In SpringFamily


There’s nothing more refreshing than the arrival of spring! As colour and warmth come back into our lives, here are a few things you can get up to in Wiltshire to celebrate the beginnings of summer. With two bank holidays on Monday 7 May & Monday 28 May it’s a time to come together, get outdoors, enjoy al fresco dining, relax in one of our pubs beer gardens, and take in the peacefulness of Wiltshire's countryside. 

May Events in Wiltshire

  • From Friday 4 May to Friday 1 June the Salisbury Live event will be bringing you five weekends of live music across 20 venues in the city! 
  • If you’re a fan of all things automobiles then visit Bowood’s Classic Car & Motorcycle show on Sunday 6 May. 
  • You’re invited to the first event of its kind at Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel for their outdoor pop-up cinema event, indulge in tasty 3 course meal then sit back and relax.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Wiltshire May Sports events 

  • If you’re feeling inspired to get outside there is still time to sign up to the Sarsen Trail Neolithic Marathon and bike trail, during this testing run you will pass through incredible landscapes from the Vale of Pewsey, through the Avon Valley and across the wilds of Salisbury Plain.
  • Experience an adrenaline rush at Castle Combe Circuit for May Day Madness Race Day, thrills and spills guaranteed!

Castle Combe Circuit

Exhibitions in Wiltshire 


Traditional Wiltshire Events 

  • Take part in Archery, Welly Wanging, Wheelbarrow Races and a farmyard fancy dress competition at the Country Fayre at Wooley Grange
  • Every year around the time of the Early May Bank Holiday the village of Downton comes alive with the Downton Cuckoo Fair. Here you can taste local food & drink, blow off some steam at the fairground and roam around the street stalls freely.
  • Get together with family and friends and celebrate Spring in the Park in Warminster. At this action-packed May Day event, you can expect Morris & maypole dancers, craft stalls, a beer tent and barbecues! 
  • Visit Chippenham’s biggest annual event at the Folk Festival, a fantastic way to celebrate the bank holiday weekend with all the family.

Chippenham Folk Festival

We're lucky in Wiltshire to have so many things to do and places to stay, plus lots of events that happen all year round so to find out what's on head to this page here




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