Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Leave site [ note take a packed lunch] turn left southwest towards the A38 turn on to it, at the roundabout take the 1st exit A40, next roundabout take the 4th exit A417, follow to the third roundabout and take the A361 and arrive and follow signs to car park and pay at the kiosk before parking.
Stroll around the 160 acres of parkland and explore the animal exhibits in their landscaped enclosures. There is a vast bird collection, large mammals, a selection for small mammals and primates. A real treat to see the lemurs, meerkats, red panda, plus many more. There is a area for reptiles and amphibians, my favourite being the Aldabran Giant Tortoise. Take the ride on the small train, view the park in comfort and take a rest. Go and browse around the Victoria manor house and Tropical house and explore the wide range of planting styles in the gardens. Now many hours of pleasure have past, why not sit in one of the picnic shelters and enjoy your packed lunch. Before you go the shop worth visiting, but the items are a bit pricey.
Continue trip, leave the site and turn right turn towards Bourton on Water on the A361 and at the roundabout take the 1st exit, A426 arriving, and use the main car park , walk down to the high street.
Bourton on Water
A small village in the heart of the Cotswolds, with a picturesque high street, flanged by long wide greens and the river runs through them. Cross over one of the several low arched stone bridges and explore the many craft and gift shops. Now sit and relax and let the world pass you by in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, (my own feelings) having visited there quite a lot as a child. Before you go why not stop and have a cream tea.