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Events to note when planning a 2018 Bath holiday break

As we prepare to dive headfirst into 2018, it time to start making plans for the New Year and thankfully, if you are tempted by a Bath holiday break, there is plenty to look forward to over the next 12 months.

The beautiful, historic city hosts many different events throughout the year, covering food, literature, comedy, music and more which can really enhance any Bath getaway.

There really is something for everyone, so with Bath just being voted as the friendliest city in the UK, why not book into one of our beautiful holiday lets and come and see what the place has to offer. All Panda Sanctuaries’ stunning self-catering accommodation in Bath is within a short walk of the city centre so you are never far from the action.

For inspiration, here are some of the events we are most looking forward to:

The Bath Festival

Running over 17 days during the month of May, The Bath Festival brings the streets of Bath to life with a diverse celebration of music and literature designed to engage the wider community. Next year the festival is going to be bigger than ever as it marks its 70th anniversary, making it the perfect time to plan a Bath holiday break. With tickets already on sale and confirmed artists such as Tears for Fears and Alison Moyet, this is not one to miss.

The Bath Festival is a 17-day celebration of music and literature.
The Bath Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

Bath Comedy Festival

Bath Comedy Festival takes place from 27th March until 15th April in a range of venues throughout Bath and celebrates household names such as Paul Merton and Barry Cryer as well as new acts and rising stars in comedy. With a mix of stand-up, magic shows, workshops and entertainment for children, this is a festival that will get everyone laughing and enliven any Bath holiday break.

Bath Carnival

Keep Saturday 21st July 2018 free because you won’t want to miss out on the vibrant procession that parades through the streets the city during Bath Carnival. Panda Sanctuaries is a proud sponsor of the event which brings worldwide cultures together with South American drumming, dancing and crazy, colourful costumes. The carnival celebrates the whole community, engaging schools, charities and vulnerable adults within the arts. And if you’re really lucky, you may even spot some dancing Panda’s among the parade!

Crowds partying outside Bath Abbey during the Bath Carnival.
Panda Sanctuaries are a proud sponsor of the Bath Carnival 2018.

Country Living Festival

Country Living Magazine is launching its first ever festival in May 2018 and it has chosen Bath as the host city. The festival aims to celebrate the city’s small businesses, talented crafts people, artisans and designers. The Country Living Festival will take place at different venues across the city and will feature pop-up workshops, supper clubs and entertainment that brings rural inspiration to the city.

Jane Austen Festival

One of Bath’s best known and best loved annual events, the Jane Austen Festival, from 14th to 23rd September, celebrates the novelist herself and her strong association with the city where she lived and set two of her famous novels. With around 80 events including theatricals, food tasting and a masked ball, this festival allows Austen fans to really immerse themselves in the history of the 1800’s. Visitors even have the opportunity to dress like a local from the era.

The Jane Austen Festival is a fun celebration of the famous author.
Bath’s Jane Austen Festival is a chance for the author’s fans to get into character.

Great Bath Feast

The Great Bath Feast will dominate the social calendar in September as visitors get to experience the many great tastes and flavours that Bath and its surrounding countryside has to offer. Not only does this event promote local producers, passionate artisans and cafés within the city but it also features culinary superstars from the most talked about restaurants in the UK. With an array of food stalls and dining experiences this is bound to get your taste buds excited.

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