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10 Things to do over May half term in the Cotswolds

By Sarah Wood | Monday, 20 May 2024


With the kids off and the weather warming up why not get out and about over May half term and enjoy all that the Cotswolds have to offer

May Half Term in The Cotswolds

There is always a buzz about May Half term with the longer days, gardens in full flower, and lots of events to enjoy for you and your family throughout the Cotswolds.  Whether you are thinking of a day trip or a short break there is something for everyone this May half term.


  1. South Cerney Street Fair and Duck Race Monday 27th May – a weekend event culminating in the Duck Race with prizes, obstacles for the ducks to navigate, street food, trade fairs and all to raise money for local charities


  1. Gruffalo Party Trail at Westonbirt Arboretum interactive family trail to celebrate Gruffalos 25th birthday with part themed games and activities and fun facts about life in the forest.


  1. For a brewery tour look no further than Hook Norton Brewery with regular 2 hour tours of the brewery and beer tasting to complete the trip.


  1. Cherwell Boathouse Punting is an ideal way of seeing Oxford, the River Thames passes great parks, pubs, and picnic spots to enjoy all the way along the river or just sit on the river bank and enjoy the view


  1. The Cotswolds Sculpture Park with over 170 sculptures to enjoy in lovely grounds close to Cotswolds Water Park.


  1. Birdland in Bourton on the Water Birdland Park & Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire with fun facts on penguins, pelicans flamingos and much more to enjoy and special events throughout half term


  1. Feed the new born lambs at The Cotswolds Farm Park immerse yourself in farming life and give the kids an unforgettable experience


  1. Go horse riding at The Cotswolds Riding based in Stanton and with over 50 horses to choose from there is something for everyone.


  1. Gloucester Tall Ships Festival – May 25th to 27th a wonderful maritime festival for all with sea shanties, hip hop and much more Gloucester Tall Ships


  1. Tetbury Wool Sack racing on May 27th steeped in history and with races for all to join, food stalls, celebration of all things Cotswolds great family day out whether you are running or watching.


Whatever you decide to do on your Cotswolds Half Term Break we hope you have a great time exploring, why not base yourselves in one of our beautiful Chimney Farm Barns Properties – By Quince