Six Outdoor Activities To Try In Bath
13 August 2018
The heatwave might be over but Bath is just as beautiful on a cloudy day as it is in the sunshine. Here’s a round-up of some of the best outdoor events and activities to try in Bath this summer...
1. HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
As the balmy weather continues, why not make the most of summer’s clearer skies by booking a balloon ride - so you can experience Bath as you’ve never seen it before? We recommend a balloon ride to any visitors seeking an extra special experience - and a trip you’ll never forget! You can look forward to spectacular views across Bath and beyond – and perhaps even a glass of Champagne mid-flight.
2. BATH FOLK FESTIVAL
This lovely festival is held at a variety of venues around Bath between 11th to 19th August, so that the whole city comes alive with traditional music, dance and storytelling. There’s even the opportunity to develop your own musical skills, at the folk music summer school, with classes offered in fiddle, flute/tin whistle, guitar, tenor banjo/mandolin, box/piano accordion, singing and Irish dancing. https://bathfolkfestival.org
3. GO BOATING - OR PADDLING - IN THE SUNSHINE
When the weather is warm there is no better way to explore a city than by boat. The River Avon and the Kennet & Avon Canal both run right through Bath, so why not hop on a cruise, hire a rowing boat or a kayak, and see the city from the water?
You could even go paddle-boarding and admire the beautiful Pulteney Bridge from the water.
4. BATH ON THE BEACH - All month
There’s no need to go on holiday this year - the Caribbean has come to Bath! Bath on the Beach has got hammocks, cabanas, palm trees, beach volleyball, loads of fun games and a great beach bar serving food and drinks - all in the middle of Royal Victoria Park, Bath. Open every day 10am - 9.30pm. https://www.bathonthebeach.co.uk/
5. MINERVA’S OWLS - 25th June - 10th September
Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 is a major public art sculpture trail featuring a giant flock of individually decorated, supersized owl sculptures displayed across the World Heritage city of Bath.
Why owls? The Roman Baths temple, built in 1AD, was dedicated to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, whose symbol was the owl.
The high profile, interactive sculpture trail celebrates the Roman heritage of Bath. How many can you spot while you’re out and about?
6. BATH AT TWILIGHT - Until 25th October
Once a month, lively late-night events are transforming the city streets with evening entertainment, shopping and dining. The themed Bath at Twilight events run from 12pm-8pm on the following dates:
*Thursday 23rd August - Your Bank Holiday Starts Here*
*Thursday 27th September - Freshers’ Week*
*Thursday 25th October - Autumn Food Celebration*
There’s no need to book - simply enjoy a stroll through the city and discover the evening’s events!
Check out Visit Bath for more inspiration for things to do in Bath this summer.
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