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Places to visit in Swindon in 2022

Welcome to 2022! This is the year of adventure and exploring new places, so we wanted to help you make the most of your start to the new year with the best places to visit in Swindon. Check out our picks below and find out the range of exciting activities and places to visit in Swindon in 2022.

Roves Farm

Roves Farm

Where: Roves Farm & Visitor Centre, Sevenhampton, Swindon SN6 7QG

About: A trip to the farm is a great way to kick off 2022 and if you have never been to Roves Farm then now is a great time. This family-favourite animal farm is a great way to let the kids experience meeting animals for the first time with pigs, goats, rabbits, and more available for you to interact with during your visit. Roves Farm also has one of the best soft-play centres you’ll find anywhere along with a cafe serving delicious meals and drinks, along with their own farm shop as well.

Features: Farm animals, Petting area, Tractor ride, Soft play, Farm shop, Cafe.

Price: From £5pp

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Better Dorcan Complex

Where: St Paul's Dr, Swindon SN3 5DA

About: After a Christmas that saw us all eat too much chocolate and drink far too much wine, now is the time to get back in that workout gym and ready for an epic summer. After undergoing a multi-million-pound renovation in 2021, the Better Dorcan Recreation Complex offers a gym, swimming pool, and a full range of fitness classes available to all of their members. 

Their Better Health membership works with Public Health England and gives you access to over 200 Better centres across the UK. Find out more about how Better can help you get that summer body you dream of in 2022. 

Features: Gym, Swimming pool, Fitness classes.

Price: Various memberships available

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Swindon Town FC

Swindon Town FC

Where: County Ground, County Road, Swindon

About: Swindon Town have enjoyed a brilliant season so far with Ben Garner’s Robins currently pushing for automatic promotion from League Two and into the 3rd round of the FA Cup. January kicks off with one of Swindon Town’s biggest games in club history as Premier League Champions Manchester City travel to the County Ground in the FA Cup. 

This is set to be a sell-out event so get your tickets by clicking HERE to avoid missing out.

Features: Live football, Alcoholic drinks, Food, Hospitality boxes.

Price: From £2 - £23pp

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STEAM Museum of Railway

STEAM Museum of Railway

Where: Fire Fly Ave, Swindon SN2 2TA

About: A trip to the STEAM Museum of Railway is a right-of-passage for Swindonians and is a brilliant way to explore Swindon’s rich railway heritage in 2022. Discover the origins of the Great Western Railway and travel through the history of Swindon’s train history taking in the sights of brilliant trains, looking into the advancement of technology over the years, and understanding why Swindon is so famous for its railway history.

Features: Museum tour, Interactive displays, Magnificent trains, Shop.

Price: Free - £10.80pp

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Wyvern Theatre

Wyvern Theatre

Where: Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN

About: Pantomime season may be over but that doesn’t mean there is nothing happening on-stage because the Wyvern Theatre has got a whole calendar of brilliant shows taking place in 2022 from dramas to comedies, musicals to children shows, and everything in between, there is a theatre performance for everyone at the Wyvern Theatre this year. 

If you’re a young and aspiring theatre fanatic seeking a career in the industry then you’ll be happy to know that auditions for this year’s Summer Youth Project performance of Legally Blonde are taking place on Sunday 20th March and you can find out more by clicking HERE.

Features: Live theatre shows, Cafe.

Price: Various

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Swindon Wildcats

Where: 23 West Swindon District Centre, Toothill, Swindon SN5 7DL

About: The Swindon Wildcats are seeking another record-breaking season, and after making the final of the Autumn Cup, Swindon’s ice hockey team are on-track to lift the NIHL league title again this season. With a packed fixture schedule for 2022, now is the time to get on down to the Link Centre and experience adrenaline-packed ice action that will have you clinging to the edge of your seat. 

Check out Swindon Wildcats fixtures and purchase your tickets for upcoming games HERE or by clicking below.

Features: Live NIHL ice hockey, Shop, Cafe, Alcoholic drinks, Food, Hospitality boxes.

Price: Various tickets available

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Barbury Castle

Barbury Castle

Where: Wroughton, Swindon SN4 0QH

About: We all love a winter walk and there aren’t many better walks than out to Barbury Castle on the edge of Swindon. Providing stunning views of Swindon, Marlborough and its surrounding areas, Barbury Castle is a great location to stretch your legs and walk your dog in the frosty weather of winter. 

If you’re looking for other brilliant winter walk locations in Swindon then check out our top picks below.

Features: Stunning views, Walking routes.

Price: Free

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Go on a Barnes Coach Trip

Go on a Barnes Coach Trip

Where: Woodside Rd, Swindon SN3 4AQ

About: Let 2022 be the year of adventure by booking a trip out of Swindon with Barnes Coaches and exploring something new this year. Operating out of Swindon, Barnes put on an exciting range of monthly trips to locations near and far giving you a chance to do something new in 2022 without breaking the bank on travel expenses or accommodation. Check out Barnes’ upcoming trips for January and February below.

Features: Brilliant coach trips throughout the UK

Price: Various

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Old Town Swindon

Old Town Swindon

Where: Marlborough Rd, Swindon SN3 1QN

About: Old Town is a great place to visit in Swindon whether you’re looking for a delicious meal, drinks with friends, or the best late-night out that the town has to offer, and a trip to Old Town is a brilliant way to welcome in the start of 2022. We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about what’s going on in Old Town this year so click below to find out more.

Features: Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Hairdressers, Pubs.

Price: Free to visit

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