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Tetbury Woolsack Races

Bank Holiday Monday (30th May) sees the annual Woolsack races returning to Tetbury. The origins of this spectacle date back to the 17th Century. For more information http://cotswoldfamilyholidays.com/tetbury-woolsack-race/

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Lambing and more at Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park has just reopened following their Winter shutdown in time for half term. Lots of lambs are arriving already so now is a good time to visit. The arrival of new lambs is always a great sign that Spring really is on the way! Over the winter the farm park has added a new indoor play barn which is going down very well with visitors. There is plenty to keep you busy all day: demonstration barns, exploring the park and finding out about rate breeds, adventure playgrounds, nature trails and tractor rides

For more information visit http://www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk/

Photo and post by Naomi at cotswoldfamilyholidays.com

#lambs #spring #cotswoldfarmpark #cotswolds #CotswoldsWhatsOn #halfterm
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Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Winter is a fabulous time to visit the Wetland Centre at Slimbridge as thousands of migrating birds over winter on the Severn Estuary. There are 12 hides with amazing views looking out over the estuary. There is also a 360 degree observation tower for a birds eye view. There's plenty of other things to do during your visit to Slimbridge, including seeing the UK's largest flock of flamingos, visiting the tropical house, watching the resident otters and feeding ducks, geese and swans.

For more details about Slimbridge, visit http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/

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#slimbridge #CotswoldsActivities
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Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Over half term Corinium Museum in Cirencester have a lot of activities laid on for families. Activities range from making a centurion mask, a Roman soldier's shield or a colourful cockerel. These sessions are suitable for children aged 3 and above. The cost is £1.50 per child.

Corinium Museum is an award winning museum which celebrates Cirencester's Roman past.

To read more about the Corinium Museum visit http://cotswoldfamilyholidays.com/corinium-museum-cirencester/

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#CotswoldsWhatsOn #cotswolds #cirencester
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Christmas Market at Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park are holding their first ever Christmas Market, this weekend, 12th - 13th December from 10am to 4pm. There will be hot food and local suppliers so it's the perfect place to pick up some unusual Christmas gifts.

For more details visit http://www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk/

Posted by Naomi cotswoldfamilyholidays.com

#christmas #christmasmarket #cotswoldswhatson
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Bath Christmas Market

Often named one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, Bath Christmas Market sees the area between Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths transformed into a magical Christmas market. It is certainly one of the prettiest, arranged in front of the floodlit Abbey. More than 150 traditional beautifully decorated wooden chalets line the streets selling high quality artisan products. Everything from handmade Christmas gifts to decorations, food, toys and festive drinks. The market is on every day until 13th December.

For more details visit http://www.bathchristmasmarket.co.uk/

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#christmasmarket #christmas #bath
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Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

The Enchanted Christmas event at Westonbirt Arboretum brings the magnificent trees of the arboretum to life in a whole new way. The illuminated trail takes you through a mile of the arboretum creating a magical Christmasy scene. the trail opens at 5pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 27th November to 20th December. It you are planning to visit on a Saturday you will need to pre-book as it gets very busy.

For more details visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-christmas

Photo Credit: Westonbirt Arboretum via facebook.

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#christmas #enchantedchristmas #westonbirtarboretum #nightphotography
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Fireworks - Ashton Keynes

The 2015 Bonfire Night and Fireworks display takes place at Bradstone Playing Field today, Saturday 8th November. The fun begins at 4:30pm. Included are a BBQ, bar, glow performer, music from the fantastic Barking Chickens as well as food stalls. The evening ends with a wonderful firework display.

Tickets cost £6 in advance £8 on the day), children £4 (£6 on the day) Tickets are available in advance from the village shop.

Posted by Naomi at http://www.cotswoldfamilyholidays.com/

#fireworks #cotswolds #cotswoldfamilyholidays #cotswoldwaterpark #lowermillestate
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Autumn at Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds

An album of photos taken on Sunday during our visit to the beautiful Batsford Arboretum. It was difficult to decide which photos to include!

Photos by Naomi at http://cotswoldfamilyholidays.com

#autumn #autumn2015 #batsford #arboretum #cotswolds #ns #nswp
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Batsford Arboretum Cotswolds
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Spectacular Autumn Colours

Batsford Arboretum, home to the country's largest private tree and shrub collection, is a fabulous place to see trees in their full autumn glory. The Arboretum has 56 acres to explore and the outstanding autumn colour is coming into its own. Maples and Cherries display flame reds, salmon pinks and sunshine yellows whilst the liquid amber tree is the stage for multicoloured leaves from deep purple to pale gold. Batsford Arboretum have a special Autumn colour hotline setup so if you are planning on making a special journey call ahead on 01386 701441 to check the colour's progress

The visitor centre houses a great cafe which serves home baked lunches, cakes and afternoon teas.
For more details http://www.batsarb.co.uk/

Photo via Batsford Arboretum on Instagram.

#batsford #cotswolds #batsfordarboretum #autumn #autumncolours
#cotswoldfamilholidays #selfcateringholidays #CotswoldsWhatsOn
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