Places to drive near Bath
A guide to locations of interest to drive to near Bath...

August 2014 events in Bath and Bristol

Gatcombe Park Horse Trials

Visit Web Site Starts : 1 Aug 2014 - Ends : 3 Aug 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Gatcombe Park Horse TrialsThis 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.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Visit Web Site Starts : 7 Aug 2014 - Ends : 10 Aug 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Bristol International Balloon FiestaThe 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.

Bath Folk Festival

Visit Web Site Starts : 9 Aug 2014 - Ends : 17 Aug 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Bath Folk FestivalBath 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.

Russell Howard: Wonderbox @ The Bristol Hippodrome

Visit Web Site Starts : 13 Aug 2014 - Ends : 16 Aug 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Russell Howard: Wonderbox @ The Bristol HippodromeRussell 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 London’s O2.

In this new show, the star and creator of the award-winning hit TV show, Russell Howard’s Good News, promises us more of his trademark brand of upbeat and razor-sharp comedy. Don’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.

Everybody’s welcome. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh.

Bristol International Kite Festival

Visit Web Site Starts : 31 Aug 2014 - Ends : 30 Sep 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Bristol International Kite FestivalHundreds 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.


September 2014 events in Bath and Bristol

Heritage Open Days

Visit Web Site Starts : 11 Sep 2014 - Ends : 14 Sep 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Heritage Open DaysHeritage 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.

The Jane Austen Festival

Visit Web Site Starts : 12 Sep 2014 - Ends : 20 Sep 2014

Bath and Bristol events : The Jane Austen FestivalThe 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.

Reebok Bristol Half Marathon 2014

Visit Web Site Starts : 21 Sep 2014 - Ends : 21 Sep 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Reebok Bristol Half Marathon 2014The 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.

Julian House - Circuit of Bath Walk

Visit Web Site Starts : 28 Sep 2014 - Ends : 28 Sep 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Julian House - Circuit of Bath WalkHomeless charity Julian House is inviting you to join the Circuit of Bath Walk on Sunday 29 September. The circular route takes in some Bath’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 – or call Cathy Adcock on 01225 354656, email


October 2014 events in Bath and Bristol

Peter Andre @ The Colston Hall

Visit Web Site Starts : 1 Oct 2014 - Ends : 1 Oct 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Peter Andre @ The Colston HallPop star, reality TV regular and “jaunty host” (The Guardian) Peter Andre returns to Colston Hall to present a “brilliantly exhausting” (Nottingham Post) show filled with his greatest hits, from Mysterious Girl, Flava and I Feel You to Insania and Behind Closed Doors.

Weston Beach Race

Visit Web Site Starts : 17 Oct 2014 - Ends : 19 Oct 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Weston Beach RaceThe 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.

November 2014 events in Bath and Bristol

Firework Display

Visit Web Site Starts : 5 Nov 2014 - Ends : 5 Nov 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Firework DisplayHeld at Baths Recreational Ground to celebrate Guy Fawkes day.

Bath Mozart Festival

Visit Web Site Starts : 7 Nov 2014 - Ends : 15 Nov 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Bath Mozart FestivalVarious venues offer one of the most intensive Mozart festivals in Britain.

Check out the Mozart Festival Website for a full program of events.

Bath Film Festival

Visit Web Site Starts : 13 Nov 2014 - Ends : 23 Nov 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Bath Film FestivalAn 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.

Bath Christmas Market

Visit Web Site Starts : 27 Nov 2014 - Ends : 14 Dec 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Bath Christmas MarketMore 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.

Enchanted Christmas 2014

Visit Web Site Starts : 29 Nov 2014 - Ends : 22 Dec 2014

Bath and Bristol events : Enchanted Christmas 2014Take 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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