Cotswold Water Park Activities

Activities on the Estate

Fill your days with adventure. From the moment you arrive to the comfort of your lakeside lodge, you’ll find plenty of Cotswold Water Park activities to enjoy across the 500 acre estate. Partake in a calming morning paddle on the lake as the estate wakes up, or challenge your family to a kayak race across the water.  Pack a picnic and find a romantic spot surrounded by nature, then head to the tennis courts for a game or two before dinner. 

With so much to explore during your Lakeside Spa Holiday, opt to travel on two wheels and take to the onsite bike trails. For nature lovers, you’ll find plenty of wildlife in the untouched nature reserve. With two Special Sites of Scientific Interest at Lower Mill Estate, there’ll be no surprise at the abundance of wildlife in the area.  

Car looking a little too full when packing? You’re always welcome to bring your own bikes, kayaks or paddle boards, but if space is tight, you can hire all the equipment you need for your Cotswold Water Park activities at the onsite Activity Hub. Please contact the Activity Hub directly for more information, and for a full list of available activities, times and prices. 

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Paddle Boarding

The most popular way to explore the lakes. Find your balance and enjoy the stillness of the water in the morning, or bask in the sunset glow of an evening paddle. Bring your own equipment or hire everything you need from the onsite Activity Hub. 


Kayaks, Canadian Canoes and Katakanus

A great way to get onto the lakes as a group, or simply take some time for yourself. Whether you're a pro paddler or new to the water, the onsite Activity Hub will have all the equipment you need to make the most of your lakeside stay. 


Bike Hire

Explore the wonders of the estate and beyond on two wheels. From young riders finding their balance to experienced cyclists looking for new trails, there's something for every cyclist at Lower Mill Estate. Use the designated cycle trails for the best cycling experiences, or find your own adventure offsite. Bring your own bikes or hire at the onsite Activity Hub. 

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Breathe in the best of nature with onsite yoga. Take the time to switch off and focus on the present. For all abilities, come along and perfect your downward-facing dog. 

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Choose from 3 tennis courts and challenge the family to a knock-about or two. See how long you can keep up a rally, bring out your competitive side with doubles or practice your backhand. 

(Please book your tennis slot by heading over to the court and using the individual sign up boards)

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Feeling competitive or just looking for some fun? Have a kick-a-bout with friends on the multi-use games area. 

(Please book your MUGA slot by heading over to the court and using the individual sign up boards)



For little legs to run wild, find 2 play areas across the estate offering the fun of slides, swings, sunken trampolines, open grass spaces and more. 

Bird watching

Bird Watching

Located in a 500 acre nature reserve, the estate offers plenty of rare wildlife and birds for avid twitchers. Remain in the comfort of your lodge and watch birds fly past the lakes, or take a walk around the estate and see what you can find. There are plenty of designated wildlife-watching spots across Lower Mill too. 


Onsite Fishing

You can still enjoy the lakes while staying on dry land, and onsite fishing offers just that. Fishing is available on Mill Lake all year-round. A valid rod licence must be carried at all times. For more information on Lower Mill Estate fishing, please call the estate office on 01285 869184.