Cotswold Country Park and Beach

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






OPEN DAILY 10.00 am- 6.00 pm (during peak periods)

Whether relaxing with friends and family on a sandy beach beside a beautiful swimming lagoon or enjoying activities from water sports to mini-golf within beautiful parkland, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach offers the perfect day out, time after time.

There are loads of activities to keep your family having fun in the great outdoors throughout the year.

The North Lake is home to the fantastic WIBIT AquaVenture with over 20 action-packed obstacles. Run, slide, climb, bounce and jump your way around the fantastic floating inflatable obstacle course, an amazing experience.

AQUAVENTURE - £15 per person, per session

🎪New for Summer 2021 The circus is here!

John Lawson’s Circus troupe host family memory generating performances inside their spectacularly colourful Big Top from 22nd July right through to 31st August!


For £3.00 per person enjoy 3 x 40 minute shows a day, 12.00 pm, 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm. Guests of the beach have the fantastic opportunity to sit back and enjoy the best acrobatics and astonishing performances Cirencester has seen!

Please note the Circus is closed on Mondays with the exception of Bank Holiday Monday 30th August. Book park admission prior to booking the circus.

For those that want to get out on the water on their own, you can try out kayaking or stand up paddleboarding (SUP), with tuition available for beginners to help you get to grips with the paddle and increase your confidence on the water.

Pre-booking activities before arrival is essential

If you fancy your boating at a more leisurely pace, you can take it easy at South Lake on a pedalo, rowing boat or mini-port electric boat, all available to hire. Families with toddlers will love the enclosed outdoor play area and paddling pool with a grass picnic area overlooking South Lake.

Hungry? Dine at The Beach Shack Cafe or enjoy a delicious gelato ice cream. You can also hire a BBQ pitch, and bring your charcoal and bangers for a cook-out in the sun or simply relax with a picnic beside one of the UK’s most well-known and loved inland beaches.

There are numerous walking trails throughout the Country Park that connect to the wider water park. Pedestrian access is permitted to these paths – but the use of the beach, swimming areas and other facilities are chargeable.

Did you know?

When you buy a Gift Aid park admission, at least 10% of the value of your ticket is a donation to the Cotswold Water Park Trust.

An annual family membership pass (up to 2 adults and 3 children) is available to buy online at £85.00 including one car permit.

Open from 10:00am -6:00pm at peak times, 7 days a week.

For more info and to book-entry or activities please visit the website

Open hours

Monday10:00 - 18:00 -
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 18:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00