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Welcome to the Cotswold Water Park Website
The Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles, with more than 150 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.
Winter in the Cotswold Water Park
Some of the businesses in the Cotswold Water Park change their opening hours or close during the winter months. Please telephone to check opening times before visiting.
The Cotswold Water Park Trust does not operate the
Cotswold Country Park & Beach
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.
Don’t forget to take your binoculars to The Cotswold Water Park. It is one of the largest and most important wetland areas in the country and attracts a wide variety of wildlife; including dragonflies, huge numbers of waterbirds, Water Voles and Otters (though the...read more
Due to the recent heavy rainfall, areas of the Cotswold Water Park are currently flooded. Please do not stray into floodwater as it can hold many hidden dangers. Find an alternative route...read more
It is with great sadness that the Board of the Cotswold Water Park Trust must announce that Sir David John, Executive Chairman, passed away in London on 27th October. While the Trust will greatly feel the loss of his passing, our deepest sympathies are with his wife,...read more
Event highlights – for a full listing of forthcoming events please see the Events Page
Water Park Videos
What people say…
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…