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Top five things to do in Wiltshire during spring

Posted on 21st January 2016

With the temperamental weather playing havoc with Easter holiday plans, it may be difficult to find great things to do to keep the family entertained. Wiltshire’s landscape provides plenty of both indoor and outdoor activities that won’t leave you twiddling your thumbs!

Those who are looking forward to spending their Easter break in a holiday cottage in Wiltshire will be even more impressed with what the county has to offer in the beautiful season of spring.

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival

Salisbury will be welcoming an International Arts Festival to its streets with an amazing array of events taking place. It will open your eyes to classical and world music, along with international theatre, dance, film, visual arts and children’s events. The event will be running in late spring from 27 May to the 11 June 2016.

Leah Circus 523

Image Credit: Matthew Ragan (Flickr.com)

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat can offer a great day out whatever the weather. Whether a drive through the safari with the famous cheeky monkeys without having to leave your car, being able to handle the smaller creatures in the zoo, or running through the hedge maze appeals to you most, it will not leave you disappointed!

Longleat Safari Park

Image Credit: crafty1tutu (flickr.com)

Spring Archaeology Walks

A brilliant way to understand and delve into the history that Wiltshire is most famous for, the Spring Archaeology Walk will take you on a four-mile journey from Salisbury with views of the stone circle and ancient earthworks that have revealed much about the people who once lived and celebrated traditions in the county. Tickets are £8 for adults and children go free!

For more information and booking visit the National Trust website.

Walking on a hillside in Spring

Image Credit: Dave Walker (flickr.com )

Outdoor Lambing

This is a great opportunity to see one of spring’s great natural outdoor events. Over 120 ewes will be lambing at Roves Farm visitor centre in Swindon, providing a perfect educational experience for the family, especially children. The new arrivals are to be expected between 9 – 26 April.

More information can be found on the Roves Farm website.

Lambs in Glanogeu

Image Credit: Roger Davies (flickr.com)

Salisbury Artisan Market

Offering high-quality local produce, handmade jewellery, arts and home furnishings in the historic city of Salisbury, the Artisan market is not to be missed if you are visiting the county this spring. Get a taste of what the city has to offer with its street food stalls and local live music. The markets will be taking place between 10am – 3pm, Guildhall Square and Market Place on the 6 March, 3 April and 5 June.

 

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Image credit: Julia Denni (flickr.com)

Along with these five fantastic things to do in the region, there is plenty more to see and feast your eyes on this spring, with Wiltshire cottage holidays being the perfect opportunity to try these out.