Whats on in Bath Summer 2016

Friday 29 July 2016 by Florence Evans Bath has so much to offer for a relaxing weekend, with the beautiful historic buildings in the city centre and the tranquillity of the countryside surrounding it. It's the perfect place to enjoy some quality down time, whether you take a trip to the Roman Baths or play a round of mini golf, anyone can put their mind at ease in this special city.

The Roman Baths by Torchlight

This July and August, experience the Roman Baths at twilight like you’ve never seen them before. This enchanting setting is ideal for a relaxing evening, whether you wish to marvel at the 2000-year-old architecture at dusk, or simply provide the perfect ambiance for your outing. The sight of flickering torches and sound of running water creates a unique experience, one that is truly iconic to this historic city. Continue this decadent experience by having dinner at The Pump Room, one of Bath’s most elegant places to dine, or the Roman Bath’s Kitchen, offering a less formal setting and even alfresco dining on warm evenings.

Last entry to the Baths is at 9pm and the attraction remains open until 10pm, tickets cost £15.50 for adults. The site is open late throughout July and August.

Live Music at Green Park Brasserie

Local musicians fill this local gem with a lively atmosphere on the regular, with anything from modern styles and acoustic to jazz and swing. The music is of course, at an extremely high standard, whilst also being quiet enough to allow conversation to flow. Feel free to just go for a drink, or try the food, because after all, diners get priority seating and the best view in the house! Located in Bath’s old Railway station, an evening of music and great food here is not to be missed.

Live music plays every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, so keep updated on the website for the regular listings here.

Bailey Balloon rides

Experience flying high above the historic city of Bath with an unforgettable experience by Bailey Balloon rides. Flights embark from Royal Victoria Park, and guests on board can enjoy a chilled glass of champagne to offset the journey, perfect for those wishing to celebrate something special. Beginning the ride, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of all of Bath’s beautiful landmarks, namely the Roman Baths, Pulteney Bridge over the weir and the many listed town houses typical of the city. As you ascend higher, you’ll see breath-taking views of surrounding villages such as Lacock, Castle Coombe and the market town of Bradford-on-Avon. Soon your balloon will be flying above the Cotswolds and the Mendips, offering stunning views of Somerset natural beauty.

For a special occasion, these trips are well worth the money, so book your flight over Bath here.

Iford Arts Performances

This collection of internationally renowned recitals offers enchantingly intimate opera performances in the beautiful setting of Iford Manor, near Bath. The performances are set in the grade 1 listed Italianate Peto Garden, from small showings for up to 90 people to less formal concerts of free flowing opera, all sung in English. Take your own picnic for a pre-showing alfresco treat, and bask in the tranquil surroundings with family and friends. Whether you are a true appreciator of opera and classical music or not, it’ll be impossible not to adore the warm atmosphere at Iford Manor.

Various events throughout the summer are shown at Iford Manor. Some need to be booked in advance but others, including afternoon performances known as 3-to-Tea are free with entry to the Gardens. More information can be found at the website here.

Mini Golf at Royal Victoria Park

Fancy a bit of light-hearted amusement, in miniature? Bath’s Victoria Falls adventure golf course is located in the gorgeous setting of Royal Victoria Park, a stroll away from the iconic Royal Crescent and the Parade Gardens, the city’s best floral setting. Mini golf offers fun for all ages, so play a full round of 18 holes over rushing waterways, and treat yourself to an ice cream after the game. There’s so much to see and do in Historic Bath, but sometimes a carefree afternoon of mini golf in the park is exactly what you need to chill out and have fun during your stay.

The attraction is open all year around from 10am to dusk, and with tickets costing as little as £4, there’s no reason why a round of golf won’t be on the cards during your trip to Bath.

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