You’ll never be short of something to do in the Cotswolds!

A visit to the Cotswolds not only allows you to relax and unwind, but also provides the perfect opportunity for you to experience the many things to do and attractions on offer in the beautiful Cotswolds. A day out in the Cotswolds can be as relaxing, or as exciting, and as thrilling, as you want it to be, with a whole host of Cotswolds attractions and Cotswolds leisure activities to keep you entertained.

You may choose to wander around Cotswolds historic houses and gardens like Berkeley Castle, Blenheim Palace or Sudeley Castle, or down a glorious avenue of trees at Batsford or Westonbirt Arboretum. The Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from wherever you are, so you can enjoy the variety of outdoor leisure pursuits, as well as just rambling or cycling along at your own pace.

If you are looking to keep the kids entertained, then you will be excited to know that there is a lot of choice. There are an abundance of animal attractions like Cotswold Farm Park, where your little ones can get up close and personal with animals, or Cotswold Wildlife Park where you can see a collection of animals and birds from around the world.

The Cotswolds has many historical stories to tell, with Cotswolds country houses, castles, churches and amazing heritage tales at the Cotswolds museums and visitor centres. There is also a Cotswold stone model village in Bourton on the Water, and of course a visit wouldn’t be the same without a trip on the Cotswolds heritage steam railway, which departs from Toddington to Cheltenham.

Thrill-seekers won’t be short of something to do either – whether it’s surfing the phenomenon of the Severn Bore inland wave, enjoying all manner of watersports at Cotswold Water Park, experiencing the exhilaration of riding or boarding at Stroud’s Rush Skate park or enjoying a bird’s eye view of the countryside from a hot air balloon.

Or for an altogether more relaxing experience, why not hire a classic car and enjoy a memorable experience winding your way through our beautiful towns and villages.

So as tempting as it is to snuggle up or enjoy a gentle picnic in our stunning natural countryside, why not explore the huge variety of Cotswolds attractions on offer? is a fantastic information resource on things to do, restaurants and activities