Things To Do
Some of our favourite things to do and places to eat in the area
Discover Stroud District
Visit our tourism site: www.visitthecotswolds.org.uk.
On the doorstep
The area is idyllic, a short walk through apple filled orchards gets you to the banks of the River Servern. A basket and blankets are provided for you to picnic in the orchards or to take exploring to the nearby villages and rolling hills of the surrounding Cotswolds.
www.thesevernbore.co.uk / Walking distance
The Severn Bore is one of the Cotswolds most well-known natural phenomenon. Watch surfers ride the unique natural wave that is the Severn Bore, it is a sight to behold. Bores vary in height throughout the year, but the best sightings are usually in March and September.
For rainy days, rediscover the fun of Uno, Guess Who, Cards, Monoploy. Kick off your shoes, grab a book and sit back and listen to some music.
A drive away:
Cotswold Water Park
Website / GL7 6DF / 30 miles
Despite its size, the Cotswold Water Park is a well-kept secret – just a few miles from Cirencester. The area in an incredible resource for leisure offering walks, cycling, a beach and almost every conceivable water-based activity to try.
Website / GL6 0QF / 01453 834915 / 15 miles
The vales, valleys and hills of the Cotswolds offer wonderful riding country.
Ballooning in the Cotswolds
Website / GL6 7HZ / 01453 753221 / 20 miles
Flights from Stroud provide spectacular views over the River Severn and on clear days Bristol, The Welsh Mountains, Forest of Dean and Malvern Hills are clearly visible.
Website / GL54 5DT / 01242 621405 / 30 miles
Railway enthusiasts can enjoy a day out on rails and learn how to drive a steam locomotive or a diesel amongst beautiful scenery.
Gloucester Narrow Boats Gloucester Sharpness Canal Boat Hire
http://www.gloucesternarrowboats.co.uk / 01453 899190 / 5 miles
At Gloucester Narrow Boats, It’s not every day that you get the chance to hire your own boat! Get the kids in pirate mode and set sail on a family adventure down the Sharpness Canal. Cruise from the vibrant Gloucester Docks where you can wander around an old Victorian Docks full of warehouse buildings that are alive with history to Sharpness Docks.
GL2 7BP / 01453 899190 / 10 miles
Slimbridge Boat Station – Mountain bikes, trailer bikes, baby & children seats. Full day & half day options. Hot & cold refreshments available. Go for a ride along Sharpness Canal. Stop for a cup of tea, watch the boaters to-ing and fro-ing, and see the wildlife bring the water and river banks to life.
Website / GL10 3TX / 01453 860342 / 12 miles
Learn to fly in Nympsfield overlooking the beautiful Servern Vale and Welsh Hills.
Golf Minchinhampton New Course
Website / GL6 9BE / 01453 833866 / 17 miles
Swimming & Sport
Stratford Park Leisure Centre
www.everyoneactive.com/centre/stratford-park-leisure-centre / GL5 4AF / 01453 766771
GL1 Gloucester Leisure Centre
www.aspiretrust.org.uk/gl1 / GL1 1DT / 01452 396666
Top Attractions to Visit:
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Cotswold Farm Park ‘Adam’s Farm’
Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Cotswold Falconry Centre
At Bristol – Bringing Science to life
Beautiful Gardens to explore
Great Places to Eat – Local eateries – Our Favourites!
The Anchor, Epney
A great local pub situated on the banks of the River Severn, with beautiful views. Serves typical pub food with large portions – 01452 740433
The Ship Inn – Framilode
Located on a canal with a decked seating area and garden for the children. Lovely home cooked food – www.theshipinnframilode.com / 01452 740260
The Pilot – Hardwicke
Elevated to enjoy the views of the Sharpness Canal. Great play area for children and the service and food are always good. http://watermarkedgroup.co.uk 01452 690807
The Stables Café – Saul
A popular spot for fabulous cooked breakfasts, light lunches and tea and cake, which all can be enjoyed whilst watching the canal boats sailing up and down the canal – http://watermarkedgroup.co.uk/ 01452 741965
Red Lion – Arlingham
A popular local pub serving a great selection of traditional ales and ciders and the Sunday lunches are delicious – http://www.redlionarlingham.co.uk / 01452 740700
The Old Passage – Arlingham
A top class fine dining seafood restaurant with picturesque views over the River Severn – http://www.theoldpassage.com / 01452 740547
The Bell – Frampton on Severn
Located on the longest green in Britain this family pub offers great views and a good childrens area in the garden http://www.thebellatframpton.co.uk/ 01452 740346
Old Badger Inn – Eastington
Renowned for fantastic tapas and a lovely country pub atmosphere – http://oldbadgerinn.co.uk/ 01453 822892
The Frocester George – Frocester
A pub that offers fine range of real cask conditioned ales, including popular local brews and a warm welcome. http://www.thefrocester.co.uk / 01453 828683
Fromebridge Mill – Whitminster
Enjoy the water mill at this peaceful location. Carvery and family meals are a popular choice here- https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-locations/pubs-in-whitminster-fromebridge-mill /01452 741796
The Bell Inn – Selsley
A quaint Cotswold pub serving real ales, locally-sourced food and seasonal game. http://www.thebellinnselsley.com / 01453 753801