FROM Monday (April 12) outside attractions will be reopening to welcome back visitors.

Here are some of the attractions you will be able to visit in and around Salisbury.

1. Stonehenge

Visitors will be able to visit the historic site from Monday, April 12 but will need to book their visit in advance on English Heritage’s website.

Takeaway catering will be available, but indoor areas will remain closed, and safety measures will be in place to keep everyone safe.

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2. River Bourne Community Farm, Laverstock

River Bourne Community Farm in Laverstock will be reopening on Monday for pre-booked visits only.

A spokesperson said: “We are all very happy to be able to welcome visitors back to the farm from Monday 12th April. It’s been very quiet here and the animals have missed all the attention.

“Can we remind everyone that visits to the farmyard must be pre-booked via our website. The rule of six applies to visits and social distancing must still be observed. Visits are still free for everyone but we welcome donations to help with animal feed costs.”

Salisbury Journal: Highland cows at Donkeys at River Bourne Community FarmHighland cows at Donkeys at River Bourne Community Farm


3. Longleat, Warminster

The safari park is reopening on Monday with special measures in place including restricted daily capacity, increased cleaning and social distancing guidelines. To book visit:

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4. Salisbury Plain Safaris

The 4x4 & Horseback Riding Tours across Wiltshire are back from Monday.

To comply with Covid rules, tours will be available to small groups made up of people from the same household or support bubble.

"We've got lots of exciting stuff coming up," owner James Dwyer said.

To book, visit the company's website.

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5. Cholderton Farm Park 

Cholderton Park Farm, recently featured on national TV, is home to a variety of rare breeds of native farm animals, from Norfolk Horn sheep and Kerri Hills to Baggot goats and Oxford Sandy and Black pigs.

It will reopen to visitors on Monday.

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Sites already open

Nature reserves

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's nature reserves remain open including Coombe Bissett Down, Langford Lakes, Nadder Island and Landford Bog.

Old Sarum

The grounds of Old Sarum are currently open. But all indoor areas remain closed.

Old Sarum is hosting an Easter Adventure Quest, which runs until Sunday, April 18, 10am to 5pm. Crack clues and search for dragon eggs on the outdoor trail.

Advanced booking is required. Visit:

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Picture credit English Heritage

Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury

The grounds of Old Wardour Castle are open. All indoor areas remain closed, and safety measures are in place. You need to book your visit in advance online

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Picture credit English Heritage


The outdoor spaces and take-away kiosk at Stourhead are open. but visits need to be booked in advance.

 Stourhead. Picture: Dave Buckland

Stourhead. Picture: Dave Buckland

There is currently a family-friendly Easter egg hunt trail at Stourhead with fun activities to do along the way.

It runs until April 18, 9.30am to 5pm, with last entry at 3.30pm.

To book your visit go to

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