Wiltshire is a true oasis of adventure, providing the perfect base for fantastic family staycations in the UK. Our charming county boasts an abundance of exciting places to explore, including awe-inspiring historic sites, quaint market towns, luscious countryside, magnificent museums, and wild safari parks. Keep reading to discover our favourite family activities to get stuck into during your upcoming staycation in wonderful Wiltshire…
Meet Mischievous Monkeys at Longleat
Longleat is an incredible family-friendly estate, home to amazing architecture, charming grounds and gardens, and the UK’s original safari park. Just a 40-minute drive from Mill Farm Glamping, it offers a fun-filled day out for all ages. Get up close and personal with animals from across the globe in the drive-through safari; but be sure to watch out for those mischievous monkeys – they might make off with a windscreen wiper or two!
Outside of the safari park, there’s an incredible Elizabethan house to discover and glorious floral gardens to explore. Little ones can burn off energy in the Adventure Castle or by racing to find the centre of the Hedge Maze. Why not take a trip on the miniature Longleat Railway for a scenic tour of the park’s woodland, too?
Travel Back in Time at Stonehenge
Just a 30-minute drive away from Mill Farm Glamping lies Stonehenge, the iconic Stone Circle which has become one of the world’s most famous, ancient locations. A trip to Stonehenge will see the whole family wowed by the incredible history of this monument, as you uncover the fascinating story of how the site came to be.
You’ll be able to dig deeper into Stonehenge’s history with English Heritage’s insightful exhibition, where you can truly soak up the wonder of this magnificent site and the wider Stonehenge landscape. As one of the UK’s most recognisable historic sites, it truly is an unmissable day out.
Get Your Heart Racing with a Cycle Down the Towpath Trail
Fancy exploring the beautiful Wiltshire countryside on two wheels? Head to Bradford-upon-Avon, only half an hour’s drive from Mill Farm Glamping, and hire a bike from TT Cycles. In this pretty town you’ll find the Towpath Trail, an excellent cycling route that meanders along the beautiful Kennet and Avon canal.
The towpath offers traffic free and easy cycling for all the family to enjoy. Stretching from the port of Bristol to the town of Reading, winding through hills, valleys, cities and towns, there’s always an interesting backdrop on this exciting bike trail.
For little ones who can’t ride a big kids’ bike yet, TT Cycles offers children’s trailers, trailer bikes, and child seats, so even your youngest ones can enjoy the journey!
Step into the Enchanting Market Town of Chippenham
The historical market town of Chippenham is one of the West Country’s most vibrant towns, making for a fantastic day out for the whole family. Nestled on the banks of the river Avon, Chippenham sits just under half an hour’s drive from Mill Farm Glamping and is an ideal centre for relaxation and exploration.
With a reputation as a flourishing and lively market town, there are plenty of shops, street markets, museums, parks and play areas to keep everyone entertained for the day. The combination of ancient and new, including historic architectural gems, beautifully maintained parks, modern shopping centres and some of the country’s greatest houses, makes Chippenham a jam-packed day out for all to enjoy.
Inspire Inquisitive Minds at Wiltshire Museum
Just a stone’s throw away from Mill Farm Glamping lies Wiltshire Museum, located in our wonderful hometown of Devizes. The spectacular museum boasts gold from the time of Stonehenge and the best Bronze Age archaeology collection in Britain. Visitors can explore the galleries, take in the outstanding collections, and discover the fascinating history of Wiltshire and its people spanning across the last 6,000 years.
Their brand-new Prehistoric Wiltshire Galleries tell the stories of the people who built and used the world-renowned monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury. Unique gold and amber objects have been carefully preserved and date back over 4,000 years!
Throughout the museum there are fun activities for family members of all ages to get involved in – it’ll be a day of learning for everyone!
Fabulous Family Friendly Breaks at Mill Farm Glamping
If you’re searching for the perfect family break in Wiltshire, look no further than Mill Farm Glamping! Our luscious farm is jam packed full of activities the whole family will love, making it the perfect place to spend a fun-filled day, or a base to return to after an exciting day of adventure in Wiltshire.
The farm is home to an array of characterful animals including goats, chickens, swans and alpacas – you can even take the alpacas for a wild walk around the grounds! An area the young and the young at heart will be thrilled by is our straw play arena; an undercover rectangular arena made of square hay bales, with a large central area filled with loose straw. The straw is pushed down to create the ultimate soft-landing surface for any size person! Or you can take part in archery lessons with our very own qualified archery instructor, Farmer George. If you fancy yourself as the next Robin Hood, George will help teach you the correct techniques for a safe and enjoyable archery lesson.
On top of all of these fantastic family offerings, you can also take part in laser clay pigeon shooting, donkey rides, and gator rides and farm tours! You could have the time of your life without even leaving the farm – what more could you ask for? Book your family getaway at Mill Farm Glamping today!