Gloucestershire provides a rich mix of animal and wildlife attractions, museums and galleries, historic buildings, parks and garden and outdoor and indoor leisure activities. The Birbury trout farm is Britain’s oldest trout farm and is famous for its crystal clear spring water. The spring water lake provides the fresh water required to run the hatchery. Birdland Park and garden contains more than 500 species of birds including penguins, storks, cranes, cassowary, water fowls, pelicans and flamingos.
Gloucestershire is home to a number of beautiful parks including the Cotsworld Water Park. This water park is spread across a vast area of 40 square miles. This water park is often considered to be of the same size as the Island of Jersey. Cotsworld Water Park provides water adventure sports activities like kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, wind surfing, wake boarding and sailing. In addition to the water sports activities, this park also conducts a host of activities such as golfing, horse riding, paintballing, shooting, rally driving and angling.
Among the different historical monuments in this county, Tewkesbury Abbey occupies a special place. The Abbey contains the largest Romanesque tower in Britain. The Norman Church tower of this Abbey is the largest tower in existence today. The Abbey is also famous for its stained glass.
Wellington Aviation Museum is one of the popular museum attractions in the county of Gloucestershire. This museum contains a number of items used by the British Armed forces over the last several centuries. The National Waterways museum is another historical museum that belong s to this county. Other museums that deserve mention include the Gloucester Folk museum and the Gloucester city museum.
Cattle Country Adventure Park is an excellent place for the visiting family members to spend an entire day. The adventure park consists of indoor slide barns for kids to have unlimited fun, train ride around the cattle country, outdoor lake for canoeing, Separate area for the kids under 6, jumping pillows for kids under 4 and climbing net for grown up kids. Other family tourist attractions include Taurus craft center, Go Ape, indoor pin ball bowling, and an indoor carting facility.