News and events

A spotter's guide to clouds

In Britain the changing seasons, by which I mean spring and autumn, are the better ones for cloud spotting. The reason is because there’s more activity happening.

BBC’s Animal Park returns to Longleat

A brand new BBC Animal Park series from Longleat begins on Monday, July 31. Filmed at the Wiltshire estate and in Kenya, the 10-part series stars presenters Kate Humble, Ben Fogle and Jean Johansson and will be broadcast at 9.15am every weekday until August 11 on BBC1.

There's a buzz about this city bee trail

​The Secret Garden Salisbury launches its City Bee Trail at the end of July. The trail is the first of its kind in the country, and combines great fun with good education that will help the community to help bees.

Theatre inspired by ancient landscapes

Salisbury Playhouse’s Stage 65 Youth Theatre will perform its latest production in the beautiful surroundings of the garden at Salisbury Museum, inspired by the museum’s current exhibition British Art: Ancient Landscapes. The production which runs from August 17 to 19 is inspired by Wiltshire landscapes, including Stonehenge.

Dressage camels at Wessex Country Fair

Salisbury Hospice Charity is delighted to be hosting its fifth annual Wessex Country Fair on August 6 on the Wilton House Estate.

Help count butterflies in a critical year

Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline.

Salisbury Taste Trail back by popular demand

Back by popular demand, Salisbury Taste Trail is offering a unique tasting tour of the city, directed entirely by you.

Stunning aerial films showcase landmarks

​VisitWiltshire has launched three stunning short aerial films capturing the beautiful county of Wiltshire. You can view them at

Music festival to raise funds for diabetes charities

September sees the launch of a new music festival in Wiltshire to raise funds for research into type 1 diabetes in children.

Get help with researching your family history

​In August there’s a packed programme of events at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 3QN, including a talk on how to use the centre to research your family history.