Spring is in the air and May marks the start of an exciting calendar of festivals, regattas, and events in Wiltshire.
Whether you’re joining us for a countryside staycation with the family or an overnight break with your other half, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Look at our top picks of things to do in and around Bradford-on-Avon for 2022.
Medieval Bath Summer Walking Tour, 11th May, 15th June and 3rd August from 18:00 – 20:00
Embark on a historic tour of Bath under the summer sunshine. Discover the history behind medieval Bath as you walk from Bath Abbey to Rebecca Fountain. This tour is free and lasts approximately two hours. This is a great way to see the sights and learn more about the beautiful city in one evening.
Bath Festival, 13th May –21st May 2022
Celebrate music, books, and all things literature at The Bath Festival. Featuring an exciting programme of events including, stand-up comedy from Phil Wang, an evening of funny women at The Forum, and a presentation from the current Nobel prize winner in literature.
Bradford on Avon, Green Man Festival, 14th May 2022
Join the fun at the family-friendly community festival of traditional dance, music, song, and folklore. For one day only, Jack in the Green will be back and touring the town with two wild beasts and his musicians. Enjoy live lunchtime music, food from the artisan market, and coffee in aid of Ukraine.
The Gin to My Tonic Festival at Bath Pavilion, 14th May 2022
Embark on a journey of gin discovery as the UK’s Best Gin Festival makes its way to Bath. Indulge in a celebration of all things gin in partnership with Fever-Tree with introductions to new flavours and plenty of samples to go around. Also, there’ll be live entertainment so you can get in the ‘spirit’ with like-minded gin lovers.
Bath Fringe, 27th May – 12th June
There’s no better way to celebrate the arts than with a visit to Bath Fringe. Taking place over a few weeks, head into the city for a chance to experience the very best of live entertainment. From live performances such as Macbeth: The Musical to storytelling from comedian Wil Hodgkinson, there’s something for everyone to experience this spring.
Lions Club Jubilee Fun Day, 3rd June 2022
A Jubilee edition of Bradford-on-Avon’s annual Family Fun Day with the addition of donkey rides. This is the perfect day out to tire little feet with a children’s royal fancy dress competition, fairground rides, bungee trampoline, and mini steam train. Plus, refreshments from a selection of local food retailers and ice cream stalls. No need to book, simply pop along and enjoy a family day out.
Bradford-on-Avon Food and Drink Festival, 11th–12th June 2022
Food lovers unite!
Bradford-on-Avon’s Food and Drink Festival is a two-day family event showcasing all the fantastic food and delicacies that Wiltshire offers. Taking place on Victory Field, it will be a big weekend with cooking demonstrations, dog shows, live music, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. The perfect way to experience the very best of Bradford-on-Avon during your stay.
Bath Carnival, 9th July
Each year the Bath Carnival arrives with a new theme, fresh costume designs, dance choreography, and musical compositions. This year promises to be no different with a combined-arts festival in Sydney Gardens featuring live bands, food and drink, licensed bars, and a super pirates play area.