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English Tourism Week

36 days ago Wed 20th Mar 2019

 

English tourism week - 30th March - 7th April

 

Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week campaigns to raise the profile of the local industry and celebrate the value and quality of tourism in England. We have so many attractions to enjoy in our local area, hop on with us and let us take you on an adventure this week! We have compiled a list of some of our favourite places to visit.

Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland. The children's play area, Cafe & Tea Rooms, events and education programmes make Lydiard Park a great destination for a family day out. Dogs are welcomed in the grounds and the park is a lovely destination for a walk, run or bike ride. There are BBQs available to hire in the summer and lots of picnic spots.

Jungle Parc at Lydiard Park

Adventurer Course
The children's Adventurer Course has over 50 different activities suitable for children from the age of 3+ (minimum height 1.05m).  Price per child is just £14.00 and includes all equipment, a training instruction from their expert tree climbers and a session on the Adventurer Course, (time on site around 2 hours, with 1 hour and 30 minutes of that on the course itself).

Xplorer Course
This is the NEW very high and very exciting Xplorer Course for big kids & adults. Min age 10 min height 1.35m. This course is suspended high in the tree canopy with over 50 different challenging activities great for a family day out, hen & stag party or a break from the office with the staff! Price per person is £20.00.

Museum of Computing

The Museum of Computing at Swindon exists to provide you with a record of all aspects of the history of computing. They are family-friendly and welcome people of all ages. You will find many hands-on exhibits, allowing you to experience computers and related items as they were in the past.

Richard Jefferies Museum

The museum consists of a seventeenth century thatched cottage bought by the Jefferies family in 1800, a later, nineteenth century three-storied farmhouse, plus outbuildings, gardens, a copse, orchard and vegetable gardens. The site is run by the Richard Jefferies Museum Trust and is fully accredited by Arts Council England. There are a number of events taking place throughout the year, take a look at their website to find out more.

Mouldon Hill Country Park

This pretty country park near Swindon has some nice footpaths to follow through the site. In the park you'll find a pretty lake, the River Ray, a section of the North Wilts Canal and nice views from the high points. You can walk to the park from Swindon along National Cycle Network Route 45. To continue your exercise you could visit the nearby Lydiard Country Park. Here you'll find 260 acres of lawns, woodlands and pasture to walk through. If you head south from the park you will soon come to Shaw Forest Park where footpaths will take you through ash/willow woodlands and scrub land containing juniper and alder.

Cineworld at Regent Circus 

Featuring a 6 screen cinema that you will absolutely love! With so many incredible films taking to the big screen each and every year, you can now watch them in incredible quality in the most comfortable seats and with the best selection of food and drinks right at your fingertips. Your cinema experience has just got even better.

Coate Water Country Park

There are several walks in and around the park, many of which are level and surfaced - making them suitable for wheelchair users. The most popular route is around the lake. This is 1.75 miles (2.8km) long and takes about 45 minutes at a gentle pace. For longer walks out of the park there are routes to Hodson, Chiseldon and Barbury Castle.

Cineworld at Shaw Ridge Leisure Park

Featuring a 7 screen cinema that you will absolutely love! With so many incredible films taking to the big screen each and every year, you can now watch them in incredible quality in the most comfortable seats and with the best selection of food and drinks right at your fingertips. Your cinema experience has just got even better.

Tenpin Bowling at Shaw Ridge Leisure Park

Tenpin bowling is great fun for everyone so head on down to one of the alleys where they provide the perfect tenpin bowling experience. Ten pin bowling has been a family favourite for many years and is a great fun activity for all ages. All Tenpin sites have fully computerised lanes, bumpers and ramps for the younger children so everyone can play. At all of their Tenpin centres they offer free shoe hire with all sizes being available. All sites have a wide selection of bowling balls to ensure all players can select the correct ball. Bowling balls range from 6 to 14 pounds and with different finger hole sizes so that players can select the perfect bowling ball.

Space Play indoor area at Shaw Ridge Leisure Park

Open 7 days a week from 10am with last entry generally around 6pm. Spaceplay offers a multilevel adventure play frame with ramps, tunnels, slides, balls, viewing porthole & a wobbler seesaw all set to a clean spaceage theme. Space Play is ideal for ages up to a maximum of 9 years, for younger space adventurers there is a toddler play area with soft alphabet squares, mirror wall and a spaceman velcro puzzle wall.

Accompanying parents are able to sit and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat whilst keeping an eye on children.

Laser Quest at Shaw Ridge Leisure Park

Whether you're 6 or 66 you'll love the adrenaline pumping exhilaration of stalking your opponents and unleashing a volley of Laser Fire in the Battle-Zone of the next Century! The experience is exhilarating and immersive… with fun lurking around every corner. This is the ultimate in interactive entertainment!

Laser Quest provides a unique venue with the emphasis on exhilarating fun and excitement whatever the occasion. Laser Quest is in essence a game of tag with a twist! Points are awarded every time you 'zap' another player, with points deducted every time you are 'zapped'. At the end of each game, scores are displayed on our plasma score screen, with each player receiving an individual score card that has a breakdown of the score.

Brunel Centre

The Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon is the heart of Swindon Shopping and the only covered shopping centre in the town. The Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon has over 100 shops, restaurants and cafés plus The Crossing food hub at The Brunel, Swindon.  Here you can enjoy a coffee, a snack, lunch or tea. There are big names at The Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon such as M&S, Sainsbury's and Boots who sit alongside passionate independent retailers, ideal if you are looking for something just that bit different when shopping at The Brunel, Swindon.

Orbital Shopping Park

Orbital Shopping Park in Swindon is the leading Swindon retail park having the best selection of popular Swindon shops, popular cafes and restaurants in Swindon. Check out here for more about car parking, regular opening times, late night shopping & lots more at Orbital in Swindon!

We have so many attractions to enjoy in our local area, hop on with us and let us take you on an adventure this week!

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