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Top 10 things to do with Teenagers and Families in the Cotswolds

TOP 10 things to do in the Cotswolds for a Family of mixed ages.

I am lucky to live near the most amazing countryside and attractions. The Cotswolds region is a very popular tourist destination, but it is also a great place to raise a family. The UK is one of the best places to visit so much to see and do.

The Cotswolds are a beautiful area in the south west of England. It is also known for its picturesque villages and rolling hills. If you want to enjoy family time with your loved ones, this place is perfect for that. Even if you are looking for some adventure, it’s all here. In this article, we have listed 10 activities that families and teens can do here in Cotswolds. If the weather throws a curve ball and its wet and rainy stay in and do some crafts and activities.

Swim in one of the four-ponds or paddle around the lake at Bourton-on-the-Water

Climb through the rock scrambling at The Caves House near Church Street

Go on a bike ride through the countryside and enjoy peaceful views from hillsides

Here are our top 10 family friendly destinations and activities that you can enjoy in the Cotswolds area:

1)Go on a bike ride through the countryside and enjoy peaceful views from hillsides

2) Cheltenham a  perfect Town for a shopping trip

3) The Story Museum in Oxford (perfect for the younger ones}

4) Bibury Trout Farm (you can have a go at fishing for your own trout)

5) Bourton-on-the-Water .

Visit the Heritage Motor Museum or paddle in the River Windrush.

6) Cheltenham Racecourse A perfect family day out (maybe not for the younger ones)

7) Village of Great Tew

Picture postcard village not of the typical cotswold stone but much darker reddish in tone.The Village is a place where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as walking, fishing and boating. Or even just sit and relax with your friends on the deck of the country pub.

The village is an amalgam of buildings from different periods in history but they have been sympathetically restored to create a harmonious whole.

8)Warwick Castle

(it’s about an hour away from the Cotswolds area but worth spending the day there during your stay in the region!)

9) Westonbirt Arboureatum

10)Slimbridge Wetlands Centre

More places than you can shake a stick at

The Cotswolds is a beautiful region in the UK, known for its picturesque towns and villages. The following are more of the most notable attractions that should not be missed when visiting.

Some of the best sights in the Cotswolds are its ancient buildings. For example, Tewkesbury Abbey is a 12th century monastery that has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The church at Stow-on-the-Wold is another must see attraction with one of the largest medieval roofs in England.

Maybe you are thinking of planning a wedding in the cotswolds. The stunning scenery and landscape quaint churches and amazing hotels have everything you could think of for the perfect wedding. Autumn is a perfect season for a Wedding.

Blenheim Palace is one of England’s most impressive stately homes and was designed to celebrate a royal victory in 1704 over France’s King Louis XIV.

For teenagers, this is the time when they want to explore their independence more than ever before. They can take part in a range of activities such as hiking or biking on the Cotswold trails. And it’s never too late to learn how to play tennis or golf! For more inspiring activities Camping with your kids is another great option.

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