If you plan to travel to Stow-on-the-Wold with children, don’t assume they will be bored and uninterested. Depending on the age of your child or children, there are many opportunities for amusing them as well as yourself.

First, this area is fairly family friendly. Many lodgings happily accept children, and most will indicate if children are welcome right on their websites. If you are traveling as a fairly large group, consider renting a cottage rather than staying at an inn or hotel. This will give you the benefit of your own kitchen, a few bedrooms and more space to move around. This listing can help you find cottages for rent in the area.

Help your children understand the history of the area by taking them on a walking tour of Stow-on-the-Wold. Explain the war history here, take them to St. Edward’s Church and identify various important points of interest.

If you are willing or able to take a day trip while visiting, here are some options for children:

*Stratford-upon-Avon is an exciting place for anyone to visit who has read Shakespeare. If your children are old enough to know who William Shakespeare was, then visiting his home will be a welcome diversion.

*Head for Bath and show your children the ancient healing baths there. This is a fascinating diversion for kids who might not know about the history and intrigue that is Bath.

*In Burton-on-the-Water, you can visit the Model Village, which is a one-ninth scale model of the Cotswilds.

*Don’t forget the many botanical gardens and the Westonbirt Arboretum, which features more than 18,000 trees in 600 acres of countryside.