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10 Things To Do This Valentine’s Day In The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is arguably one of the most romantic destinations in the UK. It has a full range of date night ideas right on your doorstep, so it’s no surprise that couples want to whisk themselves away for a weekend. Whether you’ve already chosen what you want to do or need some extra help, we’ve put together 10 things to do this Valentine’s Day in the Cotswolds to make things a little less stressful.

A romantic dinner for two

One of the most obvious things to do on Valentine’s Day in the Cotswolds is going out for a fancy meal. With plenty of restaurants to choose from we know that it can often be hard to find the perfect one, so we’ve narrowed down two of the best just for you.

Ellenborough Park offers some truly exquisite food that’s inspired by its proud heritage and the countryside that surrounds it. Showcasing fresher-than-fresh produce and the very best flavours of each season, you’re in for a real treat.

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Wild Rabbit is a modern British Inn that’s perfect for a cosy Valentine’s dinner. Its award-winning kitchen uses only the finest seasonal ingredients to create a mouth-watering menu that celebrates traditional British cuisine.

Explore the great outdoors

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With its gorgeous surroundings, the Cotswolds offers an abundance of ways to get active and enjoy the great outdoors. From exploring the outdoor activities at Westonbirt Arboretum to paddleboarding at the Cotswolds Water Park, there really something for everyone. 

For your horse-loving partner, why not treat them to a horse ride with Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre? For those who love a challenge (and heights) why not spend an afternoon rock climbing at Far Peak Climbing Centre? Those looking for a more leisurely outdoor experience, take yourselves on a walk through the beautiful Cotswold countryside. 

Or why not hire a bike with TY Cycles and cycle through the Cotswolds stopping at some pubs along the way?

Get pampered at a spa

Looking for a way to really pamper yourselves this Valentine’s Day in the Cotswolds? Then you’ll be pleased to know there are a wealth of day spas you can book for the two of you. From the idyllic countryside setting of The Lygon Arms Spa to the Luckman Park Spa that’s set with 500 acres of unspoilt parkland, you’re bound to leave relaxed and a lot less stressed. 

Visit some animals

Is there anything better than a date to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park? Come eye-to-eye with a Giraffe on the Giraffe Walkway, take a walk on the wild side and discover the endangered Asiatic Lions, and be sure to check out the talk and feed of the Humbolt Penguins. Plus there are loads of birds, primates, and amphibians to look at too.

Hot air balloon ride

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For a truly unique and unforgettable Valentine’s Day in the Cotswolds, why not take to the skies in a hot air balloon? Cotswolds Tours & Travel offers jaw-dropping sunset and sunrise balloon rides over The Cotswolds. They promise to give you an experience of a lifetime.

Take a sunset tour and watch as the city stretches out below you and the sunset behind the horizon. Drink a glass of champagne high above the sky and even pop the question in the most romantic way possible. It will be a different kind of celebration for you both.

Take a tour around Cotswolds Distillery

Gin and whiskey lovers rejoice with a tour of the Cotswold Distillery. Spend part of your Valentine’s Day at either a Gin Blending masterclass or a Whiskey Blending masterclass and learn from the experts. Discover how a good gin or whiskey is made and have the chance to create your own. It’s a great way to bond with your other half and create a memorable experience you’ll never forget.

Explore some historical sites

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There are plenty of historical sites in the Cotswold. From Sudeley Castle and Tewkesbury Abbey to Broadway Tower and the ruins of Cirencester Amphitheatre, you’re bound to discover something you never knew. 

Take a guided tour around the Cotswolds

Cotswold Guided Tours are a great way to learn the history of the local area from local experts. They’ll show you all the best parts of the Cotswolds as well as some of the hidden gems this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer.

Explore some of the Cotswold villages

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The Cotswolds cover a large area and there are plenty of quaint, picture-perfect villages worth exploring. From the historic market town of Chipping Norton to the riverside village of Bourton-on-the-Water, you’ll discover a ton of fun things to do in the Cotswold.

A romantic night in with your own private chef

What’s better than a romantic night out? A romantic night in with your own private chef. DineIndulge is a private chef experience brought to you in the comfort of your own home or holiday let. Choose from a pre-set menu and let your private chef do the rest. All you’ll need to do is let the chef in and then put your feet up and enjoy some uninterrupted time with your loved one.

Valentine’s Day Accommodation in The Cotswolds

Living room with log burner fire in Church View Cottage
Church End Cottage

There’s still time to surprise your other half with a weekend away in the Cotswolds. Short Let Space has plenty of accommodation to choose from. Whether you want a secluded cottage in the countryside or a quirky house right in the centre, there is something for everyone.

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