Blog (July 2021) - Visit Cheltenham

Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021

Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2021 in photos

The weather was truly against us this weekend making it impossible for the hot air balloons to take to the sky for the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta. It certainly wasn't all doom and gloom at the racecourse though with lots of entertainment on the ground...

First day of the Big Screen in the Gardens, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham

First day in photos - Big Screen in the Gardens

The Big Screen in the Gardens has arrived! Families and sports fans gathered in Imperial Gardens yesterday to watch the first of many free movies being shown this summer and the eagerly anticipated Olympics Opening Ceremony...

The Play That Goes Wrong

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong, Everyman Theatre

Mischief's multi award-winning international smash hit comedy has returned to the Everyman Theatre until the 1st August. We invited local theatre enthusiast, Danielle Ellis, to check it out on behalf of Visit Cheltenham...

GWSR steam train travelling through the countryside from Cheltenham through to the Cotswolds

GWSR recognises restoration pioneers – 40 years on

Exhibition at GWSR marks 40 years of progress for a railway that began with nothing and now operates main line services between Cheltenham and Broadway. The special day recognises the ‘vision and determination’ of pioneering volunteers...

Craft Festival Cheltenham

Craft Festival Cheltenham is returning this August!

Craft Festival Cheltenham returns from 13th to 15th August with over 100 of the finest designer makers and artists from across the UK exhibiting at Cheltenham Town Hall. A beautiful setting for a celebration of making, creativity and shopping.

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong returning to the Everyman Theatre

Mischief Theatre’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, is returning to the Everyman Theatre for its third visit next Tuesday 20th July, following previous sell-out successes.

Lady wearing mask

Stay vigilant to stop Covid in its tracks

As we approach the next step in the Government’s roadmap (Monday 19 July), the county council is encouraging people to go forward with caution, as Covid cases continue to rise.

Holst Museum

All change at the Holst Museum

Cheltenham's hidden gem, the Holst Birthplace Museum, is emerging in good health from the Covid pandemic. The long closure period has been used to plan for a new direction, led by Steve Wood, whose six-year chairmanship ended in early July.

BoxTree thank you gift

Ethical and unique gift ideas for teachers by BoxTree

As this school year draws to a close many of us will want to say a special thank you to our children's teachers.  Local company BoxTree, based in Elkstone, Cheltenham, are an ethical, sustainable gifting company with 500 gifts online to choose from! 

Summer of Play

#SummerOfPlay is coming to Cheltenham

A host of activities aimed at giving children the space, time and freedom to play is coming to Cheltenham this summer as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

Cleeve Hill - Happy Place Cheltenham Photo Competition Winner

#HappyPlaceCheltenham competition winners - week six

Many thanks to everyone who shared their #HappyPlaceCheltenham photos on social media for the sixth, and last, weekly photo competition. Discover how you can win exciting spot prizes on Instagram over the summer holidays! 

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