Looking for things to do in Bath with family? With a whole host of shops, restaurants, bars and a cinema, SouthGate Bath is the perfect place. Here are our top tips for how to get the most out of your family visit.
Take advantage of great dining deals for kids
Whatever you’re in the mood for, our SouthGate Bath restaurants and cafes have something for the whole family.
To celebrate the schools breaking up for summer, YO! is offering free kids bento boxes alongside adult meals. Running on Mondays - Thursdays all summer from 3-5.30pm, simply pick any one of the kiddo-approved bento boxes (which includes a drink) and get the meal completely free with a £10 adult spend. Dishes include crunchy chicken katsu with veggie rice, edamame, and fresh fruit for dessert with a Cawston Press juice.
If you have little ones in tow then check out Nandos’ dedicated Nandinos set menu which offers three courses for £10. If a burger and fries is more your vibe, head to Smashburger Southgate Bath, where they’re renowned for using a unique cooking method of “smashing” the beef burger onto a hot buttered grill to produce a burger unlike any other. Grab a kids meal for less than £5 which includes a main, fries and a drink.
Enjoy Italian favourites at Prezzo and Pizza Express
If Italian is more your style, dining with kids at Prezzo is made easier with their kids menu, offering a selection of mini meals such as a Bambini Pizza and Mini Calzone. With three courses for £6.75 there’s something for every kid to enjoy. You could also head to Pizza Express for its Piccolo Menu – a selection of child-friendly sized starters, mains, sides and desserts. Featuring smaller portions of favourites such as pasta Bolognese or Napoletana, Margherita and American pizzas, as well as a Piccolo Sundae or Chocolate Brownie. Kids can also join in on an after meal hot drink with a Bambinoccino.
Bring a taste of Spain to the city
Tapas Revolution is serving up a taste of Spain for the whole family, making it a great place to get your staycation started. Kids can choose from a dedicated menu for little ones, including Spanish Style Meatballs, Classic Spanish Omelette and Paella.
Dine on the outdoor terrace at Cosy Club, Bath
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It’s also worth checking out Cosy Club, a beautiful bar and restaurant complete with a stunning balcony and outdoor terrace seating overlooking SouthGate Place. Don’t be put off by the stylish surroundings - children are very welcome and can choose from a whole host of delicious food on the kids menu, including Buttermilk Pancakes, a Mezze Picnic and Fruit Sundae. All main courses come with a free juice drink, too.
Watch a movie at Tivoli Cinema, Bath.
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A visit to Tivoli, a new boutique cinema concept, is certainly one of the top things to do in Bath. With luxurious extra-wide sofas and four intimate screens, it’s the perfect way for film-loving families to kick back and relax. There also the brilliant Tivoli café, serving a seasonal menu of small plates, sharing platters, gourmet burgers, and freshly prepared hand-stretched pizzas, all made with locally sourced ingredients. For dessert, prepare for the kids to ask for the delicious sundaes – made with local Marshfield Farms ice-cream. It’s always best to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Shop for new clothes in Bath
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With so many shops in one place, you’re spoilt for choice at SouthGate Bath. Whether you’re looking for a new wardrobe, toys to keep the kids entertained, or furniture and accessories to give your home glow up, there’s something for everyone. From H&M, Apple and New Look to the Typo, Boots and My Small World, you’re never far from your favourite stores.
Make it a fuss-free journey
Whether you’re arriving by car, train or bicycle, it is super easy for families to get here. If you’re travelling by train, you’ll find us just opposite Bath Spa train station. If you’d prefer to drive to us then we have more than 800 spaces at the SouthGate Bath car park, with bays for parents with children and 12 electric car charging points. There are also spaces to park your bike at The Vaults and in level -2 in the car park.
Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as SouthGate Bath opening times, on our Eat, Drink & Shop page.