Things to Do in Wilts

Street markets to open and sell their full range of goods

Street markets to open and sell their full range of goods

Following the recent change to Government guidance, Wiltshire Council’s street markets will be open from Monday 1 June with stallholders now able to sell their full range of goods. When Government COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, market stalls were only able to sell food, but now they can sell all items again. Social distancing will be… Read More…

Wiltshire Council encourages residents to celebrate VE Day at home

Wiltshire Council encourages residents to celebrate VE Day at home

Wiltshire Council has created a special VE Day at home pack to help residents of all ages celebrate and mark the 75th anniversary of this historic moment in time. With social distancing measures still in place, the pack contains simple advice and suggestions to have a household garden party on 8 May, which this year… Read More…

Wiltshire Council publishes directory of volunteer groups

Wiltshire Council publishes directory of volunteer groups

Wiltshire Council has published a directory of community volunteer groups that have been set up throughout the county, in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. So far, Wiltshire Council has been made aware of more than 100 groups that are supporting their fellow residents throughout Wiltshire during this difficult time. Although not a formal… Read More…

Longleat Safari Park Open For Visitors

Longleat Safari Park Open For Visitors

Longleat has announced its drive-through Safari Park will be open for visitors from this Friday (20th March). While Longleat House, walkthrough animal areas and other attractions are temporarily closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world-famous Safari Park will continue to operate under strict hygiene standards. The Wiltshire attraction believes the fact visitors… Read More…

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s  Bushfire Charity Appeal

Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s Bushfire Charity Appeal

Longleat has released a song to help raise money for their bushfire charity appeal. Featuring a 30-strong choir made up of staff and keepers, ‘Together’ was written by a member of the Longleat team and recorded at the Cheese & Grain studio in Frome. As well as the choir, it also includes didgeridoos and Aboriginal… Read More…

Now’s the time to Kick It Out

Now’s the time to Kick It Out

Wiltshire Council has teamed up with Swindon Town Football Foundation to deliver Kick It Out events during October half term for young people aged 11 to 19. ‘Kick it Out’ is Football’s equity and inclusion campaign and uses football as a tool to promote inclusion, challenge discrimination and to work for positive change. The ‘Kick… Read More…

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…

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