Wesley House Restaurant and Wine Bar & Grill, High Street Winchcombe. A series of events are taking place at The Wesley House Restaurant & the Wine Bar and Grill this year. Check out our calendar and read on for further details.
If you have received one of our 'New Homeowners Packages' we would be grateful if you would participate in a short questionnaire to share ideas and tell us what you think about shopping in Winchcombe. Participants names will go into a free draw to win £50 worth of vouchers for use in selected Winchcombe Shops. To take part click here. Good Luck!
Cotswold Farm Park
Need stacks of ideas for things to do this summer to keep the kids entertained, why not join in with six weeks of summer fun at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park. Lots of entertainment and excitement for everyone throughout the summer holidays, from 18 July to 31 August. Details
Teddy Bear Tuesdays at GWR Join in the fun - bring your own teddy bear - make sure it's labelled as you won't want to lose it. No need to book - just turn up. Make a day of it - ride the steam train and the heritage diesel hauled train over the whole line from Cheltenham Race Course to Winchcombe Toddington and Laverton loop as well as riding on the Teddy Bear special. A great day out experiencing three different forms of train travel. Tuesday 4, 11, 18 & 25 August. Details
Prescott Hill Climb
Motoring Heritage at Prescott, Fri 31st July, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd August 2015. The perfect summer event for everyone who has an interest in pre-war motoring. Why not check out Winchcombe's places to eat or accommodation for what is a weekend of superb motoring heritage. This event is run and organised by the Vintage Sport Car Club - Details
Adventure Mondays at Sudeley Castle
New for this 2015 we are delighted to introduce ‘Adventure Mondays’ for the Summer Holidays! Kick boredom into touch with Condensed Histories’ Time Traveller Shows, Dragon Trails through the gardens with our resident Dragon Whisperer and have-a-go archery with Aztec Adventure. From 3 to 24 August. Details
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August. Another Steam and Real Ale Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. Details.
Cheltenham Racecourse - Cycling Sportive 15 August 2015 - 07:25 - 17:00 This mid-summer Sportive is sure to test your seasons cycling training to date. With its unforgiving, but quintessentially British countryside vistas held entirely in the Cotswold District – as Britain’s largest Area of outstanding natural beauty, this will be one sportive you won’t want to miss out on. Leaving from the magnificent Cheltenham racecourse, home of the Cheltenham Festival, and the Gold Cup, it has every facility you come to expect from the Wiggle Super Series events. Winchcombe is only 15 minutes away from the start. Why not check out Winchcombe's places to eat or Accommodation for the night before, and have a restful start for the Sportive. Click image for details.
On Sunday 16th August Hailes Abbey, 2miles NE Winchcombe GL54 5PB, will host the Rain or Shine Theatre Companys production of William Shakespeares "The Tempest". Grounds open at 6.30pm for picnics, please bring your own seating. Performance starts at 7.30pm. Variety of local wines, snacks, hot and cold drinks plus ice creams available to purchase in the English Heritage shop on site (and picnic blankets). Tickets are adult £13, concessions £11 and child £6.Tickets from 03306 6000541 or visit Hailes Abbey.
22-23 August - Richard III Weekend
On the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth Sudeley is being transported back in time to the age of Richard III with Black Knight Historical. Walk around a medieval living history encampment and see craftsmen and women at work in a range of activities including cookery, jewellery making and illumination of manuscripts. There will be musicians and dancing, archers, knights and men-at-arms, a storyteller, members of the Privy Council including Stanley, Howard and Percy and of course the great man himself, Richard III will be present on horseback.
It’s just as well this event is on for two days – you’ll probably want to come back! Details
Winchcombe Country Show - Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2015
The 66th annual Winchcombe Country Show promises to have something for everyone when it returns to Winchcombe Senior School Field on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2015.
Beginning with the annual procession at 11.30am, visitors can expect to see the Happenstance Border Morris dancers, Winchcombe Fire Engine and vintage tractors lead the locals through the pretty Cotswolds town before the show itself kicks off at 12.00 noon.
Childrens Wednesdays at Sudeley Castle
Always a tremendous hit with children and parents alike, this year our Children’s Wednesdays will include entertaining history shows from Condensed Histories, Storytelling by Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer, Punch & Judy shows with Professor Collywobbles (5th & 19th August), Magic shows with David Moylan (12th & 26th August) Bouncy Castle and Creative Learning Centre with All About Fun UK (12th, 19th & 26th August), Dance classes with Team 24:7… Details
Free Town Walks - The 2015 series of Guided Town Walks, which are supported by the Winchcombe Business Forum, start again on Easter Sunday and run until October. They take place at 11 am and 2.30pm every Sunday, starting at the TIC; they are for anyone, visitor or resident, who is interested in the fascinating history of Winchcombe – from ancient Saxon Borough to WW2 and beyond.
Winchcombe has a new Riverside Path, initiated by Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome group. The path offers a pleasant riverside stroll which can be enjoyed by walkers of all abilities. It is ideal for pushchairs, wheelchair users and older and less mobile people and is approximately a 1 mile circular route, just 3 minutes from the town.
A leaflet is available from the Tourist Information Centre as well as a RADAR key which disabled people can use to open the gate on the path.
Click leaflets for further details.
Cotswold traders in Winchcombe are hoping a new venture launched this month will ‘bag’ them scores more customers. In a bid to encourage new residents moving to the town to support local shops, pubs restaurants and services, Winchcombe Business Forum has produced a promotional new shopping bag that advertises the range of quality independent shops, services and businesses in the market town. More than 200 of the ‘love shopping in Winchcombe’ bags have already been issued free to home owners who have moved into the town’s two new developments by Bloor Homes and Redrow Homes in Greet and Gretton Road.
The idea came from WBF committee member Liz Stranks, who runs The Coventry agency in the High Street. She said: “With so many new families and people moving into Winchcombe we wanted to make sure they were all aware of great range of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and professional services they have on their doorstep and encourage them in. “It’s also very timely with the temporary closure of the B4632 through the town. Some businesses are being affected and we want people to know they can still gain access to Winchcombe and the town centre shops.”
Great news for Winchcombe. Marchants are trialling a Sunday & Bank Holiday bus service in Winchcombe - the first for decades, from Sunday 3 May. The service will run from Cheltenham/Winchcombe/Broadway to Stratford and return, as well as other trips into Cheltenham until at least October.
If it is used it will stay; if not it will go! Timetable
It is with deep regret that due to unforeseen circumstances involving two key stakeholders, we have had to cancel The Festival of Fizz 2015. This is obviously a great disappointment for organisers but more especially for all those who came along last year and for those who had shown an interest for 2015. Fingers crossed for 2016.
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DROP IN SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE IN WINCHCOMBE
The Gloucester & District Citizens Advice Bureau are pleased to announce that a drop-in service will be available on the first Monday of each month from 10am to Noon at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe, from the 1st September 2014.