Many families visit the Cotswolds in South Central England for the beautiful scenery and vintage charm. From bustling farmers markets to the medieval glory of Tewkesbury, there is something to delight every member of the family. Here are five exciting things to do in Cotswold.
This park expands on a family farm theme, with play barns for the children with slides and play equipment. There are interactive animal exhibits, and family members will enjoy petting and feeding the lambs, calves, goats, piglets and even wallabies. There is a boating lake, outdoor adventure courses, a miniature train ride, and weather permitting, an ice skating rink.
Located in a restored 17th century building that was once a hat shop, this attraction focuses on presenting Tewkesbury’s medieval cultural heritage in a family-friendly way. Visitors can wander through the gorgeous building and experience exhibits showing the War of the Roses and the Civil War. Visitors can even try on authentic medieval costumes. The grounds are lovely and offer a gorgeous view of the town.
Cotswold Falconry Centre
This unique attraction is dedicated to the ancient art of falconry and birds of prey in general. With several daily displays showcasing the skills of these amazing birds, visitors can see them up close. Courses are available in learning how to handle and fly the birds with lots of opportunities to pet and handle falcons, hawks and owls. There are magnificent grounds where birds are kept in their natural environment for visitors to explore.
Nature in Art, Twigworth
This museum is located in a beautiful Georgian mansion and contains the largest nature-inspired art collection in the world. In addition to displaying the works of over 600 artists, there is an artist in residence so visitors can observe an artist at work. There are courses and demonstrations for children, and a coffee shop serves homemade treats overlooking the beautiful grounds.
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens
This was the castle Robert Dudley built to impress his love Queen Elizabeth. The ruins have been restored to reflect the actual conditions during Elizabethan times. Visitors can stroll through the magnificent gardens and enjoy audio and video presentations. On Character Days, Queen Elizabeth is brought back to life to the delight of guests. Leicester’s Gate contains an exhibit dedicated to the love story of Dudley and the Queen. The Stable Tearoom serves treats in an authentic Tudor stable.The Cotswolds are a wonderful family destination. Celebrate the unique cultural history of this region and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere on your next family getaway.
There are many Cotswold Holiday Cottages you can get your horde into to enjoy this wonderful part of England and spend the days investigating the beautiful countryside or with some of these fabulous attractions.