Cotswold Water Park Retreats extends a warm welcome to families with children, offering a selection of child-friendly stays that guarantee everyone a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Nestled amidst the picturesque beauty of the Cotswold Water Park, these accommodations provide the perfect setting for families seeking quality time together.

The child-friendly lodges and stay homes at Cotswold Water Park Retreats are thoughtfully designed with families in mind. Spacious living areas ensure plenty of room for children to play and explore, creating a comfortable and homely atmosphere. Some accommodations even feature private gardens or decks, providing a safe space for little ones to enjoy outdoor fun and games.

Upon arrival, young guests are greeted with special treats and surprises, making them feel extra special during their stay. The surrounding nature reserves and lakes offer opportunities for family-friendly activities like birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and gentle walks along scenic trails. The Cotswold Water Park itself provides exciting opportunities for watersports, paddleboarding, and even family boat trips.

Families can also explore nearby attractions and child-friendly destinations, such as Cotswold Wildlife Park, Cotswold Farm Park, and the fascinating Corinium Museum in Cirencester. With many family-friendly restaurants and tearooms in the region, there are plenty of dining options to satisfy even the pickiest little eaters.

The friendly and attentive staff at Cotswold Water Park Retreats are happy to recommend family activities and excursions, ensuring that every moment of your child-friendly stay is filled with joy and discovery.

Cotswold Water Park Retreats’ commitment to creating child-friendly stays ensures that families can enjoy a wonderful and memorable escape together, surrounded by the natural beauty and charm of the Cotswolds. With delightful surprises, spacious accommodations, and a range of family activities, your stay at Cotswold Water Park Retreats is sure to be cherished by both parents and children alike.


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The Cotswolds, known for their picturesque villages, rolling hills, and idyllic countryside, offer a range of fishing opportunities for enthusiasts. Here’s some information about fishing in the Cotswolds: Lakes and Reservoirs: The region is dotted with numerous lakes and reservoirs, providing excellent fishing opportunities. Some popular locations include the Cotswold Water Park, a large complex of lakes and water bodies offering coarse fishing, and the Farmoor Reservoir near Oxford, which is known for its trout fishing. Rivers: The Cotswolds are crisscrossed by several rivers, such as the River Windrush, River Coln, and River Thames, where anglers can enjoy freshwater fishing. These rivers are home to a variety of fish species, including trout, grayling, chub, roach, and dace. Fishing Clubs and Fisheries: There are several fishing clubs and fisheries in the Cotswolds that provide access to well-managed fishing waters. These venues often offer day-ticket fishing or membership options. Some popular ones include the Lechlade and Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries, where you can enjoy trout fishing, and the Bourton Lakes, which offer mixed coarse fishing. Coarse Fishing: Coarse fishing is particularly popular in the Cotswolds, with many lakes and rivers providing opportunities to catch species like carp, perch, tench, bream, and pike. The region offers a mix of still waters, canals, and rivers that cater to coarse anglers of varying skill levels. Fly Fishing: Fly fishing enthusiasts can find opportunities to pursue their passion in the Cotswolds as well. Various fisheries and sections of rivers offer fly fishing for trout and grayling. You may need a permit or day ticket to access certain stretches of water. Scenic Surroundings: One of the unique aspects of fishing in the Cotswolds is the stunning scenery. The region’s charming villages, rolling hills, and peaceful countryside create a beautiful backdrop for a day spent fishing.
Eat & Drink

Eat and Drink

Our lodges are ideally located to visit many different places of interest or to do as little or as much as you fancy. Please see below a selection of lovely food and drinks places to visit on your trip.

Family Cycling

The area is great for cycling. We recommend Bainton Bikes

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Cotswold Water Park Retreats' commitment to creating child-friendly stays ensures that families can enjoy a wonderful and memorable escape together

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Grebe Lodge

On the Lake

Grebe Lodge Grebe Lodge is a contemporary-styled, luxury holiday home on Cotswold Water Park near to Cirencester. It is situated centrally for visiting many of the delights that the Cotswolds has to offer being just under an hour from Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick. The architecturally inspired, lakeside holiday home has stunning views over the […]


Mallard Lodge

On the Lake

Country-Inspired Elegance¬† For those who wish to embrace a little cottage-core, then Mallard Lodge is the place for you. Styled by Interior Design Masters winner, Banjo Beale, this beautiful space embodies the rustic allure of the Cotswolds. Its inviting and stylish ambience is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a weekend with friends […]



On the Lake

Home Away From Home Situated next to our other lodge Kingfisher, Libelle can also be booked to provide accommodation for 12-13 guests! Featured on Interior Design Masters, this beautiful property is the perfect place to escape city life. Featuring a fully furnished sundeck overhanging the lake, guests can enjoy stunning views and enjoy a number […]


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