Bath is packed full of fun activities for every price point so we have rounded up the best things to do in Bath for under £50, because let’s be honest, times are tough!
There are so many choices of cheaper activities from walking tours to afternoon teas and candle making to escape rooms.
If you’re visiting Bath and looking for things to do on a budget of £50 per person or under then read on.
1. Paddywax Candle Bar
Relatively new to the Bath scene is Paddywax candle-making shop in the centre of the city.
For £35 you get to make an amazing candle to take home. This fun brand has opened its first shop outside of the US in Bath.
Choose your scent and your vessel for it to be created in and have fun mixing it into the wax. This is a lovely experience if you’re visiting Bath with friends.
You’ll also get a glass of Prosecco or soft drink and it takes around an hour to make. Paddywax also has some lovely items available to buy which if you make a candle you get 20% off.
Prices range from around £35 per person.
2. Bridgerton Walking Tour of Bath
Here’s your chance to walk in the steps of the stars of Bridgerton and discover how Bath gets a makeover to become London in the early 1800s.
This two-hour walking tour takes you through the city’s streets to some of the most recognisable filming locations from the hit Netflix series.
Along the way you can enjoy the music and sounds of the show thanks to the headphones provided.
There are plenty of photo opportunities and fans of the show will discover little-known trivia thanks to the well-informed guides.
Prices start at around £15 per person.
3. Thermae Spa
Let the stresses of the outside world drift away in Bath’s award-winning Thermae Spa where you can unwind in the city’s famous mineral-rich waters.
Check out the Thermae Welcome package which includes a two-hour spa session in the open-air rooftop pool and the Minerva Bath, named after the Roman Goddess of Health and Wisdom.
The two tranquil bathing areas are supplied with water from the natural warm springs under the city.
Then step into the wellness suite complete with steam rooms, relaxation room and the not to be missed Infrared Room and Ice Chamber.
The Thermae Welcome promises an unforgettable chance to rest and rejuvenate.
Prices range from £38 per person on weekdays and £43 per person on weekends.
4. River Avon Cruise
One of the best ways to see a whole different side to Bath is to take a leisurely boat trip on its waterways.
Leap on board Pulteney Cruisers for an hour’s gentle chug along the River Avon starting at Pulteney Weir and under the city’s historic bridge before heading out into the Avon valley.
Simply watch the world drift by and spot wildlife including swans and herons. It’s a fascinating trip with live commentary on board and a sun deck for warmer days.
As there’s no pre-booking, simply jump on for a much loved and enjoyable hour out on the water, discovering more about the city and how it thrived thanks to the river which remains at its heart.
Prices start at £11 for adults and £5 for children.
5. Little Theatre Cinema
Tucked neatly into Bath’s city streets just away from the hustle and bustle of the shoppers is the delightful Little Theatre Cinema.
Built in the mid-1930s the theatre was famed for showing documentaries and newsreels and is now the destination of choice for discerning filmgoers looking for arthouse movies along with new releases.
Part of the Picturehouse group of cinemas you will discover film seasons, Q&As and like-minded film lovers who are seeking more than the everyday offerings from the larger movie cinema chains.
The Little Theatre Cinema has managed to retain much of its charm from its earliest days and offers a top-quality night out.
Tickets start at around £13 per person.
6. The Jane Austen Centre
Bath’s Regency period had a profound effect on the city’s houses and streets and brought with it the celebrated author of the period Jane Austen.
The Jane Austen Centre now brings together her story and her time in the city to life in an interactive museum. This attraction set in a glorious Georgian townhouse sees actors dressed in Regency costumes and rooms set out as they would have been at the time when Austen lived in Bath.
This immersive experience is ideal for Austen fans new and old, and you can also join walking tours here and discover the parts of the city which were celebrated in her works.
Prices start from around £12.50 per person.
7. Sally Lunn’s
Based in one of Bath’s oldest buildings Sally Lunn’s is also home to the much celebrated ‘Bath Bunn’ and you can’t visit the city without taking some time to enjoy afternoon tea in this historic setting.
The bun was created by Sally herself in a kitchen which is still on show at the tea rooms museum, and the original bunn dates back to the late 1600s.
You can sample this world-famous treat, still baked to the secret recipe, along with a host of classic English dishes at all times of the day, so whether you’re looking for a tempting breakfast treat, lunch, tea or a pre-theatre dinner Sally Lunn’s is an essential stop off in Bath.
Prices start at around £9.50 per person for cream tea for one.
8. Japanese Afternoon Tea at Robun
While there are plenty of traditional options for afternoon tea in Bath one not to be missed is this stylish Japanese-themed offering at Robun.
This city centre restaurant serves up a fine collection of authentic Japanese food based on Yakiniku, grilling over traditional robata charcoals.
Their Japanese afternoon tea brings together some remarkable bao buns, fish dishes, mochi ice cream and matcha tea cakes, partnered by sencha, jasmine blossom and bancha teas among others.
A memorable afternoon tea not to be missed. Prices start at around £28 per person.
Bath has played host to a number of rising comics in recent years and Komedia has become a popular fixture on the comedy circuit for some of the UK’s funniest stars.
The venue which is a grade II listed former Beau Nash cinema is regularly home to top comics from across the country and internationally.
This community-owned venue is unique in its offering of purely live entertainment ranging from music to club nights and comedy shows.
With over 400 events being staged each year there’s something for all tastes, bringing hundreds of comedy fans through its doors every week.
Prices start at around £15 per person.
10. BathExit Escape Room
Escape rooms are becoming ever more popular across Bath thanks in part to its movie-friendly good looks and Georgian settings, which have seen escape rooms turning into detective-style puzzles across the city’s streets.
For fans of traditional escape rooms where you and your friends will need to apply logical deduction in order to solve the clues and make your escape, then BathExit is a great choice for a few hours of sleuthing.
With a number of different Escape Room scenarios, you’ll find yourself racing against the clock to figure out the puzzles, open locks and decipher mysteries.
Great fun for families and groups. Prices start at around £25 per person.
Brandon has lived in Bath his whole life, exploring the local food, testing far too many pubs and even building his own media company just outside of the city. He has years of experience travelling the world and now he wants to help the city flourish using his content building experience.