Things to Do in Wilts

Children invited to join Space Chase at Wiltshire Council libraries

Children invited to join Space Chase at Wiltshire Council libraries

Wiltshire Council libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer, as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase,… Read More…

Fourth annual Frome Small Publishers’ Fair set for July 6th

Fourth annual Frome Small Publishers’ Fair set for July 6th

NOW FIRMLY ESTABLISHED as a very successful and popular free event, Frome Writers’ Collective’s fourth annual Small Publishers’ Fair takes place this year on Saturday, July 6th, complementing the already strong literary content of the Frome Festival programme. The Fair will be opened at 10.00am by FWC patron Barry Cunningham OBE. Barry is always a… Read More…

Wiltshire libraries get ready to celebrate Pyjamarama!

Wiltshire libraries get ready to celebrate Pyjamarama!

Across Wiltshire, libraries will be hosting their own special rhyme times and distributing free books to celebrate BookTrust’s ‘Pyjamarama’ running from Monday 3 – Friday 7 June. Pyjamarama is all about encouraging families to have fun reading together, anywhere and anytime and to share the magic of books, particularly at bedtime. Across Wiltshire there will… Read More…

Celebrating Elderhood

Celebrating Elderhood

During a week of events commemorating older people in early October, creative ageing expert Alan Heeks calls for a new form of Elderhood, and hosts a community event near Salisbury paying tribute to elders. Our Generations: Multi-generational Conservation Weekend Hazel Hill Wood, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Friday 5 October – Sunday 7 October, Elders Circle to be held on Silver… Read More…

Living with the Heartbeat of the Land

Living with the Heartbeat of the Land

A new programme of events in a magical Wiltshire woodland celebrates the eight ancient festivals of the Celtic Wheel of the Year, starting with Mabon and Samhain. ‘A Dance of Balance’ marks Mabon (Autumn Equinox): 21-23 September and ‘Celebrating our Ancestors’ inaugurates Samhain (Halloween): 2-4 November at Hazel Hill Wood, Farley, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 1AA. An innovative… Read More…

“Treasure Island” – Outdoor Theatre at The Bishop’s Palace

“Treasure Island” – Outdoor Theatre at The Bishop’s Palace

Spend an evening in the glorious grounds of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells enjoying Boxtree Production’s adaptation of well-loved family classic “Treasure Island” on Thursday, 23rd August at 6.30pm. When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late ‘Captain’ Billy Bones, it hurtles him into a cat and mouse game with… Read More…

Wildlife Weekends with Martin Hughes-Games at the Hawks Conservancy Trust

Wildlife Weekends with Martin Hughes-Games at the Hawks Conservancy Trust

Coming up during the summer holidays of 2018, over the weekend of the 28th and 29th July 2018, is a special weekend event with wildlife TV presenter and naturalist, Martin Hughes-Games. Martin is one of the UK’s most popular and respected naturalists and zoologists, best known as one of the presenters of the BBC’s successful… Read More…

Go wild with the National Trust this summer holiday

Go wild with the National Trust this summer holiday

This July and August, summer holiday adventures are returning to the National Trust’s Fyne Court and, for the first time, Wellington Monument. Promoting getting children active in the outdoors in a fun, exploratory way, activities will differ across sites. However, each week’s activities will encourage children to explore the countryside, themed around the National Trust’s… Read More…

Everything you need for a family picnic

Everything you need for a family picnic

Looking for a way to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays? Jane Rylands, from family-friendly kitchen appliance manufacturer Belling, shares her top tips for preparing the perfect picnic. What could be better than a picnic with the kids? There’s a delicious feast to savour, a chance to spend quality time with your family,… Read More…

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