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28th - 29th October: What's On in Cheltenham This Weekend

This weekend the clocks fall back, half term draws to a close, and we're one step closer to the next fornight's firework fest. If you've got some time together as a family, here's our picks of things going on in Cheltenham.

Check back any day at the What's On Today listings for daily suggestions.

Saturday and Sunday

Squeeze some extra pumpkin juice out of the half term Halloween fun including:

Pumpkin Bowling at the Boathouse in Pittville Park - Find out more

Halloween Trail at Primrose Vale - Find out more

Sc-Airborne Spooky Bouncing - Find out more

There's not 2 or 3 but 4 films to choose from the in Cineword Movies for Juniors line-up. Find out more.

Book a tee-off time online for the shiny new Mr Mulligan's Lost World Golf - Prices start at £3 for under 5s, £5.75 for under 12s and £7.75 for adults. Find out more


Fancy avoiding the spook-fest? Well the Shurdington Hamster Show could be for you. Free entry to look around the show, plus a chance to enter your small pet into a judging competition. Find out more

Rock Up and Bounce is at Pate's Grammar for one final day. Suitable for ages 5-13 there's a giant obstacle course and a mega-tall slide. Find out more

There's a free family-friendly workshop at Cheltenham Library inviting you to learn the art of 3D book folding. Find out more

Prestbury has two very special Halloween events lined up this Saturday.... a kids' Ghost Walk around the village, run by Cheltenham Paranormal Festival. Spooky stories, magic tricks and all profits to charity/ Find out more

And... at The Plough, there will be a 'Witch Hunt' around the garden, bake sale, cartoons and a fancy dress competition. Find out more

The Sup and Chow is holding a day-long Halloween party this Saturday, with spooky food and kids activities during the daytime, and then fun for the adults including the chance to win a holiday plus half price Prosecco and Strongbow. Find out more

Experience the feel-good musical film Sister Act as never before! Hear the 25 pieces Uplifted Voices choir (featured on The Voice and The X Factor) and band accompany the screening with powerful performances of much-loved songs from the movie like ‘My God’, and ‘I Will Follow Him’. Sing along, lift your spirits and skip home happy! Suitable for the whole family. Cheltenham Town Hall. Tickets £22. Find out more and book.


Tokyotattoo Studio has been transformed into Hogwarts Tattoo for a family Halloween event themed completely around Harry Potter. Check out Platform 93/4 , wear the Sorting Hat, and try a Butterbeer! Find out more

The Suffolks Sunday Market is back for another dollop of unique stalls and tasty street food, and this Harvest and Halloween special includes the very first Food Market with some of the finest local suppliers and producers from butchers and bakers to sweets and gin. Find out more

Arty Sunday's take place at the Wilson on the last Sunday of each month. Drop in craft sessions for the whole family. £2.50 per person, under 4s free. Find out more

Cheltenham Computer Fair is back at Leisure At with discount PCs, laptops, speakers, iPads, Mac Books and lots more. Find out more

For the Grown Ups

The Halloween Party at the Sup and Chow is the place to be for jelly shots, throwback tunes, Halloween Punch and half price Prosecco and Strongbow. Find out more

The new Suffolk Arms is holding a Halloween Party, with free pizza tasters and a prize for the best dressed. Find out more on the Facebook Event Page.

Out Of Town Highlights

Saturday 28th October: The Gloucester Zombie Walk is now in its 8th year and a real spectacle to get you in the mood for Halloween. The walk kicks off at 3pm next to Cafe Rene and is suitable for kids and dogs too! Find out more on the Facebook page

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October: There's a Secret Spooky Fest in Clearwell where the woods have been given a ghostly makeover, with spiders, witches and ghosts to be spotted. Find out more on the Facebook Event Page

Have a great weekend