Get outdoors around Cirencester this Spring!

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Under the current Covid restrictions, we’re going to be spending much of Spring outdoors exercising or socialising with friends and family, be it as a group of 6 or as two families together (you know the drill!).

Aside from all the fantastic parks and walks in Cirencester, we also have the Cotswold Water Park on the doorstep. With over 180 lakes, there is a range of activities on offer for local families to enjoy, from water sports, wilderness skills, shooting, cycling, walking and dining! We've picked out just a few hidden gems located in the Cotswold Water Park...

Many watersports providers will be open this weekend, including 4 Lakes Waterski School at Manorbrook Lakes, on the Cotswold Water Park's southern edge.

A small, family-run business providing fun, engaging, and affordable water sports activities for adults and children.

Learn how to water ski, wakeboard or paddleboard. The great advantage of paddle boarding is that anyone of any age can enjoy it. Prices start at just £10 per hour, and all lessons are supervised to ensure the best fun safely.

Location: 4 Lakes Waterski School, Manorbrook Lakes, Waterhay, SN6 6QY.

Booking: Booking is required; book online at www.4lakes.co.uk. Email: info@4lakes.co.uk or call 07572113220.

Open: Open seven days a week from 9 am-8pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am-6 pm Sundays.

Lake 32 is a clear freshwater, 1000-metre lake is surrounded by woodland and wildlife and offers the perfect spot to peacefully enjoy the outdoors and unwind.

Visitors can partake in swimming, paddling and land activities in a community-spirited, family-friendly environment. Activities include Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery and Raft Building to name a few.

Location: Cotswold Water Park, near Cirencester. Gloucestershire. GL7 6DF.

Booking: Booking is required; book online at www.ukwatersports.co.uk or call 01285 861202

Have you spotted the Lodge? A great new coffee shop addition to South Cerney Outdoor at Lake 12. Now you have somewhere to enjoy beautiful lake views after you’ve finished your water sports or while the kids are on their courses. A great mix of delicious drinks, tasty treats, friendly faces - open 10 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week.

Location: South Cerney Outdoor, Lake 12, Spine Road East, South Cerney, GL7 5TL

Booking: Book online at https://www.southcerneyoutdoor.co.uk/

If you're keen to get outdoors without getting wet, Combat Splat Paintball offers great fun for all the family; using lower impact paintballs they can cater for children from 10-years-old and above and prices start from just £16.50 for 200 paintballs.

Whether it’s a special event, birthday, or just a group of friends looking to get together and enjoy some action-packed fun, they have you covered!

Location: Spine Rd E, Swindon GL7 5TL

Booking: Book online at www.combatsplat.com/bookings. Call 01793 230 450 or email: bookings@combatsplat.com

Open: Open 7 days a week!

As the highest-rated outdoor activity venue in the UK on Trip Advisor, The Cotswold Range offers exclusive Archery (age 8+), Air Rifles (Age 8+) and Crossbow lessons (age 12+). Famed for their game and challenges for a wide range of experience and abilities, they provide the perfect introduction to these sports.

Location: Cotswold Water Park, GL7 6GY

Booking: Advanced booking required; book online at www.thecotswoldrange.co.uk. Call 01285 238101 or email: info@thecotswoldrange.co.uk.

Prices start from £20.00 per person.

Open: Open 7 days a week!

We hope this gives you some inspiration.

Head over to our events pages for other ways to spend the Easter weekend - including an Easter Egg hunt in Cirencester!

If you're planning on a local walk or park visit, you can find lots of inspiration on Cirencester Rocks!

Happy Easter!