Memorable experiences in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

  1. Witney Blanket Experience
    Much of the Cotswolds wealth is thanks to the wool trade and you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience at the beautiful Witney Blanket Hall. After a welcome drink with biscuits, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the town visiting significant buildings and features relating to the world-famous blanket industry. Then it’s back to the Blanket Hall for a hearty lunch and time to tour the building. This wonderful glimpse into a bygone age also includes a choice of beautiful throw, blanket hall scarf or guide to take home with you to remember your visit for years to come.
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  2. Step inside a 16th century Cotswold thatched cottage to learn to bake English scones, visiting a village church and castle with locals. This unmissable quintessential experience will get you making your own English scones in a typical Cotswold kitchen, using locally sourced ingredients and of course a local recipe.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  3. Experience a relaxing and more connected experience. A blissfully relaxing Tibetan Bowl sound healing & lying down classical music concert experience by leading musicians.
  4. Hook Norton Brewery
    Established in 1849, Hook Norton Brewery is a proudly independent family owned, fifth generation brewery that brews a range of cask, keg and bottled ales. Visitor centre, brewery tours, shire horses, steam engine, museum, café and coffee shop.
    1. Discover the North Cotswolds
      Take the strain out of cycling and explore the stunning north Cotswolds countryside by state-of-the-art electric bike. This unique guided experience leaves the main roads behind, taking you on quiet country backroads on a 40km circular route from Kingham, taking in picturesque and quintessential Cotswold villages. You’ll enjoy iconic locations and stunning scenery before returning to Kingham via the Cotswolds most visited town, Bourton-on-the-Water.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    2. Combe Mill is the original ‘power house’ of the old Blenheim Palace Estate – a Victorian steam and water-powered sawmill now operating as a working museum. A grade II* listed building, it offers visitors a fascinating insight into the work that went on behind the scenes of the Blenheim Estate over the last century. Your personalised tour includes traditional refreshments such as a ploughman’s lunch or cream tea – either in the tearoom of enjoying the peace of the grassy riverside picnic area benches.
      1. 1 Mar 202431 Oct 2024
    3. Nostalgic Transport Experience
      Travel back in time and discover some of the amazing ways people got around in times gone by at the Oxford Bus Museum. Enjoy a welcome introduction over tea or coffee and then a freeflow tour of the museum including a vintage bus ride with 1950’s uniformed driver and conductor. You’ll also have the chance to see some of the vehicle restoration work taking place. The experience includes your own copy of the Book of Oxford Buses and Trams to keep as a memento of your visit.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    4. Oxford & the Cotswolds Highlights Cycle Tour
      Discover the joy of exploring the Cotswolds on two-wheels with a guided, or self-guided tour of the Cotswolds. Bainton Bikes will create a bespoke itinerary for you in tours lasting from 2 to 6 hours, including lunch, punting and afternoon tea for longer tours. Meander through quiet roads as you journey to hidden gems and locations experiencing the beautiful Cotswold countryside by bicycle.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    5. Crocodiles of the World Keeper Experiences
      Wild keeper experiences at the UK's only crocodile zoo. We have a keeper experience for a range of budgets and requirements, from feeding our Giant Galapagos Tortoises to a whole day VIP experience.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    6. Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens Keeper Experiences
      Take a walk on the wild side and get involved with some of the animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    7. A sleepy alpaca
      Take a leisurely stroll around the farm in the company of these friendly, well-trained alpacas. This experience begins with a meet and greet with our alpacas before learning a little about them. We have a herd of 60 alpacas – from six months to 14-years-old – so whether you’ll be accompanied by Rudy or Tyler, Enigma or Joker, a splendid time is guaranteed for all.
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      Using a modern take (MK26B ) on the iconic Spitfire, the project is building 15 aircraft, each Spitfire paying tribute to the many who were involved in this fabulous aircraft
      Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)