The Marsdons in Morton-in-Marsh
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A weekend away in the Cotswolds countryside

Our lovely friends the Marsden’s recently ventured on a touring trip to the Cotswolds countryside, staying at Morton-in-Marsh Caravan Club Site.

We had hoped to join them but work commitments got in the way of a fun weekend, so they’ve kindly shared some details of the trip with us. Thanks guys, over to you!

 

Morton-in-Marsh Caravan Club Site

The peaceful site is only a few minutes outside the lively market town of Morton-in-Marsh and a short train ride or drive in to Oxford and London. Here we enjoyed the high standards we always get with Caravan Club sites. It,s well presented and tidy, with warm clean shower blocks and friendly helpful staff.

It’s also a great spot for families. The facilities include a playground for the kids and we were pleased to find no restriction on bikes around the site, which is always good for two lively boys.

The location, just a five-minute walk into Moreton, is a treat. The picturesque town, with an abundance of shops, pubs, restaurants is well worth a wonder.

 

Things to do in the Cotswolds area

 

Blenheim Palace

 

A world heritage site, this monumental country house and gardens, is pretty jaw-dropping.

The Baroque architecture, gilded state rooms and priceless collections, means there’s a lot to see and do and house interior is stunning. For the kids, a playground, large maze and train ride to enjoy, plus the beautiful gardens to explore on a sunny day. With numerous cafes and shops, you’ll have a great day out.

 

Cotswold Farm Park

 

If you enjoy a weekly dose of Countryfile, like us, you’ll be familiar with farmer Adam Henson. His farm, opened by his father in 1971 to help protect rare breeds of farm animal, is now home to 50 breeds and open to the public for 10 months of the year.

Blessed with glorious sunny weather, we had a lovely day out. Loads of animals and rare breeds to see, plus a children’s playground and tractor rides to enjoy. Lambing season is in full swing so we could watch live lambing and bottle feed the young sheep. This was a highlight for the boys.

The farm cafe looked lovely but very busy. We were glad we took a picnic and made the most of the picnic areas and undercover places to sit.

 

Oxford

 

What an amazingly beautiful place! Dominated by the fabulous university buildings found all over the city, numerous churches, museums and colleges, plus parks and of course the river. Boat rides and punting can be enjoyed over spring and summer months, slightly too early in the season for us.

We found ourselves in the Ashmolean Museum, The University of Oxfords museum of art and archaeology. The world famous collections from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art. The boys were wowed by the ancient Egypt exhibition with mummies and treasure.

Then, we spent the rest of the day walking and taking in the amazing architecture, stopping at a riverside pub for a drink in the sun and watching the rowing teams training on the water. One of my new favourite places I think.

 

Why so special?

As weekends go, this was a complete success, but with so much more to see and do.

There’s a large wildlife park that we really fancied visiting, Cotswolds Wildlife Park but we didn’t get the chance to go. And plenty of walks in the countryside to enjoy, also loads of unspoilt, idyllic villages around every corner, with period buildings, tea rooms, pubs and antique shops galore. Cotswolds we will be back!

 

 

 

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