What’s On in Cheltenham This Weekend: 28th April to 1st May
The weekend has arrived and Cheltenham has come up trumps again with a jam-packed weekend of activities for families of all ages. The weather is looking a bit dodgy but don’t let that stop you grabbing a cider at this weekend’s highlight, Jazz in Montpellier Gardens, where there are lots of covered areas (including a huge canopy over the bar area) for you to duck out of showers.
Here’s an overview of some daytime events and activities plus a couple of wild-card suggestions if you fancy travelling outside of Cheltenham.
Oh, and there’s just one more thing to mention – kids eat free at The Fire Station on Bank Holiday Monday. If you’ve not tried it yet, we highly recommend a visit.
What’s On in Cheltenham This Weekend
All weekend – Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May
Jazz in the Gardens is running all weekend with free outdoor music, fun family activities and lots of yummy food and drink. Find out more
The Cineworld’s Movies for Juniors film this weekend is Sing. Tickets £2, start time 10am, running through until Monday 1st May. Find out more
Southam Car Boot sale takes place every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday. Find out more
Saturday 29th April
Saturday is the last day of Maman Goes Pop! pop up market upstairs in the Wilson Cafe. There’s some fun, funky and essential items for kids and parents. Find out more
Storytime for toddlers at Waterstones. Find out more
“Be The 12th Man” and support Cheltenham Town in their last home game of the season as they battle to stay up in league 2. Tickets discounted to £12 for adults and £5 for under 18s. Find out more
Cheltenham Science Centre is open Saturday 10am – 4pm. Entry is £2 (under 4s are free) Find out more
Jazz Festival Free Drop-In: Be inspired by the sounds and colours of Senegal and Orchestra Baobab for some free art and craft activities. Find out more
Sunday 30th April
Jazz Festival Free Drop-In: Art from the Jazz Age. A family-friendly event suitable for all ages with drawing, colouring and collage inspired by the 1920s.
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Jazz Festival Free Drop-In: Happy 100th Birthday Jazz. Design your own album cover and decorate a birthday candle to celebrate 100 years since the first ever jazz record. Find out more
The Suffolks Sunday Market and Jazz Fringe (11am-4pm), presents all the usual shopping, food and fun we’ve come to expect from these now-legendary events plus there’s face painting and glitter tattoos in the Retreat (11am-2pm) Find out more
Bank Holiday Monday 1st May
May Day in Woodmancote is back with another huge family fun day. Live entertainment, food, stalls, kids activities and lots more. Find out more
May Day at The Royal Charlton Kings has face-painting, kids entertainment, live music and the official opening of the new pizza oven. Yum! Find out more
Out Of Town Highlights This Weekend
Saturday 29th April: Pop Up Furniture And Upcycling Sale with small items of furniture for upcycling and some upcycled items to purchase. Brimscombe nr Stroud Visit the Facebook Event page.
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April: The Spring Homes and Garden Fair at Sudeley Castle is running until Sunday with over 150 stalls selling furniture, decorative accessories, gifts and fashion items. Plus there’s a food hall. Find out more
Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May: The Calvary of Heroes have fallen out with one another again. Jousting displays and saddle stunts at Berkeley Castle. Meet the valiant knights and their steeds and have your photograph taken with them.Berkeley Castle Website
Monday 1st May: The annual Tetbury Wacky Races are back for their 6th year on Bank Holiday Monday. Roll up from 10am to watch Tetbury’s answer to the soapbox derby where – alongside the races – there’s kids entertainment, street food, a tombola and cocktails. Tetbury Wacky Races Website
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