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The beautiful Cotswolds stretches across central England and has been a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1966. There are hundreds of acres of stunning scenery, picturesque villages and plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy.


We have put together a few ideas so that you can start planning your time away.

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Bourton-on-the-Water 'The Venice of the Cotswolds' is full of  excursions for all ages. The village straddles the River Windrush and is  known for its low bridges and traditional stone houses.


Attractions in Bourton-on-the-Water include..

The Cotswold Motoring Museum 

The Cotswold Motoring Museum features vintage cars and a toy collection. 

Cotswold Motoring Museum

Birdland is home to species including parrots, owls and king penguins, plus life-size model dinosaurs.

The Model Vilage

The Model Village is a 1930s scale replica of the village. 


Around Bourton-on-the-Water there is also an array of shops and tea rooms, a perfumery and some typical Cotswold pubs for a relaxed evening meal.

Cotswold Farm Park

The Cotswold farm park (owned by the famous Adam Henson) offers the opportunity for both children and adults to get up close and personal with a range of  farm yard animals and rare breed species.


There are a range of activities:

The discovery barn which allows visitors to get hands on with the smaller animals, bottle feeding and tractor rides! 

Cotswold Wildlife Park

The Cotswold Wildlife Park ensures an enjoyable day out for the family.


There is an array of exotic animals including zebras, giraffes, rhinos, crocodiles and birds.



The gardens have been expertly tended to and include a walled garden, ponds and mature trees.


Children can let off some steam in the daily activities, train ride and play park.


Bibury Trout Farm

The Trout farm is located in the iconic village of Bibury, most famous for the National Trust owned Arlington Row.


This charming village boasts some of the best cream teas and photo opportunities around and the chance to catch your very own fish from the Coln River or simply relax by the water with a homemade picnic or sizzling meat feast BBQ.

Little Oak Vinyard

An English Vineyard located in the Chipping Campden. Little Oak Vineyard aim to produce wine of the highest possible quality.


Take a look at their website, arrange a visit and taste some wine.

Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Sudeley Castle is located just outside the beautiful village of Winchcombe.


There are over 1,200 acres of park land including ten award-winning gardens, adventure playground, zip line and The Pheasantry.

The whole family can explore the castle's fascinating past and enjoy a host of activity days throughout the year. There are also two onsite restaurants, one being dog friendly.

10 Perfect Pub Walks in the Cotswolds

Click here to discover some of the best walking trails that the Cotswolds has to offer.

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