Things to Do
Swindon is a thriving town with a wealth of attractions that will appeal to visitors of all ages and interests.
Have you been to the award winning STEAM Museum yet? This family friendly museum traces the history of the Great Western Railway taking visitors on a journey though the golden age of steam bringing to life the workers and locomotives that were so central to Swindon's development and continued growth.
Next door to Steam is the Swindon Designer Outlet ideal for people who want to pick up a bargain and shop till they drop!
Did you know Swindon is home to the National Monuments Record Centre – home to the archive of English Heritage? Swindon is also the home of the National Trust’s national HQ at Heelis.
To the west of the town is historic Lydiard Park, a delightful visit and a trip to the picturesque Town Gardens is one of Swindon's most attractive and well-loved places hosting popular events including the Old Town Festival.
Just north of the town is Swindon and Cricklade Railway, where visitors can enjoy train rides and absorb Swindon's railway history and nearby Roves Farm is a joy for children with the opportunity to meet and feed its wide range of animals
With two theatres, two cinemas, bowling and karting centres, nightclubs, leisure centres, restaurants and plenty of events taking place throughout the year, Swindon is an ideal location to take a break. For details of walks around Swindon, contact the Swindon Visitor Information Centre.
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