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Sunny Days in Swindon

Sunny days are far and few between in Swindon, so when they arrive, it'd be a crime not to make the most of them.

We've rounded up all the things to do when the sun is shining to enjoy your Summer in Swindon.

However you choose to spend your days of summer sunshine, there's certainly plenty of choice for Summer Activities in Swindon.
Whether you're looking to enjoy one of Swindon's pub gardens, to visit with friends, or spend it entertaining the kids, here's some suggestions ... 
Something we've missed out? We'd love to hear how you spend free time in sunny Swindon, so drop us a message in the comments box below.




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

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Royal International Air Tattoo

Royal International Air Tattoo

Where: RIAT

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

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Bath Racecourse

Bath Racecourse

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!

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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

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Water Sports

Water Sports

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

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Fun Train Journey

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

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Ice Cream

Ice Cream

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

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Where: The Wiltshire

About: When there are bright blue skies and the sun is glistening you certainly have to make the most of it! So why not visit The Wiltshire's fantastic 18-hole lake golf course where you can feel the heat whilst having a little challenge. It's a true test of golfing ability for all levels and is the perfect activity when the weather is shining.

Address: Vastern Wharf, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 7PB

Telephone: 01793 849999

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Visit a Farm

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

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Go to the Park

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

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Lotmead Farm

Lotmead Farm

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

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Tandem Bike Ride

Tandem Bike Ride

Where: Recycles

About: Recycles restore bikes and rebuild lives all by selling your donated and unloved bikes! They give your donated bikes a little TLC to make sure it's perfect for their new home! They also offer tandem bike rides for 2 where you can explore the beautiful outdoors. 

Especially in the UK it's not often we are gifted with rays of sunshine so make sure you make the most of it with Recycles tandem bike hire.

Address: 1 Spring Close, Swindon, SN1 2BF

Telephone: 01793 401834

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Swindon's Bus Company

Swindon's Bus Company

Swindon's Bus Company is a Swindon bus company owned by Go South Coast.

Barnfield Road, Swindon, SN2 2DJ

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