Nearby Christmas Activities

Our latest blog shares all the nearby things to do in Wiltshire and beyond; we don’t want you lacking ideas in the run up to Christmas.

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The Festival of Light

This year Longleat are inviting guests to join a thrilling expedition around the world, journeying through time and space with three new characters, Harry and Bea, a plucky brother and sister, and their fearless terrier companion, Monty. The seasonal spectacle continues with the 50ft enchanted Christmas Tree Show, Longleat House dressed for a 1920s Christmas and the much loved Santa Train. You can also enjoy all of their popular animal and adventure attractions, including the Safari Drive-through, Jungle Kingdom, Penguin Island, Jungle Cruise and Longleat Hedge Maze.

Bath Christmas Market

The Bath Christmas Market returns from Thursday 22nd November to Sunday 9th December. Open for business Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday from 10am–7pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am–8:30pm and on Sundays 10am–6pm, you are set to be enthralled by the sights, smells, sounds and festive cheer of Bath at Christmastime. World famous and never lacking some mild hustle and bustle, the Christmas market sets the standard for all the others in the UK and offers plenty of wares from homemade trinkets to local food and drink. If you have a gift list, you’ll tick each and every one off during your visit. Only 38 minutes from the hotel by car.

Salisbury Christmas Light Switch-On

Head to Salisbury for fireworks, entertainment, food vendors and famous faces. This Christmas light switch-on that is less than half an hour away from our hotel and will be bursting with community spirit. Stroll along and take in the sights and smells of autumn and winter on Thursday 15th November 6pm-8pm.

Santa’s Grand Tour

On select dates between 24th November and 23rd December, you can head to National Trust’s Stourhead and see postcards sent from Santa’s travels. Will you be able to recognise all the destinations on his tour of Europe? Enjoy the grounds, the grand house and the festive cheer – admission to the site includes the Grand Tour. You can reach Stourhead in only 25 minutes by car from our hotel.

Why not join us for a Country House Christmas in Wiltshire? You can enjoy three nights of winter bliss – we’ll take care of everything. All you need to remember are your suitcases and your gifts…

We hope these things to do in Wiltshire and the neighbouring areas have helped with your Christmas plans and preparation. To get the very best rates when you stay with us, book direct.

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