We’ve highlighted why Bourton-on-the-Water makes for the perfect winter’s day out in case you have a free weekend in the coming weeks. The idyllic village, located in the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, truly is a wonderful winter destination.
Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, this quaint village is a hub of activity in the summer months with international tourists lining the banks and bridges of the river, however, a more peaceful time to visit is England’s colder months.
Visitors can indulge in Christmas shopping in the village’s independent boutiques and relax in the cafes that overlook the picturesque river.
For bird-lovers a trip to Birdland Park and Gardens is top of the must-do list. The wildlife attraction’s penguin residents make use of the frostier season, dipping and diving out of their pool and showing off their winter plumage.
A trip to Penguin Shore will also provide the chance to see England’s only group of breeding king penguins, alongside their cheeky Humboldt friends of course.
Visitors can also travel back in time to hunt for dinosaurs in the Jurassic Journey trail!