The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding, completed the Keep in the late 12th Century.
One of the most remarkable buildings in Britain, Berkeley Castle is perfect for a family day out. The Castle and gardens are open Sunday to Wednesday every week from Easter to the end of October.
In addition the Castle promotes a programme of special events throughout the year and is a unique and distinguished venue to hire for special occasions. Check our website for opening times, prices and events.
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley GL13 9BQ
Tel: 01453 810303
Old Down Country Park has so much to offer for all the family, open seven days a week, come and experience it all in our open air setting full of nature. Situated on the outskirts of Bristol, we are set in the stunning countryside with 66 acres of open space featuring beautiful gardens, woodlands, play areas and an animal park.
Let the kids run wild in the adventure play area, equipped with jumping pillow, zip wire and climbing tower or pull up a deckchair and watch the younger children play in the toddler area packed with Little Tykes cars, small slides and see-saws.
We have a huge range of animals we’d love for you all to meet. Find out more about some of our animals during animal encounters taking place daily at 11am and 2pm including guinea pigs, rabbits and piglets.
After a busy day in the park visit our onsite Café offering various delicious deli options including sandwiches, salads, pasties and homemade cakes, as well as hot and cold beverages. Our farm shop is full of locally sourced products from independent businesses, along with seasonal produce grown on the estate by our talented gardeners.
Enjoy the country park all year round with an Annual Pass, and take advantage of exclusive discounts in the café and Country Park events. There's never a dull moment in the park with every visit a different experience. Our what’s on page on the website details all the exciting and seasonable events ahead.
Foxholes Lane, Tockington BS32 4PG
Tel: 03447 769380
Acton Court is a beautifully conserved Tudor House built for the pleasure of Henry VIII. It's believed to be the most original Tudor house in Britain. The East wing was built by Nicholas Poyntz in 1535 for a weekend visit by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Acton Court will open to the public 31 May to 2 July 2023 for self-guided audio tours, events and workshops. Admission to Acton Court gives access to the grounds, the Royal Apartments, the ground floor area and any activities that may be taking place on the day.
Full details and booking information can be found on the Tours and Events pages of our website below.
Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224
The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN
Tel: 01453 810631
The museum was started in 1986 to house a collection of artefacts bequeathed to The Thornbury Society, and rapidly expanded. It is managed by the Thornbury & District Heritage Trust, a registered charity as well as a Trust company, and is supported by South Gloucestershire Council and Thornbury Town Council. It is an independent museum, financed by grants and donations. Tour our exhibition rooms, chat to our volunteers, visit our shop, enjoy your local museum. We have books, leaflets, pamphlets, postcards, all of local interest.
Postal address: Thornbury & District Museum, c/o The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AR
Chapel Street, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 857774
Thornbury Arts Festival is one of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country.
Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival is an established part of the Thornbury calendar and the organising committee is also responsible for the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod, and the Severn Vale Art Trail, which showcases the work of local artists.
Nympsfield, Stonehouse GL10 3TS
Tel: 01453 861541