Things to do in Wiltshire this Summer
Come rain or shine, this Summer there are plenty of things to do in Wiltshire…
Here are the five unmissable places we think you should visit while you are here. Don’t stress about your accommodation – we’ve got the unpredictable British weather covered too. From museums to carnivals, farms to mysterious historical sites, we’re confident that beautiful Wiltshire will be a holiday for you to remember.
Shrouded in mystery and a go-to site for all who visit the South West, Stonehenge lets you walk in our ancestor’s footsteps, explore real mystery and relax in nature. There are incredible views too, but this is a site best visited for the full experience – words don’t do it justice!
Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway
The Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway is a must for both casual and hardcore train enthusiasts. Enter the stunning Grade II listed railway building and you’ll be met with the incredible stories of the Great Western Railway. Spot famous locomotives, have a go at the train simulator and work the signals in a GWR signal box in this hands-on experience.
Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park is the UK’s number 1 safari park. And rightly so – with giraffes, lemurs, lions and tigers it’s a menagerie of exotic and majestic animals for you and yours to view in awe.
Malmesbury Carnival and Festival
A long tradition spanning 100 years, Malmesbury Carnival and Festival is one of the best local events in the area. Thanks to the enthusiasm of both the residents and participants, you’ll be able to step in time to the beat of marching bands and share a chuckle with three well-established stand-up comedians. And the festivities don’t stop there – expect garden Jazz concerts, a street market, quizzes, film showings and a funfair too.
Cholderton Charlie’s Farm
Cholderton Charlie’s Farm is a registered Rare Breeds Farm and the animals here love interaction – you can feed and pet them and have all your questions answered by willing experts. Think pigs, rabbits, goats, donkeys, ponies… the list goes on! You can even hop onto the Tractor-Trailer for a ride around the Grazing field. If furry friends aren’t your thing, never fear. Charlie’s has an abundance of play equipment including an indoor Playbarn, treehouse and Tree Top Trail. Take a stroll around the Nature Walk to catch a glimpse of some wildlife in their natural habitat and see what secrets the Water Gardens keep.
If you’re looking for Longleat accommodation, or fancy a bite to eat in one of the best pubs in Wiltshire after you’ve visited the places on our list – look no further. The Bath Arms is perfectly located for day trips, so book directly via our website for the best rates.