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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. All students are welcome, whether you are living on or off campus, but make sure you book as places are limited.

Join our Easter at Bath WhatsApp channel to get reminders and up-to-date information. If your friends are all going away over the vacation and you would like to meet new friends, then why not sign up to our buddying scheme .

Date Event Time and Location Details
Friday 29 March Mayor's Guide Free Walking Tour of Bath 3pm- 4pm Booking closed
Saturday 30 March Gardening club - Easter chicks 10.30 am - 12 noon Booking closed
Monday 1 April Guided tour of the Assembly Rooms 10.30 am - 12 noon Booking closed
Tuesday 2 April Visit to the Holburne Museum 11am - 12.30pm Booking closed
Wednesday 3 April Gardening Club - baskets 10.30am - 12 noon Book here
Thursday 4 April Trip to Blenheim Palace OR Oxford* 9.30am - 7pm Booking closed
Thursday 4 April SU Easter Trail Anytime between 10am - 4pm, campus Find out more
Friday 5 April SU Easter Trail Anytime between 10am - 4pm, campus Find out more
Friday 5 April Snap-happy (a chance to share and choose your photos for the photo-competition) 2.00 - 4.00pm, Esther Parkin No booking required
Tuesday 9 April Origami fairy lights (SU)* 12 noon - 2pm Book here
Tuesday 9 April Dog walking 2.15pm - 3.05pm Book here
Wednesday 10 April Wells on a budget (guided bus trip)* 10.30 am - afternoon Book here
Thursday 11 April Adventure Golf * 2pm- 3.30pm Book here

The asterix * indicates there will be a cost involved in this activity.

Easter at Bath Photo Competition

Take part in our exciting new photo competition for international students. There are three categories in which you can enter, each with a prize of £100 in vouchers of your choice. Prizes will be awarded by the Mayor of Bath at a social event and exhibition in April.

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 Kanopy (24,000+ films), BOB - boxsets on demand and popular magazines from around the world through Press Reader. If you like reading, why not explore the Library's thematic book lists Reading for Pleasure.

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:

  • Bath Skyline Park Run. The Bath Skyline Park Run takes place every Saturday . It starts just outside the University grounds. Run, jog or walk the 5km course. Free to enter but you need to register first.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Ideas for less than £10

  • 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.


Student Support will be available throughout the vacation period from 9am - 5pm via 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 (O1225 383 999) 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 (31st March). Some may also have shorter opening hours on Good Friday (29th March) and Easter Monday (1st 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 28th March returning on Wednesday 3rd 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