Friday 5th: We depart travelling south via the Cotswolds with various village stops enroute
to the outskirts of Gloucester and our hosts the Holiday Inn.
Saturday 6th: This morning we head for Toddington for a 35min ride on the Toddington to
Cheltenham Railway. After our train ride we have free time to explore Cheltenham. We
then head to Stratford upon Avon and take a 45 minute scenic return cruise along the Avon
as the boat passes Shakespeare’s burial place (Holy Trinity Church), The Royal
Shakespeare Theatre, historic bridges and beautiful riverside gardens.
Sunday 7th: Today we take a VIP visit to Chavenage, a wonderful Elizabethan house of
mellow grey Cotswold stone and tiles which contains much of interest for the discerning
visitor including stunning rooms including the wonderful Great Hall. We are to be met by a
member of the family for a 2 hour guided tour. We spend the remainder of the day at lovely
town of Cirencester.
Monday 8th: This morning we head for Cotswold Farm Park, the home of rare breed
conservation run by farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson. With a long-standing
reputation for a fun-filled discovery, you can interact closely with the animals and learn
about farming, past and present. Adam and his team also work with Natural England on
projects that benefit wildlife such as increasingly rare birds like the skylark, turtle dove and
corn bunting. We leave after lunch to head homeward.