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Cheltenham Children’s Festival

Welcome to the Childrens' Festival Cheltenham 2022

Join us for a day of free fun, from 10am to 3pm at Cheltenham Town Hall, on Saturday 28 May.  

Take part in science, music, yoga, martial arts, drama, storytelling, a penalty-shoot out and much more to celebrate this years theme of ‘The Future’!

Town Hall events and activities

Use the map/events list below to find all your favourite activities in the Town Hall throughout the day!

Jo Jingles – Music, movement and dance for children and parents. 

Springbank Community Group – What would you put in a time capsule for future Cheltonians to find?

Theatre Studio – Drama, singing, dancing and games.

Planet Cheltenham – Climate education and empowerment – Ideas for home and school. Simple climate change explanations and solutions.

Chi Wai Martial Arts – An introduction to martial arts.

Escape Rooms Cheltenham – A selection of escape room type puzzles for children and parents to solve.

Cheltenham Festivals – Discover the ways that science can help us overcome the challenges of the future. Learn how to make a wind turbine, discover why our night skies are
disappearing and more.

Eco Party Packs – Try your hand at designing your own wrapping paper and other craft activities.

Aspire Foundation (Steps Ahead) – Enjoy some outer space related activities based on the book ‘Whatever Next’.

Mr Mulligans  Can you get a hole in one?

Cheltenham Borough Council – Tell us what is great about our town and how you would make it better.

Inspiring Families – Start a scrapbook about your family.

Cheltenham Borough Homes – Have your say and become a part of our community tree.

#FeedCheltenham – Can you design a pudding fit for a Queen?

Gloucestershire NHS Community and Foundation Trust – Art and Craft for Wellbeing

Caring for Communities and People (CCP) – Have a go at rock painting

No Child Left Behind – Something magical happens when we all draw together. Join in the fun and help to create a colourful giant doodle that depicts childhood during the Queen’s
reign. Local illustrator Gemma will be on hand to help you find your creative spirit.

Dean Close Little Trees – Activities for nursery age children.

Stagedoor Learning – Fun, lively performance for children focusing on the theme ‘The Future’ with music, movement and fun characters.

Explore Learning– Fun maths and English games

Tatty Bumpkin – Yoga for children.

University of Gloucestershire -‘Design a University’ with LEGO.

MoveMore – Test your accuracy, speed and precision with archery and speed cup stacking throughout the day.

Cheltenham Town FC Community Trust – Have you got what it takes to be a penalty taking champion?

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service – So you want to be a firefighter?

Gloucestershire Police – Would you make a good police officer?

Other events and activites

Town Centre Stage - The Brewery Quarter

Between 11am and 1pm, visitors to The Brewery Quarter can enjoy a variety of FREE singing, acting, dancing and circus performances from My Stage School, Danceworks Studios, The Music Works and Solo Circus!

Full timetable of performances coming soon!

Iconic Legends

Look out for costume characters across the town, courtesy of local cosplay group ‘Iconic Legends’, who will have people reaching for their phones to take a selfie with them!

Want to know more?

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