From seasonal walks to autumnal workshops, hands-on activities and guided tours, there’re so many reasons to visit the Cotswolds this Autumn.

Go Cotswolds

Go Cotswolds 'Cotswolds in a Day' tour

Pick up points in Stratford-upon-Avon and Moreton-in-Marsh

Throughout October 2023

By popular demand, Go Cotswolds has released new dates for their best-selling Cotswolds in a Day tour for October! See the highlights of the northern Cotswolds, in a day, in small, friendly groups with an expert local guide. Take the quiet back roads and visit Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Burford - plus a gorgeous  'secret' village. Departure points are in Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh and are easy to access as a day trip by train from London, Oxford and Birmingham. 


The Ballard of Birtha

Autumn Family Trail - The Ballad of Birtha

Westonbirt Arboretum

18 September - 30 November 2023

Birtha, the woodland spirit of autumn, has lost all her colour because she can’t find her forest friends!

Follow this brand-new autumn trail at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum to find her friends, restoring Birtha to her full colourful self. Barry the earthworm is your guide along the trail, offering fun facts, activities, and funny quips!

Trail created by children’s illustrator and author Duncan Beedie.

Ideal for families with children aged 3-9, but can be enjoyed by all.

Trail located in the Old Arboretum, graded ‘easy’.


Newark Park

Autumn Colour

Newark Park

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the season as Autumn sweeps across the Ozleworth estate, with vibrant colours all around. Grab your walking boots and explore one of the three estate walks, taking in the views across the valley. Dogs are very welcome on the routes, but must remain on a short lead at all times due to livestock and ground-nesting birds.


Brush Lettering

Brush Lettering 

Cirencester College

Wednesday 25 October, 6-8pm

Come and try the art of brush lettering and get ready for Halloween in this relaxing workshop. Learn how to use a brush pen to produce beautiful modern calligraphy and enjoy creating some fun projects for Halloween! With the help and guidance of your tutor, learn to form calligraphic letters and words, and have a go at creating cards, or a hand-lettered print. This workshop will help to start you on your brush lettering journey and give you the tools to carry on creating once you get home.


Crochet and Fabric Pumpkins

Crochet and Fabric Pumpkins

Cirencester College

Tuesday 24 October, 6:30-8:30pm

Your tutor will guide you through this fun project to make your own reusable pumpkins, just in time for Halloween and autumn days ahead. These eco-friendly versions will look great in your window year after year and are simple to make. Having some basic crochet knowledge will help you in this project, but you do not need to be an expert. All materials are provided.


Secrets of Snowshill

Secrets of Snowshill

Snowshill Manor

Sat & Sun 11 November – 3 December 2023

Explore parts of Snowshill Manor and its collection that you have never seen before. Throughout the Manor new things will be uncovered. Cabinets that are usually closed will be opened, secret doors will be revealed and different items from the collection highlighted. November weekends are the perfect time to visit if you are looking for a quieter time to explore the house and to see something new.


Guided walks

Guided Walks

Cotswolds National Landscape

Autumn is beautiful in the Cotswolds! Cotswold Voluntary Wardens offer free guided walks across the Cotswolds National Landscape from various locations around the Cotswolds. Many walks do not require booking, just turn up on the day at the advertised meeting location. The walks are popular with locals and are a great way to experience the real Cotswolds.





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