Five Activities To Embrace Wellness When Visiting Bath

Bath is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country and every weekend thousands of people flock to the Somerset city to enjoy a break. For many, it’s of course to enjoy the history and the delights of the many spas, while others enjoy the bars, restaurants and general city vibe.

One thing Bath is excellent for is embracing our mental health. While in London you get the hustle and bustle, which is hardly conducive to relaxation, and in Bristol you get the nightlife, Bath is the home of kicking back and relaxing. And there are many ways in which you can do that.

Looking after our mental health is so important these days. More and more of us are seeking out help from a private mental health clinic or support groups and spending time doing the things you love, and using the coping mechanisms that work for you are often the remedy. That’s regularly things like walking, meditating, partaking in crafts, yoga and more. So, if you’re looking for a wellness break, here are five brilliant things you can take up in Bath…

Therapeutic Bathing at Thermae Bath Spa

Well known for its spa retreats, Bath’s Thermae Bath Spa is Britain’s only natural thermal spa and a real bucket list destination for anyone who enjoys this kind of treatment. The thermal spa itself will provide you with a real sense of calm, as well as the mineral-rich waters offering their own health benefits.

The rooftop pool provides panoramic views of the city, offering a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the below. It’s one of the most soothing experiences you can come across in the city.

Mindful Strolls Along the River Avon

The River Avon runs through the heart of Bath and there are plenty of riverside strolls that can fully immerse you in the natural surroundings. The calming waters, lush greenery and historic bridges provide a serene backdrop, while the flowing water and sights and sounds of wildlife give you that sensory experience.

As well as the Avon, there’s also the Kennet and Avon Canal, ideal for a calming walk, giving everyone the chance to unwind, clear thoughts and completely destress.

Creative Workshops and Art Classes

Bath is a very creative city and across it there are dozens of courses and workshops you can enjoy each night. Local studios and art centres regularly host classes across the week, ideal for enjoying whether you’re a tourist or a resident. Whether you want to enjoy painting, pottery, photography, dance or any other kind of hobby, you’ll certainly find options across Bath and it’s certainly something a little bit different to going for drinks and dinner.

Yoga and Meditation Sessions

Yoga and meditation is often an important part of a person’s daily routine. Both are incredibly useful for relieving stress, whether you do it at home or as part of a class. As you can imagine in a spa town, there are lots of options for taking part in yoga and meditation, with a wealth of classes daily, particularly in the various hotels and spas in the city.

Many cater for beginners, but you’ll find classes to suit all needs and all tastes too.

Exploring Bath’s Green Spaces

Finally, as the Spring draws in, you can also make the most of the many green spaces in Bath. From Royal Victoria Park’s expansive lawns and botanical gardens to the Sydney Gardens, Britain’s oldest pleasure gardens, there’s so much on offer.

There are so many ideal spots for a picnic or to relax with a book, taking you away from any stress, anxiety or difficulties you may have and immersing yourself in the natural world. Even if it is just for a few hours.