Last year we had a very nice family weekend in the Cotswolds. With the upcoming Jubille weekend, you might want to consider the getting away despite Me & The Boys advice of not going on a week end with young children.

The countryside is beautiful and the villages are lovely. So if you’re looking for what to do with your children on a long weekend, here are our weekend highlights:

  •  A day in the Cotswold Farm Park. An interactive farm with all types of farm animals that the children can fed.  Blondie bottle fed a baby sheep which lead to the fright of her life (so far) when she almost got swallowed up by a starving baby sheep. She loved holding the baby chicks and little rabbits in her arms. There is also a very nice playground which is a good distraction for when the children inevitably become tired of seeing the animals. While I was feeding Bonny a snack, I could see my 2 other children (Blondie and Blue Eyes!) jumping on a giant balloon. There is a café on site or you can bring your own food to eat in the picnic area outside. All in all, a fun day for the family for £25 (2 adults and 2 children).
  • As a treat we had dinner at the Lords of the Manor, a one Michelin star restaurant in Upper Slaughter. As children are not allowed to dine in the main restaurant, we booked their private conservatory room.
  • In order to burn off some calories, we spent a day walking around Lower and Upper Slaughter – both cute little villages. We took a look at the church yard in Upper Slaughter, had a walk downhill (I don’t recommend going uphill with small children!) and followed the footpath signs from Upper to Lower Slaughter through green fields and cattle.  We removed our socks and shoes and had a refreshing little foot bath in Lower Slaughter by the Old Mill (though Blondie actually had a “bottom bath” having slipped over). We had a look in the old mill and bought a little souvenir (a pink children’s rocking chair – Made in China!).

Me & The Girls