In the Local Area

Most of these locations are within a 40 mile Radius of Tewkesbury. This information is subject to change and also some things are not available all year. Please check in advance to avoid a wasted journey.

Tourist Information

Tewkesbury Tourist Information Centre
Church St, Tewkesbury
T: 01684 855040
F: 01684 290582

Walking

  • There are footpaths down the lane from Woodend leading to the river which will enable you to walk right into town or left into Twyning.
  • Bredon Hill and the Malverns (get more info from Malvern Tourist Information) provide great walking.
  • Walking leaflets available from Tewkesbury Tourist Information.
  • M.E.B. Walking for Pleasure – 01451 862000
  • The Sculpture Trail, Forest of Dean – 01594 827357

Gardens

  • Lydney Park Spring Gardens, Forest of Dean – 01594 842027
  • Rococo Gardens, Painswick – 01452 813 204
  • Westbury Court Gardens, Westbury-on-Severn – 01452 760461
  • Hidcote Manor NT, Nr Chipping Campden – 01386 438333
  • Croome Park NT Severn Stoke Worcs – 01905 371006
  • Brockhampton Estate NT, Nr Bromyard – 01885 488099/482077

Historic Buildings

  • Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury – 01684 850959
  • The Old Baptist Chapel, Church St, Tewkesbury
  • Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester – 01452 529716
  • Snowshill Manor, N.T. Snowshill Nr Broadway – 01386 853410
  • Chedworth Roman Villa NT, Fossebridge – 01242 890256
  • Bredon Tithe Barn NT, Bredon – 01684 855300
  • Woodchester Mansion An unfinished masterpiece, Nr Stroud – 0800 9707223
  • Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford on Avon – 01789 204016
  • The Commandery, Worcester – 01905 361821
  • Stanway House, Nr Winchcombe (open Tues & Thurs) – 01386 584528
  • Broadway Tower, Broadway (view 13 counties) – 01386 852390

River Trips

  • Boat trips available Back of Avon in Tewkesbury
  • Gloucester Cruises, Gloucester Docks – 01452 318012
  • Worcester River Cruises – 01905 611060
  • Evesham Boat Trips & Hire The Handsam Boat Co – 01386 834070

Birds of Prey/Falconry

  • National Birds of Prey Centre, Newent – 0870 990 1992
  • Batsford Arboretum – (See Arboretums for number)

Beauty Treatment

  • Puckrup Hall Hotel ½ mile from Woodend – 01684 296200
  • Body2Soul, Tewkesbury – 01684 293014

Arboretums

  • Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury – 01666 880220
  • Batsford Arboretum, Nr Morton in Marsh – 01386 701441

Wild Birds

  • Prinknash Bird and Deer Park, Prinknash, Cranham – 01452 812727
  • Wild Life and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge – 01453 890333
  • Birdland, Bourton on the Water – 01451 820480

Shopping

  • Tourist Shopping is good at Bourton on the Water, Burford, Broadway and Stow on the Wold.
  • Cheltenham has an extensive range of shops
  • Malvern has many interesting shops
  • Stratford on Avon is similar to Cheltenham
  • Evesham Country Park Shopping and Garden Centre

Bookworms

  • A visit to Hay on Wye is a must.
  • Hay Cinema Bookshop, Hay on Wye (over 40 mls) – 01497 820071

Wind Surfing

  • Croft Farm, Bredons Hardwicke Nr Tewkesbury – 01684 772321

Art

  • Nature in Art, A38 Twigworth Nr Gloucester – 01452 731442
  • Cheltenham Art Gallery, Cheltenham – 01242 237431
  • Gloucester Musemn and Art, Gloucester – 01452 524131
  • Guildhall Arts Centre, Gloucester – 01452 505086
  • Syreford Gallery, Cheltenham – 01242 712272
  • Hart Barn Craft Centre, Longhope, Nr Gloucester – 01452 830954
  • Samantha Dadd, Conderton, Nr Tewkesbury – 01386 725679
  • Toff Milway – Pottery, Conderton – 01386 725387
  • Bredon Pottery, Bredon – 01684 773417
  • Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester – 01285 657181

Maze

  • The aMazing Hedge Puzzle, Symonds Yat West – 01600 890360
  • Puzzle Wood B4228 south of Coleford – 01594 833187
  • Hidcote Manor Maize Maze (August) – 01386 430178

Trains

  • Dean Forest Railway, Lydney – 01594 843423
  • Perrygrove Railway, Nr Coleford – 01594 834991
  • Severn Valley Railway, Bewdley – 01299 403816
  • Toddington Railway, Toddington Nr Winchcombe – 01242 621405

Country Park/Farm Park

  • Oldown Country Park, Tockington, Nr Thornbury – 01454 413605
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford – 01993 823006
  • Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power, Nr Winchcombe – 01451 850307
  • St Augustines Farm, Arlingham, off J13 M5 – 01452 740277
  • The Dick Whittington Family Leisure Park, Longhope – 01452 831000

Theatre and Cinema

  • Roses Theatre and Cinema, Tewkesbury – 01684 295074
  • Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham – 01242 572573
  • Multi-screen Cinema, Cheltenham – 0870 5050007
  • Multi-screen Cinema, Gloucester – 01452 331181
  • Malvern Theatre, Malvern – 01684 892277

Waterpark

  • Cotswold Water Park, Nr Cirencester – 01285 860186

Leisure/Swimming

  • Cascades, Tewkesbury – 01684 293740

Butterflies

  • Stratford Butterfly Farm, Stratford – 01789 299288

Silk

  • Beckford Silk, Beckford (A40 to Evesham) – 01386 841417

Potteries

  • Conderton Pottery, Conderton, Nr Tewkesbury – 01386 725387
  • Winchcombe Pottery, Winchcombe – 01242 612462
  • Bredon Pottery, Bredon Nr Tewkesbury – 01684 773417
  • Glazydays Ceramic Cafe (hands-on), Ledbury – 01531 636018

Bike Hire

  • Lantern House, Boon St, Eckington (foot of Bredon Hill) – 01386 750003
  • Compass Hire, Cheltenham – 01242 250642
  • Pedalabikeaway, Nr Coleford – 01594 860065

Horse Riding

  • Twyning Riding School, Twyning – 01684 295811
  • Mill Farm Riding Stables, Winchcombe – 01242 604629/602627
  • Moat Farm School, Gotherington – 01242 672055
  • Woodlands Riding Stables, Wood Stanway, Winchcombe – 01386 584404

Fishing

  • We have some permits in season for fishing on the Avon which is just a short walk from Woodend Farm.
  • Opp Hilton Puckrup Hall there is a large lake at the garden centre – fishing available on a daily basis – call in for more info

Markets

  • Tewkesbury Market – Weds and Sat.
  • Cheltenham Racecourse – Usually Sunday Mornings.

Museums

  • Tewkesbury Museum, Barton Street. (Also tourist information here)
  • The Shambles, Newent. A museum of Victoian Life – 01531 822144
  • Waterways Museum, Gloucester Docks – 01452 318054
  • Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection – 01451 821255
  • Toy & Collectors Museum, Stow on the Wold – 01454 830159
  • Keith Hardings World of Mechanical Music, Northleach – 01451 860181
  • John Moore Countryside Museum, Church St Tewkesbury – 01684 297174
  • Soldiers of Gloucestershire, Gloucester Docks – 01452 522682
  • Holst Birthplace Museum, Pittville, Cheltenham – 01242 524846
  • The Old Mill, Bourton on the Water. Ideal for families – 01451 821255
  • Winchcombe Folk & Police Museum, Winchcombe – 01242 609151
  • Elgar’s Birthplace, Nr Worcester – 01905 333224

Go Karting and Quad Bikes

  • Peachley Quad Trekking, Nr Worcester – 01905 641309 / 07764 540803
  • J.D.R Karting, Bristol Rd, Gloucester – 0800 5429044
  • Range Farm, Brookthorpe Gloucester – 01452 306117

Clay Pigeon Shooting

  • South Worcs Ground, Nr Upton on Severn – 01684 310605
  • Chatcombe Estate, Coberley Cheltenham – 01242 870391
  • Range Farm, Brookthorpe Gloucester – 01452 306117

Paintball

  • Forest of Dean Paintball, Lower Soudley – 01594 516067 / 07765 615076

Bowling Centre

  • Cotswold Bowl, Cheltenham – 01242 226766

Rare Breed Centre

  • Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power, Nr Winchcombe 01451 850307

Teddy Bears etc

  • Broadway Dolls and Bears, Broadway – 01386 858323
  • The Teddy Bear Museum, Stratford on Avon
  • The Beatrix Potter Attraction, Gloucester – 01452 422856
  • Jays Art, 5 Station Villas, Bredon, Nr Tewkesbury – 01684 773333

Antique Shops

  • Gainsborough Antiques, Tewkesbury – 01684 298719
  • 71 Church St, Tewkesbury – 01684 234366
  • Antiques Centre, Tolsey Lane, Tewkesbury (off High St) – 01684 294091
  • Gloucester Antique Centre (at the docks) – 01452 529716

Heritage Centres

  • Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley Nr Blakeney – 01594 822170
  • Almonry Heritage Centre, Evesham – 01386 446944

Ski Centre

  • Gloucester Dry Ski Slope, Gloucester – 01452 414300

Tennis

  • Cheltenham Recreation Centre, Cheltenham – 01242 528764
  • Tewkesbury School Sports Centre, Tewkesbury – 01684 293953

Safari Park

  • West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcs – 01299 402114

Golf

  • Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel, Turn left at A38 – 1/4 mile – 01684 271591
  • Tewkesbury Park Golf and Country Club – 01684 295405
  • Sherdons Golf Range, Fiddington Nr Tewkesbury – 01684 274782

Caves

  • Clearwell Caves, Nr Coleford – 01594 832535

Castles

  • Warwick Castle, Warwick – 0870 442 2000
  • Eastnor Castle, Eastnor Nr Ledbury – 01531 633160
  • Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe – 01242 604357
  • Berkeley Castle, Berkeley – 01453 810332

Miniature

  • Miniature World (minature scenes and models), Bourton on the Water – 01451 810121

Archery

  • Cheltenham Archers, Cheltenham. for more info – 01452 780515

Little People!

  • Mohair Countryside Centre, Indoor and outdoor adventure zones, Little London, Longhope – 01452 832237
  • Playzone Funtime, Bredons Hardwick (under 11s) – 01684 773873
  • Little Follies, Indoor adventure playground, The Barn, Mile End Rd, Coleford – 01594 833229
  • Fundays, Bourton on the water – 01451 822999
  • St Augustines Farm, Arlington – 01452 740277

Flying

  • Staverton Flying School, Staverton, Nr Cheltenham – 01452 712388

Fish

  • Bibury Trout Farm – 01285 740215

Vineyards

  • Three Choirs, Nr Newent – 01531 890223
  • St Annes Vineyard, Nr Newent – 01989 720313

Coaches

  • Cotswolds Coach Tours (summer) – 01242 522878

Bouncy Castles

  • Absolute Bouncy Castles, Tewkesbury – 01684 296788

Other

  • Oldbury Power Station & Visitor Centre, Oldbury on Severn, Nr Thornbury – 01454 419899
  • Snowshill Lavender, Snowshill, Nr Broadway – 01386 854821
  • Stanway House Fountain, Nr Winchcombe. Worlds highest gravity fountain open 2-5pm, July-Sept, Tues/Thurs/Sat – 01386 584528
  • Perfume Centre, Bourton on the Water
  • The Wharf House Visitor Centre/Tea Rooms, Over, Gloucester – 01452 332900
  • Ledurys 16th Century Painted Room and 17th Century Market House – 01531 632306
  • Tewkesbury’s Alleyways and Battle Trail Walk – Leaflet available from Tourist Information.
  • Westons Cider Visitor Centre, Much Marcle, Ledbury – 01531 660108
  • Royal Worcester Visitor Centre, Severn Street, Worcs. – 01905 21247
  • Cotswold Woollen Weavers, Filkins, Nr Lechlade – 01327 860491
  • Broadway Tower Park, Broadway – 01386 852390