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Jumping racing and more at Wincanton Racecourse

Located in Somerset around 15 minutes' drive away from Gillingham, Wincanton Racecourse is an award-winning venue for jump racing which arranges fixtures from October through to May. When it is not showcasing top sporting action, the site also hosts to a range of events for all shapes and sizes - from business meetings and award ceremonies to weddings or school proms.

Marvel at magnificent flying machines at Fleet Air Arm Museum

While you're in the area, take the chance to check out some of the top local attractions. Petrolheads are sure to be in their element at the Haynes International Motor Museum, which is home to an impressive array of vehicles and motorbikes from the past 100 years. If flying is more your thing, head to the Fleet Air Arm Museum to see a fine collection of aircraft including the stunning Aircraft Carrier Experience and the first British-built Concorde.

Amazing wildlife at Longleat Safari Park

Visitors to the region also have a chance to embrace their wild side by heading to Longleat Safari Park. Located around 20 miles away from Wincanton, the drive-through site boasts an incredible range of animals including lions, white rhinos and tigers. Planning a trip to Wincanton Racecourse? Travelodge Wincanton Hotel is just a six-minute taxi ride to the site, while Travelodge Yeovil Podimore Hotel also offers fantastic low-cost accommodation in the local area.