Things to do in the Cotswolds
Attractions in the Cotswolds

Cotswolds attractions - Things to do in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has many attractions to help visitors to enjoy their stay in the area, or residents to make the most of living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Whether it's a family day out at the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford, a warm summer day enjoying the Cotswold Water Park, a walk alongside the infant River Thames or a Autumn stroll through the breathtaking Westonbirt Arboretum, the Cotswolds has plenty to offer.

Things to do in Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds

Bourton-on-the-Water Attractions

The Model Village - Built during the early thirties, the Village is a 1/9th replica of Bourton-on-the-Water, built from the local Cotswold stone.

Birdland - Birdland is a natural setting inhabited by over 500 birds from around the world, including the only King Penguins in England and over 50 aviaries of parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more. Tropical, Desert and Toucan Houses are home to the more delicate species.

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection - Located in the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum is a fascinating journey through the 20th Century.

Corinium Museum Cirencester

Cirencester Attractions

Corinium Museum - Top quality visitor attraction in Cirencester

Roman Amphitheatre

Cirencester Park

New Brewery Arts

Bibury Attractions

Bibury Trout Farm - Working trout farm in the heart of Bibury

Broadway Tower

Broadway Attractions

Broadway Tower and Country Park

Snowshill Lavender

Snowshill Manor

Chipping Campden Attractions

Dover's Hill

Hidcote Manor Garden

Burford Attractions

Cotswold Wildlife Park - One if the finest visitor attractions in the Cotswolds. Set in 160 acres of Oxfordshire countryside

Lechlade Attractions

Kelmscott Manor

Fairford Attractions

Royal International Air Tattoo - Held annually each July at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, the Royal International Air Tattoo, the world's largest military airshow, has gained the well-earned reputation as one of the UK's top outdoor family events.

Chipping Norton Attractions

Chipping Norton Lido

Chipping Norton Museum of Local History

The Rollright Stones (Great Rollright)

Moreton in Marsh Attractions

Batsford Arboretum

Cotswold Falconry Centre

Wellington Aviation Museum

Stow-on-the-Wold Attractions

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Tetbury Attractions

Tetbury Police Museum

Westonbirt Arboretum

Woodstock Attractions

Blenheim Palace - Spectacular Palace and Gardens in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Museum

Other Cotswold Attractions

Abbey House and Gardens, Malmesbury

Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power

Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth - Nr Cheltenham

Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Cheltenham

Leisure Activities

The Cotswolds has so many leisure activities available to you that it simply isn't possible to list them all on this page. However, here is a selection of activities available in the Cotswolds including boat trips, local cycle hire, watersports at The Cotswold Water Park and clay pigeon shooting in the Cotswolds.

Boat Trips

Hire a boat or charter a boat in the Cotswolds

Clay Pigeon Shooting

There are lots of clay pigeon shooting grounds in the Cotswolds.

Visit our clay pigeon shooting in the Cotswolds page for information.


Information on fishing in the Cotswolds. Where to fish and where to stay if you are planning a fishing holiday in the Cotswolds.

Visit the fishing in the Cotswolds page.

Watersports in the Cotswolds

Waterland Outdoor Pursuits

Set in idealistic countryside, Waterland resides on a forty-four acre lake, which is ideal for watersport in the Cotswold Water Park area.

The company provides outdoor pursuits for young people with outdoor pursuits coupled to training for team building using our own qualified trainer or yours, for business development.

Waterland have a campsite adjacent to the site that can be hired for group use by school, youth groups etc.

Watersports in the Cotswolds

Cycling in the Cotswolds

With miles and miles of country lanes, off-road tracks and countless Cotswolds villages to visit, cyclists are spoilt for choice in the Cotswolds.

Visit our cycling in the Cotswolds page for information on cycling and bike hire.

Other leisure activities in the Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds


Golf in the Cotswolds