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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:54 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 20 June 2017

Beaufort Polo Club (c) Gordon Lindsay

Beaufort Polo Club (c) Gordon Lindsay

Gordon Lindsay

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. Tewkesbury Food & Drink Festival

On Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25, expect a weekend of fun and action-packed foodie delights in the grounds of Tewkesbury Abbey.

2. The Merchant Venice, Chedworth Manor

Following the success of last year’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chedworth Drama Productions bring The Merchant of Venice to ‘Shakespeare in the Open’ at Chedworth Manor. Directed by Ross Aldridge and produced by Martin Abbott. Tickets for performances from Wednesday June 21 to Saturday June 24 are available here. The event supports Winston’s Wish and Friends of St Andrew’s, Chedworth.

3. Cinema: Monty Python’s ‘Holy Grail, Cirencester Royal Agricultural University

Catch an open-air cinema screening of Monty Python’s ‘Holy Grail’ in partnership with Alfresco Cinema on Saturday June 24. Doors open at 8pm and the film begins at dusk. Remember to bring your own seating!

4. Party at the Polo, Down Farm, Westonbirt

Hosted by cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow, on Saturday June 24 start the day at 12 noon with music and a polo demonstration. A cocktail bar will be open until 6.30pm and music will provide the background to this classic summer season event. Day tickets are £10 and offer access to the ground, clubhouse and parking.

5. Vintage Tea Party, The Abbey Grounds, Cirencester

Organised by Soroptimist International Cirencester and District, and open to friends, neighbours and visitors of all ages. The event on Sunday June 25 (2-4pm) forms part of the Abbey 900 celebrations in Cirencester.

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 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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