Places to visit - Bath

Discussion in 'UK Community Board' started by Lizzy Lemon, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Lizzy Lemon

    Lizzy Lemon DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2006
    We will be caravanning near Bath in the Easter hols. Got tickets for Longleat, know about the Roman Baths. Can anyone suggest anything else. We have 2 boys aged 9 and 12. Thanks. :wave:
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  3. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

    Jul 13, 2005
    There is a weird and wonderful museum, which has lots of tiny sculptures (was featured on Blue Peter a while ago) such as a polar bear carved out of a grain of rice. I can't for the life of me remember the name of it though - not much good, am I :rotfl:

    If you don't mind travelling to Bristol there's @Bristol which is good for kids.

    The American Museum is also good, although how interesting the kids would find it I'm not sure.

    There is also a good open-top bus tour but if the weather's not good, that wouldn't be a great idea.
  4. gilld

    gilld <font color=deeppink>Will just have the butler ope

    Oct 23, 2003
    Westonbirt Arboretum is great and it used to be a good day out at Bowood.
  5. Goofyish

    Goofyish DIS Veteran

    Sep 10, 1999

    Wookey Hole Caves
    Cheddar Gorge and Caves
    Wells Cathedral
    Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass
    Glastonbury Tor

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  6. Frances999

    Frances999 DIS Veteran

    Feb 6, 2004
    Some great ideas mentioned already :)

    Just wondering around Bath itself is a nice attraction - there is some great shopping and dining. There is also the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass - not too much to see, but if you have children they can paint a glass sculpture. The only other things I can think of off the top of my head are the Jane Austen Centre (if you're interested in that kind of thing) and the Abbey House gardens (not in Bath itself, but nearby at Malmesbury). If you like art there are a couple of galleries I can recommend too.

    Stonehenge and Farleigh Hungerford Castle aren't too far either.

    Have fun - I hope the weather is nice. :wizard:
  7. Laurafoster

    Laurafoster DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2005
    I love cheddar gorge and caves (not just because of all the free cheese!!) although if you do go, climing to the top of the lookout tower is knackering!
  8. Lizzy Lemon

    Lizzy Lemon DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2006
    Thanks you guys, really appreciate the info. DH very impressed. He thought I was spending all this time on the computer looking up Disney things! I can still surprise him sometimes! :thumbsup2

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