Cheltenham Rocks

5th - 6th August: What's On In Cheltenham This Weekend

Welcome to August and a bumper month of family events happening in Cheltenham. Whooop! We've collected together some of the best events and activities happening in Cheltenham this weekend. Don't forget you can check the site any day and view 'What's On Today' for daily event listings and suggestions.

Saturday and Sunday

In central Cheltenham it's all about Summer Jam at the Brewery running Saturday and Sunday. Live music, kids entertainment and a cracking atmosphere. And did we mention the free food samples? Nom Nom Nom. Find out more.

The Plough Prestbury invite you along to their Summer Cider Festival for live music, a BBQ and 30 ciders. On Sunday there is a special family focus with a bouncy castle and face-painting. 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


There's free outdoor theatre in Elmfield Park on Saturday. Jenny Wren's adaptation of The Jungle Book is suitable for ages 5 and over. Take a picnic and enjoy. Find out more

Don't bin it, fix it! The Regeneration Repair Cafe is open tomorrow with expert volunteers on hand to try and fix household items, toys, pushchairs, scooters and more. We went last month for a scooter repair and highly recommend the chocolate cake! Find out more.

Royal Court in Springbank are holding a Summer Fete to raise funds for their residents association. There will be stalls, pulled pork baps, a raffle and a game that involves space-hopper-horse racing! Find out more.


Paws in the Park is back, bigger than ever with 80 stalls, entertainment and a dog show. Head down to Pittville Park with man's best friend for a browse and who knows, you may win a rossette or two! Find out more

Are you in charge of a small (or not so small!) person aged 2-19? Head along to the Isbourne's Family Wellbeing Fun Day for free taster sessions of yoga, dance, mindfussness and Crystal hunting (yup). Find out more

Sustrans are running their organised family bike rides once again. With two rides to choose from. Availability is limited so please book on soon if you're looking to go. Find out more

There's free football at Petersfield Park, nr Tewkesbury Road as Cheltenham Town Ladies take on Buckland Athletic Ladies. KO 2pm. Free entry. Find out more

Out Of Town Highlights

Gloucester Quays open their summer beach from Saturday 5th August onwards and it looks WELL worth a day trip. On weekends there's a beachcomber market, beach beats music and Punch & Judy Shows plus beach cricket and family games. Find out more on the Gloucester Quays website

On Saturday there's free entry to the Charity Dog Show at Tewkesbury Rugby Club where you'll find stalls, a raffle, a bar and lots of lovely pooches! Find out more on the Facebook Event Page

For the Grown Ups

Okay, so these actually aren't this weekend but worth bringing to your attention so you can sign up and enjoy at a future date!

The brand new Suffolk Arms are inviting Cheltenham locals to their grand opening to pop and sample some of their new pizza menu and drinks. Details of how to join the guest list on the invite below.

In September No 38 The Park is having an open event inviting adults to go along for fizz and canapes and find out more about the venue for parties, weddings and celebrations. Find out more on the Lucky Onion website