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Events and Experiences at John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham

Events and Experiences at John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham

Offering a variety of bookable services, visitors to John Lewis Cheltenham can book a Personal…

Escape Rooms Cheltenham

Escape Rooms Cheltenham

Fun escape room challenges for teams of up to six players, who have to work together to solve all…

St Mary's Minster

St Mary's Minster

Cheltenham’s oldest building

Wilson Art Gallery cafe

The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of…

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  1. Cheltenham Observation Wheel

    With awe-inspiring events, fabulous festivals, historic milestones and famous faces all set to grace Cheltenham this calendar year, 2024 is looking set to be a monumental time for The Festival Town.

  2. Snowdrop plant

    Explore our recommended spots for admiring the lovely snowdrop blooms in and around Cheltenham.

  3. Cheltenham Racecourse
    Cheltenham Racecourse home of Jump Racing and a year round calendar of events including The Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup in March, New Year's Day Racing plus live music, comedy, Christmas parties and hospitality.
  4. Wilson Art Gallery cafe
    The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  5. Parks & Gardens in Cheltenham
    Take a look at the extensive parks & gardens in Cheltenham, which give the town its green and leafy reputation...
  6. Art, Museums & Galleries
    From Holst to Edward Wilson and many in between, discover the art and museum exhibitions in Cheltenham...
  7. The Brewery Quarter
    The Brewery Quarter is Cheltenham's Entertainment Hub, day and night...
  8. Family walking in the hills surrounding Cheltenham

    Beat the crowds and explore the natural beauty right on Cheltenham’s doorstep with these beautiful local walks...

  9. 48 hours in Cheltenham & the Cotswolds - suggested itinerary
    Our suggested itinerary for a weekend in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. Discover and explore this lesser known cool, cosmopolitan corner of England. Explore at your own pace and uncover some of the locals’ best kept secrets.
  10. Treat yourself to a spa break in Cheltenham
    Cheltenham has been a spa town resort since 1716 when a local landowner became curious of pigeons pecking at accumulated salts, convinced that the natural spa waters had healing properties. So what could be better than a spa day or weekend, with a focus on your health and wellbeing in the hometown of modern spas?
  11. I Love Cheltenham sign on the Honeybourne Line, Cheltenham Paint Festival
    Things to do outdoors in Cheltenham featuring parks and gardens, street art, walking trails, beer gardens, al fresco dining and recommended dog walks.
  12. Built in 1935, Sandford Parks Lido retains all its original features and is one of the countries few remaining lidos. Great for a day out throughout the summer...
    1. 27 Mar 20247 Oct 2024
  13. The friendly line in the Cotswolds offers a unique opportunity to sample train travel from 50 years ago...
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    2. 26 Dec 20243 Jan 2025
  14. Pittville Pump Room Cheltenham
    Pittville Pump Room is a beautiful, historic Grade One listed property set in parkland at Pittville used for cultural, commercial and community events...
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  15. The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  16. Gloucestershire’s largest cidery and bespoke shop is open for tastings, tours and events...
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  17. Guide to tours and trails in Cheltenham
    Want to be guided around Cheltenham or follow a self-guided route? Perhaps you fancy a Brewery Tour or a drive out into the country? Take your pick...
  18. Escape Rooms Cheltenham
    Fun escape room challenges for teams of up to six players, who have to work together to solve all the puzzles in order to escape the room in under 60 minutes.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  19. Ten pin bowling alley
    Roxy Lanes High Street is the home of booze and ball games in Cheltenham, with a vast array of gaming all under one roof! With ten-pin bowling, ice-free curling, karaoke rooms and their tech darts plus much more.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  20. Escape Hunting involves teammates losing themselves in incredible new worlds, taking on pulse-racing missions and challenges created by the Escape Hunt Studios team. Groups have to work together to follow a series of fiendishly clever clues and complete their mission before their time is up.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  21. Explore life in Cheltenham’s only Victorian home open to all, the birthplace of composer Gustav Holst in 1874.
    1. 1 Apr 202431 Dec 2024
  22. Sudeley Castle
    Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry, restaurant & cafe, adventure play area.
    1. 12 Apr 202431 Oct 2024
  23. The impressive Bacon Theatre completed in 1991 and built to a very high standard, boasts excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art facilities...
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  24. Historical Cheltenham free self-guided tour
    Learn about Cheltenham’s fascinating historical buildings and Regency history as a spa town on this free self-guided tour which features a map of Cheltenham.
  25. Cheltenham's premier indoor soft play centre, for children aged 0-12 years based at The Brewery Quarter.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  26. Two epic adventure indoor golf courses, electro-darts, shuffleboard & pool plus a fantastic bar and a restaurant, whether you're a big kid or a little kid, there really is something for everyone!
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  27. Cheltenham Town Hall, events venue Cheltenham, live entertainment venue Cheltenham
    Cheltenham Town Hall is now home to an impressive all year round programme of major festivals, entertainment, exhibitions and functions. Built in 1902-1903 as a venue for social events, it replaced the Assembly Rooms on the High Street, which had been demolished to make way for a bank. Interestingly, unlike most Town Hall's, this grand building in Cheltenham was not built as the seat for a Borough Council, which is instead found in the Municipal Offices across the road on the Promenade.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  28. With such a large range of activities available at Leisure At Cheltenham there really is something for everyone from swimming to racket sports, soft play and even trampolining.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  29. Family enjoying bowling
    With 16 lanes to bowl along, a luxury VIP area, an American themed diner, a relaxing bar and a thrilling amusements area Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham guarantees fun for all!
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  30. Mountain bike resting on a bench on Cleeve Hill overlooking Cheltenham

    Cycling fans, Patrick and Sue, owners of the Number 8 Cheltenham, share their favourite Cotswolds and Cheltenham bike rides…

  31. Our pick of the best dog walks in and around Cheltenham. You’re never far from green space in Cheltenham. Our Regency town is home to many spectacular parks and gardens offering endless opportunities for great dog walks. Spectacular countryside also surrounds the town, making Cheltenham a 'pawfect' base for long rambles in the Cotswolds, along the Cotswolds Way and in neighbouring Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  32. Featured in The Telegraph as one of the Great British Drives, The Romantic Road takes you on a drive through quintessentially English countryside,starting in Cheltenham.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  33. Compass Holidays have a great selection of bikes for short or long-term rental; perfect for exploring the local spa town of Cheltenham and the nearby Cotswolds.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  34. Auditorium
    Welcome to Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre; an intimate community theatre set in a Regency period building.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  35. Family activities
    Looking for things to do with your kids? Check out the family-friendly activities in our Town...
  36. Cheltenham Paint Festival 2022

    Highlights of the fifth annual Cheltenham Paint Festival. The popular event attracts leading national and international street artists to Cheltenham and leaves a lasting colourful legacy, that locals and visitors can enjoy year-round. 

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