Free Lego Party September 13th and October 11th!

We’re never happier than when we find a new entertainment we can offer kids, so we were really excited to meet Mike Sawyer of Brick Party, whose son Damien regularly trades with us as graphic illustration company, Flab Design.

Brick party logo

Mike had been collecting Lego for years but decided to share his passion with today’s youngsters earlier this year, when he launched Brick Party.  We are delighted that he is running FREE parties at our markets on September 13th and October 11th 2015 when he’ll be bringing along A LOT of Lego and letting imaginations run wild and will even hand out prizes for those he is particularly impressed with. Come and find him (and his Lego) on the main floor between 11am-3pm.

[Update: Our September 13th party was so successful that Mike was busy building Lego with kids all day – see below for the evidence!]

Our successful September Lego party!
Our successful September Lego party!



If you enjoy the party at the market and want to book your own, ring or email Mike to check availability. Once the party is confirmed with us you should then proceed to book the venue, usually a school or church hall or he can come to you if you have enough space. He’ll arrive 30 minutes before the party starts and then lead the event for an hour, leaving plenty of time for food and of course the all important birthday cake.

Prizes for Lego creations
Prizes for Lego creations

The most popular parties are:

  1. Racing Cars – After starting with a few games to get the fingers warmed up we get to build our race cars and race them down the ramp to find the champion.
  2. Spaceships -Who can build the best spaceship? Use your imagination to make magical creations to take the astronauts out to the depths of space.

Parties cost £145.00 for up to 10 children, maximum 20 children

For more information come to the Bath Artisan Market on September 13th and October 11th between 11am-3pm or visit the Brick Party website.









Come & Cosy Up at our Autumfest! Sunday October 12th

On Sunday October 12th at Green Park Station in Bath we bring you “Autumnfest” – a celebration of all things feel-good, from free live music to delicious seasonal food to a whole host of talented designer-makers and artists all under a heritage glass roof. Here’s what’s on…

BAM October 2014 poster Autumn Advert

Live Music from 11.15am

After the success of their Bath Folk Festival performance at the Bath Artisan Market’s Free Folk Music Sunday in August, young folk trio Kadia are back for a free lunchtime performance. They’ll be bringing their blend of contemporary and folk music and entertain you with everything from their own songs to covers of current pop hits. Remember their version of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ in August? Amazing.

Kadia August

Kadia will be followed by Marick Baxter and friends who will play rousing Irish folk tunes.

Meet a TV star!

Syd from The Stencil Shed. Friendly and famous.
Syd from The Stencil Shed. Friendly and famous.

We’re very pleased to welcome back graffiti artist Luke Hollingsworth, who came second in this year’s Shed of the Year competition that aired on Channel 4. Luke, aka Syd uses his shed as his workshop, hence his business name The Stencil Shed. Find him just inside the foyer door this Sunday and watch his starring performance on the show below.


Cider Bar

We’re also delighted to welcome Dorset’s Marshwoodvale Cider to our market on October 12th and looking forward to tasting their Real Cider which is fermented for an average of 6 months and finished in oak barrels – a process that they describe as producing a very satisfying cider with almost all of the sugar fermented out to alcohol. They’ll be bringing their tables and chairs too so you’ll be able to sit and enjoy the music with a lovely glass of the appley stuff.

Dedicated Kids’ Craft Area – with more free activities than usual!

This month we have not one free activity on offer for kids, but three! We’re lucky enough to have three different stalls with a range of paid-for things to do, but that are also offering one free project each too – so little ones can do up to three things for free! Twinkle Rose will be helping kids create collages using out of leaves, paper and paint, Happy Inkers have a range of stencils that kids can use to print with for free on paper and Annie Price is bringing small ceramic pieces in shapes like feet, shoes, hats, hearts, prams, bears that can be painted for free and strung onto ribbon.

Twinkle Rose will teach little ones free leaf art on October 12th
Twinkle Rose will teach little ones free leaf art on October 12th

In addition to the free activities, Twinkle Rose will be teaching jewellery making and have lucky dip bags, Happy Inkers have a range of products from notebooks to T-shirts that can be printed onto and taken home that day and Annie Price will have larger ceramic pieces that can be paid-for and painted to. All from just £3.

Delicious seasonal and artisanal food

As ever the market will be bursting with original and talented traders, especially when it comes to food. Coffee favourites The Greatest Little Coffee Box will be back for their winter residence with us, alongside Natural Flames Wood-Fired Pizza, Henny and Joe’s Bath-made chai, quiches and pies from Chris Cross Deli, brownies from The Vineyards’ Bakery, breads from Winnies’ bakery, tea blends from the Alchemist’s Tea, West Country Fudge and marshmallows from Eat Toast Dunk Me. And of course, there will be our ever impressive range of original art and craft sellers all of whom are hand-picked by us.

What’s not to like? Pop it in your diary and see you there.