Location - What to see and do

Every day at the Corn Hall in Cirencester, there is a market of some sort from food to things for the house beautiful. Best days are Saturdays, everything has to have been made by the exhibitor:

http://cotswoldcraftmarket.co.uk

or:

http://www.cornhallcirencester.com

There is ballooning in the Cotswolds: we’ve done it and it is a truly memorable experience:

http://www.ballooninginthecotswolds.co.uk

Also clay pigeon shooting:

http://www.clay-pigeon-shooting-cotswolds.co.uk

(We once saw an ad for a local clay pigeon shoot, over which some animal rights activist had scrawled: BASTARDS. Classic!)

Racing at Cheltenham. The Cheltenham festival is 11th to 14th March. We’re about half an hour away:

http://www.cheltenham.co.uk

There will be a Cotswolds Olimpick this year:

http://www.soglos.com/sportandoutdoors

and it includes the British shin kicking championships.

Or river football at

http://www.cotswolds.info/strangethings

Horse riding is available at:

http://www.bourtonvaleequestrian.co.uk

or

http://www.cotswoldsriding.co.uk

For shopping, if you’re looking for a wedding outfit, my dear friend Jenny

Edwards Moss at Stow on the Wold is the place to go:

http://www.jennyedwardsmoss.co.uk

And just three miles away is probably the most stunning Roman villa in the country:

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth-roman-villa/

For children there is:

http://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

not forgetting the Water Park which has everything from a beach to waterskiing:

http://www.waterpark.org

and Adam Henson’s farm:

http://cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

or see rare breeds and feed the goats:

http://buttsfarmrarebreeds.co.uk

For all events coming up, we usually refer people to:

http://cotswolds.com/whats-on

It’s got every type of event you could want.

Locally, there is a farm trail at Chedworth. The farm is run by the people who do our hampers. They will fill the fridge for guests if they want:

http://www.chedworthfarmshop.co.uk