Full of exciting attractions, beautiful countryside walks and tons of outdoor activities, the Cotswolds is the perfect base for a half-term getaway, whatever the season. With a variety of places to see and things to do, it’s a destination that will please every member of the group. So, gather the family, from the youngest to the oldest - and everyone in between - and persue some of our best family breaks in the Cotswolds, handpicked for you.
Set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, this stylish lakeside lodge offers an abundance of activities and attractions right on the doorstep. With so much to do on-site and in the area, the kids will be kept busy, and you won’t have to rack your brains for ways to entertain them.
Families will love: Free access to on-site tennis courts, giant draughts, an adventure playground, indoor pool table and table tennis, and a complimentary ticket for the nearby country park and beach.
Adults will love: Watching the wildlife on the lakes from an enclosed decked area and strolling to the nearby pub for dinner.
Also set within the Cotswolds Water Parks, this contemporary lake house offers spacious open-plan living for families to spread out and enjoy the peaceful setting. With plenty of leisure facilities nearby, there is something for everyone to enjoy during Cotswold family holidays.
Families will love: The 25m heated indoor pool and outdoor eco pool, tennis courts, children’s play area and a bunk bedroom for kids.
Adults will enjoy: A spa with steam room, sauna and treatments for ultimate relaxation.
This traditional Cotswold stone country house is perfect for a big family get-together in the countryside. Set within 12 acres of beautiful grounds and accessed via a sweeping driveway, a stay here would be the ultimate treat for half term in the Cotswolds. Located just 10 miles from Bath, you can enjoy a secluded countryside location but reach the best places in the Cotswolds with ease.
Families will love: Access to an impressive range of leisure activities! Choose from, an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, croquet, a games rooms with a tennis table, pool table and two spin bikes, a pitch for boules or football and 2 acres of woodland which you are free to roam.
Adults will love: The beautiful outside terrace for al fresco dining and cosy sofas set around open fires, that give this property a year-round appeal.
Sleeps 4 + a baby
This charming cottage is perfect for young families who are looking for a baby-friendly cottage in the Cotswolds. Set in the middle of picturesque Winchcombe, you can step out the front door and enjoy a short stroll to the town’s pretty high street with its charming shops, tea rooms and inns. From here you can also enjoy gentle walks across nearby Cleeve Hill.
Families will love: As well as a king-size room and a double (ideal if the grandparents are coming too), there is a gorgeous little nursery with a cot for babies. If your dog is your baby too, they are welcome here as well (just not in the cot...!).
Adults will love: If you don’t fancy cooking for yourselves every night, there is a pub right next door for extra convenience.
Set within the owner’s manicured gardens, this beautiful coach house overlooks a pretty pond and an impressive orangery. Surrounded by walled gardens and glorious countryside views, this gorgeous setting is a wonderful escape for quality time on your family holiday in the Cotswolds.
Families will love: The on-site tennis courts that you are welcome to use and the glorious walks through the surrounding countryside to the nearby market town of Wotton-under-Edge.
Adults will love: You can walk to the nearby farm shop, which is packed with delicious local produce – perfect if you fancy whipping up a homecooked meal back at the coach house to treat the rest of the family.
Find the perfect family accommodation in the Cotswolds
Has something caught your eye? You can browse our full collection of family-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds or search for dog-friendly cottages if your four-pawed friend is as much of a part of the family as the kids!
Once you are all booked up, take a look at our Guide to the Cotswolds for ideas on where to go and things to do during your family break in the Cotswolds.
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