29th - 30th July: What's On In Cheltenham This Weekend
It's gone a little bit quiet on the events-front this weekend (don't worry, it all picks up again next week) but there's still a lot going on around Cheltenham to keep you out of mischief.
The forecast is 'scattered showers' but once again, the BBC has a much more positive outlook and has some actual sunshine forecast for both Saturday and Sunday morning. Whatever the weather, if you've got some free time to spend together here's some ideas of things to do in Cheltenham this weekend.
Saturday and Sunday
The Boathouse in Pittville Park is a one-stop-shop for loads of fun activities around the park. From there you can rent golf clubs, hire a boat, book a tennis court or even grab a fishing permit and pitch up on a fishing jetty for the afternoon. For tennis court bookings you can also book online (particularly recommended if you have a specific time in mind). Prices in image below:
The Royal Oak in Bishops Cleeve is holding a cider festival this weekend with live music, a bbq and a bouncy castle for the kids. In fact, the bouncy castle and kids' tuck shop is expected to be available for the whole of the summer holidays :). Find out more
After a quiet period, the strawberries are back in full effect at Primrose Vale where you can stock up on a range of delicious fruit and make a day of it in the play area and cafe. If you're a raspberry fan, make sure to visit soon as there's usually a crop-lull during August. Find out more
Starting Saturday and running until 11th August, Cotswold Farm Park welcome you to the Maize Maze. Children and adults can enjoy getting lost in a sea of maize crop and using the clues to escape. Included in normal admission. Find out more
Pets at Home are continuing their free pet workshops through summer with sessions on this Saturday and Sunday. Interactive workshops for little ones to learn about pets. Choose between Small Furries and Fishy Friends. For more information and to book - click here
The Suffolks Sunday Market is back with the usual collection of fabulous stalls, street food and entertainment PLUS, luxury ladies boutique ReVamp are holding a Fill A Bag For A Fiver fundraiser for Maggies. Pop along and fill a bag with lovely items from the shop for just £5. Find out more
Arty Sundays at The Wilson takes place on the last Sunday of every month 11am - 1pm £2 per person. Kids aged 3 and under go free. Find out more.
Support Cheltenham Town Ladies as they take on Cardiff City Ladies in a pre-season friendly at Petersfield Park (nr Tewkesbury Road). Free entry and refreshments available. KO 2pm. Free parking. Find out more
For the Grown Ups
The Vine's annual festival-in-a-pub returns: Vinestock is running from Friday to Sunday with the pub floor covered in turf and some top class bands set to perform. For the full line up visit the Facebook Event Page.
Smokey Joes is holding a Vintage Tea Dance on Sunday from 3pm: Enjoy a taste of the Fabulous 40s with Music, Dancing, Tea & Cakes. View the Facebook Event Page
Did you know you can have a Bottomless Sunday Roast Dinner at The Fire Station? £35 for 2 courses and unlimited prosecco (or Bloody Mary's). View the menu here.
Out Of Town Highlights
In you're having fete withdrawal symptoms, Gloucester has a couple of good 'uns lined up over the weekend:
This Saturday there's a Summer Fayre in Tuffley from 11am - 5pm with kids lucky dip, children's fair ride and bouncy castle, stalls, arts and crafts and lots more. For more information visit the Facebook Event Page
Saturday and Sunday The King Teddy in Longlevens is holding a Family Fun Day with face paiting, kids' games, hook-a-duck, giant jenga and live music. Find out more on the Facebook Event Page.
On Sunday in Ross-on-Wye there's a Vintage Tea Party. There will be a range of vintage themed games, stalls and vehicles. Jive and Swing music will be played throughout the entire afternoon. Entry is £2 per person or £5 for a family. Find out more on the Facebook Event Page