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The Local Answer’s guide to the summer holidays in Cheltenham

All Areas > Entertainment > Experiences

Author: Thomas Hadfield, Posted: Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 09:00

The Tuckwell Amphitheatre will host the Bacon Theatre Open Air Festival The Tuckwell Amphitheatre will host the Bacon Theatre Open Air Festival

The school summer holidays are upon us, and here at The Local Answer we know it can be a challenge to keep the family entertained when school is out.

So we’ve put together a handy guide of the best things to do in each of our five publication areas – Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, North Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds – in the coming months.

Primrose Vale Farm Shop
Take advantage of the summer months by paying Primrose Vale a visit on the Shurdington Road, to pick your own local produce.

With a wide range of crops from strawberries to asparagus, the farm is open until September for picking alongside the farm shop, which is open all year round and sells local produce including breads, cheeses and organic meats. There’s even a café on site for post-picking refreshments.

For more information visit www.primrosevale.com

The Bacon Theatre Open Air Theatre Festival
Situated at the Tuckwell Amphitheatre, open-air performances will be taking place throughout the summer, spanning from Wednesday 17th July until Thursday 1st August.

Performances will include the works of various theatre companies presenting classics such as Much Ado About Nothing and Wuthering Heights, which will also be accompanied by productions such as Gangsta Granny. 

For more information visit www.bacontheatre.co.uk

Cheltenham Cheese And Chilli Festival
The Cheese and Chilli Festival comes to Sanford Park on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August.

The weekend will include live music, cooking demonstrations, `Man V Food’ challenges, magic shows, trade stalls, street theatre, chilli eating competitions, treasure hunts and even human sized table football!

For more information visit www.cheeseandchillifestival.com

Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail
Following the success of the Cheltenham Easter Trail, the Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail begins on Wednesday 17th July and runs until Monday 2nd September.

The trail takes participants through the town, uncovering clues with a prize waiting at the end.

For more information visit www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk/event/hidden-cheltenham

Shows at the Everyman Theatre
There’s plenty of family friendly shows at the Everyman this summer, including David Walliams’ ‘Mr Stink’ and Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever.

For more information visit www.everymantheatre.org.uk


The Brewery Quarter Summer Jam
Returning for the fourth year running, The Summer Jam at the Brewery Quarter is set to bring plenty of local musical talent to the town.

Taking place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August, the event features an eclectic line-up of acts from jazz to hip hop, soul to funk, rock to reggae.

For more information visit www.thebreweryquarter.co.uk

Activities at The Wilson
Along with the usual amazing art exhibitions, The Wilson gallery in Cheltenham will also be hosting children’s workshops throughout the summer.

Allow their artistic side to flourish with Arty Sunday, or Holiday Craft, and much more.

For more information visit www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk

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