Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Days Out in Wiltshire

Days out in Wiltshire can be interesting, exciting and entertaining but never, ever dull.


Days Out Search links for Wiltshire towns
Amesbury - Bradford on Avon - Calne - Chippenham - Corsham - Cricklade - Devizes - Lacock - Malmesbury - Marlborough - Mere - Salisbury - Swindon - Tisbury - Trowbridge - Warminster - Westbury

For some fun why not visit Castle Combe Racing School based near Chippenham. Here you will get the opportunity to drive high performance saloon cars and Formula Ford single seater racing cars. Experience the thrill of driving around the fast and demanding Castle Combe race circuit or feel the thrill of a ‘White knuckle ride’ as a passenger in a choice of car driven by an experienced race driver.

Perhaps a little less speedy but nonetheless equally exciting are the Outdoor Karting Track at Castle Combe in the north of the county and at Wessex Raceway, an indoor circuit with other attractions, just outside Salisbury in the south of the county.

If its a little shopping therapy you're after why not visit Wilton Shopping Village for a good range of quality goods. The Shopping Village is situated in the grounds of Wilton Carpet Factory in a quiet peaceful relaxing courtyard away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street. It is set by the river the entrance being opposite to the Earl of Pembrokes ancestral home, Wilton House.

For family Days out in Wiltshire with a difference why not visit the tropics in Wiltshire come rain or shine, summer or winter at Studley Grange Butterfly World and Craft Village. Only a few minutes south of J16 on the M4 lies a magical day for all the family. If you're looking for that perfect gift or unusual present then the Craft Village at Studley Grange is the place to visit.
And here you can't just see what's being made, you can actually have a go yourself!

Or visit nearby Roves Farm, a 166 hectare working mixed open farm 3 miles northeast of Swindon. There is plenty to see and regular events, come rain or shine, to suit all ages, young and old. Free Tractor Rides throughout the day, Animal Feeding and Handling, lots of indoor and outdoor play areas including Bouncy Castle, Bale Stack and Under 5’s area with a daily program of activities and. Animal Racing every weekend and during the school Holidays.

Another farm for families to visit in the south of the county is The Riverbourne Community Farm. Close to Salisbury city centre this farm is very much a farm with a difference it recreates a typical farm of the 1950, 60s era.

Why not take the family to one of the regular summer events at The Bush Farm Bison Centre. There is the annual Native American Pow Wow on July 9th & 10th 2011 and a Wilderness Skills Gathering August 19th-21st.

Finally, walking and cycling in our beautiful county is something everyone, young and old can enjoy. It is good exercise and above all its free.

Despite a lot of Salisbury plain being taken over for army training, there are still loads of public footpaths you can walk which meander around the County. You really are spoilt for choice.

You can walk the Ridgeway which is 85 miles long and thought to be the oldest road in Britain and almost visible on a satellite image. Travelling along the sections of the Ridgeway that remain will take you past nearly every site of significance in Wiltshire.

Days Out in Wiltshire