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Summer holidays in Salisbury (2019)

If you’re looking for somewhere to keep the little ones entertained during the six week summer holidays, you can’t go wrong with Salisbury. Steeped in history and with plenty of outdoor entertainment planned throughout August, Salisbury is the ideal place to retreat from reality and enjoy some quality time together as a family.

Here’s a look ahead at just some of the local attractions taking place around Salisbury city centre, home of The Red Lion Hotel, this August 2019.

Salisbury summer holiday family races

On Thursday 15th August, Salisbury Racecourse is hosting a one-day family races event, with races scheduled throughout the afternoon from 1.50pm-4.55pm. Doors open from 12 noon, and entry is free for children under 17 years of age.

Alongside the action on the track, there’ll be free fairground rides, face painting and lots more for children to enjoy. Parking at the racecourse is also free, making for a great value family day out.

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park is returning to Victoria Park in Salisbury on Wednesday 28th August. The event is free to attend and shuttle buses will run from Salisbury city centre every 15 minutes.

You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink and enjoy the on-site entertainment, which includes a children’s disco, funfair rides and workshops. If you prefer to travel light, a selection of street food vendors will also be cooking up freshly prepared food on the day.

Of course, there are many more attractions to enjoy in Salisbury year-round, including the city’s famous Cathedral(home of the Magna Carta), stately homes and museums and, of course, Stonehenge, just outside the city centre.

If you decide to stay for the night, The Red Lion Hotel Salisbury is also part of the fabric of our city’s rich history, and the ideal base to explore everything this great city has to offer. To check our available rooms and rates either call our reception on 01722 323334 or book direct online.


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