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The Best Family Bank Holiday Activities To Try Near Swindon

The Bank Holiday weekend is finally here! And with another summer heatwave looming, this weekend is the perfect time to get outdoors with the family. Take a look below as we've put together our list on the best bank holiday activities to try near Swindon.

Festivals at The County Ground

This upcoming May Bank holiday promises something truly exceptional: The County Ground will be the vibrant venue for not just one, but two remarkable festivals. One caters to the 12+ crowd, while the other is exclusively for those aged 18 and above.

Find out more about the Chris Moyles 90s Hangover festival which is on Saturday 25th May here.

Find out more about the Could be Real festival which is on Saturday 26th May here.

Watersports at South Cerney Outdoor

This bank holiday why not get out in the sun and make the most of your time of work by trying your hand at a variety of watersport activities at South Cerney Outdoor. Offering a selection of fantastic family-fun watersports, an afternoon at South Cerney Outdoor is a great way to spend time with the family as you laugh and bond on the picturesque Cotswold lake. Take your pick from stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing or kayaking with their pay and play offer. 

Explore South Cerney's Pay & Play watersport activity offer here.

Roves Farm

Get outdoors and spend time interacting with the animals at Roves Farm this bank holiday weekend. If you’re looking for things to do with the kids during the weekend heatwave then Roves Farm is a great choice full of fun family activities. Throughout your afternoon at the farm you’ll be able to meet and feed the animals, travel around on tractor rides, explore the adventure play areas and much more.

Find out more about Roves Farm here.

Horizon Experiences 

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend outdoors with friends and family at Cotswold Water Park where you can enjoy an outdoor cinema experience. Showing classics such as; Mamma Mia, Jaws and Aladdin, you'll have a fantastic time in a family-friendly environment enjoying exceptional classics we all love.

Book your tickets here.


Enter one of Co-Decode's immersive Live Escape Rooms this bank holiday! It's a great family activity that gets you working together to solve the puzzle. Their live escape rooms last for 60 minutes and you can play in teams of 2-6 people.

Find out more about Co-Decode here.

Barnes Coaches

Fancy a trip down to Portsmouth, Torquay, Weston Super Mare or Kew Gardens this May bank holiday? Barnes Coaches offer unbelievable coach trips so that you can explore some mesmorising locations. Perfect for the whole family and provides a great day out for such an affordable price. 

Find out more about Barnes Coaches day trips here.


Barnes Coaches Swindon

Barnes Coaches

Barnes Coaches are the largest coach operator in the Swindon area.

Woodside Road, South Marston Park, Swindon, SN3 4AQ

Roves Farm

Roves Farm

Sevenhampton, Near Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7QG


ROX: The Real Outdoor Experience

ROX: The Real Outdoor Experience is an outdoor activity centre based in the Cotswold Water Park between Cirencester and Swindon.

Lake 12, Spine Road, South Cerney, Gloucestershire , GL7 5TL

Co-decode Live Escape Room Swindon

Co-Decode Live Escape Games

Co-Decode Swindon offer award-winning escape rooms and puzzle games.

29-30 Morley Street, Swindon , Wiltshire, SN1 1SG

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