True music lovers will enjoy a trip to see the Bath Philharmonic Orchestra play. This much loved professional orchestra have regular scheduled performances held in the spa city of Bath and are not to be missed. Some of the finest musicians across the South West of England play in this orchestra and with approximately 30 concerts per year you can expect to be entertained and enthused by the sweet sound the orchestra produce.
The spa city of Bath has its very own brewery, specialising in quality ales made using traditional methods paired with the latest of technology. Bath Ales was established in 1995 and has flourished due to their commitment and passion for ale. With 13 different craft ales now for sale the brewery is among a handful of quality producers in the country and distributes their ales in their own public houses and via their online store.
The Artisan Market at Milsom Place offers a taste sensation from a variety of top quality food vendors. You can find everything from Sushi to French cuisine all in one great location, combined with fantastic shopping facilities. The weekly food market brings local and regional produce together with speciality food in a great atmosphere.
If you are a fan of all things vintage or have an eye for antiques then you will love the monthly Bath Vintage and Antiques Sunday Market. Conveniently held in the covered Green Park Station, this market has some of the best vintage and antique bargains you can find. Just a short walk from the centre of Bath you will be amazed at the amount of items on display and for sale. Plus there are gourmet food stalls, Sunday lunch and a wide variety of delicious snacks available.
Free to enter, the Sunday market is well attended and the local show place for many vintage and retro items, plus curiosities, vinyl, accessories and artisan crafts. Go along for an unusual and interesting day out and you won’t be disappointed. The market is open from 9.30am to 4pm and the dates for August are Sunday 7th and 28th.
No Bath spa break is complete without a day at this friendly market, Green Park Station is a beauty in itself – the stunning iron work and glass roof are truly beautiful and antiques in their own right. A day at the market will leave you feeling full of the joys of Bath and the people who live here.
The summer is an ideal time to go out and explore the countryside and sights of Bath without the added worry of cold and miserable weather. The Bath City to Countryside Walk takes in all of the highlights of the city from special vantage points and is fully guided by The National Trust. Comprising of a 6 mile walk through Bath from the Tourist Information Centre, taking the time to appreciate the magnificent Bath skyline and ending back at the tourist Information Office provides a great way to all some of the amenities and attractions that Bath has to offer.
On Sunday 11th August 2013 you can explore the city of Bath and help to raise money for a worthwhile cause by joining in with the Bath Cats and Dogs Home family bike ride. The hope is to raise money to save more abandoned and abused pets on this 12 mile cycle ride that is a family friendly, fun and well organised event.
Add a dash of glamour to your Bath spa break with a trip to the Ladies day event at Bath Racecourse on the 31st August 2013. This evening of racing promises excitement, high fashion and a glimpse inside the horse racing world like no other. Get that ‘Edge of your seat’ excitement while enjoying the great atmosphere in style. Ladies Day is not to be missed if you are looking for a great way to spend time with friends and have a few laughs.
For a truly amazing experience why not attend the Special Olympics National Games in Bath this summer? Spend an enjoyable day helping to support charities, cheering on the athletes and watching one of the 12 sports this event has for spectators to see. From the 28th August to the 1st September the events will take place at the Sports Training Village at The University of Bath and there will be something for everyone to see.
On the weekend of the 6th and 7th July the Bath Motor Pageant takes place at Walcot Rugby Ground where vintage, classic and beautiful cars as well as motorbikes are on show for you to see. The event promises to be a fun filled weekend for all of the family with some extra special vehicles making the trip to Bath to be displayed in all of their glory.
This summer is set to be a fantastic time to visit the spa city of Bath. With a multitude of events, cultural and historical beauty, fantastic scenery and a long list of activities for visitors to enjoy you won’t want to miss out at any cost. If cycling and the great outdoors is your thing then why not come along and take part in 2013’s Bike Bath. Held on the 22nd and 23rd June the event is heralded as a ‘Cycling weekend to remember’. Multiple road rides of different lengths, off road cycling and a fantastic atmosphere await you at this year’s Bike Bath event.