Discover marine life from around the world at Bristol Aquarium, including sharks, stingrays and starfish. Tackle the outdoor play equipment and meet the farm animals at Cattle Country. Or enjoy breathtaking wildlife encounters, relaxing experiences and the tranquility of nature at Slimbridge Wetlands Centre.
Take a steam-train ride through beautiful forest scenery on the Dean Forest Railway. Cross the border into Wales to find Ogmore Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, with expansive golden sands and fertile rock pools. Or meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals at Cotswold Farm Park.
At Birdland, there are woodland, river and water gardens for the grown-ups and over 500 flamingos, pelicans, parrots and kookaburras for kids of all ages. Head to the Jet Age Museum to see the world from the flight deck of a Vulcan bomber. Or uncover the history of the Cotswolds at the Corinium Museum.
Witness a remarkable natural phenomenon: the Severn Bore is a large-surge wave that can rise as high as 50 feet. Take a walk on the wild side at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, home to lions, hippos, zebras and penguins. Or try just about every land- and water-based activity from A to Z at The Cotswold Water Park.
Strap up your boots for lots of lovely walks around Frampton, with maps provided, even if it’s just around the picture-postcard village green complete with duck pond. Finish up with a pint in The Bell Inn. Or ask us about guest passes for sailing, open-water swimming and tennis in the village.
At The Cyder House, the pampering can come to you when you call up Cotswold Spa for mobile treatments that include deep-tissue massages, back massages and luxurious facials. Or amp up the action as a social climber at The Warehouse Climbing Centre, or go off-road on four legs with Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre.
Reward your hard work with a distillery tour at 6 o’clock Gin or a visit to Woodchester Wine Tasting, with its English white, rosé and red planted on three vineyard sites in the Cotswolds. Kit yourself out for the countryside at Ian Coley Country. Then bag yourself a clay pigeon or two at the Ian Coley Shooting School.
Go Ape among the trees in the Forest of Dean. Come back down to Earth with 18 holes on the stunningly picturesque Cotswold Edge Golf Club. Hop back into history at Gloucester Cathedral and Berkeley Castle. Or come in the autumn for the Cheltenham Literary Festival or in March for the Cheltenham Festival.