Rainy days

  1. A visit to Blenheim Palace offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a chance to share the splendours of Baroque architecture, to wonder at the collections of art, tapestry and antiques, and to explore the Park and Gardens and discover landscapes crafted by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Whether enjoying a day visit to this magnificent home to the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, or as a regular visitor able to appreciate the changing seasons and an annual programme of historical and cultural events, you will be sure to feel enriched by the Blenheim Palace experience. Britain’s Greatest Palace.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Jan 202313 Nov 2023
  2. Child and dinosaur
    A large 18th century house, home to the County’s collections. Explore Oxfordshire’s story from the Jurassic period through to Anglo-Saxons and Victorians to modern day. Garden Café, Museum Gift Shop & Gardens.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  3. Workshop Pots
    Fabulous hands-on clay workshops for individuals and groups, all ages and abilities welcome.
    1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
  4. The British Motor Museum
    Explore the British Motor Museum - home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1 - over 400 cars to discover.
    1. 2 Jan 202323 Dec 2023
  5. Gloucester Cathedral
    Gloucester Cathedral of honey coloured lime stone is a place of worship and architectural gem with crypt, cloisters, Chapter House set in its precincts. Shop selling souvenirs, cards, CDs and gifts.
    1. Burford Tolsey Museum & Archive
      Exhibits quaintly recall the trades that flourished here - quarrying, bell-founding, rope-making, brewing, farming, leather-working and clarinet-making. There is also a famous doll's house, furnished in style of the Jane Austen period.
      1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
    2. Trampoline Park at Carterton Leisure Centre
      Carterton Leisure Centre has a wide range of activities and facilities to suit all the family; a trampoline park, soft play, two swimming pools, state-of-the-art gym, a spacious dance studio and spin studio with a varied fitness class programme. There's also two cafés for you to relax and enjoy a tea or coffee.
      1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
    3. Crocodiles of the World
      Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to over 80 crocodiles, which represent 12 of the 23 extant crocodilian species, making it the largest collection of crocodiles in the UK
      1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
    4. Charlbury Museum
      Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town. There is plenty here to interest both adults and children.
      1. 26 Mar 202330 Sep 2023
    5. The Pottery Place
      Oxfordshire’s best Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Craft Studio, offering a range of activities to keep the whole family creative.
      1. The recipient will get a personally guided tour of the Mill and will have time under instruction to make a poker and toasting fork to take home with them.
        1. 18 Mar 202426 Aug 2024
      2. The Barn Theatre
        The Barn Theatre is a 200 seat theatre based in Cirencester, the heart of the Cotswolds. The producing house received The Stage Awards' 2019 Fringe Theatre of the Year Award and are renowned for their unique Built By Barn productions, which include fresh, imaginative takes on classic plays and musicals alongside newly commissioned work from the best UK talent.
        1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
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        3. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      3. Churchill & Sarsden Heritage Centre (photo CSHC)
        The building may be only 15' by 30' but its ancient walls contain state of the art technology, with touch screens telling the remarkable stories of two eminent sons of the village, Warren Hastings, first Governor-General of India (1732-1818) and geologist William Smith (1769-1839)
        1. 2 Apr 202425 Sep 2024
      4. Corinium Museum, Cirencester
        Discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this Award Winning Museum. Home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities extensively from Corinium, Roman Britain's second largest city.
        1. 1 Apr 202331 Oct 2023
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        3. 1 Nov 202331 Mar 2024
        4. 1 Nov 202331 Mar 2024
      5. Chipping Norton Museum of Local History
        An independent museum located on the first floor of the 19th century Chipping Norton Co-op Society Meeting Hall and run by the local history society.
        1. 19 Mar 202331 Oct 2023
      6. Sudeley Castle
        Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry, restaurant & cafe, adventure play area.
        1. 12 Apr 202331 Oct 2023
      7. Nature in Art
        Nature in Art is the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.
        1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      8. Court Barn Museum
        Court Barn Museum celebrates the talented designers and craftspeople who have worked in Chipping Campden and the North Cotswolds since the beginning of the twentieth century.
        1. 1 Apr 202330 Sep 2023
        2. 1 Oct 202331 Mar 2024
      9. Wilson Art Gallery cafe
        Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries. Also home to The Wilson Kitchen arts café with its stylish mix of colourful interiors, artwork, music and great food.
        1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      10. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
        The GWSR is a volunteer run steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds.
        1. 7 Mar 20233 Jan 2024
      11. Tewkesbury Heritage Centre
        This superbly restored 17th century building, once a shop selling hats, is home to our innovative heritage centre. Using our state of the art portable guides and interactive games, so you can get a taste of our fascinating local history.
        1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      12. Kelmscott Manor
        The country home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and socialist - from 1871 until 1896, this is an essential experience for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement.
        1. 1 Apr 202329 Oct 2023
      13. The British Motor Museum
        Explore the British Motor Museum - home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, from the very first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1 – there’s something for everyone!
        1. 2 Jan 202323 Dec 2023
      14. 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 202331 Dec 2023
      15. Combe Mill
        Take part in steam raising and preparing the beam engine before learning to drive it.
        1. 18 Mar 202426 Aug 2024
      16. Combe Mill
        A 19th century sawmill with rare working steam beam engine and waterwheel. Other small steam engines and model engines. Rural artefacts, visiting craftsmen and working forge
        1. 18 Mar 202331 Oct 2023
      17. New Brewery Arts
        New Brewery Arts is the home of craft and making in the heart of the Cotswolds, with galleries, artists’ studios, café and shop, and guest accommodation, and an extensive programme of courses and workshops (over 200 each year). Admission is free.
        1. 1 Mar 202331 Dec 2023
        2. 1 Jan 202428 Feb 2024
      18. Walk around the steaming Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the fascinating museum.
        1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      19. Typewriter and other items
        A historical collection of items used by the police in the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
        1. 2 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      20. The Museum in the Park
        The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park. Our collection tells the story of the Stroud Valleys and the wider district, giving you the chance to find out about the people who lived and worked here.
        1. 1 Jan 202330 Nov 2023
      21. A family of 5 sits inside a mock up of a Horsa glider, the type used on D-Day, while wearing miliatry-style costumes.
        SOFO is dedicated to military heritage. Appealing to all visitors, families, historians, and groups, the museum is thematically led and tells fascinating stories using personal archive and accounts from across Oxfordshire.
        1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      22. Oxford Bus Museum
        A museum containing 30 preserved buses dating back to 1913, an 1881 horse drawn tram, the Morris Motors Museum with vehicles from 1925 to 1977 and 45 vintage bicycles dating back to 1817.
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        2. 1 Jan 202319 Dec 2023
        3. 3 Jul 202429 Aug 2024
      23. Witney Museum
        A local history museum highlighting the changes that have taken place in Witney over the last 1,000 years.
        1. 1 Apr 202331 Oct 2023
      24. Tetbury Goods Shed
        The Goods Shed is a vibrant arts centre and cafe in Tetbury. Based in a stunning Victorian railway building set in a park, it features live music, cinema nights and craft workshops.
        1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      25. The Theatre Chipping Norton
        A feisty producing theatre. Touring nationally. Made in the Cotswolds. Arts and social charity based in Chipping Norton.
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        3. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      26. Exterior of Cineworld Witney
        Modern five screen multiplex cinema
        1. 1 Jan 202331 Dec 2023
      27. Giffords Circus
        Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours the Cotswolds and beyond during the summer months. A unique blend of bohemian artisan entertainment.
        1. 17 Sep 202327 Sep 2023
      St Oswald's Church at Widford (photo Helena Sylvester)