6 things to do in the Cotswolds this bank holiday weekend

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival returns for its 25th edition in 2022 - Credit: Cheltenham Festivals

As soon as one Bank Holiday Weekend passes, another one comes along for us to enjoy. Here are some highlights to of the May Day Bank Holiday weekend taking place within the area.


27th April - 2nd May
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Cheltenham Jazz Festival is not only back singing, dancing, improvising and riffing from the rooftops; it has extra-special reason to celebrate – this year is its 25th edition
Cheltenham
cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz

Win two tickets to see the Electric Lady Big Band at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

29th April - 2nd May
Blossom Weekend
Enjoy the breathtaking pink-and-white mosaic across the 94 fruit trees, sitting within nearly three acres of ridge and furrow landscape on the edge of the historic town.
Wolds End Orchard, Chipping Campden
www.woldsendorchard.org

30th April - 1st May
Cirencester Park International Horse Trials
The Easter event is the second of three events to take place at Cirencester Park this year, with many top riders and horses competing in international classes.
The Bathurst Estate, Cirencester Park, Cirencester, GL7 2BU
www.musketeer.co.uk/events/cirencester-park-2/

30th April - 2nd May
Jousting Tournament
The Knights of Middle England will take you back to the exciting and colourful era of the Middle Ages with their action-packed, high octane jousting and stunt show.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1UL,
blenheimpalace.com

30th April - 2nd May
Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show
The 8th annual Vintage Rally & Country Show near the beautiful village of Clanfield, on the Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire border will have a whole range of vehicles, children's fun fair, dog show and boor sales.
Langley Farm, Langley Lane, Clanfield, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2RZ
lechladecollectorsclub.co.uk

Ongoing
CoExistence at Sudeley Castle
A procession of life-sized lions, crocodiles, elephants, rhino, hippo, zebra and orangutan sculptures made with natural materials have taken over the grounds of Sudeley Catsle, it's a perfect selfie opportunity when wlaking around the grounds.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe, GL54 5LP
sudeleycastle.co.uk