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Cotswold Farm Park visit from Lower Mill Estate

Top 10 things to do from Lower Mill Estate at Half Term

There is plenty of choice when it comes to planning days out for the whole family during half term. The Lower Mill Estate makes a fabulous base for exploring the Cotswolds. From wildlife parks to classic cars, museums to adventurous activities there really is something for everyone. Have fun planning your half term! Cotswold Farm Park reopens on February 10th ...
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Bourton on the Water football

Football In The River

On the last bank holiday at the end of August, the usually peaceful River Windrush meandering it's way through Bourton-on-the-Water is invaded by a football match. It is one of the wackier annual events to take place in the Cotswolds! Goalposts are set up in the river, and two teams of six players from Bourton Rovers football Club play a ...
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Jesse Smith Butcher

A Cotswold Butchers

Jesse Smith: Farm Shop and Coffee House Just 10 minutes drive from the Lower Mill Estate, Jesse Smith, a family owned butcher that was founded over 200 years ago has recently opened a Farm Shop and Coffee House. Jesse Smith has a great local reputation for quality fresh meat and personal friendly service - they also have a traditional butchers ...
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Lower Mill Estate Aerial Photo

Aerial Photos Of The Lower Mill Estate

One of the lovely things about Daisy Chain is the abundance of birds to be seen. Herons, Egrets, Grebes, Terns, Swallows and Kingfishers to name just a few. But have you ever wondered what the Lower Mill Estate looks like to them? Some recent guests shared these great pictures taken from a drone. Swooping over Somerford Lagoon, Clearwater Lake is ...
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Birthday Cake

A Birthday Weekend At Daisy Chain

Celebrating Birthdays at Daisy Chain We have just returned from Daisy Chain where we spent a weekend with family celebrating a big birthday. Daisy Chain is the perfect venue to gather all the family to celebrate and fun together. Daisy Chain is equipped with a Canadian Canoe, but as there were going to be lots of us staying we rang ...
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Bluebells in the Cotswolds

From the middle of April woodlands around the Cotswolds will burst into life with a fabulous blue haze of bluebells. The bluebell season is starting already with a faint mist of blue appearing under trees in many of our woodlands. I took this photo last weekend. There are many locations within reach of Daisy Chain, but two of the best ...
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Easter Egg Hunt

Cotswolds Easter Egg Hunts

6 of the best Easter Egg Hunts in the Cotswolds We've searched out some of the best Easter Egg Hunts that are taking place in the Cotswolds over Easter 2016. Lake and Land Easter Egg Hunt The annual Lake and Land Easter Egg Hunt at South Cerney Outdoor in Cotswold Water Park, just 5 minutes drive from Daisy Chain, takes ...
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Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Winter is a fabulous time to visit the Wetland Centre at Slimbridge as thousands of migrating birds over winter on the Severn Estuary. There are 12 hides with amazing views looking out over the estuary. There is also a 360 degree observation tower for a birds eye view. There's plenty of other things to do during your visit to Slimbridge, ...
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Four of the best places to see Snowdrops in the Cotswolds

The first signs of spring are just beginning to emerge in the Cotswolds. Now is a great time to plan to visit some of the wonderful snowdrop collections that can be found in the Cotswolds. Here is our roundup of four of the best places to see wonderful snowdrops in the Cotswolds. Painswick Rococo Garden These gardens, a masterpiece of ...
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When to stay at Cotswold Family Holidays

When to stay at Cotswold Family Holidays

With so many lovely things to enjoy when staying at Daisy Chain on the Lower Mill Estate, it can be difficult to decide when to stay.  Hopefully this graphic will make your decision a little bit easier! ...
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