Things to do this Summer in Bath
Don’t find yourself without at least one day out planned this summer. As one of the finest luxury hotels Bath has to offer, you can trust Homewood Park to not only provide you with a wonderful stay, but to source unusual and exciting activities to fill your time!
Until the 3rd September, you can enjoy Longleat’s Pop-Up Panda art installation. With more than 60 painted pandas to discover, you will be able to see these beautifully decorated and hand-painted creatures whilst on safari, on the Longleat Railway, in Animal Adventure and in the formal gardens. There are colours and patterns to suit every taste – from different artistic styles and elements of Chinese culture to English seasons, events and traditions. Will you be able to see them all? Simply pay entry to Longleat and you will be able to enjoy this installation. Be sure to share your snaps on social media, we’d love to see them.
Kaffe Fassett and Candace Bahouth will grace us with their presence to discuss and explore all things flowers. A staple to the environment and our lives, flowers tend to be overlooked and underappreciated. Designer Kaffe Fassett is a
renowned colour and fabric expert – as well as a bespoke colour scheme, there will be 40 of his vibrant coloured quilts and needlepoints on display, not to mention benches, totems, shoes and a chandelier designed with Candace Bahouth. You can see this exhibition every Thursday, 24th May to 23rd August inclusive at 12.30pm–1pm. A lecture with Kaffe Fassett on colour and inspiration will take place on Wednesday 25th July at 6pm. There will also be a lunchtime talk with Candace Bahouth on Wednesday 27th June 1.10pm-1.45pm. You can find out more, including pricing here.
The Handmade Fair is the ultimate day out for any budding creative. Head to Bowood House from 22nd – 24th June and you can take part in hands-on skills workshops – but that’s not all! With a grand make and a super theatre for talks, if you like getting crafty you won’t want to miss this event. Be sure to taste some of the delicious treats from the street food vendors in attendance, and bring a bag big enough for all the tools and materials you will buy! Tickets start from £12.
Now in its second year, Longleat Food & Drink Festival is fun for all the family. From unusual cuisine to exceptional local produce, you can give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the sights, smells and sensations of what makes food great. If you like to learn from the best, then James Martin and The Hairy Bikers will take to the stage for a series of live demonstrations. Don’t let your tummies get too full – there will be a whole host of food and drink stalls across both days as well as afternoon tea and even more festival fun including traditional fairground rides, vintage vehicles and live music. Entry is included in the price of your Longleat day ticket – it doesn’t get much better than that, so join in the fun on 23rd to 24th June.
As the only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the United States, the textiles fair at the American Museum will definitely showcase exceptional American arts and culture – they’ve been responsible for doing so in the UK since 1961! On 18 th August from 10am – 4pm, you can discover an insanely large range of textiles and fabrics. From antique and vintage finds to world textiles, yarns and maker/suppliers, there’s no better place to take it all in than in the ‘home of quilts.’ Normal admission applies. Let all the textures, fabrics and designs inspire and excite you. No matter where your interest in textiles lies,
from design and creation to haberdashery and DIY projects, head to the American Museum and you will enjoy this fair.
If you’re looking for hotels, Bath Spa is the only destination you need. Situated in Freshford, our hotel is within driving distance of all the events you won’t want to miss this summer. And when you want to wind down or enjoy a bite to eat? Our spa and restaurant will be waiting.