Things to do
Always a First-Class delivery at Bath Postal Museum
Bath Postal Museum gives a great opportunity to learn, not only the interesting history of the Postal Service but also of the communication.
All ages will enjoy this little museum, with a mixture of video recordings, interactive displays and other exhibits on the history of the Mail Coach, air transport and airmail, military mail, sea mail and railways. You can learn about post from ancient times such as the Bronze Age and what it was like during Roman and Medieval times. There are talking heads to listen to and a dressing up box for the kids (and big kids!) so you can dress in the costumes such as that of an old fashioned postie.
Where books and stories come alive
Bath Children’s Literature Festival has revealed a varied and vibrant programme for its ten-day celebration of books, which opens on Friday 23 September.
Europe’s largest stand-alone children’s book festival will welcome household names, debut authors and a host of illustrators to Bath for an exciting line-up for all ages.
There is plenty for families to look forward to, from live story telling sessions for pre-school children, through a wide mix of events for middle grade readers, to events aimed at teen and Young Adult (YA) audiences.
The festival runs from Friday 23 September until Sunday 2 October. In addition to live events for families, there is a full programme of schools events attended by hundreds of local school children.
Dorothy House Hospice Care
The Big Avon Paddle 2023
Join Dorothy House on Saturday 16th September for the ‘Big Avon Paddle’. Paddle boarders, kayakers and canoeists are coming together again to have some fun whilst raising vital funds to help Dorothy House Hospice provide crucial end-of-life care for our local community.
24 September - The Boathouse
Come and support local charities and get involved in this year's Bath Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 24 September 2023 at The Boathouse pub!
The fundraising event will see teams go head to head in a series of heats in front of crowds of spectators to see who will be crowned top dragons.