Family Attractions

There are many interesting and varied places to go for those with families who need to find something to please all ages.  Ranging from historical sites and gardens to city farms and interesting museums. There is a wealth of information and fun to be found in Wiltshire.

Stonehenge

The breathtaking prehistoric monument located near Salisbury in Wiltshire, stands as strong today as it did 3500 years ago.  Documented as one of the most famous places in the world to visit Stonehenge was built in three phases that consisted of over 30 million hours of labour.  A truly exceptional site that has to be visited.

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum is a small friendly museum in the heart of Wiltshire exhibiting cars from the 1920's onwards. Apart from old fashioned cars, they display a collection of motorcycles, mopeds and push bikes as well as interesting motoring memorabilia and a reconstructed 1930's style garage complete with cars.

Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park is not just about animals, it has much to offer for young and old.  Located directly on the River Avon it accommodates two lakes, one where boating is free and a second where you can fish for carp.   It covers 50 acres of beautiful countryside and its residents include a wide range of farm animals and exotic species.  A great day out for the whole family!

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is the international symbol of Christianity as well as a beautiful historic building and a living church.  The Cathedral houses the only four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta, and boasts Britain's tallest church spire.  With its stunning early English Gothic architecture and a wonderful Tower Tour, complete with 330 steps, it's a must for the Wiltshire tourist.

Cheddar Gorge

For those who prefer something more adventurous and active then Cheddar Gorge is the perfect fit.  A world renowned beauty spot, a National Nature Reserve as well as a famous site for prehistoric discoveries and home to X-treme caving and rock climbing activities.  Next to climbing there are other attractions such as the Lockout Tower, the Museum of Prehistory and a walking route with spectacular views.

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

Longleat was the first drive-through safari park outside Africa where animals roamed freely with the visitors in cages or more respectively said, in cars.  Its collection comprises over 500 animals and the whole estate is situated on 9000 acres of Wiltshire countryside.  Different reserves proved the park with a real wildlife atmosphere and additional attractions give the visitor more to explore, such as Longleat House or the Adventure Castle.

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum is one of the premier attractions in the South West and offers a day out guaranteed to thrill the whole family.  The history of the Royal Navy is preserved for the benefit of today's and future generations by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, which includes four museums, amongst which, is the Fleet Air Arm Museum.  Representing the RN in the Air it brings you closer to the giants of aviation history.  Go on board the first British Concorde!

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is the home of the big zoo animals offering a fantastic family day out for everyone, including a Christian exhibition of the Noah's Ark story.  It is a unique hands on zoo, filled with fun and exciting animals, adventure playgrounds, tractor rides and educational exhibits.  Located just outside Bristol it sits in just over 100 acres of beautiful countryside.

Roves Farm

Roves Farm is a family run farm park offering lots of hand on farmyard fun including Tractor Trailer Rides, Animal Feeding and Handling as well as children's paper crafts. The farm stretches itself from an indoor farmyard with a bouncy castle, a ball pond and a giant straw bale climb with tunnels to an outdoor farmyard with animal races, animal paddocks as well as 200 acres of land perfect for a family walk. Be prepared for hands on farm fun!

Studley Grange

Studley Grange is home to a Butterfly World as well as an Animal Paddock. Visitors can see up to 30 different species of butterflies - with hundreds flying around at any time. Over 200 varieties of tropical plant, little streams, rustic bridges, waterfalls and fishponds add colour and exotica to the atmosphere. Next to animals such as meerkats and otters Studley Grange offers handcrafted gifts at the Craft Village. An all weather attraction - Visiting the tropics in Wiltshire!

Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole is a show cave in a village on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. It is not just a Site of Special Scientific Interest but also a cave that guarantees a great day out for the whole family offering 20 fantastic attractions in itself. Come and Meet the Witch, take a tour of the Famous Caves, have a wander around the Valley of the Dinosaurs or find your way through the Magical Mirror Maze. There is something for everyone and Wookey Hole is so much more than a cave!

Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre

Wadworth is a regional brewery founded in 1875 and is located in Devizes. They are particularly famous for their 6X beer and are known to be a major brewery in the South of England. Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre boasts a free self-guided exhibition of brewing memorabilia, a unique collection of hand painted pub signs and much more. Explore the mystical world of Wadworthshire and discover the history and heritage in the Brewery Visitor Centre!

Trowbridge Museum

Trowbridge Museum is a local museum with collections reflecting the people, industries and heritage of the Town of Trowbridge. It is an award winning and one of Wiltshire's finest history museum as well as the country's only specialist textile museum. It has a lot to offer next to its permanent exhibition such as hands on activities, traditional craft as well as temporary exhibitions on various topics that change every 3-4 months. Trowbridge Museum - Fun, Friendly & Free!

The White Horses

Wiltshire has long been associated with chalk carvings, probably most famously for the White Horses. We are lucky enough to have eight White Horses that can still be seen such as in Westbury, Devizes , Cherhill & Marlborough. Some are more secluded than others whereas the Westbury one dominates the landscape above the town. It's not just horses that WIltshire is known for but also many of the chalk carvings are related to the strong military connections that the county has.

Caen Hill Locks

Caen Hill Locks are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire. The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles. This flight of locks was engineer John Rennie's solution to climbing the very steep hill in Devizes. The locks take 5-6 hours to travel in a boat and were the last part of the 87 mile route of the Kennet and Avon canal to be completed. After the coming of the railways the canal fell into disuse and was closed.

Wells Cathedral

Set amidst the gentle countryside of the Somerset levels on the western slopes of the Mendip hills, there has been a sacred site beside the springs of fresh water at Wells for over a 1000 years. The 12th century building that is Wells Cathedral is a masterpiece. It is both beautiful and historic and is a centre of Christianity that has attracted pilgrims and tourists alike over the centuries. Its calm and light atmosphere restores busy souls and minds and never ceases to inspire believers and non-believers alike.

American Museum

The only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the United States. Since 1961, educating the United Kingdom - and the world - about American cultural history.

Brokerswood Country Park

Brokerswood Country Park is an award-winning destination for camping, caravanning and outdoor pursuits located within 80 acres of ancient, natural British woodland. This eco-friendly Park also provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoor learning for people of all ages.

East Somerset Railway

Enjoy a relaxed, unhurried and civilised journey on a stream train at the East Somerset Railway. The majestic steam engine has been around for over 200 years. Seeing the trains in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your visit and there is always plenty to see, its an experience for everyone.

Chew Valley Lake

Chew Valley Lake was built to provide water for Bristol. For visitors and useres of the lake, Chew is so much more than just drinking water supply. Chew Valley offers various leisure and recreational facilities, from fishing and sailing to eating out, nature walks and bird watching.

Blagdon Lake Open Days

In the spring and early summer we open our Blagdon Visitor Centre and nature trails on Sunday afternoons. This is a fun and educational day out to spend time learning about water. The open days prove popular with adults and children.

Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park is a wonderful wetland of 150 lakes created through gravel extraction, with an inland beach. Excellent bird watching sites with winter waterbirds, waders, nightingales, grebe hobbies and more. Activities from angling to archery, cycling to climbing, sailing to snorkelling, walking to wake boarding. Meet the locals - otters, water voles, dragonflies, fritillaries, orchids, birds, bats and even beavers.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Explore Westonbirt, The National Arboretum - An internationally renowned tree collection, heritage landscape and fantastic location for playing, walking, relaxing and learning about nature

Brunel's ss Great Britain

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board! The ss Great britain is the world's first great ocean liner. Stroll on the decks and take in the views and the sounds of animals and general bustle of the ship preparing to set sail.

Lotmead Farm

Where good times come naturally. Lotmead is a family run activity farm just outside Swindon and the perfect place to visit where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables, see a working farm and enjoy a choice selection of local fresh produce in our farm shop.