Fall in love with the honey-coloured stone buildings and discover glorious Gloucestershire. Are you ready for adventures and action at Hoburne Cotswold?
At Hoburne Cotswold, you’ll be able to sail, canoe and swim in the nearby Cotswold Water Park. This ideal location means you have the best of both worlds, as you can be a culture vulture in Oxford or shop till you drop in Cheltenham Spa.
When you’re not exploring the 5000km of footpaths and cycling routes, you’ll be able to find an exciting event nearby. From cheese rolling to the Cheltenham Festival, whatever time of year you’re here, there’s something everyone will enjoy.
Our events calendar tells you what’s happening when you’re here.
Click the links below to view them on the interactive map.
There has been a weekly Antiques & Collectors’ Market in Cirencester’s Corn Hall every Friday for more than 40 years. Around 50 dealers each week offer quality antiques and collectables, including silver, glass, ceramics, metalwares, postcards, ephemera, jewellery, furniture, paintings and prints. Parking is easy, and there are cafés and restaurants nearby, as well as a number of other antiques.
8:00 am – 3:00 pm, every Friday
Location Stroud -1st January 2017-31st December 2017
9.00am – 14.00pm
Held every Saturday this award-winning farmers' market, as featured in the Sunday Telegraph, The Observer, The Independent, The Guardian Weekend, Rick Stein's Food Heroes and the Country Living Guide to Farmers' Markets, is held in the purpose-built Cornhill market place in Stroud town centre.
There are around 50 to 55 stalls at each market, depending on the season, with up to 7 organic producers selling a good range of certified organic produce.
With occasional cooking demos from local celebrity chef Robert Rees, entertainments throughout the morning and the "al fresco" market cafe, the atmosphere of this well established and popular market is something to be experienced.
As well as a wide range of local produce, including 4 cooked food stalls and an ice cream stall, there is always a wide range of quality local crafts. Seasonal events include special celebrations for farmhouse breakfast week, potato day, apple day festivities in October and Christmas events in December.
Love Food? Visiting Cheltenham? Discover the wonderful flavours and local food delights of this Cotswold spa town. Enjoy 6 authentic taste sensations. Explore the delectable eateries and dining quarters while learning about how Cheltenham became a Regency centre for luxury, decadence and glamour. Tour includes a visit to an award winning Cotswold bakery, specialty cheese shop, a visit to a 1920's cocktail lounge and a taster of artisan chocolate and delicious artisan ice cream. Discover Cheltenham with flavour - something you simply won't find in the guide books!
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2017. Saturday 10:30 - 13:30 *Operating every SATURDAY only throughout the year.
The meeting always provides glimpses of future stars and it was no different in the latest renewal of the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle. In a tactical battle between two previous winners of the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at The Festival it was the David Pipe-trained Moon Racer who impressed most ahead of Ballyandy.
Where: Cheltenham Racecourse
When: Opens 11.00, First race 1.15, Last race 4.00
Cost: £40.00 to £42.50
Regularly voted amongst the most popular events in the UK, the 18-day Christmas shopping extravaganza is the biggest Christmas Shopping event in the South West and consists of more than 170 beautifully decorated wooden chalets in the heart of Bath’s World Heritage Site.
Where: Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY
When: 23 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
The Christmas market is to be held along the Promenade as usual. There will be a huge range of designed wooden chalets selling a wide range of festive crafts and gifts situated in the beautiful setting of Cheltenham Promenade.
Now in its 15th year, 2017 offers an excellent opportunity for those with an eye for quality to experience one of the best Christmas Markets in the United Kingdom. Visitors from around the UK will continue to be attracted by a variety of products from hand crafted jewellery, seasonal arts & crafts and hand paintings, to the more unusual gifts and collectables.
Get festive with a visit to Father Christmas, be entertained by Elf Show Live, see the animals of the nativity and maybe even buy your Christmas tree from us!
Father Christmas will be here at the Farm Park between 11am and 3pm on the following dates:
Where: Cotswold Farm Park
When: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December
Saturday 16th – Friday 22nd December
Cost: Ticket prices vary, find out more >> here <<
Children’s tickets are available for these days, which include Farm Park entrance, a special time slot to see Father Christmas and their own choice of present from the Toy Room. Advance booking online is strongly recommended.
Our cheeky elves will usher you and your child/children into Father Christmas’s luxury grotto to see the man himself, before giving you access to the Toy Room to choose your gift.
Pssst! Don’t forget to tell us a few bits and bobs about your little one using the comments box when booking, so that Father Christmas can have a proper chat with them in the Grotto, giving them a unique and personal experience.
St Laurence's famous annual Community Christmas Tree Festival will be back for the 13th year running in 2017, attracting thousands of visitors from across the UK
Where: St.Laurence Church, Stroud
When: Sunday 26th November - Sunday 3rd December 2017
Cost: Free Admission
Bourton on the Water can be a magical place to be at Christmas time, with the famous Christmas Tree in the river being lit on Friday 1st December 2017. This year there is no “Official” Late Night Shopping, but many of the shops and eateries may stay open late to launch our festive season and help visitors get into the Christmas spirit. The village offers a large selection of gift shops for Christmas shoppers and the eateries menus offer festive fayre and an array of winter warmers.
Where: Bourton on the Water
When: 1st December Lights Switch on. Many shops will be open later throughout December
Tewkesbury Christmas Festival Of Lights is the town's traditional event for switching on the Christmas lights in Tewkesbury town centre. It's a great day out for all the family and has a lovely Christmas market too.
Where: The Railway Station, Toddington, Cheltenham, Glos, GL54 5DT
When: Throughout December 2017
Cost: £14 per adult and £14 per child (age 1 to 14 years) with a £1 p&p fee per booking
MEET SAMMY AND SANTA!
Sammy the Seahorse and Santa are really doing the rounds this Christmas, so make sure you take the kids to see them atHoburne Cotswolds!
Hoburne Cotswold – Saturday 2nd, 9th or 16th December at 4.15pm, tickets are £5.00 per child & includes a present. Book your visit on 01425 860216
This year’s Christmas Markets will be extra special as the markets will trade in the newly regenerated home, The Market Place and West Market Place. After extensive alterations, The Market Place now boasts a large pedestrianised area finished in beautiful York stone.
Cirencester Town Council is also pleased to announce it is now working in Partnership with Cotswold Markets Ltd who will be providing traditional style market stalls this year.
Where: Cirencester Town
When: Saturday 2 December - Cirencester Sparkles Advent Market 11am to 7pm
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December - Cirencester Christmas Markets 10am to 5pm
Where: Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1AD
When: 2 - 7 May 2018
Cheltenham Jazz Festival is taking place from 2 - 7 May 2018.
The festival is hosted in a tented festival village in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens, featuring a Big Top stage, the Jazz Arena, a Family Tent featuring workshops, performances and sing-alongs and a food and drink area surrounding the Free Stage.
More details will be published in due course...
Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH
When: 1st – 3rd of June
Cost: For ticket information and availability visit the Wychwood Festival website.
The Wychwood Festival 2018 1st – 3rd of June at Cheltenham Racecourse
Wychwood, The summer family festival, returns to Cheltenham Racecourse for its’ 13th Birthday!
Nominated Best Family Festival the UK Festival Awards every year and listed as the #1 Festival in The Sunday Times, there is so much for all ages to enjoy and take part in at Wychwood. Over the weekend, you can expect to be entertained with more than 100 acts across indie, world and folk genres, and across 4 stages. Add to that comedy, over 100 workshops for all ages, The Headphone Disco until the early hours, a Children’s Literature Festival, Great Food and Wychwood Ales, Healing Gardens, Artists and Sculpturer’s Quarter plus idyllic camping beneath the Prestbury Hills, and you have your perfect summer-opening festival!
Where: A variety of locations around Cheltenham and beyond, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JE
When: 4th to 15th July
Cost: Please see the Music Festival website for details.
Cheltenham enjoys a central place in the musical heartlands of England's south-west: many of the big names in British classical music have close local connections. The Gustav Holst Birthplace Museum is in Cheltenham, and Elgar's Birthplace Museum is a 40 minute drive north at Broadheath (his beloved Malverns are even closer). The family home of Hubert Parry, composer of Jerusalem, is at Highnam, near Gloucester, Poet/composer Ivor Gurney was from Gloucester, his great friend Herbert Howells was from Lydney in the Forest of Dean, and Ralph Vaughan Williams was born 20 miles south of Cheltenham in Down Ampney.
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micky4649, September 2015, Trip Advisor, Cotswold Guest