Longleat, Land of Light – 3 December to 10 January

Quick info:

  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: 3 December 2020 – 10 January 2021
  • Time: full day/evenings tickets
  • Location: Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW
  • Meeting point: see visitor’s guide
  • Cost: £36.50
  • Booking instructions: book online
  • Special instructions: advance booking necessary, limited daily capacity
  • By train: Frome station is the closest to Longleat. All stations are serviced by taxis. See Crazy Cabs Frome 01373 466000

‘Come along to a Safari Park like no other and enjoy the many attractions, along with the special Land of Light event, specially designed to illuminate your senses this Winter! A myriad of magical light installations will emerge across Longleat in seven unique zones. In the Land of Light, you can discover motion-detected splashes of playful colour and movement and immerse yourselves in enveloping blankets of soft, synchronised light and sound.’ (more…)

Prior Park landscape garden – weekends during winter

ByQuick info:

  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: weekends only during winter season
  • Time: various
  • Location: Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH
  • Meeting point: see visitors info
  • Cost: £5
  • Booking instructions: book online
  • Special instructions: advance booking necessary
  •  By Bus: Catch the 2 (FirstGroup Bus Company) from stop BK on Dorchester St/1 mile walk from Bat Spa Railway Station/V Cars Bath 01225464646

Prior Park is a beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscaped garden, set in a sweeping valley above Bath. Visitors can enjoy magnificent views and are a stone’s throw away from the Bath Skyline – a six-mile circular route encompassing beautiful woodlands and meadows, an Iron Age hill fort, Roman settlements, 18th-century follies and spectacular views. (more…)

Tyntesfield – 3 December onwards

Quick info:

  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: from 3 December 2020 onwards, closed on Christmas Day
  • Time: 
    • House = 11 am (last entry 2:15 pm)
    • Estate = 10 am – 4:30 pm
    • Cow Barn Café = 10 am – 4 pm
    • Pavilion Café = 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • Shop = 10 am – 4:30 pm
  • Location: Wraxall, Bristol, North Somerset, BS48, 1NX
  • Meeting point: main entrance to Tyntefield is on the B3128 
  • Cost: £10 per person
  • Booking instructions: book online
  • Special instructions: booking in advance necessary
  • By bus: X6, X7 or X9 from C7 on St Augustine’s Parade/closest station is Nailsea and Backwell Station/ Nailsea Backwell Taxis 01275799999

‘Originally a smaller Georgian house, Tyntesfield was transformed into a Gothic Revival masterpiece. Its bespoke architecture reflects the devout Anglo-Catholic beliefs of the Gibbs family. Here they invested their wealth derived from controlling the import of Peruvian ‘guano’ fertiliser.’ (more…)

American Museum and Garden – Tuesdays to Sundays

Quick info:

  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: Tuesdays to Sundays
  • Time: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Location: Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD
  • Meeting point: see visitors guide
  • Cost: £7.50, card payment only
  • Booking instructions: no booking required
  • Special instructions: limited number of 300 visitors each day. The Garden café is for takeaway only with outdoor seating. All visitors must be socially distanced by 2 meters and wear a face covering.
  • Catch the U1 from Dorchester St to Univeristy of Bath, and then 15 minute walk/V Cars Bath 01225 464646

‘Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this hilltop site is home to the American Museum & Gardens, sporting the beautiful manor house, Claverton Manor, and spectacular views over the Limpley Stoke Valley and River Avon. Step back in time to the Mount Vernon Garden and imagine life in the late 18th century in the garden of George Washington.’ (more…)

Clevedon Pier – Thursdays to Sundays

Quick info:

  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: Thursdays to Sundays
  • Time: 10:30 am to 4 pm, last entry 3:30 pm
  • Location: Clevedon, The Beach, BS21 7QU
  • Meeting point: see visitor’s guide
  • Cost: The Pier entry £3.50
  • Booking instructions: no advance booking required
  • Special instructions: The shop will not be open for browsing, but you can click and collect and pick up your order on your visit, by ordering via our online shop – souvenirs, local crafts, jewelry and other gifts. The Pagoda is open for takeaway only – offering hot and cold drinks, soup, ice cream and snacks. Due to updated government guidelines, Test & Trace is carried out. Please download the NHS app in advance of your visit to scan the relevant QR code, or use the manual system in place.’
  •  By bus: catch the X6 or X7 from c7 on St Augustine’s Parade/ closest station is Yatton Station/ CPM taxis 01934550321

Come Visit ‘the most beautiful pier in Bristol!’. ‘A world of discovery for visitors of all ages. Come and explore Clevedon, the Pier and the lower reaches of the Severn Estuary. A state of the art hands-on experience which will intrigue, educate and delight’ (more…)

Dyrham Park – all year round, except Christmas Eve and Day

Quick info:

  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: all year round, except public holidays (Christmas Eve 24 December 2020 and Christmas Day 25 December 2020) 
  • Time: various
  • Location: Dyrham, Gloucestershire, SN14 8HY
  • Meeting point: see visitor info
  • Cost: £8
  • Booking instructions: book online in advance
  • Special instructions: advance booking necessary
  • 8 miles from Bath Spa train station/V Cars Bath 01225 464646

‘As an ancient deer park, and 17th-century house and garden, this 270-acre (110 hectare) parkland is full of magnificent trees and breath-taking views. Dyrham Park is a space for young explorers to run free, be in nature and tick off challenges on their list of 50 things to do. (more…)

Windmill Hill City Farm – 7 days a week

Quick info:

  • Type of event: in person
  • Date:7 days a week
  • Time: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Location: Philip St, Bristol, BS3 4EA
  • Meeting point: see visitors guide 
  • Cost: free
  • Booking instructions: no booking required
  • Special instructions: Call in advance if in a group larger than 10. If travelling by Bus, the closest bus stops are on Bedminster Parade (numbers 52, 75, 76, 90, 121, 510, 511 and 672)
  • By Bus: 52/75/76/90/121/510/511/672 from Bedminster Parade 

Windmill Hill City Farm is a 4.5-acre green space in South Bristol, 20-minutes’ walk from Bristol City Centre. It offers education, recreation and therapy for local people and is a vital hub for the community. Facilities on site include a café and farm shop, children’s nursery, community & kitchen gardens, a range of farm animals, picnic and play areas, indoor and outdoor spaces to hire and a 5-a-side football pitch.’