Family & Days Out

Our Stay at Hoburne Cotswold

We’re back from a lovely few days away in the Cotswolds. It was one of our Sun holidays, and I’d say one of our best. We all enjoyed it, the park and caravan were brilliant and it definitely helped that the weather was good – lovely change and pleasant surprise!

We stayed at Hoburne Cotswold, in a caravan, which was just outside Cirencester. On arrival (we got there early but our caravan was ready for us), we unpacked and went straight off to the playground, then the amusement arcade, the free indoor soft play area, and rounded it off with the disco for 10 minutes before bed!

Our bedroom had enough room to put Little Man’s travel cot in there, and it had an en suite – if you’ve caravanned before you’ll know how remarkable that is!

There was also a welcome kit in the kitchen of coffee, tea, coffee whitener, sugar, washing up liquid, sponge and a dish cloth – again, not mind blowing but also not standard for many holiday parks!

Swan Family

Swan Family

And the park itself was home to 3 lakes, so plenty of wildlife roaming about. We had a family of swans roaming regularly near our caravan. Gorgeous, though a little treacherous trying to get into our caravan one evening with mummy guarding her babies by our steps!

We stayed in Hoburne Bashley last summer, in the New Forest and near to our planned visit to Peppa Pig World, and having now been to two of these sites, I can’t fault them and will be looking out for more.

While there we went to Legoland, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Swindon Shopping Outlet and lots of towns – Cirencester, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Moreton in the Marsh and then Gloucester. It was a fab few days, and there would have been plenty more to do, so it may be an area we look at again next year.

We loved Cotswold Wildlife Park. There were lots of animals to see Рgiraffes, rhinos, zebras, lemurs, red pandas, penguins, reptiles, owls, meerkats and more!  They all had lovely big enclosures and some looked almost free roaming, which was lovely to watch whilst we ate our picnic lunch.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park

There was also a nice play area there, train and cafe. It all felt very family friendly, relaxed and the gardens were all beautiful, too. Huge tick from us!

We popped to the outlet centre on our way back to the caravan. This is where I picked up a couple more things for my present store!

As for the various towns we visited – all so pretty! We ate at a great pub in Moreton in the Marsh, The Redesdale Arms, which served really lovely food, nice kids menu and huge portions, too! I’d also been needing to get my fringe trimmed, so while there, popped into Hair For You, and they did it quickly and didn’t even charge me – how lovely are they?!

It was a great week, and with the new round of Sun tokens in the offing now, we may well be booking to go there again…more to see!

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