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WITH EVENTS AND PLACES TO VISIT NEAR US

Blenheim Horse Trials
Blenheim Horse Trials

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Cotswold Olimpick Games
Cotswold Olimpick Games

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Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

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PLACES TO VISIT

BUTTERFLY FARM Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS

Rain or sunshine, discover many of the world's most beautiful butterflies.

Opening Hours:

Open Daily

Nov - Feb 10am - 5pm

March & October 10am - 5:30pm

April - Sept 10 - 6pm

OXFORD BOTANIC GARDENS Oxford, OX1 4AZ

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. The garden was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research. Today it contains over 5,000 different plant species

Opening Hours:

Open Daily from 10am - 5pm

BIRDLANDBourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, GL54 2AY

Meet over 500 birds from magical owls, large cassowary and rare species such as the Waldrapp Ibis. Spot flamingos, pelicans, cranes and waterfowl that live in our riverside habitats with many more inhabiting over 50 aviaries.

Opening Hours:

Open Daily from 10am - 5pm

BLENHEIM PALACE & PARKWoodstock, OX20 1PP

Spend your day at the Palace and explore the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, now of the finest private houses in England.

Opening Hours: 

Open Daily from 9am - 6:30pm

MAGIC ALLEYStratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EX

Magic Alley is packed to the rafters with books, toys, dragons, crystal balls, spells, magic tricks, historic art prints and magical objects and curios you never knew you needed – perfect to find that unique gift for someone special or to treat yourself. A must visit for any Harry Potter fans!

Opening Times:

Open Daily from 10am - 5pm

CROCODILES OF THE WORLDCarterton, OX18 3NX

Come face-to-face with some of the world’s most feared predators in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. With under-water viewing, talks, animal encounters and feeds throughout the day there’s plenty to keep you occupied at the UK’s only Crocodile Zoo.

Opening Hours:

Open Daily from 10am - 5pm

THE THEATRE CHIPPING NORTONChipping Norton, OX7 5NL

A strange and wonderful little place, bringing 50,000 people a year to the backstreets of a Cotswold hill town. Full professional arts centre program, in-house producing, and the greatest traditional panto of them all.

DIDDLY SQUAT FARM SHOP - Chadlington, Chipping Norton, OX7 3PE

PUZZLEWOOD - Coleford, GL16 8QB

BICESTER VILLAGE - Bicester, OX26 6WD

OXFORD WET N WILD - Wallingford, OX10 7PQ

EVENTS

MAY

CAMPDEN MARKET High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6AT

Campden Market is a market of crafts, gifts, cakes, clothes and other goods held once a month. Many of the goods on sale are handmade by stallholders. 

14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022

Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

BRIDEWELL GARDENS OPEN DAY The Walled Garden, Wilcote, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 3DT

Visit the gardens and learn more about Bridewell's work, gardening and working with nature to support people who have experienced serious mental ill health.
Entrance: suggested donation £5
There will be a pop-up café, plants and produce for sale. Dogs on leads are welcome.

15 May 2022

Sunday11:00 - 16:00

SPANISH WINE & TAPAS EXPERIENCE 56 Andover Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2TL

Get your own little slice of Spanish sunshine with this hands-on cookery class at Harts Barn in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The chefs will uncover the secrets in creating authentic tapas dishes, whilst Vine & Orchard will guide you through a selection of wines from the iconic regions of Spain.

21 May 2022

Saturday12:30 - 18:30

THE GIN SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 56 Andover Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2TL

Immerse yourself in a full-day gin tasting experience visiting two of the Cotswolds best spirits producers, The Oxford Artisan Distillery and Wood Brothers Distilling Co.

28 May 2022

Saturday10:30 - 19:00

BLENHEIM PALACE TRIATHLON 2022 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

Competitors and spectators are welcomed every year to the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace to take part in one of the most spectacular triathlons in Europe, set against the backdrop of a World Heritage Site.

28 May 2022 - 29 May 2022

Saturday - Sunday 9:30 - 17:00

JUNE

BLENHEIM PALACE FLOWER SHOW 2022 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

Immerse yourself in a full-day gin tasting experience visiting two of the Cotswolds best spirits producers, The Oxford Artisan Distillery and Wood Brothers Distilling Co.

24 June 2022 - 26 June 2022

Friday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

COTSWOLD OLIMPICK GAMES Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6UW

Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpick Games is a unique continuation of early rural sporting events, combining informal, amateur sporting events for competitors, the majority of whom register on the night of the Games, with general entertainment and activities for visitors. In true amateur spirit, all of our events are free to enter. The Sporting Events feature King of the Hill, Championship of the Hill, Running Races, Tug of War and Shin Kicking. The evening on the hill culminates with a firework display and bonfire with torchlight procession into the centre of Chipping Campden, followed by live music in the square.  

3 June 2022

Friday19:00

MIDDLE EASTERN COOKERY & WINE TASTING 56 Andover Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2TL

Discover the delights of Middle Eastern/Turkish/Lebanese cuisine with this exciting hands-on cookery class at Harts Barn in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The Harts chefs will teach you all the skills and techniques needed to create a vibrant mezze feast, whilst Vine & Orchard will provide you with a tasting of wines from the associated regions. 

5 June 2022

Sunday09:00 - 15:00

BLENHEIM PALACE FOOD FESTIVAL 2022 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

The event is bursting with delicious produce from a wide variety of local and national stallholders. Alongside artisan treats and homemade delights (of which there’ll be heaps of vegan and vegetarian options) there’ll be craft beers, cocktails and mocktails.

2 June 2022 - 5 June 2022

Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

NOCTURNE LIVE AT BLENHEIM 2022 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

Simply Red and The Brand New Heavies are announced to be playing the first of 5 nights of music at Blenheim Palace. They join David Gray, UB40 and Simple Minds to complete the line up for Nocturne Live 2022.

15 June 2022 - 19 June 2022

Wednesday - Sunday 16:30

CAMPDEN MARKET High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6AT

Campden Market is a market of crafts, gifts, cakes, clothes and other goods held once a month . Many of the goods on sale are handmade by stallholders. 

11 June 2022 - 12 June 2022

Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

RETRO AMERICANA CLASSIC VEHICLE SHOW Pittville Pump Room & Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JE

Join for a feast of Retro Americana at Pittville Pump Room and Park which will be transformed into an all-American stars and stripes weekend to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the American forces arriving at Pittville Pump Room when the US entered World War II in 1942. 

25 June 2022 - 26 June 2022

Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

JULY

BATTLE PROMS PICNIC CONCERT Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

The Battle Proms is a summer celebration with a full programme of captivating classical music from the 60-piece New English Concert Orchestra, complemented by toe-tapping vintage vocals and a breath-taking Spitfire aerial display by The Grace Spitfire, which is accredited with shooting down the first enemy aircraft over the Normandy beachhead on D-Day, 75 Years ago.

2 July 2022

Saturday16:30 - 22:30

GREEK FOOD & WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE 56 Andover Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2TL

Let Vine & Orchard transport you to the Santorini sunshine with this Greek cookery class at Harts Barn in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

10 July 2022

Sunday13:00 - 19:00

CAMPDEN MARKET High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6AT

Campden Market is a market of crafts, gifts, cakes, clothes and other goods held once a month . Many of the goods on sale are handmade by stallholders. 

9 July 2022 - 10 July 2022

Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

FANTASY FOREST FESTIVAL Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD

Fantasy Forest, the popular family-friendly festival, is returning to the stunning grounds of Sudeley Castle on 15th, 16th and 17th July 2022 for a weekend packed full of lively entertainment, unique experiences, fantastic food and drink, and much more. 

15 July 2022 - 17 July 2022

Friday15:00 - 22:00

Saturday10:00 - 23:00

Sunday10:00 - 19:00

COTSWOLD COMEDY FESTIVAL Berrybank Park, Main Road, Upper Oddington, GL56 0XW

Three consecutive evenings of incredible material with your favourite comedians, not forgetting a special children's comedy event.

9 July 2022 - 10 July 2022

Thursday - Saturday 19:30 - 22:00

(Children's Comedy Event - Saturday 14:30 - 15:30