The Bath Magazine rounds up five things to do in Bath this month, including exploring the Roman Baths by torchlight, enjoying a movie under the moonlight and going upstream on the Sir John Knill waterbus


Explore the ancient Roman Baths by torchlight this summer as the baths are open until 10pm until 31 August. By the light of flickering torches, you can walk on 2,000 year-old pavements, watch the steam rise from the thermal waters and read about Roman artefacts. £16.50 for adults after 5pm. Special dinner and spa packages at Roman Baths Kitchen, the Pump Room and Thermae Bath Spa are also available, find out more online;

Movies Under the Moonlight

Experience your favourite film while sitting under the stars, surrounded by the beautiful gardens of the Holburne Museum this summer as the Little Theatre Cinema presents a host of outdoor summer film screenings. Bring along a blanket and a picnic chair, grab a snack or a G&T from the bar, and catch up with friends from 7.30pm before the movie kicks off on the big outdoor screen at 9pm. The classic Top Gun will be shown on Thursday 9 August, while dark comedy Withnail & I will be on the big screen on Friday 10 August. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine is showing on Saturday 11 August, and the kids (and certainly some adults) can sing their hearts out to one of the most talked-about musicals of the year, The Greatest Showman, on Sunday 12 August. £11.70 adults, £7.70 children;


With more than 250 exhibitors, arts, crafts, activities and displays, The Oak Fair is the perfect day out for those interested in woodcraft, conservation and the countryside. Taking place at the Stock Gaylard Estate in Dorset from Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 August, 10am – 5pm, there will be falconry displays, tree climbing, chainsaw pirates, archery and a scarecrow competition, plus much more. £10/£8.50;

Go Upstream

What better way to spend a sunny day gliding along the Kennet & Avon Canal while catching up with friends? The Sir John Knill waterbus is an electric boat that runs between Bathampton and Bath at weekends between April and September, and daily during the school holidays. The solar-boosted boat leaves from Bathampton at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, returning from Bath Top Lock at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Adults £5 one way, children (five – 10 years) £3, cons £4.50. Returns are also available, stopping at Sydney Gardens or the Folly Bridge on request. Wheelchair accessible and buggy friendly;

Sense and Sensibility

Witness the tribulations of the lives of the Dashwood sisters in an outdoor production of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in the wonderful grounds of the American Museum in Britain, in Claverton on Saturday 25 August. Following the death of their father, sisters Elinor and Marianne are forced to move far away from their estate to a little cottage with their mother and younger sister. Here they encounter love, scandal, heartbreak and understand the importance of friendship. Open from 6pm for picnics, performance starts at 7pm. Presented by The Chapterhouse Theatre Company. £16 adults, £10 children. Booking essential;