Illuminate Bath: The Queen’s Jubilee Weekend

June 1st sees the beginning of a very special event taking place in Bath’s city centre; it’s where art meets technology with the Illuminate Bath Jubilee Weekend celebrations. If you are visiting the city during this time and staying in one of the local Bath hotels, this will be a great opportunity to see a unique evening event at nightfall.

This special ‘festival of light’ brings together a range of fantastic and engaging projected artworks to the heart of the city. This will include a number of innovative light installations set up in public spaces at many of the city’s famous historical landmarks. These have a red, white and blue patriotic twist, in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Some of the historic architecture and famous places around Bath which will be featured in this colourful nocturnal event include Abbey Churchyard, Orange Grove, Pulteney Weir and Pulteney Bridge, plus a range of other well known locations in the city.

All of these unique light shows and installations will be completely free for the public to experience, whilst you take a relaxing evening stroll around Bath. For more information about this event call: 01225 876536 or visit the Illuminate Bath website at:

Simply book a stay at one of the luxurious hotels in Bath like Bailbrook Lodge if you want to be well placed to enjoy this unique event.

Queen’s Jubilee in Bath: Special Hot Air Balloon Flights

Anyone who is travelling to the South West’s premier spa city and staying in one of the Bath hotels during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration period will have plenty to see and do at this special holiday time.

A local hot air balloon company, Bailey Balloons, is offering the chance for visitors to enjoy a morning hot air balloon flight over the city, giving passengers a perfect bird’s eye view of Bath and all of its famous landmarks, whilst enjoying traditional English scones and cakes, or even a glass of champagne! To mark the royal occasion, the balloons will be decorated in red, white and blue, accompanied with flags and bunting.

The special morning balloon flights will be launched from Victoria Park in the city on June 2nd, 3rd and 5th during the bank holiday period. For more information or to book in advance call Bailey Balloons on: 01225 738090.

To enjoy this fabulous experience, be sure to book one of the luxury hotels in Bath shortly for your stay, like the Bailbrook Lodge. This offers you luxurious Bath accommodation within easy each of Victoria Park and all of the city’s local attractions.

Queen’s Jubilee Picnic in the Park in Bath

Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style and attend the ‘Picnic in the Park’ event being staged in Bath’s beautiful Royal Victoria Park in the city centre on June 5.

A completely free event which offers a fantastic day of celebrations in the historical spa city of Bath,it offers visitors a varied programme and fantastic experience of performances from the likes of; the Bath Philharmonia Orchestra, with a plethora of local young pop artists, this culminates in a fantastic evening performance from the leading ABBA tribute act, Björn Again.

The events organisers are encouraging all visitors to join in the party atmosphere and dress up in retro style clothing from 1977, when the Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee year. This fabulous event starts at 11am and will be beamed across two giant screens beside the stage at the bottom of the natural gradient in Royal Victoria Park.

To find out more about the Queen’s Jubilee Picnic in the Park free event, call the Bath Box Office on: 01225 463362

If you are visiting Bath in early June for the Bank Holiday period and you would like to enjoy this fantastic event, make sure to book one of the lovely hotels in Bath soon for your stay. Stay with us at the Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury accommodation, just one of many Bath hotels situated