5 fun-filled things to do this November in the Cotswolds

Toddler walking through leaves (Last Updated On: 28th October 2020)

November in the Cotswolds is a beautiful time to visit. The air is crisp, and the scenery is second to none as the trees put on their multi-coloured display. It’s also a great time to book a Cotswold holiday cottage, with prices significantly lower than in December.

If you’re wondering whereabouts in the Cotswolds you should choose for your holiday, take a look at some of the activities that are scheduled – be right beside the action.

Walk your dog for free at Painswick’s Rococo Garden

For your paw-fect autumn day out, take advantage of the special offer Painswick Rococo Garden has for dog walkers – humans go free when their four-legged friends accompany them. Enjoy this doggie deal every Friday to Sunday throughout November. The garden is known to be quirky, designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden. Look out for the American sweetgum, which may be showing off its purple leaves before it takes a rest in December.

Stay at dog-friendly properties: The Landers (sleeps 10), Amber Cottage (sleeps 4), Jasmine Cottage (sleeps 4+2), Walkley Wood Cottage (sleeps 3+1), and The Limes (sleeps 12).


Enjoy an enchanted light trail

Sudeley Castle, Enchanted Light

Discover the Cotswolds lit up this year at Sudeley Castle, Westonbirt and Cotswold Farm Park. At Cotswold Farm Park there will be magical lights and sounds leading you to crackling fire pits and festive shops. At Westonbirt there will be an Enchanted Christmas where children can visit the West Pole and see one of Santa’s workshops in action. Finally, Sudeley Castle’s Spectacle of Light is returning for its fifth year. Enjoy wonderful music as you discover each new secret of the magical outdoor environment.

Stay at: any of our Sudeley castle properties, Old Stables (sleeps 5), Old Stables No. 2 (sleeps 5) and New Church Cottage (sleeps 4) for Westonbirt, and 1 Horseshoe Cottages (sleeps 5) or Teagles Cottage (sleeps 7) for Cotswold Farm Park.


Watch owls fly by moonlight

The International Centre for Birds of Prey begin their beautiful Owl Evenings in November, running every Saturday. Enjoy some festive drinks while exploring a light trail, before heading down into the flying field to experience the owls by moonlight with a spot lit flying display. Enjoy seeing the elusive birds in their natural environment while discovering the Centre for Birds of Prey in a completely different, atmospheric light.

Stay at: Cyder Press House (sleeps 10).


Embark on an adventure with Peter RabbitTM

Young adventurers visiting Coughton Court can lend a hand to some of Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters and solve clues to earn their special trial badge and certificate. Don’t forget to take a picture with Peter Rabbit at the end!

Stay at child-friendly: Old Fox Cottage (sleeps 4) or The Byres (sleeps 4).


Kick leaves!

Children kicking leaves

Photo by Michael Morse from Pexels

Whether you’re a child or an adult, kicking leaves remains a fun pastime. Head into the great outdoors and enjoy the technicolour countryside. All of our cottages promise local walks that will show you the very best of the season, but why not stay close to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, for some immediate inspiration?

Stay at: Old Stables (sleeps 5), Old Stables No. 2 (sleeps 5) or New Church Cottage (sleeps 4).



If you need some help choosing that perfect November cottage that has the warming open fire and the place to store your wellies, please send us an enquiry.