Smart and swanky, muddy and messy

Row the Avon, steam along the light railway, throw some pots, or meet the flocks and herds at the Cotswold Farm Park. Walk the Vale of Evesham, taste some Michelin stars, shoot pigeons, hire bikes, swing by super-chic Cheltenham. An Evesham break is as smart and swanky or as muddy and messy as you please.

Kids in the Cotswolds

Kids are well catered for around Evesham, where activities involve brain, brawn and everything in between.

Row, row, row your boat down the Avon past Evesham Lock and Hampton Church. Climb the walls at Evesham Leisure Centre. Skate and splash at Abbey Park. Steam your way along the Evesham Vale Light Railway.

Throw a pot on the wheel at Honeybourne Pottery. Meet everything from rabbits to reptiles at All Things Wild or the flocks and herds at the Cotswold Farm Park. Climb the nets, slip down the slides, dress up as doctors and race the F1 tracks at Imagination Street.

Back at base, kids can get all informal in the two acres of semi-formal grounds and gardens. Beyond the gates, wild and wonderful walks across the fruit and veg basket of England beckon.

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For the grown-ups

Yomp the beautiful Vale of Evesham, walk the banks of the Avon past the bell tower and abbey, or tiptoe through the tulips on the Blossom Trail. Or just potter to the fish-and-chip shop in the village. Wash them down with a pint in the local pub.

Take afternoon tea at JellyPickle Jam. Stop for a bite at the Wayside and buy local honey on your way out. Enjoy Michelin-starred dining in Cheltenham and Winchcombe.

Wander the unique shops, designer boutiques and new Ashmolean Museum in Broadway, the quintessential English village. Elsewhere, there’s golf to play, fish to catch, clay pigeons to shoot, bikes to hire and orbs to zorb.

Walks, runs and bike routes sit right on the doorstep along lanes, tracks, bridleways and river banks. Prefer nightlife to wildlife? Worcester and Cheltenham are just a hill and vale or two away.