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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:36 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:36 22 May 2017

Tetbury's Woolsack Races (c) Tracy Spiers

Tetbury's Woolsack Races (c) Tracy Spiers

Tracy Spiers

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. Lechlade Festival

Mod Revival band The Lambrettas, as well as Indie band The Hoosiers and rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood will be playing this popular three-day event, now in its seventh year. The event takes place from Friday May 26 to Sunday May 28.

2. Gloucester Tall Ships, Gloucester Docks

From Saturday May 27 to Monday May 29, as well as the awe-inspiring tall ships, there will be pirates sword fighting, sea shanty singing, games, food, drinks and craft stalls, plus lots, lots more.

3. Blenheim Palace Food Festival

Jean-Christophe Novelli, and Masterchef finalists Billy & Jack are among the food stars at this year’s Blenheim Palace Food Festival taking place Saturday May 27 to Monday May 29.

4. Cotswold quirky traditions: Cheese rolling at Cooper’s Hill and Tetbury Woolsack Races

On Monday May 29, you can enjoy two of the region’s quirkiest traditions. The cheese rolling at Cooper’s Hill, Gloucester sees challengers from far and wide tumble down the hill to seize their prize of a rolling 9lb Double Gloucester Cheese. While in Tetbury, you can watch competitors race across a 240yd course burdened with heavy sacks of wool on their backs!

5. National Garden Scheme Open Days, various locations

Celebrating their 90th anniversary, the National Garden Scheme has organised plenty of events throughout the year to celebrate. Over 400 gardens will open up this weekend – and Mallory Court in Leamington Spa will also be hosting a special celebratory Prosecco and afternoon tea event on Monday May 29.

For more information about any of the events listed above; how to get there, how to book tickets and prices, please follow the links in the event name.

We update 5 things to do in 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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