Around & About
Fovant Village is lucky enough to lie equidistant between the medieval city of Salisbury in Wiltshire & the Saxon market town of Shaftesbury in Dorset, and as such it has access to an amazing range of cultural and popular events and activities. Visit the sites below to find out about Market Days, Arts, Music & Drama events as well as walking, touring & open gardens & places of historic/local interest.
Up to date information on what is available & happening in Salisbury
A great new website for local events such as fetes and village hall activities but more impressive is the range of events on offer from children's workshops, to walks, performing arts, youth adventures, drop ins, mental health activities, concerts and also volunteer opportunities. Many events are FREE to attend.
Covers events across the whole of Wiltshire and has an excellent calendar to narrow down to your choice of date & time.
National Open Garden Scheme
NGS gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England & Wales, raising money for charity. Advisable to pre-book. Virtual garden tours are available.
Gardens, Parks, Cafes, Countryside, Grand houses & Beautiful Homes - Membership necessary.
Salisbury Playhouse & Arts Centre
A fabulous range of Drama, Dance, Music, Films, Comedy, Presentations, Workshops, Exhibitions & Outdoor Events
Major cinema chain with multiple screens
Other local places of interest which host particular events, worth keeping your eye on are
Pythouse Kitchen Gardens
Often has recitals, small concerts and readings
Messums - Membership now required.
Art installations, bands, concerts, workshops, tours & of course services.
What to see, what to do, touring suggestions, where to eat, blog, where to stay
Days Out with the Kids
Useful website with plenty of suggestions for family outings in our area.
Edward Heath's graceful home in Cathedral Close provides a variety of music, craft and drama events.
Salisbury's Charter Market
...takes place each Tuesday 8am - 2.30pm and Saturday 8am - 3pm in the historic Market Place. The only exception is the third week in October when the Charter Fair comes to the city. At the market you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, clothing, furniture and homeware items as well as a local farmers’ market section.
Salisbury also holds a Christmas Market, various Continental Markets & Late night Markets. Click the shopping bag icon below for further details.
Blandford Forum – Thursday
Dorchester – Wednesday
Gillingham – Thursday & Sat
Poole – Thursday
Salisbury – Tuesday & Saturday
Shaftesbury – Thursday
Sherborne – Thursday
Sturminster N'ton – Mon & Sat
Wilton – Thursday
Wimborne – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
1st Saturday of each month
Salisbury – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
Blandford Forum – 2nd Friday of each month
Dorchester – 1st Saturday of each month
Wimborne – 2nd Thursday & Friday of each month
Wincanton – 1st Friday of each month