The attractive and friendly village of Twyning has a shop, church, children's play area, hairdressers and two village pubs, The Village Inn (01684 293500) and The Fleet at Twyning (01684 274020) which is situated next to the River Avon.
Nearby leisure facilities include horse riding at Tewkesbury Riding School (07879 027790), lake fishing at Hill View Fisheries (01684 296719), golf and leisure facilities at Hilton Puckrup Hall (01684 296200) and excellent walks.
Historic Tewkesbury (3 miles) with its medieval black and white timber framed buildings and delightful alleyways offers many pubs, restaurants, a swimming pool and a cinema/theatre. The 12th Century Abbey that dominates the town with its impressive Norman architecture is full of interest.
The many attractions of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Malvern and Worcester are only about 20 minutes drive, with Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham and Bristol just a little further afield.
For family days out there is the nearby Forest of Dean, Bristol Zoo, West Midlands Safari Park, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Cotswold Farm Park, Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet, Clearwell Caves and many other attractions.
The famous Severn Valley steam railway and Toddington GWR are within easy reach, as are Cheltenham Racecourse, Worcester County Cricket Club and the Three Counties Showground. Other local places of interest include Eastnor Castle, Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle at Winchcombe and splendid views and walks on the Malvern Hills.
The picturesque Cotswold villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Moreton-in-Marsh, the Slaughters, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden are all within easy reach and are well worth a visit.
Places to visit
The Local Area:
Cotswold Wildfowl and Wetlands
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park
Cascades Leisure Centre, Tewkesbury
Roses Theatre/Cinema, Tewkesbury
Three Counties Showground, Malvern
Croft Farm Leisure & Water Park
Worcester County Cricket Club
Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre
Cotswold Motor Museum (home of ‘Brum’)
Upper and Lower Slaughter
Forest of Dean
Roman Baths, Bath
Stratford Butterfly Farm
West Midlands Safari Park
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Severn Valley Railway
Berkeley Castle and Deer Park
Black Country Museum