Save on these two fantastic days out in the Cotswolds for Club members with our Great Savings Guide.
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park
Home to BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, the Cotswold Farm Park sits in glorious Gloucestershire countryside. A working farm, it serves to entertain and educate visitors and is a must for holidaymakers with young children.
There is plenty of fresh-air fun to be had thanks to outdoor apparatus including bouncy pillows, rope swings and climbing frames. Meanwhile, there are trail walks and tractor rides to enjoy, as well as an indoor play barn featuring a sandpit, climbing wall and soft-play area should the weather take a turn for the worse.
One of the reasons Adam’s father, Joe, opened the farm park was to raise awareness regarding rare breeds – and you can find out all about them on the Rare Breeds Trail. There are plenty more creatures to be found in the Discovery Barn which is home to a whole host of animals including piglets, rabbits and ducklings – you can even see newly-hatched chicks.
Special events are held throughout the year, including Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin at Halloween, and there is a chance to meet the lambs at Easter. At Christmas the woods are transformed into an illuminated winter wonderland.
Once you have had your fill of the great outdoors, there is an on-site restaurant that offers a mix of hot and cold snacks.
Caravan and Motorhome Club members get £2.50 off the entrance fee (please check first with the venue regarding special events). There is parking for motorhomes, and dogs are welcome in parts of the park (again, it may be worth phoning ahead before you travel).
Nearest Club campsite: Bourton-on-the-Water (11 minutes); Broadway (15 minutes)
Address: Guiting Power, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, GL54 5FL
Magnificent Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire was built for John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his military service in 1704 which saw the British defeat the French and the Bavarians at the Battle of Blenheim.
Standing amid 2,000 acres, the palace (now a UNESCO World Heritage site) is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill – our wartime leader is honoured throughout the property as well as in a special exhibition space dedicated to his life, work and wartime deeds.
The palace is a great place to visit and hosts year-round events and attractions – including light trails, and music and food festivals. For younger visitors, there is a miniature railway, the Marlborough Maze and a Bugs and Butterflies walk.
For those wanting to explore more of the property’s history, there are guided (or unguided) tours of both the palace and the gardens.
There is of course a selection of eateries on site, as well as an extensive shop that is fully stocked with Churchill merchandise and local produce.
As part of the Great Savings Guide, Club members get 20% off the entrance fee – but please check first with the venue regarding special events. There is a large hand-standing car park (parking is included in the entry price) which is a five-minute walk from the palace courtyard. Assistance is available for those with mobility issues.
Nearest Club campsite: Burford (28 minutes)
Address: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL