Tuck into England’s finest gastro-fare at the Kingham Plough. Fishing or falconry; shooting or sailing; country sports or outdoor pursuits. It’s all possible in the Cotswolds. Get the kids engaged with an enchanted walk at Fairytale Farm or a treasure hunt at Stow-on-the-Wold.
Kids in the Cotswolds
For a day of animal fun head to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. You’ll get a train ride through the grounds, an adventure playground and of course the lions, zebras, hippos, penguins, fruit bats, monkeys – and lots more.
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is a another great day out, especially for younger children. You can feed the animals, ride a tractor and learn about rare breeds.
Bourton-on-the-Water is a great destination for families, with Birdland, a miniature village, motor museum – and lots of ducks to feed!
For the Grown Ups
Take a stroll down to the local gastro-pub, The Kingham Plough. Enjoy traditional ale and one of the best pub restaurants in the UK. If you fancy a pint there are two more pubs in the village you can try. Or walk up the road to Daylesford, the smartest farm shop in the country. Fabulous organic food and a great cafe.
Just up the road is the gorgeous Cotswold village of Burford, with shops and tea-rooms a plenty. Plus some more great pubs and restaurants.
Want to get more active? There’s an exciting range of outdoor activities you can try, from clay pigeon shooting to quad biking, archery to horse riding. Or spend an afternoon at the Cotswold Water Park, from a leisurely hour spent paddling in a kayak to completing an advanced course in canoeing and kayaking skills, there are plenty of opportunities in the Cotswold Water Park for all levels of experience.
If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a spa in the comfort of your own tranquil Cotswolds house.
Make the most of being together with a photography session at your Cotswolds country house from James Crockford, a fantastic local photographer.