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Unieke activiteiten in Cotswolds

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Pottery Wheel beginners taster session
A 2 hour introductory class for those who are absolute beginners - you will learn the very basics of throwing on the potters wheel. This will include weighing and preparing balls of clay before you start, then the basics of the wheel - from centering your clay, pulling, shaping and working with your tools, beginning to learn the techniques of throwing bowls and cylinders. This is a fun and quick way to introduce yourself to throwing on the wheel and is suitable for complete beginners. This is a fantastic way to enjoy and learn the age old art of the potters wheel At the end of the session you will be able to choose 1 of your pieces which will be bisque fired for you then glazed in a colour of your choice and fired again. Your pieces will be ready for pickup usually within 2 months of your class, but sometimes longer. Pick up will be arranged via an email or can be posted at a small charge There will be a maximum of 6 people attending this class. Each person has their own dedicated potters wheel
Baking Scones in a Cotswold Cottage
Step inside a 16th century Cotswold thatched cottage to learn to bake English scones. See how the owners of the cottage have lovely restored the old farm labourer’s home and hear stories of the cottage’s ancestry. Whist enjoying making the scones using vintage cooking utensils in the cottage kitchen, there is also chance to sample some local English wine, while waiting for the scones to bake in the oven. While the scones are cooling, enjoy a short guided walking tour around the Cotswold ironstone village of Hanwell, visiting a 13th century church and a castle where King James l and Oliver Cromwell both stayed, followed by your cream tea picnic with homemade jam and clotted cream in the Oxfordshire countryside. Come hungry for history, heritage and of course scones with lashing of homemade jam and clotted cream! Yum!
The magic world of chocolate
This is a private course for 2 people so there is flexibility. Feel free to contact me to discuss any thing you are interested, Happy to adjust course time and even dates to suit you. Introduction to chocolate making equipment and techniques, for use in a home environment. You will be able to produce very professional chocolates using the facilities of a home kitchen. so you can continue to make chocolates at home. Hands-on practical sessions: How to temper (crystalise) chocolate, in a home environment (this is important as most chocolatiers only show the table technique) How to make a ganache How to make chocolates using moulds Decorating moulds using cocoa butter colours Coating the moulds, filling and sealing them During Easter months we can make Easter eggs How to take care of chocolate equipment Finishing You will take away with you lots of chocolates that you have made yourself, for you, your friends and family to enjoy beautifully packed for presents. This is what each one of you will make to take home. Suggested retails value, but could cost more in different retail shops, of chocolates you take home beautifully packed 48 moulded bonbon chocolates £48.00--14 truffles £14.00 8 tablets £16.00 a quantity of piped and enrobed truffles £15.00 And sometimes more Contact Chonette if you prefer times and days to suit you not listed in the calendar
Bath Cycle Tours
A fun and enjoyable 3.5 hour ride taking in the city's famous buildings, historic sites and pleasure gardens before joining the Kennet and Avon Canal cycle towpath for a ride through history along the Avon Valley. The valley is abundant with wildlife and historical sites including the 'Dundas Aqueduct'. Returning to Bath, you will cycle through a Victorian railway tunnel (Two Tunnels Path), the longest cycling tunnel in Britain. The interactive light and sound installation in the tunnels provide a real ‘wow’ factor before you emerge overlooking the city, followed by a pleasant roll downhill to the cycle path along the River Avon back into the city. You'll also get the chance to see some of the amazing wildlife in the City including Kingfishers, Peregrine Falcons and Grey Herons. Our guides are experts in local military history and wildlife providing a unique perspective on Bath as a World Heritage City . Our groups are a maximum of 6-8 riders ensuring a more personal experience. Guests will need to be able to cycle a bicycle safely. Tours are suitable for all abilities although a basic level of fitness is required. The minimum age for a rider is 12 years old. The routes are mostly traffic free, mainly flat with some small climbs.
Potter's wheel experience
Potter's wheel experience Please allow 1.5hrs for your visit. On arrival you'll be offered a warm welcome from either Jon or his wife and fellow maker Sarah. Following a step by step demonstration, you will share a wheel between two, each having two goes to make a pot. You’ll then be offered one of three choices: 1) The ‘green’ option. We’ll recycle your attempts so your clay can be enjoyed again and again by our lovely customers. 2) Select your favourite pot to take away, air-dry and paint at home. 3) For an additional £20 per pot we’ll fire and glaze your creation. Your masterpiece will need to dry thoroughly before it goes in the kiln. It will be fired twice. This whole process takes about a month, after which we’ll contact you to let you know it’s ready for collection from the Pottery. P+P can be arranged at £5 per item.

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Walk Alpacas around a Cotswold Manor Estate
You will meet our lovely alpacas (Frodo, Gandulf, Chewy, Twiglet, Eyeore and Whisky). We will explain the characteristics of these lovely animals and teach you how to handle them. You will walk them around our 16 century Manor Estate. We have mediaeval stocks, a Tudor barn and 5 acres of amazing gardens, a lake and a large orchard.
Full day tour of the stunning Cotswolds in a luxury vehicle
Come and experience this magnificent full-day, driving and walking tour of the famous Cotswolds with a friendly local guide, in-vehicle refreshments and plenty of incredible photo opportunities along the way. The Cotswolds is an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB) known for its stunning countryside, historic castles, grand manor houses, lively market towns and quaint villages with honey-coloured stone cottages. By booking this tour, you will escape the hassles and time-constraints of accompanying a larger group, gain local insights and be able to fully immerse yourself in the experience. During this tour, you will: • Be driven in a luxury vehicle with refreshments. • Visit quintessential English countryside locations. • Learn about the history of the places we visit. • Have some free time to explore, or relax. • Stop for photographs in various places along the way. • Eat and drink in a Cotswold pub or restaurant (Optional- not included in tour price). Bookings for 3-5 people achieve a 10% discount. Bookings for 6-8 people achieve a 15% discount. (NOTE: Airbnb’s 20% ‘Early bird’ discount will supersede all group booking discounts). I will collect you from (and return you to) Kemble, Stroud or Stonehouse train station. Tours run from 9am-5pm approx. Private groups can be collected from accommodation anywhere in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire or Wiltshire.
Explore Idyllic Cotswolds Villages
*** Book for 2 gets a 5% discount. *** Book for 3 or 4 gets a 10% discount. Experience the English countryside of the Cotswolds, an area known for its green landscapes, charming villages, and honey-coloured stone cottages on a driving tour without worrying about missing the must-see places. Avoid the hassles of a DIY or large-group trip and relax on a luxury tour of must-see towns and villages. See the historical homes of Stow-on-the-Wold and marvel at the honey-stoned Broadway and other precious villages like Chipping Campden, Bibury and Snowshill. Highlights: - Spend at least 6 hours exploring the best of the Cotswolds! - Visit iconic villages, historical towns and the beautiful countryside! - Have free time to explore each location! - Travel in a luxury car along the country lanes! - Learn about history and photography from your local guide! NOTES: ** I can pick you up from your chosen accommodation in the Costwolds. Please ask me! ** Picking you up from London and returning is possible for an extra £250 fee. ** If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, please send a request. I will do my best to accommodate.
Archery in the tranquil countryside
You will be welcomed by a GB Archery qualified instructor whilst taking in the beautiful views of Kelston Roundhill then taken through our little woodland walk to the Archery range, here you will be shown all you need to know about your bow and arrow and the rules on the range through a safety briefing and demonstration. Now it’s your time to show off your new skills! The instructor will be there throughout your hour-long session to get you shooting like a pro ready for Archery games at the end! You may share the range with another group however we only take two groups at any one time so that you get the most out of your session. In our experience we have found this works well and you are able to go head to head with another team!
Throw Axes like a Viking
Get yourself over to Bath's most exciting new adventure site, Brocks Outdoor Adventures, and get ready to channel your inner Viking. Once you arrive you'll find yourself surrounded by Kelston Roundhill's spectacular countryside. Your friendly host will begin by taking you on a little woodland walk towards the axe targets. They'll go through some quick safety stuff here (we promise it’s not long) and give you a demonstration before you give it a go. You will be using throwing angel axes - these have three edges for you to get in the target. (They look way cooler, which means you look way cooler doing it too!) But don't panic, your hosts also have traditional hatchet axes and throwing knives which you're welcome to try towards the end of your experience. Once you're in full Viking flow, your instructor will take you through some fun games which test your consistency and accuracy. These will eventually lead to Brocks' infamous leadership board game. Will you make the board and manage to beat the top score? Only time will tell...

Activiteiten in de buurt van trekpleisters

Foto van Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museum
Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museumdoor 58 locals aangeraden
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De Romeinse badendoor 545 locals aangeraden
Foto van Bath Abbey
Bath Abbeydoor 165 locals aangeraden

Alle activiteiten in de buurt van Cotswolds

Pottery Wheel beginners taster session
A 2 hour introductory class for those who are absolute beginners - you will learn the very basics of throwing on the potters wheel. This will include weighing and preparing balls of clay before you start, then the basics of the wheel - from centering your clay, pulling, shaping and working with your tools, beginning to learn the techniques of throwing bowls and cylinders. This is a fun and quick way to introduce yourself to throwing on the wheel and is suitable for complete beginners. This is a fantastic way to enjoy and learn the age old art of the potters wheel At the end of the session you will be able to choose 1 of your pieces which will be bisque fired for you then glazed in a colour of your choice and fired again. Your pieces will be ready for pickup usually within 2 months of your class, but sometimes longer. Pick up will be arranged via an email or can be posted at a small charge There will be a maximum of 6 people attending this class. Each person has their own dedicated potters wheel
Foraging walk for beginners
- Short introduction into the foraging code and what to look out for - Exploring the local area by foot where I will show you around 50 (!) different edible wild plants plus a few poisonous ones - Finding and identifying wild plants - Information and recipe ideas how these wild plants could be used - Every guest gets a booklet with valuable information on wild plants, selected health benefits and further study ideas - The walk also includes the sampling of foraged food/drinks and homemade natural skin salves/creams LET US GO ON A LITTLE FORAGING MISSION TOGETHER! Please note: You can also request availability if you cannot find a suitable time slot for your group…
Baking Scones in a Cotswold Cottage
Step inside a 16th century Cotswold thatched cottage to learn to bake English scones. See how the owners of the cottage have lovely restored the old farm labourer’s home and hear stories of the cottage’s ancestry. Whist enjoying making the scones using vintage cooking utensils in the cottage kitchen, there is also chance to sample some local English wine, while waiting for the scones to bake in the oven. While the scones are cooling, enjoy a short guided walking tour around the Cotswold ironstone village of Hanwell, visiting a 13th century church and a castle where King James l and Oliver Cromwell both stayed, followed by your cream tea picnic with homemade jam and clotted cream in the Oxfordshire countryside. Come hungry for history, heritage and of course scones with lashing of homemade jam and clotted cream! Yum!
Ontdek de verborgen juweeltjes van Oxford
Join a small group where I share my knowledge of Oxford’s must-see attractions & hidden gems. This is not just a walking tour, but is a fun experience where we see Oxford at its best! I am sure you will love our City of Dreaming Spires as we follow a relaxing route around some of the UK’s most historic streets with its dazzling architecture & prestigious University. Along the route, we’ll see Oxford’s amazing historic buildings including colleges, museums, libraries, & monuments, plus we visit a vibrant indoor market where we can get an award-winning Gelato or delicious hot chocolate. I’ll tell you about some of the university’s crazy traditions & you will hear stories about some of Oxford’s famous authors, whilst we can’t forget the Harry Potter film locations. We take off the beaten track passageways, walk along medieval streets & peer through historic doors that make this experience so unique. By the end, you may be ready for a drink & a bite to eat at a magical hidden gem of a place. So go on & book Airbnb’s top Oxford Walking tour & join me on a stroll through our historic city for an experience you won’t forget. If you prefer an even more personalised walking tour with your friends, family or work colleagues, then I provide this option too, by booking a private tour. If there’s not a suitable tour date on my calendar, PLEASE do ask & I'll be happy to assist!
The magic world of chocolate
This is a private course for 2 people so there is flexibility. Feel free to contact me to discuss any thing you are interested, Happy to adjust course time and even dates to suit you. Introduction to chocolate making equipment and techniques, for use in a home environment. You will be able to produce very professional chocolates using the facilities of a home kitchen. so you can continue to make chocolates at home. Hands-on practical sessions: How to temper (crystalise) chocolate, in a home environment (this is important as most chocolatiers only show the table technique) How to make a ganache How to make chocolates using moulds Decorating moulds using cocoa butter colours Coating the moulds, filling and sealing them During Easter months we can make Easter eggs How to take care of chocolate equipment Finishing You will take away with you lots of chocolates that you have made yourself, for you, your friends and family to enjoy beautifully packed for presents. This is what each one of you will make to take home. Suggested retails value, but could cost more in different retail shops, of chocolates you take home beautifully packed 48 moulded bonbon chocolates £48.00--14 truffles £14.00 8 tablets £16.00 a quantity of piped and enrobed truffles £15.00 And sometimes more Contact Chonette if you prefer times and days to suit you not listed in the calendar
Penny Farthing Bike Tour Bath
Master the art of riding a Victorian era bicycle on a tour through a World Heritage Site. After meeting us at The Circus, BA1 2EU, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with safety equipment including helmets and let you know what you will be doing during the experience. Then we will head out onto the streets where you will learn to safely mount, ride and dismount. Keen to ride more? After a short coffee break, we will head out on a leisurely guided journey around central Bath, past many iconic locations such as the Royal Crescent, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey and of course the Roman Baths. After a short photo stop we will then roll on back to The Circus and return to the present day! IMPORTANT NOTE: This sporting experience is physically demanding and therefore only recommended for people with a reasonable level of fitness and agility. Other things to note This is one of those "once in a lifetime" experiences. Treat yourself or a keen cycling loved one to a completely unique challenge.
Walk Alpacas around a Cotswold Manor Estate
You will meet our lovely alpacas (Frodo, Gandulf, Chewy, Twiglet, Eyeore and Whisky). We will explain the characteristics of these lovely animals and teach you how to handle them. You will walk them around our 16 century Manor Estate. We have mediaeval stocks, a Tudor barn and 5 acres of amazing gardens, a lake and a large orchard.
Full day tour of the stunning Cotswolds in a luxury vehicle
Come and experience this magnificent full-day, driving and walking tour of the famous Cotswolds with a friendly local guide, in-vehicle refreshments and plenty of incredible photo opportunities along the way. The Cotswolds is an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB) known for its stunning countryside, historic castles, grand manor houses, lively market towns and quaint villages with honey-coloured stone cottages. By booking this tour, you will escape the hassles and time-constraints of accompanying a larger group, gain local insights and be able to fully immerse yourself in the experience. During this tour, you will: • Be driven in a luxury vehicle with refreshments. • Visit quintessential English countryside locations. • Learn about the history of the places we visit. • Have some free time to explore, or relax. • Stop for photographs in various places along the way. • Eat and drink in a Cotswold pub or restaurant (Optional- not included in tour price). Bookings for 3-5 people achieve a 10% discount. Bookings for 6-8 people achieve a 15% discount. (NOTE: Airbnb’s 20% ‘Early bird’ discount will supersede all group booking discounts). I will collect you from (and return you to) Kemble, Stroud or Stonehouse train station. Tours run from 9am-5pm approx. Private groups can be collected from accommodation anywhere in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire or Wiltshire.
Bath Cycle Tours
A fun and enjoyable 3.5 hour ride taking in the city's famous buildings, historic sites and pleasure gardens before joining the Kennet and Avon Canal cycle towpath for a ride through history along the Avon Valley. The valley is abundant with wildlife and historical sites including the 'Dundas Aqueduct'. Returning to Bath, you will cycle through a Victorian railway tunnel (Two Tunnels Path), the longest cycling tunnel in Britain. The interactive light and sound installation in the tunnels provide a real ‘wow’ factor before you emerge overlooking the city, followed by a pleasant roll downhill to the cycle path along the River Avon back into the city. You'll also get the chance to see some of the amazing wildlife in the City including Kingfishers, Peregrine Falcons and Grey Herons. Our guides are experts in local military history and wildlife providing a unique perspective on Bath as a World Heritage City . Our groups are a maximum of 6-8 riders ensuring a more personal experience. Guests will need to be able to cycle a bicycle safely. Tours are suitable for all abilities although a basic level of fitness is required. The minimum age for a rider is 12 years old. The routes are mostly traffic free, mainly flat with some small climbs.
Personal photography tour in Bath
Taking photos while exploring the city of Bath and its' attractions. Based on your needs the location of the tour will vary. Nature, street, lifestyle, portraits etc. We can discuss about the details once you book the tour. Whenever I go on a trip I always encounter people asking me to take photos of them. Sometimes I even ask them to take photos because I can see they could use some help. I thought I could put my skills into use and help anyone who would like professional photos to have as a memory from their trip to Bath. Along with all the pictures that I will shoot I can also teach you how to take advantage of your own devices (phones, cameras if you own one) so you can also start taking amazing pictures yourselves. The itinerary will be based on your needs and enquiries of the kind of photoshoot you will want. The locations provided on the description are just referral points.
Bridgerton Film Locations Walking Tour
Join me on this walking tour around Bath to see the locations used in the popular Netflix series, Bridgerton. Despite being set in London many of the scenes were filmed in Bath to take advantage of the city's beautiful Georgian architecture. You will see the residences of Lady Danbury and the Featheringtons, the Modiste dress shop, Gunter's tea shop, the street Daphne galloped down to save her love from the duel and more! During the tour I will also tell you about some of the fascinating stories behind the places they used including gossip that Lady Whistledown would thrive on! The tour takes between 1.5 - 2 hours. We do not go inside any of the buildings. This tour can also be booked as a private tour. I look forward to showing you and the rest of the ton around Bath!
Explore Idyllic Cotswolds Villages
*** Book for 2 gets a 5% discount. *** Book for 3 or 4 gets a 10% discount. Experience the English countryside of the Cotswolds, an area known for its green landscapes, charming villages, and honey-coloured stone cottages on a driving tour without worrying about missing the must-see places. Avoid the hassles of a DIY or large-group trip and relax on a luxury tour of must-see towns and villages. See the historical homes of Stow-on-the-Wold and marvel at the honey-stoned Broadway and other precious villages like Chipping Campden, Bibury and Snowshill. Highlights: - Spend at least 6 hours exploring the best of the Cotswolds! - Visit iconic villages, historical towns and the beautiful countryside! - Have free time to explore each location! - Travel in a luxury car along the country lanes! - Learn about history and photography from your local guide! NOTES: ** I can pick you up from your chosen accommodation in the Costwolds. Please ask me! ** Picking you up from London and returning is possible for an extra £250 fee. ** If you would like to participate on a date that is not available, please send a request. I will do my best to accommodate.
Oxford University Tour With Alumni
We will start with a whirlwind overview of Oxford as the central player in 1,000 years of British history, and giving guests an understanding of how the sprawling institution operates before embarking on the tour. Navigating down the windy alleyways we will get an insiders take on the little known viewing angles that bring across the drama of the world famous architecture in this city. With striking spires and imposing buildings, we will cover how these influenced Tolkien, C S Lewis, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. We will enter one of the oldest Colleges at Oxford, renowned for its beautiful gardens, before heading into one of the most famous Library's in the world - responsible for over 13 million books. Capping this off we will cover a Harry Potter film site, along with why the most powerful religious figure England has ever seen, was burnt alive in the centre of Oxford, on what is now such a nondescript part of road you could easily miss it. Please note: Colleges and the Library can shut without notice and currently they are available as of August 2021. If this changes on the day we will of course incorporate them - if we are not able to offer any access, we will offer up the option of a full refund.
Archery in the tranquil countryside
You will be welcomed by a GB Archery qualified instructor whilst taking in the beautiful views of Kelston Roundhill then taken through our little woodland walk to the Archery range, here you will be shown all you need to know about your bow and arrow and the rules on the range through a safety briefing and demonstration. Now it’s your time to show off your new skills! The instructor will be there throughout your hour-long session to get you shooting like a pro ready for Archery games at the end! You may share the range with another group however we only take two groups at any one time so that you get the most out of your session. In our experience we have found this works well and you are able to go head to head with another team!
Throw Axes like a Viking
Get yourself over to Bath's most exciting new adventure site, Brocks Outdoor Adventures, and get ready to channel your inner Viking. Once you arrive you'll find yourself surrounded by Kelston Roundhill's spectacular countryside. Your friendly host will begin by taking you on a little woodland walk towards the axe targets. They'll go through some quick safety stuff here (we promise it’s not long) and give you a demonstration before you give it a go. You will be using throwing angel axes - these have three edges for you to get in the target. (They look way cooler, which means you look way cooler doing it too!) But don't panic, your hosts also have traditional hatchet axes and throwing knives which you're welcome to try towards the end of your experience. Once you're in full Viking flow, your instructor will take you through some fun games which test your consistency and accuracy. These will eventually lead to Brocks' infamous leadership board game. Will you make the board and manage to beat the top score? Only time will tell...