Christmas days out in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Get in the festive spirit by on a wintry walk admiring decorations at special places, joining family trails, and more during the Christmas season in the Cotswolds.

Family in the Avenue in winter at Dyrham Park

Christmas at Dyrham Park

Step away from the more familiar Christmas traditions this season with some time out at Dyrham Park.

Hollly leaves

Christmas at Chastleton House

Experience a Jacobean Christmas at Chastleton in Oxfordshire this year. We're open for one very special week during the festive season.

A close up of a festive bow tied on a Christmas tree in the courtyard of Lacock Abbey with a willow reindeer in the background.

Christmas at Lacock

There's an air of excitement and wonder at Lacock this Christmas; we're taking inspiration from the heavens and sprinkling sparkle everywhere. Come and help Comet the reindeer find the stars to guide Father Christmas's Christmas Eve journey!

Christmas illuminations

A family walking on a slightly wooded path with a dog

Walks in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

A walk through the woodlands, valleys and open spaces of the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire is a wonderful way to see the beauty of autumn. Here are a selection of the area's top walking routes.

The Red Borders at autumn

Great gardens in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds 

The Cotswolds are home to some outstanding gardens. Autumn days are a great time to explore them as the changing colours of the season spread across the trees.