Situated at the confluence of the River Avon and River Severn, at the edge of the Cotswolds and within easy reach of Cheltenham, there's a whole host of water- and land-based activities to enjoy on our doorstep. We've included some of our favourites here, but don't forget that there's a whole host of walking and cycling routes to try, as well as plenty of retail -therapy venues to choose from. Just chat with our team for more ideas.


10 minutes' drive

We've partnered with Wild Goose SUP to offer our guests 10% off stand-up paddleboarding on the stunning River Avon.

Once you've booked to stay with us, just chat with our team and they'll let you know the code to secure your 10% discount for groups of 4 or more. Then just click below.

Happy paddling.

Boat Trips

5 minutes' drive/ 30 minutes' walk

Fancy seeing the historic town of Tewkesbury from the water?
April - October, hop on to Severn Leisure Cruises' 12-seater boat for a 45-minute tour of the scenic and historic highlights.
Trips cost £10 per adult; £8 per child up to 16 years and leave from the Back of Avon & Waterside mooring. No need to book in advance - they operate on a first come, first served basis.


30 minutes' drive

Head to nearby Eastnor Pottery on the idyllic Eastnor Castle Estate to hone your creative skills with a pottery experience.

Adults & children aged 14 and above can enjoy a 1.5 hour potter's wheel workshop for £49 per person, or a full day's course for £150, with clay modelling open to all ages for just £25 per person.

Husky Rides

15 minutes' drive

If you're looking for something a little different, Arctic Quest offers a truly unforgettable mushing experience. Under the guidance of the leading UK female sled dog racer,  enjoy 2 hours of sled dog racing, upgrading to faster dogs and longer trails as your confidence grows.

£120 per person; suitable for adults and children aged 6 and above.

Land Rover Experience

30 minutes' drive

Go off-road in glorious mud and 5000 acres of Malvern Hill track in the grounds of stunning Eastnor Castle. With young off-roader experiences for 11-17 year olds (£160 for 1 hour), up to half or full-day experiences for adults (£370 and £650 for up to 3 drivers), there's a range of options for tackling the steep inclines, daring descents, muddy side slopes, wild streams and rock crawls of the estate.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

30 minutes' drive

Opened by six-time Olympic GB coach, the Ian Coley shooting school is one of the best in the UK.
Offering one-hour individual lessons for £90 (£80 for under 18s) or shared lessons for £130 for 2 people (£120 if both under 18), or 'have a go' sessions that include gun hire, tuition and either 25 or 50 shots (£54 and £95).