Taking out time to relax with friends and family in a group has a lot of health and wellness advantages and helps with social bonding. However, locating a standard quality park and recreation spot in your neighbourhood in Bath with a variety of interesting and engaging indoor and outdoor games and fun activities could be difficult to get.
When visiting Bath, here are 4 of the must-visit recreational Parks you should check out:
This paving-stone maze is situated on the east of the weir in Beazer Gardens – named after the construction company that donated the land. The fun that comes with trying to find the center of the maze, has made this lush grassed area a favorite recreational spot for kids.
For families that want to have a picnic in a central location, the Beazer Maze is an ideal spot. From the Pulteney Bridge, you can easily walk into the Garden. Entrance is free and you can go with your own food items.
Address: Sydney Road, Bath, North East Somerset BA2 6NT
Tel: 01225 394041
After a tour of the Holburne Museum, you can simply take a walk to the end of Pulteney Street into the oldest Park in Bath – Sydney Gardens. In the 18th century, this 12 acre park became popular due to regular visits by members of the Royal Family. Jane Austen (a famous British Author) lived in House no. 12, Sydney place – which is very close to this large park that was planned and laid out in 1795 by architect Harcourt Masters. The city bought the gardens over, in 1909.
From the flower beds, shrubberies, trees and lawns to tennis courts, cycling paths and a children’s recreational area – Sydney Gardens has a lot of sight attractions to ensure families have a great time. It has a bridge where you can view passing trains and the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Address: Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, North East Somerset BA2 5AH
In the 18th century, Lancelot Brown and Alexander Pope assisted Ralph Allen – an entrepreneur from Bath – to create this beautiful garden where you can view the whole of Bath City from its valley.
The Prior Park Landscape Garden features woodland paths and wildlife that you can admire while relaxing or taking a walk across the Palladian Bridge – 1 of 4 of its kind in the world. The only parking space is for the disabled. Therefore, visitors can either walk to the garden from the tourist center (which is 30 minutes away) or come through any other environmental friendly means. There’s a cafe on-site in case you don’t come with food or drinks.
From February to October, it opens every day from 10am to 5:30pm. While it opens 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday only – from November to January.
Entry prices: Child – £3.80, Adult – £7.20, Family – £18.20
During the commemoration of King Edward VII’s coronation in 1902, this 11 acre park (which is sited on the Beechen Cliff) was opened and named after Queen Alexandra. It gives visitors a view of hills and wooded vales surrounding the Park.
You can access the Alexandra Park by car – through the Shakespeare Avenue and the A367. If you want to explore a bit, you can walk on the Jacob’s ladder – a flight of steps leading to the Park. The Beechen Cliff is also a route back to the city. It may seem like a challenge at first – but with panaromic views of the city, you will find it worth your while.
Most parks are open all year round but you can call the numbers to find out if there are any changes.
Children below 5 years and those who possess the National Trust card can go into most of the parks in Bath for free.
The admission prices are a guide and are susceptible to change.
We also advice you take your own food and drinks; and watch out for squirrels!
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