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A Day On The Farm In The Cotswolds

Farm parks are always a good bet if you have children you need to entertain on a trip to the Cotswolds. And we certainly have a lot of farm parks and more besides to tempt you with!

There is the Cotswolds Farm Park itself for a start. This is right in the middle of the Cotswolds, so wherever you choose to stay you will find this to be perfectly situated for your needs. It is to the west of Stow on the Wold, the north west of the popular spot Bourton on the Water, and to the east of Winchcombe.

That means if you are staying in our Stone Cottage in Winchcombe, or perhaps the two hundred year old Glebe Cottage in Stow on the Wold, you won’t have far to go to reach it. There are pigs, sheep, horses and ponies to introduce the kids to once you arrive, along with the famous Shire Horses and Exmoor ponies, among others!

But there are plenty of other places to see as well. Bourton on the Water plays host to Birdland, which introduces you to all kinds of birds including some penguins you can watch being fed. There are hundreds of different species and types altogether, so you can expect to be fascinated by plenty you haven’t seen before. Birdland is in one of the most popular parts of the entire Cotswolds, and just south of Stow on the Wold, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it at all.

For birds of another kind altogether, don’t miss out on the Cotswold Falconry Centre. You will find it in Batsford Park, and if you want to stay somewhere nearby you will find Moreton in Marsh the ideal spot. Our property The Cottage sleeps up to six people, so there is plenty of room for the whole family. This is a wonderful spot to stay in, and with the opportunity to see falcons, eagles and even vultures nearby, why would you want to stay anywhere else?

But if you would rather opt for something a bit different from anything you may have seen before, how about visiting the Bibury Trout Farm? The farm itself is fully working, which means you can catch one yourself if you have the right skills to do so! The kids will love getting up close to these wonderful fish, and they will love the play area that has been provided for them too. It makes for a slightly unusual day out and a change from the usual farm park.

Bibury is also good for staying in our Lavender Cottage. Perfect for a family of four, this will provide a cosy and welcoming venue to use as a base for your holiday. And of course it is close by to the Trout Farm if you wish to visit. So as you can see, there are plenty of places you can go that give you an insight into the worlds of birds and animals in the Cotswolds.

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