Four-day weekend. What to do?

One of the best things about being in the Cotswolds is the huge range of weekend and bank holiday pursuits on offer to us. Some events feel like they’re as old as these hills, some are definitely more modern, and they all bring communities together with visitors from far and wide.

We’ve gathered a few events in our area and – because we can’t all live in the Cotswolds – around the UK to give you some inspiration for making the most of the long weekend.


North Cotswolds Point-to-Point (Paxford, Chipping Campden)

Point-to-point is amateur horse-racing over fences with registered thoroughbreds – it’s linked to hunting (these days, drag- or trail-hunting). It’s a great sociable day out in the countryside, especially if you’re into horses, and all the important amenities (bar, catering, toilets) are provided. Plus, take your dog!

Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Hare Trail 2018

Follow the March hare sculptures around the Cotswolds for a different way to plan your day out. The art project sets out to promote public art, design and sculpture, highlighting their impact on daily life and the local environment. It also helps in improving an understanding of the way in which the arts can support environmental conservation – that’s got to be a good thing.

Easter Weekend at Blenheim Palace

Head to Blenheim for an abundance of themed fun in the Pleasure Gardens this Easter including the first ever Giant Egg Hunt Challenge… Also, don’t miss the new circus workshops in the Big Top, balloon modelling, stilt walkers, walkabout clown and much, much more.



Get a taste of Stuttgart-style hospitality during Alexandra Palace’s Springfest, with German beer, food and oompah bands.

V&A Winnie the Pooh Exhibition

Experience the timeless and universal appeal of this much-loved bear and discover the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.


National Trust

Now’s the perfect time to get outdoors and spot signs of National Trust gardens and countryside bursting into life. Off-set the chocolate with a stomp round somewhere gorgeous (and stop off for surprisingly good coffee). These are their top spring nature walks from all around the country.

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt with the National Trust

Nothing beats a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt, and there’s bound to be one near you at a National Trust or National Trust for Scotland site. Get your deerstalker on, there are clues to crack along the way!

English Heritage

Thrilling adventure quests are happening across historic locations this Easter. Hunt for clues in the dramatic natural landscape of Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, or have a go at archery, crafts and activities at Dover Castle’s Medieval Easter Weekend.

Wherever you are

Absolutely nothing

Sometimes a cuppa or a glass of something, an Easter egg and some good telly are really all you need.

Whatever you get up to, at home or away, we hope you have a cracking (#sorrynotsorry) Easter weekend.

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