With beautiful rolling countryside, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an impressive historical legacy from being home to civilisations for thousands of years, Wiltshire is an excellent choice for a family holiday. Still, to have the best adventure-filled family holiday, you need a solid yet comfortable operation base that caters to adults, children, and even the family dog. Beechfield House in Beanacre is ideal for your time in Wiltshire, being close to many local attractions to keep the family entertained for days. Best of all, Beechfield is easily accessible from all the major cities, including London, by train or coach and car along easy roads. Discover the many things to see, do, and experience in the local area for kids and families – there is so much that you may be hard-pressed to get through it all in one visit!
This magnificent family estate has so much for children, including a brilliant adventure playground with a pirate ship, soft play for younger kids, den building, tree top climbing, pirate ship adventures, tractor trails, an animal farm, and Wiltshire’s most famous slide. There is something for every age and ability at Bowood, making it the ideal family day out.
Lacock lets you step back in time with its quirky country house, museum, amazing grounds, well-preserved village, stables and more. Remaining virtually unchanged for 200 years, it’s no wonder that the location has been used to film ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ and the first Harry Potter film. Spend time with the family exploring the village, visiting the bakery for tasty treats, or trying out one of the pubs or tea shops.
Kennet and Avon Canal is a smooth, flat towpath, ideal for family walks or bike rides to wear everyone out. Or, if you fancy taking to the water, hop aboard a boat trip that winds through the Avon Valley and across the Avoncliff aqueduct.
Want some animal fun? Why not visit Bush Farm Bison Centre at West Knoyle, where you can take a farm trail around herds of bison, elk and red deer? This path will lead you all the way to woodland clearings and gardens where children can play or enjoy a family picnic.
Want more animals? Take a trip to Longleat, where you can go on an actual Safari! Get close to wolves, big cats, rhinos, monkeys, zebras, and many more creatures that usually live in the African Savannah. An adventure for the entire family.
Cheddar Caves and Wookey Hole
Cheddar Caves and Wookey Hole are both great places to explore with children. These limestone caves and caverns are only a few miles apart and within easy reach of Beechfield house. It’s said that humans have called the area home for around 50,000 years, with evidence only left in the form of tools and bones while leaving the caves’ natural beauty intact.