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Things To Do & Days Out in Wiltshire
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Longleat Safari and Adventure Park Longleat is a perfect day out for all the family with its fantastic Animal Attractions, beautiful Stately Home and gardens, alongside its superb Safari Park . With its recent multi-million pound investment you can explore a whole world of new attractions including Penguin Island and Stingray Bay.
Stanton Park A local nature reserve and country park with a large lake and extensive woodland. A fairly wild sort place with natural features only, but a wonderful environment to explore, and free!
Bush Farm Bison Centre See Bison, Elk, Raccoons, Prairie Dogs & Guanacos, and loads more at Bush Farm Bison Centre. Attractive South Wiltshire farm with lakes and 30 acres of old oak woodlands to explore. You can camp here too!
Roves Farm Visitor Centre A full programme of events throughout the day including: Meet and Feed the Animals, Free Tractor and Trailer Rides, Children's Craft Sessions, Animal Racing, 2 Acre Willow Maze and Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Play Areas. Themed weeks during school holidays.A great family day out, come rain or shine!
Cholderton Charlies Farm We’re a Rare Breeds Farm with lots of exciting things to do, for kids of all ages; both indoor and outdoor. We have a large playbarn, as well as 4 outdoor play areas, plus animal petting and walking sessions, pig races and tractor trailer rides and so much more!
Farmtastic Animal Farm Get hands on with our animals, including alpacas, llamas, miniatures, farmyard favourites, birds as well as rare and unusual breeds. Plus tractor trailer rides and play area.
River Bourne Community Farm A working farm that is free to visit with traditional animals plus fruit and vegetables growing. A good place to learn about where food comes from.
STEAM - Museum of the GWR Follow the incredible story of the GWR through lots of imaginative displays and plenty of hands-on exhibits. Build a bridge and shunt wagons. Have a go at putting a locomotive together. Take a ride on our train-driving simulator.
Athelstan Museum A small local museum covering the fascinating history of this ancient town, with lots of interesting artefacts on display, including a Roman coffin! Interactive activities for the kids, and friendly volunteers to answer any questions. Free to visit.
Trowbridge Museum You will discover the story of Trowbridge from its early days as a Saxon settlement. The town's position as the Manchester of the West and beyond. Itâs here that you will find out about the textile industry, the lives of everyday folk and its famous residents such as Isaac Pitman and George Crabbe.
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection is a collection of historic fast jets and planes from MOD Boscombe Down. Lots of Jet Cockpits to get into, some powered, including Jaguar, Hawk and Harrier jets. Hear engine noise and air traffic control. Model aircraft and WW2 Display.
Museum of Computing There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays. Collections on display range from vintage handheld video games and antique typewriters through to modern Robot Revolution exhibit with state of the art technology involved. Please note the limited opening hours.
Alexander Keiller Museum Significant prehistoric archaeological collections and informative displays on this World Heritage Site.
The Wardrobe Military Museum A firmly educational stop best for over 8s, with collection and archives relating to the Infantry Regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire from 1748 to the current regiment, The Rifles.
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum A small friendly museum with an impressive collection of classic cars and motor memorabilia from a Green Goddess fire engine all the way through to vintage pushbikes with everything in between!
Oasis Leisure Centre Indoor Lagoon themed swimming pool with pirate ship play feature for under 8s, 3 giant water slide, wave machine, watercannon and hydroslide.
Highworth Recreation Centre Indoor or outdoor pools depending on weather, diving facilities, Wet 'n' Wild sessions and more besides including kiddies' Tap and Ballet classes!
Trowbridge Sports Centre Swimming facilities and diving pool, depth 4m, with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform; family fun sessions with floats and inflatables, rookie lifeguard class and water aerobics. Yay!
Five Rivers Leisure Centre The beach pool boats a large flume style water slide and other water play features ideal for children. Plus 25m, 8 lane pool for proper swimming, plus teaching pool.
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre is an interactive indoor play area within a craft village and adjacent to Butterfly World and a garden centre. Lots of activities for all ages within the play area and around it. Cannons, bogglers, ball feeders, lots to keep you entertained within a compact space.
Jolly Roger Adventure has got bouncy castles, and an amazing soft adventure play area with classics including ball pools, plus 'The Drop' slide: 31 ft long. And one of the biggest indoor astra slides in the country!
Coral Cove Party and Adventure Centre Offering multi level adventure play plus toys, games and activities. Also offers daycare nursery plus holiday and after school clubs.
Boomerang Play Centre This place is well named because with huge quantities of indoor and outdoor play equipment for both big and little kids, dedicated special needs sessions and bouncy castles everywhere you turn, you'll be returning again and again!
Kidz About Adventure Play Multi level play equipment up to 6.5m including enormous slides, plus sports areas, toddler zones and more. New feature: activity assault course Bouncy Castle!
Space Play A great, space themed soft play area for children aged up to 7 years. Based inside LaserQuest Swindon, so there’s something to amuse the older kids too! Accompanying adults get into Spaceplay for free.
Jesters Adventure Play Offers all year round, all weather fun for children under 12 years old. With play over three levels, your kids can explore, play and make new friends in total safety whilst you relax.
Larkhill Space Station is a multi level adventure climbing facility with classic features from balls and slides to tunnels and bridges, plus a dedicated toddler zone with a fantastic new ball juggler feature!
Little Urchins Softplay A Pirate themed indoor adventure play facility boasting three separate soft play areas for different age ranges and their huge pirate ship is the highlight of the show! The do kid’s parties too.
Funways Children’s activity centre and soft play in Warminster lots of attractions: 3 separate soft play areas; pool and table tennis room; Playstation move and computers. Activities for your amusement include youth club, monthly disco nights, bingo, classes with creche.
Churchill Playzone Soft play at the Churchill, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining.
Splodges offers a multi level adventure play frame plus loads of different staff led activities and a particularly special selection of birthday parties!
Jungle Mania is an indoor soft play centre for children aged 0 to 10 years in Swindon. There is a 3 level jungle themed play frame, toddler area and Sports pitch.
Stonehenge Stands as a timeless testimony to the people who built it, between 3000BC and 1500BC. An amazing feat of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, it remains a mystery. Fantastic new visitor centre!
Avebury Stone Circle Visit the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world! Alexander Keiller Museum is based nearby and is full of fascinating facts about the area, plus loads of great interactive kids’ activities. Avebury Manor and Gardens also close. Fantastic family day.
Mompesson House Featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the sumptuous setting is home to a variety of collections including 18th century drinking glasses. There is a children's guide available at reception and sculpture gardens to explore.
Old Wardour Castle Explore the set of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves via self guided audio tour, with enchanting grotto and circular staircases, plus play and picnic space outside.
Silbury Hill Known as the English pyramid, this is the world's largest man made chalk deposit which does indeed rival the height of the pyramids. No access to hill itself but nice as a stop off if passing.
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre is a local community museum. Explore the past with Alfred the Great or Mr Brunel. Try dressing up as a Saxon peasant or a Victorian child. For under 5’s try Messy Monday or Noisy Friday. Everyone is welcome in our children’s holiday workshops.
Crofton Beam Engines Visit the oldest working steam engines in the world that are still performing the job they were built to do! Especially good on a steam day.
Wilton Windmill The only working windmill in Wessex still producing flour. Picnic area plus some great walking trails. Guided tours availble some of the year.
Great Witcombe Roman Villa Visit the remains of a large villa that was built around AD 250 plus a shrine to a water spirit! Tricky terrain though, best for the fit and mobile. A short trip, but free!
Salisbury Cathedral Visit one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain, which has the tallest spire in England! Holds the world’s best preserved copy of the Magna Carta and a medieval clock. Tower tours available.
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating Comprising an ice rink, a 25 metre, deck level, pool, climbing facility, 5-a-side outdoor football pitches with floodlighting and a state of the art gym.
Swindon Ice Arena offers public skating, ice hockey, figure skating, ice dance and pairs skating plus individual lessons and learn to skate courses. Penguin and Snowman stability aids available, plus loads more on site like extreme trampolining and junior gym!
Jungle Parc Outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family in an exciting and safe environment! We have two courses, Adventurer Course for age 4+ and X-plorer Course for teens and adults. Activities include monkey bridges, super fast Zips, Rocket Launchers and cargo nets.
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark An indoor skatepark for scooters, inline skates, skateboards and BMX, suitable for everyone from absolute beginners, to advanced riders. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult, who can specatate for free, or join in the skating!
ATBShop Skate Warehouse is an indoor skate park with a garden and shop. There are different sessions running throughout the day so make sure you check before travelling. There is also a garden area with a ramp and slacklining rig out the back.
Rockstar Climbing is an indoor climbing centre providing Taster Sessions for children and families, fun climbing parties, regular children’s climbing club sessions for kids aged 5 and above, and also has a dedicated climbing area for children under 5.
Tenpin Swindon is a bowling centre located in Shaw Ridge Leisure Park. We have 32 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Wessex Raceway Indoor Karting is a huge, family run indoor karting centre with top quality karts and professional staff who specialise in teaching children aged 8 and above how to kart on their 700m track.
Drive Tech Ltd Kids Karting in Wiltshire for children aged 10 to 15 years old (min 4'8", 142cm in height). Here young drivers can learn top class racing skills, under the professional supervision of their marshals and experienced instructors. Parties catered for too.
M4 Karting An awesome indoor Karting and Mini Moto centre for ages 7 and up. Arrive and Drive sessions, plus Birthday party packages. Specialised kart for 7 to 13 year olds. An exciting and challenging track, that gives a thrilling race experience.
The Salisbury Mystery Treasure Trail The fun way to explore Salisbury! This self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail is just one of 26 Trails across Wiltshire which will have you and the kids solving the clues to discover whodunit!
Salisbury City Guides Learn about the history, legends and myths of Salisbury with experienced guides, who love to share information about this medieval city. Tours include regular waling tour, cathedral and close, plus ghost tours! There are also 4 walks especially for kids.
Wessex Carriage Driving Horse drawn carriage rides with routes that can meander along country lanes, across Salisbury Plan, or even Devizes Town. Ride can be tailored to your wishes. Can take up to 6 people. Available throughout the year.
The Lacock Spy Mission Treasure Trail Calling all secret agents: can you solve the clues and complete the spy mission on this self-guided Treasure Trail around Lacock for all the family?
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway The kids love a day out on a steam train. There are special event weekends throughout the year including Easter Bunny Rides, plus Halloween and Santa Specials. All aboard!!!
Lydiard Park Enjoy the natural beauty of the tranquil lake, rolling lawns and woodlands before heading for some fun in the playground! With colourful, state-of-the-art play and climbing equipment suitable for children of all ages, there's lots of fun to be had climbing, swinging and sliding.
Hope Nature Centre A lovely animal centre with lots of animals to see and wonderful walks. Visit the squirrel's tea room too.
Larmer Tree Gardens Beautifully landscaped grounds well described as an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance. Extensive gardens with Fairy Door Trail to get kids; imaginations going.
The Ridgeway National Trail 85 miles (136km) recreation route that crosses or passes many important wildlife and archaeological sites, set in some of the most scenic landscape in the country. Explore ancient landscapes through woodland, downland and secluded valleys. Free to visit.
Drews Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve A beautiful area of woodland, full of loads of flowers, plus plenty of ducks and geese to feed. Circuit of paths to follow, picnic area, plus a number of interesting habitats to explore with the kids.
Brokerswood Country Park Treetop Tarzan Trail, canoe taster sessions, adventure playgrounds, woodland walk, education centre and Scots pine climb! Plus picnic and bbq areas, willow weaving and archery! Loads!
Splash of Colour Ceramic and Craft Cafe We are are ceramic cafe which is a walk in studio offering a wide selection of pottery from normal household pieces to fun and wacky things for kids. These are all white and unglazed just waiting to be painted with a design or picture.
Flying Saucers Pottery Painting Cafe is a pottery painting cafe. Simply pick your own pottery from our wide range of ready made pieces and paint and decorate it with your own design or pattern. There’s over 100 items to choose from, such as plates, mugs, moneyboxes, teapots or even a dinosaur or fairy!
Eastcott Studios is a Pottery studio offering pottery, arts and crafts activities and workshops for all ages and abilities. Creative fun for everyone!
Bowood House & Gardens Bowood is the perfect place for a family visit - with something for everyone. There's an adrenalin fuelled adventure playground, educational petting farm, historic house and acres of beautiful gardens. There's lots of great catering options and loads for free parking
Outburst Salisbury Family fun facility comprising full size bowling alley, indoor adventure play zone and lazer tag combat game arena!
Woodland Adventurers is an outdoor activity centre for children and families offering woodland birthday parties, holiday clubs, day camps, home education, parent and toddler groups, school visits. Activities include farm animals, bushcraft, survival, games, hiking, playing, camp fires, den building.
Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park Watch items being skillfully created and have a go yourself in an interactive craft village. Tropical butterfly house to explore plus a paddock full of friendly animals to meet including meerkats, otters, and farmyard favourites. Inventive indoor play area too.
The Warminster Saddle Club BHS approved offering lessons and children's holiday courses, plus seasonal specials include show jumping, dressage, the annual summer show and horse trials.
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre One of Wiltshire's largest facilities, PVRC has over 100 mounts and offers children's and family lessons, pony riding and pony club, plus scenic trail riding and livery services.
Rein and Shine - is the horse riding centre focussed on kids having fun. From one child, to groups of 5 all the way up to a full party afternoon of pony games and kids birthday parties. Book a riding lesson, party, pony day or even educational stuff. Youth clubs, brownies, cubs, guides and scouts. Mums and Dads too
Kids Combat Adventures Provides an exciting outdoor laser tag experience, using state of the art laser taggers with Halo technology. Players will take part in woodland battlefield missions. Parents can join in or enjoy a cuppa at the Canteen or watch their child with camera at the ready!
Virtual Warfare Laser Combat Is a huge, weatherproof indoor laser games facility. With 2 ultra realistic arenas, and including the latest, most reliable technology with 3 sizes of gun, air strikes, snipers and Zombies.
Laserquest Swindon is a game in which participants play a ‘StarWars’ style Lasergame. Players are awarded points for hits on their opponents, when hit a player is out of the game for a few seconds. With Scorecards detailing your score.