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Things to do in the Cotswolds for February Half Term

By Sarah Wood | Monday, 05 February 2024

Walks and Cycle Rides

The wonderful Cotswolds countryside is perfect for a walk or a cycle and if you head over to our walking in the Cotswolds blog we set out some great walks for you to try with all your family.  These range from very local walks to our Chimney Farm Barns Curious about The Cotswolds – By Quince to walks along the River Thames and even climbing to a landmark tower with wonderful views across the Oxfordshire countryside.

Visit the animals in the Cotswolds

If you love animals don’t miss out on a visit to Adam Henson’s farm Welcome to our farm ( with over 50 rare breeds to see and as its lambing season, why not go to the lambing shed and feed a lamb.  Or visit Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens and get up close with lions, giraffes, ride the mini railway or have a great time in the adventure playground.  For younger children fairytale farm is a great choice with Llamas, chickens and pigs to see and pet, an adventure playground, Dino Valley with moving dinosaurs, fairytale dell and much more Fairytale Farm


Adventure playgrounds in The Cotswolds

For an all round family experience head to Blenheim Palace | Britain’s Greatest Palace with its huge adventure park, tunnels, maze and a wood fired pizza to top off your day.

Visit Costwolds Wildlife Park or Westonbirt Arboretum Westonbirt, The National Arboretum | Forestry England each have an  adventure Playground, and Westonbirt has a treetop walkway accessible for all, family winter trail and Go Ape for the more adventurous.

Something a bit different for February Half Term

Don your wellies and waterproofs and head over to Slimbridge Wetland Centre | WWT and join the South West Puddle Jumping Championships, open all February Half term, jump into puddles and who knows you could be the champion splasher and win a prize.


Birdland Park and Gardens Birdland Park & Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, are hosting Birds Behaving Badly all February Half Term week, where the birdkeepers reveal lots of revolting bird facts, from stinking storks to blood sucking songbirds and much more.


Take the family on a snowdrop walk and visit at Half Term.  Painswick Rococo Garden Rococo Garden | Family Days Out | Dog Friendly | Cotswolds, Gloucestershire is renowned for its carpets of snowdrops with over 5 million snowdrops to see.


And finally, throughout February Half Term kids are offered the chance to experience a real archealogical dig at Oxford Castle and Prison discovering the real history of the castle and making mosaic tiles and replica coins.


Whatever you decide to do, have a magical time over February Half Term.