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Winter at the University of Bath

If you're a student staying in Bath over the winter break, come and spread some joy and take part in our festive activities.

We have a series of festive activities taking place on campus, all are free and you can attend as many as you like. 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.

There are also a number of other events taking place, either virtually or in and around the Bath and Bristol area, which we have collected into a list below.

Festive activities

You can take part in as many activities as you wish. Spaces are limited so please make sure you book your place and don't miss out.

Students’ Union activities

  • Board game hire
  • Christmas World CafĂ©
  • Themed Film screening
  • Christmas cards for vulnerable adults
  • Sports Quiz
  • Plug Quiz
  • Netflix Christmas film parties
  • Virtual Escape Room
  • Halls Christmas decoration competition


Sign up for activities

AHS activities

  • Free daily lunch (12pm-1pm) and dinner (5.30pm-6.30pm) takeaway meals at Lime Tree available to ALL students in Bath on the following dates. No booking is required.
    • 21* -24 December (*meals served from the Hut on 21 December due to maintenance works in the Lime Tree)
    • (Closed 25 and 26 December)
    • 27-31 December
    • (Closed 1 January)
    • 2-3 January


  • Christmas Day lunch (1pm)
  • Boxing Day lunch (12pm) We understand there are people whose travel plans have changed and some of you may now be in Bath when you did not expect. If this is the case and would like to attend the Christmas meal at Claverton Rooms, please email so we can make appropriate plans. Closing date - 23 Dec at 4pm.

STV activities

  • Self guided wintry walks and runs around Bath.

For more information please visit Team Bath.

Further activities on campus

  • Wreath Making
  • Terrarium bauble making
  • Nature inspired Christmas decoration making
  • Bath Skyline guided winter walk (5-6 miles)
  • Alumni guided winter walk
  • Street dance class


Sign up for activities

External activities

There are lots of things going on in and around the city and online that you can do.

Winter Wonderland

We have transformed our Chancellors' Green marquee into a Winter Wonderland for you to enjoy and get into the festive spirit.

In the Cosy Cabin area you can play table tennis and table football with your households or leave a festive message on our wishing tree. In the main marquee take a selfie against our special backdrop and share on social media using @UniofBath. Televisions with Freeview are available for you to watch those classic films or Christmas specials.

Various activities will be taking place in the marquee throughout the break including:-

  • wreath making
  • Christmas cards for vulnerable adults
  • nature inspired Christmas decorations
  • street dance
  • board game afternoons
  • terrarium bauble making
Winter Wonderland

Join us to create a compassionate Christmas

If you are interested to spread a little joy this Christmas through some volunteering activities, we are working with Compassionate Community, Bath 3SG and the Students' Union.

Support the Compassionate Christmas 2020 campaign
Compassionate Christmas logo

Useful Information

Find out about transport to and from Campus and accommodation options.


All students living in the City will have access to the campus via the normal bus facility with First Buses in order to take part in our activities. Please refer to the bus timetable which runs up to the 4 January 2021.


If you live in the City and would like come and stay on campus to be closer to activities and support please contact . The rooms are offered free of charge and keys can be collected on the 19 December.

Contact us

If you have any questions about what's on, contact us