Summer fun in Wiltshire

Looking for something to do with the family during the summer holidays? There's all sorts to do at places around Wiltshire, from picnicking in glorious gardens to setting off on a family adventure walk. Don't forget, when planning a trip to Avebury, Great Chalfield Manor, Lacock, The Courts Garden or Stourhead, you'll need to book ahead of your visit.

Summer highlights in Wiltshire

Family activities for outdoor adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.

More summer fun around Wiltshire
Rhododendrons in bloom in Stourhead

Summer gardens in Wiltshire 

Summer is a wonderful time of year to be outside in the fresh air, taking in the sights and smells of flowers in bloom, warmer temperatures and longer days.

A family walk by Stourhead's lake

Picnic spots around Wiltshire 

If you want to have a picnic in the open air, skylarks overhead, under the shelter of tall oaks or looking over wide views, here's a few places in Wiltshire to pick from.

Walking in the Avebury landscape

Summer walks in Wiltshire 

With hills to climb, woods to explore, views to soak up and nature to marvel at, Wiltshire walks are filled with rewards.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.