This fun and interesting museum has seven galleries and something for everyone, not just car enthusiasts. It is overflowing with vintage and classic cars, caravans, precarious-looking motorcycles, original enamel signs, a unique toy collection and an intriguing array of motoring curiosities - and is even home to BBC TV’s Brum!
The Cotswold Motoring Museum provides a nostalgic journey through history, complete with sounds, smells and stories from the eras. For a vintage family day out, all roads lead to the Cotswold Motoring Museum.
Birdland Park and Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water is home to one of the largest collections of exotic birds in the UK. Located right here in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, the park’s magical combination of woodland, riverside and gardens makes it the perfect day out.
Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out. Visitors of all ages can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present.
As the home of rare breed conservation, visitors can meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, including Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs and Highland cattle. The Animal Barn, Adventure Barn and Discovery Barn can be enjoyed all year round, as they are undercover and protected from the elements.
Each morning the farm at Daylesford Organice is abuzz with activity as the produce makes its way to the farm shop and café.
Seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs are picked early from the market garden; artisan breads and delicious cakes, baked overnight, are delivered from the on-site bakery; organic milk from the British Pedigree Friesians herd travels just 30 meters from the dairy parlour to the Creamery to be churned into the award-winning organic cheese, butter, kefir and yogurt that is sold on site, and freshly laid eggs are collected from the Daylesford hens.
Micro Brewery or other Brewery
The Donnington Brewery is a small brewery in Gloucestershire, England, near the village of Donnington, near Stow-on-the-Wold.
In 1865, Thomas Arkell started brewing at this location. Claude Arkell, a descendent, ran the brewery until his death in 2007, when it passed to Claude's cousins, Peter and James from Arkell's Brewery.
Parks and Green Spaces
Foxholes is a tranquil woodland sloping down to the River Evenlode with year-round colour and wildlife interest, but particularly noted for its springtime bluebells. Birdlife includes nuthatch, often seen creeping up and down trees, and treecreeper, which only creeps up the trunks. A colony of white admiral butterflies flourishes thanks to a plentiful supply of wild honeysuckle, the caterpillar's food plant. You can also see large, small and green-veined whites, the pretty comma, and ringlets. In all, 23 species of butterfly have been recorded on the reserve.
Eat and Drink
The Cotswold Outpost is a restaurant, café, bistro and farm shop all rolled into one. A wonderful eatery serving breakfast, lunch and regular evening suppers using as many locally produced and sourced ingredients as possible, including Cacklebean eggs, award-winning Marks Cotswold Bakery sourdough, Walkers butchers meat, Stow Town Coffee and Wykham Farm asparagus.
Powerful e-bikes flatten the Cotswold hills so you can enjoy getting up close and personal with some of Britain’s finest scenery and most iconic locations on quiet back roads; it is completely different from just seeing it through the windshield of a van or car – it’s a remarkable, eco-friendly day out that you will remember forever.