Great news – family venues are starting to open again so we’ve included a few of our favourites in this latest family friendly update.

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And please, where possible, don’t forget to mention to the organisations involved that you heard about their event or activity through The Bath & Wiltshire Parent

The Wiltshire Music Centre is hosting a number of virtual projects for young musicians.
Virtual Zone Club: a monthly, disability arts songwriting workshops for young adults aged 16-25 (https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/learn-take-part/community-projects/zone-club)
Wiltshire Jazz Academy with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra: monthly jazz sessions for developing young musicians aged 11-18 (https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/learn-take-part/young-people/wiltshire-jazz-academy-nyjo)
Make Music Day: a big celebration of International Make Music Day on Sunday 21 June with free online workshops, more information TBA (https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/learn-take-part/community-projects/make-music-day-sunday-21st-june-2020)

If you would like more information on becoming a foster carer, Fostering Wiltshire is holding a series of Fostering Information Webcasts on Thursday 18 June at 7pm, Tuesday 23 June at 10am and Tuesday 30 June at 8pm

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Woo-hoo! Family venues are starting to open up again across the South West! Here are just a few of our favourites. Do let us know of any more that we should be shouting about…

The Wild Place Project in Bristol is reopening from 17 June, with Bristol Zoo Gardens following at a later date. Find out more here

The gardens at the American Museum in Bath are reopening from 24 June. Find our more here

Old Sarum is already open and tickets are selling quickly. Get yours here.

Westonbirt Arboretum is open too! You need to prebook your tickets and arrival time. The restaurant is open for takeaways. The toilets are open too, but the play area remains closed, it’s dogs on leads and no children’s bikes or scooters.

Book your visit here

The Thoughtful Bakery is now offering collections of some of its rather gorgeous products from its Barton Street premises in Bath, as well as providing home deliveries to BA1 and BA2 addresses, and arranging collection points in Batheaston, Bathampton, Bradford-on-Avon, Holt or Midsomer Norton (details of the days and how to order for these are on our website).

Check at the range of breads, cakes, croissants, scones, doughnuts, meals and so much more here

Great news that Consciously You on Chelsea Road in Bath – which offers wonderful solutions for sustainable living in the form of eco-friendly and organic products that are perfect for family homes – is now open from 10am-4pm daily, alongside its free collection delivery service on the website.

Find out more here

Fancy a family picnic in beautiful Wiltshire village with no need to prepare the food? The Little Picnic Shop in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, is offering two afternoon tea picnic options to collect and take away. They have a Fully Equipped Hamper Service (returnable at the end of your picnic) and a takeaway service with tips on where to picnic locally.
Picnics are for a minimum of two guests, with children’s options available too.

Find out more here

Sustrans Outside In activities include videos, games, weekly challenges, themed activities and more. 

Designed by our knowledgeable, experienced and fun-loving Schools Officers. The four-week activity pack is full of cycling, walking and scooting themed fun, including activities to find out what make your heart beat faster.

Find out more here