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30th September - 1st October: What's On in Cheltenham This Weekend

Happy Friday folks. Here we are with some ideas of things to do in Cheltenham this weekend if you've got some free time on your hands. Our top pick is to get out and cheer on the super duper participants of the Half Marathon on Sunday morning - your cheers of support could be what get some through the wall and on to the finish line.

The less said about the weather the better so there's some indoor amusement ideas here too to get you out the house if cabin fever sets in.

Have a good one. :)


The prestigious Southam Conker Championship is back on Saturday morning. Tea, coffee, cake and a chance to be crowned Conker Champion 2017 await. Spectators welcome. Find out more

Don't let rain stop play - Cheltenham Science Centre is open every Saturday and is great fun for kids aged 4 and upwards. Entry is £2 per person and most visits last around 90-120 minutes. Find out more

Freshen up your little one's wardrobe and toybox or prepare for a new arrival at the NCT Nearly New Sale at All Saints. With 100 seller packs sold, there's going to be over 6000 items on sale. Find out more


Cheer on the fantastic runners in the Cheltenham Half Marathon from lots of passing-points around town. Come rain or shine those guys are doing their thing for hundreds of worthy causes. Get your wet-weather poncho on, dig out your foam finger and HOLLER! There are planned 'Cheer Points' near the Pump Room and Town Hall, and the main spectator hub will be at the Racecourse where The Breeze will be broadcasting live. Visit the Cheltenham Half website map page for more information.

CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER: The Naunton Park Autumn Fair and Dog Show is free entry and features live music, stalls, cakes and a tombola. Find out more

On the first Sunday of every month, Create on the Square invite you to come and play board games. Bring your own or play with the ones there. There's games for all ages. Find out more

In the Reddings this Sunday there's a Nearly New Sale of children’s books, clothes toys and equipment. Entry is £1 with homemade cakes available too! Find out more

Saturday and Sunday ideas

If you fancy a free wet-weather activity, check out the Jet Age Museum. It's open every weekend from 10am - 4pm and has lots to see and do including a treasure hunt around the museum. Find out more

Another great, free indoor activity is the Wilson Museum in town. With family trails, stay-and-play and a cafe alongside the exhibits, there's enough to amuse all ages for a few hours. Find out more

The Cineworld Movies for Juniors line-up this weekend features the Emoji Movie and Cars 3. Find out more.

Out Of Town Highlights

Saturday 30th September: Cotswold Airport Open Day
There's more action that you can shake a tail-feather at planned for the Cotswold Airport Open Day. Kids play zone, steam traction engines, live music, dog show, beer tent, shopping, hot air balloons and planes. Entry £5, under 16s free. Visit the Facebook Event Page

Saturday 30th September: Nearly New Sale at Little Rissington Hall
Free entry. Womens, mens and childrenswear, accessories, homewares and designer labels. Tea, coffee, cake - tick, tick, tick! Visit the Facebook Event Page here

Saturday 30th September: Nympsfield Sheep Race, Woodchester
Sheep racing, bbq, teas, small funfair - a good family afternoon out - gates open 11.30 - in aid of village hall, church and local charities. Visit Facebook Event Page

Sunday 1st October: Stroud Raft and Duck Race, Wallbridge Lock
Whether your competiting or spectating, this is sure to be a fun day out with lots of street food and children's activities including face-painting, Five Valley Circus, bouncy slide, free craft tent and a fire engine. Visit the website

For the Grown Ups

Saturday 30th September: Step back in time and enjoy a screening of the classic West Side Story at the Playhouse Saturday night. Tickets are £7 or £5 for students. Visit the Playhouse website to buy.

Saturday and Sunday: Beer Fest 2017 at Whole Foods Market
Home of over 200 varieties of beer and cider, Whole Foods are celebrating a good brew with a bountiful bevy of beers at Beer Fest 2017. Pop in store for a chance to sip the good stuff, meet the makers and stock up your beer fridge.