Top family-friendly things to do in the Cotswolds

See Britain’s beautiful trees from a bird’s eye perspective at Westonbirt Arboretum, where Tarzan wannabes can get up high on the treetop walkway. Here for the festive season? Don’t miss Westonbirt’s Enchanted Christmas with illuminations among the trees.

You can’t help but be impressed by the 1:9 scale replica of the Cotswolds village Bourton-on-the-Water at the famous Model Village. More tiny treasures can be seen at the Bourton Model Railway Exhibition and Toyshop.

Kids will love exploring the Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water. They can see the vintage cars that mum or dad might recognise from their own childhoods… Classic cars, motorcycles and motoring curiosities are all on display.

Take a ride into the past on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. This vintage steam railway train runs through beautiful Cotswolds scenery, so sit back and enjoy the journey!

Wychwood Festival is a popular family-friendly music festival held each summer at Cheltenham Racecourse, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Join in workshops and activities galore.

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