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Children’s tickets apply to under 16 year olds.

Open Gardens

Sunday 6th August

Open Gardens

Enjoy strolling around our ancient town and discovering a wide variety of wonderful spaces; with tea and cake available. Map in advance from the Town Hall or on the day from a garden.

Time: 1.30-5.30pm
Venue: Around Town
Tickets: £6 adults, children free. Pay at a garden.

Thursday 10th August & Saturday 12th August

Nordic Walking taster

Come and try Nordic Walking – Start point given upon booking 

Time: Thurday 7.00-9.00pm | Saturday 10.30 – 12.30pm
Tickets: Book via Donations to Carnival at event

History Walk

Sunday 13th August

Steve’s Walk

Car sharing from Cross Hayes for about a 5 mile circular countryside walk with the chance of pub lunch to follow. Participants are responsible for their own safety.

Time: 9.00am
Venue: Meet outside town hall
Tickets: Donation at event

Steves Walk

Saturday 19th August

Guided History Walk

Accompany guides from the Civic Trust on a ‘Steeple Chase’ around the churches and chapels of the town. Visit sites associated not only with the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church but numerous Protestant sects. Their development and people associated with them will be described. Malmesbury Civic Trust has sought to enhance and improve the town since 1963.

Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Meet at Town Hall
Tickets: £5.00 adult, £3.00 Child. Available from Athelstan Museum

Friday 25th August

Bat Walk

Hosted by Malmesbury River Valleys Trust. Use sonic detectors to listen to bats.

Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Station Road, Conygre Mead
Tickets: £3.00 each or £5 per family, Pay at event

Sunday 27th August

Petticoat Lane

Stroll down the High Street, meeting friends as you seek out bargains from the varied stalls.

Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Venue: Malmesbury Upper High Street
Information: If you would like a pitch, please contact Kate on 01666 824361, email us on: or download a pitch request form from our website.

Sunday 27th August

10k Run

Join your fellow runners on a pleasant and well organised morning circuit round the country lanes. This event is organised by dbmax who kindly make a donation to Carnival.

Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Malmesbury Victoria Football ground
Tickets: Prices and entry details at

Monday 28th September

Cycle Ride

Our traditional Carnival bike ride along quiet country roads; about 20 miles. Participants are responsible for their own safety and all children must be supervised during the ride. Please dress to be seen by other road users!

Time: 10am
Venue: Meet outside the Old Bell
Tickets: £5.00 – to include light refreshment en route. Pay at event

Thursday 31st August – Saturday 2nd September

Danter’s Fair

All the fun of the fair. This event is run by James Danter’s Funfair who kindly make a donation to Carnival. Please note that the car park will be closed to all vehicles from 5.30 on Tuesday 29th August until 1.00 on Sunday 3rd September. The alternative car park will be signed

Time: Thursday & Friday 6.00pm, Saturday 2pm
Venue: Station Road car park

Carnvial procession

Saturday 2nd September


This needs no introduction; the big Carnival event and major fundraiser for our local good causes. Sponsored by Hilditch Group. Why not be part of it this year? Download an entry form. Please keep yourself and others safe –do not throw money directly at participants, keep your children out of the road, and take extra care if it rains.

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Park Rd to Cross Hayes and back

Carnvial Thanksgiving

Sunday 3rd September

Carnival thanksgiving

A joyous celebration held outside the Abbey, weather permitting. Live music. Do come in your procession costume

Time: 4.00pm
Venue: Malmesbury Abbey

Children’s tickets apply to under 16 year olds.