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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.

Visit Salisbury

Up to date information on what is available & happening in Salisbury


Wiltshire Together

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.

Tourist Information

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.

National Trust

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

Odeon Cinema

Major cinema chain with multiple screens

Everyman Cinema

Opened in 2023- a new four screen cinema for Salisbury.  Membership deals available.

Pythouse Kitchen Gardens

Often has recitals, small concerts and readings

Messums - Membership now required.

Salisbury Cathedral

Art installations, bands, concerts, workshops, tours & of course services.

Visit Shaftesbury

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.

Links to Local Village Websites





Barford St Martin


Sutton Mandeville

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.

Tote Bag

Local Markets


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

Farmers' Markets


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

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