A Magical Cotswold Christmas

At Orion Holidays we love Christmas! We are delighted that even though 2020 has been a challenging year, the good news is Christmas will still be happening. Although things are looking slightly different now, don’t panic, we have not gone all Bah Humbug. We are all in full Christmas spirit bringing you all things Christmassy.

With plenty of festive cheer and joy, a Christmas break in the Cotswold Water Park will be a  Christmas to remember.  It’s is not just about the trees and lights, but also getting together with your close family and making memories, enjoying board games by the fire, or sipping on your finest wine. What could be better than putting your feet up and unwinding in the heart of the Cotswolds?

If you are staying in one of our luxury lakeside lodges, there are many delights which you can experience during your Christmas stay with us. Whether you are going alone, bringing the family, or even taking a trip with the dog, a holiday in the Cotswolds has something to offer all people of all ages.

The Gateway to Christmas at The Gateway Centre

Christmas at The Gateway can guarantee a magical and enchanting experience to brighten your days and lift your spirits! With the sun setting over the Christmas market, the trees and lights all come alive bringing the Christmas spirit feeling.

Grab yourself an array of delicious burgers or an 8-hour slow cooked Hog Roast Roll, or head to the pizzeria 720° and have yourself an authentic wood fired pizza. You can also indulge in many different festive treats and activities at the Christmas market including, doughnuts, warm mulled wine, a beautifully traditional carousel and much more.


Spectacle of light 2020

Explore the stunning grounds of Sudley Castle which are bursting with light and magic as you walk round the illuminated trail. Discover why this has been so popular over the last few years with this being the 5th year to wonder the magical environment full of love and laughter.

With plenty of seasonal sparkle and festive cheer, why not take a mulled wine or hot chocolate as you enjoy the picturesque gardens and romantic ruins all lit under the stars.

Don’t forget to ‘tie a rainbow ribbon’ on their thank you tree to show your support to local caring charities.

A Traditional Blenheim Christmas

Why not enjoy the magic of Blenheim palace or the light trail? Or even both?

Enjoy the lavish state rooms that the Traditional Blenheim Christmas has to offer including the Cecily brown contemporary Art Exhibition. With a few decorated trees throughout and all fires lit ready for your warm welcome.

Take a walk through the spectacular Illuminated Light Trail with breath-taking light displays on offer.  With new surprises this year, take advantage of this great one and have a Christmas like no other with neon tunnels and lakeside reflections.

Make sure you wrap up warm!

The Enchanted Christmas

Westonbirt are well known for their Christmas lights so why not book your tickets for their illuminated trail this December?  Discover the trees in a new light as the woodlands come a live with magical Christmas spirit. Meeting the elves and talking trees along the way through the Candy Cane Forest on your quest to the North pole.

Do not miss out on Father Christmas who will be located along the way and make sure you arrive early to not miss out on the Christmas village full of seasonal cheer.

The Cotswold Farm Park

See the Farm in a whole new light.

Get lost in the lights at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park. Take a stroll through the farm park after hours enjoying the journey of magical lights and sounds as you go. Listen to the crackling of the fire pits and visit the festive shop with the opportunity to do some last-minute Christmas shopping and grab a bite to eat.

Take advantage of something a little bit different at this time of year taking in the surrounding nature that is waiting for you.

Watch Peter Pan at the Theatre

Think you’ve missed out on any festive performances this year? Think again!  The Barn Theatre is keeping Christmas alive by offering a safe way for you to enjoy a trip to the theatre with your family.

Transforming into the Neverland of Peter Pan, Cirencester will be filled with magic, trust, and pixie dust to fill you with Christmas joy. Limited availability so get your time slot booked now.

Why spend Christmas in the Cotswolds this year?  

With plenty of activities to enjoy, why not make the most of the countryside and get away from towns and cities to make your Christmas even more magical this year.  Look no further and book your magical get away with everlasting memories for all to enjoy.

We are here to answer any questions and make sure everything is perfect for you this Christmas.  Call us today on 01285 861839 or email contact@orionholidays.com


HO HO HO… Merry Christmas!


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