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Families are invited to enjoy a fun-packed day out at the Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery this May half-term, with lots of special activities on offer.

Children can make a mini Roman garden and search for crowns in the collection at the Roman Baths, while animal-loving kids can create anime dogs and dog bookmarks at the Victoria Art Gallery. There’s also a chance to tour Bath’s Local History Store in Lansdown, and see some fascinating Victorian spa equipment!

Councillor Kevin Guy, Leader, Bath & North East Somerset Liberal Democrat Group, said: “We hope young visitors will enjoy exploring our museums and taking part in the craft sessions, trails and tours on offer over the half-term holidays. All are free for local residents with a Discovery Card, which you can sign up for on the Council’s website.”

All activities are suitable for children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Glorious Gardens
The Roman Baths
Monday 29 May to Saturday 3 June, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

Find out about plants the Romans introduced to Britain and create a mini Roman garden to take home, using card, pens and toy moss.

Included in admission price. Free for local Discovery Card holders. No need to book for the activity – just pop in during your visit to the Roman Baths. Advance booking recommended for Roman Baths admission tickets at

A Royal Roman Quest trail
The Roman Baths
Until Sunday 4 June

Oh no, the Emperor has lost his crown! The whole family can get involved in searching for a new crown for the Roman Emperor: for younger visitors, crowns will be hidden for them to spot as they explore the Roman Baths, while older kids will be encouraged to look out for headwear suitable for an Emperor within the collection, from wigs to laurel wreaths.

Included in admission price. Free for local Discovery Card holders. Advance booking recommended for Roman Baths admission tickets at

Local History Store Tours
Local History Store, Lansdown
Wednesday 31 May10am, 12pm and 2pm

Come and explore the weird and wonderful objects in our Local History Store, from Victorian spa equipment to Georgian furniture.

Free but booking essential on

The Wild Escape - Dog Gone
Victoria Art Gallery
Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June10.30am to 12.30pm

Create a characterful anime dog portrait on a paper plate, or a dog bookmark.

This activity is part of The Wild Escape, a nationwide project that invites children to find nature in museums.

Free activity. No need to book, just drop in.