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What is there to do in Cheltenham?

Are you looking for things to do in Cheltenham? Cheltenham Rocks has been especially created to provide families with an easy-to-use resource full of great ideas, from attractions including the Holst Museum, Sudeley Castle and Play Farm, to popular parks such as Pittville and Hatherley.

We feature events, easily found by date or category, and with regular festivals such as the Literature and Science Festival, the Christmas Ice Rink and hundreds of child-friendly shows, fairs, and fun days, you'll be able to find the perfect family activities for you.

The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham town centre is home to an assortment of things to do, from bowling to adventure golf, electronic darts, and soft play - surrounded by delicious dining spots it's the perfect location to make a day of it with the family, or enjoy date night!

How to get to Cheltenham?

Getting to Cheltenham is relatively straightforward, as it's well-connected by road, rail, and air. Here are the main transportation options:

By Train

Cheltenham Spa railway station is located around 20 minutes walk from the centre the town center and offers regular services to and from major cities such as London, Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff. The station is operated by Great Western Railway (GWR) and CrossCountry Trains. 

By Car

Cheltenham is conveniently located near several major roadways, including the M5 motorway, which runs south of the town. From the M5, you can take the exit for Cheltenham (Junction 10, 11a or 11) and follow signs into the town centre Alternatively, Cheltenham is also accessible via the A40 and A46 roads. There are various parking options available in the town centre, including street parking, car parks, and a new park-and-ride facility being built in 2024.

By Bus

Cheltenham is served by numerous bus routes connecting it to nearby towns and cities. National Express coaches also operate services to Cheltenham from various locations across the UK. The town's main bus station is located near the town centre, making it easy to access local bus services and onward travel.