16th - 17th September: What's On in Cheltenham This Weekend


We're halfway through September already and autumn feels like it's properly underway. The summer fetes and fun days are becoming a rare find so if your partial to a bouncy castle or coconut shy, get out to Elmfield today to get your fun day kicks before winter sets in.


There's free cinema at Highbury Congragational Church where they will be showing Beauty and the Beast from 3:30pm. Everyone is welcome and there will be free squash and popcorn. Find out more.

'The Boardroom' is meeting once again in St Pauls. Free family board games and activities for babies and toddlers. Drop-in whenever for free entry, free refreshments, free parking and free fun! Find out more.

Over at Create on the Square there's a free Creative Fair for families with activities including biscuit decorating and painting. For a full run down of free activities and shopping opportunities, click to find out more.

Elmfield Family Fun Day welcomes families for a fab afternoon of entertainment in aid of Cheltenham Animal Shelter. This may be one of the last outdoor fete/fun day type events of the year so get down and make the most of it. Find out more

If you're popping into town, nip up to Cambray Place to have a go on one of two free inflatable football Street Games. Find out more.


It's Mess Around's Messy Play Big Birthday at Stoke Orchard Community Centre. Messy fun suitable for ages 6 months to 5 years with activitites to amuse older siblings. Find out more

Saturday and Sunday

The Cheltenham Cineworld Movies for Juniors line-up this weekend features Cars 3 and Storks. Movies for Juniors are discounted film showings to introduce youngsters to the exciting world of cinema. Find out more

The Family Fun Swim Sessions at Leisure At take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Floats and pool toys available. Find out more

Cotswold Farm Park are opening their brand new Adventure Barn this weekend where you'll find an indoor beach, forest floor and JCB ride ons! Find out more

Out Of Town Highlights

Saturday 16th September: Sheep Racing in Frampton on Severn
With live music, a BBQ, bar and fun-filled family entertainment. Plus 8 sheep races. Free entry, gates open at 2pm
Find out more on SoGlos

Saturday 16th September: Mum2Mum Market
There's a nearly new sale in Tewkesbury. Buy and sell maternity, baby and children's (up to 6 years) equipment, toys and clothes. Visit the Facebook Event Page

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September: Bussage Bear Hunt
Go on a woodland adventure, with some surprises along the way - and a chance to relax with tea and cake at the end of a wonderful day! 2-5pm both days. Find out more on the Bussage Bear Hunt Facebook Page

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September: Giffords Circus, Any Port in a Storm
The hugely popular 2017 Giffords Tour is coming to a close and there are a handful of tickets remaining for this weekend's shows at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester (around 30 minutes from Cheltenham). Online tickets are now closed so call 0845 459 7469 or visit on site at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester. Visit Giffords' Website for more information.

For the Grown Ups

Saturday 16th September: Re-Take That at Jury's Inn
This sounds like a great value night out...
Tickets are £34.95 and include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, 3 course meal, DJ until 12am plus Re-Take That, LIVE.
Re-Take That ‘Like watching my mates on stage... Their attention to detail is amazing’ — Jason Orange (Take That)
To book your tickets please call 01242 232691 or email cheltenham_conference@jurysinns.com

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September: Cheltenham and Gloucester Beer Week
"An exciting collection of beer related events held in many different venues in both Cheltenham & Gloucester"
There's a Bottomless Beer Brunch at Hillside Brewery and you can Beat the Brewer at The Strand. Find out more in the Cheltenham Beer Week Programme or on the website.

Finally...Can we ask a favour?

Cheltenham Rocks has recently been nominated for a Family Champion Award in the Gloucestershire Family Awards. Please take a couple of minutes to vote for us in the awards survey here. There are 7 categories with some amazing local businesses and individuals and you can vote in one, a few, or all of the categories. Thanks!