’ Market is being held at Green Park Station. The venue is ideal for this type of event, as it offers an undercover, weatherproof environment, with plenty of space for exhibitors and traders to display their wares. This market event offers a great day out, plus an excellent way to get your garden plans started early, or to give some inspiration for ideas around the garden.

This event offers a fun and informative day out for the family, with garden experts on hand to answer any questions. The traders attending are all highly experienced in their chosen fields, such as beekeeping, tree surgery and willow weaving, and several wildlife charities will also be involved

The Bath Gardeners’ Market starts at 10:00am on April 22 and admission is completely free. For more information, call: 01225 290940 or email info@thebathgardenersmarket.co.uk

To enjoy this special event in this beautiful city, be sure to book your stay with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast soon. Possibly you might like to extend your stay a little longer and enjoy one of the relaxing spa breaks in Bath currently on offer. 

London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Coming to Bath

For many people the London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympic Games will be the highlight of the year and, if you want to get into the spirit of the event before the Games begin and are visiting Bath on May 22, then you are in for an Olympic treat.

At 12:00pm on the 22nd May, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will be coming to the historical spa city of Bath. Both visitors and local residents are being invited by Bath Council and the event’s organisers to welcome the Olympic Flame as it passes through Bath en route to London.

The iconic Royal Crescent, displaying its regal Georgian architecture, is one of the few landmarks to have been announced as part of the special Olympic Torch relay route through Bath so far.

For more information about the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay through Bath, contact BATHNES on: 01225 477827

To enjoy this special Olympic event in the fantastic spa city, be sure to book your stay early with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast, and maybe include one of the relaxing spa breaks in Bath which are currently on offer whilst you enjoy this special day and absorb the ambience of historical culture within the city.

World Heritage Day in Bath

The city of Bath has a worldwide reputation as not only a top place for cultural tourism in the UK, but also for being the number one spa destination in the country, which sees many people come to take advantage of one of the spa breaks in Bath. On top of this, the city of Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987, being recognised as being of both historical and cultural significance.

This year, the celebration of this auspicious occasion will take place on April 22, when visitors will be treated to a wide range of festivities at a selection of venues around the city. World Heritage Day in Bath celebrates everything that is unique about the city, from the Romans harnessing the therapeutic properties of its underground geothermal springs, to the Georgian period architecture around the city and historical residents like Jane Austen, who used the city a source of inspiration in many of her novels.   

For more information about World Heritage Day, contact the Heritage Services at the Pump Room on: 01225 477760.

So, to enjoy the World Heritage Day in Bath, make sure you book your stay soon with Bailbrook Lodge for your Bath accommodation, knowing your accommodation is secured so you can enjoy a relaxing break whilst you attend this special event.

Bath Moonwatch: Views of Venus, the Moon, Saturn and Mars

If you are heading to Bath near the end of April for a well earned relaxing city break, you may well be staying in one of the luxury Bath bed and breakfast for your accommodation in the city; if you are then you should be well placed to participate in a unique astronomical group event.

On April 28 from 8pm in Victoria Park, just in front of the famous No.1 Royal Crescent, the Wiltshire Astronomical Society and the Griffon Educational Observatory will be collaborating, with support by Bath and North East Somerset Council, in a public stargazing event.

The aim is for participants and visitors to view the planets of Venus, Saturn and Mars, as well as the Moon, making astronomy more accessible to people of all ages. This is a free event and is open to families and their children.

For more information on these fun artistic events, contact the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath on 01225 446865

This should be a fun educational evening event that you could include into your itinerary while you take advantage of one of the spa breaks in Bath, as the city is still the number one spa destination in the UK. 

Victoria Art Gallery’s Young at Art Club in Bath

Many people who visit Bath know that it is highly regarded for the Bath spa breaks available in the city and it is the number one spa destination in the UK, but Bath also offers a wide range of family attractions for everyone to enjoy.

If you are visiting the city during the Easter period and are looking for fun activities to keep your children occupied, then maybe take a look at the Victoria Art Gallery’s Young @ Art Club, as they are running some special events for children aged 3 – 11 during the holiday period.

The children’s art events take place on 5th and 12th of April and offer a great way to have fun with art with various themes and topics. Tickets are £3.75 per child; the art club sessions usually last for around one and a half hours and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on these fun artistic events, contact the Victoria Art Gallery in central Bath on: 01225 477244.

So, to enjoy this and other children’s events during the Easter holiday period, make sure you book your stay soon with Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury Bath bed and breakfast, knowing your accommodation is secured so you can enjoy the many events and attractions on offer for you and your family.