We did a shout out on Instagram and Facebook for top Widcombe tips, and were overwhelmed with responses. This little corner of Bath with it’s gorgeous high-street is certainly popular with you lovely locals! And here’s why….

In brief

Located just a stone’s throw from central Bath (you can walk in, on the FLAT!), this bustling neighbourhood has plenty going for it. Shops, cafes, a garden centre (flipping love a garden centre!), 2 schools with amazing reputations (Widcombe Infant School and Widcombe Junior School), and a gin distillery!

Things to do

Eat amazing vegan cake at The Cakery! They also do gorgeous kids parties!

Widcombe Social Club re-opened in 2016 after a multi-million pound redevelopment, and is a brilliant venue. Check out their programme of upcoming events. We’re fans of the Friday Night Socials!

Get a classy trim at Fine & Dandy’s gentleman’s barbers.

The kids will love

Prior Park Garden Centre, with it’s fantastic pet and aquarium section. The snakes and spiders are popular with our gang! It’s also home to a fab farm shop and garden centre with loads of fun bits to keep littles entertained.

The annual Widcombe street party! So. Much. Fun. The whole community comes out to play, with music, street entertainers, food stalls and a load of Widcombe hospitality!

Grown ups will love

The White Hart, with arguably the prettiest pub garden in Bath.

Everybody we’ve asked has raved about The Widcombe Deli. Proper hearty breakfasts and brunches, with a lovely atmosphere. Mmmm smashed avo and eggs!

The shops! Our favourites are Flamingo for Bath-based gifts & the Dress Agency for gently-used designer clothes. Swoon.

The Bath Botanical Gin Distillery & Herbal Apothecary! Book a private tasting session or pop in to treat yourself to some amazing speciality gin!

Have we covered everything? Let us know if there are any Widcombe top tips that we should add to the list! And please tag us (#kidsofbath) in any pics you take while you’re there!