The jewel in Winchcombe’s crown is the 1000-year-old Sudeley Castle and Gardens, once home to the last and surviving wife of Henry VIII, Queen Katherine Parr. Its wooden adventure playground is great for families and the stunning estate with its duck pond and peaceful parkland is criss-crossed by many public footpaths. Just a few minutes’ drive from the town you’ll find many other great attractions for all ages.
Stroke and feed the many rare breeds at the Cotswold Farm Park, run by Adam Henson from BBC Countryfile, 8 miles.
Spice things up with a trip to Farmcote Herbs and Chilli Peppers which boasts more than 30 varieties of chillies, 4 miles.
Take a nostalgic steam train ride at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Greet, 1 mile, or Toddington 4 miles.
Find out how the Benedictine monks lived at Hailes Abbey, 3 miles.
Go fruit-picking at the family-run Hayles Fruit Farm, 3 miles.
Have a roaring day out at Prescott Hill Climb, 4 miles.
Stop and smell the bushes at Snowshill Lavender, a lavender farm, shop and tea room, 8 miles.
Take in the trove of amazing treasures collected by Charles Wade at Snowshill Manor, a National Trust House, 10 miles.
See the tallest gravity-fed fountain in the world at Stanway House and Fountain, a Jacobean Manor House, 5 miles.
Visit the fully restored Stanway Mill, a working flour mill in the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanway.
Spend a day at magnificent Sudeley Castle, see historic rooms and treasure and enjoy 1200 acres of beautiful Cotswold parkland and gardens.
You can also visit the Regency Spa town of Cheltenham, 7 miles, with its national hunt race course, the pretty riverside, medieval market town of Tewkesbury, 11 miles, with its fine Norman Abbey with shop and tea rooms and our county’s capital city, Gloucester, with its stunning Cathedral, a place of worship for more than 1300 years, 16 miles. Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon, 25 miles.