An evening of eclectic acoustic music from critically acclaimed trio Whalebone. The award winning instrumental trio, whose blend of Celtic folk music interwoven with strands of rock, Americana and Eastern European tradition has earned them a following both in the U.K.
Hawkesbury Upton Village Hall, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton
11 acres of formal and natural gardens in stunning Cotswold setting. Features incl roses, herbaceous, kitchen garden, Mediterranean garden, mound and natural pond. Extensive walled garden, spring glade and meadows with young and mature trees.
Grittleton House will be opening its doors and gardens on Monday 28 May for the ‘Grittleton Plant and Spring Fair’ to help raise funds for children’s charity Action Medical Research.
The event is being held in the beautiful house and grounds by kind permission of the Shipp family.
A large selection of unique, quirky, beautiful handmade crafts of all descriptions plus quality branded goods. we ask stallholders to donate a a prize for the raffle which is in aid of the designated charity.
The Town Hall Chipping Sodbury
57-59 Broad Street
An evening of medieval, folk and world music celebrating Chipping Sodbury’s 800 years of a market charter as part of this year’s Chipping Sodbury Festival . Joglaresa delighted their audience at the Town Hall last December with their festive "Make We Mirth" programme and we are bringing them back!
Join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park and find out what the bucks are up to at this time of year. You’ll see some lovely spring flowers (depending on the weather!), new shoots on the trees, and some glorious views. You may even chance a glimpse at a deer or two. Booking Not Needed.
Return to the car park with a guided deer park tour. Join a ranger guide on a little known route from the house to car park. We’ll stop along the way to learn about the deer herd. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Join us for a guided walk around the village of Dyrham for a taste of 17th century village life. Explore the history of significant houses, this beautiful Cotswolds area & the village links with Dyrham Park and the old estate. No need to book; simply turn up on the day. Booking Not Needed.
Join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park as they share how we care for our historic landscape, with a glimpse of the deer too, if you’re lucky. Our park is home to all kinds of wildlife, from our beautiful deer herd through to our ancient trees.
Join a garden guide for a walk in the garden focussing on trees of the 17th century. Join a garden guide for a walk in the garden focussing on trees of the 17th century. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Join a guide for a special tour from the natural springs to hidden water chambers in the hillside to the cellars of the house to track the ’curious water works’ of Dyrham Park... No need to book; simply turn up on the day. Good stout footwear is recommended. Booking Not Needed.
For some fresh air and family fun, join one of our garden trails designed for toddlers; learn about shape, colour and numbers while exploring nature. For some fresh air and family fun, join one of our garden trails designed for toddlers; learn about shape, colour and numbers while exploring nature.
Join a garden guide for a free tour about how William Blathwayt built his beautiful gardens here at Dyrham Park. A historical garden tour. All welcome. No need to book, please just turn up on the day and meet in the central courtyard next to the shop and tea-room. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Explore the park through exciting activities on one of our popular guided discovery trails. Head outdoors and discover the wild side of the parkland! Normal admission applies. Explore the park through exciting activities on one of our popular guided discovery trails.
Join a garden guide for a free guided walk around the 17th-century woodland terraces which have been recently opened to visitors after being lost over the centuries. Find out about the history of the terraces and see the work the National Trust have been doing to conserve them. Booking Not Needed.
Identify insects and plants, build dens, cook over an open fire, take part in games and activities and create some wild art work outdoors with Dyrham Park’s wild woodland days! Whatever the weather wild woodland days will involve a wild time in the outdoors! Suitable for 5-11 year olds.
Join our experienced ranger guides on a free tour of the park as they share how we care for our historic landscape. Our park is home to all kinds of wildlife, from our beautiful deer herd through to our ancient trees. And of course, humans have had their say over this place, too.
Learn an ancient Cotswold country skill and join our team for two days of dry stone walling. Please note there is a 2-4 car parking charge at Dyrham Park for non-members. Booking Essential. Phone: 03442491895.
A lecture to uncover the secrets of the seventeenth century Physic garden, like the one planted at Dyrham this spring. Seventeenth century gardens were not just for show but also practical uses. Discover the secret medicinal uses of the Physic garden, like the one planted at Dyrham this spring.
Join 17th century historian, cider specialist and craft cider producer Dr Richard Stone in the orchard for a lecture. Richard will be taking a look back at cider’s golden age and old Gloucestershire’s perry production, surrounded by the Perry trees of Dyrham Park.
Perfect for toddlers we will be singing songs, playing games, going on mini woodland adventures, doing crafts and cooking something yummy over the fire. Whatever the weather forest school will involve a wild time in the outdoors! Suitable for children aged 2-4.
Danbury MotorCaravans, the UK’s largest VW and Ford Campervan converter, is having a fun filled event over the spring bank holiday weekend, throwing open its doors so people can experience the fun and freedom of owning a Danbury MotorCaravan.
See, smell and taste wild garlic in Newark Park gardens and the estate.Head out into the fresh air and discover the beautiful views over the Cotswold countryside, swathes of wild garlic and the sharp and tasty tang that accompanies a walk. Explore the Newark estate and gardens to see our wonderful wild garlic.
Newark Park, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge,
Today, Wed 23 May to Mon 28 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May
Experience Newark House as it might have been in the Edwardian era. Meet busy butlers and maids, watch them about their work and you might even join the family of the house for their afternoon tea! Get into the spirit of Newark Park’s bygone era as we bring Newark’s Edwardian past to life.
Join us for an early evening guided tour through the extraordinary Royal Gardens at Highgrove, followed by Pimm’s on the terrace and a two-course supper served in the Orchard Restaurant, with music from our pianist, providing the ideal opportunity for a relaxed, yet special evening out with friends and family.
Highgrove, Doughton, Tetbury
Tue 22 May, Tue 29 May, Mon 4 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Mon 18 Jun
Very unusual C15 dovecote converted into family home. Cotswold stone walls host climbing and rambling roses, clematis, vines, hydrangeas and together with yew, rose and tapestry hedges create formality around house.
Doynton’s Grade II-listed Georgian Rectory’s walled garden and extended 15 acre estate. Renovated over 12 yrs, it sits within AONB. Garden has diversity of modern and traditional elements, fused to create an atmospheric series of garden rooms.
Chippenham Lions will be holding a Cherished Vehicle and Farm Fun Day on Sunday 3 June from 11am at Allington Farm Shop, Chippenham, SN14 6LJ, (on the A420). This is the seventh year we have held this event and it grows in size and popularity every year.
~ On Saturday June 16th & Sunday June 17th the North Wiltshire village of Kington Langley will be celebrating "Books"...and the exhibitors will be made of straw!
~ Come and see how many you can guess from our theme for 2018 - "BOOKS". There will be clues and a map in the programme to help you.
The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen present their spring show at the Market House in Tetbury from 2 – 10 June 2018. Twenty members of The Guild will show their creativity and craftsmanship in this historic hall in Tetbury, a lively Cotswold market town.
On the Spring Bank Holiday we will run one 6 hour milonga with DJs Bärbel Rücker and Paul Strudwick. 3.30pm to 9.30pm. Price £15
All information: www.magicroundabout.eu & www.movingexperience.eu.. - | - Free tea and coffee. You’re welcome to bring your own alcohol. - | - UPCOMING EVENTS in 2018: 28th May
Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley, Chippenham
This three day Walking Festival takes place from the 8-10 June.
Corsham is a medieval market town on the fringe of the Cotswolds and at the heart of the Corsham Walking Festival, from where our walks explore the beautiful rolling north Wiltshire countryside on paths dating back to Roman times.
8 Acres of Grade II landscaped organic gardens set around C15 fortified manor (not open). Edwardian garden consisting of yew hedges, topiary, pleached beech, and laburnum tunnel. Large variety of plants fill 5000 square metres of planting; many of which are native or herbal.
The UK’s leading political comedian and host of Unspun presents a show completely changed by events which haven’t yet happened.
Ultra-topical comedy as seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump.
Neeld Community and Arts Centre
"Last Night of the Proms" A delightful journey through the music of Britain and France. Featuring:
Elgar, Sea Pictures (soloist Rebecca Leggett); Bizet, Carmen Suite, local composer Kevin Riley, In Flanders Fields to commemorate 1918, Arnold, Cornish Dances and favourite items from the Last Night of the Proms.
After last year’s highly acclaimed sell-out performance, members of the University of the West of England (UWE) Big Band and singers return to the Barn. Enjoy cool relaxing swing and Latin classics with silky smooth vocals and foot-tapping grooves.
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne
What better place to hold a Medieval Fayre than in and around a genuine 1342 medieval barn! Living history group The Company of Chivalry presents a vivid display of life in a medieval encampment during the 100 Years’ war. Find out how men and women lived, worked, and fought in the 14th century.
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne
Featuring Music on the Bandstand, Children’s Rides and Entertainment, Craft Stalls Food Stalls, Charity Stalls and Stalls of Interest.
Fun and Activities for all the family
Please contact if you would like a stall pitch.
on Saturday 2nd June. Bacon rolls, designer jewellery and discounted greetings cards also on sale. At Bathampton Village Hall, Holcombe Lane, Bathampton. Donations of plants may be left outside the hall 8.45 - 9.45 am on the day. Proceeds in aid of Bathampton Village Show.
Bathampton Village Hall, Holcombe Lane, Bathampton
4 gardens tucked away in a village community. 94 Broadmoor Lane: large SW facing sloping garden with beautiful views up to Kelston Round Hill. Herbaceous borders, roses, clematis and wisteria. Terracing and raised vegetable garden, soft fruit, rockery with alpines. Glenfield: 1 acre.