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Family-friendly things to see and do at Bath Assembly Rooms

A child's hands holding a paintbrush and a piece of paper with their creation on.
A child enjoying creative play | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Whilst we continue to uncover the history and stories of the Bath Assembly Rooms and get ready for a new Georgian experience in 2026, we’ll be offering a range of events for families. These events will give young and the young at heart the opportunity to see the Assembly Rooms whilst taking part in a fun activity.

Planning your family visit to Bath Assembly Rooms

Things are a little different at the Assembly Rooms right now and we’ll only be open for programmed events which might not run every day of the week. Please check the opening times before you travel.

  • Baby-changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet on the ground floor
  • There are currently no food or drinks available to buy onsite

Family-friendly events

May half term crafts

The theme for this school holiday is music and fashion. The Assembly Rooms once famed for Georgian fashion and music that played during the 'season' will be bringing this out in crafts. Decorate a fan, make a Georgian paper doll, try musical snap and even learn fan language. There's sure to be something to entertain every age group.

Running from Saturday 25 May until Sunday 2 June, 10am to 3pm. Activities will be available in the Card Room for free, so simply drop in via the entrance on Alfred Street (opposite Boston Tea Party) to have a go.

Festival of Nature talks

As part of Bath and Bristol's Festival of Nature, Bath Assembly Rooms will be hosting an afternoon of talks. Freelance journalist Ali Vowles will introduce a range of talks suitable for children aged 5+. Talks include Cam from CBBC, science rapper Jon Chase, Turi King and Hugh Warwick. To see the full line-up and book your free place, visit the Festival of Nature website.

Head to our events page for times and prices of all of our events.

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