Wiltshire: Latest News

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Apply for a Vibrant Wiltshire grant

9th January 2024

Wiltshire Council is inviting businesses to apply for one of its new vacant units grants, worth up to £10,000 to help small-scale and micro businesses to occupy vacant commercial spaces in town centres across the county. The council welcomes applications from businesses engaging in creative,...

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Swim Stars teaches children of all abilities

12th October 2023

Swim Stars has classes for all standards of  swimmers, aged 4 to 14, developing water skills and confidence.  With classes in Swindon, Avebury and Bourton it has worked with children of different needs and abilities for over 15 years It teaches the Swim England Learn to Swim and...

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Spooky Chilli thrills at Purton House Organics!

6th October 2023

Collect your wheelbarrow at Purton House Organics' Farm Shop, for this afternoon pumpkin trail. Pick your own pumpkin as the farm team lights the bonfire in the Festival Field and starts the party!  Music, local beer and cider plus hot food made from Purton House's own organic produce with...

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Salisbury Cathedral in a new light

6th October 2023

The family-friendly light and sound spectacular by production company Luxmuralis returns to Salisbury Cathedral this November with a new series of installations inside and outside the building, exploring art across the centuries. Sarum Lights begins outside with a stunning display where visuals of the...

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Halloween and festive fun at Larmer Tree Gardens

6th October 2023

Follow the spooky trail in the woods at Larmer Tree Gardens on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, and meet Madame Pumpkin for a "spooktacular" time (Sun 29 Oct). The children can have their photo taken with her and the collect a treat at the end of the trail at the Coffee Grove Cafe. There’s...

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Christmas in Calne

6th October 2023

Calne Town Council organises a range of fun activities for children and families this winter, starting with the Dinky Dots Market (28 Oct) at Calne Town Hall, offering parents the chance to pick up pre-loved baby and children’s items at great value (10am, entry £1). Then, on 25 Nov, the...

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Take a tasty bite this Halloween

6th October 2023

Need a tasty Halloween or Bonfire Night treat to add to your family celebrations? Roobydoo Cakes in Chippenham can create anything from creepy cupcakes and caramel apples to a spooky celebration cake and maybe even a likeness of Guy Fawkes himself. The company creates a wide range of celebration cakes...

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Hook up to learn crochet this Christmas!

6th October 2023

Crochet Bouquet hosts seasonal crochet workshops for beginners throughout Wiltshire in November and December as follows: Christmas Decorations with Crochet Bouquet Wed 8 Nov The Court Street Gallery, Trowbridge BA14 8BR 6pm. Suitable for crochet beginners, make your own mini-Christmas puddings...

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Send your child to pony school!

6th October 2023

Rein and Shine Equestrian Centre in Braydon hosts Pony Days and Two Day Pony Camps this autumn,  with Pony Days on 20 Oct, 24 Oct, 21 Dec and 27 Dec, and Pony Camps on 26-27 Oct and 28-29 Dec . Book your child’s place now for one or two days of pony fun including riding sessions,...

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Puss in specs!

5th October 2023

Join Dick Whittington at Salisbury Playhouse for an evening of festive frivolities and seasonal surprises! “Salisbury Playhouse’s annual pantomime has long been one of this historic city’s big cultural events, playing to audiences of around 25,000 people every year. It is a vital...

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It's Spooks and Santa on the Farm!

5th October 2023

Visit Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm for some seasonal fun this Halloween and Christmas! Step into Cholderton Scare Breeds Farm this October Half-Term between 21st and 31st October. Take on their interactive spooky trail that leads you all around the 42 acres of farm and woodlands and find the clues...

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Look out for Wiltshire Primary Times in your child's bookbags!

5th October 2023

The latest Primary Times Wiltshire is being distributed now! It's packed with ideas for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas so look out for it in your primary school child's bookbag when they get back from school! Highlights include Dick Whittington in Salisbury,  Sarum Lights at...

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The Great Western Brick Show, Sat 7-Sun 8 Oct

8th September 2023

Discover incredible models and inventions built by LEGO® fans, including railway layouts, buildings, space craft, cars, trucks aircraft and much more. Enjoy interactive building, browse the LEGO® market place and join Robot Battles. Entrance tickets cover access to both the STEAM Museum in Swindon...

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Last Baguette opens Pandora's Box

17th July 2023

Wiltshire's Last Baguette Theatre Company promises families an hilarious gallop through Greek mythology.  Ever wondered what’s in the box? The one on the top shelf? Why were you told not to look it in? Could it really be so bad? Join the Last Baguettes as they lift the lid on this classic...

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Sit in the cockpits of classic aircraft

17th July 2023

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection opens six days per week throughout the summer, until Tue 31 Oct (closed Mondays). 10am-5pm. Sit in the cockpits of historic aircraft, watch restoration activities, explore the collection of operational aircraft, trials equipment and models. Enjoy the café...

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Go wild for Ice Cream and Bubbles!

17th July 2023

Fancy a family event that won't break the budget? Warminster Council's inaugural ice-cream and bubbles event at Lake Pleasure Grounds, Warminster, on Sat 5 Aug features balloon modelling by Lucy Lost-It, bubble shows by a bubbleologist and "lots and lots" of ice-cream from producers...

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Learn to crochet this summer

17th July 2023

Crochet Bouquet runs workshops throughout Wiltshire this summer to help you or your child discover their inner wool and textile artist as follows: MON 31 JUL CROCHET OCTOPUS Overton Framing Studio, Manton, Marlborough SN8 1PS, www.crochetbouquet.co.uk/summer Dive into the ocean...

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Carnival to light up Pewsey

17th July 2023

Claiming to be the oldest carnival in the country, with its origins dating back to King Alfred but its modern incarnation dating back to “just” 1898, Pewsey Carnival celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. The village of Pewsey comes alive on carnival day, Sat 23 Sep, when the vibrant...

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Hit the trail in Corsham!

14th July 2023

Take your children into Corsham for two great Summer Trails over the school holidays. The Sunflower Trail will be a wow for preschoolers and older kids will love the Pokémon Trail. Just pick up an entry form from the Town Hall on the High Street, at Automattic/The Corsham Toyshop on Pickwick Road,...

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Drama and beauty at Arundells

14th July 2023

There are three chances to explore the gardens of Arundells on Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, enjoy a picnic with your family and take in a rollicking theatre show to boot. The historic house is playing host to three family-friendly outdoor theatre shows this summer against the spectacular backdrop...

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Bumpers Nursery opens its doors

14th July 2023

Trowbridge’s newest nursery is opening above Baloo’s softplay centre in Silver Street, this summer, providing childcare 51 weeks of the year for ages 2-5. Bumpers Nursery offers morning, afternoon and all-day sessions and puts an emphasis on creating an exciting environment where children...

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Kid around at Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm this summer!

14th July 2023

Keep your children entertained away from screens this summer and book a day at Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm, just minutes outside Salisbury! The farm is home to a wide variety of adorable animals including pigs, goats, sheep, alpacas, donkeys, cows, ponies, rabbits, ducks, geese, guinea pigs, chickens...

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See Salisbury’s hospital at work - Sat 22 Jul

14th July 2023

Salisbury District Hospital opens its doors on Saturday 22 July to let visitors experience life in the hospital and how it provides care for the people of Wiltshire and beyond. See demonstrations, tour the hospital, check out emergency service vehicles, learn about careers in healthcare as well as how...

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Wiltshire Primary Times is in schools this week!

10th July 2023

The Summer edition of Wiltshire Primary Times magazine is being distributed to primary schools now.  It's packed with features and ideas for things to do in the holidays including a visit to Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm, a feature on the next season of fetes and carnivals, outdoor fun throughout...

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All the fun of the fair in Salisbury

9th June 2023

Salisbury Summer Fair at Wilton House on Sat 5 Aug is a fabulous, family friendly festival to look forward to in the coming weeks. Previously Wessex Country Fair it has dog shows, a steam village and vintage cars galore, inviting the kids to have a go at archery, camel and donkey rides, or the fairground,...

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Treat the family at Cholderton!

22nd May 2023

Kids’ play areas, delicious food and refreshments and rare breeds are just some of the things for families to enjoy at Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm this half term If you’re looking for an excellent value day out for all the family this half-term, Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm has something...

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Book now for pony camp!

22nd May 2023

Rein and Shine Equestrian Centre in Braydon hosts a two day pony camp on Thu 1-Fri 2 June. Book your child’s place now for two days of pony fun including four riding sessions, games and rosettes. Children care for their ponies and learn about stable management. Independent riders only. And,...

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Get ready to be Bowled over!

22nd May 2023

Tickets now on sale for Summer at the Bowl Forget the famous Hollywood venue, it’s all happening at the Town Gardens Bowl in Swindon. Following the success of last year’s Summer at the Bowl, South Swindon Parish Council has announced a new season of events in the Old Town's unique...

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Meet up near Devizes for vintage family fun this July

22nd May 2023

Market Lavington Vintage Meet Family Fun Weekend takes place from Sat 16-Sun 17 Jul at The Elisha Field, Drove Lane, Market Lavington, Devizes SN10 4NT. Enjoy displays of vintage and classic cars, vans, motorcycles and military vehicles as well as living history demonstrations, falconry...

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Trowbridge says thank you with its free Mid-Summer Festival

22nd May 2023

Music, arts, food and drink … what better way than to spend a Saturday in June? The families of Trowbridge have a chance to celebrate when Trowbridge Town Council partners with Trowbridge Town Hall to host a Mid-Summer Festival on Sat 10 Jun from 2pm to 9.30pm at Trowbridge Park. The event marks...

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There's foodie fun for the family in Corsham this June

22nd May 2023

Taste of Corsham promises to showcase of the best of local food and drink producers this Sat 17 Jun. Taste delicious local produce, take part in the Taste Trail around town, enjoy musical acts on the main stage at Digital Mansion Corsham and keep the kids happy with free face painting, craft activities...

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Look out for the May Half Term edition of Wiltshire Primary Times!

15th May 2023

May Half Term edition of Wiltshire Primary Times is being delivered to primary schools throughout the county this week. It's packed with ideas for families over the holidays and beyond including Wiltshire's fairs and fetes, many of them hidden event gems, an interview with Tracey Beaker author...

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Discover - Create – Learn – Celebrate!

12th May 2023

At Marlborough College Summer School, Sun 9 Jul to Sat 5 Aug Keep the whole family entertained this summer, with built-in childcare, too! Marlborough College Summer School offers over 400 courses suitable for all ages and interests during the day, plus eclectic evening entertainment. For primary-aged...

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Celebrate Spring at Salisbury's May Day Fayre!

13th April 2023

It’s May Day, time to celebrate spring’s arrival in a quintessentially English way with ‘Spring Fayre’ in the grounds of The Salisbury Museum, in the heart of the city. Spring Fayre has the feel of a village fete, and is a celebration of all things local, all things rural,...

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Zog’s back!

6th April 2023

Fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s lovable larger-than-life dragon Zog will want to make a beeline to Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre in May. The keenest pupil at Madam Dragon’s school is returning to the stage in this much-loved yarn about his efforts to win the golden star he’s...

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Kids go free with the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership!

6th April 2023

Join the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum for just £40 per year and visit with up to four of your children or grandchildren for free, all year-round! You’ll receive some fantastic membership benefits including partner discounts, discounted entry to seven partner gardens, behind the scenes...

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Wiltshire Primary Times Easter edition is being delivered now!

21st March 2023

Look out for the Easter edition of Wiltshire Primary Times in your child's school bookbag this week! It's packed with exciting things to do over the holidays including 'Zog' at the Wyvern Theatre, the chance to explore Westonbirt Arboretum or win a ticket to Vintage Nostalgia Festival....

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Let’s hear it for Charles!

21st March 2023

The coronation sees communities throughout Wiltshire toasting the health of the new king with lunches, street parties, park runs and much more. Samantha Lazzaris discovers what’s happening in your area When King Charles III formally receives the emblems of state this May, the sceptre, the orb...

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Best class ever!

24th February 2023

Build togetherness and confidence in class with circus skills! Teachers and parents looking for an inspirational way to build their children’s confidence and teamwork should consider the range of workshops and clubs provided by Circus Wessex. The Wiltshire-based charity runs bespoke workshops...

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Bring the fantasy to Life!

24th February 2023

Swindon and Calne-based facepainters Fantasy Faces 4U love to bring that extra pop of colour and sparkle to any event, and are sure to be a terrific hit at your children's party. They specialise in rainbow unicorns, super heroes, animals, fairies and Disney characters but they like a challenge: if...

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Need Mother's Day inspiration? Sam Lazzaris explores some of Wiltshire’s highlights

9th February 2023

Spring is on its way, with bright daffodils bursting out everywhere, and a special date for your diary is Mother's Day, Sunday 19 March. Wiltshire families wishing to make a fuss of the mum in their lives are in luck as the county offers a wealth of activities to suit all tastes and abilities. Why...

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Collect Zog's golden stars at Westonbirt Arboretum!

3rd February 2023

Fans of the Zog books and film can now explore Westonbirt Arboretum and learn to care for the woodland with Zog’s brand-new family activity trail and app. Visitors download the ‘Zog: A Forest Adventure’ app before starting the trail, which features interactive markers that unlock...

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance offers first-aid training for schools

3rd February 2023

Parents keen to see their children learn first aid at school might consider recommending Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s (WAA) Emergency Awareness Training programme to their child’s school. The programme aims to teach children a wide range of lifesaving skills such as making a 999 call, managing...

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February Half Term's Primary Times is coming soon!

2nd February 2023

The February Half Term edition of Wiltshire Primary Times is being delivered to primary schools throughout Swindon and Wiltshire this week, before the start of the holiday. Look out for the magazine in your children’s bookbags in the next few days. It’s packed with holiday information for...

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Five Wiltshire schools achieve dyslexia award

27th January 2023

It’s widely understood that children with dyslexia often struggle at school and five schools in Wiltshire have been recognised for their work in addressing the challenges it presents. The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has awarded the schools its Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark. The mark provides...

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Trowbridge Town Council opens applications for community project funding

20th January 2023

Community groups and organisations that support projects and initiatives in Trowbridge and the surrounding area can now apply for core funding from Trowbridge Town Council. Applications must be submitted to the council by 30 Apr. A committee of councillors will consider each applicant individually and...

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Council canvasses Wiltshire families on service delivery

13th January 2023

Wiltshire Council wants to hear from parents, parents-to-be, carers and their families about how they would like to access council services in the future. It has launched an online survey available to Wiltshire residents until Sun 2 Apr comprising multiple choice questions including one which asks how...

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Abbeyfield School invites parents to comment on its extension plans

5th January 2023

Parents in Abbeyfield, Chippenham and surrounding areas are invited to view plans for a proposed expansion of Abbeyfield School next week. The secondary school, alongside Wiltshire Council, hosts an event from 5pm to 7.30pm on Wed 11 Jan, when visitors can speak to the design team behind the proposed...

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Running for Resilience

29th December 2022

Wiltshire families are invited by the children’s charity Youth Adventure Trust to participate in their Virtual Resilience Challenge this Feb half term between Sat 11 and Sun 19 Feb or Sat 19 or Sun 26 Feb. The challenge involves running, riding, rambling, skiing, scooting or swimming 25, 65 or...

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Four tips for enjoying a cleaner, greener Christmas

23rd December 2022

The last thing most of us want to think about in the full flood of pre-Christmas excitement is the trail of waste left in our wakes after the big day itself. Yet follow it must, as surely as Christmas turns into Boxing Day, and Wiltshire families may find they save some time, energy and resources by...

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New Silverwood School Rowde campus reaches milestone

15th December 2022

Wiltshire parents and carers whose children have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will soon have more schooling options thanks to new facilities under construction at Silverwood School’s Rowde campus. These promise to provide places for 350 additional pupils by autumn 2023, while...

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Wiltshire foundation launches campaign for locals in need.

9th December 2022

Some already donating their winter fuel allowances and discounts, says WCF   A Devizes-based charity dedicated to bringing together people who can help with those who need it most has launched a £50,000 appeal in response to widespread rising food, rent and energy costs. Wiltshire Community...

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Fun Activities for Young Carers in Melksham

2nd December 2022

BE QUICK! Event takes place tomorrow (Sat 3 Dec)   Young carers in Melksham can take part in free activities tomorrow organised by Wiltshire Council’s Melksham Area Board, Youth Action Wiltshire and local communities to thank the carers for their vital work. Activities include swimming,...

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Wiltshire walks, talks and takes tea for Pudsey

18th November 2022

The Wiltshire Walkers, WALX Wessex (pictured) and residents of the Wingfield Care Home are just a few of Wiltshire people helping to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal taking place this evening. The care home is raising money by hosting a tea party and inviting local children, while...

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Enchanted Gardens Light Trail Returns to Swindon

11th November 2022

Swindon families can experience some festive spirit as they explore the Enchanted Gardens Light Trail that returns to Town Gardens, Swindon next month between Fri 2 and Sat 31 Dec. You can walk through the gardens that are decorated with an array of light sculptures, low-level soundscapes, interactive...

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Fair Inspires Wiltshire children to innovate

11th November 2022

About 1,200 Wiltshire primary school children had the chance to explore and be inspired into by technology and innovation at this year’s STEAM FAIR at Wiltshire County Hall, Trowbridge, earlier this month. The children and their teachers were able to explore a wide range of stands, exhibits, and...

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Salisbury gears up for Christmas

29th October 2022

Families have lots to do in the historic heart of Salisbury this festive season, starting with the Salisbury Christmas Trail in the city’s medieval streets of Salisbury, whose decorations run from Fri 18 Nov to Mon 2 Jan 2023. Visitors can capture their memories at several specially designed installations...

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Trowbridge promises a crafty Christmas

28th October 2022

Trowbridge families can buy handcrafted gifts, food, and drinks at several events organised by Trowbridge Town Hall this festive season. The Trowbridge Christmas Weavers Market on Fri 18 Nov and Sat 19 Nov offers a variety of handmade products from the local area accompanied by mulled wine and wreath-making...

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Jaw-dropping family fun comes to Swindon!

21st October 2022

Children are receiving strange gifts under their pillows after leaving their teeth for the Tooth Fairy, so two enterprising heroes, Alfie and Gabz, decide to investigate the mystery. Little do they know they are on track to discover the disturbing secrets of the Demon Dentist! Hold onto your teeth...

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Apply now for secondary school next year!

20th October 2022

Wiltshire families with children starting school or moving up to secondary can now apply for entry in September 2023. Wiltshire Council accepts applications online with Mon 31 Oct as the national deadline for secondary schools and Sun 15 Jan for primaries. According to the council, parents and carers...

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Unwrap Wiltshire this Christmas

7th October 2022

Dear Wiltshire Parents Wiltshire Primary Times is taking some time out this October Half Term to improve our planning and make sure future editions of the magazine are even better.  We aim to continue publishing the magazine in print before every holiday and half term period next year. In...

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Wiltshire locals urged to help struggling families on UN food loss day

23rd September 2022

Wiltshire residents are urged to help their local food banks on Thursday 29 September as part of the United Nations’ International Day of Food Loss and Waste. Foodbanks provide a much-needed service to people struggling with their daily costs including food. Swindon Food Collective is one of many...

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Nibble some Dahl at Pound Arts this October

22nd September 2022

Kids will love a series of theatre adaptions of children’s stories at Pound Arts this October half-term, including an interactive celebration of the work of Roald Dahl. To start the week, on Monday 24 October, Get Lost and Found production company presents a fun and immersive show called ‘Roald...

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The route to family fitness in Wiltshire

9th September 2022

Win! A free month’s family membership at any Wiltshire Council leisure centre. To enter, scan the QR code on the front cover of Wiltshire Primary Times (Back to School 2022 edition)to enter and correctly answer the following question ‘Which country finished top of the medal table...

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The Back to School Edition of Primary Times Wiltshire is on its way

9th September 2022

  The Back to School edition of Wiltshire Primary Times is being delivered to primary schools this week. Look out for your copy in your child's bookbag. It includes a wealth of activities for families coming up this autumn, an interview with children's favourite doctor, Dr Ranj,...

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Wiltshire families mourn the death of Her Majesty The Queen

9th September 2022

Wiltshire Council, The National Trust and Marlborough College are among the Wiltshire organisations paying their respects and lauding her achievements.   Families, schools and charities across Wiltshire are mourning the death of The Queen following the announcement of her passing on Thursday...

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Enterprising Spirit

25th August 2022

Pupils at Mountford Manor Primary School in Swindon are learning to develop their entrepreneurial skills as part of a programme known as The Bumbles of Honeywood. The programme aims to help children become more enterprising and boost awareness about careers available in the construction industry through...

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Wiltshire Catch the Bus Month this September

19th August 2022

This September is Catch the Bus Month when Wiltshire Council will be encouraging people to make more journeys by bus and celebrating bus travel as sustainable, inclusive and accessible. Throughout the month the council is promoting a range of positive aspects of Wiltshire bus travel. These include free...

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Explore Heritage in Wiltshire this September

18th August 2022

Heritage Open Days - England’s largest history and culture festival - return to Wiltshire between 9 and 18 September. Families across the county can enjoy more than fifty events across Wiltshire during the 10-day festival and, best of all, they’re all free. The events and activities on offer...

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Kids in Trowbridge stay active this summer

12th August 2022

Families in Trowbridge and the surrounding area looking for ways to keep primary school-aged children entertained and healthy over the summer need look no further than Active Trowbridge. They’re providing a range of sports clubs and camps to keep your children active and fit during the holidays....

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Literature and Theatre Collide at Pound Arts

11th August 2022

This October half-term there is fun for all the family with Pound Arts’ series of stage adaptations of beloved children’s books along with a celebration of the work of Roald Dahl. To book to see any or all of the three shows, please follow the links below, email or phone the box office. The...

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Join Just One Tree Day this autumn to help reforest the planet

5th August 2022

Children from hundreds of schools across England, including those of Seend CofE Primary School (pictured) in Melksham, are taking part in a charity non-uniform day on Fri 14 Oct where pupils pay £1 towards planting a tree. Just One Tree Day aims to show children and young people how the smallest...

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Have your say on Amesbury's new cycle and walking scheme

5th August 2022

Wiltshire Council has appealed for residents’ views on its proposed new cycling and walking scheme in Amesbury and beyond. Aiming to offer great days out for families, the proposal includes a new cycling and walking facility on Countess Road in the centre of the town, creating better links between...

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Childrens' Bookbenches Brighten Salisbury Library

29th July 2022

Children from eight schools in Salisbury have worked with the artists Sue Martin, Helen Morgan Ford and Helen Look to create book benches that will displayed at Salisbury Library from Tue 2nd Aug to Wed 31st Aug. The benches will then be given to the eight schools whose pupils painted for the children...

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New community campus boosts family leisure in Melksham

28th July 2022

A new “state-of-the-art” leisure facility for families in Melksham and the surrounding area of Melksham Without opens this Monday. Located at the heart of the town, The Melksham Community Campus is run by Wiltshire Council and contains a wide range of sports and community facilities with...

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Virtual workshop helps Wiltshire's Little Troopers

21st July 2022

Four hundred and fifty Wiltshire children in 13 local schools took part in a free well-being and mindfulness workshop this month as part of a national programme aimed at the children of military families. Run by the charity Little Troopers, the virtual workshop was presented by TV presenters Katie Thisleton...

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Planning for Christmas this Summer? Take a Look at Christmas at Stourhead

15th July 2022

Mentioning Christmas at the moment considering there is currently a heatwave may sound crazy but when you read about this year’s Christmas at Stourhead Illuminated Trail you’ll understand why.  The National Trust and Sony Music are bringing the Christmas at Stourhead Illuminated Trail...

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Hold your kids’ discos anywhere!

14th July 2022

Need a DJ for a kid’s party in Wiltshire and the South West? Then Discos Anywhere, a friendly and professional DJ who caters to events including birthday parties, engagement parties, christenings, weddings and corporate events, has got you covered. The DJ can dress up as a range of characters...

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Get Wiltshire active this summer?

7th July 2022

10% off Zoggs swimwear with the council’s PRINT advert in Wiltshire Primary Times Get your children active in a Wiltshire Council leisure centre this summer! The council’s weekly intensive swimming programme, available at many of its swimming pools, focuses on various stages of the Swim...

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Summer 2022 edition of Wiltshire Primary Times coming soon!

7th July 2022

Look out for the next print edition of Wiltshire Primary Times in your child's book bag in the next week. It's packed with exciting ideas for things to do in the county over the summer holidays. Plus, inspiring features on the Wessex Archaeology's Loan Box scheme, the Women's Euros, Gardening,...

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The Box Ukulele Festival returns this summer

22nd June 2022

After a two-year hiatus The Box Ukulele Festival returns at The Queen’s Head in the village of Box on Sat 16 Jul. It is a jam-packed family day out filled with musical fun. Ukulele based acts perform throughout the day across multiple stages. As well as music, there are food stalls and bars, with...

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Fitness for life - £25 off Wilts Council leisure membership with PTJUN25 code

8th March 2022

Save £25 when you sign up to any Wiltshire Council leisure centre membership by quoting the code PTJUN25 Junior memberships at Wiltshire Council leisure centres are available from £9.99 per month and include unlimited swimming in public sessions for children aged 3 to 11, and swimming...

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A summer to remember with Marlborough College

20th February 2022

From toddlers to teens and parents to grandparents, the whole family is guaranteed a holiday to remember at Marlborough College Summer School from 10 July to 6 August 2022. Junior Troopers (ages 3-6) and Children's Activities (ages 6-9) adopt the multi-activity approach with a packed programme...

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Subsidised breaks for Wiltshire’s SEND kids available now

9th February 2022

The application deadline for the 2022-2023 Wiltshire Short Breaks Scheme is Sunday 6 March Wiltshire families whose children have special educational needs or disabilities can now apply to Wiltshire Council for its 2022-2023 Short Breaks Scheme which provides leisure opportunities and breaks for...

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Growing creatively

16th December 2021

Wiltshire Creative offers a number of different Youth Arts activities available to join all year round, even during school holidays. Are you a parent hoping to encourage your child to find a creative outlet? Wiltshire Creative, the county’s leading arts and performance organisation, provides...

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Take the Snowflake Express to see Santa - LAST FEW TICKETS!

2nd December 2021

Enjoy a visit to Hope Nature Centre, near Trowbridge, this festive season, and experience their thrilling Christmas event which runs until Sun 24 Dec! Hop aboard the Snowflake Express land train, and enjoy a ride around the Animal Park, spotting its resident animals. After your journey, wander through...

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It's going to be neon, this Christmas, at Stourhead

12th November 2021

Stourhead is ready to reopen its popular Illuminated Trail, this year, opening from from 26 November to 2 January 2022. The Palladian house and landscaped gardens are adorned with decoration for this family-friendly trail, which sees the Wiltshire countryside flooded with enchanting illuminations, choreographed...

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Help the Wyvern raise money for a specialist loo!

9th November 2021

The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon is appealing for funds to pay for a specialist lavatory which will make its 'Jack and the Beanstalk' pantomime even more families this season. It hopes to install a Mobiloo, a fully attended vehicle complete with an adult-sized bench and a hoist,...

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October Half Term edition out soon!

8th October 2021

Family events are back at last! Look out for the October Half Term edition of Wiltshire Primary Times in your primary child's bookbag, delivered during the week commencing Monday 11 October. It's packed with ideas for days out, pantos, Halloween and Bonfire night activities plus the chance...

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