The Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site
can provide you with plenty of things to do over the half-term holiday.
If you are looking for May half term activities then look no further than the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site!
At the Stonehenge Visitor Centre the excellent exhibition with objects found within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site will provide indoor interest. The exhibition has been recently renewed with some new objects from the collection at the Wiltshire Museum, so even if you’ve been before it’s worth taking another look. The excellent Neolithic Houses, based on evidence found at the nearby Durrington Walls, give a glimpse of life at the time of Stonehenge. Families will love looking at replica objects and thinking about life now and life 5,000 years ago.
At Avebury the Alexander Keiller Museum, you will find the collections originally formed from the excavations at Avebury of the “marmalade heir” Alexander Keiller in the the 1930s, provides a fascinating insight into prehistoric life and the Barn Gallery tells the story of Alexander Keiller at Avebury, and the exhibition includes his car! The Manor and farm courtyard also provide indoor activities.
If you’re in the area, you should make time to see the excellent newly refurbished galleries at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes and the Gold from the time of Stonehenge exhibition and the new Wessex Gallery at The Salisbury Museum. Both have nationally important collections of finds from not only the Stonehenge and Avebury WHS but from the wider area. While you’re there check out the excellent range of retail, food and drink opportunities in both Devizes and Salisbury.
If you’re after getting out and enjoying the great outdoors, why not explore the “landscape without parallel” of Stonehenge and Avebury WHS? There are excellent downloadable walks available on the National Trust website.
Click on these links to find out about holiday activities at the Wiltshire Museum,
and with the National Trust at Avebury.