Cotswold landscapes, famed gardens and grand homes dating back to the Romans. Plan your day out in Gloucestershire and find lots of options and things to do in the area.

Places to visit

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Children dressed as Romans at Chedworth Roman Villa

Family days out in Gloucestershire 

Whether it is summer gardens full of flowers, cool houses packed with history or a roman villa, Gloucestershire has lots to offer just now.

New cottage - The exterior of Horton Court, Gloucestershire

Horton Court near Chipping Sodbury - now available as a holiday cottage 

A Grade 1 listed manor house which is recently refurbished, situated on the edge of the rolling Cotswold countryside. Ideal for family get togethers (sleeps 10), it's close to Bath and Bristol as well as many National Trust days out.

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Detail of the Pope's Cabinet, 1742, Stourhead

Geometric patterns 

Geometric patterns are inspiring lots of areas of design at the moment, from fashion to furniture. Here's a few examples of geometirc patterns in the National Trust collection, showing they've been a popular trend for a very long time.

Upcoming events


Unearthing Hidcote: Arts and Crafts

Sun 18 Aug 2019
During 2019 Hidcote will be exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement that grew in the North Cotswolds and how it may have influenced the garden.
Dyrham Park

The great outdoors family trail

Sun 18 Aug 2019
This summer holidays you can explore the parkland through a self-led trail. This year’s trail includes lots of activities to tick off your 50 things list, such as cloud-watching, wild art, having fun with sticks and den-building.
Newark Park

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Sun 18 Aug 2019
Get up close and personal to the beloved artwork of Judith Kerr's famous children's book 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' at Newark Park this summer.
Lodge Park and Sherborne Park Estate

Children's Indoor Trail

Sun 18 Aug 2019
Get set for a day of merry-making with our children’s indoor trail
Snowshill Manor and Garden

Summer family fun at Snowshill

Sun 18 Aug 2019
Explore Snowshill this summer - follow the family trails to find out the secrets of Snowshill.
Lodge Park and Sherborne Park Estate

Summer Nature Trail

Sun 18 Aug 2019
Follow our outdoor trail to explore nature this summer holiday and keep the little ones occupied.
Visitors pick up fallen apples in the orchard at Killerton, Devon

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

Myths and legends in the South West

Ebworth Woods, Gloucestershire

Summer walks in Gloucestershire 

This is a great time of year to explore the parks, commons and woodlands of Gloucestershire.


Bath & Bristol

Magnificent houses, peaceful gardens, wooded trails and little-known treasures. See what the area around Bath and Bristol has to offer.


World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire


Historic gardens, houses and ancient sites amongst a patchwork of commons, woods and valleys. See what the Cotswolds have to offer.