A circus and an open air cinema are among the entertainment on offer at Cotswold Country Park and Beach this summer. 

And as temperatures skyrocket, the UK's largest inland paddling beach is set to be a popular spot. 

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As well as the beach, activities available include water sports, an aquapark, kayaking, go-karts and mini-golf.

Tolly’s Summer Circus will entertain audiences inside the Big Top from July 22 until September 1 (closed on Mondays apart from August 29).

John Lawson’s Circus troupe will be performing three 40-minute shows per day at 12pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. Tickets are £4 per person.

The open-air cinema will be showing Jurassic Park on Friday, September 9 and The Greatest Showman on the following day. 

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Tickets are £13.50 or £11.50 concession (under 16/student). A premium deckchair seat is available for £18.50, otherwise bring your own seat.

Gates open at 6.30pm and the film starts 8pm. The Beach Shack and Bar will be open for hot food and drinks or guests can bring a picnic.

Mark Johns, general manager at Cotswold Country Park and Beach said: “With school holidays nearly here, it’s time to plan some days out. 

"We’re excited about the shows and activities we have to offer and look forward to welcoming families to the park for a fantastic day.”

Advance booking is essential for all activities including the circus and cinema. Entry and activity tickets can be booked online at cotswoldcountryparkandbeach.com or by calling 01285 868096.