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Welcome to the Cotswold Water Park Website
The Cotswold Water Park Trust car parks, The Gateway Information Centre and many of the leisure operators are temporarily closed until further notice. For your safety, please stay local for your daily exercise, observe social distancing and do not travel unnecessarily.
The Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles, with more than 170 lakes set across the countryside of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire.
The Cotswold Water Park Trust is a charity which does much more than look after the tourism potential of the area – including estate management, biodiversity protection, conservation and wildlife protection. We rely on membership subscriptions and donations to fund our important work, and on our volunteers who do amazing work on behalf of the community.
Within the Cotswold Water Park there is a diverse range of businesses offering accommodation, leisure activities and food and drink. This website, which is managed by The Cotswold Water Park Trust, brings many of those businesses together to provide a central listing of what is available within this major tourist destination.
Cotswold Water Park Trust membership
A Cotswold Water Park Trust annual membership includes:
- Free parking at all CWP Trust run car parks
- 15% discount off food and drinks at Gateway Centre cafe
- 10% discount off purchases at Cotswold Outdoor
- 10% discount off food at Lakeside Brasserie
- 10% discount off food and drinks at Jennies Kitchen
- Discount off events
- Priority booking on events
- Members’ newsletter
and help to make the Cotswold Water Park a better place for wildlife and people.
All from just £18
Please note this membership does not give free access to Cotswold Country Park and Beach.
We are now well into the nesting season, with most birds having at least made a start; however, some of the earliest breeders have already raised young and watched them fly. Nest building will have commenced back in January for the trailblazers and amongst them are...read more
Some of our sites in the Cotswold Water Park are showing signs of inappropriate use and being busier than we would expect under the current circumstances. We are concerned that social distancing guidelines are not being applied, and to help restrict the spread of the...read more
The Cotswold Water Park Trust is keeping a close eye on the fast moving Coronavirus outbreak and is following the guidance from the Government as and when it emerges. We are constantly reviewing all our planned activities and taking sensible steps to protect the...read more
Event highlights – for a full listing of forthcoming events please see the Events Page
Water Park Videos
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CWP Hire review from Trip Advisor
Our 150+ volunteers to help us with activities like checking bat boxes, assessing footpaths and helping visitors at the Gateway Centre. If you would like to get involved…