Things to Do and Places to Go

Olivemead Farm is the perfect base for your holiday with Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Salisbury and the Cotswolds all within a one hour drive.

There is plenty to see and do no matter what the weather, from the Georgian City of Bath with its famous Roman Baths, architecture and Christmas Market, to a visit to Swindon with its Great Western Outlet Shopping Centre and Railway museum, STEAM.

Other places of interest include the amazing World Heritage sites of Avebury, Silbury Hill and Stonehenge and the Wiltshire White Horses.

Visit stately homes and National Trust properties such as Stourhead, Great Chalfied Manor and Dyrham Park and picturesque villages such as Lacock and Castle Combe.

For children, there is Lydiard Park with its lovely walk and free children’s play area, Bowood with its adventure playground, Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and Capability Brown garden. Longleat has a safari park (as seen on TV) and other attractions including the Longleat Annual Festival of Light.

Spend time visiting the sets of popular film and TV productions such as War Horse (Castle Combe), Poldark and Harry potter (Lacock) to name just a few.

For those with an interest in gardens, there is Westonbirt Arboretum with the amazing  STIHL Treetop Walkway and the famous Abbey Gardens in Malmesbury

For people looking for activities, there are numerous golf courses, a local riding school, jet skiing at the Cotswold Water Park or Go Karting at Hullavington. There are several swimming pools in the area, including the Oasis in Swindon complete with waves and domebusters.

Local international events include Womad, Badminton Horse Trials and Chippenham Folk Festival.

For evening entertainment why not go to the multiplex cinema, or ten pin bowling or even ice skating at the Link Centre. In Swindon there is the Wyvern Theatre, Bath has the Theatre Royal and there is the Hippodrome not too far way in Bristol. Alternatively, if you just want a quiet meal out, you will be spoilt for choice at the numerous nearby pubs, or pop into Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England, with its selection of restaurants and public houses.