John Lewis Cheltenham In-Store Events

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John Lewis Cheltenham has planned some exciting new in-store events for families this summer! Most require booking prior to attending, so, if you see something you’d love to take part in, it’s best to phone the Discovery Desk on 01242 544042.

Sunday 21st July - Dog First Aid

Join Jasmine from Cheltenham Animal Shelter, along with one of the shelter's own dogs, for a session on dog first aid. All ticket proceeds go to Cheltenham Animal Shelter. Find out more.


Tuesday 23rd July - Babel Babies

Half an hour of music and stories, followed by time to chat for the grown-ups and colouring-in for the little ones who will collect a limited edition illustrated postcard of a song in a different foreign language each week. All for £7! Babel Babies is a multi-award-winning, multi-lingual music session for families to explore the world together through songs and stories in a variety of languages including French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, Welsh. Find out more.


Sunday 28th July - Doggy Photoshoot

John Lewis officially loves dogs - did you know they are allowed to come into the store to have a browse too?! To celebrate our furry friends and support the Cheltenham Animal Shelter they have arranged a doggy photo shoot! Find out more.


Monday 29th July - Create Your Own Forky

To celebrate the release of Toy Story 4, children are invited to this free, drop in craft session where they will create their very own Forky! As with all events, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Find out more.


Wednesday 31st July - Brunch With Chase

In aid of local charity, Pied Piper Appeal, Paw Patrol's Chase is visiting the Place To Eat cafe to wave hello and meet the children while they dine! Chase will also pose for photos! Each child will receive a brunch bag and pastries to eat during the session. Find out more.


Monday 5th - Monday 26th August - Storytelling With The Dragon Whisperer

Each Monday afternoon throughout August, Agent Green from DCHQ (Dragon Conservation Headquarters) will take children to a world of magic and adventure! Aimed at 7 - 12 years, however all ages are welcome. Find out more.


Wednesday 7th - Wednesday 28th August - The Cheltenham Summer Sketchbook Project

Take the opportunity to spend some quality time creating with your children this summer, as local artist Jennifer Beeston invites children and parents to develop their own joint sketchbook content - something to be treasured and loved. Ideal for ages 8 - 12, refreshments and sketchbooks provided. Find out more.


Thursday 15th August - Making Toys For Animals

Round off the season with this focussed craft event, where children will work with representatives from Cheltenham Animal Shelter to make play enriching toys for the shelter's animals. This rewarding event will also give children the opportunity to know more about the shelter and those furry friends hoping for a home. Find out more.


That's all for now folks! Be sure to pop in to John Lewis Cheltenham for more news on upcoming in-store events!