COTSWOLDS LUXURY FAMILY SAFARI TENTS, GLAMPING PODS & HOLIDAY COTTAGES

ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE AT NOTGROVE

We have teamed up with some local experts to offer some brilliant outdoor adventures and relaxing health and beauty treatments straight from your doorstep here at Notgrove. Make the most of our beautiful countryside and choose between clay pigeon and rifle shooting, bee keeping courses and experiences, exhilarating quad bike rides, axe throwing, bush craft and camp fire experience, your own private falconry experience, foraging walks and drystone walling courses.  Or enjoy laid back yoga, exercise and fitness classes and fabulous beauty treatments. We have something for everyone. See below for our full range of activities and how to book.

Electric Quad Bike Adventures

QuadQuest invites you to try our Electric Quad Bike 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 beautiful 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 – we guarantee you will not get bored! Along the way, you will get immersed in the wonderful, natural surroundings of Notgrove.

We have disposable gloves, face masks and hats to put under the helmet.  For more information and to book call 01451 885150

Clay Pigeon & Rifle Shooting

A private clay pigeon or rifle shooting experience are a great way to enjoy the stunning Cotswold countryside and are suitable for all abilities.

The Cotswold Clay Club is based at Notgrove and can host single shooters, couples, families and groups of any size, with no prior experience required.

There is no legal minimum age to use a shotgun, but we do recommend children are over 12 years old.  Younger shooters can take part but will require a little extra helping hand from our instructors who are all helpful, friendly and fully qualified.

Your shoot will take place here at Notgrove on Monday to Saturday or at the Cotswold Clay Club on Sundays, which is only a 10 minutes drive away.

Pricing:

25 shots for children under 14 or groups larger than 10 per person: £45

50 shots per person: £75

75 shots per person: £97.50

100 shots per person: £130

All prices included full tuition, gun hire, all clays and cartridges.

Rifle shooting: POA (for 17 yr olds and over only)

To Book:

Why not have a go and call Andrew on 07805 481421 or email info@cotswoldcc.co.uk today!

Axe Throwing, Bush Craft and Campfire Experience

Axe throwing, bush craft & campfire experiences bring family and friends of all generations together. It’s a great way to learn a basic survival skill and enjoy a fun outdoor adventure at the same time.  The activity is hosted by the knowledgeable and experienced Fat Squirrel instructors who will guide you throw how to build and light a bush craft fire using no matches.  This activity gets family and friends working together with toasted marshmallows around the campfire as your reward.

Those with a warrior spirit can also try their hand at axe throwing – there isn’t a legal age limit for axe throwing but we suggest children are at least 8 years old. There is no upper age limit though – our stainless steel axes are light, making the activity accessible to most people.

Those looking for a relaxed evening can enjoy a campfire experience under the trees with tasty locally sourced sausage hot dogs and locally brewed beers. (Vegan and non-alcoholic alternatives available).

Experiences can be booked directly online at www.fatsquirreloutdoor.co.uk 

Large groups and corporates are welcome and can book bespoke experiences by emailing the Fat Squirrel team at hello@fatsquirreloutdoor.co.uk or calling 07515 064399

To book onto one of our special family events in 2024:

Mother’s Day – 10th March
Teddy Bear’s Picnic – 6th April
Minibeasts Picnic – 8th June
Spooky Campfire – 26th October
Santa Campfire – 7th December
Carols Round the Campfire – 8th December

go to: https://fatsquirreloutdoor.co.uk/notgrove-family-events

Bee Keeping Courses & Bee Experiences

Are you thinking of keeping bees or just want to know more about them? Join experienced beekeeper Harry of Harry’s Honey at Notgrove for a one day bee keeping course or a bee experience to learn about the bee’s life and how they make honey.

Bee keeping course are from 10am until 5pm and cost £150 per person and you’ll have the knowledge to start beekeeping with confidence.  Bee Experiences are half days for £75 per person you’ll find the queen and discover why bees swarm.

To book onto the Bee Keeping Course click here and to book onto the Bee Experience click here. For more information about both click here

Foraging Courses

Wild Food UK has joined the Notgrove team to offer foraging courses helping teach people about tasty edible wild plants, mushrooms, fruits, roots and flowers and how to safely 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 picking your own food might come in genuinely useful or even life saving!

Drystone 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 and improvers workshops to learn how to build and repair dry stone walls.  The courses run over two days with a Dry Stone Walling Association qualified instructor.  Courses run throughout the summer and autumn and are from £195 per person.

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 at Notgrove, 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

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 whilst staying at Notgrove.  Indulge yourself with an Indian head massage, facial or a relaxing foot massage or any of the other relaxing treatments on offer.

If you’d like to book for 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.

Cycling & Bike Hire

We have miles of lovely country lanes you can cycle on around Notgrove.  Shorter routes include visiting the local coffee shops in Guiting Power, Bourton on the Water or Sherborne (or the pub in Cold Aston of course!) For those who are more ambitious, we have routes visiting Winchcombe, Stow on the Wold and Cirencester. There are beautiful cycle routs along the Windrush Way to Burford or the Coln Valley to Bibury. Only one rule applies and that is that you have to find somewhere to stop for coffee or an ice cream.

You can also hire bicycles or 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 name of your barn/pod/tent and NOTGROVE HOLIDAYS for the delivery.

Walks around Notgrove & the Cotswolds

Notgrove is an ideal spot for people keen to explore the countryside on foot and enjoy a Cotswold walking holiday. Three national walking trails cross and border the Estate: The Macmillan Way, Diamond Way and Gloucestershire Way.

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, tents and two of our pods 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

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes are held at The Nuttery Café 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 07884 314972, or email jofellows@me.com or see Jo’s Instagram @jofellowswellbeing

Fitness & Exercise Classes

The lovely Kate Hovey at Cotswold Wellness runs her weekly fitness and exercises classes at The Nuttery Café in Notgrove and which our guests are welcome to join for just £12 a class.

Her class timetable:

Mondays 9:15 am to 10:15 am – Cardio Blend

Tuesdays 9:15 am to 10:15 am – Strength & Stretch

Thursdays 9:30 am to 10:30 am – Circuits

Kate’s personal training sessions and great classes are relaxed and friendly so suitable for most people.

To find out more click here for the full list of classes.  To book, just quote NOT23 and call Kate on 07779 121447 or email kate@cotswoldwellness.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.  Please bring your own balls and rackets.  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.

Sponsor a Tree

Here at Notgrove we are passionate about the environment and preserving our traditional countryside. With this in mind, and to support the Green Canopy initiative for the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, we planted over 3,500 native trees next to Notgrove village to create a 3-hectare wood.

The wood was named in the Queen’s honour and is known as Elizabeth’s Wood.  Each tree is now available to sponsor and would make a unique wedding gift, birthday or Christmas present.  Or you could sponsor a tree in celebration of a birth, event or achievement, or in memory of a special person.