Embarking on a family adventure at Cotswold Country Park and Beach promises an unforgettable day out filled with laughter, excitement, and the joy of exploration. This vibrant destination is a treasure trove of activities, catering to every member of the family, from the thrill-seekers to those who prefer a more laid-back approach to leisure.
Spring in the Cotswolds transforms the landscape into a vibrant tableau. The chill of winter gives way to a flourish of daffodils and the fresh scent of blooming flowers. Quaint villages burst into color with gardens full of tulips and the lively buzz of local farmers' markets offering seasonal delights. Trails meander through woodlands carpeted with bluebells, beside ancient forests and clear, mirror-like lakes. It's a season marked by traditions such as the exhilarating cheese rolling event, embodying the spirit of community and celebration. Experiencing spring here is to immerse in the heart of English countryside charm, a blend of natural beauty and cultural festivity, leaving a lasting impression of renewal and joy.
Nestled in the Cotswolds' rolling hills, Upper Minety's exclusive glamping site offers a luxurious outdoor living experience. Our unique pods - Badgers Set, Foxes Den, and Squirrels Drey - blend rustic charm with modern comforts, set against the stunning backdrop of the English countryside. Embracing the trend of glamping, each pod is inspired by local wildlife, offering cozy, eco-friendly retreats perfect for star gazing and connecting with nature. Amidst this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, guests can explore picturesque villages, historic towns, and enjoy the communal spirit around our fire pit and pizza oven. Upper Minety is more than a stay; it’s an immersion into the serene, simple pleasures of the Cotswolds.
Cotswold Water Park Retreats are based in South Cerney, a Saxon village located just a couple of miles outside of the old Roman capital of Cirencester. South Cerney is a lovely mixture of old and new with lots of places to eat and drink and lots of friendly locals
Nestled amidst the rolling hills and picturesque villages of England's Cotswolds region lies a legacy etched in stone, a testament to the skill and artistry of generations of stonemasons. These master craftsmen have played a pivotal role in shaping the Cotswolds' distinctive architecture, their handiwork evident in the honey-colored cottages, grand manor houses, and intricate dry stone walls that characterize the landscape. Their expertise extended beyond mere construction, as they transformed raw stone into works of art, adorning buildings with intricate carvings, ornate window surrounds, and imposing fireplaces. These decorative elements not only enhanced the aesthetic appeal of Cotswolds architecture but also reflected the region's prosperity and cultural heritage. Read the full article to discover more about the enduring legacy of stonemasons in the Cotswolds.
In spite of the rain CWPR have been incredibly busy again this summer and the middle of summer signals the end of the school holidays and a time for us to draw breath. Traditionally we have visited Giffords Circus who are around Cirencester this time of the year and they rarely disappoint - this year was no exception. We all had a fantastic time followed up with a lovely barbecue on Waters Edge lake!
Experience the breathtaking autumn sunsets in the Cotswolds, where nature's own artistry comes alive. Discover why these vivid displays of orange, pink, and purple are a local phenomenon, set against our region's unique landscape and crisp autumn air.
Cirencester is a vibrant market town in Gloucestershire. This historic Roman town is just minutes from beautiful countryside, picturesque Cotswold villages and good road links via the M4 and M5 motorways.