Escaping to one of our log cabins for a cosy winter holiday? Lucky you. If you can tear yourself away from the crackling log fire, or pull yourself out of the steaming hot tub, here are a few of our favourite festive days out. From family walks under illuminated ancient trees to romantic evenings wandering through Christmas fairs, there is always lots going on in the beautiful Cotswold’s at this time of year. A log cabin Christmas holiday with us is a magical experience and we look forward to welcoming you here soon.
Victorian Late Night Christmas Shopping
Where: Bourton on the Water (30 minutes drive)
This annual Christmas late night shopping event is a really fun outing for a family holiday. We always recommend seeing this beautiful Cotswold village on any holiday in the Cotswolds, but for this special night it’s even more worth it! Shops are open till 9pm and there will be plenty of things to entertain from a good old fairground ride and Father Christmas to delicious food stands and local choirs singing. Don’t miss the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Sitting in the middle of the river with the reflections of thousands of lights on the gentle river, it is an amazing site to behold.
Westonbirt Enchanted Christmas
Where: Westonbirt Arboretum (25 minutes drive)
Kids will really love this lit up 1 mile trail through the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum. The incredible trees can be enjoyed in a whole new light and there are plenty of things for everyone to enjoy and get involved in along the walk. There are also free craft activities and the real Father Christmas and elves present who have little gifts for all your little ones. Carousel rides and Christmas stands are also there to enjoy. The list of foods to enjoy is enough to make the trip too: hog roast, gourmet burgers, hot dogs, chips, jacket potatoes and baguettes, a warming hot chocolate with whipped cream (or Baileys!), delicious mulled wine. Even roasted chestnuts, toffee apples, toasted marshmallows and traditional sweets to take along the walk with you! Different choirs and bands add to the festive atmosphere at this very unique evening. The trail is pushchair friendly too. Pre-booking is advised.
Cirencester Christmas Market
The nearby town of Cirencester is full of Christmas activities and events in the festive period. From skating in the Abbey Grounds of the parish church to a mesmerising lantern parade. There are gourmet foods in the hight street Market, antiques and other great presents in the Corn Hall, and accessories and crafts in the wonderfully festive decorated chalets. Selected as one of the best UK Christmas markets by the Telegraph!