Tennis, football and rugby clubs available all year round! 8 acres to enjoy, kids play area, free parking, 6 tennis courts, boules piste, quiet enjoyment pond too!
Situated on a beautiful 37-acre plot in Bath, we’re a popular visitor attraction for families and children with a play park, animals, walking trails, farm shop and cafe. Admission is free, donations welcome.
Recreation for all in the heart of Bath
BathRec has been used by the people of Bath, the surrounding area and visitors alike for over a hundred years. A wide range of sport has been played on the grounds including croquet, tennis, football, cricket, lacrosse, volleyball and rugby – it has been the home of Bath Rugby since 1865.
In addition to sport BathRec has been the venue for numerous events including music and arts as well as the Bath Rotary Fireworks which celebrated their 40th year in 2015. BathRec is the base for the Bath Half Marathon, a major fund raising event in the heart of the city, and a number of other community events.
BathRec is available for hire for a range of sports and activities and the Trustees have prepared a Strategic Development Plan to further enhance the opportunities for all – if you or your organisation would like to explore the potential we would love to hear from you.
BathRec is owned and operated by the Bath Recreation Limited. The Charitable Company’s objects are:
The provision, with or without charge, of property in or near Bath (including but not limited to Bath Recreation Ground) for use as indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for the benefit of the public.
A celebration of the BathIRON balustrade, Parade Gardens.
Sunday 26th May 2019 – 6pm til late
Join us in Parade Gardens for a fresh line-up of talented local FOLK bands, to celebrate the installation of the BathIRON bandstand balustrade – a beautiful sculptural piece which was hand-forged by teams of blacksmiths from all over the UK during BathIRON Festival in June 2018.
We’ve handpicked some of the best local folk bands from Bath, Frome, the Mendips and Bristol – with something for absolutely everyone so bring the whole family! There’ll be a bar and food stalls, and we’ll also be celebrating the traditional heritage craft of the artist blacksmith with live forging demonstrations throughout the evening.
The FireFOLK line up will feature Sinnober, The Drystones, Nathanial Mann, The Striking Clock and The Railway Sleepers: with everything from atmospheric folk-swing harmonies, foot-stomping jazz funk to roof-raising, barn-storming gypsy punk – we promise it will be an absolute blast for the whole family. Don’t miss it!
For more information about the BathIRON balustrade project and the Bath-based charity The National Heritage Ironwork Group who made it happen, or to sponsor a piece of the balustrade and dedicate it to someone special – go to the FireFOLK link below
Tickets available through the Bath Festival Box Office as part of the Bath Festival Event code K9
£10/£7 under 16 or with a valid student card.
£30 for a group family ticket (2 adult + 2 child)
This fantastic outdoor high ropes consists of up to an hour of unlimited climbing, the ‘leap of faith’ and Bristol’s only giant 3G swing!
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is a botanical collection like no other. Created by the wealthy Holford family, back in the heyday of Victorian plant hunting, today the arboretum is internationally renowned not only for the diversity and importance of its collection but also its breath-taking beauty.
Grab your very best explorer’s outfit and head out on an adventure to Wild Place Project, where you will discover amazing species from around the world! Get up close to incredible animals in a natural setting, with 40 beautiful acres to explore.
Take a stroll beneath the leafy canopies of Bear Wood, the UK’s largest and most ambitious brown bear exhibit NEW to Wild Place Project this year. Look out for wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines on the woodland floor below, and marvel as four magnificent brown bears splash around and climb up the trees.
Meet majestic giraffes at eye-level and survey our African grasslands from a special viewing platform. Marvel as five different types of mischievous lemur scamper around your feet in our immersive walk-through. Experience the thrill of seeing cheetahs, wolves and baboons, and learn about protecting habitats both worldwide and on your doorstep.
While you’re here, do as the animals do and embrace your wild side! Kick off your shoes and tantalise your toes with our Barefoot Trail, or fling yourself through the air with Leap of Faith.* Wild Place Project is one big adventure for all the family!
Book online a day or more in advance and save 10% at www.wildplace.org.uk.
*Additional charges apply