Things to do with Children

Any holiday at Cotswold Water Park Retreat provides plenty to keep the kids happy and occupied, which in turn means you will have a great holiday too.

Below are some ideas for places to visit that are particularly good if you have children.  All are within an hour of the house.

Cotswold Water Park itself has an array of activities for kids, particularly if they like watersports. http://www.waterpark.org/things-to-do/activities/

Within 5 minutes of each home is South Cerney Outdoor. http://www.southcerneyoutdoor.co.uk.  Alternatively across the road from Windrush and 5 minutes walk from Watersedge is Lake 86 which hire Rowing Boats, Stand Up Paddle boards, Kayaks and Canoes. Whether you are looking to entertain the family, challenge yourself or simply unwind and relax. http://www.cotswoldwaterparkhire.com

5 minutes away in the car by the beach is Waterland Outdoor Pursuits which provides activities such as Windsurfing, Archery, Raftbuilding, Low Ropes, Sailing, Kayaking, Orienteering, Problem Solving and Canoeing http://www.ukwatersports.co.uk

If your kids like Go Ape, we have Head for Heights which is 5 minutes away in the car http://www.head4heights.net/

Cotswold Park and Beach is great for kids - there is a huge aqua adventure course, pedals, rowing boats, an inland beach, zorbing and many more activities. http://www.cotswoldcountryparkandbeach.com/

Horse riding is available from 4 years upwards at Rein and Shine http://www.reinandshine.co.uk/

If the kids are into paint balling, there is a site only 5 minutes away http://www.combatsplat.com/

Wilderness skills are available here http://www.cotswoldforestschool.co.uk/

The area is great for cycling. http://www.waterpark.org/things-to-do/cycling/.  We recommend Bainton Bikes http://www.baintonbikes.com/bike-hire/cotswold-water-park/

Bourton on the Water is only 25 minutes away and is a lovely Cotswold village with Birdland, Dragon Maze and a miniature village of Bourton on the Water itself which is really interesting to go and see. https://www.bourtoninfo.com/tourist-attractions/

Cirencester has a range of options to keep the kids busy including an outdoor swimming pool/lido which is an excellent, clean facility and Magicland, a large soft play facility - great for when it's raining.https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/south-west/gloucestershire/cirencester

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is about 30 minute away and is a great day out https://www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk/ as is Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens https://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/