South Cotswolds Visitor Attractions - Opening Dates

 Local Attraction Open Dates 2018


Month by Month Highlights

Whats On in February

Colesbourne Park - a wonderful snowdrop display, open Saturday and Sunday afternoons in February, plus the first weekend in March.

Rococo Gardens - another lovely snowdrop garden, open every day from mid January onwards.

Rodmarton Manor - A lovely Arts and Crafts garden, open for snowdrops on selected Sundays in February (4th, 11th and 18th)

Whats On in March 

Westonbirt Arboretum - open every day, with spectacular displays of spring colour (and a great cafe / visitor centre)

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust - open every day - lots to see all year round

 Whats On in April


Woodchester Mansion - every Fri/Sat/Sun from 30th March until 28th October, plus Bank Holiday Mondays (occasionally closed for events)

Cotswold Decorative Antiques and Art Fair at Westonbirt School - Fri 13th - Sun 15th April, and also later in the year (Fri 10th - Sun 12th August)

Kite Flying Festival at Tobacconist Farm, Minchinhampton on 7th/8th April

Highgrove Gardens - open selected dates for garden tours, talks and workshops.  PRE-BOOKING IS REQUIRED.

Kelmscott Manor - the Cotswold home of William Morris - open Wednesdays and Saturdays between April and October.

Workshops at the New Brewery Arts centre in Cirencester - lots of one-day workshops - ceramics, painting, textiles and much more - be inspired!


Whats On in May

Chavenage House - historic house with Cromwell connections, frequently used as a film location - Thursday and Sunday afternoons from May until the end of September.

Rodmarton Manor - Arts and Crafts country house with original furniture made for the house - Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from May until the end of September.  Also some Bank Holidays including Easter Monday (2nd April).

Badminton Horse Trials 2nd - 6th May

Tetbury Woolsack Races - Monday 28th May


Whats On in June 2017

Hodges Barn Open Garden Sun 3rd & Mon 4th June

Westonbirt House and Garden open on selected dates between June and October (dates not yet available)

Cheltenham Science Festival 5th - 10th June

Whats On in July 2017

Cotswold Show, Cirencester, Sat 7th & Sun 8th July

Royal International Air Tattoo, 100 years of the Royal Air Force.  Fri 13th - Sun 15th July 

Prescott Hill Climb - Bugatti Festival - 14th July

Cheltenham Music Festival 4th -15th July

Whats On in August 2017

Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing - Fri 3rd - Sun 5th August

Giffords Circus - 16th - 28th August on Minchinhampton Common.  Book well ahead if you wish to eat at the Circus Restaurant.  Other dates available in Stroud and CIrencester.

Stroud Fringe Festival - 24th - 26th August

Whats On in September

Crafts Alive - Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen at Rodmarton Manor Wed 5th - Sun 9th September.

Frampton Country Fair - 9th September

Giffords Circus (Cirencester 13th-24th September, Stroud 27th-30th September)

Whats On in October 2017

Cheltenham Literature Festival 5th - 14th October

Tetbury Music Festival - excellent classical music - 4th - 7th October

Westonbirt Charities Fair - dates tbc

Whats On in November 2017

Westonbirt Arboretum - Autumn Colours


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