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Cotswolds with kids age 8-15

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mouldycheesefan Wed 13-Jul-16 09:08:54

Going for a week.
Been plenty times before but not with teenagers.
Will think about national trust, Cotswold wildlife park, bourton, the climbing centre.
Cotswold water park
But what would appeal to teen boys please keen on sports, quaint villages and cream teas may pall for this age group after a while.

CMOTDibbler Wed 13-Jul-16 09:19:27

The water park has lots for sporty teens. How about hiring bikes for a day and cycling along the Cotswold way? You could get a tandem to share with the 8 year old.

Falconry at Bourton on the Hill/ Moreton?

Broadway tower and deer park is good (and the cafe is fabulous) and the lavender fields at Snowshill are much more impressive than you'd think

Swim at Cheltenham lido?

GWSR steam railway is fun, and you get a decent length journey

mouldycheesefan Fri 15-Jul-16 08:03:54

Thanks, really appreciate you taking the time to reply. Cycling Cotswold way a great idea we are taking bikes. We plan to go to snow shill manor, I do love the lavender fields around there so will make sure we stop off. 💐

P1nkP0ppy Fri 15-Jul-16 08:05:29

You can book windsurfing lessons at the Waterpark, great fun.

mouldycheesefan Fri 15-Jul-16 08:33:21

Yes we are booking some watersports at the water park and also climbing. Some of those coming are doing a three week watersports holiday before they arrive but sure they will enjoy an extra day! 💐

vintagechick43 Mon 18-Jul-16 14:44:45

Ragley Hall in Alcester is fab for kids all ages, has a big outdoor play area and is about 20 mins from snowshill manor. Also maybe visit Stratford upon Avon and Warwick Castle? Depends how far you want to drive.

mouldycheesefan Fri 22-Jul-16 08:29:27

Thanks we don't want to drive too far as we want to enjoy the Cotswolds rather than use it as a base to go elsewhere and have been to Stratford on Avon already this year. I will have a look at ragley hall thanks for the recommendation.

CMOTDibbler Fri 22-Jul-16 09:44:03

When are you visiting? Ragley Hall is hosting the Game Fair (which is absolutely amazing btw) next week. They clear up pretty fast, but the grounds are a bit chaotic for a week or so after.
The lavender is open till August 7th

Udderz Fri 22-Jul-16 09:59:05

Where are you staying op?

My sister lives in Cirencester. We visit often. Her teens like

Rush skate park in chalford near Stroud

Cirencester water park with a dingy/volley ball/bbq

The outdoor swimming pool in Cirencester. Feels quaint and has a hut which serves reasonable food.

Swindon oasis with slides and wave machines

Our door ski centre near Brookthorp Cheltenham

Cycling of course. The Sustrans routes are great (I can vouch for this!)

The climbing walls

giffords circus (saw it for the first time last year and it was mind blowing! Suits all ages. Very vintage and creative). Worth every penny and you can book to eat after

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