We have put together some additional information that may help you to plan your visit to Cotswold Country Park & Beach.

Do I have to book admission to enter and how much is park admission?
  • We strongly recommend that you book admission in advance online, as this helps us to manage our capacity and avoids disappointment should we reach capacity on the day. For all activities and BBQ hires you do require park admission tickets alongside your activity ticket or risk being turned away at the gate. We strongly recommend you also book activities online in advance.
  • Admission prices are dependant upon the season, they can be checked on our park admission page. Please be advised that we recommend booking in advance. Please ensure that you have purchased park admission before booking activities.
Can I park anywhere nearby?
    Please be aware, there is no external parking within walking distance of Cotswold Country Park and Beach. If you have booked Pedestrian Admission, please ensure you are dropped off and collected, or arrive on bicycle.
Can I cancel my tickets as its due to rain?
    All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Our activities still run despite wet weather. Our activities are only cancelled if there is thunder and lightning within 5 miles of the site. Please note, this decision will be taken on the day and will be a temporary measure until the thunder and lightning has passed.
Are your toilets open?
    Our toilets are open during business hours.
Can I bring a disposable BBQ?
    Unfortunately disposable BBQ’s, fires and gas burners are prohibited on site. We have BBQ areas that can be rented out for the day. Failure to follow the rules on site may lead to you being asked to leave.
Are dogs allowed?
  • Dogs are very welcome, they must be kept on a lead at all times.
  • They are allowed on the pedalos, mini ports and row boats within reason. They are also allowed in the café.
  • We ask that dogs do not go onto the beach or swim anywhere on site.
  • During hot weather, please do not leave animals in your vehicle.
Can I go swimming?
    Please only swim from approved areas from the beach to the buoys, as these are where our Lifeguards are overseeing.

Do you serve food?
    We have various eateries on site, including the Beach Shack and Café, opening hours are dependent upon demand.

When I am on site where can I purchase activities?
    We have a live online booking system which means you can book activities from your phone on our website on the day, activities can also be purchased from our shop.

Do we have to rent buoyancy aides?
    Buoyancy aides are provided for all water based activities.

Can I bring inflatables on the beach?

It is the lifeguards decision if the inflatables are appropriate, as inflatables can obscure their view. We ask that you only bring small inflatables, for example a single lilo or small animal inflatables. We do not allow inflatable boats.

Can I camp?

We do not have camping facilities on site, but there are some nearby hotels and campsites such as Hoburne Cotswold Holiday Park. We do not allow any overnight stays.

Do you have any information about Lake quality or algae.

Lake quality is checked by the Environmental Agency monthly.

Can I bring my own Paddle Board/Kayak/Boat?

You are unable to launch your own craft from our site, this includes all SUPs, kayaks and boats.

What are the age restrictions on activities?
  • On our row boats, pedalos and mini ports, we ask that children are 11 years old and over if participating on their own. If accompanied by an adult, any aged child can have a go.
  • On the stand up paddle boards and kayaks, children must be aged 11 and over.
  • On our AquaVenture, participants must be aged 6 years and over, over 110cm and accompanied by an adult if aged 6—10 years old.
How many people fit in your boats, kayaks and SUPs?
  • Our row boats, pedalos and mini ports fit 4 adults, toddlers can sit on their lap.
  • It is one person per kayak/ SUP.
Is this a protected site?

Areas within the Cotswold Water Park are Special Areas of Conservation and our site in particular is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. We therefore ask you to be respectful of all the local flora and fauna.