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The best things to do at SouthGate Bath for a day out

Looking for fun things to do near Bath? With the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 29th May, SouthGate Bath is the place to enjoy inspired days out with your family and friends. 

From big movies at Tivoli Cinema, incredible family dining, welcoming stores and easy parking, you can enjoy a full day full of activities and fun (see our opening times here). 

Plan your day with our helpful guide (and also follow us on social and sign up to our newsletter to hear about some new openings coming soon). 


1. See big new movies at the Tivoli Cinema in Bath

Inside of movie theatre showing sofas instead of traditional chairs
Image provided by Tivoli Cinema

2023 is going to be a huge year for family films on the big screen with the arrival of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3 (5th May), The Little Mermaid (26th May) and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2 June) plus Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny (30 June) and Barbie (21 July). 

The Tivoli Cinema is one of the most welcoming places to watch a film in the UK with discounted prices for seniors, students and children while carers go free. If you’re out with friends, they’re now running the Tivoli Happy Hour Monday to Friday with two cocktails for the price of one between 4.30pm-6.30pm. With small and large plates, pizza, burgers loaded nachos and seasonal deals for kids, get booking is our advice. 


2. The best places to eat with family menus and offers for kids

Mum feeding her son with chopsticks
Image provided by Yo Sushi!

SouthGate Bath is home to so many children-friendly restaurants and cafes. Discover brilliant discounted children’s menus all year round at Nando’s, PizzaExpress (dough balls, pizza or pasta, dessert, drink and activity pack for £7.25), the Cosy Club and Franco Manca. Plus, a new Burger King will soon be arriving with their famous King Jr meals. Brewdog is also family-friendly during the day with puppy play dates and kids’ menus featuring their famous Hoppy Meals.

Many of our cafes, shops and restaurants (including YO!, Be At One and Giraffe) also offer student discounts. During the school holidays, kids can eat for free or for just £1 at leading cafes and restaurants at SouthGate Bath so keep an eye on our offers page. 


3. Discover smart shopping with the kids at SouthGate Bath

Boy and girl model wearing H&M clothes
Image provided by H&M

We’re home to some of the best fashion, beauty, food and gifting stores in Bath making Click & Collect and everyday shopping easy. There are also plenty of kid-friendly clothes and shoes stores including Accessorize, H&M and JD Sports if you need to pick things up while you’re here with the family.

Visit our kid-friendly stores too: My Small World and Smiggle have fun toys and colourful stationery. Or, have a fun time picking sweet treats at Hotel Chocolat and Krispy Kreme. 

Don’t forget there are always exclusive discounts for students, Blue Light card holders and NHS workers plus there are plenty of loyalty memberships to take advantage of


4. Easy parking and buses to get to SouthGate Bath

EV parking

It’s 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 dedicated 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.

5. Family-friendly essentials at SouthGate Bath

Son sat on father's shoulders with father looking up and smiling

Our toilets, including disabled toilets and baby-changing facilities, are located next to The North Face.

Watch this space for new openings and exciting events coming in 2023. 

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