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Bath Christmas family activities

Image: Family activities at the Victoria Art Gallery

Families can enjoy a ‘monster’ programme of things to see and do at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums over the Christmas holidays.

The Victoria Art Gallery will host Myths and Monsters, a colourful celebration of children’s book illustration, with accompanying monster-themed activities for kids. The Fashion Museum will have a crafty Tinsel Toes session linked to the Shoephoria! exhibition, and young visitors to the Roman Baths will be able to follow a special trail around the Baths, searching for Sulinus the Stonemason as they explore.

Councillor Dine Romero, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Communities and Culture at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “There’s lots for families to look forward to in our museums over the festive season, including the brilliant Myths and Monsters exhibition, plus crafty activities and trails. Admission to the museums is free for Bath & North East Somerset residents, but it’s advisable to book online in advance.”

All activities are suitable for children aged three and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Myths and Monsters city trail
Saturday 4 December – Sunday 27 February

Look out, some monsters have escaped into the city! To coincide with the Myths and Monsters exhibition, visitors will be invited to search for monsters on a free immersive trail around Bath.

Find the Myths and Monsters posters in local bookshops and outside the Victoria Art Gallery and scan the QR code to reveal a variety of monsters... More information about how to take part will be available on the Gallery website.

The Myths & Monsters immersive trail has been developed by Immersive Promotion Design, based at The Studio in Bath, in collaboration with Bath Spa University.

Monster Metal at Victoria Art Gallery
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December, 11am to 1pm

Make a moving monster using metallic card.

Included in admission to the Myths and Monsters exhibition.

Monster Mission at Victoria Art Gallery
Monday 20 December – Friday 31 December

Join our monster of a trail to spot different kinds of monsters around the Gallery.

Included in admission to the Myths and Monsters exhibition.

Tinsel Toes at the Fashion Museum
Sunday 12 December, 10.30am-2.30pm

Create a festive felt stocking to use as a tree decoration or gift tag.

Free, drop-in activity in the Assembly Rooms. (If you would also like to visit the Fashion Museum, please book museum tickets.)

Saturnalia Trail at the Roman Baths
1 December to 2 January

The Romans celebrated the feast of Saturnalia at this time of year. Explore the Roman Baths and search for Sulinus the Stonemason on this special trail.

Included in Roman Baths admission.

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