One of the most picturesque villages in England is the perfect place to take time out during the winter months.

Bourton-on-the-Water, in Gloucestershire, is in the heart of the idyllic Cotswolds and besides its aesthetic beauty, there is a host of entertainment to be had.

Wrap up warm for a winter day out to remember and indulge yourself in the gorgeous independent shops and cafes which overlook the delightful river in the heart of the village.

Retail therapy complete, why not enjoy a trip to Birdland Park and Gardens, a wildlife attraction ideal for a family day out, or a wintry stroll with a loved one?

The penguin residents make full use of the chilly season, dipping and diving out of their pool and showing off their winter plumage.

A trip to Penguin Shore will also provide the chance to see England’s only group of breeding King penguins, alongside their cheeky Humboldt cousins.

Visitors can also travel back in time to hunt for dinosaurs in the thrilling Jurassic Journey trail.

There is a fabulous variety of other feathered friends to be enjoyed, including flamingos, pelicans, cranes, waterfowl, hornbills, owls and parrots.

Birdland is set in nine acres of gardens and woodland and boasts more than 500 birds.

It is open from 10am every day. Adults £10.95, children (aged 3-15) £7.95.