20 Best Things To Do In Bourton-on-the-Water Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

COVID-19 Update

Many attractions are still closed, while others may have opened with social distancing in place. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting.

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Bourton-on-the-Water

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 864 fun things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 577 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Bourton-on-the-Water day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Bourton-on-the-Water with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

Find your perfect day out

Parrot at Birdland Park

Birdland Park and Gardens4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Birds of all different colours, shapes and caws have made their nest at Birdland; come and make some feathered friends for life. This is one of the l...

Cotswold Clubhouse

Cotswold Clubhouse

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Cotswold Clubhouse is a family activity centre, based in Bourton-on-the-Water, offering different sports, arts & crafts, and other activities for...

Cotswold Farm Park

Cotswold Farm Park

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Meet the nation’s favourite farmer along with his furry, fuzzy and feathered friends at Cotswold Farm Park. You’ll learn how a working farm is run wi...

Map and booklet for Bourton on the Water Mystery Trail

Bourton on the Water Mystery Trail

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

For a great day out for all ages, explore on the Bourton-on-the-Water self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. There are clues to challenge everyon...

Model houses at The Old New Inn Model Village in Cheltenham

The Old New Inn Model Village

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Old New Inn is known all over the world for the fascinating model village in its garden. The Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of the he...

Village by Bourton Model Railway in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton Model Railway

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Housed in a period farmhouse and established for over 25 years this is a spectacular Bourton Model Railway Exhibition and traditional toyshop situate...

Vintage car at Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton on the Water

Cotswold Motoring Museum

  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection is a fun packed indoor museum with loads of activities for the children. With seven unique galleries incl...

An adult lion at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Oxfordshire

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Burford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Take a walk on the wild side at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens! Gaze at the Asiatic Lions lazing around in their enclosure and look a giraffe in...

A little girl bouncing on a trampoline at Carerton Soft Play and Trampoline Park

Carterton Soft Play & Trampoline Park

  • Carterton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a fun day out for all the family? At Carterton Soft play and Trampoline park, there’s something for everyone, even your tiny tots! ...

Men roleplaying as knights at Batsford Arboretum in Moreton in Marsh

Batsford Arboretum

  • Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Batsford Arboretum is a treat for kids eager to explore the great outdoors! You can follow winding streams and watch the pond-life or set out to find...

Falcon flying at Cotswold Falconry Centre in Morton in Marsh

Cotswold Falconry Centre

  • Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Cotswold Falconry Centre aims to be one of the friendliest Raptor centres in the country! You can avail yourselves of their daily entertainments in t...

Outside view of Chedworth Roman Villa in Cheltenham

Chedworth Roman Villa

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Chedworth Roman Villa can be reached after a lovely drive through beautiful countryside, which adds to the experience. This is an excellent place to...

Mr Mulligan's Cheltenham

Mr Mulligan's Cheltenham

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Take a dive into a mystical lost world at Mr Mulligan’s Cheltenham, where you’ll find an incredible 36 hole course that’s full of surprises. See if y...

Outside view of Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe

Sudeley Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Winchcombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dig out those crowns and channel royalty at Sudeley Castle. Home to historic figures and incredible natural beauty, it’s a fabulous spot for a full d...

Chipping Norton Mystery Treasure Trail

Chipping Norton Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Chipping Norton
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Love a good mystery? Put on your detective hats and explore the Chipping Norton Mystery Treasure Trail - solve all sneaky clues hidden around the tow...

View from Broadway Tower Country Park

Broadway Tower Country Park

  • Broadway
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

A unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. You can enjoy fascinati...

Outdoor pool at The Lido in Norton

The Lido

  • Chipping Norton
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Set in safe, secure and well-maintained grounds overlooking the countryside, the Lido at Chipping Norton is an oasis in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, wh...

Train at The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in Toddington

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

  • Toddington
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway offers a lovely way to enjoy the scenic sights of the English Cotswolds along a lovingly restored line pulle...

Woman horse riding at Cotswolds Riding in Stanton

Cotswolds Riding

  • Stanton
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Cotswold Riding has been offering lessons, hacks and Bed and Breakfast since 1975. There are over 50 well schooled horses to choose from, so they wil...

Kids feeding alpacas at Fairytale Farm in Chipping Norton

Fairytale Farm

  • Chipping Norton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Do you believe in magic? The team at Fairytale Farm certainly do, with six fantastical zones all dedicated to play. Your little pixies can begin by p...

things-to-do redesign