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Bath by Buggy
Bath has got to be either one of the most, or perhaps THE most family-friendly cities to visit in the country. We've got amazing parks and green spaces, lovely baby and child friendly cafes, great shops and some brilliant things to do. Well done you for thinking about visiting. If you are visiting Bath with your child-in-a-buggy or new to the area, this guide is for you. Priced low — in recognition of the fact that you probably haven't slept well for years and you need a bit of a boost where you can get it — this guide details the best cafes (including some that still make you feel like a grown-up), the best parks and gardens, the easiest activities for under 5's to do around town, the best children's shops and even details two beautiful flat routes for you to walk incase your children are like mine, and only sleep when on the move. Created with local knowledge by a local mum, this guide contains all kinds of information that I wish I could get hold of easily on the rare occasion that I travel with my own small children. Because I'm nice and because I care about parents with small children I will tell you now that it is my belief that the best baby-change in town is in one by the library/ Waitrose cafe. Enjoy your visit to Bath, I hope you find this guide useful. [caption id="attachment_310" align="alignnone" width="300"] Happy babies = happy parents[/caption]
Bundle: History Mystery & Scientist in the Park
Combine two family activities for Bath at a discounted price. The History Mystery Family Trail: Help your children enjoy the city and set them on a little-legs-friendly mission to find the answers to questions about some of Central Bath's loveliest sights. Uncover some amazing historical facts (including one about potties used by grown-up Georgians). The trail's questions are all set in central Bath, starting at the Abbey, and finishing in the Circus. You won't need to enter any attractions, or pay any entrance fees. The route is buggy-friendly. Scientist in the Park: Science is absolutely everywhere. Even in you. Even in Alice Park. Even in Vicky Park and Henrietta Park and in any and every other park in the whole world. To help your next trip to the park turn from merely un-boring to SUPER un-boring, why not investigate some of the science that’s lurking in the park with our simple experiments? This mini-activity gives you and your child five experiments to do in the park, Experiments are carried out on the swings, the slide, in the sand pit, on the grass and on the bars. Purchase the History Mystery Family Trail and Scientist in the Park Mini Activity at a discounted price in this bundle, and you will be sent an email giving you a link to download two beautiful-to-view pdfs. You don’t need to print the trail or experiments – everything is optimised to work perfectly on your smartphone after you click the link to download. We suggest that the trail and science activities are best suited to children aged from 2 up to 9.
We thoroughly enjoyed this... I will definitely recommend this to friends (local mum with children aged 5 and 2)
Family Gift Voucher
Gift friends or family a low-cost starting point to a family adventure in Bath. A gift voucher enables the bearer to download one of our family trails, the History Mystery Trail, or The Royal Visit for free. The History Mystery Trail and The Royal Visit trails are designed to help families explore central Bath and give them a way to get excited about the amazing historic environment of our lovely city. They are unique products created by a local mum/ archaeology and history enthusiast. Gift vouchers will be delivered to you as a pdf via email, you can forward it to the gift recipient as a digital product, or print it and pop it in a card for them.
History Mystery Family Trail
Download a little-legs-friendly adventure trail around Central Bath, searching for the answers to questions about some of Bath's loveliest city sights. And by doing so, uncover some amazing historical facts (including one about potties used by grown-up Georgians). Purchase a trail and you will be sent an email giving you a link to download the trail as a beautiful-to-view pdf. You don't need to print the trail - everything is optimised to work perfectly on your smartphone after you click the link to download. The trail's questions are set in central Bath, starting at the Abbey, and finishing in the Circus. You won't need to go into attractions while on the trail, or to pay any entrance fees. The suggested route is buggy-friendly in case you've got some very mini-detectives in tow. We suggest that this trail is most suited to children aged 4 up to 8.
"We thoroughly enjoyed this... I will definitely recommend this to friends" (local mum with children aged 5 and 2)
Scientist in the Park Mini Activity
Science is absolutely everywhere. Even in you. Even in Alice Park. Even in Vicky Park and Henrietta Park and in any and every other park in the whole world. To help your next trip to the park turn from merely un-boring to SUPER un-boring, why not investigate some of the science that’s lurking in the park with our simple experiments? This downloadable mini-activity gives you and your child five experiments to do in the park, introducing them to (or reinforcing their grasp of) scientific topics including gravity, friction and areas of human biology including the muscular-skeletal system, the vestibular system and the heart and lungs. In a totally non-tricky way. Experiments are carried out on the swings, the slide, in the sand pit, on the grass and on the bars. Purchase a trail and you will be sent an email giving you a link to download the trail as a beautiful-to-view pdf. You don’t need to print the trail – everything is optimised to work perfectly on your smartphone after you click the link to download. We suggest that these activities are best suited to young scientists aged from 3 up to 9.
The Royal Visit
Bath has been visited by many Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses. The first king of all of England was crowned here. Prince Bladud was said to have been the first to discover Bath with the pigs he lived with. Princess Victoria was cross after she came here as her skirts were blown by the wind when she was opening Royal Victoria Park and people laughed at her ankles. Now, in our 'Royal Visit Trail' Queen Elizabeth II is thinking of visiting Bath... but she's not completely convinced that she will. Can you and your children look around some of Bath's most beautiful sights to check that things are ok for the Queen to visit? 'The Royal Visit' trail is like a big game of i-spy, with extra challenges and easy-to-understand historical information blended in. You and your children can look around: The outside of Bath Abbey; Pulteney Bridge and Pulteney Street; Royal Avenue and the Royal Crescent; and The Circus. Information about your trail: your trail is sent to your email as a ready-to-view pdf. It is designed to be viewed on your smartphone or tablet. There are things to read out to your children, and helpful instructions for grown-ups to help get you going. You don't need to pay any extra entrance fees to complete this activity and you don't need to to this activity all in one day. You choose which part of the activity you want to complete first (no need to to things in any order - if you are by the Circus, start there!). Recommended age for this trail: this trail was begun as an activity that can be done by children sitting in a pushchair. Our recommend age range for this trail is age 2 - 6. This trail costs less that a cup of coffee in town! I have young children myself, and although our trails are designed to be viewed on a smartphone/ tablet, to be helpful we are including the i-spy parts of this activity trail as 'printable' incase you would prefer to have them printed out.
The Time Travelling Robot Family Trail
This new family trail needs help from your children! Masha - a robot from the future who has been time-traveling in Bath - can't remember the code she needs to type into her system to transport herself back to the future. Help Masha to look around Bath (taking in many different time periods yourself) to find the code she needs to get home. Can you work out if her code should start with a 6 or a 3? Which part of the code can she get from the Abbey or from Pulteney Bridge? This trail takes you on a short route from outside the Roman Baths, next door to look at the Pump Room, to the Abbey, to Orange Grove, Pulteney Bridge, Laura Place, Great Pulteney Street, Sunderland Place and finishes at the Holburne Museum. You don't have to enter any attractions, the answers to the trail can all be found in Bath's brilliant architecture. The trail is written in a 'choose your own adventure style' - so to help your child feel that they are really making discoveries of their own, their is no easy flicking from one question to the next in this trail. Instead, when you've worked out the answer to a question, you will be guided to another page further in your trail and only then find out where to go for the next question. Masha's holiday photos (using real archive images) and historical facts keep you going along the way. This trail is most suited to children aged 7-9, but you know your own child best so some children at either end of this age range will be able to enjoy this trail. The trail is sent to you as a beautiful read-to-view file (in pdf format) that you load up on your smartphone/ tablet and then carry about with you in Bath. No need for any printing, and no app to find space to download.