20 family holiday destinations that deserve a place on your 2018 wish list
6/20 The Cotswolds
As quintessentially English as regions get, The Cotswolds offers country walks, cream teas and chocolate-box cottages for families to enjoy. Outdoorsy families can head to the Cotswolds Water Park which offers a plethora of watersports and land-based action activities to please adults and kids alike. Visitors can try an aerial adventure, learn wilderness skills or go paintballing, or get wet and try their hand at wakeboarding or water-skiing. The Cotswold Farm Park is home to 50 rare breed animals that kids love to see, and visitors can camp on the land too. The Cotswold Wildlife park with its rhinos and giraffes and the National Arboretum, home to over 15,000 species of tree and plant on 600 acres, are both well worth a visit with little ones.
Where to stay: The Fish hotel offers Scandi-inspired luxurious living combined with English nature. Stay in a Hilly Hut, Hideaway Hut or Treehouse with private hot tubs, or enjoy relaxing in a suite. There is a dedicated games room at The Fish as well as a programme of activities from archery to treasure hunts and chocolate-making to murder mysteries. Guests can indulge in sumptuous afternoon teas or barbecue feasts on the wooden deck after a busy day outdoors. Small suites from £170 per night.