Family fun in the Cotswolds

6th April 2017

Categories: Consumer News

Spring is the perfect time of year to get out and about with the family – soak up some sunshine and revel in the wealth of fabulous activities available in the Cotswolds.  So what are you waiting for?

Giant duck hunt at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Head for Slimbridge Wetland Centre from 8th – 23rd April to see a group of GIANT ducks!  They’ll be lurking around the popular attraction just waiting for you to find them.  Discover them all and there’ll be a yummy treat as a prize!  Alternatively take part in some fun Easter arts and crafts, pop along to hear an otter talk and keep your eyes peeled for ducklings!  Open daily from 9.30am to 5pm.  Activities included in normal admission charge.

Kids go free at The Painswick this Easter

Kids go free at The Painswick this Easter.  The offer is available throughout the Easter holiday until Saturday 22nd and children can stay and eat for free at this lovely Cotswolds Hotel.  For T&Cs, more information and the chance to book this fabulous Cotswolds family break, visit

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens - perfect for kids

Spring is the perfect time for all the family to visit the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens near Burford.  With spring flowers a-plenty it’s a great place for the kids to let off steam in the adventure playground or on Bella the train – or to find out more about the amazing wildlife in one of the penguin or lemur talks.  Watch the park’s three lion cubs frolicking in their enclosure and don’t miss Dobby the Binturong – otherwise known as a ‘Bear-cat’.  You may smell him before you see him though – a scent gland at the base of his tale exudes the smell of popcorn!

Activity days for kids at Nature in Art this Easter

Nature in Art are holding a whole host of activity days for kids over the Easter school holidays.  Choose from experimenting with water-colour to leaf relief, stained-class effect flowers to shaving cream birds as well as tooth pick sculptures and nature mood board!

Mulberry Cottages have some properties perfect for kids

Mulberry Cottages have some gorgeous cottage rentals in the Cotswolds this holiday – perfect for those looking for things to do with the kids.  Coopers Hill Cottage in the grounds of Sudeley Castle includes complimentary entry to the castle and gardens, while Ruddy Duck Lake House has water sports and activities on its doorstep.  And just a short hop from the Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is The Vine House in beautiful Upper Slaughter – complete with a tree house and barbecue for the perfect family feast.  Discover more at

Enjoy a Cotswold Electric Bike Tour

Enjoy an action-packed day out for families with teenagers by taking a Cotswold Electric Bike Tour.  You’ll explore the Cotswolds stunning countryside with an expert guide, discovering quiet country lanes and beautiful villages along the way.  Tours start from seven different locations and are suitable for adults and children aged 14 and above.  Find out more at

Create your own book at Kelmscott Manor
Spend an afternoon creating your own miniature folding book at Kelmscott Manor on Easter Saturday.  Between 12 noon and 4pm you can enjoy access to William Morris’s famous summer home and try your hand at creating your own artistic masterpiece.  Suitable for families and children of all ages – all materials provided.

Go wild in the country and pay a visit to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park where the air will be filled with the bleats of tiny lambs!  Settle in on the bales in the Demo Barn and keep your eyes peeled for new arrivals expected daily.