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Wilson Art Gallery cafe

The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary…

Adam Henson with a piglet at Cotswold Farm Park

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

Established in 1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled…

Electric scooters, Zwings, Cheltenham Spa Train Station

Zwings - Electric Scooter Hire Cheltenham

Enjoy exploring Cheltenham on an electric scooter. The Zwing scooters are available to rent from…

Escape Hunt

Escape Hunt

Escape Hunting involves teammates losing themselves in incredible new worlds, taking on…

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  1. 15 unmissable things to do in Cheltenham
    There is so much to do in the Regency town of Cheltenham. This guide has been written to help visitors (and locals!) make the most of their time here. Featuring the thriving arts and festival scene, award-winning bars and restaurants and spectacular Cotswold scenery here are our top 15 things to do in Cheltenham…
  2. Cheltenham Half Marathon

    Our roundup of the best local runs, treks, bike rides and wellbeing events taking place in 2022 guaranteed to help you feel your best again! 

  3. 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. 

  4. I Love Cheltenham sign on the Honeybourne Line, Cheltenham Paint Festival
    Things To Do Outdoors in Cheltenham whilst lockdown measures are easing, outdoor places in Cheltenham, parks and gardens in Cheltenham, dog walks Cheltenham, street art tours in Cheltenham
  5. 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.
  6. Wilson Art Gallery cafe
    Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries.
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  7. Parks & Gardens in Cheltenham
    Take a look at the extensive parks & gardens in Cheltenham, which give the town its green and leafy reputation...
  8. 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.
  9. The Brewery Quarter
    The Brewery Quarter is Cheltenham's Entertainment Hub, day and night...
  10. 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...

  11. 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?
  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...
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  13. 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...
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  14. The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.
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  15. The friendly line in the Cotswolds offers a unique opportunity to sample train travel from 50 years ago...
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  16. Gloucestershire’s largest cidery and bespoke shop is now open for tastings and tours...
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
  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. 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 202231 Dec 2022
  19. 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 202231 Dec 2022
  20. Explore life in Cheltenham’s only Victorian home open to all, the birthplace of composer Gustav Holst in 1874.
    1. 1 Mar 202231 Dec 2022
  21. Adam Henson with a piglet at Cotswold Farm Park
    Established in 1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals in the Touch Barn and there’s also a wildlife walk, adventure playground and farm safari.
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  22. Sudeley Castle
    Award-winning gardens surrounding Castle and medieval ruins. Exhibitions, rare-breeds pheasantry, restaurant & cafe, adventure play area.
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  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 202231 Dec 2022
  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.
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  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!
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  27. The science centre in Coronation Square offers families the opportunity to investigate, experience and enjoy hands-on science together...
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  28. 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. 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.
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    2. 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!
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    3. 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…

    4. The Regency Cycle trail makes a fun day out with family and friends. The gentle six mile cycle trail takes in most of Cheltenham's sites and historic buildings...
      1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
    5. 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 202231 Dec 2022
    6. 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 202231 Dec 2022
    7. The Bicycle Hub is based at the Cheltenham Spa Railway Station within easy access of the spa town as well as the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds...
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    8. Welcome to Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre; an intimate community theatre set in a Regency period building.
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    9. Family activities
      Looking for things to do with your kids? Check out the family-friendly activities in our Town...
    10. Cotswold Discovery Trail
      With the Cotswold Discovery Trail, you will discover the history and heritage of the Cotswolds with our beautifully designed treasure trail maps and trail pack. There are two fun filled trails to follow which guide you around the Cotswolds spanning 4 historic counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire and over 5500 years of history.
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      Shop 'til you drop in Cheltenham's shopping districts, with big name brands including John Lewis, House of Fraser, Argos and independent stores galore...
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