6 Cotswold Large Group Activity Ideas
The Cotswolds is an exciting place to enjoy a getaway and the ideal location for getting a large group together to enjoy countryside activities. Whether youre planning a family reunion, a trip with friends or even a hen or stag do, the Cotswolds has some amazing activities to enjoy as a group. We have some fantastic recommendations for Cotswold large group activity ideas, made all the better with a stay in any one of our large Jigsaw Holidays properties.
Cotswold Large Group Activity IdeasAs a popular location for groups and families, the Cotswolds is well versed in catering for large group activities. From outdoor pursuits to indoor activities, youll find enough on offer to fill your weekend with fun-filled adventure and long-lasting memories.Cotswold large group activity ideas for familiesIt can be difficult to find activities that the whole family will enjoy, but the Cotswolds will not disappoint. Some excellent choices of activities to try during your stay include:1. Cycling tours- Cycling tours are a great way to explore the Cotswolds, allowing you to see much of the landscape and greenery without the need to hop in a car. Cycling tours can take you through some of the areas prettiest and most iconic villages, and youll find many locations to stop off for refreshments or to take in the views. If bringing your own bikes isnt practical, there are many companies which offer cycle rental and guided tours as part of a package, including Cotswold Adventures, Cycle Cotswolds and Go by Cycle.2. A murder mystery night- Our Jigsaw properties offer the ideal location for a murder mystery night, with many rooms and open spaces to make for a really fun and memorable evening. Organise it yourself or take advantage of the many companies available which can organise the entire evening for you such as Its Murder and Murder Mystery Events. Ideal for when the weathers not so great or as an ice-breaker to kickstart your weekend, put on your best fancy dress and enjoy this classic group activity with your family.3. Sailing at Cotswolds Water Park- The Cotswolds Water Park is a top location for groups to enjoy activities on the water, with a number of options including canoeing, rowing and of course, sailing. Sailing is a fantastic activity to enjoy as a group, and youll find a great choice of sailing clubs and companies to choose from nearby. The South Cerney Sailing Club offers lessons and activities for people of all ages and the Bowmoor Sailing Club offers a wide range of water activities all year round. Cotswold large group activity ideas for friendsA weekend escape with friends is the perfect way to unwind and spend time together especially if you havent seen each other in a while. There are many top activities you can enjoy as a large group that will help you make the most of your time together, such as:4. Clay pigeon shooting- Get outdoors and enjoy the thrill of clay pigeon shooting, the perfect countryside activity to enjoy as a group. Once youve mastered the basics your competitive side will soon emerge why not make a joke of it and take a challenge as a team where the losers make breakfast? For an excellent experience, try the Cotswold Clay Club and Shooting School, Cotswold Shooting or Prescott Shooting.5. Rally driving- Whos the better driver? Settle the score once and for all with a thrilling rally car experience. Ideal for large groups, you can enjoy a top driving afternoon with Gloucester Rally School and put your friends through their paces. Make sure you book in advance as weekends are known to get busy.6. Food and wine tours- Good food and drink can really make a weekend away, and the Cotswolds is home to many wonderful food experiences. A food or wine tour makes a great alternative to the usual meal out, made even better when you're part of a large group. Some top experiences to try include a tour of the Three Choirs Vineyard which includes wine tasting and is perfect for large groups. Taking part in a cookery class is another great foodie activity you can enjoy as a group and the Dancing Trousers Cookery School is a friendly, welcoming location where you can enjoy a range of courses from cooking up a Middle-Eastern feast to sweet macaroons or soft cheese making. Take the skills youve learned back to your Jigsaw property and cook up a storm in our fully equipped kitchens.
Accommodation For Large Groups In The CotswoldsSometimes, the best Cotswold large group activity ideas come from simply being together. Spending time away from work and home gives you the space to spend quality time together, without the distractions that come with being so close to home.At Jigsaw Holidays, we offer luxury accommodation for large groups in the Cotswolds that offer plenty to do, meaning you dont have to set foot outside if youd prefer not to. With spacious living areas and dining areas to special details like swimming pools and cinema rooms youll find some wonderful features to help you make the most of your time together.Some of our top picks for properties for large groups include:Yew Tree FarmhouseA gorgeous farmhouse in Hannington Wick near Lechlade which can sleep up to 13 and has everything you need for a comfortable and homely stay. The bedrooms are spacious and come with all mod cons, whilst the grounds themselves are ideal for exploring and taking walks in the countryside.Stourton ManorStourton Manor is Jigsaws newest property and sleeps 10. This striking manor house offers peace and elegance for those looking for a magical country getaway. The property has charming character and even has a yoga studio and gym equipment for those wanting to keep up their fitness whilst away.ElkstonesElkstones offers complete luxury for large groups, with everything you could need for an A-list weekend away. Not only does it have many beautiful rooms to unwind and dine in, but it also has its own cinema, swimming pool and sauna to ensure your group getaway is one to remember. It sleeps 10, making it the ideal property for large groups and is located in Chipping Campden which is one of the most popular locations for visitors to the Cotswolds.Watery Park BarnAs one of our largest properties, Watery Park Barn, also near Chipping Campden is a gorgeous property for groups of up to 14. It has a stylish space for dining as well as stunning gardens to enjoy during the warmer months. A modern barn conveniently located for exploring the Cotswolds, youll be able to relax in luxury after a day of activities. With so many Cotswold large group activity ideas available to suit all tastes, as well as a wide choice of group-friendly accommodation options, the Cotswolds is an ideal choice for those looking to spend some quality time with the ones they love.At Jigsaw Holidays, we can offer you many additional services to make your group getaway special, including arranging activities, transport and catering if youd like some evening meals cooked for your group during your stay. Explore our luxury properties and book your group getaway today.