THE 5 BEST Things to Do in Wiltshire
Looking for a fantastic day out when you are visiting Wiltshire?
Whether it’s the school holidays or the weekend you will find a great guide to finding the perfect family day out in Wiltshire below.
There are plenty of reasons for families of all ages to plan a visit to Wiltshire such as the world famous heritage sites or the amazing safari parks to get up close with animals.
To make deciding easier we’ve rounded up seven of our favourites – with a guide and links to many more attractions and advice.
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is another favourite with families visiting Wiltshire and is one of the largest privately owned zoological collections in the UK with over 260 different species.
As you walk around the Park you can get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, walk with Lemurs, watch Rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns, or ride on the train to explore.
The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens and has beautiful grounds to explore as well as the animals to see. Definite enough to fill a whole day with lots of fun.
Visit the mesmerising Stonehenge and learn about Britain’s greatest prehistoric monument.
With a 3500 year history, the mighty monument stands the test of time as one of ancient man’s greatest and logic defying triumphs of architecture.
The recent renovation work and visitor centre has been well received and now hosts a world-class exhibition, with 250 ancient objects and the opportunity to come face to face with a 5,500-year-old man.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
One of Wiltshire’s largest family attractions is Longleat, home to the UK’s original safari park where you can enter a land of adventure where lions roam, tigers stalk and monkeys swing.
And as if that is not enough you can then travel through time in a grand stately home & visit our maze.
The safari is a brilliant way of getting up close and personal to animals you would only ever see if you went on safari and they boast some impressive species.
Salisbury Cathedral, which used to be known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
The Cathedral in Salisbury is a cathedral church with Britain’s tallest spire and is home to Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta, which is the best preserved of only four surviving original exemplars.
When you visit the amazing cathedral you can discover all about its history where it is displayed in their magnificent 13th century Chapter House at the heart of a permanent, interactive exhibition.
Freedog Trampoline Park
Freedog Trampoline Park located in Swindon is the perfect place to visit on a wet and windy day.
With trampolines aplenty, you can get your fix of bouncing fun, but for more adventurous children they can visit the Urban Skills Hub, which has a free running area, sprung floor and incredible climbing and bouldering walls.
The Trampoline Park also has slam dunk and dodgeball, separate Skills hub for parkour and climbing as well as hosting children’s parties and a café for refreshments.