One museum in Stow-on-the-Wold is considered a must-see when visiting the Cotswolds: the Park House Toy Collectors Museum.

The museum features a wide array of toys from a variety of bygone eras, including Victorian and Edwardian times. The toys include dolls, trains, books, baby plates and many more. It’s located in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold at 8 Park Street. It’s open Wednesdays through Saturdays, March through October (closed in May) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.

For some outdoor activity, head to the Cotswolds Farm Park, which is open daily from March to September. Here, you can visit the breeding ground for many rare breeds of animals, see a working farm and occasional seasonal demonstrations like lambing, milking and sheering. For kids, there’s a touch barn, a playground and tractor and trailer rides. The park is located at Guiting Park, just outside Stow-in-the-Wold.

A short drive from Stow-on-the-Wold is a butterfly farm in Stratford-upon-Avon. Located on Swan’s Nest Lane, this farm proclaims itself to be Europe’s largest butterfly farm. These beautiful creatures can be seen up close and personal; other insects are on display as well. If you do head for Stratford-upon-Avon, be sure to take in all the Shakespeare attractions as well.