9th - 10th September: What's On in Cheltenham This Weekend


Happy Autumn Rockers. Here we are with a round up of this weekend's events and activities for families in Cheltenham and it's an absolute corker.

If you're lucky enough to have some spare time together over the next couple of days, take a nosey at this lot (oh, and don't pay too much attention to the dismal forecast on the right as there are lots of sunny spells on the hourly breakdown - turns out Google weather is a bit of a pessimist).


If you've not heard of Cheltenham Cycling Festival - where have you been!? On Saturday Cheltenham town centre will be a hive of action and activity centred around the final stretch of the Tour of Britain. The family Zone in Pittville Park has loads going on, from a fun fair and trampolines, to mini-golf and refreshments. Outside the Municipal Offices and in Imperial Gardens will be a market, street food, the VIP race village and the best view of the finish line. Find out more

Pop in to Waterstones Cheltenham on Saturday for a special family fun day to celebrate this year’s wonderful Chelt Lit Fest Family Programme with workshops, book signings and special Festival guests. Find out more

With stalls, entertainment, children’s activities and food, the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Autumn Fayre will offer a day of family friendly fun for all whilst raising funds so the Charity can be there for more local people and their families. Find out more

Cheltenham Science Centre is welcoming the Institute of Physics along for a special day of demos and hands on actvities this Saturday. Find out more


Avast me hearties, there be a treasure hunt a-happening in Prestbury. Starting at The Plough with a prize for the child with the best pirate costume. Buy tickets from the Plough beforehand (£2.50, kids free). Find out more

Out with the old, in with the new(ish) why not pop along to one of Cheltenham's Car Boots this Sunday and pick up a bargain or sell on some pre-loved bits and bobs to free up space for more! Choose from
National Star College Car Boot
Southam Car Boot

Saturday and Sunday

If you're anywhere in Cheltenham this weekend, catching some of Cheltenham Paint Festival is an absolute must - and probably unavoidable! There are over 30 sites and 60 artists using stencil and freehand to create some truly incredible art for us all to enjoy. Venues include The Brewery, Bottle of Sauce, Honeybourne Line and North Place Car Park. Find out more

(Tiger image artist credit, Gnasher, who will be at the Brewery in action this weekend)

There are a few weeks left of this year's super strawberry crop at Primrose Vale plus a bumper crop of raspberries and blackberries. We can't recommend Primrose Vale enough as a fab low cost family activity with a tasty souvenir at the end. Find out more

Do you have a super-active toddler? Or a tweenager that loves to bounce? Airborne Trampoline Park is open from 9am on weekends for an hours toddler trampolining followed by Air Time sessions for over 5s. Find out more

Out Of Town Highlights

Saturday 9th September: The Newent Onion Fayre
Expect live music, a dog show, over 150 stalls, food + drink, a fairground and the legendary onion-eating contest. Visit the Newent Onion Fayre website for more

Saturday 9th September: Wheatpieces Family Fun Day, Tewkesbury
We love a spot of Hook a Duck in our house and the Wheatpieces Fun Day is packed to the rafters with classic family fun including a dog show, bouncy castle, cork shooting (?), giant lego, BBQ and face painting. See poster for details.

Sunday 10th September: Speech House Vintage Show
Display of vintage vehicles & machinery, Children’s Amusements, Trade Stalls, Dog Show & Competition, Craft Tent, Falconry Display, Centenary Celebration Display of Fordson Tractors, Miniature Steam Train, Live Music, Husky Dogs, Horse Tushing and much more. Entry £6 (under 16s free). Visit the website

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September: Grandparents Weekend at All Things Wild
From the All Things Wild website "Treat your grandparents to a great day out at All Things Wild and make the most of our grandparents weekend offer. Just £5 admission per person for grandparents and grandchildren when visiting together" Find out more about All Things Wild here

For the Grown Ups

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September
Cheltenham is home to some stunning buildings, steeped in history. This weekend, many of those are open to the public, with guided tours available. Take a look at the full brochure here for details on tours of the Ladies College, the Pump Room and lots more.

Sunday 10th September: The Cheltenham Vintage Wedding Fayre
Planning a vintage, retro, boho or festival wedding? Get along to Pittville Pump Room on Sunday for this event. £1 entry. Visit the Facebook Event Page

And finally...

The Tavern have just launched a brand new 'Over the Counter' menu and it includes old favourites such as the Flat Iron steak plus some exciting new additions. Catch it this weekend to be one of the first and if you've got little ones in tow, fear not, there's a kids menu featuring Mac n Cheesy, a mini burger and Fishy Goujons.
Oh yep, and if you're dining on a weekday, there is a 2 for 1 offer on the new menu too.

Have a great weekend all!