There’s so much to see and do in Bath but if you’re visiting the city with children, sometimes they just need a swing and a good run around. Fortunately, Bath has some great playgrounds that also benefit from beautiful views, good cafes and a chance to explore a different side of the city. Here are our favourites:
1. Royal Victoria Park. A great central location, you’ll find an
enormous play park perfect for children of any age with a nice little café offering, amongst other things, kids lunchboxes and gingerbread men. You can also feed the ducks at the pond and explore the beautiful botanical gardens. Our favourite spot is The Great Dell. It’s steep hills and woodland garden is the perfect place to spark children’s imaginations and it offer a lovely shaded area to enjoy a picnic on a sunny day.
2. Bath City Farm. A little outside the city, but this place is well worth a visit. It’s got a lovely natural playground built into the hillside complete with castle and sand pit. At the same time, you can explore the farm, meet the animals and enjoy the stunning view across the city.
3. Stop in at Alice Park on the London Road to the east of the city.
The park offers a secure playground and a friendly local café offering a good choice of hot and cold kids meals and a decent cup of coffee. The park also has a small scooter track for little ones to practice their skills.
4. Beazer Garden Maze is right in the heart of the city, alongside the river by Pulteney weir. It’s a little paving stone maze perfect to entertain the kids for a short time while you enjoy the view and relax by the river.
5. Rainbow Woods is a little outside Bath on the skyline walk. It’s a small area of woodland designed for children. As you explore, you’ll find a lovely woodland play area, den building and a little fairy trail.
6. Moorfields sand pits is found in Oldfield Park in South Bath. This is a lovely park in good weather or for adventurous little ones in puddle suits. It has a stream running through it perfect for kids to have a little splash. You can get to the park along the two tunnels cycle path.