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14th - 15th October: What's On in Cheltenham This Weekend

Hold onto your straw hats folks, the forecast for this weekend in absolutely smashing. The average temperature for October in the UK is 12°C so we're a little excited about the tropical outlook for the coming few days.

If you've got some free time with the family, don't spend precious hours searching out the perfect activity, take a look at these things to do in Cheltenham this weekend - and check back any day at the What's On Today listings for up-to-date suggestions for this very day.

Saturday and Sunday

Mr Mulligan's Lost World Golf is officially open. Two indoor 18-hole courses, a restaurant and bar. Prices start at £3 for under 5s, £5.75 for under 12s and £7.75 for adults. Book online to reserve your spot. Find out more

The Cineworld Movies for Juniors line-up this weekend features Despicable Me 3 and Captain Underpants. Find out more.

There's just a couple of weeks left to take advantage of the boat hire at Pittville Park's Boathouse. Boats running until the end of October. Find out more

It wouldn't be a sunny-weather-what's-on-guide without a shout-out to all the Cheltenham Pubs with Play Areas. One of our best-read articles of the summer, Find out more

Cheltenham Literature Festival has created another jam-packed line-up of free family activities including a chance to meet the Gruffalo and the popular Where's Wally Trail. Find out more about the free events on this weekend

Getting our Rawwwwwwwwwwwr on with #thegruffalo at #cheltlitfest

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There's free entry to the Autumn Fair at Thirlstaine Park Care Home, with stalls selling arts, crafts and pre-Christmas gifts. Find out more

Kids aged 3-8 can enjoy free fun, games and storytelling with popular children’s author Tracey Corderoyree at Hester's Way Library. Find out more

Check out the children's nearly new sale at Holy Apostles on Saturday for pre-loved toys, games, clothes and books. Free entry. Find out more

Fancy trying some yoga with your little Yogi Bear? There are still spots available at Tatty Bumpkin's sessions tomorrow at the Isborne Cheltenham.
Sessions for ages 2-7, crawling - 18 months and babies. Just £5 per family. Visit this link to book.

SOfit family fitness class is back at Holy Apostles. A fun fitness class for the whole family. £5 per adult, kids go free. Find out more


Fancy something a bit different? It's the Dog Swim at Cheltenham Lido this Sunday. All the doggie swim spots are sold out but spectators are still welcome on site (entry £2.60) for what promises to be an afternoon to remember as the curtain closes on another fantastic season at the Lido. Find out more

On the second Sunday of every month there's a craft and produce fair at Bishops Cleeve Community Centre. Free entry with refreshments available. Find out more

For the Grown Ups

Be one of the first to sample the delights of the brand new BABEL Cheltenham when they open their doors in the Brewery Quarter on Saturday. Described as a 'sleek yet relaxed and social space to enjoy fresh modern food, carefully selected drinks and totally unique cocktails'. Visit the Babel Cheltenham Facebook Page here

Saturday 14th October: The Mayor of Cheltenham Klara Sudbury invites you to Mayor Fest, a special one day festival at the Frog and Fiddle raising money for the Mayor's Charity Appeal (this year supporting Holly Gazzard Trust and Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospital Charity's Focus Fund). Visit the Facebook Event Page for more details and the line-up

Out Of Town Highlights

It's the last month of the Dinosaurs! No, it actually is this time. The summer-long Dinosaur Exhibition at Gloucester Museum ends on 29th October so if you've not been - now is the time. Find out more

Have you tried the Slimbridge Top Trumps Trail? It's running until the end of half term and included in general admission. Find out more

Have a great weekend!