The Cotswolds

Great for Kids...

The Cotswold Farm Park located in Guiting Power and run by TV presenter Adam Henson (Countryfile & Gardeners World) - set up in the 70's to help preserve the nations rare breed animals. The farm now hosts tours, special events and a great selection of activities for the kids (open Feb - Dec 10am to 5pm everyday)

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens located just outside of Burford. The park houses a vast selection of animals from lions and giraffes to some of the worlds deadliest snakes. Daily activities include; Penguin Feeding, Lemur Feeding Talk and a Children's Farmyard (open 10am to 6pm BST & 10am to 5pm GMT)

The Model Village & Birdland located in Bourton on the Water, the village is a one-ninth scale replica of the beautfil village. Opened in 1937 to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Birdland is home to over 500 birds, attractions include Penguin Shore and Jurassic Journey (open 10am to 6pm BST & 10am to 4pm GMT)


Blenheim Palace located in Woodstock, the stunning palace is one of the nations favourite historic tourists attractions. Built in the early 18th century and designed by Sir John Vanbrugh it was also the birthplace of the great Sir Winston Churchill. Myriads of activities including Tours (Book in advance), explore the park and gardens events throughout the year (open 10.30am - 5.30pm everyday)

Warwick Castle located in Warwick, this 11th century castle offers jaw dropping history, magic, myth and adventure. Including the Horrible Histories Maze and the Warwick Castle Dungeon (


Sitting less than 3miles away from the iconic market town of Stow on the Wold, the properties provide the perfect base to explore the areas including - Bourton on the Water (Cotswold's little Venice), Burford, Broadway Tower, Daylesford, Kingham and the larger historic towns ofStratford upon Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace), Cheltenham, Cirencester and Oxford are all within easy access.Races, Local Events & Where to Eat...

Turpins Lodge Riding School located in Hook Norton, the riding school caters for all ages and abilities. Offer includes horse riding lessons, hacking and summer courses. 

Cotswold Water Park located near the idyllic village South Cerney. The parks activities include watersports (boat hire, kayaking, wakeboarding), fishing and cycling (open 9am to 5pm everyday)

Cheltenham Racecourse Events located in the large spa town, the course is world renowned for The Festival that runs annually each March. Fantastic racing throughout the year including The Open in November and New Year's Day Racing.

Cotswolds Events Calendar link for local events

Conde Nest Traveller link for Where to Eat in the Cotswolds