For a day of animal fun head to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. You’ll get a train ride through the grounds, an adventure playground and of course the lions, zebras, hippos, penguins, fruit bats, monkeys – and lots more.
You’ll find lovely woodland walks and magnificent Birds of Prey shows when you head down the road to Batsford Arboretum and Falconry Centre. Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is another great day out, especially for younger children. You can feed the animals, ride a tractor and learn about rare breeds. Or play hide-and-seek in the gardens at Hidcote, a few minutes’ drive from Wellacres.
Jousting, archery, falconry, medieval displays and a mighty trebuchet catapult. Sound fun? Then head to Warwick Castle for an action packed day. Buy tickets online to avoid the queues.
Car enthusiasts and older children will love the Heritage Motor Centre and Museum, with a selection of outdoor activities including 4×4 driving, Go Karts and a Miniature Roadway.
You don’t need to do anything other than relax in the house, soak in the hot tub and head out to one of the many fabulous gastro-pubs nearby after exploring some of the beautiful local villages. Blockley, Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh are all a few minutes’ drive from Wellacres.
A twenty minute stroll from Wellacres, The Churchill Arms has reopened and is proving more popular than ever. Whether perched at the bar or sat at a table, you’ll be spoilt for choice as Churchill himself looks on. A centuries-old setting boasting everything from fresh fish brought from boat to plate within 48 hours, to Churchill’s very own pudding and a mouth-watering range of wines. Arrive with an appetite and be blown away by the quality.
If you would like to indulge in some health and beauty pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments in the comfort of the house.
Want to get more active? Rob Ireland Country Pursuits offers an exciting range of outdoor activities. For horse riding there is The Vine Stables near Broadway offering hacks and lessons for individuals or groups. The nearest fishing site is Lemington Lakes, which offers top quality fishing in pretty, peaceful and relaxing surroundings.
Make the most of being together with a photography session at your Cotswolds country house from James Crockford, a fantastic local photographer who will take relaxed photos of your family and friends.