A free seasonal celebration for residents of Snow Hill and their neighbours in the east of Bath.

Apple tree, apple tree,
Bear good fruit,
Or down with your top
And up with your root!

According to ancient custom, Wassailing fruit trees at this time of year is the only certain way to guarantee good crops in the Autumn. It’s as old as the hills and as daft as a brush.

Wrap up warm, bring a pot and a wooden spoon, and join us as we take up the rituals of drumming, shouting and hurling slices of toast into the branches. You know it makes sense.

The Wassail will be hosted by January, standing astride the past and future with a snotty cold, a bicycle hooter and a ludicrous brummie accent.

Join us for:

  • Free Hot Chocolate (while stocks last)
  • Making as much noise as we can!
  • A traditional apple wassail
  • Actors with silly hats and ridiculous accents!
  • Family friendly fun and games
  • Toast!
  • Nonsense seasonal poetry from St Andrews Yr 4

All welcome. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are free but booking is essential. You can book your tickets here – Tickets for Wassail at Kensington Meadows

“A joy to come and Wassail with you today! A grand celebration of Spring, saucepan banging and slices of toast in trees. Thank you for spreading your enthusiasm for life. It works!”

“A wonderful way to spend a spring day.”

This event is part of our 4-year Bathscape commission to help local people creatively connect with their beautiful world-heritage landscape throughout the year.

This is a special one-off event for residents of Snow Hill & their neighbours in the east of Bath. It would normally cost £10 to attend but thanks to players of the National Lottery we are able to offer it for free!

What to bring

This event is taking place outdoors so please wear sensible shoes, and be prepared for the unpredictability of Great British weather! Please bring your own reusable cup if you would like hot chocolate.

Facilities & Accessibility

There is step-free access to the main meadow, toilets and cafe (in Morrisons). Disabled parking spaces are available to Blue Badge holders. We regret that not all parts of the site are wheelchair accessible.

Getting Here

Meet on Kensington Meadows at 3pm.


Kilter are an award-winning, Bath-based arts organisation, producing a unique and pioneering brand of theatre and associated arts.

Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Bathscape Landscape Partnership is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project aimed at reconnecting people with the natural landscape surrounding Bath.

Questions or suggestions?
Get in touch with us at kilterhello@gmail.com

Start Date
3:00 pm 29th January 2023
End Date
4:00 pm 29th January 2023
1 hour