Queen Elizabeth Gardens

Despite being late this year, Easter is now fast approaching. Salisbury will look as beautiful as ever with the spring flowers in full bloom and no doubt lots of newly-born animals and birds about. 

If you have some time off over the Easter holidays, or perhaps you are just off for the Easter weekend, here are some handy ideas for what you can see and do in the area. 

1.    Join in with Salisbury Cathedral’s Easter Trail

Entitled ‘If Easter could speak’ follow the family-friendly trail around the Cathedral (outside of service times) and find displays and artefacts to help explain all what Easter is about. Suitable for children aged 4+.

2.    Take part in the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt at Mompesson House

Follow the clues left by bunny around Mompesson House’s garden to complete the trail and claim your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat at the end. £2 per trail sheet. Normal admission charges apply. 

3.    Picnic amongst the flowers

Pack a picnic and head to one of Salisbury’s many parks with a blanket and enjoy a feast amongst the spring blossoms. Queen Elizabeth Gardens is a popular spot with the locals, where the River Avon flows past you. Alternatively, why not pop over to Victoria Gardens or Churchill Gardens where there are also playparks for the little ones to enjoy? Here are our top 10 picnic spots

4.    Let off steam at Wilton House’s gardens

The adventure playground awaits! Bounce on the mini trampolines, conquer the long slides and simply have fun exploring on a trip to Wilton House, just three miles from Salisbury city centre. 

5.    Climb into the cockpits at our aviation museum

A great place to visit on any days with good old April showers, Boscombe Down Aviation Collection at Old Sarum is popular with all ages. See aviation restoration take place in front of your eyes, ask the friendly volunteers about the aircraft on display and climb into many of the cockpits. 

Langford Lakes nature reserve

6.    Embark on a spring walk around Langford Lakes

This nature reserve, owned and managed by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is a haven for wildlife throughout the year. Visitors can walk a circular route around the reserve and go into various hides to watch for birds and other wildlife. Plus, admission is free. 

7.    Meet some of the new arrivals at the farm

Pop along to the River Bourne Community Farm in Laverstock and meet some of the new arrivals born this spring. Lambs, calves and chicks can possibly be seen (depending on when they are born) and meet the farm’s resident donkeys and goats too. There’s a café on-site here too, perfect for combining some outdoor adventures with a spot of cake!

Roly's Fudge Pantry

8.    Sample the seasonal flavours at Roly’s Fudge Pantry

Every season, Roly’s Fudge Pantry on Salisbury’s High Street offers brand-new flavours to try. Think hot-crossed bun flavoured fudge and you’ll get the picture. Pop into the shop to see fudge being made, to sample some for yourself and to pick up a sweet treat for a loved one. 

This is just a flavour of what’s going on in and around Salisbury over the Easter holidays. For comprehensive listings of events and activities check out our what’s on pages

If you are looking for a place to stay over Easter then we’d highly recommend booking up as soon as possible as places will be fully booked shortly.

We look forward to seeing you in Salisbury soon!




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