Easter fun for all the family in Bath

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The first chance for a few days off is here and it couldn’t come soon enough. Having braved the horrendously cold weather at the beginning of the year, Easter offers up an opportunity to pack the car up and get out and about in some, slightly more, clement weather. There is much for Bath to be proud of; a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, its independent, creative and unique style, the breathtaking views - not to mention its rugby team.

As the winter jumpers and scarfs are beginning to find there way to the back of the wardrobe, and with the last couple of years proving that some of the better weather comes this way at the start of spring, there is no better time for the family to get out for the day.

Attractions

It’s almost that time of the year when the National Trust sites across the region team up with Cadbury to offer you the ultimate day out. Join the likes of Lacock Abbey, Dyrham Park, Prior Park and others over the Easter holidays to run through muddy woodlands, around mystical lakes and along nature trails on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2019.

What’s more, everyone will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury treat at the end of each completed hunt. And every time you head out on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, you’ll help us fund vital conservation work to protect special places for future generations to explore. Calling all explorers!

At 400ft deep and 3 miles long, Cheddar is England’s largest gorge and with its spectacular pinnacles and beautiful caves, it’s just waiting to be discovered! Gough’s Cave is getting some egg-celent and unusual additions this Easter! Can you help explore the mysterious chambers and find all the magical, glowing eggs that the Easter Bunny has left behind? Get along to the caves Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt (6th – 22nd April 2019).

Easter fun at Wookey Hole, including games and competitions with the Easter Bunny! Each child receives an Easter treat. Why not extend your stay and book a room at the Wookey Hole Hotel? Attraction tickets and breakfasts included for a family of 4 when booking the Easter Package.

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Bath’s outstanding museums and galleries

Bath has more museums in just one square mile than most other much larger cities can boast altogether. If you have a penchant for science, fashion, breathtaking art, industry or architecture, there will be a location somewhere in the city and its surrounds that will cater for your every whim.

Many of the cities museums and galleries are set in, and around, beautiful historic buildings where visitors can observe fascinating collections free of charge.

Throughout the holiday period you will also find that many sites will hold workshops, talks and activities targeted at children and families. As there are so many fantastic events to get involved with over the Easter holidays, we have highlighted the best museums and galleries and asked them what is on offer this Easter.

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Get your sporting fix

The racing season gets off to an exciting start on Good Friday 19th April. The perfect excuse to let your hair down and kick start the long Easter weekend, the Good Friday Raceday will see seven thrilling horseraces with entries battling it out to win a share of the £175,000 total prize pot.

A great day out for families, not only do under 18s get FREE entry but there’ll be plenty of free entertainment to keep little ones happy throughout the day. More details of the event can be found by visiting: bath-racecourse.co.uk.

If you are looking for your children to participate in some sporting fun during the Easter school holidays, then get active and inspired in the world-class facilities at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

Team Bath Tribe is once again providing sporting activities for youngsters aged between seven and 14. Athletics, badminton, football, hockey and trampolining are the activities on offer, as well a multi-sports afternoon. Tots trampolining will also be available for children aged between two and six.

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and If the weather turns…..

Why not make the most of the brand new indoor soft play, bowling and trampolining areas at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre?

A great place for your children to let off some steam and have fun, the fully enclosed five storey soft play structure allows your child to climb, crawl, hang and do all the other stuff they love, in complete safety.

Better Bath Sports and Leisure Centre also has its very own boutique eight-lane bowling alley. The superbly-designed LED-lit lanes will provide you with all-new bowling games to keep the whole family entertained. Whether you want to strike it lucky in a standard game or branch out with the all-new Angry Birds game, you will definitely be bowled over.

Have an extra special bowling birthday party, and customise your lane, from the game you play to the colour of your score screen.

Finally, bounce, dodge and dive into a whole heap of fun at Better Extreme Trampoline Park. Battle it out with your friends in the wipeout area, dunk some hoops, have a go on the trapeze, and test your reaction skills on the dodgeball court - there really is something to keep children and adults of all ages active and entertained.

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