Parks and Gardens
Outdoor Family Activities
Outdoor Family Activities in Cheltenham
Cheltenham is a beautiful town to explore at any time of the year, whether on a warm summer’s day or a crisp autumn walk through the leaves.
We are lucky to have an extensive offering of parks and gardens, which include Pittville Park, which most people know for Pittville Pump Room on the eastern side, with a children’s play area, café and an aviary with birds and small mammals. However, on the western side you will find woodland, a fishing lake, tennis courts, a further play area, a pitch and putt golf course and a BMX park!
Sandford Parks Lido is one of the largest outdoor pools in the country, so if it’s a fine day, head down there for a dip! The water in the main pool and children’s pool is a pleasant 70 degrees and it too has a café as well as table tennis, basketball and volleyball.
The Cheltenham Montpellier Trail takes you on a circular from the Regency style centre of town along the Promenade and through the streets, alleys, parks and gardens. This Trail is 1.5 miles long and should take you about 2 hours to complete. It is paved and mostly level and includes two sections on footpaths within parks and gardens. Information is also available in the Tourist Information Centre.
Cheltenham is also well known for its festivals – The Music Festival, Literature Festival, Science and Jazz Festival, all include events and activities suitable for children and families, both indoors and out.
Cheltenham is also within easy reach of many child-friendly attractions, which include Painswick Rococo Gardens, the historic Gloucester Docks, Prinknash Bird and Deer Park and Cotswold Farm Park, the home of BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson.