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Local activities for families with children

A 10 minute walk from Lower Mill is Cotswold Country Park and Beach, where you can hire cycles and boats at go-by-cycle, have a canoeing, sailing or windsurfing lesson at Waterland, fish, play on the sandy beach or be a daredevil with the professional instructors at the Aerial Adventure Centre.


Within a ten minute drive is Butts Farm, where you can see and feed baby animals and shop at the award-winning farm shop and butcher. A little further afield, near Cheltenham, is a rare breeds Cotswold Farm Park, with indoor and outdoor animal displays and demonstrations. The farm is owned by Adam Henson and is featured on Country File.


If you prefer your animals a bit more scary, then the Cotswold Wildlife Park is for you. Situated near Burford, it has everything from owls and baby tapirs to crocodiles, snakes, rhino, zebra, leopards and lions. It also has a water garden, narrow gauge railway, adventure playground, restaurant and a brass rubbing centre. Something for all the family.