(A brief at a glance list can be downloaded from the Welcome page)
WILDSWIMBIKERUN.COM. 10% discount on buided cycle tours in Bath and surrounding countryside and weekend breaks including guided city and canal tours, bikepacking and road cycling weekends. www.wildswimbikerun.com
ACORN RESTAURANT, 2 North Parade Passage (off Abbey Green): 10% discount during April and May (Saturdays excluded). Discovery Card holder plus 1. One of only two vegetarian eateries listed in the Michelin Guide 2018 and Good Food Guide. Mention card at time of booking. Cookery book "Plants Taste Better" available by Acorn's chef-proprietor Richard Buckley, which transports vegetarian cooking to a new level of sophistication and is guaranteed to change your views on cooking with plants. www.acornvegetariankitchen.co.uk
THINGS TO DO & SEE:
Behind the Scenes - The Historic Collection. Visitors can see a series of chronological display installations showcasing historic fashions from the museum collection and all arranged like the museum stores. Includes fashions for men and women from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. Until 1 January 2019, A History of Fashion in 100 Objects. Presenting 100 'star' objects showcasing a history of fashion from the 1600s to the present day. Until 28 April 2019, Royal Women. Looking at dress worn by Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.
Family Drop-in Activities: All 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, included in admission price. Tues 29 May, Get Knitted. Find out about 'messy knitting' in our Dress of the Year from 2016, then use finger knitting to make a 'cuff', neck piece, or something from your imagination. Contact 01225 477789 for more details.
Above and Below Tours: Explore the hidden Roman, Georgian and Victorian history of the site. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, the tour will involve a number of steps and uneven walkways. Wednesdays at 11am: 25 April; 9, 23 May; 13 June. Wed 27 June, 6pm. Free with your Discovery Card. Booking essential - 01225 477773.
Behind the Scenes Tours: Discover why and how we care for our collections. Handle fascinating objects perhaps from your local area and find out more about archaeology. Thurs 10 May, 10am; Fri 8 June, 2pm. Booking is essential - 01225 477779.
Family Drop-in Activities, All activities included in admission price, no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm. Sat 26-Sun 27 May, Sat 2-Sun 3 June, Togas and Tunics. Discover how the Romans dressed and try your hand at wearing a toga. Mon 28 May-Fri 1 June, Treasuring the Past. Make a Roman inspired treasure chest to keep your previous things in. Sun 22 April, World Heritage Day. Enjoy a festival of events to celebrate World Heritage Day. See link for more information. Fri 18 May, Party in the City - Museums at Night. Enjoy live music, find out more about the Roman Baths and experience the torchlit Great Bath. Wed 30 May, Local History Open Day at Lansdown North Store, 11am-3pm. Come along to Lansdown Playing Fields North to find out more about the Council's collection of historic objects. No need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Until 12 May, Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhbition. Showcasing the best of the region's artistic talent; a must for art lovers and collectors alike. 19 May-2 September, A Celebration of Flowers: Kaffe Fassett with Candace Bahouth. Internationally renowned colour expert and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett makes a welcome return to Bath. He has been associated with the city since the 1960s when he moved to England from San Francisco. Inspired by flowers his entire life, this new exhibition brings his full creative flair to bear, featuring items including quilets, needlepoints and paintings with the addition of mosaics and other works by Candace Bahouth.
Twelve Month Exhibition Pass available with unlimited visits in 12 months for £12, would make an ideal gift - 01225 477233. www.victoriagal.org.uk
Lunchtime Exhibition Tours: Thursdays, 12.30pm-1pm. Free. Check website for details.
Art on Mondays: Free talks for the partially sighted, 14 May, First Floor Gallery Paintings; 18 June, A Celebration of Flowers. 10am-11.30am.
Art Store Tours: Join a curator and explore the permanent collection housed in our art stores. Free but book in advance on 01225 477232. Wednesdays, 16 May, 20 June, 12pm-12.45pm.
Collection Highlight Tours: Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. Wednesdays, 2 May, 6 June, 1pm-1.45pm. Free, no booking required, but check website beforehand.
Activities for Children: all activities 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. Wed 30 May, Spring Blossoms. Enjoy creating a blossom picture using mixed media. Ages 3-7. Fri 1 June, Trees R Green. Create paper craft 3D trees. Ages 6-11. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Unless otherwise stated, book on 01225 477233.
PULTENEY PRINCESS, £2 off adult return fare. Scheduled boat trips to Bathampton Mill. 1 hour round trip, just turn up at Pulteney Weir. See website for departure times. 07791 910650.
RIVER ADVENTURES - River trips in Bath on the Lady Pamela, with soft top cockpit for sunny days and a cosy real stove heated saloon for those cooler days. Trips start from £7 and private hire for up to 8 people. Departing from Broad Quay, next to Avon Street Car Park. 25% off whole booking. Book online and enter 'DISCOVERY' as coupon code. www.riveradventures.co.uk
STONEBURY LEARNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - Send your kids on a forest adventure this Summer holiday. Forest School is a weekly outdoor activity for families, giving children the chance to explore and learn about their natural environment in secluded woodland on the outskirts of Bristol (near Warmley). Practice fire lighting, play on the woodland obstacles, do crafts with natural objects, cook on the campfire, build dens, play games, explore the woods and make new friends! Discovery Card holders are entitled to 25% off school holiday club fees - clubs run Spring, Summer and half term holidays. Also valid for Summer Holidays full and half day camps. Mention your Discovery Card when emailing. email@example.com.
THERMAE BATH SPA, Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SJ – Discovery Card holders can enjoy a significant price reduction in your visit to Thermae Bath Spa. Thermae Welcome, featuring a 2hr spa session with use of towel, robe and slippers, will be reduced for Discovery Card holders from £36 to £27 (Mon-Fri) and from £40 to £30 (Sat and Sun), giving full access to the thermal waters of the indoor Minerva Bath, a new Wellness Suite, the Springs Cafe Restaurant and the open-air rooftop pool with its wonderful views over Bath (children under 16 not permitted). The new Wellness Suite includes Roman and Georgian inspired steam rooms, an infrared sauna, an invigorating ice chamber and a Celestial Relaxing Room. Enjoy also a 50% discount for a 1.5hr spa session in the Cross Bath. Open daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) from 9am until 9.30pm, pools and Wellness Suite close at 9pm. Enjoy the quieter times at the Spa mid-week rather than at weekends. The intimate, stand-alone Cross Bath can be hired out for exclusive use by a small group of family and friends (children under 12 not permitted). Tel: 01225 331234. www.thermaebathspa.com.
Bath & North East Somerset Council's Heritage Services also runs a full programme of adult, children’s and family activities throughout the year, culminating in Museums Week during the autumn half-term. In Open Week, dozens of independent organisations join us in providing a programme of heritage-based activities for all ages, most of which are free. Your Resident's Discovery Card will be recognised as proof of residence at events during Open Week. Download the programme on the Welcome page.