Events

TURF Cheltenham launches “The Very Very First” Auction

After a year of closures and limited openings, today the members of TURF Cheltenham are bouncing back with the launch of an online auction of unique hospitality experiences. Up for offer are 60 lots from over 37 independent hospitality venues across Cheltenham. The experiences are as individual as the businesses promoting them, but they are […]

Businesses needed for The Great Eggscape

After outgrowing their current venue on Coronation Square, Escape Rooms Cheltenham are opening a new venue in Cheltenham town centre at the end of March and are inviting BID businesses to be a part of their newest puzzle. The Great Eggscape will be a family-oriented walking trail around Cheltenham town centre this Easter. Each participating […]

Light Up Cheltenham 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19

Cheltenham would have been gearing up for the return of Light Up Cheltenham this weekend. The giant observation wheel would have been in place in Imperial Gardens. This time next week, many of Cheltenham’s stunning Regency buildings would have been bathed in coloured light. However, due to the continuing threat of COVID-19 and present lockdown, Light […]

Cheltenham dazzles in the glow of Christmas lights

Photography: Mikal Ludlow Cheltenham is sparkling in a beautiful Christmas glow following the switch on of the town’s new festive lights. The new Christmas lights, organised by Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID), are accompanied for the first year with golden baubles hanging from the trees on the pedestrianised Promenade and gold powder-coated holly, reindeer, stars […]

An advent of ‘Kindness at Christmas’

To celebrate the theme ‘Kindness at Christmas’, our partners No Child Left Behind and the iconic Queens Hotel in Cheltenham, will soon light up an advent calendar projection of school children’s artwork. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) partners Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) and Marketing Cheltenham have worked with The Queen’s Hotel in Montpellier, to […]

The Christmas Spirit Trail

Ten new BID businesses have been invited to be part of Cheltenham’s newest FREE interactive town centre trail – the magical Christmas Spirits Trail. The magical trail will start – Monday December 7 – Sunday 3 January. The businesses now confirmed are Loake in Ormond Street, Hays Travel on High Street, Mister’s Cafe on Grosvenor […]

October prizes. Half term Hidden Cheltenham trail competition

Join the enhanced Augmented Reality (AR) Hidden Cheltenham Trail and ENTER the in-app competition to win a one night stay for two at The Queens Hotel, two adults and two children’s goodie bags full of surprises from more than 20 businesses, including two family tickets for Hollywood Bowl, a couple of free games at Mr […]

Christmas Lights update

Completely new Christmas lights will be seen across the town centre from Tuesday November 24, brought to you by the BID and supported by Cheltenham Borough Council. There won’t be an official switch-on this year because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions but we’re confident the new look will be a major draw that will help all […]

New campaign invites locals and visitors to experience The Great Taste of Cheltenham

A new campaign has been launched to celebrate Cheltenham’s famous and mouth-watering food and drink offering, providing a much needed boost to the town’s hospitality sector. The Great Taste of Cheltenham, which will run for the next six weeks, will highlight the incredible array of establishments in the town, showcasing its diverse and delicious dining […]

… around town Literature Festival 2020

Cheltenham BID is the lead sponsor of the Cheltenham Festivals … around town programme, bringing hundreds of free events to the streets and businesses of Cheltenham during the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, including the annual Lit Crawl. Of course this year’s programme is having to take a very different format, and we would like […]

Nominations back open. Cheltenham BID Awards 2020 are back

Nominations opened Tuesday, September 22 and close Tuesday, October 6 at 5pm. Make sure to head to the website to nominate: cotswoldlifebidawards.co.uk Cheltenham BID and Cotswold Life have reopened nominations for the 2020 BID Awards and want to celebrate the brilliant businesses which make Cheltenham town centre the vibrant, dynamic, diverse area that it is through […]

Interactive Christmas advent calendar social media campaign

Cheltenham BID has worked with more than 24 businesses on an exciting new Christmas marketing initiative designed to encourage people safely into the town centre this December. An interactive advent calendar offering daily giveaways will sit on the BID’s social media channels throughout December, each day requiring entrants to answer a question related to a […]

Edible Art Patisserie is open

By Maria Allebone A creative new patisserie called Edible Art, specialising in beautiful, colourful and unique pastries and cakes opened in The Courtyard on Saturday August 1. Damien Wager, owner of the new Courtyard business began his pastry career just four years ago, but he is already known for his wonderful pastry and cake creations, […]

Is your hospitality business ready to open? Cheltenham BID Business Support Call

Hospitality businesses can now sign up to Cheltenham BID’s business support call. How? Zoom call Date: Monday June 29Time: 2pm – 3pmHow do I sign up? Request the call link, ID and Password from Maria. 1. Reopening guidance – people and venuesSylvia OatesBest Bar None2. How to make sure you are safe to reopen and licensing […]

Cheltenham’s Christmas Spirits Trail

Ten new BID businesses have been invited to be part of Cheltenham’s newest exciting FREE interactive town center trail – the magical Christmas Spirits Trail. Trail will start – Saturday 14 November – Sunday 3 January. The Christmas Spirit Trail is an interactive experience trail with a difference. Families don’t just walk from one stop […]