Warminster Travel Guide

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    Longleat house
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  • Warminster
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  • Longleat House
    Longleat House
    by uglyscot

Warminster Things to Do

  • Longleat Safari Park

    Longleat is a great day out for all the family. I went with my boyfriend about a week after my mum and nan went - me and my bf got round the whole park in plenty of time but mum & nan didn't but the good thing is, your ticket gets stamped once you visit an attraction so you can only do each thing once but if you don't get chance to do something you...

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  • Longleat Other Attractions

    Longleat house operate a 'passport' system, whereby you can visit each of the attractions on the estate once - and you can do it on any day you like in a season. You can also by individual entry to each of the attractions for a few pounds each time. I've already written about the house itself, the safari park, Postman pat's village and the boat...

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  • Centre Park

    C P is a real Mecca for kids and families who love biking and outdoor activities! Bikes can be rented for ..........5 pounds a day ..........8 pounds for midweek term ..........12 pounds for the full week. A simple bike lock can be bought for ?1.50 I recommend bring your own good quality one if you have an expensive bike.

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  • Longleat Gardens

    The gardens are very clearly the work of 'Capability' Brown. Now that is what I call a nickname. Good job he didn't carry the moniker of 'mixed abilty' Brown! As with all Capability Browns efforts, the scheme involved moving vast amounts of earth to create hills and lakes that contrive to look totally natural. His work is triumph in that respect....

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  • Longleat Safari Park

    Longleat is a great day out for all the family. I went with my boyfriend about a week after my mum and nan went - me and my bf got round the whole park in plenty of time but mum & nan didn't but the good thing is, your ticket gets stamped once you visit an attraction so you can only do each thing once but if you don't get chance to do something you...

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  • Longleat Safari Park

    When you buy your ticket there are different options: The Passport which gives access to all the attractions and costs £22 for an adult. It can be used again if you did not complete all the activities on offer within the same year.This gives access to all areas and attractions including the house.There is a cheaper ticket [£11 per adult] just for...

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  • Longleat - the other attractions...

    Longleat house operate a 'passport' system, whereby you can visit each of the attractions on the estate once - and you can do it on any day you like in a season. You can also by individual entry to each of the attractions for a few pounds each time.I've already written about the house itself, the safari park, Postman pat's village and the boat ride...

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  • Longleat - the safari park

    'The Lions of Longleat' are known the world over. Lord Bath's estate was the first to come up with the rather novel idea of turning several acres into an english version of an African Game reserve.Back in the 1960's it was perhaps seen as a money-grabbing enterprise. Lord bath can't even claim it was his idea - it came from Billy smart (I think I...

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  • Longleat - the gardens

    The gardens are very clearly the work of 'Capability' Brown. Now that is what I call a nickname. Good job he didn't carry the moniker of 'mixed abilty' Brown!As with all Capability Browns efforts, the scheme involved moving vast amounts of earth to create hills and lakes that contrive to look totally natural. His work is triumph in that respect. He...

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  • Longleat - the House

    Lord Bath was one of the first members of the aristocracy to take the dramatic step of opening up his house to the great plebian unwashed masses.It's not surprising that many then followed suit - raising much needed cash to repair and prop up the crumbling relics.You can currently see about one third of the house, with a few more rooms available on...

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  • Longleat - postman Pat's village

    One of the minor attractions at Longleat Safari park is an area given over to 'Postman Pat's village'. Although the fictional village of Greendale is supposedly in Yorkshire, all the familar characters appear here in deepest Wiltshire.In truth, it consists of no more that about twently wooden houses, a couple of meters tall. Most have a character...

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  • Longleat - Lord Bath and his murals

    Lord Bath. To say that he is a little eccentric is something of an understatement. He has the appearance of a vagrant crossed with a dandy and affects a stacatto speech pattern that suggest an other-worldliness.He is perhaps best well known as the owner of Longleat safari park, and for his colourful private life. He is married, with two grown up...

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  • Longleat - the star of the show

    Longleat House has a number of attractions for the visitor, and many people's favourite are the Safari boats that transport guests around the half-mile lake.The seals and hippos are all very plesant enough, but the real star of the show is Nico the Lowland Gorilla who now wanders about his island, being frantically waved at by vistitors - all day,...

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  • Bike rental at Centre Parc Longleat...

    C P is a real Mecca for kids and families who love biking and outdoor activities!Bikes can be rented for ..........5 pounds a day..........8 pounds for midweek term..........12 pounds for the full week.A simple bike lock can be bought for ?1.50I recommend bring your own good quality one if you have an expensive bike.

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  • Longleat: Hidden Delights

    All over the grounds of Longleat you will find some great works of art and statues.Although the recent acquisistions of Lord Bath are... erm... open to interpretation I really enjoyed some of the older pieces, especially the nymphs on horseback, shown here.

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  • Longleat: Safari Boat Trip

    The Safari Boat trip takes you around the lake, close to the island where the gorillas live so that you can get a closer look.You will also see sealions racing alongside the boat, jumping out of the water.

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  • Longleat: Pet's Corner

    Pet's corner gives kids of all ages the chance to get close to some wonderful animals - and some scary ones too!Don't get too close to the parrots, their screeching hurts your ears.

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  • Longleat: Miniture Railway

    The journey around the grounds of Longleat gives you some idea of the size of Lord Bath's estate.The trip takes you around the lake that has a large island where two apes live. To keep them from getting bored they have their own TV complete with a remote control!

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  • Longleat: Butterfly House

    The Butterfly House at Longleat is home to some amazingly colourful and very large butterflies. You can also see the cocoons which are much bigger than I expected.

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  • Park Life: The Lions of Longleat

    Longleat is a beautiful Estate. The House is open to the public and the exhibits inside are interesting. The huge Grounds are immaculate and typical of the English countryside.Of course what isn't typical is the wide range of Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Zebras and other exotic animals that live a wonderful life on Lord Bath's land.See my Warminster...

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  • Aqua Sana Spa at Centre Parc

    Inspired by the Japanese art of quiet contemplation, enjoy the relaxation and restorative qualities of this garden during the warmer months. The gravel symbolises a sea of tranquillity. the rocks and meandering stepping stones within this 'sea' symbolise islands or mountains above the clouds. Try walking barefoot along the cobbles to the front of...

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  • Aqua Sana Spa at Centre Parc

    Although I did not personally partake in the spa activities, my sister and my bro-in-law didgo for a session! Bit pricey but they enjoyed it.Copied text from Centre Parc brochure Aqua Sana Spaaqua sanaImmerse yourself in the timeless luxury of our Spa. Stress just melts away as you abandon yourself to some of the most sublime multi-sensory...

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  • Outdoor Activities for kids at Centre...

    JumpzoneThis new 4-in1 bungee tampoline allows 4 jumpers to simultaneously achieve extraordinary high jumps on a trampoline with stability and safety.PaintballingBased in a purpose-built arena, dodge enemy fire and achieve your goal. A variety of team games will be played during the session with up to 24 players at any time.Sailing TuitionThe sport...

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  • Outdoor Activities for kids at Centre...

    FalconryLongleat offers you an introduction into the medieval art of falconry and you will have the opportunity to fly these majestic birds for your enjoyment.Flu Flu GolfA fun activity for youngsters to test their shooting skills. Using our specailly designed arrow called a Flu Flu, take on our new 5 hole archery golf course, shooting through the...

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  • Outdoor Activities for kids at Centre...

    There is a wide range of outdoor activities available. Remember to see specifically what your children can do based on their age.A Walk in the WoodsIn conjunction with the Tree Council, this is a fascinating walk through Longleat Estate woodland with an experienced Ranger. The Ranger will introduce both adults and children to the countryside and...

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  • Indoor Activities for kids at Centre...

    Magical MakeoversBe magically transformed into one of your favourite Superhero and Fairytale Friends. Have your face painted and get all dressed up ready for your photo shoot.Mini MotivatorsAn exciting hour of exercise to music for children.Junior MusketeersThe perfect opportunity for would be swashbucklers and aspiring D'Artagnan's to have a go...

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  • Indoor Activities for kids at Centre...

    here is a wide range of indoor activities available. Please think about specifically what your children can do based on their age.Baby DolphinsThere'll be no-one else in the Sub Tropical Swimming Paradise for this session but the under 3's and their parents for this fun, free activity.Children's DiscoMeet up with friends and enjoy dancing to the...

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  • The Time Out Clubhouse Centre Parc

    Click & Dizzy's Jungle JourneyTravel deep into the heart of the jungle with Click and Dizzy. Make your very own jungle animals to take away with you and join in with the animal antics.Party Time with Click & DizzyMake party hats, have your face painted, eat party nibbles and play party games. The perfect way to finish your holiday so don't forget...

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  • The Time Out Clubhouse

    The Time Out Clubhouse is registered with Ofsted and all activities are supervised by skilled Time Out Club Nursery Nurses – your children won't just be well cared for – they'll also be having lots of fun!Bumblebees (3 months - up to 3rd Birthday)The purpose-built Crèche with a sleeping area, a well equipped soft play area and there's a fresh new...

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  • Baby buggy trailers for babies older...

    If you rent a bike a Centre Parc bike then you can also rent a trailer buggy which attaches to your bike as longas you use the Centre Parc Rental bikes.A great way to pedal round the forest with extensive bike paths.Not sure of the rental charge though.Maximum weight of the child must not excede 45 kilos.The buggies are protected and enclosed so...

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Warminster Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware of the animals

    When you get your ticket, you are also given a CD guide to the park. It warns you not to get out of your car and to keep your windows closed in certain areas {Monkeys, lions, tigers, wolves, buffalo etc]. Wardens are around to remind you of this.The monkey area is particularly hazardous as the monkeys love to jump on cars and can damage them- they...

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  • Longleat- in the stocks

    Misbehave and you might end up in the stocks. [Only joking]Among the many other attractions at Longleat there is on display the wooden stocks where miscreants of olde were punished. They would be locked in to the wooden frame unable to move head or hands. The locals would throw rotten tomatoes, cabbages, eggs etc at them.

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  • Longleat - forget the lions...

    It's the monkeys that you want to be worried about.The Safari park at Longleat (the first in the developed world) features a drive through a number of enclosures. A by-pass is provided for the monkey enclosure, although most seem to risk it.These devilish little primates are very skilled at ripping bits off the passing vehicles. If you have a...

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Warminster Tourist Traps

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    by sourbugger Written Aug 3, 2007

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    Any tourist attraction in the UK, especially those aimed at children have to compete hard in terms of entry price. It is not surprising therefore that they try to widen their profit margin in other areas. This invariably means that the catering put on in theme parks, zoos and the like is overpriced, unhealthy rubbish. Of course, many attraction may only take a couple of hours and it is not an issue, but bigger attractions may well be a full 'day out'.

    I'm sorry, but five pounds 50p for a medium sized, mediumly warm potato with a few heinz beans on (not forgetting the miniscule side salad) I was recently charged at Longleat Safari park (near Warminster) could never be described as reasonable.

    On the other hand they do not object to you bringing a picnic, and provide nice areas to eat it in. Tickets will also allow for exit and re-entry.

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