If you are looking for a bit more out of your holiday and want to get away from it all, Hardwick Parks offers a hidden world with its 180 acres of lovely parkland and lakes for you to explore.
Hardwick Park is a holiday park for camping, touring vans and motor homes. They also have their own caravan letting fleet. No matter what type of accommodation you require, they have it all.
The park makes a great base for exploring Oxford because of its vicinity to it. Guests will also be near the Cotswold’s countryside where you can enjoy a wide variety of leisure activities such as walking, cycling and riding as well as the park’s very own water sports centre. Whether you are looking for a holiday in the city or the country the park is perfectly situated for both.
Facilities include shower blocks, a laundry room, a club house that offers food and drink, a shop, a café, a takeaway and a huge lake with the site’s own water sports centre.
Hardwick Parks is peaceful and relaxing haven where you can enjoy whatever kind of holiday that you wish.
OUT AND ABOUT
The local area is full of things to do, places to see and experiences to be had. There are attractions both fascinating and famous as well as beautiful countryside and bustling towns to explore. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the area.
• Animals: Guests can feed penguins at Cotswold Wildlife Park. Cogges Manor Farm has all sorts of farm animals that you can make friends with. The Victorian working rural life museum offers a chance for you to see how life really used to be in the countryside.
• Legoland is an amazing place to have some fun. It is great for families with children.
• Shopping: Great Western Retail Park in Swindon offers famous names at factory prices. Marriots Walk shopping centre in nearby Witney has recently been remodelled. Burford is full of antique shops to visit and shoppers can browse through craft fairs and sometimes car boot sales. Bicester Village Shopping Outlet is also worth a visit.
• Explore: Guests can go exploring in the stunning Cotswold countryside which is full of unexpected vistas, hidden villages and a historic collection of famous small towns.
• Nature: Hardwick Parks itself has 180 acres of lakes and parkland for you to explore. You can also visit Waterperry Garden, Oxford’s botanical gardens and Westonbirt Arboretum.
• Culture: It’s hard to get around to seeing even a fraction of everything that there is to offer in the area. You can visit famous colleges, libraries and museums. The architecture of Oxford itself is a wonder to look at. There are many stately homes and gardens to visit as well as Blenheim Palace. You can also see the fascinating railway collection at Didcot.
• Water Activities: Hardwick Parks itself has a great water sports lake. You can also enjoy a narrow boat trip on the Thames or even take a walk on the Thames Path Walking Trail. There are some excellent hostelries conveniently located along the way. Hardwick Parks is set amongst some of the best coarse and trout fishing lakes in the country.
• Athletic Activities: You can enjoy Hardwick Parks’ water sports lake when you stay. Guests can also visit The Wave or Oasis Leisure Centre. There are several golf courses in the local area.
• Watch others getting physical – a day at the races maybe; there’s Cheltenham, Newbury and Ascot to choose from; watch a game of polo, have a picnic at Blenheim horse trials, cheer at a football match, see Fairford’s world famous air show, take in motor racing at Silverstone or banger racing that’s within walking distance. You could just chill to the sound of leather on willow at the village cricket club!
• Kiftsgate Court – wonderful world famous gardens
• Kelmscott Manor – home of William Morris
• Batsford Arboretum – home of the Mitfords and wonderful gardens
• Buscot Park
• Hidcote Manor – National Trust property
• Highgrove – the Prince of Wales’ gardens
• Birdland – fantastic day out in Bourton-on-the-Water with brilliant penguin enclosure
• Cotswold Falconry Centre, adjacent to Batsford House – they fly the birds through the audience area
• Crocodiles of the World – extraordinary collection of crocodiles and incredibly informative
• Aston Pottery – lovely pottery made on the premises with fantastic coffee shop as well
• Milletts Farm – garden centre, farm shop, childrens zoo, pick your own, Maize maze – a whole day’s entertainment
• Wychwood & Hook Norton Breweries – brewery tours and sample shops
• Brightwell Vineyard, working vineyard open to the public
Click on the Hardwick Parks website link below for more information