Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone This New Year

Whether its shooting in Wiltshire or horse trekking in the countryside, the New Year is often a time of self-reflection and the perfect excuse to try something new. Why not start the year off by learning a hobby or experiencing a beloved pastime for yourself? As one of the most welcoming places to stay near Longleat, we’ve even included some special VIP offers…

Here are some of the exciting things to try in Wiltshire that are certainly worth checking out.


Shooting in Wiltshire

We may sound biased, but we are situated near some of the most attractive shooting spots in the country and are surrounded by miles of gorgeous countryside. Team the two together, and we are the perfect base if you choose to try partridge and pheasant shooting in Wiltshire for the first time. We even host shooting parties from October to February. Don’t fancy taking on game? Then why not try Wood Farm’s Clay Shooting.


Bird and Hawk Handling

If you have a fascination for birds of prey and fancy getting up close while learning all there is to know about the fascinating animals, then get yourself down to the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Reachable in under an hour by car, they host a variety of experience days and courses, ranging from full-days to three-hour flying sessions. Their team will make sure your encounters with the beautiful birds are ones to remember.


VIP packages at Longleat

Experience Longleat like never before. The safari park is offering a number of immersive VIP packages and tours, tailored to give you exclusive behind the scenes access with the park’s famous residents. Meet the rhinos, feed the big cats or interact with the vast collection of reptiles. Looking for a place to stay before your exciting excursions? The Bath Arms is located only a short drive away and is one of the best places to stay near Longleat – we’re located just on the edge of the estate and have regular offers available.


Mountain Biking

Interested in trying mountain biking? The Wind Hill B1KEPARK on the Longleat Estate provides a unique riding experience, including freeride activities, downhill runs, ladder drops and more. Windhill has been built to withstand all weather conditions, meaning you can ride all year round. To ride, sign up for free and then purchase a pass for an exciting, adrenaline-fuelled days’ riding!


Horse Trekking

The White Horse Equestrian Centre offers a wide range of horse-related excursions for anyone interested in channelling their inner jockey. The family-run business is located on the edge of the Salisbury plain and hosts lessons for all abilities and ages, so it’s a good place to start if you’re new to horse-riding. From absolute beginners to seasoned hack extraordinaire, you can gallop confidently into the new year and learn a new skill, too!

We feature plenty more activities on our website here.

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