What’s on

It’s all happening in Winchcombe

From live music and open gardens, to tea dances, festivals and fundraisers, from shows and cycling to poetry and running – Winchcombe hosts them all.  Find out what’s happening in our town and check our Regular Events panel for details of clubs, classes and gatherings held weekly and monthly.

Guided Town Walks

May – October

Free Town Walks

Winchcombe Guided Town Walks are back

Art of Flowers

25th – 31st May

The Art of Flowers

A celebration of Sudeley’s gardens in bloom.

Winchcombe Film Society

Friday, 31st May

Winchcombe Film Society

“The Quiet Girl”

Cleeve Common Bug Hunting and Butterfly Spotting

Friday, 31st May

Family Fun Friday: Bug Hunting and Butterfly Spottingt

Eyes peeled for winged beauties and other minibeasts!

Cleeve Common Butterfly Conservation drop in event

Friday, 31st May

Butterfly Conservation drop in event

Find out more about butterflies and moths

Winchcombe Art Club

Wednesday, 5th June

Free Your Art Acrylics Workshop

Let go of conventional methods of painting landscapes!

National Garden Scheme - Oak House

Wednesday, 12th June

Open Garden – Oak House

One acre secret garden divided into rooms. Gradually developed over the last 30 yrs. Many places to sit and enjoy the scent of honeysuckle, philadelphus and over 50 varieties of roses. Wildflower meadow, gazebo and summerhouse. Formal lily pond and small wildlife pond. Some quirky features. You may even see a fairy.

Winchcombe Midsummer Festival 2024

21st – 29th June

Winchcombe Midsummer Festival

Get ready to dance beneath the summer stars.

Winchcombe Film Society

Saturday, 29th June

Winchcombe Film Society

“The Fabelmans”

St Peter's Church Fete 2024

Saturday, 29th June

Winchcombe Parish Summer Fête

A community event with a full range of activities and refreshments for children and adults.

Party in the Park 2024

Saturday, 29th June

Party in the Park

The finale of Midsummer Music & Arts.

Cleeve Common introduction to landscape watercolour painting

Sunday, 14th July

Introduction to landscape watercolour painting

Join us for a relaxing day of creativity!

Cotswold Beer Festiva 2024

19th – 21st July

Cotswold Beer Festival

Postlip Housing Association and Gloucestershire CAMRA present the 2024 Cotswold beer Festival, returning to pre-covid style

Sudeley's 70s Sundays

19th – 21st July

Sudeley’s 70s Sundays!

Summer Sunday groovy 1970s activities

Fantasy Forest Festival

19th – 21st July

Fantasy Forest at Sudeley Castle

The one-stop event for lovers of sci-fi, fantasy, reenactment, games and more, Fantasy Forest at Sudeley Castle

Cleeve Common Butterfly Walk

Thursday, 15th August

Butterfly Walk

Explore Cleeve Common and Prestbury Hill

Falconry at the Castle

23rd July – 29th August

Falconry at the Castle

The perfect introduction to experience the ancient art

Knight School at Sudeley Castle

24th July – 29th August

Knight School

Calling all knights from across the kingdom!

Wild Arts Opera at Sudeley Castle

Wednesday, 24th July

Summer opera show at Sudeley Castle

Wild Arts brings its famous Opera Show for the first time

As You Like It

Sunday, 18th August

“As You Like It”

An outdoor performance by the Duke’s Theatre Company

Run Winchcombe 2023

Sunday, 25th August

Run Winchcombe

Enjoy a family day out in the summer sun at this family-friendly event

Winchcombe Show 2024

Monday, 26th August

Winchcombe Show

Join the fun at our annual celebration!

Hell of theNorth Cotswolds 2024

Sunday, 1st September

Hell of the North Cotswolds

The original & classic British Off-Road Endurance Cycling Event, promoted and organised by Winchcombe Cycling Club and Cheltenham & County Cycling Club


National Garden Scheme - Sudeley Castle

Friday, 20th September

Open Garden – Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle features 10 magnificent gardens, each with its own unique style and design. Surrounded by striking views of the Cotswold Hills, each garden reflects the fascinating 1000 year history of the Castle. This series of elegant gardens is set among the Castle and atmospheric ruins and inc a knot garden, Queen’s garden and Tudor physic garden. Admission is for garden only.

Cleeve Common Lino Printing

Saturday, 16th November

Lino Printing Inspired by Trees on Cleeve Common

Immortalise some of the iconic trees on Cleeve Hill

Sudeley Castle Spectacle of Light 2024

22nd November – 30th December

Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle

Explore this magical after-dark experience and follow the new illuminated trail around the fairy-tale grounds of Sudeley Castle



Citizen’s Advice Sessions

1st Monday of the month, 10am – 12 noon at Abbey Fields Community Centre, run by Gloucester and District Citizen’s Advice Bureau.  By appointment – Tel: 01452 527202


Computer Buddies

Monday 11:00am – 12:00 noon.  Volunteer computer buddies can offer you help with using library computers.


Dance with Parkinson’s & MS

2pm Abbey Fields Community Centre

Library Club

1st Monday of the month, Winchcombe Library,11:30am – 12:30pm.  We can provide transport to the library allowing members to choose their own books and meet others.

Walking Football

Monday 3pm Winchcombe Sports Hall


North Cotswold Food bank

1.30pm – 3pm, Encounter Church, 9 Gretton Road, Winchcombe, GL54 5EE


Baby Bounce and Rhyme

10.30am – 11am, Winchcombe Library, Back Lane

Lunch Date

1st Wednesday of the month at the Guide Hall, 12 – 1.30pm, in aid of local charities.  (except March & April when Lent Lunch is running)

Tea Dance

Last Wednesday of the month, 2pm – 4pm, Abbey Fields Community Centre, £5 entry.



10am – 12 noon. Guide Hall, High Street. All are welcome, just drop in.

Walking for Health

10.30am- 11.30am, meet outside the Plaisterers Arms.


Knit and Natter

10am – 12 noon & 2pm – 4pm, fun, friendly group, join us for a chat, knit, crotchet and a cuppa at Winchcombe Library, Back Lane.

Walking Rugby

10:30am Winchcombe Sports Hall


Country Market

2nd Saturday of each month (except January), 9am -12noon, Guide Hall, Winchcombe.

Contact: Pat Grassick, 01242 603124 or Fran Hunter, 01242 620285 or Facebook Page


11am – 11.30am for children aged 18 months and over at Winchcombe Library, Back Lane.


Re-Engage Tea Party

Sunday afternoon gathering for over 75’s.  Transport provided. (16 Feb, 15 March & 19 April)


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