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.
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! The farm is open from the 10th February until the 24th of December 2019.
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.
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.
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. The Cotswold Motoring Museum features vintage cars and a toy collection. Birdland is home to species including parrots, owls and king penguins, plus life-size model dinosaurs. The Model Village is a 1930s scale replica of the village. There is also an array of shops and tea rooms, a perfumery and some typical Cotswold pubs for a relaxed evening meal.
10 Perfect Pub Walks in the Cotswolds
Please follow the link to discover some of the best walking trails that the Cotswolds has to offer.