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Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens

Feel-good February

If spring feels like a lifetime away and you’re struggling with the winter blues, the Cotswolds has a host of wonderful things to do and see, guaranteed to bring a sunny smile to your face.  Whether it’s gorgeous food, indulgent luxury or getting out and about, there’s plenty on offer to make you feel good this February.

There’s no better time to shake off those winter blues, seize the day and start planning your next Cotswolds adventure.

Cotswolds summer spectacular

There’s no better time to shake off those winter blues, seize the day and start planning your next Cotswolds adventure.  With so many wonderful places to stay and things to do, we guarantee your summer holiday will be one to remember.

Feeling flat after the festivities?  Longing for something lovely to look forward to?  Then make a date with the Cotswolds this Valentine’s Day – the perfect place to snuggle up with that someone special.  Whether you’re looking for fabulous food and drink, beautiful country pubs with cosy rooms or romantic walks through our gorgeously scenic countryside, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with the Cotswolds this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day

Feeling flat after the festivities?  Longing for something lovely to look forward to?  Then make a date with the Cotswolds this Valentine’s Day – the perfect place to snuggle up with that someone special.  

Bring a touch of brilliance to your winter nights by treating yourself to a visit to one of the many fantastic festive light trails.  The Cotswolds will be ablaze with colour and light – guaranteed  to brighten up the darkest night.

Festive lights

Bring a touch of brilliance to your winter nights by treating yourself to a visit to one of the many fantastic festive light trails.  The Cotswolds will be ablaze with colour and light – guaranteed  to brighten up the darkest night. 

Christmas in Cheltenham

Christmas in Cheltenham

With over 140 independent shops, hundreds of high street brands and well known retailers, a Christmas Market and Arts & Crafts Market, Cheltenham is the perfect destination for your festive shopping.

Ready, get set, shop!  Yes – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and there’s nowhere more picturesque and festive than the beautiful Cotswold market towns – home to fabulous independent shops and boutiques – as well as larger designer shops – all full to bursting with wonderful gift ideas.  What are you waiting for?

Shop 'til you drop

Ready, get set, shop!  Yes – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and there’s nowhere more picturesque and festive than the beautiful Cotswold market towns – home to fabulous independent shops and boutiques – as well as larger designer shops – all full to bursting with wonderful gift ideas.  What are you waiting for?

Across the Cotswolds events and exhibitions are planned to mark the centenary of the end of WWI – a time to remember.

War and peace

As the country prepares to mark the end of one of the bloodiest conflicts in living memory, across the Cotswolds events and exhibitions are planned to mark the centenary of the end of WWI – there are all sorts of ways of making this a time to remember.

Sudeley Castle in the autumn

Colourful Cotswolds

With the days shortening and the first hints of autumn hues on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to plan a visit to the colourful Cotswolds.  Full to bursting with arboreta, gardens and a whole host of other colourful ideas, a weekend soaking up our natural beauty must be top your bucket list.

Little Soap School - just one of your 'Back to School' learning opportunities this autumn in the Cotswolds

Back to School

Don’t let the ‘back to school’ blues get you down!  Autumn is a wonderful time of year in the stunning Cotswold countryside and, with so many new things to see and do, we guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Water skiing at Cotswold Water Park - get active in the Cotswolds

Get active in the Cotswolds

As tempting as it is to spend your Cotswold break lounging around in the sunshine, don’t forget there are many activities – both gentle and more adrenalin-fuelled - guaranteed to make it a holiday to remember.  Whether it’s cycling (with electric help) to zip-wires and water sports, you’ll be amazed how many activities there are to fill up your sun-filled days.

The Tea Set in Chipping Norton, just one of the places to find an amazing afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

Sugar & Spice

Is there anything better than a fabulous afternoon tea or something sweet and tasty on a summer afternoon?  A visit to the Cotswolds is the perfect excuse to tickle your taste buds with one of our incredible treats – from the occasional cheeky cake to a full blown afternoon tea with all the trimmings…..

The Big Feastival - just one of the countless family-friendly things to do in the Cotswolds this summer (photo by Giles Smith

Kid friendly Cotswolds

You’ll be bowled over by the incredible array of family-friendly things to do, festivals and places to stay in the Cotswolds this summer.  Make the most of your holiday by heading to our gorgeous countryside - full to bursting with fabulous activities and attractions to keep kids, young – and not-so-young – entertained!

Rousham - just one of the glorious gardens of the Cotswolds (photo by Harpur Garden Images)

Gardens, glorious gardens!

The Cotswolds are home to a whole host of world class gardens renowned for their design, history or – in some cases their royal heritage!  They’re fabulous from the earliest spring days to late autumn and as well as the variety in style – there’s a whole range of ways getting there to soak up the sights and sounds.  And it’s in the height of summer that they really come into their own…..

The Scuttlebrook Wake - just one of the Cotswolds' quirky events (photo by Terry Morgan)

Mad about the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has some wonderfully quirky events: lugging wool sacks uphill; chasing cheeses downhill; wearing nightshirts and pushing each other around in prams; kicking shins; dropping sticks in rivers; throwing sticks at dolls; and dancing in bowler hats with someone with a fruitcake on a sword?!?!

Still searching for a way to make Father’s Day the best ever?  Then look no further than the beautiful Cotswolds where we’re full to bursting with manly ideas to make your dad’s special day one he’ll never forget.

Men only

Still searching for a way to make Father’s Day the best ever?  Then look no further than the beautiful Cotswolds where we’re full to bursting with manly ideas to make your dad’s special day one he’ll never forget.

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