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Things to do on Spring Breaks in the Cotswolds

By Natascha Henderson | Tuesday, 05 March 2024

Spring Breaks in The Cotswolds

There is always a buzz about Spring from lambs gamboling in the fields to trees laden with beautiful colourful blossom.  Here are 10 ideas of things to see and do on your Spring Break in The Cotswolds with something for everyone.


  1. Walking in bluebell Woods is always a highlight of Spring, we suggest following one of the Cotswolds Way circular Walks, this one is from Chipping Camden to Dover Hill 8 great Cotswold Way circular walks ( enjoying bluebells on the way in leafy Lynches Wood, not to mention the views from the top of Dover Hill. Or go to Foxholes Nature Reserve on the River Evenlode which we think is one of the best places to see carpets of bluebells.


  1. For a brewery tour look no further than Hook Norton Brewery Welcome to Hook Norton Brewery | Award-winning real ales and bottled beers ( with regular 2 hour tours of the brewery and beer tasting to complete the trip.


  1. Take the Evesham Blossom Trail The Blossom Trail – Vale & Spa ( which runs from Mid March to early May is 50 miles long with different routes, a map and signposts to follow pointing out the many different trees in blossom as you walk and is always a rich blaze of colour.


  1. Cherwell Boathouse Punting Punting | Cherwell Boathouse Oxford starts in Mid March and 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.


  1. The Cotswolds Sculpture Park Home – Cotswold Sculpture Park opens at the beginning of April with over 170 sculptures to enjoy in lovely grounds close to Cotswolds Water Park.


  1. Enjoy Winchcombe Walking Festival Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival ( in May and discover the amazing hub of walking in The Cotswolds with days out, trails to follow and much much more.


  1. Birdland in Bourton on the Water Birdland Park & Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire has hundreds of eggs that will hatch in time for the Easter holidays and with their Easter Egg trails, quizzes, egg themed talks and much more there is lots to see and do with the family through Easter.


  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. Cheltenham Festival of Racing Cheltenham Festival 2024 | Tickets & Info | The Jockey Club in Mid March is always a great day out for all from the world-class racing to the shopping village and Champagne and Guinness bars.


  1. Wild swimming in The Cotswolds – with River Thames, River Windrush and many more spots, The Cotswolds is the ideal place to wild swim. Head over to our Wild Swimming blog for some inspiration.

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