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Things to do in Bath October Half Term

Things to do in Bath October Half Term 2020

Thursday, 10th September 2020

Heading to Bath this Autumn? Great choice! Where is cooler, more beautiful and more welcoming than Aquae Sulis? Whilst Covid has seen some events moved until 2021, rest assured there’s still plenty of things to do in Bath this October half term.

Add to this mix the wonderful parks and open spaces here in central Bath, and it makes for the perfect place for a family break this Autumn.

Bath also offers a convenient gateway to Wales and the rest of the southwest. Right on the M4 you can use Bath as the perfect base to see Bristol, and Cardiff, both just short-day trips by train or car.

For those staying closer to home here’s the Bath Boutique Stays top picks for things to do in Bath October half term 2020. (Our team is mostly made up of parents so you can be sure we know what we are talking about!)

The Bath Boutique Stays Pick of Things to do in Bath October Half Term 2020


Avon Valley Country Park

Most of this popular family country park is now open for all the family to enjoy, although we would urge you to check the website to for any last-minute updates. Enjoy park rides, outdoor climbing activities, or even pick your own pumpkin for that guaranteed autumnal feel. The park staff want you to feel safe and secure and are only admitting pre boked tickets that are limited daily, whilst the whole site is now contactless.

American Museum

This beautiful house and gardens are back open and ready to receive visitors. Take a stroll around its celebrated garden’s see its special exhibition or have a nosey inside Claverton Manor. With your safety in mind numbers are limited and visitors will need to follow government guidelines and wear face coverings inside all buildings. The special exhibitions promises to be its most ‘glamorous yet’; a collection of photographs & fashion by the Fashion & Textiles Museum, London. Tickets must be bought prior and are timed.


Like many other attractions, Longleat, a short car journey from Bath in to Wiltshire is open with some restrictions on what is open; please checked their website for any updates. The grounds and gardens are open but for now the house remains closed. There is a limit on daily numbers and area numbers too and pre-booking is essential. The also ask that you take face masks as they are mandatory in certain areas like the gift shops.

Better Extreme

Better Extreme also known as the Bath Sports Centre is open with Covid secure bowling, swimming and trampolining all on offer giving you plenty of wet weather options to entertain the kids. The gym is open too with a very comprehensive one-way system and some classes are on if you find you can squeeze some child-free time in. Booking for all of the above is essential.

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is open with face masks mandatory in all indoor areas with tickets needing to be booked online before you visit.

Bath City Farm

Wonderful Bath City Farm is also open and ready for you but with reduced hours. This is a free venue to visit although it is a charity and invites donations t those that can afford it and who have enjoyed following the different farm-wide trails and seeing their animals. The café is also open.

Wookey Hole and Caves in Cheddar

Lastly, but by no means least Wookey Hole and Caves in Cheddar in Somerset have a limited offering that is reflected in its ticket price. The new Dinosaur Animatronics are open with booking required.

We wish you a wonderful time in Bath this October half term however you wish to spend it.

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