Around Bath & Bristol

Magnificent houses, peaceful gardens, wooded trails and little-known treasures

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to apple days and half-term activities.

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Dyrham Park

Toddler forest school

Thu 29 Sep 2016
10:30-12:00
Learn some bushcraft, identify plants, build dens, cook over an open fire and create some crafty art work outdoors with Dyrham Park's brand new Forest school in the woodlands not usually open to the public. Whatever the weather forest school...
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Drawn to the Land

Thu 29 Sep 2016
10:30-17:30
A series of photographs of female farmers in Scotland by award winning documentary photographer, Sophie Gerrard, on display in the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

In the nuns' footsteps - a family trail

Thu 29 Sep 2016
10:30-17:30
Follow in the footsteps of Lacock's Medieval nuns and find out more about their intriguing way of life on this self-led family trail.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Capability Brown - stitched through the lens

Thu 29 Sep 2016
10:30-17:30
Beautiful embroideries inspired by the landscape design of Capability Brown will be on display in the Stables tea room in the quintessential English village of Lacock.
Avebury

Pop-up exhibition: Away from Avebury

Thu 29 Sep 2016
11:00-17:00
Visit the pop-up exhibition at Avebury Manor.
Tyntesfield

Daphne Wright: Emotional Archaeology

Thu 29 Sep 2016
11:00-16:00
Daphne Wright's art is the result of a relentless curiosity into how a deep engagement with materials can explore often unspoken human preoccupations.

Gloucestershire

Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans, discover what Gloucestershire has to offer.

Somerset

From Tudor houses and hidden gardens to tors, gorges and natural piers, see what Somerset has to offer.

Wiltshire

World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire