If you are looking for ideas of things to do this bank holiday weekend here are a few suggestions. 

1. Gnomus at Stonehenge

A larger than life visitor will be greeting visitors at Stonehenge this bank holiday weekend.

Families are invited to embark on a unique tour of Stonehenge with Gnomus the giant as their guide who will regale visitors with tales of mystery and wonder about the age old monument.

Combining puppetry, history and conservation, performances will take place at various times throughout the day from April 29 to May 2, between 10am and 5pm.

Gnomus shows on Saturday and Monday will be signed performances featuring a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Visit: english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/things-to-do/gnomus

2. Downton Cuckoo Fair

The Downton Cuckoo Fair is returning today (Saturday April 30).

This is the first fair to be held since 2019, which was the event’s 40th year.

The fair officially opens at 10am, covering three main performance areas in the village - The Bull Hotel, The Goat and the Maypole.

There will be many stalls for different causes, to support all the organisations who have missed their last two years of fundraising, as well as live music, performances, Morris dancing, and maypole dancing.

The road will be closed from Tannery Bridge to the A338, and organisers are asking to people to remove their cars from the Co-op car park after 6pm on Friday for preparing for the fair.

Visit: cuckoofair.co.uk

3. Jubilee Trail

A royal-themed family trail will be starting on Saturday in Salisbury to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A joint venture between Salisbury BID and Salisbury City Council, seven virtual characters will be hidden in locations across the city.

At every stop, there will be a QR code that, once scanned, will guide participants through the history of the Queen’s 70-year reign.

To get started, go to the Experience Salisbury website to find a link to a map and first story point. It is free to take part and players will win a free, digital pack at the end.

The trail runs from April 30 to June 12.

4. Salisbury Museum Fayre

Salisbury Museum is holding a village-style fayre on bank holiday Monday with live music, games and Morris dancing.

Entry is by donation, including access into the museum.

There will be something for everyone including vintage farm vehicles, and vintage cars, to demonstrations and locally made crafts.

In the grounds, various trade stalls and stands will be set up. There will be ‘ask the botanist’ session with Romilly Swann and the Wiltshire wildlife hospital will also be there.

From 4pm, there will be live music with a jolly folk quartet Monkey See, Monkey Do in the museum café garden.

The fayre opens at 10am on the bank holiday Monday, May 2, and the hours have been extended until 7pm.