Events

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, Mistral, found in The […]

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 to encourage people safely into the town centre this December. An Interactive advent calendar will sit on the BID’s social media channels throughout December, where daily giveaways will be up for grabs. A post will include an advent calendar […]

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 […]

Two new interactive trails are coming to Cheltenham this summer

Two new free trails will be run by Cheltenham BID throughout the summer – a new Monster Hero Safari trail and an enhanced Augmented Reality (AR) version of the Hidden Cheltenham Trail. The Monster Hero Safari is a town centre experience where families are tasked with hunting down 10 monster superheroes, displayed in public windows, […]

Go-ahead for Cheltenham ice rink if COVID-19 safety measures allow

Exciting plans to bring an ice rink and expanded Christmas Market to Cheltenham this winter were given the go-ahead today (May 28). Cheltenham Borough Council’s planning committee unanimously approved Cheltenham BID’s plans this morning. The ice rink will be sited on Imperial Gardens, in front of the Queen’s Hotel, and the Christmas Market will be […]

The UK’s First Virtual Wellbeing Festival is Announced

Are you a BID business employee? Email maria@cheltenhambid.co.uk for details on how to get 50% off household weekend tickets. The UK’s First Virtual Wellbeing Festival is AnnouncedThe Live life Well Virtual Weekender will run from the 8th – 10th May 2020.  The wellbeing community has come together to launch the ‘Live Life Well Weekender’ – […]