Distance from farm: 2.7 miles
Waterfowl Sanctuary & Childrens Farm
Wigginton Heath, Oxon, OX15 4LQ
Phone: 01608 730252
Since opening in March 1989 many animals have lived happily at the Sanctuary including; Geese, Ducks, Bantams, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Goats, Pigs, Tropical birds, Emus, Terrapins, Ostrich, Chipmunks, Donkeys to name but a few. Mabel and her Family have spent much of their own time caring for sick, injured and neglected animals and they continue to devote their lives to the care and love of animals at the Sanctuary. Unfortunately we’d give it a low star rating if we did one!
Distance from farm: 5.2 miles
Hook Norton Brewery
Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, OX15 5NY
Website : https://www.hooky.co.uk/
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone : 01608 730384
Brewing since 1849, Hook Norton Brewery is a proudly independent family owned, fifth generation brewery based in the heart of the Cotswold Hills.
Brewing on the same site for over a century and a half; still housed in the original buildings, Hook Norton Brewery invites you to come and experienced the unique sights, sounds and smells of a historic brewery at work and share in their passion and commitment to beer.
They offer brewery tours through the 5 storey Victorian Tower Brewery where you can learn all about the traditional methods still use to make their beer. Highlights include their original steam engine, installed in 1899 it was used to provide the motive power for the brewery. They run the Steam Engine on the first Saturday of each month. The tour ends with a tutored tasting of their core beer range plus whichever crafty ale is on the bar.
They have a brewery shop selling beer, artisan gifts and merchandise and a cafe serving homemade pies (Hooky Ale of course), pasties, bread, baguettes, cheese, teas and coffee’s.
Keeping traditions alive they still use their four shire horses Nelson, Major, Roger and Winston to carry out a weekly dray deliveries to the local pubs in and around Hook Norton.
Distance from farm: 5.8 miles
Southcombe, Chipping Norton, OX7 5QH
Opening hours: 10am to 5pm every day
Phone: 01608 238014
Fairytale Farm is divided into five main zones: Huff and Puff for adventure play; Enchanted Walk for their fairytale sensory experience; Alfie and Friends, where you can meet all the amazing animals; Jack’s Yard, where you can visit Mouse Town, play in the sandpit and enjoy the Café and indoor play area; and the new Fairy Dell area. Loads of events throughout the season.
Distance from farm: 9.5 miles
The Cotswolds Distillery
Phillip’s Field, Whichford Road, Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5HG
Phone: 01608 238 533
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Nestled in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, The Cotswolds Distillery is the first of its kind in the area, and the closest working distillery to London. Surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the distillery has been built in traditional Cotswolds stone and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Their shop and tasting room is open Mon-Sat from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm and has been designed with visitors in mind. Much like a home from home you can sit back, relax and enjoy a tasting in front of their cosy log fire. Their Dry Gin was voted ‘The Best London Dry Gin’ in the World Gin Awards!
Distance from farm: 15.3 miles
The Yellow Hat Tribe Gallery
Church Westcote, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6SJ
Website : theyellowhattribe.net
Telephone : 01993 832042
The Yellow Hat Tribe exhibits the work of artist Irene Tyack, the creator of The Yellow Hat Tribe. This is contemporary art with a difference. The popularity of her work has grown enormously over the last few years and her original acrylics, watercolours and limited editions lithographs can now be found in private collections all over the world.
Distance from farm: 16.6 miles
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Batsford Park, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AB
Phone: 01386 701043
Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Falcons and other Birds of Prey – in all over 150 Birds – can be seen either in the Breeding Aviaries or on the Flying Displays which are held several times daily. Enjoy these wonderful birds whilst finding out about their conservation.
Distance from farm: 16.5 miles
Coggs Manor Farm
Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA
Phone: 01993 772602
A living museum in the manor house and grounds, with demonstrations, tours and animal feeding. Used for filming parts of Downton Abbey.
Distance from farm: 18.6 miles
Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ
Website : www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk
Phone : 01926 641188
Opening times: 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm
The British Motor Museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic British cars. The museum has over 250 cars spanning the years from the 1890’s to the present day.
Distance from farm: 18.8 miles
The Cotswold Brewing Company
College Farm, Stow Road, Bourton on the Water, Glos. GL54 2HN
Phone: 01451 824488
Cotswold Brew Co is one of the oldest lager microbreweries in the UK and the first, unsurprisingly, in the Cotswolds. Visit them to learn more about (and sample) their many varieties of beer. Brewery with off sales & tours for the public.
Distance from farm: 19.7 miles
The Model Village
Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AF
Website : www.theoldnewinn.co.uk
Telephone : 01451 820467
The Model Village is a 9:1 scale replica of Bourton-on-the-Water built from the local Cotswold stone. Through the heart of the Model Village runs a miniature River Windrush – about a metre wide. It flows from the working water mill, beneath replicas of five of Bourton’s famous stone bridges, on its way to the Thames.
Distance from farm: 19.7 miles
Bloody Bourton Walking Tours
Phone: 07954 182016
Tours start every Friday & Saturday at 7pm.
Walking Tour of Bourtons Bloody past. Hear the murky history of the village, tales of ghosts, murder most foul, bloody battle, religious persecution, mythical creatures, secret rooms, wichcraft, legends & superstitions, crime &punishment & much more! Edward Charnel will guide you from the war memorial on the village green.
Distance from farm: 19.7 miles
Cotswold Perfumery Ltd
Factory Tours and Creative perfumery Courses.
Victoria Street, Bourton on the Water, Glos. GL54 2BU
Phone: 01451 820698
The Cotswold Perfumery is where perfumes are created by John Stephen – the chief perfumer. It is also where Perfume Courses are run, where fragrances are available in the retail shop, where Factory Tours can be booked.
Distance from farm: 19.8 miles
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP
Phone: 01993 823 006
Stroll around the Cotswold Wildlife Park and get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, watch Rhinos graze on the lawns of the Manor House, walk with Lemurs, explore the adventure playground or take a ride on Bella the Train. Watch the daily Penguin talk at 11am & 3pm or the daily Lemur talk at midday. The stunning gardens and themed borders, make a beautiful backdrop to the animals. With over 260 different animal species in over 120 acres of mature parkland, there’s plenty of space to relax and get closer to wildlife!
Distance from farm: 19.9 miles
The Dragonfly Maze
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2BN
Telephone : 01451 822252
The Dragonfly Maze has a central pavilion, constructed of local materials, housing the fabulous automated sculptures hand crafted by artist, sculptor and writer Kit Williams.
Rissington Road, Bourton on the Water, Glos. GL54 2BN
Phone: 01451 820480
Beautiful park and gardens set in nine acres of gardens and woodland containing over 500 birds. The Park was one of the first bird encounters to open in the UK. There are over 130 species of birds on display, from some of the rarest, to the most unique species that have developed to live in a specific habitat. Birdland Park & Gardens is home to the only breeding group in the UK for King Penguins. Discover exotic and rare birds as you explore the Park and Gardens. Flamingos, pelicans, cranes, storks, cassowary and waterfowl live in their riverside habitat with parrots, owls, pheasants, hornbills, touracos and many more inhabiting over 50 aviaries. Temperate and Desert Houses are home to birds who enjoy hotter and drier conditions. There’s even a Jurassic park home to more than 30 different dinosaurs ranging from a metre-long baby stegosaurus to a 5 metre tall brachiosaurus!
Distance from farm: 20.4 miles
The Crocodile Farm
Burford Road, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, OX18 3NX
Phone: 01993 846353
Opening Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
You can enjoy a working with the keepers, meeting many of their animals up close, helping with the feeding and getting hands-on around the zoo, whilst learning all about their crocodilian friends.
Distance from farm: 22.3 miles
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
They welcome visitors to the distillery for a behind-the scenes-experience where you can discover and understand the principles behind their unique approach to distilling and follow their production processes which make their craft spirits so original and special.
You’ll get the opportunity to really see what goes into their spirits, everything is very visible and it’s a perfect environment to truly understand grain to glass craft distilling.
Distance from farm: 23.7 miles
Cotswold Farm Park
Bemborough Farm, Kineton, Glos, GL54 5UG
Phone: 01451 850307
Set up in 1971 to help protect some of the rare breeds of farm animal. They are passionate about all that they do there and are dedicated to delivering the best of British farming, through a sustainable and authentic approach
Distance from farm: 24.8 miles
The Little Soap Company,
The Workshop, 99 Upper High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AL
Phone: 01386 853025
Little Soap School offers luxury day courses in their fabulous Cotswold Stone Workshop in the heart of Broadway. Learn how to make your own Soaps, Creams and Balms. They teach one on one or in small groups. Pre-Booking is essential as the workshops book up very quickly – they have people booking 6-12 months ahead usually!
Distance from farm: 24.8 miles
Stratford Butterfly Farm
Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 7LS
Phone: +44 (0)1789 299 288
The Uk’s largest tropical butterfly paradise! Come rain or shine enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.
Distance from farm: 25 miles
World of Mechanical Music
Oak House, High Street, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3ET
Website : www.mechanicalmusic.co.uk
Telephone : 01451 860181
The World of Mechanical Music is a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments presented as a live entertainment. It has probably the best selection of musical boxes and musical collector’s items found anywhere.
Distance from farm: 25.5 miles
Shakespeare’s New Place
Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps
Tel: 01789 204016
22 Chapel Street
Exhibition Centre, Explore Gardens historic & modern, childrens activities all year round, artwork that inspired Shakespear, From lectures and performances to hands-on family fun. Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and meet the man behind the works in a fascinating new exhibition. Discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks.
Shakespeare’s New Place was his family home from 1597 until he died in the house in 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, a registered garden has been designed to commemorate the importance of the site and allow visitors to make their own personal connection with Shakespeare.
Distance from farm: 26.2 miles
Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection
The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY
Website : www.cotswold-motor-museum.co.uk
Telephone : 01451 821255
Though the main focus is on motoring, the Museum is full of the everyday paraphernalia that made motoring so popular including picnic sets from the 1920s, alongside caravans, radio sets, gramophones and knitted swimsuits. It is also the home of the little super hero car ‘Brum’.
Distance from farm: 26.5 miles
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT
Website : www.gwsr.com
Telephone : 01242 621405
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is volunteer-run steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds, offering some fine view across the Vale of Evesham on one site and the Cotswold escarpment – including Cleeve Hill, the highest point of the Cotswolds, on the other. The journey includes a long, dark tunnel as well as a magnificent viaduct. It offers a round trip of almost 30 miles between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway, via Gotherington, Winchcombe, Hayles Abbey Halt and Toddington. This makes it one of the UK’s leading heritage railways. The railway organises a wide range of special events for families and those with an enthusiasm for railways, details of which are on the railway’s lively website. The line used to be part of the Great Western Railway’s route from Stratford upon Avon to Cheltenham. It’s often called the ‘Friendly Line in the Cotswolds’ while local people used to call it the ‘Honeybourne Line’ – but however you want to describe this lovely railway, a warm welcome awaits you!
Distance from farm: 28.1 miles
Warwick CV34 4QU
Phone: 0871 265 2000
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon. There’s plenty to entertain the most active of little knights or princesses at Warwick Castle, from the Horrible Histories® Adventure maze and Pageant Playground to an amazing birds of prey show. Explore Warwick Castle, where you’ll be surrounded by more than 1,100 years of jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!
Attractions at Warwick Castle include: Horrible Histories Maze, Horrible Histories Easter Show, Bird of Prey Show, The Castle Dungeon and Experience a Themed Banquet.
Distance from farm: 38.1 miles
Cotswold Water Park
Cirencester, GL7 5QF
Phone: 01285 868096
The Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles, with more than 150 lakes, set across the countryside of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire. Activities and amenities include: watersports, food & drink, birdwatching, beach, cycling, various events, nature reserves, parks & picnic sites & walking.