Welcome Open Weekend

A long weekend of discounted entry for residents of Cotswold and West Oxfordshire District Council areas to local attractions - your chance to discover or rediscover the many attractions that make the area so attractive to visitors.

The Welcome Open Weekend (WOW) is being held from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April 2016 and covers a range of attractions in both districts. To take advantage of the offers you just need to pick up a discount voucher sheet from one of the local collection points.

Participating attractions

Please note that some of the participating attractions are not open or not offering discounted entry on all three days.

 Participating                 
 venue                                     
 Description Nearest
 town         
 Offer Notes
 Bibury Trout Farm One of Britain’s oldest working Trout farms  where you can learn about trout and even catch your own!  Cirencester          2 for 1                 
 Birdland Park & Gardens Nine acres of park and garden with exotic and rare birds like the majestic King Penguins.  Bourton on 
 the Water    
 2 for 1  
 Bourton Model Railway Some of the finest operating indoor model railway layouts in the country.  Bourton on
 the Water
 2 for 1  
 Bourton Model Village A one-ninth scale replica of the heart of the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.  Bourton on
 the Water
 2 for 1  
 Blenheim Palace

One of England's finest houses surrounded by over 2,000 acres of parkland and gardens.

Woodstock 2 for 1  
Bourton House Gardens

Award-winning Cotswold garden featuring topiary, herbaceous borders and unique shade house.

 Bourton on 
 the Hill
 2 for 1  
 Cerney Gardens Let old-fashioned scents and colour surround you in this romantic secret garden which are set around a Victorian walled garden.  Cirencester  2 for 1  
 Cogges A living museum in the manor house and grounds, with demonstrations, tours, animal feeding and events. Also a fantastic play area.  Witney  2 for 1  
 Combe Mill Travel back in time at Combe Mill working museum, once the workshop of the Benheim Estate, it's a fascinating time capsule.  Woodstock  2 for 1  
 Corinium museum A multi award winning Museum which has a large collection of objects found in and around the locality showcasing the archaeology of the Cotswolds.  Cirencester  2 for 1 Only Sunday 17th
 Cotswold Falconry This centre promotes the greater understanding of birds of prey through education and fun, also has daily demonstration of free flying birds of prey.  Moreton in
 Marsh
 2 for 1  
 Cotswold farm Park

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is the home of rare breed conservation and has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out.

Bourton on
the Water
 2 for 1  
Cotswold Motor Museum The museum is overflowing with vintage/classic car collections, motorcycles, caravans, original signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities.  Bourton on
 the Water
 2 for 1  
 Court Barn This story of the Arts and Crafts movement and its legacy of designers/craftspeople who have worked in the north Cotswolds.  Chipping
 Campden
 2 for 1  
 Crocodiles of the World It’s not every day you get to see a Crocodile being fed! Come face to face with some of the most feared predators on the planet.  Witney  2 for 1  
 Fairy Tale Farm A sensory and learning wonderland for all the family where everything is accessible and everyone is welcome.  Chipping
 Norton
 2 for 1  
 Head 4 heights

Tackle an exhilarating range of climbing, jumping and swinging activities! Must be pre-booked online with voucher code of WOW2016

Cirencester 50% off Sunday 17 only
 Kelmscott Manor The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to
the River Thames.
 Burford  2 for 1 Only Saturday 16th
 Kiftsgate Kiftsgate is the creation of three generations of women gardeners who have contributed to making it a world renowned garden.  Chipping
 Campden
 2 for 1  
 Milldene Garden A serious garden with a sense of humour. This old Cotswold water mill is surrounded by at least 'fifty shades of ...green!' and much else.  Chipping
 Campden
 2 for 1  
 Oxford Bus Museum The story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years, also home to the Morris Motors Museum.  Witney  2 for 1 Only Sunday 17th
 Rousham William Kent designed - one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many features still in situ.  Chipping
 Norton
 2 for 1  

Soldiers of Oxfordshire museum

 

Changing exhibitions and permanent galleries telling the story of Oxfordshire's soldiers and the effect of war on the county  Woodstock  2 for 1  
 Wellington Aviation A museum with a vast range of artifacts from the war years dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh.  Moreton in
 Marsh
 2 for 1 Only Sunday 17th

Local collection points for the vouchers

Voucher sheets will be available from Friday 1 April and can be collected from any of the locations listed below.

 Town Collection point                        
Bourton on the Water Bourton Visitor Information Centre
Burford Burford Visitor Information Centre
Carterton Carterton Library
Charlbury Charlbury Library
Chipping Campden Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre
Chipping Norton Chipping Norton Town Centre
Cirencester Cirencester Visitor Information Centre
Fairford Fairford Town Council offices
Lechlade Lechlade Visitor Information Centre and Library
Moreton in Marsh Moreton Visitor Information
Northleach Cotswolds Discovery Centre and Cafe
Stow on the Wold Stow on the Wold Visitor Information Centre and Library
Tetbury Tetbury Visitor Information Centre
Witney Witney Visitor Information Centre
Woodstock Woodstock Library

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX