Easter in Wiltshire

VisitWiltshire would like to wish all our partners
a very Happy Easter!

Primroses in Wiltshire

Opportunities for your Business

Special Offers

Our 2015 online Special Offer pdf has now been uploaded to our website and can be found here. The pdf features a total of 28 offers, including two-for-one, 10% off your food bill, free child admission and much more. With our website receiving over one million unique visitors this is a great incentive for visitors and local residents alike to make the most of what our county has to offer. We are also on the look out for on-going special offers so please send Emma any special offers you may have for the forthcoming May bank holiday weekends and spring. 


We are developing a new photo library using Flickr as a platform and we are keen for new high quality images from partners in order for us to be able to share with VisitEngland, VisitBritain, journalists and other third parties to help promote Wiltshire as a destination. Please contact Jenny with your new images so we can help promote your business.

Familiarisation Passport

Thank you to partners who have kindly given us an offer to include in the VisitWiltshire 2015 Familiarisation Passport. As well as containing more vouchers than last year, this year’s Passport offers even higher potential savings, with discounts worth up to £670 at attractions around the county. Copies will be sent out to you next week. The Passport allows you to know first-hand what is available locally helping our visitors make the most of their stay. We would love to hear about how you use your Passport, so don’t forget to send Jenny your pictures and share your experience on Facebook and Twitter using #timeforwiltshire! 

Social Media

As part of our new brand positioning we are keen for #timeforwiltshire to be used rather than #lovewilts in all social media channels. For social media queries please contact Emma.
Group Fam at Arundells

VisitWiltshire News

Group Travel Trade Familiarisation Visit

Thank you to all our partners who hosted 12 group organisers/operators on our pan-Wiltshire Group Travel Trade Familiarisation visit 22 - 24 March. Initial feedback has been superb with the satisfaction scale ratings between 8 - 10 (10 being very much above expectations). We are confident that this will bring Wiltshire group business to many of our partners in 2015 / 2016 and beyond. If you are interested in finding out more or joining our Travel Trade group please contact Florence.

We have also exhibited at Best of Britain & Ireland, attended MAMA, welcomed 11 tour operators from Quartier Libre and 9 US Travel Trade agents to Wiltshire in March. 

PR Update

We have hosted a journalist from Fabulous Magazine, The Sun, which will be published on 19 April, one US travel writer in Seattle and three Brazilian journalists visited on a pan-Wiltshire itineraries in March. Hot off the press - our Easter press release/blog has just gone live on Daily Express online!


We have hosted a blogger visit from Coralie Grassin last weekend, who visited Cricklade and Malmesbury and she has posted many images on Instagram - blogs to follow!

Don't forget to take a look at our recent blogs here!
Crockerton House

New VisitWiltshire Partners

We would like to welcome our latest partners:

Swindon Food & Drink Festival
Crockerton House
Giggling Squid

Dates for your diary

Dates for your Diary 2015

Partner Events

Swindon Tourism Meeting
Tuesday 21 April, 2pm
Jury's Inn

Partners' Familiarisation Trip to Avebury - Waitlist only
Wednesday 22 April
Avebury Manor

Travel Trade Group
Thursday 23 April
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

Bradford on Avon Networking Event
Tuesday 28 April
The Swan

Warminster Networking Meeting
Tuesday 12 May
Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa
Please contact Theresa for further information.

Training Programme
Wiltshire Futures - Developing Skills for Business Growth

Training opportunities are now available and these will be held at Royal Wootton Bassett and Salisbury. Sessions are at £25 plus VAT each (usually £250) unless otherwise stated.

Managing costs and budgets effectively in your business
Thursday 16 April, 10am - 4pm

Marketing for a small business (tbc)
Thursday 14 May & Thursday 21 May

Securing a reputation for first class customer service
Thursday 11 June & Thursday 18 June, 10am - 4pm

Emergency first aid at work
Thursday 2 July & Thursday 9 July, 10am - 4pm

To sign up or find out more please contact Theresa

What's On

There is always lots to see and do in Wiltshire so keep an eye on our 'What's On' pages. Below, we have highlighted a few of our Easter events across the county which we feel may be of interest in the upcoming weeks.

Easter Egg Making Class in the Cookery School with Head Chef Hywel Jones
Lucknam Park Cookery School, Colerne
Friday 3 April

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail
Friday 3 April - Monday 6 April

Calne Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Castlefields Park
Saturday 4 April

Trowbridge Annual Easter Egg Hunt
North Bradley Peace Memorial Hall
Saturday 4 April

Food Festival
Lamb Yard, Bradford On Avon
Saturday 4 April

Space Eggsplorers at Lacock Abbey
Lacock Abbey, Village & Fox Talbot Museum
Sunday 5 April - Monday 6 April

The Great Lydiard Park Easter Sunday Trail
Lydiard Park, Swindon
Sunday 5 April

Magna Carta Madness: Family Holiday Activities
Salisbury Cathedral
Tuesday 7 April - Thursday 9 April plus additional holiday dates 2015

Florence Wallace, Travel Trade & PR Manager
T:  01722 341309
M: 07436 588860

Our mailing address is:
Pennyfarthing House
18 Pennyfarthing Street

Wednesday 1 April 2015
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