Habitat Escapes

Outdoor Activities Cotswolds


At Lower Mill Estate there is something to do for all age groups

Please find all details below for Activities 2017-2018.

Activity Hub – your one stop shop for hiring bikes, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards for all the family

Book your equipment prior to arrival to secure a £5 discount and have them waiting at your house upon arrival. Email sales@familyadventurestore.co.uk or phone 07971 252394 with any queries.

Moonlight Katakanu Adventure…

To begin at the Activity Hub as darkness falls. Collect your glow sticks and off we paddle into the inky dark of Spinney Lake. The obligatory marshmallows cooked on the fire and hot chocolate will of course be supplied at our secret location before paddling back to finish. NB Our Katakanus are completely stable and safe and impossible to capsize. Each one will have an instructor on board to accompany you.

Paddling in the dark is a unique and awesome experience for both the young or old!

Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Max number 10

Price adults £20 kids £15

Dates: October Half Term


Into the Wild…

When darkness falls and we close our curtains, a whole new world comes out to play. Come and explore the woods and wider reaches of the Lower Mill Estate at dusk to seek out the wildlife at night, gaze at the stars and enjoy toasting marshmallows on the fire.

Dates: Every Saturday during November, December, January and February. Please enquire with Habitat Escapes regarding timings.

Duration: 1 ½ hours approx

£10 per person.

Waterproofs and wellies essential. Suitable for all ages, under 16 years to be accompanied by an adult. Subject to availability.

Outdoor Activities Cotswolds

Swallows and Amazons…

Help build a raft before setting forth on an adventure around the lake. Activities along the route including blind leading, Treasure Island and canons to starbound.  

Dates:  Every Tuesday at 1pm during May half term and Summer Holidays

£20 per person

All ages welcome, under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult. Subject to availability.


Dawn Canoe Safari…

Taking place at first light, you will paddle a stable open canoe across a glassy lake visiting the best vantage points in this unique nature reserve, periodically beaching your canoe for short “on foot” excursions on the trail of species that are native to this lakeside environment. If you are lucky you may glimpse the Lower Mill Beavers which are the pride of a unique and ground breaking programme to re-introduce this species after a 500-year absence from the British landscape.

Dates: Easter holidays, May Half Term and Summer Holidays

Start: Please confirm with Habitat Escapes as timings will vary

Duration: 1 ½ hours approx

Price: £20 per person

Subject to availability with a minimum of 4 required per session and a maximum of 16.


Start Paddle Boarding…

This session is designed to get you and your group mastering the basics of Stand-up Paddle Boarding. Participants should be prepared to get wet! Once you have the basic technique mastered the rest of the session can take a number of crazy turns, from fun races, to obstacle courses or what about going tandem or even 3 up! The possibilities are endless and our qualified coaches will be there to lead you all the way.

Dates: Saturday afternoon at 2pm during October and May Half Term and Summer Holidays

Duration: 1 ½ hours approx

Price: £20 per person

Subject to availability with a minimum of 4 required per session and a maximum of 16.

To book, contact the Habitat Escapes Team on 01285 869 489 or email stay@habitatescapes.com


Head 4 Heights…

Head 4 Heights is one of the Cotswolds leading outdoor activity centres and gives anyone over the age of five the chance to play Tarzan or Jane and tackle an exhilarating range of climbing, jumping and swinging activities, all in complete safety.  Only five minutes’ walk from Lower Mill Estate and visitors receive a 10% exclusive discount for advance online bookings when quoting HEHH. See www.head4heights.net for more info.



At Lower Mill Estate

A few must haves, available to you this Winter or Spring. Order your extras by emailing or calling the team at Habitat Escapes.

  • Bike hire for adults and kids
  • Canoe, kayak and paddle board hire for adults and kids
  • BBQ Starter Kits
  • Logs and Fire Starting Kits
  • Early check in and late check out

For further information and a personal quote please call us on 01285 869 489 or email stay@habitatescapes.com


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