Five things to do in the Cotswolds this spring

Spring is around the corner, bringing with it the promise of warmer days and sunshine. There is no time more perfect to escape the City for a midweek escape or a weekend getaway. Explore the beauty of the countryside surrounding The Wild Rabbit with our list top things to do in the Cotswolds this spring.

Blenheim Palace

One of the most iconic country houses in the world, Blenheim Palace is an incredible location to visit at any time of the year. A World Heritage site with royalty, architecture, garden design, art and interiors woven into over 300 years of its history, it has art exhibitions, food fairs, dog shows, concerts and charity marathons scheduled throughout spring.
A 26 minute drive from The Wild Rabbit.

Daylesford Cookery School

Just a two minute drive from The Wild Rabbit and located next to our cottages on Daylesford Farm, learn all about seasonal produce and how to cook with it. With expert tutors, passionate about using organic ingredients grown and reared on the Farm, master essential cookery techniques and take home an array of new skills.

⁠Stay at The Wild Rabbit or in one of our cottages, and discover the many courses from nose-to-tail butchery, quick and simple suppers and the vegan kitchen to artisan bread making. There are courses for everyone, whether you are a confident cook looking to develop your repertoire or a beginner wanting to learn new skills. Our guests also receive a special offer on all Cookery School courses.
A two minute drive from The Wild Rabbit or a 25 minute walk.

Oxford Botanical Gardens

Founded in 1621, The Oxford Botanical Gardens are not only the oldest of their kind in the UK but one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world, renowned for their variety and diversity of plants. Their walled garden is a beautiful botanical spectacle in the springtime as some of the world’s rarest plants awake from their winter slumber. Both an educational and visually captivating experience, the gardens are a must for our green-fingered guests.
A 48 minute drive from The Wild Rabbit or a 25 minute train journey.

Bamford Wellness Spa

The Bamford Wellness Spa at Daylesford offers carefully curated treatments, wellness workshops and movement classes, each designed to nurture your wellbeing in a gentle and holistic way. Combining physical alignment with emotional and nutritional balance, Bamford’s team of experts will help you achieve harmony in body, mind and spirit using naturally sourced Bamford Bath & Body products that can be found in the bathrooms of our rooms and cottages.

Our guests receive a special offer on all spa treatments and classes, so don’t miss a rejuvenating experience within the surroundings of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.
A two minute drive from The Wild Rabbit or a 25 minute walk.

Giffords Circus at Daylesford farm

Giffords Circus is famous for visionary shows which tour village greens across England throughout the spring and summer. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Giffords and to celebrate, the circus will be opening earlier than usual with Hooley, a showcase of fairies, trolls, pixies, leprechauns, wild horses, Celtic music, dancing and revelry. With performances at Daylesford farm from 7th to 18th May, we highly recommend this delightful show for all ages.
A two minute drive from The Wild Rabbit or a 25 minute walk

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