Are you looking for something to keep the kids busy? We’ve found the most popular attractions in and around Bourton-on-the-Water.
Birldland – Located in Bourton, along the beautiful River Windrush, you can meet over 500 birds such as owls, cassowary, flamingos and cranes. Birdland has the only group of breeding King Penguins in England! Discover dinosaurs in the Jurassic Journey area, explore the Out of Africa exhibit, the Pandemonium of Parrots area and the new Parliament of Owls exhibit.
The Model Village – The Model Village in Bourton is the only grade 2 listed model village in England and is built from local Cotswold stone. It’s a replica of the actual village and even includes a model village in the model village! The River Windrush flows under the mini bridges and past miniature beech, cherry and chestnut trees. You’ll also hear music in the tiny model church and can wander the lanes peering into all the different buildings.
The Motor Museum – The Motor Museum has over 40 cars, vintage caravans, classic motorcycles and dozens of bicycles on display – including the famous Brum! As you walk around the Museum you will find garage equipment, enamel signs, petrol pumps and globes – anything motoring related really!
The Dragonfly Maze – A traditional Yew hedge maze with 14 clues dotted around the half a mile of pathways. Work your way around the maze, solving the clues to reach the center of the maze and find the hidden dragonfly. Author and artist Kit Williams designed and created the beautiful centerpiece for the Dragonfly Maze
Greystones Farm and Nature Reserve – Greystones has long been known as an important archaeological site and is protected as a Scheduled Monument. During the summer months, the discovery barn is open for you to explore the history of the site. There are suggested walking trails to follow – The Wildlife Walk or The Time Travel Trail – both taking you on a journey to explore the beautiful nature reserve. Greystones is proud to be one of the most important nature reserves in the country, they carefully manage the land to ensure wildflowers thrive.
The Cotswold Clubhouse – Originally established to create a state of the art gymnasium for gymnastics and trampolining, The Cotswold Clubhouse’s owner Caroline had the idea to create a fantastic new soft play centre. Great for rainy days (sunny days too) The Cotswold Clubhouse has a lovely cafe area for the parents while the children burn off that extra energy!
The Cotswold Farmpark – Founded in 1971 to protect rare breeds of farm animals, The Cotswold Farm Park is home to over 50 breeding flocks and herds of British rare breed farm animals. There are discovery barns to see the new arrivals and smaller animals – you may even see chicks hatching! Team members will be able to give you lots of information about the animals. The Cotswold Farm Park has great indoor and outdoor play areas, lots of refreshment areas throughout the park, wildlife and rare breed walking trails and even a Campsite!