Things to do

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Bath Tours, Tickets & Activities
Bath Tours, Tickets & Activities

Box has plenty to offer for all age ranges and group sizes.

Eating out:

For cuisine, there are three pubs within walking distance offering good pub grub to high quality fillet steaks. Enjoy the fabulous view over Box valley, the live music or the wide array of games while eating, or just drinking at these local haunts. There are regular village festivals offering live music with a mini festival feel, check out Box Rocks and Pig and a Jig. There is also is an award winning Indian restaurant just 50m away.

 

The Queens Head Box

The Northey Arms

The Quarrymans Arms

 

Local amenities

Box has a selection of small shops, two convenience stores, a post office, a butchers and a petrol station.

While in the village you should check out Box Tunnel which was the longest tunnel in the world when it was built by Brunel, and hid the crown jewels during WW2. St Thomas a Becket church is right in the middle of the village and dates back to the year 1200. You can also walk past Peter Gabriels Real World music studios at the mill.

 

Takeout and delivery

The Bengal Bear Takeaway, Box

Hong Kong House Takeaway, Corsham

Stone Willy’s Pizza delivery

Walking:

This is a great location for exploring the surrounding Cotswolds countryside. There are walks and cycle routes around the Box valley catering to all abilities and often with a pub on route. For the more determined you can walk to Bath in 1hr45, taking in Box tunnel, the Kennet and Avon Canal, the River Avon and Sydney gardens. There are also walks around the Bath ridgeway, which offer fantastic views of the city from all different perspectives.  Check out:

A hilly walk around Box Hill, famous for its stone and Brunel’s greatest engineering achievement.

Easy 4km canal walk on hard surface for most wheels. Alternative grassy path for wheelchairs.

Bradford-on-Avon to Bath

Walks around Lacock, Chippenham, Castle Combe and Corsham

 

Towns and villages worth a look

We are close to the quaint villages of Lacock, Castle Combe, Badminton, Bradford on Avon, Marshfield and Corsham. The Badminton horse trials are on every May and provide some astounding horse action. Lacock Abbey was the film set for Downton Abbey and the village is a major tourist attraction all year round.

Lacock

Castle Combe

Bradford on Avon

 

We are also close to the Box Steam brewery and the Wiltshire Music Centre if you are still looking for things to do.

Bath is just down the road and offers the thermal spa, with a roof top pool providing a stunning view over the city and hills. It also has a large selection of shops, eateries, pubs and clubs. There is plenty to do, the Royal Crescent and Victoria Park are magnificent, in particular in the summer. There are plenty of museums, exploring from art and fashion, to architecture, astronomy and Jane Austen. The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey (free) are well worth a visit.

Also not far away is Bristol which has a zoo, the SS Great Britain war ship, the harbour and a wide selection of other attractions. It also offers splendid shopping and excellent eateries.

Sightseeing

Tours

For kids

Check out Bowood house, Westonbirt arboritum or Dyrham park for local kids entertainment

 

Bowood house

Westonbirt arboritum

Dyrham park

 

Hen/Stag/Birthday parties

Here are some activities that may be of interest for a hen or stag party:

Dance classes (see local venues below)

Katie Makes crafting class

Perfume making course

Yoga class

Pilates class

Afternoon tea (check the top 10)

Cake making

Flower arranging

Cocktail making

A Boat trip on the Avon

Vintage makeover

Escape room (M4 escape rooms or Bath Escape)

Bath horse races

Laser Quest

Spa day

Horse riding

Wine tasting

Gin making and tasting

Go Karting

Paint Ball

Archery

Axe throwing

Clay pigeon shooting

Segway

Quad biking

Rally Karts

Sumo wrestling

Bubble football

Wine and cheese tasting

Indoor football

Outdoor football on Astroturf

Basketball (local courts, free to use)

Castle Combe race track – tracks days

Castle Combe race track – race days

Castle Combe race track – skid pan and off road course

Castle Combe race track – Karting

Dodgeball

Bath rugby match

Kingsdown Golf Club

Chippenham golf driving range

Fishing

Climbing wall

Squash

Table tennis

Badminton

Tennis

Bowls

Ten pin bowling

Mountain biking

 

Local venues for hire:

Box CofE Church email to admin@lidbrookgroup.org.uk,

Box Methodist Church,

Selwyn Hall in Box

Catering

Local chefs

Local cakes delivered

 

Other places to visit

Here are some other places to visit:

Bath thermal spa

The Roman Baths

The Jane Austen museum

Stonehenge

The Royal Crescent

Longleat safari park

Sydney gardens

Wookey Hole

Cheddar Gorge