The Cotswolds is one of the most stunning areas of the UK, pulling people in from around the world to visit on holiday to experience the picturesque surroundings and take a break from the rat race of everyday life. It’s also a great place to bring the kids with large open green spaces for them to explore and a wide range of attractions to keep them occupied and tire them out.
Here is just a small selection of some of the best family friendly attractions in the Cotswolds that your family will love during your holiday.
Cotswold Wildlife Park
The Cotswold Wildlife Park offers a whole day of animal-themed adventure and activities for the entire family. The Children’s Farmyard lets you get close and personal with farm animals, there are rhinos grazing on the lawn and you can get close to friendly giraffes by walking up the Giraffe Walkway. There are also bats, birds and free-roaming sloths in the Walled Garden’s Tropical House.
As well as animals including penguins and ring-tailed lemurs, there’s a massive playground, delicious cafe, picnic areas and a train that takes you through most of the park.
Chipping Campden Playground
There is a lovely playground for children to explore just 5 minutes from the High Street of Chipping Campden, roughly the size of a couple of football fields. There’s an area for ball games to one end, so you can take a ball and have a kick around if you want. The playground itself is very well-maintained with a wide range of different activities for kids of various ages to enjoy.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Based in Oxhill, the Redwings Horse Sanctuary is home to over 50 ponies, horses and donkeys and kids can meet adorable Shetland ponies and donkeys whilst they learn more about what the charity does and the equine residents.
As well as interacting with sweet horses, ponies and donkeys, there’s an information centre and playground perfect for younger children, as well as a cafe and gift shop to have a look in – perfect for pony-mad children everywhere.
Birdland in Burton-on-the-Water is home to over 500 birds, including flamingos, parrots, penguins and many, many more. There are numerous aviaries giving children the chance to see a variety of birds close up, as well as The Desert House providing a comfortable home to birds that require a warmer home, and the Discovery Zone, home to reptiles, amphibians and fish.
Monks Mill Barn offers a warm, welcoming and cosy retreat when you decide to book your holiday in the Cotswolds. Our self-catering holiday cottage provides a perfect home away from home the whole family will enjoy. For more information, call us today on 07809 216647 or get in touch online.