Around Bath & Bristol

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

Places to visit

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Thresholds, Mat Collishaw 2017

Exhibitions near you 

Virtual reality, outdoor pieces that complement their surroundings, and a hands-on exhibition that even younger family members will want to see.

Walking

Autumn wildlife

Pumpkins at Prior Park

Half-term days out near Bath and Bristol 

Let off steam this half-term with a wide range of things to do and places to play.

Dyrham Park pond is framed by oranges, reds and yellows in autumn

Autumn at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is transformed with each season and autumn is among one of the popular for nature lovers.

In the South West

A family walk amongst autumn leaves

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

parkrun at Killerton in autumn and winter

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Upcoming events

Avebury

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Wed 20 Sep 2017
01:00-23:59
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.
Tyntesfield

TYNTEtots: Squirrel Nutkin

Wed 20 Sep 2017
10:00-11:45
Join us for story-telling and games for under fives and their families, inspired by Beatrix Potter's classic story of Squirrel Nutkin.
Tyntesfield

Antony Gibbs family trail

Wed 20 Sep 2017
10:00-16:00
Discover what Tyntesfield's great Victorian, Antony Gibbs, did to change and modernise the estate.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Lacock Abbey Sorcerer's Shield family trail

Wed 20 Sep 2017
10:30-17:00
Witches and wizards, do you have what it takes to join the Lacock Abbey sorcerer's shield? Before we let you into our world, you need to find out which of our four shields you belong to. Will it be Knatchbull or Talbot, Thynne or Boyle?
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

'Fractured architecture' by Thomas Kellner

Wed 20 Sep 2017
10:30-17:00
German photo artist, Thomas Kellner, presents an exhibition of cubist photography of the seemingly dancing architecture of famous landmarks at the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock, Britain's birthplace of photography.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Mat Collishaw: Thresholds

Wed 20 Sep 2017
10:45-11:00
You can't move this year without hearing something about Virtual Reality. At Lacock this Autumn go back in time to the dawn of photography with Thresholds, a new virtual reality artwork by Mat Collishaw.

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