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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:08 15 October 2018

From this weekend, there are plenty of Halloween-themed activities to enjoy at Blenheim Palace (c) DaleStephens704 / Getty Images

From this weekend, there are plenty of Halloween-themed activities to enjoy at Blenheim Palace (c) DaleStephens704 / Getty Images


The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

1. Cotswolds Food and Drink Fayre

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway has planned a bigger and even better event this year, with a larger marquee at Toddington, exhibitor stands at Winchcombe, and additional trains. On October 20 and 21, expect up to 50 exhibitors of local artisan food and drink to taste and buy.

2. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth, Bodleian Libraries in Oxford

Up until October 28, admire the magnitude of Tolkien-related materials together at the Bodleian Libraries, to include manuscripts, artworks, maps, letters and artefacts gathered from the UK, the US and France, reunited in Oxford for the first time since his death more than 40 years ago. Free admission but booking is required.

3. Spookyard Daytime Family Fun Event, Over Farm

From October 20-28, Over Farm is jam-packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Expect tractor trailer rides, pick up your free pumpkin, carve a spooky pumpkin design, fascinating shows, scarecrow spotting, plus much more.

4. Halloween at Blenheim Palace

Hop aboard the ghost train and head through a creepy tunnel to find a host of Halloween activities to enjoy at Blenheim Palace. There are plenty of spooky goings-on for the whole family to enjoy from October 20-November 4.

5. Cheltenham Vintage Kilo Sale

The UK’s first and largest kilo sale is coming to Cheltenham Ladies’ College on Sunday October 21 from 11am. The sale gives shoppers the chance to browse through thousands of vintage, retro and branded items – and you’re only charged £15 per kilo of clothing you’d like to take home!

We update 5 things to do in the Cotswolds at the weekend every Monday. If you are in need of inspiration, bookmark this page for events from Friday through to Sunday.


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