The summer half term is looming and although for the teenagers in the house, that means a final last-minute burst of revision cramming, for younger children it translates into finding Fun Things To Do. And whilst every kiddie likes the odd day lounging round at home eating lollies and making slime, the novelty soon wears off pretty quick. Luckily, Team Pritchards has come up with its own list of top 8 things to do in Bath this May half term. Here’s the first four…make sure you like us on our popular Facebook page to catch the rest next week!
1. Bath Festival Finale Weekend – 26-27 May
Join the closing celebrations of this year’s fabulous Bath Festival with a ticket to the much-anticipated finale weekend. 2018 is the festival’s 70th anniversary, so expect a family-friendly party vibe, with headliners Paloma Faith on the Saturday and the legendary Robert Plant on the Sunday. Tickets are still available for either day and cost £55 for an adult and £22 for children aged 14 and under; under 5s go free. If you can’t make the party, then why not check out the talented Kanneh-Mason family, playing at St Michaels Without on Saturday afternoon? Their fantastic classical music performances got them all the way to the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent…
2. Bath Fringe Festival – 25 May-10 June
If you prefer your family entertainment a little less mainstream, then take a look at this year’s Bath Fringe. Running until 10 June, there are lots of events to chose from, with many of the scheduled events (especially the outdoor free ones) billed as family-friendly shows. We especially like the sound of Baby Loves Disco, the original family dance party, on 3 June, and ‘A Dog’s Brexit’ at the Mission Theatre on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, which promises plenty of rhymes, songs and explanations aimed at a younger audience. If your tribe are fans of Dr Seuss, then they’ll love this…
3. Get Sported Holiday Camps – 29-31 May
These popular Bath holiday sports camps offer all sorts of opportunities for your kids to improve on their existing sporting skills or, even better, try something new. This half term, the Get Sported team are running a multi-sports camp for ages 5-12 years at Ralph Allen School in Combe Down, as well as dedicated cricket and football coaching camps for 7-12 year-olds. Early booking incentives, as well as sibling and refer-a-friend discounts, are available too.
4. The Edge Workshops – 30 & 31 May
The Edge at Bath University hosts some brilliant children’s workshops. This half term, its MAKE workshops take place over two days, and promise a special mix of imaginative fun and creative art. The themes are taken from their summer arts programme and include the brilliant Collected Shadows Exhibition, currently running in their public gallery space. Also taking place at the university this half term are the Tribe holiday sports camps. Kids can take their pick from trampolining, athletics and multi-sports, so there should be something to suit everyone.
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