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.

Flotsam and Jetsam Theatre Puppetry Show

Friday, 8th March

Flotsam and Jetsam Puppetry Show

Watch the magic unfold


Friday, 22nd March

Lent Lunch

In aid of Kate’s Home Nursing

Cleeve Common

Friday, 29th March

Good Friday Easter Trail

Explore Cleeve Common and earn yourself a treat!

Open Air Fair at Sudeley Castle

18th – 21st April

Spring Home & Gardens Open Air Fair

Exclusive homes and gardens sale in outdoor setting

National Garden Scheme - The Gate

Monday, 6th May

Open Garden – The Gate

A compact cottage-style garden planted with bulbs in spring, and with summer perennials, annuals, climbers and herbs in the walled courtyard of C17 former coaching inn. Also a separate, productive, walled kitchen garden with espaliers and other fruit trees.

Giffords Circus

10th – 20th May

Giffords Circus at Sudeley Castle

Experience the magic of Giffords Circus at Sudeley Castle

Walking Festival 2024

17th – 19th May

Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

A Spring walking festival situated in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

National Garden Scheme - Charingworth Court

Friday, 18th May

Open Garden – Charingworth Court

Artistically and lovingly created 1½ acre garden surrounding a restored Georgian/Tudor house (not open). Relaxed country style with Japanese influences, large pond, sculpture and walled vegetable/flower garden, created over 25 yrs from a blank canvas. Mature copper beech trees, Cedar of Lebanon and Wellingtonia; and younger trees replacing an earlier excess of Cupressus leylandii.

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.

Cotswold Beer Festival

19th – 21st July

Cotswold Beer Festival

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

Fantasy Forest Festival

19th – 24th 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

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.



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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