If you're already flagging on your new year's resolutions we've found the perfect inspiration to re-ignite your fire. There’s no better time to focus on your wellbeing and there’s no shortage of ideas for self-improvement and care in the Cotswolds.

From learning a new skill to enjoying the most luxurious spa treatments, forest bathing to taking up a new sport, here’s our top eight ways to restore your energy and face 2022 with a healthy and happy smile.  

Wolford Wood

Wolford Wood is a deep green oasis of wildflower meadows and ancient woodland near Moreton-in-Marsh and perfect for day visits and overnight stays. It is a rare, wild place, with high biodiversity and big skies. Rent a cabin overnight or simply book a dawn til dusk day visit with optional firepit and grill. Courses and events include guided woodland walks, meditative shinrin yoku, gong and bee experiences.
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Cotswold Photography Tours - Lower Slaughter

Get fit and capture the stunning Cotswolds countryside with one of Cotswold Photography Tours new walking tours for 2022. These personalised tours give you the chance to see and photograph parts of the Cotswolds other tours miss, while getting some exercise at the same time – a fantastic and truly memorable experience.
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The Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester

With growing evidence about the health benefits of regular massages, make a beeline to the Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester. Choose from a menu of treatments to help reduce stress, ease muscle tension, improve sleep and boost immunity and then relax with a herbal tea in the soothing relaxation room for the ultimate in wellbeing.
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New Brewery Arts

Exercise your creativity in 2022 while meeting like-minded people and making new friends. Crafts are a great way to keep your mind and body active and New Brewery Arts offer a range of different courses to inspire you – whatever your level of skill. Working with some of the best crafts-people in the country, you’ll leave with new skills and a token of your experience.
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Wild Carrot One Wheel Experience

If you’d rather exercise your body, how about a one wheel cycling experience at Wild Carrot near Tetbury? Explore the beautiful Cotswold countryside on one, or two, wheels for an exhilarating experience you’ll never forget. Bike hire and cycling tours also available!
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Barn Theatre

Sit back, relax and escape the everyday by taking in a show at the Barn Theatre. You’ll find everything from literary classics to musicals, children’s shows to whodunits, all performed in the intimate setting at the heart of historic Cirencester.
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Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park

There’s no better way to improve your mental health than by meandering through one of the Cotswolds stunning ornamental gardens. And January and February brings an abundance of snowdrops – beautiful little heralds of spring hinting at warmer days to come. Head for Painswick Rococo Garden or Colesbourne Park to see some of the Cotswolds best displays and shake off the winter blues.
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Cotswold Baking workshop

Release your inner cook by joining a Cotswolds Baking Workshop event. From marvellous macarons to afternoon tea bakes, you’ll leave with a new confidence in your ability after a great experience using delicious local ingredients.
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