Bourton-on-the-Water Makes a Splashing Day Out in the Cotswolds!

Where can you have a Splashing Day Out?

Bourton-on-the-water is a stunning village located on a flat vale within the Cotswolds. 3,000 plus people populate Bourton, making it a large village especially when comparted to nearby Stow-on-the-wold and Bourton which are classed as market towns.

A River Runs Through It

Named the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, Bourton has a very shallow River running through it, the River Windrush. In the Summer months this River plays host to a game that dates back to the Medieval times. A type of water football which looks great fun. The players purposely soak the spectators and try and score as many goals as possible.

Travelling from Banbury doesn’t take long and is an enjoyable drive. Its a whimsical part of the world and I for one would love to live there (But Cannot afford it!).

When we visited we were lucky enough to spot a sign that read, “Parking – All Day £5”.

“BARGAIN!!” I thought. This makeshift car park was just a field,however normally in a touristy spot like this parking can be very difficult. There was plenty of space in the field and we parked up easily in a nice shaded spot.

A short walk along streets flowing with 17th century architecture, brings you to the heart of the village. A large village green invites you to sit and enjoy

a picnic while your children play. If you bring buckets and nets your children can have lots of fun in the friendly River, just keep your eye on them!

You can enjoy pub meals, fish and chips, visiting the sweet shop, or various other specialist retailers. On a warm day grab an ice cream or sup a pint, relax and enjoy.

Bourton also houses many fun activities like Birdland, The model village, Dragonfly maze and the Cotswold motoring museum. I have visited Birdland and the maze and that fills your day without doing anything else.

I must say this truly is a fun day out to be enjoyed by all the family!

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