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Fun for all at Cotswold Water Park
10:00am Saturday 11th August 2012 in News
WATER skiing, fishing and cycling are just some of the activities that families have been taking part in at Cotswold Water Park.
Hundreds of people have been making the most of the summer by visiting the park, which has 150 lakes, 80km of footpaths and cyclepaths and dozens of activities to have a go at.
Jill Bewley, communication and events manager for the Cotswold Water Park Trust, said: “Cotswold Water Park is a fantastic place for locals to come all year round to explore and enjoy a huge variety of activities and to get out into the countryside.
“It is a popular place in the school holidays. In autumn and winter the place is a great bird watching destination too.
“If you want to find out what to do the best place to start is the Gateway Centre, which is the main information point at the Cotswold Water Park. Come and see us when you arrive so we can help you make the most of your visit.”
Activities include sailing, archery, angling, arts and crafts, windsurfing and zorbing.
“It is a wonderful place for locals and holidaymakers to get into the water and have some fun,” said Jill.
“It is a chance to learn a new sport or maybe brush up on old skills. There is something for everybody.
“What a great place to come after the Olympics and get active.
“There are lots of child-friendly clubs, including sailing clubs, fishing clubs and water sports clubs, and there are places to learn to row.”
A workshop on Monday gives families the chance to make their own hatching dinosaurs out of clay.Sessions, aimed at 10 to 16-year-olds, cost £6 and are from 9.30am until 11am, 11.30am until 1pm or 2pm until 3.30pm. To book, call 01793 752413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be fossil fun at the Gateway Centre on Wednesday, with a drop-in session between 10am and 4pm. There will be activities, games, crafts and quizzes. There is no need to book.
For more information, visit www.waterpark.org.