Cheltenham Rocks

What's On In Cheltenham This Weekend: 6th to 7th of May

After the quick succession of Easter and the May bank holiday weekend, two days just doesn't seem enough anymore. Make the most of any spare time together with the Cheltenham Rocks what's on guide this weekend, featuring family things to do in Cheltenham, a few out-of-town suggestions and a couple of cheeky recommendations for the grown-ups. Have a good one. :)

Weather 6th May

Family Events and Activities

Saturday and Sunday

Avoid cabin fever with a preschooler on dull days by bouncing along to Airborne's special trampolining sessions for under 5s. Running Saturday and Sundays, 9 til 10am. Find out more

For a special trip out, hop aboard a steam train from Cheltenham Racecourse station and visit Toddington for a few hours. Whilst there you can spend time in the play area, browse the museum or enjoy a snack at the Flag and Whistle. But the real highlight is the journey on these special old-style steam trains. Find out more

Cineworld Cheltenham has two discounted films lined up for juniors this weekend, Sing and Alvin and the Chipmonks Road Trip. Find out more

The Boathouse is open daily with a choice of boats depending on the size of your crew. Lifejackets provided. Find out more


Music and Craft On A Vintage Bus - Julia Donaldson fans will love this unique event that brings together music, poems and crafts. Suitable for ages 0-8 (crafts suitable for ages 2+). Cost £4 for music and poems, £2 for crafts. Find out more

Storytime for Toddlers takes places every Saturday at Waterstones Cheltenham. Break up a trip to town with a quick story and cuppa. 10:30am. Find out more

St Pauls is hosting a Family Fayre this Saturday with lots of activities for adults and kids plus a chance to get your bike repaired. Entry 50p. Find out more

Family fun day at Shurdington Pre-School with a fire engine, police car, bouncy castle, face painting and more. Find out more

The Isbourne’s Centre's Open Day has over 20 free talks and demonstrations to attend including family taster treatments for Tatty Bumpkins yoga for babies/children and family fun through fitness. Find out more

Saturday Evening Events


The Emporer’s New Clothes at the Lido is a family-friendly open air theatre production with interactive parts for children to join in. Find out more

Saturday evening the TFO Community Orchestra will be performing some of the best loved music from the big screen, offering the opportunity to experience the power of amazing film in support of Sue Ryder Cheltenham Tickets are free but must be secured in advance. Find out more


Bargain hunters have a choice of 3 car boots this Sunday, with Pittville School, National Star College and Southam all holding sales.
Pittville School Car Boot – Find out more
National Star College – Find out more
Southam Car Boot – Find out more

It's judgement day for the Lumiere Cake Off and the celebrity judging panel will be sampling all the entries to crown the winner for each of the 4 categories. Alongside the mountain of cake will be live music, kids entertainment, face painting and a visit from Princess Elsa. Find out more

The Willow Tree are hosting a small craft fair pop up, with 5 local artists. Pop by for a coffee and a browse at the shop and at the lovely products of local stallholders. Visit the Facebook Event Page

For The Grown-Ups

Saturday: Bottomless Pizza and Prosecco at the Sup & Chow
For £25 per person the Sup & Chow invites you along for every Saturday from 11am to 5pm (2 hour table slots)
To book call 01242 521736

Sunday: Reflexology and Massage Charity Day
Treatments on offer including reflexology, aromatherapy massage, Swedish massage, back, neck and shoulder massage or full body massage. Find out more

Out Of Town Highlights

Saturday 11am-4pm: Brockworth Hedgehog Rescue Open Day – Head along to see what the centre do for the hedgehogs and to learn about how communities can help. There will be a chance throughout the day to see them as they are cleaned out and weighed. Visit the Facebook Event Page

Sunday from 10am: Over in in our neighbour Gloucester, The Dragon Boat Race is back from another year. The high-adrenaline Regatta Race will see a number of teams battle it out in decorative 40-foot long boats with a funfair and stalls alongside the racing. Gloucester Docks Dragonboat Event Info

Sunday: One for the bike lovers, Cotswold Cogfest in Minchinhampton includes races and cycle rides plus at the event village there will be food, entertainment, a bike and jumble sale, fun races and much more! Visit the CogFest website