Far Peak Climbing Centre
The Hayloft, Far Peak Business Park, Northleach, GL54 3JL
Far Peak Climbing Centre is a superb indoor climbing facility, offering climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities
open: all year
tel: 01285 700370
Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth, nr Cheltenham GL54 3LJ
Visit the ruins of one of the largest Romano-British villas in the country. Set in a wooded Cotswold valley, the site was originally excavated in 1864. Over a mile of walls survives and there are several fine mosaics, two bathhouses, hypocausts, a water shrine, and latrine. Get close to the mosaics, some of which were excavated in 2013, on state-of-the-art walkways.
Open: March – November
Tel: 01242 890256
Lodge Park and Sherbone Estate
Sherborne, nr Cheltenham, GL54 3PP
Lodge Park is a unique example of a 17th century deer course and park. The grandstand, an ornate stone building dating from 1634, has been extensively restored. It provides fine views of the course and surrounding parkland. Family walks on the Sherborne Park Estate with sculptures.
Lodge Park open: March – October
Tel: 01451 844130
Bibury Trout Farm
Arlington, Bibury, nr Cirencester, GL7 5NL
Feed the fish and watch the water boil on this working farm. Gift shop, fresh and smoked trout, local foods, cafe, play and picnic area. Beginner’s fishery, all tackle provided.
Farm shop open all year, cafe and fishery seasonal
Tel: 01285 740215
Rissington Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2BN
A natural setting of woodland, river and gardens inhabited by over 500 birds, flamingos, pelicans, penguins, and cranes in various habitats. Cafe, picnic area, play area and gift shop.
Open: All year
Tel: 01451 820480
Cotswolds Motoring Museum & Toy Collection
The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2BY
Award-winning museum for all ages, overflowing with vintage car collections, classic cars and motorcycles, caravans, original enamel signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities. Home to Brum from BBC TV, meet him and see where the show is filmed.
Open: February – November
Tel: 01451 821255
Bourton Model Railway Exhibition & Toy Shop
Box Bush, High St, Bourton-on-Water, GL54 2AN
400 square feet of the finest operating scenic model railway layouts in the country. Over 40 British and continental trains running on three main displays. Large shop with good range of quality toys, models, trains and accessories.
Open: February – December
Tel: 01451 820686
Adam Henson's - Cotswolds
Bemborough Farm, Kineton, Cheltenham GL54 5UG
A rare farm treat for all the family, offering the chance to meet over 50 breeding flocks and herds of farm animals. Seasonal demonstrations, adventure playground, touch barn, fun barn, maze and bouncing pillow. Gift shop and Cotswold Kitchen.
Open: March – September
Tel: 01451 850307
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP
The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens exhibit over 260 different species of animals and is the largest privately owned zoological collection in the UK. Also picnic areas, cafeteria, adventure playground and narrow gauge railway.
Open: all year
Tel: 01993 823006
Park St, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2BX
The Corinium Museum is located at the heart of Cirencester, the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. Our principal collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. However, the museum today is much more than that, taking you on a journey through time and charting the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern day.
Tel: 01285 655611
The Cotswold Waterpark
Spine Road, South Cerney GL7 5TL
The Cotswold Water Park is the United Kingdom's largest marl lake system, straddling the Wiltshire–Gloucestershire border, covering an area of over 40 square miles and 180 lakes, with many different leisure providers, and a variety of places to stay. This stunning wetland landscape hosts tens of thousands of breeding and watering birds and is an ideal destination for watching wildlife all year round.
Tel: 01793 752413