Whether you’re just visiting Cirencester or a long-term resident some days you just don’t know what to do. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to visit in this handy blog for you to make it just that bit easier for you.
Located in the heart of Cirencester, you can journey through time with the Corinium Museum. It includes some of the most significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. Whether you have an interest in history or your children have a project you’re bound to find something to peak interest in all the family.
New Brewery Arts is a great mix of learning craft and also the purchase of craft and art. They run workshops so you can learn various skills within a comfortable, helpful environment. Art and Crafts from local artists are also on display for a truly unique shopping experience and purchase. They also have a café perfect for soaking in the wonderful art around you.
If you enjoy the Corinium Museum, you must take a trip to the Roman Amiptheatre. You will see the earthwork remains of one of the largest Roman Amphitheatres in Britain. The perfect place for a countryside walk and even a picnic.
If the children are bored, it’s raining outside, soft play is the obvious choice. Rugrats and Half Pints took over from the much loved Magicland Soft Play and continues to improve their offerings. With a sensory area for young babies, a toddler/smaller children’s area and separate larger area for older children it has something for everyone. There’s also a café for a bit of tea and cake for the adults to relax a little.
If the sun is shining Cirencester has some beautiful outdoor areas to enjoy. Including the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester Park & St Michaels Park. Each has open space to offer, alongside other activities. The Abbey Grounds is home to a playpark and a river with plenty of ducks to watch go by. Cirencester Park is great for dog walking and you can stop at the Beano in the Park for a hot drink too. St Michaels Park offers another playpark and also tennis courts, mini golf and table tennis for the sportier ones amongst you.
If you decide to venture out of Cirencester there a couple more options for days out..
Situated less than 5 miles away from Cirencester you will find Cotswold Country Park & Beach. As the name suggests you will find a beach to relax on alongside bookable watersports and boating activities. There is also adventure play areas, mini golf and more to enjoy on dry land.
You will find Butt’s Farm approximately 4 miles away from Cirencester. The Farm homes a range of farm animals from rabbits to ponies, pigs and more. There is also a Farm Shop located on site showcasing a wide variety of locally sourced meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables.
If you fancy a quieter day we recommend just spending a day mooching around Cirencester Town Centre with it’s menagerie of independent retailers and restaurants. Check out our blog here for our Guide to Shopping in Cirencester.
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