We know that with so many holidays close together it’s difficult to plan activities for all the family to enjoy.  So, if you have nothing organised as yet, we have put together some ideas to help you feel inspired and make time for Wiltshire.  Whether you’re driving, walking, horse riding or cycling, each corner of the county is easy to get to and explore with our very own maps and guides. Find out what you can get up to with our ideas below: 

Wiltshire Creative

1. Wiltshire creative May Half Term

Inspired by the exhibition Creative Wiltshire: A Celebration of Art, these sessions are aimed at a variety of ages and hope to encourage everyone to get creative.

2. Fishy Fun for Mini Steins at Rick Stein Marlborough

A fun and interactive session where you can meet some of our fishy friends, gets hands-on with cooking fish and learn about the creatures of our sea. Suitable for mini Steins aged 5 – 14.

3. Lemur Week

Lemur Week will take place during the May half term in aid of Cotswold Wildlife Park Madagascan conservation initiatives. We have Lemur themed competitions and board games as well as merchandise and Lemur talks held in the walkthrough enclosure.

Interactive games at REME Museum

 4. Burn off some energy at REME Museum’s very own solider-led Half term Assault Course and Family Activities. There are plenty of interactive exhibits in REME Museum to keep everyone entertained too!

5. The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum in Salisbury will have quizzes, dressing-up and if the weather is nice they have a beautiful riverside garden perfect for picnics!   

Crofton Beam Engines

6. Crofton Beam Engines, are holding a science fair and James Watt celebration over the three day Bank Holiday, see the engines in steam, hear experts talk on different aspects of James Watts life and take part in a range of fun family activities.    

7.  Discover England's only koalas at Longleat   in thier wonderful new  Koala Creek .  

8. Taste local produce at Buttle Farm, where you can try their very own charcuterie  and feast on a rare breed pork supper! This is all part of Slow Pig Day in conjunction with Slow Food in the UK which highlights the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Go karting at Wessex Raceway

If the weather isn’t good  then we have plenty of other options, including local arts venues, museums and if you’re feeling adventurous an escape room, indoor karting and virtual warfare

There’s plenty of fun to be had in Wiltshire- if you’re looking for places to stay then head to our accommodation page here




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