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.


Winter Spa Break at the Greenway Hotel
A spa break at the Greenway Hotel and Spa is the ultimate relaxation destination for anyone wanting to take time out from the fast lane!  An oasis of tranquility and calm, it provides the very best in luxurious treatments that will leave you floating on cloud nine.  Round your visit off with an overnight stay in a classic room and full English breakfast as part of the wonderful Winter Spa Break which includes a whole host of fabulous treats.
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Enjoy a Winter Warmer Spa Day at Ellenborough Park

Banish the winter blues this February with an indulgent spa package featuring a 55 minute ishga spa treatment, full use of the facilities and the wonderful year-round heated outdoor pool at Ellenborough Park.  However cold it is outside, you can slip into warm, steaming water and feel all the tension and stress slip away.  The 15th century manor house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds also offers afternoon tea in the 500 year old Great Hall or a two course meal in their countryside pub, The Horse Box.
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Afternoon tea at the Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms is the perfect countryside getaway, guaranteed to make you feel good this February.  Whether you choose a Valentine’s Day afternoon tea or a wellness-inspired treat at the Lygon Spa’s new Elemis Spa, it’s the perfect way to chase away your winter blues.  The Lygon Arms is a chocolate-box hotel in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Broadway dating back to the 14th century – the perfect escape. 
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Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens

Painswick Rococo Garden is famed for having one of the largest collections of naturalised snowdrops in the country and February is the perfect time to see them.  Each year, around five million snowdrops bloom, heralding the approach of a new spring.  The Garden is nestled in a beautiful hidden valley and was designed back in the 1740s to entertain guests at Painswick House. It was a country gentleman's experimental creation, not the realisation of a horticultural dream, but a delightful place to explore.
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Cotswold tours with Go Cotswolds

Embrace the cold and get out and about with award-winning Go Cotswolds this February.  Offering small-group day tours of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon, it’s the perfect way to see snowdrops blooming and enjoy the quieter country roads and villages.  With free time in beautiful places a priority, you can see all the sites and then enjoy a mooch around the shops or warm up inside a coffee shop or traditional pub.
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Whatley Manor

Blow away the February blues with a wellness and beauty day at Whatley Manor.  Start your day with a pilates session designed to strengthen and tone, followed by a chance to try lots of new products in a skincare workshop.  With a mindfulness expert on hand throughout the day, you’ll leave armed with new skills to give you a healthy mind and body.
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Spring vines at Woodchester Valley Vineyard

A stroll through the vines at Woodchester Valley Vineyard is a great way to stretch your legs, get some fresh air and find out more about the wonderful enterprise from owner Fiona Shiner.  You’ll finish your experience with a well-earned chance to sample three of the vineyard's wines by the fireside.
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The dining room at the Gloucester Old Spot
Nobody wants to suffer the cold during feel-good February so here are some cosy Cheltenham fires to snuggle up in front of. The spell of snow that welcomed in this month was more than enough to leave us searching for a cosy spot to keep warm, so we’ve rounded up the best places for you to snuggle up in front of a roaring fire in Cheltenham.  Why not try dining out at the luxury Queens Hotel or for a more relaxed experience, experience a traditional pub like Gloucester Old Spot, or Cheltenham’s new artisan eatery, WoodKraft.
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The restaurant at the Lamb Inn

Cheer yourself up with a 2-Rosette meal at the beautifully made over restaurant at The Lamb Inn this February.  With striking forest-inspired wallpaper, eclectic furniture and amazing artwork, the new look is stunning – and the food is equally spectacular!  Originally a row of weavers’ cottages, the Lamb is steeped in history with parts dating back to the early 15th century, nestled away on a quaint side street in beautiful Burford.  What’s not to love? 
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The STIHL Treetop Walkway at Westonbirt

Banish blue thoughts and embrace blue skies with a walk around beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum. It’s a great place to share with a friend, walking, talking and lifting your spirits this February.  The arboretum, with its huge collection of beautiful trees, is a peaceful place, perfect for catching up and improving your wellbeing while re-connecting with nature. 
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Snowdrops at Dyrham Park

Nothing restores the spirits like getting out and about to spot the early signs of spring and a stroll around Dyrham Park will reveal the outdoor and garden team's chosen flower of the week along with interesting facts!  Whether you delight at snowdrops, love to see pretty primroses or are wild about wildflowers, it’s a great place to shake off the winter blues and feel good getting into nature.
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The spa at Hatherley Manor

The spa at Hatherley Manor is inspired by Cotswold history and heritage, and is dedicated to natural wellbeing and creating a sense of peace and tranquillity.   It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether in the swimming pool, vitality pool, state of the art gymnasium, thermal suite, relaxation and treatment rooms or in the lounge and café area with champagne bar.
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Real (and play) buses at Oxford Bus Museum

If you’re looking for feel-good treats for the kids this February, why not travel back in time at the Oxford Bus Museum?  Free vintage bus rides means visitors can experience bus travel in the 1950s and 60s, with authentic ticket machines and conductors in period uniforms.
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'Once upon a Unicorn' at Fairytale Farm

Or how about ‘Once Upon A Unicorn’ week at Fairytale Farm where these mythical creatures will sprinkle some colourful magic.  As well as a brand new interactive display, you can have your photograph taken with a unicorn, listen to unicorn stories and make your own unicorn crown!
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The Bacon Theatre

How about some real feel-good theatre to bring a spring back into your step this February?  Make a date for one of the many fantastic shows planned this month at The Bacon Theatre where you can settle in with family and friends for a wonderful evening of live music, broadcasts and their first ever ale tasting!
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The Regency Cheltenham Cycle Trail

The Regency Cheltenham Cycle Trail is a fantastic way to blow away those winter blues and feel good this February.  Starting at The Bicycle Hub, the trail makes the most of the vast cycle networks as well as showcases the many interesting historic features Cheltenham has to offer. Your day includes standard bicycle hire including mobile phone mount, helmets and basic repair kit, step-by-step guide and a detailed mobile app with information on the route and a handy GPS Map.  
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