Bowood Woodland Gardens

There will be plenty to see and do in Wiltshire over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (29 April – 1 May) including the following fantastic events:

1.    Downton Cuckoo Fair

This annual fair takes place in the village of Downton, just 8 miles from Salisbury. The free event features maypole dancing, craft demonstrations, music and much more. 

2.    Join Downland Walking for a guided walk

Downland Walking will be running a ten mile circular walk taking in Old Sarum and the Woodford Valley on the Saturday.

3.    Book your children onto a Mini Chef workshop

Vaughan’s Cookery School in Devizes will be running various cookery classes for Mini Chefs over the Bank Holiday weekend, including a Moroccan themed one.

4.    Jump on the tractor rides at Roves Farm

Follow the story of the ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ at Roves Farm over the bank holiday weekend and learn about the lifecycle of butterflies along the way. There’s also the opportunity to make your own caterpillar in the craft area.

5.    Check out the Motorcycle Show in Salisbury

Salisbury’s Market Place will be busy on the Sunday with the arrival of the Salisbury Motorcycle Group’s Spring Surprise Bike Show

6.    Watch a dawn chorus as part of the Swindon Festival of Literature

On Bank Holiday Monday, early risers can enjoy a dawn chorus at 5.30am at Lawn Woods marking the start of the 24th Swindon Festival of Literature. Pipers, singers, jugglers, poets and more will be there so why not join in and celebrate life and literature?

7.    Browse the stalls at the Vintage Brocante

The Larmer Tree Gardens will be home to the Vintage Brocante on the Bank Holiday Monday. Browse over 30 vintage stalls featuring brocante, fabrics, gifts and more. 

8.    Enjoy spectacular colours at Bowood’s Woodland Gardens

Bowood’s Woodland Gardens are due to open from 28 April giving you the chance to see the colourful rhododendrons and the pretty bluebells. 

Make a break of it and discover places to stay in Wiltshire. Keep an eye on our spring breaks too for last-minute availability and special offers.




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