Animal lovers are bound to enjoy the great animal attractions in and near to the spa town of Bath. Get outdoors and take the family on a fun filled day at Bath City Farm – set inside the city, the farm is an escape from the busy streets without having to travel far. Meet the resident animals, learn about the history of the farm and take part in one of the many organised events held throughout the warmer months.
Horse World in Bath is a large charity primarily set up to help equines in need and also raise awareness of the problems many horses, ponies and donkeys face. Operating since 1952 the centre has become a major base for rescued and rehabilitated horses from around the country. Supporting education and giving others the chance to learn about horse care are just some of the aims of the charity.
Just a short distance from the spa town of Bath in Wells is Wookey Hole Caves. Legend says that the caves are the home of the infamous witch of Wookey, which is actually a very human shaped outcrop of rock that is said to have been a witch that was turned to stone by a monk in years gone by.
Once every 4 years the National Summer Games is held as athletes from all over the country compete in a wide variety of events as part of the Special Olympics GB series. The National Summer Games comes to Bath in 2013 and is one of the most eagerly awaited sporting events this year. All of the athletes have an intellectual disability, which does not stop them from competing in the sports that they love. Go along and show your support and enjoy 5 days of exciting sporting action in the centre of Bath.
Fishing and angling in the beautiful spa town of Bath is available and many spots along the Bristol Avon river can actually be fished for free if you hold a current rod license. Fish such as carp, barbel, roach and perch can be found in many of the waterways, plus you can fish for trout in many of the managed private lakes if you want to.
The spa town of Bath has a long and interesting history, making it the ideal place for a break or holiday. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans and visit the beautiful Roman Bath’s that the town is named for, take a visit to one of the many exhibitions or landmarks that can be found across the town. Many periods in history are seen in Bath, not just Georgian and Roman.
Available on Android devices and iPads is the Official Bath App. Bringing together modern technology and this fantastic heritage town for an easier and detailed list of things to do and see, places to eat and family attractions. Downloading the Official Bath App gives you a chance to find out more about the town and also save you money during your stay.
Founded in the 13th century, Lacock Abbey has a varied history and is of historical importance to the area of Bath. Used in many film and television productions due to the impressive structure and beautiful surrounding the abbey is worth visiting during your stay in Bath.
Bath is a great place for sports fans with many sporting fixtures held during the year and also special events for you to get involved with or simply go along and show your support for the athletes. From horse racing to rugby, football and motor racing you can find sporting events to visit while you are in beautiful Bath.
Newton Park has it all – fantastic scenery, luscious gardens designed by Capability Brown and an amazing Grade I listed house that has had an eventful past and is now used by the Bath Spa University for their administrative staff.