DAY 1 – SETTLING IN
The first day is about settling in. Our City of Bath Hotel is in a prime location amidst shops, restaurants and is only a 10 minute walk from the train station. Start your trip by getting a glimpse of what this city has in store - visit Royal Victoria Park where you can spend some time relaxing with a coffee from the Royal Pavilion cafe whilst letting the kids enjoy the playpark and the adventure golf course. Make your way to Hall & Woodhouse for a bite to eat or, if the sun is shining, dine al fresco at Hare & Hounds and get some outstanding countryside views.
DAY 2 – STAYING LOCAL
Famous for it’s Georgian architecture and roman remains, your first stop lies in the heart of the city at the Roman Baths. Built around a natural hot spring, enjoy learning about the city’s history in the museum or take a tour and get involved in the family activities before completing your experience at the 18th century Pump room where you can get a taste for the rare hot spa water, infamous for its curative purposes. Continue your culture journey and stop of at The Jane Austen centre where you will get the chance to taste some period-recipe food, dress up in Regency costume, or even visit some of the key filming sites of Netflix hit, Bridgerton, to see if you can spot Lady Whistledown before taking a short walk to the Victoria art gallery situated on the banks of the River Avon.
DAY 3 – HEADING FURTHER AFIELD
Take a trip along the river to Bristol, a city with a thriving music scene and flourishing street art culture. See for yourself the city’s icon and one of the country’s greatest masterpieces of industrial design, Clifton suspension bridge, before stopping off at The Ivy Clifton Brasserie for a beautiful bite to eat. Admire the graffiti art as you make your way through the streets and allow your staycation to feel like a vacation by visiting Bristol Lido, which has a new fully restored outdoor swimming pool complex with restaurant and spa facilities. Don’t miss your chance to go to the largest collection of independent retailers in the city, St Nick’s market, which operates in the last remaining building of its kind in the country, surviving the Second World War.
DAY 4 – FOURTH DAY FUN
If you dare, visit Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein perfect for couples, families and groups, to enter the dark world of Frankenstein himself. If you’re fearful of Frankenstein, experience a unique view of Bath and it’s scenic countryside by diving head first into water activities at the Original wild, from paddle boarding and kayak city tours to their fun Code Break Bath Challenge. Round up your day by visiting Krowd Keepers Magic Theatre where there is something for everyone to laugh the leaving blues away before having one last drink at The Orange Artichoke where you can start to plan your next Apex adventure.
DAY 5 – CHECKING OUT
You’ll want to enjoy your final hotel lie in, and no doubt another delicious breakfast, but if your travel plans allow, there’s still time to explore one last bit of the city. Head to the Bath Street Food Market, located at Southgate, which showcases the best independent food talent to make sure your hunger is satisfied before your journey home.
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