Spring is a wonderful time of year to be in the Cotswolds – the birds are singing, the flowers are starting to bloom and the sun starts to make an appearance.
Good Friday falls as early as the 30th March this year. Have you made plans for the Easter break yet?
Whether you’re visiting the Cotswolds as a couple, with a young family or with friends, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to get stuck in to this Easter.
With both classic traditions and some not so conventional, take a look here to see what’s going on this Easter in the Cotswolds:
1. Cotswolds airport
From 30th of March to 2nd of April, head down to the Cotswolds airport with your family for their Easter fun weekend.
You can expect to find a raffle in aid of the RAF benevolent fund, glorious food, a classic car drive, vintage aircraft and more! This event is filled with activities for the whole family for a very enjoyable day all around.
2. Cotswold Wildlife Park
For an active and educational day out, take the family to the Cotswold Wildlife Parkthis Easter to see over 260 species of animals roaming around the park. The pet-friendly park is a mix between a safari park and a zoo with many “walk-through’s” to get even closer to the animals.
There are also daily penguin talks and feeding times, a children’s farmyard as well as a narrow-gauge railway going all around the park.
3. The Easter Joust
Watch Sudeley Castle go into battle this Easter with their family friendly jousting event. Highlights include a high-energy display of heroic action from talented horses and horsemen and a royal visit from King Henry VIII.
4. Easter at Berkeley Castle
At Berkley Castle, you can expect to find a full 4 days of exciting family-friendly events over the Easter break. Dragons will be swooping and soaring into action from the 30th March to the 2nd April. Young warriors will be able to experience fantastic dragon puppetry, meet a baby dragon and take part in the colourful Chinese Dragon Parade.
For a unique twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt, there is a chance to help Dickie the Jester find the newly hatched “dragon babies” hidden amongst the castle grounds. A reward is available for all those that find the eggs!
1. Wreath making
Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas – they make gorgeous decorations all year round. Daylesford in Gloucestershire is running a workshop that uses natural and foraged materials including willow, moss, wood, bark, blossom and seasonal plants and flowers to make jaw dropping Easter wreaths.
If you’re interested in learning a new skill this Easter whilst surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Cotswolds, then this is definitely a workshop to have a look at.
2. Cotswold Way
Whether you are looking for a gentle stroll or a full three day hike, there are many aspects of the famous walk, the Cotswolds Way, that are open to being explored this Easter.
Why not set yourself a goal to see the GWR railway train, visit one of the Castles or climb to the highest point on the Cotswold way this Easter? Alternatively, if you’re after a shorter walk, take a look at the trail to find a place to watch the sunset or just take in the view. There are plenty of spots around and the views are beautiful at this time of year.
With a full website full of advice, we’re sure you can find something to suit on the gorgeous Cotswold Way.
3. Gloucester Docks
If you are visiting the Gloucester area then you will find so much to do. Even if you’ve only got a few hours, these are the places that are definitely worth visiting.
- Visit the designer outlet – With over 30 brands to browse through, Gloucester Quays is the ideal place to get your retail therapy in during your stay in the Cotswolds
- Visit the Docks – Just a short walk away from the designer outlet is the stunning historic Docks of Gloucester. Enjoy the Museums and canal cruises to get a full idea of the tremendous history surrounding the area.
Are you still looking for somewhere to stay?
If all of these ideas sound amazing to you but you don’t have your accommodation sorted for the Easter break yet, then take a look at the properties that we still have available. With lakeside lodges sleeping from 2 people all the way up to 8, we’re sure you’ll find something that will cater to your needs.
If you’re worried about leaving your furry friend at home, then take a look here to see all of our pet-friendly properties.
To speak to a member of our team, give us a call on 01285 861839 as we will be more than happy to help.