Thermae Bath Spa – The Perfect Place to Enjoy Kid Free!
OK let me set the scene. It’s Sunday evening, the boy is in bed, a glass of vino is poured and I have that pre-Monday feeling. And then aha, I remember, I’m NOT at work tomorrow. I have a DAY OFF. A100% commute and laptop free day! Wohoo! Don’t you just love it when “good” realisation hits you ey. So yes, I had Monday off and Mr D and I decided we should take some time out, connect and all. And what better place to do that than where we got engaged – the beautiful city of Bath. We love Victoria Park in Bath too – you can take a nose at some photos in this post!
We dropped little man off at nursery and toddled off down to the train station. I felt a bit anxious. I haven’t taken a train or bus for, well, years :/ All was fine and we got our tickets and caught our train. The last time we went to Bath I managed to slip over on the platform, in front of the whole train. Great. Mr D forever calls that moment the “slippy shoe incident”. Anyways, no slippy shoes in sight this time and all is well.
Our first stop in Bath was the Thermae Bath Spa, Britain’s only natural thermal spa. And it is lush. I’ve been a few times in the past for hen parties and I can categorically say it is definitely worth a visit. And not only for the spa. Bath is such a pretty city and I love mooching around the cobbled streets.
Having been a few times, I can also say it is worth a visit on a week day rather than a weekend. It is much quieter and you can actually move a bit in the roof top pool. Yes, that’s right, the roof top pool.
It is beautiful, warm and offers stunning views over Bath. The funniest thing about the roof top pool…watching people come out of the lift on a sunny day and seeing them insta-squint. If it’s sunny, it is VERY bright up there. I recommend sunglasses. Mr D and I couldn’t see much for a good ten minutes before our eyes adjusted. But to be honest, I’ve been feeling so tired lately that I was happy to sit back, relax and close my eyes! We also spotted a Prince Wills look-a-likie! Honestly, he should quit his day job and become a double 🙂
Child Free Bliss!
The best thing about the Spa, in my opinion, is that it is kid-free. Whoop whoop, not only a day out, for mummy and daddy time, but a day out without having to endure other people’s kids too. We enjoyed time in the roof top pool, as well as the steam rooms and Minerva pool. I honestly wanted to just lay down and have a nap but Mr D told me I can’t come all the way to Bath, to the spa, to sleep! I didn’t see the problem but heyho.
A Spot of Lunch!
After the spa, we did a bit of shopping, aka browsing and commenting on how expensive all the posh shops are 😉 We then ended up in Revolution at the top of Bath for lunch. The “50% off main meals” enticed us and the menu actually looked good. We weren’t disappointed. I opted for a club sandwich, Mr D his standard cheeseburger, and we enjoyed a couple of drinks, because we could!
And we could EAT in peace, without little man launching ketchup across the joint. See last week’s escapades :/
We did a bit more “shopping” (I actually purchased nothing :/ – im an awful shopper) and I felt so tired and exhausted that we caught the train home, picked up little man and went to bed by 9pm. My step counter told me I’d done nearly 15k steps – get in! No wonder I felt so shattered. I couldn’t sleep though because bloody kids were out…playing. The cheek.
Disclosure – There is none! We had vouchers for Christmas and I wanted to write about our day out! The photos are stock photos which the Spa gave me access to. As you can imagine, I couldn’t go snapping away 😉