What to do in Cheltenham on a Weekend

18th June 2024

A regency town that has everything to offer corporate guests and families alike, Cheltenham certainly comes to life at the weekend. With its enviable restaurants and hospitality, serene walks in the local parks which are in full bloom, and cultural activities to suit all tastes and hobbies, it certainly has a lot to offer. As a prime choice for long-term and short-term lets, relocation breaks, business and holiday lets, StayLets provide premium accommodation in the heart of the area. As a hub that caters for all ages, Cheltenham really is a jewel of Gloucestershire with its desirable shops, dining options and sparkling entertainment for you to experience the true buzz of the location.

Activities for Long-Term and Corporate Guests

If you’re staying with StayLets as a corporate guest or on a long-term basis, we understand the excitement of counting down the days to the weekend. Whilst Cheltenham is a fantastic place to work during the week with plenty of places to enjoy some downtime away from the hustle of work, at the weekend the town really comes into its own.

You can start the day with a relaxing yoga session on St Georges Place with OrangeYoga Studio to release your tensions and stresses. Then follow this with an indulgent brunch at The Alchemist in The Brewery Quarter for mouth-watering meals and creative cocktails inspired by floral scents and science. Once you’re feeling full, take some time out by watching the latest movies at the art-deco inspired Tivoli Cinemas for a luxury viewing experience. Or you can take a casual stroll in the park or around Cheltenham’s many independent and high street shops. To finish off the day, head along to a theatre show at The Everyman or explore Cheltenham’s fantastic range of bars.

Weekend Highlights for Short-Term Holiday Guests

For those weekends away when you want to treat yourself to something special, our short-term holiday guests have a plethora of options to choose from. Checking in for a day spa at the stunning Ellenborough Park will truly take a weight off your shoulders. With magnificent architecture and lush grounds to roam around you can book yourself in for a massage, facial or pedicure at its dedicated spa which also features a sauna and heated outdoor pool too.

If you want to learn more about the local area the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and The Wilson are dedicated to the fascinating history of Cheltenham with historic art collections. Plus it’s completely free, which is great if you’re on a budget. Alternatively, if you want something more action-packed, you couldn’t visit Cheltenham without heading to the racecourse which hosts numerous weekend events throughout the year. Make sure to check the website for the latest listings to see if there is anything that catches your eye. For nature lovers, the surrounding area is great for walking and exploring with the Cotswold Way just on your doorstep. For sports enthusiasts, a Cheltenham Town F.C. match at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium offers an exciting way to immerse yourself in the game day atmosphere. However you spend your weekend away, Cheltenham has a magnificent array of options.

Family-Friendly Activities

Known as the Festival Town, it really is a destination location for visitors of all ages. The festivals throughout the year, from jazz to science and literature, entice people from all over the country to visit Cheltenham as they offer something for all the family. Whether that’s your children’s favourite author, interactive areas or a chance to discover a new artist, the festivals held in Pittville Park are full of colour, creativity and a chance to create new memories. Aside from the yearly festivals, there’s also Sandford Parks Lido for those Summer days when you want to cool off. A must see for all families when coming to Gloucestershire as you’ll get to enjoy tractor rides, meet farm animals and take part in activities and demonstrations. For the more grown-up families why not try out the Escape Rooms in Brewery Quarter to test your skills in this fun activity which builds on teamwork and collaboration, followed up by a hearty dinner afterwards.

Dining and Nightlife

In Cheltenham, there is no such thing as being unsatisfied when it comes to food. It boasts Michelin-starred restaurants, independent outlets and cuisine inspired by cultures from across the world, offering a choice for all tastes. For an elegant dinner, it’s hard to see past Lumiere. A Michelin-starred restaurant which uses locally sourced ingredients to provide culinary masterpieces. Finally, for something on the doorstep of your StayLet, Purslane Restaurant stands out with its specialty in fish dishes. With its care and attention to detail, you’ll experience a culinary evening like no other.

Whether you’re travelling alone, for business, as a couple or with the family, it’s undeniable that Cheltenham has everything to offer. From festivals to food, farms and unforgettable moments the town captivates its visitors with its charm, regency buildings, shopping, dining opportunities and entertainment for a weekend away with a difference. Accommodating a range of requirements with our variety of lets, StayLets takes great pride in welcoming you to Cheltenham and being part of your time in Gloucestershire.