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ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE AT NOTGROVE

We have teamed up with some local experts to offer some brilliant outdoor adventures and some health and beauty activities straight from your doorstep here at Notgrove. With our new safari tour, laid back yoga, exhilarating quad bike riding, relaxing beauty treatments, photography workshops, forest school, foraging and dry stone walling courses, your own private falconry experience and sponsor a tree, we have something for everyone. See below for our full range of activities and how to book.

Electric Quad Biking Adventures

Here, in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, QuardQuest is delighted to invite you to try our Electric Quad Biking Ramble or the more Extreme Course.  Suitable for adults and children 7 years and older, it’s great fun for all.

Our track is situated around the beautifully Notgrove Estate which guarantees an experience like no other. Our instructor will take you for a few miles ride around the farm, with twists, turns, humps, bumps and ditches, guaranteeing you will not get bored! Along the way, you will get immersed in the wonderful, natural surroundings of Notgrove.

COVID-19 precautions: Each quad bike is cleaned after every use with an alcohol-based antibacterial spray. Helmets, goggles and waterproofs are sterilised after every use. We have disposable gloves, face masks and hats to put under the helmet.  For more information call 01451 885150.

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Notgrove Safaris

Book a 1 hour guided tour around the Notgrove Estate and its stunning countryside, spot wildlife and enjoy the ups and downs of a ride in our open sided military Pinzgauer Wagon.

We will be stopping to allow you to take photographs and you will learn all about the history of Notgrove.

The wagon seats a maximum of 8 people.  Children over 4 years old welcome.

Pre-bookings only – 24 hours in advance – to book online, click on the button below via Airbnb Experiences and put Notgrove as the local and the date you’d like to go. For more information click here or call Harry on 07775 902921.

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Yoga Classes

Yoga classes are held at The Nuttery in Notgrove every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10.30am and are run by advanced yoga teacher Jo Fellows.

Suitable for everyone, this is a calming, fluid class that connects breath with movement as we move from posture to posture. It’s perfect for those who want to leave feeling centred rather than sweaty (and beginners too!). Classes are £10 each and space is limited, so they must be booked in advance, using the following link: http://www.momoyoga.com/prana-sanctuary/member/setup/490467

Please do bring your own mat if you have one, or let Jo know to bring a spare one for you.

Private one-to-one and group classes are also available on request.

For more details, please call Jo on 0788 431 4972, or email jofellows@me.com or see Jo’s instagram @jofellowswellbeing

Relaxing Beauty Treatments

You can book one of Phoenix Rose Beauty’s mobile therapists to visit you in the comfort of your Barn, Pod or Safari Tent so you can Indulge in an Indian head massage, facial or a relaxing foot massage.

If you’d like to treat yourself or a loved one, simply contact Sadie on 07859 052 668 (call/ text/WhatsApp) or email sadie@phoenix-rose.co.uk – please try to book with as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Forest School (weekdays only)

If you are looking for a family or children only adventure, why not spend a morning or an afternoon at forest school and learn some bushcraft skills too. Mindy Pickering who runs Badger Wood Adventures is a qualified forest school instructor and is available on Wednesdays during term time and Fridays during school holidays in Quarry Wood at Notgrove.  Sessions are 10:00 am until 12 pm or 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and cost £25 per person.

For more information call Mindy on 07840 186816, email mindy@badgerwoodadvantures.co.uk Please quote NOTGROVE when booking and book a week in advance.

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Foraging Courses

Wild Food UK have joined the Notgrove team to offer foraging courses to our guests to help teach people about tasty edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, roots and flowers and how to identify, pick and eat with confidence.

We are fortunate in Britain to have a climate that provides us with plenty of food all year round, all you need to know is how to find and identify it.  During the course you will learn some “skills for life” and what you can safely harvest from mother nature’s larder. Not only is foraging fun and interesting for all ages; you never know when being able to pick your own food might come in genuinely useful or even life saving!

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Photography Workshops & Tours

Notgrove is surrounded by beautiful countryside, has stunning views and an abundance of wild animals including hares, buzzards, red kites, deer and owls but capturing them on camera is a real art.  Andrew at Cotswold Photography runs a number of different photography workshops here at Notgrove and more wide-ranging photography tours of the north Cotswolds.  The workshops and tours are both designed to help novice photographers and those with more experience to take great still life, landscape, nighttime, and creative images.  Workshops can be for a half or a full day, private or for a group, here at Notgrove or on a tour around the Cotswolds.

To find out more click here for the full list of options or call Andrew on 07946 305063 or email info@cotswoldphotographytours.co.uk

Falconry – Truly Unique Experience

Luke, who is a very experienced falconer, is passionate about falconry and has nine beautiful birds of prey including a Barn Owl, Eagle Owl, Goshawks, Harris Hawks and a Peregrine Falcon.

You can either have a private display here on the estate, handling experience or falconry walk; or combine them all in a half day package.

Contact Luke on 07955 630684 to book quoting NOTGROVE and for more information click the button below or visit www.wyevalleyfalconry.co.uk

Tennis Lessons

There is a lovely hard tennis court at Notgrove that any of our guests are welcome to hire for £5 an hour.  But if you are looking for help with your serve, backhand, or general play, you could book a private tennis lesson with local LTA Accredited coach Geoff Vaughan. Geoff can teach all ages and abilities and has over 20 years’ experience. Just ask and he will be happy to come and help for just £35 per hour.

To book in advance please call Geoff on 07812 142463 or email him at notgroveaces@hotmail.com and he will tailor your lesson to suit your needs. All lessons are Covid 19 safe.

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Cycling & Bike Hire

Being keen cyclists themselves Harry and Diana have mapped out some of their favourite cycle rides for you to enjoy. We have miles of lovely country lanes you can cycle.  Shorter routes include visiting the local coffee shops in Guiting Power, Winchcombe or Sherborne (or the pub of course!) For those who are more ambitious, we have routes visiting Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold and Cirencester. Else cycle along the Windrush Way to Burford or the Coln Valley to Bibury and Cirencester. Each cottage has a cycle map with our favourite routes mapped out. Harry cycles on a Saturday morning – all are welcome to join him!  Only one rule applies and that is that you have to find somewhere to stop for coffee and a bun.

You can also hire electric bikes for the duration of your stay through Far Peak, click here to see hire prices and book.  They will deliver and collect from a secure location near your Barn, Pod or Tent. When hiring a bike please put down the Barn/Pod/Tent Name and NOTGROVE HOLIDAYS for the delivery.

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Fun Creative Workshop

We are all born with creativity, so we have teamed up with the lovely Alexandra Woods who is an artist and teacher to help you realise your own creativity through some fun workshops you can book whilst you’re staying at Notgrove. You could create your own wrapping paper, learn some easy drawing techniques or make a colourful collage. If you have your own ideas, Alexandra can even tailor her workshop to suit.

To find out more and to book see her flyer here or call her on 07771 903436 or email hello@alexandrawoods.com

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Fitness is Fun – Excercise Classes at The Hub

Why not join a fitness or Pilates class whilst you are staying at Notgrove? Shannon Merritt, who run Fitness is Fun, welcomes guests to her Cardio Dance, Sculp or Gentle Pilates Classes every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Hub in the village.

Alternatively, you can book Shannon for a Personal Training Session for 1-2 people or a Group Fitness Class for 3 people or more.

Please contact Shannon direct on 07521 229137 or email shannon.rene.merritt@gmail.com to book and quote Notgrove.  Click here for full details of her classes and private sessions.  Please bring your own mat if you can.

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Dry Stone Walling Courses

At Notgrove we are passionate about the countryside and keeping traditional countryside skills alive, especially the art of building and maintaining the Cotswold dry stone walls.  As Notgrove is right in the heart of the Cotswolds National Landscape, we are delighted to be able to offer dry stone walling courses for beginners to learn how to build and repair dry stone walls over a two day course run by Dry Stone Walling Association qualified instructors.  Courses run throughout the summer and autumn and are £150 per person.

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Forest Bathing

We are delighted to have Sharon Dunscombe of Forest Mind running our new forest bathing sessions for 2023 at Notgrove.

Forest bathing is an evidence based, therapeutic practice, which allows you to reconnect with nature, through sensory led activities, poetry reading and reflection.

The 2-hour sessions costs £20 pp including refreshments in the woods.

For all dates and to book, please contact Sharon on 07798 654959 or visit: www.forestmind.uk Private group bookings sometimes available.

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Walks around Notgrove & the Cotswolds

Notgrove is an ideal spot for people keen to enjoy the countryside and enjoy a Cotswold walking holiday. Three national walking trails cross and border the Estate: The Macmillan Way, Diamond Way and Gloucestershire Way. If you are looking for a guided walk we are happy to help you arrange this.

In addition to this, we have set up marked walks around the farm, along tracks and open grassland – click here to view.  For those wanting a nice leisurely walk to the pub, you can amble to The Plough Inn at Cold Aston or the Black Horse at Naunton. Our Barns and Tents are dog friendly, so do book in your four-legged friends to come on holiday with you.

For more information on local walks and things on, visit the Cotswold Conservation Website www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

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Sponsor a Tree

Here at Notgrove we are passionate about the environment, and preserving the countryside and nature. With this in mind, and to support the Green Canopy initiative for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee we have planted over 3,500 native trees next to Notgrove village to create a 3-hectare wood.

Each tree in Elizabeth’s Wood is now available to sponsor. We are happy for you to supply and install a plaque at the bottom of your tree with the details of the person you are dedicating the tree to as a wedding gift, birthday or Christmas present, in celebration of an event or achievement, or in memory of a special person.

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