Attraction in Cirencester
The Cotswold Water Park is Britain's largest complex of man made lakes and wetlands.
The Water Park has something for everyone. Watersports include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, wakeboarding and waterskiing.
If you prefer dry land, activities include horse riding, a high ropes aerial adventure and golf. There are also plenty of opportunities for cycling and walking with both the Thames Path and Sustrans route 45 running through the Water Park.
For nature lovers there are numerous nature reserves, meadows and bird hides to view wildlife living in and visiting the Water Park, many of these sites have been given SSSI status.
If you want to spend the day relaxing make sure you visit Keynes Country Park which is home to Britain’s premier inland beach. There are numerous other picturesque car park and picnic sites to visit including Neighbridge, lakeside car park and bridge car park.
If you want to come and stay in the area, accommodation includes lodges, cabins, camping, hotels and bed and breakfasts.
To find out more information about the Cotswold Water Park start your visit at the spectacular Gateway Centre which is located at the A419/B4696 junction. Here you can get information about all 40 square miles of the Water Park. The Gateway Centre is home to the Coot’s café which serves a delicious range of lunches and homemade cakes, a gift and craft shop, prize winning artwork and a Jurassic fossil exhibition which includes the infamous mammoth skull.
All facilities have disabled access.
The Gateway Centre is open all year round. For more information call the Gateway Centre on 01285 862962 or email
Nearest UK Airport: Bristol
Months Open: All year
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Gift Shop: Yes
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