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Where: Blunsdon Fitness+
About: If you’ve never played tennis before, don’t be afraid to start. Tennis is fun, energetic, and great way of keeping fit with family and friends. Blunsdon Fitness+ is home to a professional standard outdoor tennis court compete with stunning views over the rolling Cotswold hills. With pay as you go tennis at £5 per hour, it's perfect for a game with friends on a summer’s evening.
Address: Blunsdon House Hotel, The Ridge, Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7AS
Telephone: 01793 720640
Royal International Air Tattoo
About: Not only do visitors to the Air Tattoo experience amazing aviation in the skies, there is also a whole host of entertainment on the ground. RAF100 at the Air Tattoo featured a huge variety of things to see and do, including a huge selection of static aircraft to see as well as a Royal Review of RAF Aircraft. You can also experience their regular zones that feature; Techno Zone, RAF Experience, Vintage Village, Activity Zone and Base System Heritage Collection.
Address: RAF Fairford, Kempsford, Gloucestershire
Telephone: 01285 713 456
Make the most of a sunny day by taking a trip to Bath Racecourse.
From just £10 you can enjoy a day at the races. Choose Centre Course Picnic Enclosure Entry where you can simply drive your car into the middle of the race track, choose a spot to park and enjoy your picnic with family and friends while taking in the day’s racing.
If you fancy something a little more elaborate then opt for Roof Garden Entry. The Roof Garden is the perfect al fresco experience, located on the top floor of the Langridge Stand with spectacular views overlooking Bath. It features a dedicated bar as well as offering charcuterie style sharing platters with local meats and cheeses.
There are many other options for your day at the races, so if the weather takes a turn for the worse, it's no problem!
Where: Wrag Barn Golf Club
About: Enjoy your daily dose of fresh air and sunshine with a round of golf at Wrag Barn Golf Club. The club boasts an 18 hole golf course, 6 hole academy course, 11 bay driving range and pro shop. The courses are great for all ages and is the perfect day out.
Address: Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7QQ
Telephone: 01793 861327
Where: South Cerney Outdoor
About: Make a splash this summer at South Cerney Outdoor. Combine fun, fitness and watersports for a day of entertainment on the lakes. Pay & Play activities include Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sailing Windsurfing and Powerboating. All Pay & Play activities require a one-off induction of 30mins to 1 hour to ensure you're safe, and know how to operate the equipment.
Address: Lake 12, Spine Road, GL7 5TL
Telephone: 01285 860388
Visit an Enchanting House
Where: Kelmscott Manor
About: Want a fun day out packed with summer friendly fun? Then, Kelmscott Manor is the perfect destination! Play a game of English lawn croquet, take part in various puzzles, drawing activities and a word search for young and old to enjoy in the attic at the top of the Manor and experience their incredible exhibitions! Need a break after all the exciting activities then try their delicious Afternoon Tea in their beautiful Tea Room.
Address: Kelmscott Mnor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ
Telephone: 01367 252486
Basset Down Golf Course & Football Golf
Where: Basset Down
About: Want to make the most of the sunny weather? But not sure what to do or where to go? Then, why not visit Basset Down Golf Complex where you can enjoy a fantastic game of golf while taking in the sun and the beautiful parkland scenary. Once done you can sit outside and enjoy some delicious well deserved food.
Address: Lower Salthrop, Basset Down, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9QW
Telephone: 01793 812336
Where: Rays Ice Cream
About: Family-run Rays Ice Cream make all of their own ice cream in Swindon and sell it in their two shops in Old Town, Swindon and in Royal Wootton Bassett, perfect for stopping off and cooling down. As well as delightful ice cream, Rays Ice Cream also serves up dairy free sorbets, low fat frozen yogurts, home made Belgian waffles, thick milk shakes, freshly ground coffee, ice cream cakes and cheesecakes.
Address: 63 Devizes Rd, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4BD / 2 Potters Walk, 134 High St, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AY
Telephone: 07590 669302
Crazy, Fun Outdoor Activities
About: Want to have some fun in the sun but not sure what you can do? Then visit Drive-Tech for a crazy day out in the sunshine! Perfect for family and friends to get together and experience their fantastic driving experiences! They offer outdoor Go Karting, Skid Pan and 4x4 Off Roading! So why not have a little fun in the sun with Drive-Tech, you certainly won't regret it!
Address: Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7BW
Telephone: 01249 783010
Fun Train Journey
Where: Swindon & Cricklade Railway
About: Visit Wiltshire's only Standard Gauge Heritage Railway, travel on the brilliant train to see the beautiful and picturesque Wiltshire Countryside. Once you've experienced the train ride and explored the museum, you can then enjoy their lovely picnic area!
Address: Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon, SN25 2DA
Telephone: 01793 771615
Visit a Farm
Where: Roves Farm
About: Visiting a working farm is not only a wonderful family day out, but it's an educational and entertaining trip for children and adults alike. From special seasonal events to family friendly activities, there's always plenty going on at Roves Farm. During your trip, you'll meet and feed the animals, take part in arts and crafts, climb on the Adventure Play and tour the farm on a tractor.
Address: Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG
Telephone: 01793 763939
Go to the Park
Where: Lydiard Park
About: What better way to make use of Swindon’s greenery than a game of frisbee and a Mr Whippy? Lydiard Park is sure to be a hit with the whole family and it won't cost you a thing.
Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Where: Lotmead Farm
About: Make the most of a great opportunity to explore the farm on a beautiful sunny day. Enjoy all the activities that Lotmead provides including the Small Animal Enclosure, Nature Trail, Dairy Farm and Milking Parlour, Climbing Frames, Farm Shop and fresh pick your own strawberries, fruit and vegetables. Not to mention the summer long events and lots more besides!
Address: Lotmead Farm, Wanborough, Swindon SN4 0SN
Telephone: 01793 790137