Local Events & Attractions

Fairford Festival

This event is held each year in June.

www.fairfordfestival.org.uk

Town Crier

A popular sight on the streets of Fairford is the town’s own Town Crier, Rob Blake. Rob can be seen, and heard!, in the Market Square on the last Wednesday of each month.

Rob took over as Town Crier from Maurice Jones.  Born and bred in Fairford, Maurice became a temporary freelance Town Crier in 1975 and was officially appointed Town Crier in 1983. He joined the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers and now serves on their board of Directors.

In 2000 Maurice Jones and Fairford Town Council hosted the National Guild Championships where nearly 30 Town Criers came to Fairford to compete.

The Royal International Air Tattoo

The Royal International Air Tattoo takes place at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire each year in July.

Website: www.airtattoo.com

Lechlade Trout Farm

Website: www.lechladetrout.co.uk

The Cotswold Waterpark

The Cotswold Water Park is an area of 140 lakes, set in 40 square miles of countryside. From country parks, angling lakes, saling clubs, picturesque villages to campsites, hotels, country inns and much more there is plenty for everyone to explore!

Website: www.waterpark.org

Birdland

A great day out in the Cotswolds must include a visit to Birdland, a most enjoyable and educational experience for all the family. Amongst seven acres of woodland, gardens ponds and rivers see some of the worlds most exotic and rare birds. The River Windrush itself runs through the Park forming a natural habitat for Flamingos, Pelicans and Storks as well as an abundance of waterfowl. The colony of Penguins is an experience, especially at feeding time, for visitors of all ages.

Website: www.completely-cotswold.com

Bibury Trout Farm

The Trout Farm is Open Daily  March – October 9am – 6pm Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm Sun Fishery open weekends March – October and local school holidays – Please telephone to check before visiting. Nov – Feb 10am – 4pm (closed Christmas Day)  Groups, school and coach parties welcome. Children’s Birthday Parties – ask for details.

Website: www.biburytroutfarm.co.uk

Cotswold Falconry Centre at Moreton-in-Marsh

Hosuing over 80 to 100 individual Birds of Prey at any time – the Cotswold Falconry Centre aims to be one of the friendliest and most informative Raptor Cnetres in the country.

Website: www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park is set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House and has been open to the public since 1970.

The Park is home to a fascinating and varied collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world and aspires to show animals to people – so that they can come to understand and respect all forms of wildlife; to understand what is special about each species, and how the various species have evolved over very long periods of time, adjusting to survive in habitats from many parts of the earth.

Website: www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk