We are a small family run park on the edge of the Cotswolds and are an ideal base for touring. Situated alongside the River Thames, we offer excellent facilities as well as being the first touring park on the Thames Path.
The Cotswold Wild Life Park and water sports park are nearby, as is the Roman town of Cirencester. If you’re just looking for some peace and quiet, Second Chance Park has something to suit everyone. (We hold a controlled dog policy).
Facilities – Electric hook-up, hot/cold showers, shaving points, wash Basins, chemical toilet disposal, hard standing, fishing, washing up facilities and ice pack freezing.
If you would like to branch out and see the sites, Fairford is a delightful small market town, situated on the edge of the Cotswolds in the beautiful Coln Valley. The centre remains much as it has done for generations with its golden stone buildings, ancient Mill and beautiful 15th century church, world famous for its complete set of medieval stained glass windows. Annual events include the Fairford Festival, held over a long weekend each June and The Royal International Air Tattoo at the Fairford Air Base has brought thousands of visitors to the area.
The Cotswold Water Park has brought new activities to the area, such as sailing, wind surfing and water skiing. As well as the traditional angling and study of water birds.
There is also Cricklade, the first town on the River Thames, which rises just a few miles upstream. Cricklade remains historically significant as ‘the most intact example of a late Saxon new town in Britain’.
Iron Age trackways across the Thames floodplain led the Romans to build a metalled road, Ermin Street, the present A419. As the river was navigable from London to Cricklade there may have been a port to serve nearby Cirencester or Corinium as it was then known.
North Meadow National Nature Reserve is a living monument reflecting hundreds of years of continuous management by the people of Cricklade. It is a traditionally managed hay meadow, internationally important for its flora which includes the largest British population of snakeshead fritillary. You are welcome to visit the site at any time of the year.
Today the town continues to be a thriving community with modern hi-tec and manufacturing businesses alongside traditional art and crafts. Take time to experience the warm hospitality of old inns, pubs and tearooms, and seek out the family-run and specialist shops along the High Street. Enjoy a gentle walk around this fascinating historic town.
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