Things to do in Wiltshire

There’s a lot going on in Wiltshire this summer, from food to flowers to hot air balloons! If you’re thinking about making the journey over to the sunny west country any time soon, look no further for some great reasons to get involved in the vibrant Wiltshire community. There’s something for everyone, you won’t be disappointed!

Summer Fun Days at Bradford-on-Avon (throughout August)

Just 20 minutes from Bishopstrow is the picturesque town of Bradford-on-Avon. Bradford is hosting a number of fun filled family days throughout August which will include an inflatable assault course, inflatable jousting, rocketball and much more!

Edington Music Festival at The Priory Church, Edington (21st-28th August)

If you’re looking for something a little slower paced and less inflatable, the Edington Music Festival might be more your scene. Again, only a short distance from Bishoptrow’s home of Warminster, the festival is a beautiful celebration of traditional choral music. Established in 1956, the festival invites choirs from all over the country come together to take part in the daily services at Edington’s magnificent 14th Century church. It’s sure to be a wonderfully immersive and soul-soothing experience.

Corsley Show 2016 at Corsley (29th August)

Another brilliant day out in the form of a traditional country fair. Complete with horticultural and craft show, dog show, tug of war, and vintage vehicle parade; there isn’t much that Corsley doesn’t have covered!

Trowbridge Food and Drink Festival at Trowbridge (3rd September)

A perfect treat for the end of the summer holidays, Lead Events is hosting a delicious selection of local and national produce from a variety of amazing growers, makers, cooks, and brewers. There will be food and drink a plenty as well as lots of other fun entertainment for all ages.

Open Gardens at Sharcott Manor (7th September)

The gardens at Sharcott usually remain closed to the public, so relish this opportunity to feast your eyes on the fantastic 6-acre stunner! Planted to provide a stunning view all year round, the gardens, complete with woodland walk and beautiful lake, are not to be missed.

Glow in the Park at Longleat Safari Park (10th September)

For a more active autumn adventure, why not check out Longleat’s amazing Glow in the Park? The event takes place on an awe-inspiring 6km course through the park, comprising of 6 different ‘Glow Zones’. Whether you choose to walk, jog, run or dance your way through the course, experience the park as you never have before with foam machines, UV paint blast zones and lights and lazers everywhere! All ages are welcome, but it is a late one, with gates finally closing at 10.30pm, so make the most of Bishopstrow’s luxury accommodation near Longleat, just 6 miles from the park.

Sky Safari at Longleat Safari Park (16th-18th September)

Over the course of this three day extravaganza, over 50 balloons of all shapes and sizes will be ascending into the skies above Longleat. On the Saturday, a special ‘night glow’ event will take place with the balloons lighting up to music- a spectacle not to be missed! The event is free with a valid Day Ticket, so there’s no excuse not to get involved!

With all of these amazing events happening so close to one of the best hotels in Wiltshire, there’s no excuse! Book here or call us on 01985 878769 to grab a slice of the action!

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