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Easter vacation at the University of Bath

If you're a student staying in Bath over the Easter break, find out what events and activities are going on in Bath and the local area.

Easter activities

We have a number of Easter activities taking place on campus. All students are welcome, whether you are living on or off campus, but make sure you book onto each of your chosen activities as places are limited.

Date Event Time and Location Details
Tuesday 4th April Easter Egg Hunt 10 am- 3pm, start at SU office in the Edge Organised by the SU
Tuesday 4th April Dog walking 2.15 - 3.05pm Book here
Wednesday 5th April Easter Egg Hunt 10 am- 3pm, start at SU office in the Edge Organised by the SU
Wednesday 5th April Gardening Club 2pm - 4pm, Cotswold House Book here
Thursday 6th April Easter Egg Hunt 10 am- 3pm, start at SU office in the Edge Organised by the SU
Thursday 6th April Film 2.30 - 4.30pm, Polden Social Lounge Book here
Saturday 8th April Easter Terrarium making 11 am - 12pm or 12.15pm- 1.15pm, Cotswold House Book here
Wednesday 12th April Gardening Club 2pm - 4pm, Cotswold House Book here
Friday 14th April International Student Games Afternoon 2.15- 4.05pm, 1E 3.6 Book here

Sports Pass

The Team Bath Sports Pass can be used during the Easter vacation; if you haven’t already activated your free sports pass then please do so by visiting STV reception. You can book courts to play sport with friends or Swim in the SwimFit lanes. The Sports Training Village has reduced holiday opening hours over the Easter break.

Library Resources

The Library also has a number of resources available to you over the break. As well as holding a large film collection for loan, you can access BOB - boxsets on demand and popular magazines from around the world through Press Reader.

Other suggested activities

In addition to the list above, there are a number of other activities in which you may be interested.

Here are some ideas of other things to do:

  • Visit the Roman Baths. Students who are studying on a course that lasts longer than a year and who live on campus, in Bath, or anywhere in North East Somerset are eligible to apply for a Student Discovery Card for no cost. This will entitle you to free entry to the Roman Baths.

  • Take a look around the Victoria Art Gallery. Free entry with a Discovery Card

  • Spend an afternoon at the Holburne Museum. Free to students with University of Bath Library card

  • Explore some of the parks in and around Bath

    • Parade Gardens in the city centre has pretty flower displays overlooking the River Avon and Pulteney Weir. Free entry with a Discovery Card.
    • Alexandra Park has panoramic views of Bath. Free entry.
    • Sydney Gardens at the bottom of Bathwick Hill overlooks the canal. Free entry.
    • Royal Victoria Park has flowers, botanical gardens, areas for ball games and picnics - all close to the Royal Crescent. Free entry.
  • Challenge yourself to do the Bath Skyline Walk. This walk runs very close to University grounds. You can do the whole 6 mile walk at once or break it down in stages. As well as spectacular views of Bath, this time of year you are likely to see woodland flowers and lambs in the fields.

Ideas for less than £10

  • If you enjoy escape rooms, then you might like to have a go at a self-guided treasure hunt game around Bath. These are a fun way to explore the city with friends. There are a number to chose from but one of the best value is The Mystery of the Princes' Stolen Statue.
  • Explore Bristol. Plenty to see, and quick and easy to reach by train.
  • Visit the city of Wells or the town of Glastonbury. Easy to reach by bus. Wells is the smallest city in England and as well as a beautiful cathedral and reputedly the oldest street in Europe, it has pretty buildings and gardens.
  • From Wells you can take another bus to Cheddar where you can walk up the amazing gorge, see Cheddar cheese being made and/or sample some of the cider for which Somerset is renowned. Alternatively you can catch a bus to Glastonbury. Glastonbury is steeped in superstition and has many quirky shops as well as the famous Glastonbury Tor.
  • Take the train to Bradford-on-Avon. Wander round the shops and tea-rooms, picnic by the river or, for the more energetic, wander back to Bath along the scenic canal towpath.

For other events taking place in and around the Bath and Bristol area take a look at Visit Bath's What's On Guide and Visit Bristol Easter in Bristol guide.

Useful information

Over the Easter weekend, many shops and offices have reduced opening hours. Trains and buses run limited services. Find out about transport to and from campus, opening times for shops on campus and for staff offices.


Wellbeing support will be available throughout the vacation period from 9am - 5pm. If you need advice outside these hours our Be Well - Talk now service provides free confidential advice and support to you wherever you are in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also access urgent support. If you have an emergency, ring 999 or University Security if you are on campus or in University accommodation.


Buses will run a reduced service over the vacation period. Further information on bus times can be found on our webpage

Supermarkets in Bath

Most supermarkets in Bath will be closed on Easter Sunday (9th April). Some may also have shorter opening hours on Good Friday (7th April) and Easter Monday (10th April).

Food outlets opening times

Check the opening times for all the food and drink outlets and shops on campus; this page is updated each week.

University offices

Most University staff will be on holiday from the end of Thursday 6th April returning on Wednesday 12th April, so offices on campus and in University buildings will be closed. Our Security Team will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the period as normal.

Contact us

If you have any questions about any of the activities or events, contact us