What to do in the Cotswolds when the weather isn’t on our side

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When visiting Watermark’s luxury lodges this summer, you may be expecting a getaway jam-packed with the various fun and thrilling outdoor activities that are readily available. Wake boarding, Paddle boarding, Cycling or a 9-hole round of golf. What more could you ask for? But this isn’t always possible with the stringent hold of mother nature, causing an imagined sunny break to suddenly twist into a wet weekend.

However, don’t let this rain on your parade. Watermark have 100% got you covered. Not only do the lodges provide a beautiful interior, fit with everything you would need to completely relax and unwind within the natural surroundings of the Cotswolds, the indoor activities at Watermark and the surrounding area can also provide a fun-filled getaway:

Get your skates on in Swindon: Only a 22-minute drive from Watermark, Link Centre provides a fantastic escape from the rain with their ice arena. This centre is noted to attract people from all over the south west, providing those damp days an exhilarating frosty spin. Whether you’re a beginner or an ice-skating pro, Swindon’s rink provides all people the chance to brush up on their skating skills.

Splash around at Cricklade: Splashing in the water isn’t restricted to Watermark’s outdoor lake activities – Cricklade Leisure Centre can also provide fun for all the family. With family swim sessions only costing £12 and fun & float activities running every weekend, there’s no stop to what joy both parents and children can experience. Of course, for the dare devils amongst us who would still like to splash about during the outdoor water sports, be our guest, but if indoor water activities are more suited for you, then Cricklade Leisure Centre may be the answer.

The De Vere, Spa6: Watermark’s neighbouring luxury spa also provides an idyllic way to dodge the rainy weather and unwind by taking advantage of the various spa facilities. Amongst the steam rooms and relaxation suites, Spa6 also provides a variety of beauty treatments and men’s grooming – but if you’re wanting to truly embody the rural feel of the Cotswolds, the ancient Rasul Therapy will guarantee to maximise your experience. And to make sure you get the best from Spa6, this June a special two for £50 offer is running Monday to Thursday, that includes access to various spa treatments and the choice of lunch or afternoon tea. You won’t want to miss out.

Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre: if jazzing up a peaceful stay in the Cotswolds is more your style, then from the 26th of June Rhythm of The Dance is taking Swindon by storm. This event promises an evening full of Irish dance prowess, bursting with colour and energy to truly transport you from everyday life. But, if Irish dancing isn’t for you, there are many other events running through the entire summer period at the Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre. Shows like the Rock of Ages, running from the 8th to the 13th of July and Rob Beckett’s hilarious Work in Progress on the 27th of June, guarantee that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

When the rain comes crashing down you may rightly question your decision to visit Watermark’s lodges. But do not fear, this list of both fun and relaxing indoor activities will ensure that your stay in the Cotswolds is as idyllic as possible. Don’t just take our word for it, come see for yourself.