Festivals and events

Destination Gloucestershire

Discover what's on in Gloucestershire and plan your year ahead.

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Gloucestershire, also known as the festival country, offers so much to see and do. With over 45 festivals and events taking place each year, you'll have the opportunity to explore your interests or try something new almost every week.

From music festivals to fright nights, summer shows to annual balls - Gloucestershire has it all. Take a look for yourself...

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  • Cheltenham Racing Meet - the Home of Jump Racing
  • Victorian Christmas Market at Gloucester Quays
  • Fireworks Display at Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Small Business Saturday
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  • Chinese New Year - Take a trip to one of Gloucester's Chinese restaurants
    • Blossom
    • Chopstick
    • Joy Kitchen
    • Shanghai Restaurant
    • The White Horse
    • ... and more
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
  • Escape Rooms
  • See Gloucester Rugby play at Kingsholm Stadium
  • Valentine’s Day
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  • Badminton Horse Trials
  • Barnsley Village Garden Festival
  • Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts
  • Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • Glos Rocks
  • Hartpury Summer Ball
  • Lechlade Festival 
  • Steam and Real Ale Festival
  • Stroud Farmers' Market
  • Stroud Festival of Food & Drink
  • Tetbury Woolsack Races
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  • Cheltenham Cricket Festival
  • Clearwell Caves
  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • Elton Giant Mazes and Activities Maze
  • Lakefest
  • NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials
  • Picnic in the Park
  • Puzzlewood
  • The Big Feastival
  • The River Wye Activity Centre
  • Witcombe Festival

Destination Gloucestershire


From shopping to sport and outdoor adventure to cultural history, discover more about what the city of Gloucester has to offer.

Gloucester Quays Student Life


Have you visited the UK's 'festival town'? Steeped in a vibrant history and home to a huge array of shops, eateries, venues and activities.

Students Walking Along Street In Cheltenham

Getting around

As a Hartpury student, there are loads of ways you can get around and explore Gloucestershire. You can hop on one of the shuttle buses that stop regularly on campus. If you ride a bike, you can store it in our secure bike sheds on campus. We also offer on-campus parking and discounted rates with local taxi firms.

Transport Minibuses