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Top 5 things to do in the Cotswolds

Discover this beautiful region by exploring lush and sculpted parkland and charming chocolate box villages. Here are our top picks:

Walking in the Cotswolds

Stroll beside the stream in Moreton in Marsh

1. Moreton in Marsh cycle network

One of the best ways to get around and explore freely is on foot or by bike. The Cotswolds have a large network of trails and foot paths, suited to different levels of ability. Wind around the countryside tracks, cycling past open fields and pretty villages.

 

2. The world of Batsford Arboretum  

There is an amazing green space called Batsford Arboretum which is open all year. A variety of trees and shrubs make up the 56 acres which give home to a huge variety of wildlife and flora. Feel free to walk round and explore but it's also worth a visit for the variety of events they run for adults and children. These include photography workshops, children’s trails and dawn chorus walks.

Find out what’s happening now by checking the Batsford Arboretum events calendar

Batsford Arboretum

The world of Batsford Arboretum

3. Hit the road in a Fiat 500

If you’re a car enthusiast, you’re in for a treat. Hire a Classic Fiat 500 from Cotswold 500 and either explore on your own or take part in guided tours.

The cars, lovingly named ‘Fifi’ and ‘Bella’, are in beautiful condition and can transport you to some of the best beauty spots in the area, where you can park up and go for a wander or find a nice spot for a picnic.

Hire a Classic Fiat 500

See the area in style driving a Classic Fiat 500

4. The Cotswold Falconry Centre

Visit the home of some beautiful birds of prey, including vultures, owls and eagles. You’ll get to see them up close in the aviaries and watch these powerful birds soar at the daily flying displays.

Take a look to see if they’re running an experience day during your time in the Cotswolds or you may even want to adopt a bird to help support the centre, find out how on the Cotswold Falconry Centre website.

Visit the majestic birds of prey at Cotswold Falconry Centre

5. Take aim at Cotswold archery

Try your hand at the ancient skill of archery and enjoy the thrill of shooting with a bow and arrow at a dedicated archery range. Don’t worry if you haven’t tried it before, there is friendly coaching staff on site and all archery equipment is provided for you.

Practice your archery skills