Out & About

We are located in the heart of the Cotswolds, so if you’re

travelling from further afield to visit us, there’s lots more to

see and do in the area… 

Around & about... We are located in at the foot of Crickley Hill an area of outstanding beauty, which offers a range of walks combined with some spectacular views right across the Severn Vale. On a clear day you can see as far as the Black Mountains in Wales. We’re also just a few miles from Coopers Hill, World famous as the site for the annual cheese rolling event, where competitors race down a precipitous 1 in 2 slope in pursuit of a Double Gloucester Cheese. Cooper’s Hill is on the edge of Cranham Woods, which are beautiful at any time of year, but particularly noted for their spring bluebells. Prinknash Abbey, on the edge of Cranham Woods, is home to  Benedictine monks, but also hosts a café, Bird & Deer Park , and a shop selling Prinknash Pottery, for which the monks are renowned.
Cheltenham… Also known as Cheltenham Spa, the town first came to prominence in the 18th century as a spa resort. Cheltenham is well known for it’s attractive Regency architecture which dates to this period in it’s development.  Pittville Park is both an attractive park & home to the Pump Rooms, which these days are mainly used to host events associated with the many festivals which call Cheltenham home, these include Literature, Science & Music festivals. Cheltenham Racecourse holds several meetings throughout the year, including the world famous Gold Cup. When there isn’t a race meeting on, you can leave your car at the racecourse car park and enjoy a gentle ride on a steam train, the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway, is one of the UK’s premier heritage lines. The composer Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham in 1874. The house where he was born is now the Holst Museum. For more things to see & do in Cheltenham, explore the visit Cheltenham  website.   
Food & Drink... At present there’s no café or restaurant facilities on site, but there are plenty of local pubs that serve good food including the Toby Carvery, The Twelve Bells, & The Air balloon all three are within a few minutes drive from us, and there are plenty more near by. If a country pub isn’t quite what you’re looking for, both Gloucester & Cheltenham are only a few miles away and both offer a good selection of Restaurants, Cafés and tea rooms.
Dogs Welcome!... There’s no need to leave your four legged friend behind when you come to visit us, and no need to worry about leaving them in a hot car, or tied up outside in the rain. Unlike many stores, we welcome dogs, provided they’re well behaved and on a lead. We share a site with a Wyevale Garden Centre, and dogs are welcome there too. Just one word of warning, watch out for Ozzie, the garden centre’s resident cat!
Gloucester…  The historic city of Gloucester dates back to Roman times, and is home to a number of architecturally important buildings. The ironically named, and allegedly haunted, New Inn dates back to 1450. This grade I listed building is still used today as a pub, restaurant & hotel.  Gloucester Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture, and was used as the set for filming some of the Hogwart’s scenes in the Harry Potter movies. Close to the Cathedral, you’ll find another famous Potter at the Beatrix Potter Museum, housed in the shop that inspired the tale of the Taylor of Gloucester.  Gloucester Docks are home to the Waterways Museum, The Soldiers of Gloucester Museum, and is home to the annual Tall Ships event. In the 1970’s the docks were used to stand in for Liverpool for the filming of the original series of “Poldark”, but more recently have been redeveloped with shopping, leisure & residential facilities.
Bluebells in Cranham woods
Further afield… A few miles along the A46 is the Beautiful Cotswold town of Painswick. Recently used by the BBC for the filming of  "A Casual Vacancy" by J.K.Rowling. The Churchyard of the Church of St Mary, is reputed to contain 99 Yew trees, it is said that whenever a 100th tree is planted the Devil kills it. The nearby Rococo Gardens are worth visiting at any time of year, but are especially famous for their snowdrops. Heading east along the A417 you’ll come to the market town of Cirencester, known as Corinium by the Romans, there are many Roman artefacts housed in the Corinium Museum & you can visit what remains of a Roman amphitheatre. There are more extensive remains to be found at Chedworth Villa, an extensive villa & baths complex, not far from Cirencester. Cirencester is home many independent stores, cafés & restaurants and the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist is one of the largest in the UK, indeed it’s larger than some Cathedrals! The extensive Cirencester Park is actually part of the Bathurst Estate, but open to the public. On hot summer days Cirencester Lido, which dates back to 1869, offers the chance to cool down outside in natural spring water heated to about 80 f (just right for tropical fish!).    

Out & About

We are located in the heart of the Cotswolds, so if you’re

travelling from further afield to visit us, there’s lots more to see

and do in the area… 

Around & about... We are located in at the foot of Crickley Hill an area of outstanding beauty, which offers a range of walks combined with some spectacular views right across the Severn Vale. On a clear day you can see as far as the Black Mountains in Wales. We’re also just a few miles from Coopers Hill, World famous as the site for the annual cheese rolling event, where competitors race down a precipitous 1 in 2 slope in pursuit of a Double Gloucester Cheese. Cooper’s Hill is on the edge of Cranham Woods, which are beautiful at any time of year, but particularly noted for their spring bluebells. Prinknash Abbey, on the edge of Cranham Woods, is home to  Benedictine monks, but also hosts a café, Bird & Deer Park , and a shop selling Prinknash Pottery, for which the monks are renowned.
Bluebells in Cranham woods
Cheltenham… Also known as Cheltenham Spa, the town first came to prominence in the 18th century as a spa resort. Cheltenham is well known for it’s attractive Regency architecture which dates to this period in it’s development.  Pittville Park is both an attractive park & home to the Pump Rooms, which these days are mainly used to host events associated with the many festivals which call Cheltenham home, these include Literature, Science & Music festivals. Cheltenham Racecourse holds several meetings throughout the year, including the world famous Gold Cup. When there isn’t a race meeting on, you can leave your car at the racecourse car park and enjoy a gentle ride on a steam train, the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway, is one of the UK’s premier heritage lines. The composer Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham in 1874. The house where he was born is now the Holst Museum. For more things to see & do in Cheltenham, explore the visit Cheltenham  website.   
Food & Drink... At present there’s no café or restaurant facilities on site, but there are plenty of local pubs that serve good food including the Toby Carvery, The Twelve Bells, & The Air balloon  all three are within a few minutes drive from us, and there are plenty more near by. If a country pub isn’t quite what you’re looking for, both Gloucester & Cheltenham are only a few miles away and both offer a good selection of Restaurants, Cafés and tea rooms.
Dogs Welcome!... There’s no need to leave your four legged friend behind when you come to visit us, and no need to worry about leaving them in a hot car, or tied up outside in the rain. Unlike many stores, we welcome dogs, provided they’re well behaved and on a lead. We share a site with a Wyevale Garden Centre, and dogs are welcome there too. Just one word of warning, watch out for Ozzie, the garden centre’s resident cat!
Gloucester…  The historic city of Gloucester dates back to Roman times, and is home to a number of architecturally important buildings. The ironically named, and allegedly haunted, New Inn dates back to 1450. This grade I listed building is still used today as a pub, restaurant & hotel.  Gloucester Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture, and was used as the set for filming some of the Hogwart’s scenes in the Harry Potter movies. Close to the Cathedral, you’ll find another famous Potter at the Beatrix Potter Museum, housed in the shop that inspired the tale of the Taylor of Gloucester.  Gloucester Docks are home to the Waterways Museum, The Soldiers of Gloucester Museum, and is home to the annual Tall Ships event. In the 1970’s the docks were used to stand in for Liverpool for the filming of the original series of “Poldark”, but more recently have been redeveloped with shopping, leisure & residential facilities.
Further afield… A few miles along the A46 is the Beautiful Cotswold town of Painswick. Recently used by the BBC for the filming of  "A Casual Vacancy" by J.K.Rowling. The Churchyard of the Church of St Mary, is reputed to contain 99 Yew trees, it is said that whenever a 100th tree is planted the Devil kills it. The nearby Rococo Gardens are worth visiting at any time of year, but are especially famous for their snowdrops. Heading east along the A417 you’ll come to the market town of Cirencester, known as Corinium by the Romans, there are many Roman artefacts housed in the Corinium Museum & you can visit what remains of a Roman amphitheatre. There are more extensive remains to be found at Chedworth Villa, an extensive villa & baths complex, not far from Cirencester. Cirencester is home many independent stores, cafés & restaurants and the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist is one of the largest in the UK, indeed it’s larger than some Cathedrals! The extensive Cirencester Park is actually part of the Bathurst Estate, but open to the public. On hot summer days Cirencester Lido, which dates back to 1869, offers the chance to cool down outside in natural spring water heated to about 80 f (just right for tropical fish!).    

Out & About

We are located in the heart of the Cotswolds, so if you’re

travelling from further afield to visit us, there’s lots more to

see and do in the area… 

Around & about... We are located in at the foot of Crickley Hill an area of outstanding beauty, which offers a range of walks combined with some spectacular views right across the Severn Vale. On a clear day you can see as far as the Black Mountains in Wales. We’re also just a few miles from Coopers Hill, World famous as the site for the annual cheese rolling event, where competitors race down a precipitous 1 in 2 slope in pursuit of a Double Gloucester Cheese. Cooper’s Hill is on the edge of Cranham Woods, which are beautiful at any time of year, but particularly noted for their spring bluebells. Prinknash Abbey, on the edge of Cranham Woods, is home to  Benedictine monks, but also hosts a café, Bird & Deer Park , and a shop selling Prinknash Pottery, for which the monks are renowned.
Bluebells in Cranham woods
Cheltenham… Also known as Cheltenham Spa, the town first came to prominence in the 18th century as a spa resort. Cheltenham is well known for it’s attractive Regency architecture which dates to this period in it’s development.  Pittville Park is both an attractive park & home to the Pump Rooms, which these days are mainly used to host events associated with the many festivals which call Cheltenham home, these include Literature, Science & Music festivals. Cheltenham Racecourse holds several meetings throughout the year, including the world famous Gold Cup. When there isn’t a race meeting on, you can leave your car at the racecourse car park and enjoy a gentle ride on a steam train, the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway, is one of the UK’s premier heritage lines. The composer Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham in 1874. The house where he was born is now the Holst Museum. For more things to see & do in Cheltenham, explore the visit Cheltenham website.   
Food & Drink... At present there’s no café or restaurant facilities on site, but there are plenty of local pubs that serve good food including the Toby Carvery, The Twelve Bells, & The Air balloon all three are within a few minutes drive from us, and there are plenty more near by. If a country pub isn’t quite what you’re looking for, both Gloucester & Cheltenham are only a few miles away and both offer a good selection of Restaurants, Cafés and tea rooms.
Gloucester…  The historic city of Gloucester dates back to Roman times, and is home to a number of architecturally important buildings. The ironically named, and allegedly haunted, New Inn dates back to 1450. This grade I listed building is still used today as a pub, restaurant & hotel.  Gloucester Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture, and was used as the set for filming some of the Hogwart’s scenes in the Harry Potter movies. Close to the Cathedral, you’ll find another famous Potter at the Beatrix Potter Museum, housed in the shop that inspired the tale of the Taylor of Gloucester.  Gloucester Docks are home to the Waterways Museum, The Soldiers of Gloucester Museum, and is home to the annual Tall Ships event. In the 1970’s the docks were used to stand in for Liverpool for the filming of the original series of “Poldark”, but more recently have been redeveloped with shopping, leisure & residential facilities.
Further afield… A few miles along the A46 is the Beautiful Cotswold town of Painswick. Recently used by the BBC for the filming of  "A Casual Vacancy" by J.K.Rowling. The Churchyard of the Church of St Mary, is reputed to contain 99 Yew trees, it is said that whenever a 100th tree is planted the Devil kills it. The nearby Rococo Gardens are worth visiting at any time of year, but are especially famous for their snowdrops. Heading east along the A417 you’ll come to the market town of Cirencester, known as Corinium by the Romans, there are many Roman artefacts housed in the Corinium Museum & you can visit what remains of a Roman amphitheatre. There are more extensive remains to be found at Chedworth Villa, an extensive villa & baths complex, not far from Cirencester. Cirencester is home many independent stores, cafés & restaurants and the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist is one of the largest in the UK, indeed it’s larger than some Cathedrals! The extensive Cirencester Park is actually part of the Bathurst Estate, but open to the public. On hot summer days Cirencester Lido, which dates back to 1869, offers the chance to cool down outside in natural spring water heated to about 80 f (just right for tropical fish!).    
Dogs Welcome!... There’s no need to leave your four legged friend behind when you come to visit us, and no need to worry about leaving them in a hot car, or tied up outside in the rain. Unlike many stores, we welcome dogs, provided they’re well behaved and on a lead. We share a site with a Wyevale Garden Centre, and dogs are welcome there too. Just one word of warning, watch out for Ozzie, the garden centre’s resident cat!
Aquarium & Pond, fish, plants & equipment
The Aquatic Habitat
Shurdington Road (A46) Brockworth Gloucester GL3 4PU Telephone 01452 862791
Shurdington Road (A46) Brockworth Gloucester GL3 4PU Telephone 01452 862791
Aquarium & Pond, fish, plants & equipment
The Aquatic Habitat
Aquarium & Pond, fish, plants & equipment
The Aquatic Habitat
Shurdington Road (A46) Brockworth Gloucester GL3 4PU Telephone 01452 862791