Your essential guide to rainy day activities in the Cotswolds this Easter

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Your essential guide to rainy day activities in the Cotswolds this Easter Your essential guide to rainy day activities in the Cotswolds this Easter

KEEPING the kids entertained during the Easter Holidays can be tough.

The Standard’s handy list of the top 10 days out in the Cotswolds will make sure the little ones never get the chance to shout “I’m bored.”

Chedworth Roman Villa, Chedworth

Home to some of the richest people in the county during the fourth century, Chedworth Roman Villa is a trip back in time to Roman Britain. Visitors can marvel at some of the largest Roman ruins in the country.

Open daily between 10am and 5pm.

Prices start from £4.50 per child.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth-roman-villa

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Far Peak Climbing, Northleach

An indoor climbing facility located in the heart of the Cotswolds. Far Peak can offer climbing and bouldering for people of all ages and abilities. During the holidays staff will be offering lessons in abseiling, archery and bow and arrow making.

Open weekdays between 10am and 10pm, weekends between 10pm and 6pm.

Prices start from £7 per child per session.

www.wildrockclimbing.co.uk

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Cotswold Motoring Museum, Bourton

The museum is overflowing with vintage car collections, classic cars, motorcycles and, of course, kids TV favourite Brum. Mud Track and Tears, an exhibition looking at the history of motorsport, is currently on display.

Open daily between 10am and 6pm.

Prices start from £3.50 per child.

www.cotswoldmotoringmuseum.co.uk

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Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury

Delve into the history of Malmesbury. Discover the town built on the site of a 2,800 year old Iron Age hill fort and the North Wiltshire countryside that surrounds it.

Open daily between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

Admission is free.

www.athelstanmuseum.org.uk

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Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Leave the 21st century behind and discover the Roman treasures of the celebrated history of the Cotswolds. The Corinium Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiques, recovered from in and around Cirencester.

Open Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm and Sunday between 2pm and 5pm.

Prices start from £2.45 per child.

www.coriniummuseum.org

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Magicland, Cirencester

Let your little ones lose themselves in the county’s largest indoor soft play area. Magicland is a 13,000sq ft play area, complete with ball rivers, zip slides, log ramps and a host of winding slides.

Open daily between 10am and 6pm.

Prices start from £3 per child.

www.magicland.co.uk

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Swindon and Cricklade Railway, Cricklade

Take a journey through the North Wiltshire countryside on a vintage steam engine on the restored line between Cricklade and neighbouring Swindon. Fun for people of all ages, there is also a Second World War museum at the Blunsdon station. Open weekends between 11am and 4pm.

Prices start from £4.50 per child.

www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

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M4 Karting

Located just a stone’s throw from the motorway, M4 Karting is the premier indoor go-kart tracking in the South West. Choose from a go-kart or minimoto and whizz around the twists and turns of the centre’s new and improved track layout. Age and height restrictions apply.

Open daily between 9am and 6pm.

Prices start from £15 for 10minutes racing.

www.m4karting.com

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