Places to drive near Bath
A guide to locations of interest to drive to near Bath...
Visit Web Site Starts : 1 Apr 2014 - Ends : 30 Apr 2014
The only mobile theme park in the UK! A mobile entertainment village featuring theme park rides, music and a children's club.
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Visit Web Site Starts : 1 Apr 2014 - Ends : 1 Apr 2014
Alison Goldfrapp returns to the Colston Hall stage together with musical confidante and co-creator Will Gregory to perform their sixth studio album, Tales Of US â€“ an album full of sensuous character sketches, contrary love affairs, suspense, hallucinations, fairy tales and modern folklores.
Visit Web Site Starts : 16 Apr 2014 - Ends : 26 Apr 2014
In South West London Barbara, elegant and glacial, lives on the middle floor of her converted house. Downstairs, lovelorn postman and part-time plumber Gilbert has created a shrine to his landlady. Upstairs, the empty flat is a perfect bolthole for Nikki (played by Natalie Imbruglia), Barbara's old school-friend, and her fiancĂ© Hamish. Unfortunately Hamish is everything that Barbara despises and Hamish takes an instant dislike to Barbara - a hostility which hides deeper feelings.
In an intriguing set, which reveals a limited view of the rooms above and below Barbaraâ€™s flat, bedroom farce develops into something more complex as the two adversaries fall head over heels in lustâ€¦The UKâ€™s greatest living playwright makes hilarity and artistry from the things we do for love.
Visit Web Site Starts : 21 Apr 2014 - Ends : 26 Apr 2014
The multi-award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion returns to the stage in 2013 with his new one-man show Derren Brown: Infamous. The show promises to demonstrate once again why Derren is one of the worldâ€™s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control.
Visit Web Site Starts : 24 Apr 2014 - Ends : 27 Apr 2014
This show has been successfully staged at this popular exhibition venue for over 23 years. The Royal Bath & West Showground has free onsite car parking, level access and a restaurant. It is located in the West Country and has good road access.This show covers all aspects of quality stitchcraft including cross stitch, sewing, card making, embroidery, knitting, patchwork, quilting, scrapbooking, ribboncraft, papercraft, stamping, beading, painting, dressmaking, tapestry, decoupage, crochet and many more popular stitch and creative crafts.
Visit Web Site Starts : 7 May 2014 - Ends : 11 May 2014
Badminton Horse Trials is one of the toughest and most exciting equestrian events - the pinnacle of the worldâ€™s 3-Day-Event calendar. As the name suggests horses and riders complete the competition over 3 days, each day consisting of a different discipline or phase. Horses and riders must complete a dressage test demonstrating Obedience, Discipline, Accuracy and Elegance. They need to be fit and athletic to complete a 4 mile cross country ride jumping several solid man-made and natural obstacles within a set time. Finally they must complete a course of show-jumps designed to test their agility and accuracy at speed.
Visit Web Site Starts : 19 May 2014 - Ends : 19 May 2014
Heaven On Earth pop sensation from the â€™80s returns to Colston Hall for a retrospective performance of her solo career.
Visit Web Site Starts : 22 May 2014 - Ends : 2 Jun 2014
Inaugurated in 1948, Bath International Music Festival has an illustrious artistic history and has long been a well-established event of national significance and international reputation. It takes place annually over two weeks in late May/early June, presenting a range of high quality events including orchestral, chamber and contemporary classical music, contemporary jazz and world music. The programme takes place mainly in city venues and also includes free-to-the-public outdoor events.
Visit Web Site Starts : 23 May 2014 - Ends : 8 Jun 2014
This annual arts festival in Bath involves over 150 different events plus a highly visible visual arts programme all over the city. Fringe theatre provides some avant garde performances and Perrier award comics generally pay this Roman spa town a visit to get the crowds laughing.
Regulars include The Wheel Thing pedal power festival and the Bath Community Carnival.
Visit Web Site Starts : 28 May 2014 - Ends : 31 May 2014
The Royal Bath & West Show will celebrate all aspects of farming and rural life, from the best of British livestock to the latest technological innovations in the farming industry. The show offers a wonderful day out for the whole family, with the very best of shopping, food halls, floral marquee, rural crafts, country pursuits, dog show, equestrian competitions and arena displays.
Visit Web Site Starts : 8 Jun 2014 - Ends : 8 Jun 2014
Sunday 8 June is our NatWest T20 Blast Family Day! This fast paced exciting competition provides a great summer night day out with the family. The match starts at 2.30 at the Bristol County Ground, where there are lots of food and drink options available. There are lots of free activities for the children, including coaching sessions where they can give it a go themselves!
Visit Web Site Starts : 9 Jun 2014 - Ends : 14 Jun 2014
The National Theatreâ€™s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, embarks on its biggest-ever tour of the UK and Ireland from May 2014. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy - a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
Visit Web Site Starts : 12 Jun 2014 - Ends : 16 Jun 2014
The Bristol Festival of Nature is an ambitious and imaginative weekend programme of films, animal encounters, exhibitions, walks, talks, workshops and competitions for all ages and interests. Now in its 5th year, the festival is a free public event which celebrates nature, raises awareness of, and commitment to, environmental issues and conservation, as well as promoting sustainable living through a variety of educational and enjoyable activities.
Visit Web Site Starts : 23 Jun 2014 - Ends : 5 Jul 2014
Tonightâ€™s the Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod is the all-singing, all-dancing feel good show which went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. Tonightâ€™s The Night is back and now is your chance to rediscover the magic of timeless classic songs, from Maggie May to Baby Jane and Hot Legs to Sailing plus many more!
Visit Web Site Starts : 28 Jun 2014 - Ends : 29 Jun 2014
Bike Bath will return in 2013 on the weekend of the 22-23 June. Described as a "Cycling weekend to remember", registration will open on 1st December. Road rides of 20,30,60 and 100 miles will be announced in the New Year and will be different to the 2012 routes. We also hope to have a 40 mile off-road route on the Friday evening. Michelin starred chef Rob Clayton will once again be preparing the post ride food
Visit Web Site Starts : 29 Jun 2014 - Ends : 29 Jun 2014
Donâ€™t miss the highlight of the summer! On 29th June 2014, Weston-super-Mare beach will play host to an amazing musical event featuring some of the biggest names in pop.
South West Live will feature Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays, The Vamps, Union J & more to be announced!
Visit Web Site Starts : 1 Jul 2014 - Ends : 31 Aug 2014
As darkness falls, the ruins of this vast Roman building are an awesome sight. By the light of flickering torches, you can walk on 2000 year old pavements and really sense the spirits of the ancients, providing a truly magical atmosphere which no other venue can surpass. With its steaming waters and Roman artefacts this is an unforgettable and unique experience.
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Visit Web Site Starts : 5 Jul 2014 - Ends : 6 Jul 2014
Truck Fest is the ultimate trucking event in Europe and a fantastic showpiece for thousands of dedicated operators and drivers within the UK haulage industry
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Visit Web Site Starts : 18 Jul 2014 - Ends : 20 Jul 2014
Bristol's liveliest and largest Harbourside event, EDF Energy Bristol Harbour Festival features a wide range of entertainment both on and off the water, including music stages, a dance stage, street theatre and water displays, all taking place before a backdrop of hundreds of colourful vessels in the floating harbour throughout the weekend.
Visit Web Site Starts : 1 Aug 2014 - Ends : 3 Aug 2014
This renowned event takes place at Gatcombe Park, spectacular home of the Princess Royal and her family and incorporates the British Open, Intermediate and Novice Championships.
Visit Web Site Starts : 7 Aug 2014 - Ends : 10 Aug 2014
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has grown to be one of the largest outdoor events in the country, attracting thousands of visitors for what is now a four day festival of fun and flying and its all FREE!
Set in the rolling parkland of Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, the Fiesta features mass balloon launches of over 100 balloons plus a wealth of family entertainment.
Visit Web Site Starts : 9 Aug 2014 - Ends : 17 Aug 2014
Bath Folk Festival is a grass roots festival run by and for musicians and dancers who are passionate about folk culture.
The Festival is now entering its third year and has already established a reputation as one of the most exciting new folk festivals to emerge in the UK.
Over the last two years we have attracted internationally acclaimed acts and a wealth of local talent, brought together by the vision of Festival founders, Marick and Louise Baxter.
Visit Web Site Starts : 13 Aug 2014 - Ends : 16 Aug 2014
Russell Howard, one of our funniest and most successful comedians, returns to his first love, live stand-up with his first tour for three years. Wonderbox follows his sell-out, thrice-extended, 2011 UK tour, which included three sold out dates at Londonâ€™s O2.
In this new show, the star and creator of the award-winning hit TV show, Russell Howardâ€™s Good News, promises us more of his trademark brand of upbeat and razor-sharp comedy. Donâ€™t miss the chance to see this unique comedian on his biggest tour to date; back on stage, on-top of the world, doing what he does best.
Everybodyâ€™s welcome. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh.
Visit Web Site Starts : 31 Aug 2014 - Ends : 30 Sep 2014
Hundreds of gentle giants fill the skies of Bristol at the Bristol International Kite Festival, which attracts between 80 to 100,000 people every year.
The event showcases a dazzling array of kites from all over the world and a rolling programme of arena displays and demonstrations, kite stalls and workshops.
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Visit Web Site Starts : 11 Sep 2014 - Ends : 14 Sep 2014
Heritage Open Days celebrates England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.
Visit Web Site Starts : 12 Sep 2014 - Ends : 20 Sep 2014
The Jane Austen Festival takes place in Bath and around in mid-September. There will be different events taking place every day - details to be confirmed. Please contact the Jane Austen Centre for further information.
Visit Web Site Starts : 21 Sep 2014 - Ends : 21 Sep 2014
The Reebok Half Marathon is one of the UK's leading road races. With over 15,000 entries the race is now one of the biggest half marathons in the country. Watch as the runners race through the historic old city, scenic Avon and harbourside. Every year the race raises considerable amounts of money for local and national charities through sponsorship.
Visit Web Site Starts : 28 Sep 2014 - Ends : 28 Sep 2014
Homeless charity Julian House is inviting you to join the Circuit of Bath Walk on Sunday 29 September. The circular route takes in some Bathâ€™s most beautiful near countryside around the edge of the city. A unique shuttle bus service operates between check points throughout the day which means that participants can choose to walk from 2 to 20 miles.
The event is open to people of all ages as one section of the route is particularly accessible to all abilities. The buggy friendly canal path between Bathampton and the Canal Visitors Centre at Limpley Stoke will make an enjoyable walk for young families.
Further information is available on the Julian House website â€“ www.julianhouse.org.uk or call Cathy Adcock on 01225 354656, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Visit Web Site Starts : 1 Oct 2014 - Ends : 1 Oct 2014
Pop star, reality TV regular and â€śjaunty hostâ€ť (The Guardian) Peter Andre returns to Colston Hall to present a â€śbrilliantly exhaustingâ€ť (Nottingham Post) show filled with his greatest hits, from Mysterious Girl, Flava and I Feel You to Insania and Behind Closed Doors.
Visit Web Site Starts : 17 Oct 2014 - Ends : 19 Oct 2014
The entire front at Weston-super-Mare is given over to the Beach Race with a fun fair, trade site and other family activities all in full swing for the duration of the event. While extra shows like the Monster Trucks or Quad Freestyle Display on the beach, all add to the weekend experience.
Visit Web Site Starts : 5 Nov 2014 - Ends : 5 Nov 2014
Held at Baths Recreational Ground to celebrate Guy Fawkes day.
Visit Web Site Starts : 7 Nov 2014 - Ends : 15 Nov 2014
Various venues offer one of the most intensive Mozart festivals in Britain.
Check out the Mozart Festival Website for a full program of events.
Visit Web Site Starts : 13 Nov 2014 - Ends : 23 Nov 2014
An impressive screening of classics, independents and new releases, including lectures and introductions by guest speakers from the film world.
It also includes a programme of events, talks and workshops.
Visit Web Site Starts : 27 Nov 2014 - Ends : 14 Dec 2014
More than 200,000 visitors are expected to visit the Christmas market to enjoy the unique shopping experience with the stunning backdrop of Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, and to sample the best festive food and entertainment.
Visit Web Site Starts : 29 Nov 2014 - Ends : 22 Dec 2014
Take a walk through the famous Enchanted Wood and see The National Arboretum lit up at night. See Father Christmas plus lots of other festive excitement - carols from local choirs and bands, roast chestnuts and mulled wine plus a gift shop selling some fantastic gifts and decorations. This event is attended by around 30,000 people each year. A great event for all ages, especially families.
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