This month, make the most of sunny skies, warmer weather, and colourful countryside as you plan your visit to Wiltshire in April. There’s plenty of things to do, with art exhibitions, easter trails, creative workshops and more!

Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters

Children’s Easter Trail – 23rd March – 21st April

Bring your little ones to explore Salisbury Cathedral as you embark on an exciting Easter trail, learning more about why this event is such an important part of the year whilst discovering the iconic landmark at the same time.

National Walking Day – Wednesday 3rd April

Make the most of National Walking Day by exploring Wiltshire’s great landscapes. With over 8,200 paths and almost half the county designated a National Landscape, there is plenty walking to be had! Discover hidden gems as you climb up mighty hills, be rewarded with panoramic views and discover some of Wiltshire’s most iconic landmarks along the way, including the famous White Horses, the Kennet and Avon Canal, and more…

Westonbirt Spring Johnny Hathaway
Credit Johnny Hathaway

Family Events at Westonbirt

This spring, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is celebrating wildlife superheroes, revealing the superpowers of the animals and insects that make this special place their home. Everyone is invited to enjoy a day out and find out more about wildlife. From the Nature Superheroes family trail through Silk Wood until end May to their drop-in Easter holiday family event ‘New Life’ from 9 April to 11 April, where the children can learn more about the woodland animal babies at Westonbirt. Discover activities offering a perfect blend of adventure, education and relaxation designed to captivate every member of the family.

Salisbury Arts Scene – Sunday 7th April

Head to Salisbury’s Market Square this weekend and enjoy a large display of art pieces as talented locals come together to showcase their amazing skills at Salisbury Arts Scene. Whether you are an art lover, looking for a unique gift for someone special, or just want to experience what Salisbury has to offer, this event is the perfect excuse!

Floristry Workshop at Bowood House & Gardens – Thursday 18th April

Start the Spring season with a floristry workshop at Bowood House and Gardens. Join Florist, Claire Satchell, as you create your very own bouquet of flowers and foliage straight from the private walled garden!

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

World Heritage Day – Thursday 18th April

Wiltshire is home to one of the world’s most iconic sites, the Stonehenge and Avebury UNESCO World Heritage Site. Welcoming visitors in their thousands each year, both Stone Circles offer charm and mystery. This World Heritage Day, why not visit the county’s famous World Heritage Site. Learn about its history, get up close to the prehistoric stones and take in fabulous views all around.

VW Campout – Friday 19th – Sunday 21st April

Head to Stonehenge Campsite for the annual VW Campout. This Spring festival celebrates all things VW. Bring your camper and enjoy the start of the season, with live bands, food vendors and much more.

The Ancient Ridgeway and Avebury Cycling Tour – Saturday 20th April

Join New Forest Cycling Tours on their brand-new Wiltshire tour, covering the historic Ridgeway paths, and iconic Avebury village, discovering the county’s rich history along the way, including the Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site, Silbury Hill, Marlborough Downs, Liddington Castle and more…

Bowood Private Walled Garden

Head Gardener Tours at Bowood – Thursday 25th April

Embark on a unique tour with Bowood’s Head Gardener and learn which flowers thrive across the grounds. Be amazed by the inspiring use of wall space and vertical gardening in the magnificent Private Walled Garden and grab some exciting ideas for you own!

Fashioning our World, Salisbury Museum – 10th February – 12th May

The Salisbury Museum is delighted to welcome you to their brand-new exhibition 'Fashioning our World’. Working with young people, this exhibition tells stories of past clothes and accessories that have been repurposed, mended, altered, and looked after, showcasing a range of historic garments and accessories from the Salisbury Museum fashion collection.

Plan your visit to Wiltshire this April…




  1. Nancy Sampson
    Wow, this article has me super excited about planning my visit to Wiltshire in April! The array of events and activities mentioned makes it sound like the perfect destination for a memorable experience. The Easter trail at Salisbury Cathedral seems like a fantastic way to combine fun and learning for both kids and adults. I can already imagine the joy of exploring the iconic landmark while uncovering the significance of Easter. I often travel and write about it, because I think it develops us. True, I have problems with English and I am constantly looking for help on the Internet. I often use it for this this is a great resource where real professionals work. The Floristry Workshop at Bowood House & Gardens is a unique way to embrace the spirit of spring. Creating a bouquet with flowers and foliage from the private walled garden sounds like a delightful experience. Lastly, the 'Fashioning our World' exhibition at Salisbury Museum, running from February 10th to May 12th, caught my eye. The focus on repurposed, mended, and altered historic garments and accessories sounds like a creative and educational experience. Overall, Wiltshire in April seems like a treasure trove of diverse and enriching experiences, catering to various interests. I can't wait to plan my visit and immerse myself in the vibrant culture and activities the county has to offer!

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