Last updated: 16.04.2020

We’ve compiled a list of EVERYTHING Bath-based that we think might be helpful during this crazy & bonkers time! If you have anything you’d like us to add, please drop us an email to hello@kidsofbath.com. We’ve cried at the incredible kindness and generosity we’ve seen across Bath – we’ve said it before and we’ll probably say it a million times during the next few weeks – WE LIVE IN THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD!! Sending you all the biggest of virtual hugs and all our love forever!

Supporting the community

Banes3SG have mobilised an incredible community support network. Low-risk, healthy volunteers can sign up here. Then please check this page for ‘jobs’ posted by charities & please offer your services if you’re able. Charities, you can add your needs to that page too.

The Schools Nursing Service have set up the following:

  • For SECONDARY school age young people: Confidential telephone drop-in service Monday – Friday 12-2 pm.  Any young person that would like to call and speak to a qualified school nurse on the end of the phone you can call: 01225 831666 – Bath Area or 01761 408111 – Norton/Radstock area.
  • They also have our CHAT health text service so you can text a School Nurse for advice or support for any health issues or worries, again this is confidential and you don’t need to give your name if you don’t want to.  The number is: 07480635513
  • For parents of any school-aged child: We have duty school nurses available at the end of the phone Monday to Friday 9 -5 pm should you require any support with your school aged child. If you would like this support please call: 01225 831666 – Bath Area or 01761 408111 – Norton/Radstock area.

Thoughtful Bakery are putting together care packages for front line staff. To donate head here – https://www.thoughtfulbakery.co.uk/

Keeping Bath Afloat is a new Instagram page dedicated to supporting independent businesses, services and freelancers through COVID19 – https://www.instagram.com/keepingbathafloat/

Foldall UK are a not for profit Bath company making special masks for the NHS, they desperately need volunteers to help them fulfill demand. Find out more here and volunteer

helplocals.co.uk is a local, not for profit website where you can buy gift cards for local, independent businesses to use in the future. Let’s support the small guys!

Bath Libraries services are now virtual! From book reviews to activities for children in the mornings including their Baby bounce and Rhyme Time sessions, here’s more info.

Bristol based social enterprise, Unique Voice that specialises in using the arts to develop children’s social and emotional resilience have created a ‘Stay At Home – Activity Pack’  which is free to download here.

As well as our website, we at Kids of Bath will also be sharing everything and are always available for support via our Instagram and Facebook.

Food & Drink

BANES3SG have compiled the most comprehensive list of local food providers delivering to people across Bath and NE Somerset – https://www.3sg.org.uk/pages/sustainable-food-partnership It’s got EVERYTHING on it and is being updated daily.

 

Emergency childcare

Freckles Nannies – emergency childcare, with no fees for medical professionals

SuperPirates – now offering private childcare, with priority given to NHS and emergency services’s families.

 

Virtual Bath-based family fun

Goldilocks Entertainment are running virtual birthday parties!

SuperPirates fab HIIT sessions for kids every day at 8.30am

Abbey Hotel are looking for pics of rainbows to decorate their hotel windows!

Beth the Free Range Chef is doing brilliant cooking demos on her Instagram

The Soul Spa are doing awesome virtual meditation and relaxation sessions online. Really good for kids too! –

Indoor fundraising activities from Trauma Recovery Centre

Holburne Museum creativity for wellbeing sessions

Nurture Space for Children – activity ideas

Kim Fit Bath is a tutor for PE & science for GCSE level if you need any assistance

Chloe Moore Photography has launched a pen pal scheme for children in Bath. Sign up here – https://www.printsofbath.com/kids-connected

Kids storytime on YouTube from Mr B’s Reading Emporium of Reading Delights

Mums in Bath are doing a Happy Hour every day at 10.30am! Follow along live! If you’re able to run a session/activity/class, please get it touch with them asap! https://www.facebook.com/groups/mibhappyhour/

Farfaraway Events are offering video messages from their incredible princesses – https://www.farfarawayevents.com/contact

Matt Owens (our very-own rockstar from Noah and the Whale) doing daily cover versions!

Delish family recipes from our friends Raphael’s Med Deli – https://www.instagram.com/raphaelsmeddeli/

Fun Science home kits – https://www.facebook.com/funscienceuk/

Magazines from Smart Squid and Lionheart

Crockadoodledoo paint-at-home kits

Animal Farm Adventure Park – a virtual farm! Lots of live videos, educational talks & births! They’ll be taking requests & giving shout outs to children & passing on hugs to your favourite animals. All for free!

PQA Bath are running a virtual academy for current students and anyone who wants to join in!

The Happy Book Company – live storytelling and can deliver beautiful kids books and activity books

Meticulous Ink online shop and YouTube calligraphy tutorials

Doula Shell is running free maternal journal sessions every Tuesday evening for parents who need some time out, emotional release & connection – https://www.instagram.com/doulashell/

Rock the Tots are doing live gigs for the little ones!

Fitness

The following amazing fitness brands are doing fab virtual classes:

Toniq Life. NHS members can join for free.

Zumba with Hannah

The Hive

Bath Yoga Studio

Get With the Programme

Beats Dance

Power10

Barrebody with Oba

Moovit

Yogatime with Emma

Fly Fitness

Charity GET Sported are posting PE/sport/game videos for kids and families 3 times a week- Monday Wednesday and Friday

Essentrics with Catherine

La Flemenquita – a Latin Fitness Class

Yoga Bodhi

Health & Wellbeing

Top to Toe Physiotherapy are offering online consultations

Local Shopping 

Francis DIY are doing deliveries! Ring their shop on 01225 427885 or 07901717224 to place an order!

Planty Kate – gorgeous cold pressed soaps, reed diffusers and candles!

Toppings Bookshop are posting books out! Get hold of them here (01225) 428111 or bath@toppingbooks.co.uk

John Moores Sports for all your online exercise equipment needs! FREE DELIVERY!

Positive Planners are only £20 with free delivery

Spotty Herberts are running a mini shop from home

Taste of Bath – beautiful gift boxes filled with the finest artisan food and drink, all sourced within 15 miles of Bath and delivered for free!

Julia Davey is open and online! Free delivery in Bath with their beautiful wares… shop for gift boxes, house plants

The Art Cohort are supplying families in Bath with art and craft supplies!

My Small World – Next day delivery on toys!!

Find Ubiety gorge body products promoting wellbeing and mindfulness with all profits going towards Charity House

Consciously You – sustainable and eco friendly products delivered to the BA1 and BA2 postcodes

Kabisa African Creations a beautiful collection of crafts and practical creations by the incredibly resourceful artisan skills of East African women, curated by local beauty Victoria Gillbard

Smoochsuits based in Larkhall sell beautiful babygrows

Blue Lizard Textiles sell cushion covers using vintage and contemporary fabrics, handmade by local Debbie Picken

Little Acorn Makes – children’s clothing up to 5 years and is still posting

Goodness Grazers are selling gift vouchers for their delicious Grazing platters and Grazing boxes

Cosy Craft Club sell gorge craft kits for adults with free delivery

Mr B’s Emporium purchase books and subscriptions from their website

Pasha Living sell beautiful beachwear (perfect for the garden!), accessories and homeware

WithyWorks – make willow garden structures delivered to your door

The Silver Shop of Bath  check out their gorgeous online stock

Slug rings! solid copper rings to protect all your lovely seedlings and plants made by local Ruth Walcot

Letasi Design – local Kamphat Adriko sells handmade East African batik fabrics – perfect for projects and summer dresses

Crockadoodledo are selling paint at home kits for pick up and delivery

Outdoor Spaces

Check out the outdoor spaces on our Places to Go page.

We’ll get through this together Bath! Stay safe and well xxx