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A boy in a blue jacket and striped woolly hat plays with red autumnal leaves
Visitors in the garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Family-friendly places in Wiltshire

Ancient landscapes, world-famous gardens and outdoor adventures await in Wiltshire. Why not visit somewhere new with the family?

Places to visit with the family

Discover all the best places to bring the family for great days out this autumn season.

An adult and group of children walk through the grounds at Stourhead, Wiltshire with the bridge in the background


A world famous garden packed with temples, grottos, trees and water features, just waiting for little legs to explore.

An adult and a child sit on a bench in Lacock's woodland, they are sitting under an umbrella with a mobility scooter in the foreground. It is autumn and fallen leaves are scattered around them.


Have an outdoor adventure at Lacock this autumn, watch as the seasons change in the woodland and gardens and enjoy family activities during October half term.

Two children with wheelbarrows of apples


Bring the family along and explore the 16th-century manor house, the garden laid out in 'rooms', and the largest stone circle in the world.

Two girls run on the lawn behind Mompesson House.

Family-friendly things to do at Mompesson House 

Count the hidden faces in the plasterwork, imagine yourself back in time and check out the creaky staircase.

A young child playing in the autumn leaves

The Courts 

This October half term find mini wheelbarrows and rakes, a leaf spotters sheet to become a Leaf Detective, and make leaf bunting to decorate the gardens.

Two adults and a child look at the house, with its pediment supported by columns, at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Discover more in Wiltshire

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