Things to Do in Wilts

Explore your own wonderland at a new children’s sensory walk

Explore your own wonderland at a new children’s sensory walk

An Alice in Wonderland themed family event is planned for the October half term at Lackham House to raise money to support children and adults living with a disability. A Wander in Wonderland, taking place on Monday 28 October 2019, is designed for children aged 1-11 to experience the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of… Read More…

Make the most of summer in Wiltshire

Make the most of summer in Wiltshire

From leisure centres with a host of activities, to exploring the great outdoors – for a fun-packed summer, Wiltshire is the place to be. With 21 leisure centres across the county, events in your community, historic sites and our iconic countryside, there’s something for everyone to get involved with this summer.  Wiltshire Council leisure offer… Read More…

PlayDay returns!

PlayDay returns!

Did you know there is a national day for play in the UK? Well there is, Playday is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in August, this year, it’s taking place on 7th August and has a theme of Play Builds Children. As well as being a day focused on play, Playday is also an… Read More…

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…

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