Kid Friendly Summer Fun in the Cotswolds

Love it or hate it (or a bit of both!) the school summer holidays are only a couple of weeks away so we’ve come up with a list of places/activities to keep the kids entertained! In date order and find out more by clicking on the hyperlinks…

Giant Lego Brick Animal Trail at Slimbridge Wetland Centre – Sat 7th July – Sun 23rd Sept. This year includes new models and workshops.

Cotswold Show and Food Festival, Cirencester – Sat/Sun 7-8 July – loads of things to see and do inc. Family dog show and RAF Falcons Parachute Team display on the Sunday.

Paw Patrol: Chase and Marshall are visiting the Dean Forest Railway – Sat/Sun 14-15 July. There will also be bouncy castles, magic shows and face painting.

Family Fun Ride – Part of the Bradford-on-Avon Cycling Festival – Sat/Sun 14-15 July. Prizes for children who complete a trail.

Cheltenham Cricket Festival at Cheltenham College – 16-27 July.

Summer Children’s Wednesdays at Sudeley Castle throughout summer – Inc. Music Man, inflatable activity centre for under-5s.

Maize Maze – Wonderland themed Maze at Cotswold Farm Park from Sat 21st July to Sunday 2nd Sept.

The Big Batsford Bug Hunt at Batsford Arboretum – Search for the creepy crawlies hidden around the Arboretum from 26 July to 31 Aug.

Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park – Thurs/Sun 2-5th Aug. Including music, circus, crafts and camping.

Summer Jam at The Brewery Quarter – Sat/Sun 4-5th Aug– Annual Mini Music, Food and Drink Festival.

Family Cycling Day at Blenheim Palace – Sun 19th Aug. Enjoy the beautiful parklands and stop for a picnic!

Family Fun throughout summer at Westonbirt Arboretum, including Forest School and trails.

Children’s activities throughout summer at Cogges Manor Farm story-telling, craft workshops, magic shows and woodland club.

Teddy Bear Tuesdays at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Throughout August. Bring your own teddy bear!

Rhino Month at Cotswold Wildlife Park – throughout August. There will be daily talks about rhinos and the conservation work to protect them.

Drop-in sessions at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester including ‘Mini Mosaics’ and ‘Become an Archaeologist’ Throughout July and August.


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