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Historical and Educational Attractions near to Calne
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Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre (5 miles)
Chippenham
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.
Avebury Stone Circle (7 miles)
Marlborough
Avebury Stone Circle One of Europe's largest pre-historic stone circles!
Silbury Hill (7 miles)
Marlborough
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.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle (15 miles)
Bath
Farleigh Hungerford Castle Partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens to explore with a variety of family friendly events and activities.
Bath Postal Museum (16 miles)
Bath
Bath Postal Museum Follow the history of the British Postal System and communication in this tiny but great museum for all ages
Roman Baths and Museum (16 miles)
Bath
Roman Baths and Museum See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. Excellent children's audioguide tour with some exhibitions.
Dyrham Park (16 miles)
Dyrham
Dyrham Park A late 17th century mansion, garden and deer park. A large estate full of great places to walk with the kids.
Crofton Beam Engines (18 miles)
Marlborough
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 (19 miles)
Near Marlborough
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.
Wilton Windmill (19 miles)
Near Marlborough
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.
Stonehenge (19 miles)
Amesbury
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!
Walled Garden at Mells (21 miles)
Mells
Walled Garden at Mells An idyllic 17th century working garden dedicated to British plants with free entry. Welcomes families including dogs
Nunney Castle (23 miles)
Nunney
Nunney Castle A French moated castle ruin in Somerset. Be prepared to have your breath taken away
Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland (24 miles)
Faringdon
Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland Faringdon’s unique, iconic 100ft tower, the last major folly to be built in England, surrounded by woodland.
Berkeley Castle (26 miles)
Berkeley
Berkeley Castle is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
Clifton Observatory (27 miles)
Bristol
Clifton Observatory A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
Chedworth Roman Villa (27 miles)
Cheltenham
Chedworth Roman Villa The ruins of one of the largest Romano British villas in the country. Also considered one of the most complete and extensive sites, includes some great mosaics. Interesting activities and events throughout the summer and school hols.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge (27 miles)
Clifton
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel the bridge provides spectacular views over the pretty Avon Gorge. It's a great place to walk across and see how high you are above the traffic and the river. Feel and see it move with the traffic!
Blaise Castle and Play Area (27 miles)
Bristol
Blaise Castle and Play Area Castle, museum, two age sectioned play areas and some truly beautiful woodland walks, this is a great day out for all age groups.
Mompesson House (27 miles)
Salisbury
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.
Great Witcombe Roman Villa (27 miles)
Great Witcombe
Great Witcombe Roman Villa The remains of a large villa that was built around AD 250.
Old Wardour Castle (28 miles)
Salisbury
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.
Highclere Castle (29 miles)
Newbury
Highclere Castle Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
Tyntesfield (31 miles)
Bristol
Tyntesfield Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens, parkland and a visitors centre.
Wells Cathedral (32 miles)
Wells
Wells Cathedral A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
The Bishops Palace (32 miles)
Wells
The Bishops Palace Sensory Trail, 10 metre willow dragon to discover, family activities and events, and workshops at this Grand Palace surrounded by 14 acres of gardens.
Whitchurch Silk Mill (33 miles)
Whitchurch
Whitchurch Silk Mill Silk has been woven here since the 1820 to 1830s. The Mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. Interactive exhibits and hands on opportunities.
Caldicot Castle (33 miles)
Caldicot
Caldicot Castle Explore the Castle and its beautiful setting of tranquil gardens and a wooded country park. Lots for kids to do including activity station and activities and workshops throughout the year.
Sudeley Castle (35 miles)
Winchcombe
Sudeley Castle Great castle adventure playground: family opportunities to relax, run wild (usually just the kids) and experience something completely unique. Visit the tomb of Katherine Parr and take a tour of the Castle. The award winning gardens are also worth a visit.
Clevedon Pier (37 miles)
Clevedon
Clevedon Pier the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. There are boat trips, fishing, events and an art gallery.
Glastonbury Abbey (37 miles)
Glastonbury
Glastonbury Abbey 36 acres of beautiful parkland and history for every visitor to enjoy. Visit what was the largest and richest abbey in England for an amazing experience.
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden (38 miles)
Romsey
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden An abbey was built here in 1201 and you can still see some of its remains. Have a peek in the dark and atmospheric vaulted Cellarium! The house boasts an impressive art collection and the garden is home to the National Collection of Historic Roses!
Oxford Castle Unlocked (39 miles)
Oxford
Oxford Castle Unlocked An ancient site of incarceration offering a highly atmospheric history lesson spanning ten centuries, with hands on displays and real life prisoner stories. Quirky costumed tour guides are available every 20 minutes.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments (39 miles)
Oxford
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments One of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world. Has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times.
The Bodleian Library (39 miles)
Oxford
The Bodleian Library Interactive and stimulating tours of the historic university where much of Harry Potter was filmed! Like stepping into their favourite films. Most tours are for 10+ but Family Tours in holidays welcome 5+.
Blenheim Palace (39 miles)
Woodstock
Blenheim Palace Steeped in inspirational history and surrounded by beautiful parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire offers the perfect day out in 2012. This year there are stunning new visitor facilities to enjoy, as well as a host of superb special events in store.
Winchester Castle and Great Hall (40 miles)
Winchester
Winchester Castle and Great Hall An historic castle with the round table said to be used by the legendary King Arthur!
Winchester Cathedral (40 miles)
Winchester
Winchester Cathedral For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Today, they welcome 300,000 visitors a year to share their worship, explore their heritage and attend their many events.
Basing House (43 miles)
Basingstoke
Basing House A historic adventure recreating the c16th with a museum, gift shop and battle reenactments!
The Eling Experience (43 miles)
Totton
The Eling Experience Learn about tidal powered milling, site in an air raid shelter with sound effects, pirate play ship and picnic areas, plus historical and ecological walks.
Eastnor Castle (44 miles)
Ledbury
Eastnor Castle Fairytale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum, Children's Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway.
Montacute House (46 miles)
Montacute
Montacute House Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland.
Tudor House and Garden (46 miles)
Southampton
Tudor House and Garden Gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.
Kiftsgate Court Gardens (46 miles)
Chipping Campden
Kiftsgate Court Gardens A beautiful English garden created by three generations of women. Plenty of space to walk with the kids
The Guernsey Tapestry (46 miles)
St Peter Port
The Guernsey Tapestry Explore 1000 years of history in ten embroidered panels. Created by different communities in Guernsey
Croome (47 miles)
High Green
Croome Restored to its 18th century beauty, fascinating statues, follies and temples are hidden around every corner of the garden for the kids to discover on the Family Trail. Intrigue older ones with the fact it was a secret wartime air base!
Malvern Hills GeoCentre (47 miles)
Malvern
Malvern Hills GeoCentre is the official visitors' centre of the Geopark way. Attractions include interactive iPads and wall maps encouraging kids to learn all about the geology, archaeology, history and water of the Malvern Hills. The Cafe stocks a wide range of local food and drink and has free WiFi and parking.
Odiham Castle (47 miles)
Odiham
Odiham Castle One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Beaulieu (49 miles)
Brockenhurst
Beaulieu In the heart of the New Forest this great family day out has something for everyone from motoring to heritage and history to rides. 250 vehicles in the motor museum, living history in Palace house and unlimited rides on the monorail and bus make a day for the whole family.
Broughton Castle (49 miles)
Banbury
Broughton Castle A hugely popular and impressive house and grounds, beautifully furnished and lovingly restored, with fascinating historical artifacts throughout. For a full day you enjoy this in conjunction with another local activity, and although they seem child friendly it is definitely only for the calmer kids.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Calne with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

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