There’s plenty of exciting events happening in Wiltshire this May. From the start of the festival season to plenty of action-packed family activities, be sure to plan your visit this month…

Festivals in Wiltshire

Wiltshire welcomes you to enjoy its vibrant programme of exciting festivals, taking place across the county this month. From music and history to food and drink, there’s plenty for everyone!

Swindon Festival of Literature

Visit Swindon at the beginning of this month for their annual Festival of Literature, celebrating over 30 years of this event, through a week of historic talks with local authors and the community. Hear from a range of authors and discover more about the fascinating and insightful world of literature and writing.

Chippenham Folk Festival

Chippenham Folk Festival

Building on the huge success of last years’ festival, Chippenham Folk Festival returns this month! Enjoy over 200 artists and performers from across the UK and beyond, as the town turns into a blaze of colour, music, dance, fun and laughter.

Salisbury International Arts Festival

Back for another successful year, the Salisbury International Arts Festival livens the city yet again with its culture, spectacle, and fun. Celebrating all things performance, enjoy a week of vibrant events from a range of artists, dancers, and more!

City Encounters

Join many others in introducing the original Salisbury Giant to a new friend, Patch, at this year’s Salisbury International Arts Festival. Parading down Milford Street, music, dance, and song will bring Patch into the Market Square, welcoming the start of the City Encounters weekend, commencing the two-week festival.

North Wessex Downs Walking Festival

The North Wessex Downs National Landscape first became a protected landscape in 1972 and now, you can celebrate the anniversary each year by exploring over 25 walking trails. Discover wildlife, history, and culture as you soak up some of the most breath-taking views from atop the downs this month.

Family Fun Adventures

This month, Wiltshire is host to a full range of exciting activities, perfect for the whole family! Across the county, there will be plenty events taking place including action packed shows, outdoor festivities and much more…

PGL Liddington Swindon

Kids’ Adventure Camps at PGL Liddington, Swindon

Located minutes from the M4 on the outskirts of Swindon, PGL Liddington offers a range of all-inclusive adventures running during every school holiday. The OSTED accredited centre is the perfect place to keep 8–16-year-olds entertained, with 40+ activities to try spanning land, air and water. With 24-hour childcare provided along with all meals and activities plus epic new bunk bed accommodation, it’s easy to see why PGL has become the market leader in kids’ camps. You can even pay with childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare to give your kids their best independent holiday yet! 2, 3, 4 or 7-night residential breaks are available, as well as Day Camps during the Summer holidays.

Save 10% on your next Kids’ Adventure Camp now using promocode VW24 online or call 0333 321 2114 and quote this code when you book. All offers are subject to availability, may not be used in conjunction with any other offer and cannot be applied retrospectively.

Spring in the Park

Set in Warminster’s Lake Pleasure Grounds is this years Spring in the Park. There will be multiple stalls, musical entertainment, food and drink and local charities offering a range of other fun activities! Prizes can also be run at the return of the dog show, as well as a tug of war competition.

Duck Race 2024

Rescheduled to its new date this month is Bradford on Avon’s annual Duck Race. Head to town as thousands watch in anticipation and excitement for the annual tradition. Prizes include a range of experiences including swimming lessons, sweet treats, coffee for 2 and vouchers.

May Day Madness

Head to Castle Combe Circuit for their second Race Meeting in the Racing Club Championship Calendar. Their May Madness event will feature racing from Saloons, GTs, Formula Fords, Hot Hatches and more! An ideal day out for petrol heads!

Other Events in Wiltshire

There is plenty more to enjoy up and down the county this month…

Iford Supper Club: 6-Course Tasting Menu

Enjoy a unique dining experience at Iford Manor this month, with their 6-Course Tasting Menu. Accompanied by live music and a welcome drink on arrival, make the most of luxury dining introduced by award-winning Head Chef Matthew Briddon as you try a selection of their iconic dishes.

Cream Tea at The Parade House

May Cream Tea with the Jane Austen Dancers, Parade House

For a true Regency experience in Wiltshire, head to the Parade House in Trowbridge this month. Enjoy a delicious Cream Tea, featuring scrumptious scones, cakes and savoury sandwiches as you watch an elegant performance by the Jane Austen Dancers of Bath.

Woodland Gardens Guided Tours, Bowood House and Gardens

Join an exclusive guided tour of Bowood’s Spring colour this month, as you head out on one of their Woodland Garden Guided Tours. The variety of these walks extend over 2 miles and will have you visiting the impressive Mausoleum, one of Robert Adam’s finest classical buildings as well as much more!

Devizes Vegan Market

Vegan Fairs heads to Devizes and welcomes the first Vegan Market to the town’s streets this month! Expect to see a wide range of vendors including vegan street food, tasty baked goods, and sweet treats, as well as ethical fashion brands and cruelty-free products. With a fantastic selection of independent brands and businesses, there is something for everyone!

Find out what else is on in Wiltshire this month…




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