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Children’s pages

Explore our children's pages to find out more about the history of the Roman Baths.

Image: Belator and Apulia who appear on the audioguideSalve! That's 'hello' in Latin!

We are Belator and Apulia and we'll help you to discover more about the Sacred Spring, the Temple of Sulis Minerva and Roman Bathing here in Aquae Sulis, the Roman name for Bath. Try out the children's audioguide when you visit to hear our stories. 

Have fun online with our virtual hoard!

You can join in with the Beau Street Hoard online. Have fun uploading your face and text onto your own Roman coin and share it with your friends.

Play our interactive game, Roman Rush!

You are the Aquae Sulis tax collector. Collect the money bags from the five merchants before they spend their denari. Game created by Bath Spa University for the Roman Baths.

 

Play our new Roman Numerals game!

Play our new Know your Numerals game based on the traditional game of bingo. 

Children's parties

Children's parties for 6-11 years last approximately one hour. Available at the weekend, from 11am-12 noon or 3-4pm. Cost: £6.00 per head for 10 -15 children, including the birthday child (£60 minimum charge), accompanied by a minimum of 2 adults. Included: invitations, party bags (a pencil, badge and a replica coin) with a special one for the birthday child. The children take part in three activities: Act as archaeologists and dig in sand containers to find hidden treasure, explore secret tunnels and dress up as Romans. They parade around the Great Bath, ending by the Circular Bath where the birthday child makes a wish before throwing in a coin. The group wish the birthday child happy birthday in Latin.

Payment is requested one week in advance. Please complete the booking form and email us. For more information tel: 01225 477785

Beau Street Hoard stories

As part of our Beau Street Hoard project we have been working with MA Writing for Young People students from Bath Spa University.  They have written four short stories based on the remarkable hoard of 17, 577 silver Roman coins which were found in Bath in 2007. The coins span the period from 32BC – 274AD and were found in eight separate money bags.

The Temple Trespassers by Alyssa Hollingsworth
Between the Temple and the Baths by Anneka Freeman
Roman Time Travel by Jas Bilan
The Midnight Bell by Sarah Driver