The summer is well and truly underway, with a veritable feast of fun things to do. If you’re in Bath over the next couple of weeks, here are a few ways to make sure your time is well spent, including some great ways to celebrate Fathers Day on 21st June.
The Importance of Being Earnest From 15th-20th June the Theatre Royal plays host to the inimitable David Suchet in Oscar Wilde’s much loved satirical farce, The Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde’s ‘Trivial Comedy for Serious People’ is bound to raise as many laughs today as it did when first performed in 1895. Visit the Theatre Royal website for prices, availability and booking information.
Early risers can start the day in serenity with Tai Chi on the Terrace at the Roman Baths. Beginning on Tuesday 16th June, sessions are open daily from 8am-8.30am and cost £4 per person. Call 01225 477773 to book your place.
If you like your exercise to be a little more energetic, then join the free City to Garden Walk on 16th June. A guided walk from Bath city centre, through Widcombe to Prior Park Landscape Garden, “taking in beautiful views and local history along the way”. The walk begins at 10am at the Tourist Information Centre in Abbey Courtyard, and takes around two hours. Please note that as this is a free event, admission to the Garden is not included.
History and science buffs will love Waterloo and the March of Science, a new exhibition at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy. Opening on Thursday 18th June, the exhibition with run throughout the year to commemorate the bicentenniel of the Battle of Waterloo. The exhibition examines the impact of the Napoleonic Wars at a local level and questions how science and technology responded to the culmination of nearly two decades of war with France.
And for those dads whose dreams have four wheels, be sure not to miss the Bath Festival of Motoring on 20th and 21st June. Featuring an eclectic display of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, the event promises to be “a fun-filled weekend for all the family”. The event is run by Bath Rotary Club to raise money for the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering to produce and distribute of ‘Wizzybug’ electric wheelchairs for disabled children.
We all know Dads are the experts when it comes to barbecues, but if yours would rather eat than cook, take him back to Prior Park Landcape Garden for their Father’s Day Barbecue from 12pm-2pm on Sunday 21st June. The park is open as usual from 10am if you want to make a day of it; see the National Trust website for admission prices.
How else will you be showing Dad he’s the main man in your life this Father’s Day? Share some of your ideas with us on Facebook and Twitter – we love hearing from you!