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August news and events

Frome Selwood Horticultural Society 51st Annual Flower Show

Following on from last year's Golden 50th Annual Flower Show of the Frome Selwood Horticulture Society, members will once again be presenting their home grown/made produce when they stage their 51st Show on Saturday 24 August.

All welcome. Ample parking and teas will be served all afternoon.

Taking place on Berkley Road, Frome, BA11 2EF, doors open to the public at 1pm.

Chippenham tree climbing and zip wire event, Chippenham

On August Bank Holiday weekend, a tree climbing and zip wire event will be taking place in Monkton Park, Chippenham for children aged 7 years and above, as well as adults.

The event will be taking place between Friday 24 August to Sunday 26 August, from 10.30am to 3.30pm each day.

Tickets cost £10 per adult and £5 per child.

Tree climbing, Stourhead

Explore the canopies at Stourhead over the bank holiday weekend, in the Great Big Tree Climbing Company event over the bank holiday weekend.

Available for all aged over 6 years, learn how to enter the tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times.

Each session is run for up to 8 people.

Read more and book your place on the tree climbing event.

Pewsey carnival scarecrow festival

The Pewsey carnival scarecrow festival will be taking place from Saturday 24 August to Monday 26 August in Coopers Field, Pewsey.

Starting from 11am - 4.30pm each day, this year's theme is Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A BBQ and refreshments will be available on the day.

Fun day and fun dog show, Bath

Join Bath Cats and Dogs Home for their annual Family Fun Day and Fun Dog Show on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August from 11-4pm.

Attractions include live music and entertainment throughout the day, animal displays, free kid's zone with soft play and face painting, local artisan stalls to browse and onsite licensed bar.

For dog owners, bring along your dog to take part in 'have a go' agility, or enter them in the Fun Dog Show where rosettes and cups are up for grabs.

The event will be taking place to raise funds to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals cared for at Bath Cats and Dogs Home.

Tickets from just £4 and parking is free at Bath University.

Buy your tickets.

Australian Summer, Longleat

Have you heard the news? Longleat has welcomed Koala Creek to its series of attractions!

Taking place until Monday 2 September, Longleat is celebrating their Australian Summer event, transforming The Longhouse into an indoor beach; with deckchairs to lounge in, a gnarly graffiti wall, sand to build castles in, surf-style wobble boards, and Aussie themed games and refreshments for all the family to enjoy.

The Australian Summer event is included in your day ticket or annual pass.

Visit for further information and timetables.

International Street Arts, Devizes

On August Bank Holiday weekend, a fortnight of free outdoor arts events and festivities are available for you to get involved in!

These include the Devizes International Street Arts Festival on 26 and 27 of August , the Confetti Battle and Colour Rush taking place on 29 August and the Devizes Carnival taking place on 1 September, all at Market Place, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 1JG.

Celebrating Age at The Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

The West of England Youth Orchestra will soon be playing at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon.

Taking place on Saturday 31 August at 3pm, Celebrating Age Wiltshire have a limited amount of free tickets for older audiences.

To book your free tickets, please call the box office on 01225 860 100 and quote 'Celebrating Age 19'.

September news and events

White horse classic and vintage vehicle show

Westbury Lions Club, in partnership with Trowbridge Lions Club are proud to invite you to the White Horse Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show on Sunday 1 September.

Taking place for the second year at the White Horse Country Park, event planners are expecting an exhibition of 300 vehicles from across the south west, including classic cars and motorcycles, vintage tractors and classic commercial vehicles too!

Fair rides and games, live music, stalls, ice cream, licenced bar and food will be available throughout the day.

Tickets are £5 per adult, with children going free with accompanying adult.

This event runs from 10.30am - 4pm.

Frome neutering and fundraising day

Neuter your cats and kittens for just £5 with Cats Protection Frome and District.

The Frome neutering and fundraising day will take place on Saturday 7 September, from 10am - 3pm and will be the chance for you to collect neutering vouchers for just £5.

The voucher will include microchipping also if required.

Cats Protection Frome and District will also have a fundraising stall with calendars and diaries for 2020, a tombola and lots of other cat themed goodies to buy.

Taking place at 'Not Just Pets', 9 King Street, Frome, BA11 1BH.

For further information, visit Cats Protection Frome and District.

Sky Safari, Longleat

The biggest annual hot air balloon festival in Europe is back: bigger, bolder and balloon-ier than ever.

For the fourth year running, Longleat's very own hot air balloon festival, Sky Safari, will be returning from the 13th to the 15th September. It promises to be an incredible sight, with more special-shaped balloons, such as Adelaide the koala and Simbaloo the lion.

During the September weekend, the skies above the estate will be filled with over 150 hot air balloons, taking the air in an astounding procession. Followed in the evening by a night glow set to music.

The Sky Safari is included with your day ticket. Please visit Longleat for further information.

Adults with complex needs cookery class, Chippenham

After the success of the first cookery class in association with Mencap, The Farm Cookery School are pleased to announce another.

In this session, The Farm Cookery School will be teaching those attending how to make pizza dough, fresh tomato sauce and delicious biscotti.

Taking place on Monday 23 September from 7 - 9pm, this is a discounted class and costs £25 per person.

Please visit The Farm Cookery School to book.


Reoccurring events

Nature Trail at Fairwood Lakes, Dilton Marsh

Visit the new nature trail at Fairwood Lakes Holiday Park in Dilton Marsh!

Open daily, this is a fun outdoor activity for the whole family! Wander amongst the beautiful lakes and woods, and complete the nature themed rubbings along the way.

Entry price is £3.95, which includes a lovely factual nature booklet, crayons to complete the rubbings and a little gift at the end of the trail.

Open 9am - 5pm on weekdays/Saturdays and from 10am - 4pm on Sundays.

Healthy Me, Wiltshire

Healthy Me is a fun, healthy lifestyle journey for children aged seven to 11 and their families. The programme is designed to support children and young people to achieve a healthy weight. These may be children who have little knowledge around healthy eating, struggle with their self-esteem or struggle to take part in physical activities.

Healthy Me runs in four different locations:

Mondays from 4:15 - 5:45pm at Longfield Community Hall, Trowbridge.

Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:45pm at The Olympiad, Chippenham.

Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6pm at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Salisbury.

Thursdays from 4:15 - 5:45pm at Devizes Leisure Centre.

For more information on what help and support is available and to book your family onto the programme, please contact Healthy Me on 01225 716 674 or by emailing below.

Fun and friendly sessions, Trowbridge

Come along to fun and friendly sessions delivered and designed for women by women. Open to all abilities, these weekly sessions will be a mix of activities such as dance, fitness and multi-skills.

If you are 16 years or over, these sessions are perfect for grabbing some 'me time', having a giggle and getting that feel good factor.

Please note, this event is exclusively for women and will be held every Tuesday from 5 - 6pm, starting from the 26 March at Longfield Community Centre, Trowbridge.

Sessions cost £1 each week, with your first attendance free.

In partnership with Sport England, Active Trowbridge, This Girl Can, Wiltshire Council and Selwood Housing.

For further information or to register your interest, please call 07811 880 680 or email by clicking below.

This drop-in workshop is free for Stonehenge ticket holders. The excavation trench is undercover, but warm clothes are advised.

The Awesome Archaeology event will take place from Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 February, from 10 - 16:30 each day.

3rd Wiltshire (Warminster) BP Scout Group

3rd Wiltshire (Warminster) BP Scout Group provide traditional outdoor scouting and survival skills to young people aged between 5 to 18, across Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Senior Scouts, as well as running the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Meetings take place on Wednesday evenings at the Warminster Rugby Club, Folly Lane, Warminster, BA12 7RG.

5 - 6.15pm - Beavers (aged 5 to 8).

6.30 - 8pm - Wolf Cubs (aged 8 to 10).

7 - 9pm - Scouts (aged 11 to 15) and Senior Scouts (aged 15 to 18).

If you are interested in joining the 3rd Wiltshire (Warminster) BP Scout Group, please click below to email.

Back To Netball, Westbury

Find your way Back to Netball, a fun and social scheme that helps you get active through netball, ideal for complete beginners or if you just haven't played in a while!

Thursday's at Trowbridge Town Park, Trowbridge, 2 St Stephen’s Place, BA14 7EH at 1:30pm - 2:30pm at £3 per session.

Sunday's at Trowbridge Sports Centre, Trowbridge, Frome Road, BA14 0DJ at 10am - 11am at £3 per session.

Monday's at St Laurence School, Bradford on Avon, Ashley Road, BA15 1DZ at 7pm - 8pm at £6 per session.

Monday's at Matravers School, Westbury, Springfield Road, BA13 3QH at 7pm - 8pm at £5 per session.

To book any of these sessions and more info, please visit England Netball!

Walking Netball with Active Trowbridge

Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. A game of Walking Netball is for all ages and abilities, and every session contains a gentle warm-up.

Held every Thursday between 13:30 - 14:30 at the Trowbridge Town Park, BA14 7EH.

£3.00 a session, with your first session free.

The Kindness Cafe, Trowbridge

Come along to the Kindness Cafe at The Community Hub at BA14.

Held every Friday from 10am until 12noon, this cafe starts from Friday 12 January.

The cafe will be a support and share meet-up group for older residents of Trowbridge, to assist with any health and wellbeing needs you may have. Enjoy hot drinks and biscuits, make new friends and learn more about the ways TCAF can help you live your life to the full.

The Community Hub is located within The Shires, Trowbridge.

Walking Football with Active Trowbridge

Walking Football is a slowed down version of the traditional game, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. A game of Walking Football is for adults of all abilities.

Starting from 27 February, the sessions will be held every Wednesday between 13:30 - 14:30 at the Trowbridge Town Park, BA14 7EH.

£3.00 a session, with your first session free.

Wiltshire Family and Community Learning

Wiltshire Family and Community Learning are now offering free courses, focusing on employment and qualifications. These courses take place across Wiltshire in Chippenham, Devizes, Trowbridge and Salisbury.

In order to join one of the courses, you must first call them on 01225 770 478.

Family parkrun, Melksham

parkrun organise fun 5km times runs weekly at King George V Park, Lowbourne, Melksham, every Saturday.

This event is free of charge, safe and easy to take part in. Families are invited to attend and go at their own pace.

Those who do not want to run are able to volunteer should they wish and cheer everyone on!

Doorstep Sports Club, Trowbridge

Doorstep Sports club is back with a new time!

Held every Wednesday from 5.30 - 7pm at Studley Green Community Centre and Multi Use Games Area, come along and get involved in a new street sports club and help decide the way your new club runs.

Open to anyone over the age of 10 years, this is a free event for all.

For more information, please contact Danny Geeson, sports development officer at Wiltshire Council on 01225 770 248 or

Wiltshire Mind evening support group, Melksham

Wiltshire Mind, a local mental health charity, are holding evening groups to support those, primarily who are in work, who feel stressed, depressed, lacking in confidence or just in need of mental health support.

The weekly group will offer support, information and signposting to other services as well as friendship.

The meetings are held at the Wiltshire Mind office in Melksham High Street, from 6-8pm every Tuesday evening.

There is no need to book for this event.

For more information, contact Wiltshire Mind on 01225 706 532, or visit their website here.

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