Prior Park Landscape Garden in Bath is always a great place for a family day out, with plenty to do outdoors, lots of exploring to be had and a Tea Shed up at the Cabinet for tasty drinks and snacks.

This year the garden is undergoing a restoration project to restore the dams back to their 18th century glory. This is a once in a life time opportunity to see such a large-scale conservation project at a National Trust place, so be sure to keep up to date during the week with events, trails and much more. The opening times are 10am – 5.30pm daily.

In addition, you can look forward to –


Daily, 10am – 5.30pm

Get a breath of fresh air as you wander among the snowdrops at Prior Park. There are four different varieties, can you spot them all?

Garden Tours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11.30am – 1pm

The dams project is already underway at the gardens; multi-million pound works to restore and future-proof the Georgian dams at the bottom of the garden. Guided tours through 2020 will give you a good overview of the project.

Half term nature trails

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm

Explore the garden during half term with your little ones with activities sure to get you interacting with nature and learning about the dams project. We have a brass rubbing trail looking for features of Prior Park and a spring spotter trail to get families exploring.

Wild Garlic Season

21 March – 12 April, 10am – 5.30pm

Wild garlic carpets the garden in spring, with sprinklings of white flowers and a delicate scent. Pick up a bag and forage for the best leaves. There will be recipe cards to give you a little inspiration in the kitchen.

Skyline Forest School

Mondays during term time. This is a block booking of 6 weekly sessions.

A morning of fun and discovery with PlayWood Forest School awaits you and your toddler on the Bath Skyline. Art, exploring, discovering, sensory play, and nature activities – there’s so much to do in the woods. You and your child will be supported and encouraged as you have lots of fun, explore and play together.

Wild Wednesdays

8 April, 15 April, 27 May, 10.30am – 12.30pm
£2 per child

The Woodland Play Area is the setting for a morning of adventures, exploring and creativity. Wild Wednesdays take place every Wednesday during the school holidays, with a different theme for every session. Visitors will be having fun with what nature offers us, such as making some marvellous mud creations, getting to know a tree and so much more.

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