Welcome to Holidays in the Cotswolds

Fall in love with the honey-coloured stone buildings and discover glorious Gloucestershire. Are you ready for adventures and action at Hoburne Cotswold?

Cotswold

You’ll be able to sail, canoe and swim in the nearby Cotswold Water Park. Staying at Hoburne Cotswold, 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. 

Places to visit

Click the links below to view them on the interactive map.

  • Discover the hidden gems of The Cotswolds
  • Explore the Roman Baths in Bath
  • Take a day trip to Bristol
  • Learn a new watersport at Cotswold Water Park
  • Spot trains at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
  • Explore Birdlands Park and Gardens
  • See what exhibits are on at the Corinium Museum
  • Meet eagles and owls at the Cotswold Falconry Centre

Hoburne Cotswold

Cotswold
Broadway Lane,
South Cerney,
Cirencester,
Gloucestershire,
GL7 5UQ

Call 01285 860216
Or email enquiries@hoburne.com

150 lakes to explore and 74 places to fish

Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market

Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market

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

When: Sunday 1 January 2017 - Sunday 31 December 2017
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Stroud Farmers Market

Stroud Farmers Market

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.

When: Sunday 1 January 2017 - Sunday 31 December 2017
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Live Lambing

Live Lambing

Cheltenham - 11th February 2017-23rd April 2017

With the first bleats of new arrivals and the anticipation of many more in the air, lambing is our favourite time of year! We hope you'll come and share it with us; settle in on the bales in the Demo Barn and keep your eyes peeled…
This year, we'll also have some special weekends to celebrate some of our rare breeds, with tailored talks about our woolly friends:
11th – 12th March: Kerry Hills
18th – 19th March: Cotswolds

£12.00(adult); £10.50 (child); £7.50 (toddler)

When: Saturday 11 February 2017 - Sunday 23 April 2017
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Daffodil & Early Magnolia Month

Daffodil & Early Magnolia Month

Moreton-in-marsh - 1st March 2017-31st March 2017

March is the perfect time to see the host of golden daffodils in all their spring glory! Wander through swathes of yellow and enjoy the spring sunshine from beneath the glorious tree canopy. Batsford's 73 species of Magnolia will also start to bloom, filling the Arboretum with clouds of pink and white. Please call or visit the website for a blossom update.

Arboretum admission rates apply: Adults £7.95; concessions £6.95*; children (4 - 16) £3.50*; Families (2 adults, 2 children) £19.95*
*Includes a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation

When: Wednesday 1 March 2017 - Friday 31 March 2017
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Cotswold Hare Trail

Cotswold Hare Trail

Brand new for 2017 - the Cirencester March Hare Festival is running a Cotswold Hare Trail, sending its famous hares further afield! This gives you a fantastic opportunity to explore the far corners of the Cotswolds in your search for the hares, visiting towns and villages you may never have visited before. Go off the beaten track and follow the hares on foot, by bike and public transport with special maps outlining a variety of short and long trails around the region.

This year the hares will be decorated by our amazing artists to celebrate the outstanding culture and heritage of the Cotswolds . From Chipping Camden in the North Cotswolds, to Chipping Sodbury in the South, via Chipping Norton in the East and Stroud in the West see if you can spot them. Find all the five foot hares in a prize winning event! This is some challenge!!

As if that wasn't enough many towns will also feature their own town trails and run hare themed events throughout the Festival. Maybe you will even bid to buy a hare at the October auction! Find out more by following the regular information on Trails and events on our website www.cirencestermarchharefestival.org.uk and our social media sites. Also check out individual town websites. Watch out for the Cotswold Trail app unveiling in the Spring. This is a brilliant way to spend your time - fun, free and family friendly with every effort made to ensure accessibility at each hare location.

When: Saturday 25 March 2017 - Sunday 10 September 2017
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Gardens Illustrated Festival

Gardens Illustrated Festival

Tetbury - 25th March 2017 - 26th March 2017

Join us for our second Gardens Illustrated Festival, taking place at the magnificent Westonbirt School in the heart of the Cotswolds. Enjoy a fascinating programme of talks from leading experts, garden tours, garden plant and design clinics and a shopping marquee full of gorgeous garden wares.£14.50

When: Saturday 25 March 2017 - Sunday 26 March 2017
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Mothers Day at Blenheim Palace

Mothers Day at Blenheim Palace

Woodstock - 25th March 2017-26th March 2017

On Saturday treat mums to a special brunch with bottomless Mimosas (a champagne based fruit juice cocktail perfect for brunch); and on Sunday enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the Orangery Restaurant. The elegant Orangery Restaurant overlooks the 12th Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Gardens.

Booking Essential for Afternoon Tea. Park & Gardens ticket required: Adult £15.30 Child £7.10 Family £41.00

When: Saturday 25 March 2017 - Sunday 26 March 2017
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Mother's Day at Batsford Arboretum

Mother's Day at Batsford Arboretum

Moreton-in-marsh - 26th March 2017

Treat Mum to a day out at Batsford on Mother's Day - Mum's get free entry to the Arboretum (when accompanied by a paying child!). Why not take the whole family and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Garden Terrace Café to make her feel even more special?

Mums go free. Arboretum admission rates apply for accompanying visitors: Adults £7.95; concessions £6.95*; children (4 - 16) £3.50*; Families (2 adults, 2 children) £19.95*
*Includes a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation.

When: Sunday 26 March 2017
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Banbury Song & Ale Weekend

Banbury Song & Ale Weekend

The weekend’s entertainment starts at 7pm on Friday and runs until 5pm on Sunday. The weekend is in sing-around format dispersed with surprise guests and fun & games. On Saturday there will be a sweep-stake on The Grand National. Book early to avoid disappointment!

The weekend costs £15 or day tickets are available, £5 Friday; £10 All day/evening Saturday and £5 Sunday.

When: Friday 7 April 2017 - Sunday 9 April 2017
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Tewkesbury Vintage Fair

Tewkesbury Vintage Fair

Step back in time to the good old days with our vintage festival. Enjoy authentic entertainment including live music, jive dancing and a vintage fashion show plus plenty of vintage shopping opportunities! There will be a few vintage and classic cars parked in the street.  Its a great day out for all vintage fans of all ages!

When: Saturday 22 April 2017
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Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival

Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival

This year we celebrate our 10th Festival and what a long way we’ve travelled since that weekend in a draughty tent on Avonbank Gardens. The Festival now spreads itself over eight festival days,
a week in schools, an Autumn mini Festival and a book club that runs throughout the year! Everything we do is about sharing stories – whether it be storytelling, memoir, biography, poetry – which is

why we’ve given this year’s festival that theme. It runs throughout the programme and this year we’ve a bigger programme than ever. We hope you find something that delights you and we hope you take the plunge and try something new. Who knows what exciting avenue it might take you down? 

When: Sunday 23 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017
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Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

One of the UK’s leading Jazz Festivals bringing together many genres under the umbrella of jazz, featuring big international names alongside the best of British talent. Less than 45 mins away

When: Wednesday 26 April 2017 - Monday 1 May 2017
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Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Horse Trials

The World’s Premier 3-day event where horse and rider face the ultimate test and must complete three different disciplines which include dressage, cross-country and show-jumping. Less than 45 mins away

When: Wednesday 3 May 2017 - Sunday 7 May 2017
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Abingdon Air & Country Show

Abingdon Air & Country Show

RAF Abingdon traditionally held big annual Airshows until 1990. The Army took over in 1992. Neil Porter the main organiser (a Landscape Gardener) had an idea in 2000 & so the show was born.The small committee comprise working &  retired staff. Our volunteer run event is now one of the largest regional charity events on the calendar & will continue. 

When: Sunday 14 May 2017
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Winchcombe Walking Festival

Winchcombe Walking Festival

We have twenty-three varied walks planned for people of all abilities with some walks based upon a particular topic, plus we have some evening events. Apart from the self-guided Winchcombe Way Challenge, all our walks are guided by experienced and knowledgeable local volunteers and offer a great choice. Walks vary from 3 to 14 miles, with half-day and full-day walks.

The walking festival is very popular and we suggest you book early to ensure you get your first choice. So do not delay and book today as numbers on each walk are limited. Some walks involve transport and where this is indicated , the cost of travel is included. 

When: Friday 19 May 2017 - Sunday 21 May 2017
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Lechlade Music Festival

Lechlade Music Festival

'The Best Festival in the Cotswolds' Award-Winning Family-Friendly Music Festival 

3 Days, 3 Nights, 3 Stages - 80+ Bands & Performers - Plus NEW Dance Tent!

in the beautiful Cotswolds market town of Lechlade, alongside the River Thames

When: Friday 26 May 2017 - Sunday 28 May 2017
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Cheese Rolling

Cheese Rolling

The Annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling and Wake has been taking place for possibly hundreds of years. It involves rolling a 9lb round of Double Gloucester cheese down the hill with competitors chasing after it. The idea is that whoever catches the cheese wins, but in reality, the first person to cross the finish line is crowned the winner and gets the cheese as a reward. Less than 30 mins away

When: Monday 29 May 2017
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Tetbury Woolsack Races

Tetbury Woolsack Races

Welcome to the official home of the Tetbury Woolsack Races, an annual event held on the last bank holiday Monday in May that attracts crowds of up to 5000 people and raises money for local charities and good causes. Please spend a little time to browse through the pages of this very unique annual British event.

The races have no greater aim than for individuals and teams to demonstrate their strength and fitness by racing whilst carrying a sack of wool – up and down a hill that reaches a gradient of 1 in 4. Around this the town celebrates with a street fair that aims to please many with street entertainers, local stalls and amusement rides. The many catering establishments in the town also join in to provide a very local fare for visitors.

When: Monday 29 May 2017
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Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show

Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show

The 3rd Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show will take place at Rough Grounds Farm, (A 361) on 3rd and 4th June 2017, commencing at 10.00 am both days.

This year’s display will include: classic cars, classic motor cycles, commercial vehicles, collections, miniature steam, tractors, model tent, classic caravans, craft for the children, fun fair, bouncy castle, face painting, West Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary and much more. Also Boot Sales, trade stands, auto jumble, craft, food and refreshments, a raffle and tombola both days.

This year’s ring events include: parade of vehicles, Blue Cross fun dog show, Britannia Majorettes, belly dancing, Morris dancing and the Great Western Youth Band.

Admission: £4 Adults, £2 Concessions, Under 16s free (with paying adult). Car parking is free.

Come along with the family and enjoy the day.

When: Saturday 3 June 2017 - Sunday 4 June 2017
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Cheltenham Festival of Science

Cheltenham Festival of Science

Welcome to the 2016 #cheltscifest which celebrates new frontiers and the disruptive thinkers who work at the edges of human ability and understanding. This year we focus on emerging ideas in space exploration, new technology such as Virtual Reality, and the interface between science and design through a new creative partnership with the Cheltenham Design Foundation.

When: Tuesday 6 June 2017 - Sunday 11 June 2017
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Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

A highlight of the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is the Chefs Kitchen Theatre, see your favourite celebrity chefs live on stage, joined by local chefs from leading hotels and restaurants showcasing local and regional food with inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking, sharing some of their secrets and cooking tips.

When: Friday 9 June 2017 - Sunday 11 June 2017
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Classic Vehicle Day

Classic Vehicle Day

Twice each year the GWSR have a Classic Vehicle Day in June and September.

The June event is primarily for Car Clubs and is organized jointly with the Prescott Breakfast Club. Individual participants are welcome. The September event is primarily for individual classic car owners.

You can apply to exhibit your vehicle by completing our on-line form here.

Please note that for visitors wishing only to visit the classic car display but not travel on the railway, there will be an entry charge of £3 for adults; children under 12 are free. For those visitors travelling on the railway, entry is free to the classic cars upon display of your train tickets.

Normal fares apply to this event. For ticket prices and full timetable, please follow the links.

You can save time and buy your all-day rover ticket on-line.

When: Sunday 11 June 2017
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Sammy's Birthday Weekend

Sammy's Birthday Weekend

Join us at your favourite Hoburne Holiday Park for Sammy's Birthday Weekend! Packed with fun activities for the whole family, don't miss out on your chance to celebrate with Sammy himself! Click on the park name for the full programme. 

Hoburne Bashley

17th June - Nick Walton as Olly Murs

18th June - Ballonatic & Shane Richie Jnr Band

Hoburne Cotswold

17th June - Jimmy Carlo

18th June - Little Chix

19th June - Ashley George

Hoburne Park

17th June - Abba Rival

18th June - Staying Alive & Gary Setterfield as Elton John

Hoburne Devon Bay

17th June - Elfick the Jester

18th June - Kelly Brazil as Katy Perry

Hoburne Naish

17th June - Little Mix Experience

18th June - The Balloonatic and Nick Walton as Olly Murs

When: Friday 16 June 2017 - Sunday 18 June 2017
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Northleach Annual Charter Fair & Music Festival

Northleach Annual Charter Fair & Music Festival
When: Saturday 24 June 2017
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Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival

Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival

As every year, the two-day FREE celebration for all the family is organised by Stratforward - Stratford's Business Improvement District, which represents over 465 shops, cafes, restaurants and other businesses.

Since it was established the Stratford River Festival has grown to become one of the region’s leading free festivals. 2015 was a record breaking year bringing nearly 60,000 revellers into the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stratford River Festival is the proud winner of the Pride of Stratford: Tourism Initiative of the Year Award 2016! and has been nominated again in 2017.

When: Saturday 1 July 2017 - Sunday 2 July 2017
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Cornbury Music Festival at The Great Tew Park

Cornbury Music Festival at The Great Tew Park

The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family.

Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is civilised, charming and irresistible – a homespun melting pot where music-lovers share pies and a glass of champagne with superstars, toffs, rockers, crooners, Morris dancers, farmers, urbanites, fashionistas, gourmet chefs and little old ladies who make exceptional cakes.

In short, The Cornbury Music Festival represents classic summer entertainment for a friendly crowd from all walks of life. A country fair with a rock ‘n’ roll twist; a farmers’ market with a dancefloor; a local carnival with a classic contemporary soundtrack.

When: Friday 7 July 2017 - Sunday 9 July 2017
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Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

The Battle Of Tewkesbury took place on 4 May 1471 and was the final battle in the War Of The Roses between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Prince Edward was killed either during or just after the battle and is now buried in Tewkesbury Abbey.

When: Saturday 8 July 2017 - Sunday 9 July 2017
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Royal International Air Tattoo

Royal International Air Tattoo

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo at Fairford, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors will be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground - so whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking. Less than 30 mins away

When: Friday 14 July 2017 - Sunday 16 July 2017
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Warwick Folk Festival

Warwick Folk Festival

TICKETS ON SALE

Weekend and Day Tickets are available from the BridgeHouse Theatre to buy online  

To purchase by phone call 01926 776438 (Mon-Fri 1-6pm) or download our Postal Booking Form

Early Bird† Adult Weekend Ticket: £92‡ 

When: Thursday 27 July 2017 - Sunday 30 July 2017
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Sounds of the Cotswold Festival

Sounds of the Cotswold Festival
When: Friday 28 July 2017
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Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

With highlights including a live arena, steam demonstrations, a dog agility course, model aircraft displays and more, the Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Set to draw in the crowds from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 August 2017, this year’s event promises a plethora of entertainment and activities for the whole family at South Cerney Airfield.

Hosted by the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club, the show will also feature an impressive display of historic vehicles, spanning classic cars, military vehicles, vintages buses and many more retro automobiles.

With an impressive trade stand area; fun fair; vintage tea room; children’s entertainment; and plenty of other highlights adding to the fun, the three-day extravaganza promises enjoyment for all ages, with funds going to support regional and national charities.

When: Friday 4 August 2017 - Sunday 6 August 2017
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Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

As the  Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be one of the beneficiaries of this Year’s event,
its operational base for the day will be the Classic Vehicle Festival at Tewkesbury School.

Come and see it up close, talk with the pilots and for all the good reasons we hope it will be there all day.

When: Saturday 19 August 2017 - Sunday 20 August 2017
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Phoenix Festival Cirencester

Phoenix Festival Cirencester

The first one was 2013 - it rocked. 2014 was even better and now plans are under way for 2015. There's no stopping the juggernaut that is rocking the Cotswolds - The Phoenix Festival!

Bands, solo acts, duos, choirs, good food, great drink and the exceptional vibe of the great people of Cirencester; who could ask for more?

The festival is the brainchild of the Ozone Youth Club in Cirencester and is supported by Cirencester Town Council and Cirencester Community Development Trust and LOADS of volunteers!

When: Saturday 26 August 2017 - Sunday 27 August 2017
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Moreton in Marsh Agricultural and Horse Show

Moreton in Marsh Agricultural and Horse Show

Moreton Show was first held in 1949, on the same site it has occupied ever since - part of the Batsford Estate - although it has been much extended over the years. Its underlying purpose is to improve the standard of farming and farm crafts locally. This zeal for improvement was at the core of the three societies which merged to form the present Moreton-in-Marsh Show Society - the Cotswold Agricultural Society, The Moreton Shire Horse Society and the Moreton-in-Marsh and District Agricultural Society. The date of the first ever show was fixed for Saturday September 3rd and the show has been held in early September ever since. The Show has now grown so large that it attracts visitors from all over the country.

When: Saturday 2 September 2017
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Northleach Steam & Vintage Show

Northleach Steam & Vintage Show
When: Saturday 2 September 2017 - Sunday 3 September 2017
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Tetbury Classic Car Show

Tetbury Classic Car Show

TETBURY CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2017
Sunday September 3rd, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Sir William Romney's School Tetbury 
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When: Sunday 3 September 2017
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Jane Austen Festival

Jane Austen Festival

Ten full days of Jane Austen and Regency events in the centre of Bath culminating in a Masked Ball. Less than 1 hour away

When: Friday 8 September 2017 - Sunday 17 September 2017
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The Blenheim International Horse Trials

The Blenheim International Horse Trials

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials will take place a week later than usual in 2017 (13th - 17th September), and will be held over five days instead of four.

Event Director Mandy Hervieu explains: “The date change is due to the fact that for many years three of the bigger international horse trials (Blair Castle, Burghley and Blenheim Palace) have been on consecutive weekends, which puts pressure on many of the events’ stakeholders, in addition to there being a very busy event programme at Blenheim Palace itself in the weeks before.

When: Wednesday 13 September 2017 - Sunday 17 September 2017
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Beaulieu Holiday Park & Homes Show

Beaulieu Holiday Park & Homes Show

Located in the grounds of Beaulieu, Holiday Park & Homes Show is a special exhibition of next season's ranges of Caravan Holiday-Homes and Lodges from many of the major UK manufacturers.

The show will feature the latest caravan holiday-homes (static caravans) and lodges from nine British manufacturers, with many other exhibitors ranging from holiday parks in the UK and overseas, to decking manufacturers and insurance firms.

For full details please click here.

When: Friday 22 September 2017 - Sunday 24 September 2017
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Tetbury Musical Festival

Tetbury Musical Festival

The Tetbury Music Festival was started some twelve years ago by Elise Smith and Graham Kean with concerts in the Parish Church of St Marys'. Since then the Festival has grown in stature and runs over four days at the beginning of October each year.
The Patron of the Festival is HRH The Prince of Wales, and the Artistic Director is Jonathan Cohen, who took over from Steven Isserlis CBE in 2013.
Each year the aim is to bring leading instrumentalists and singers to Tetbury, and previous performers read like a Who's Who of the classical music world.

When: Thursday 28 September 2017 - Sunday 1 October 2017
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Banbury Folk Festival

Banbury Folk Festival

THE FRIENDLY FESTIVAL RIGHT IN THE HEART OF BANBURY

After the success of last year’s Banbury Folk and Hobby Horse Festival we are pleased to announce it is happening again on the 6th – 8th October 2017 and we have already started booking artists. 

When: Friday 6 October 2017 - Sunday 8 October 2017
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    micky4649, September 2015, Trip Advisor, Cotswold Guest