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Great British Food Festival at Bowood

It’s nearly here, our last Bank Holiday weekend of the year before Christmas! So let’s help you get planning what you want to do with this handy guide…

1. See Crofton Beam Engines steam up

Alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal, check out the world’s oldest working steam powered beam engines come to life over the Bank Holiday weekend. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and why not top off your visit with a tasty cake in the Engineman’s Rest Café? 

2. Get your taste buds tingling at the Great British Food Festival

This popular event will be returning to Bowood House and Gardens over the Bank Holiday weekend. Sample local produce, watch out cooking demonstrations and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Tickets can be booked here

3. Access St Giles’ Church, Imber

Only open a few times a year, this is a rare opportunity to gain access into St Giles’ Church which sits in the heart of Salisbury Plain at Imber. Learn about the unique history of the church and the village from information boards and volunteers found within the church. 

Devizes International Street Festival (C) Chris Bull

4. Catch the International Street Festival in Devizes

Join in with the Devizes International Street Festival which will see this Wiltshire town come to life with street entertainment, music, dance and more, plus it’s free! The festival takes place on the Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. 

5. Pick your knight for the Grand Medieval Joust

Choose your champion at the Grand Medieval Joust at Old Sarum on the Sunday and Monday of the Bank Holiday weekend. There will also be living history encampments, hobby-horse jousting and falconry displays. 

6. Enjoy timeless music at the Edington Music Festival

Catch the end of this year’s Edington Music Festival. Set in the small village of Edington, this is a great opportunity to hear classical and choral music. 

7. Find your superpower at Roves Farm

Great family fun, join in with the Superheroes activities at Roves Farm. Fancy dress is encouraged plus get the opportunity to make and create your own superheroes to take home. This event runs from 22 – 31 August in addition to the normal activities on offer at the farm. 

If you are planning on making a break of it over the August Bank Holiday weekend then we recommend that you book accommodation in advance as it tends to get busy. However, do keep an eye on our special offers for late availability, offers on visiting attractions and short breaks.




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