The Reasons Why The Cheltenham Literature Festival Is One Of Our Favourites Of The Year


Over the course of the year there are many great festivals that come to the Cotswolds, we are very lucky to host a whole variety of events, but our absolute favourite is the Cheltenham Literature Festival, where interesting people from all over the world descend on Cheltenham.

If you hadn’t already realised its on this week, so get yourself down there and snap up any remaining tickets for the event!


Family Fun The Cheltenham Literature Festival has so many family friendly activities to get involved in, some need to be paid for and other are free so scroll through the listings and pick those that you fancy.

The festival gives children and young people a chance to meet the creators of their literary heroes and with so many different events going on there will definitely be something that each member of the family will enjoy.

From creative activities in The Den, to a bear hunt, to so many different story’s about monsters, aliens, Paddington Bear and so on, your little ones are going to love it as much as you.


Food and Drink

No festival would be complete without an exceptional choice of food and drink, and the Cheltenham Literature Festival won’t let you down here.

Whether you’re after a quick bite, a meal or a full blown extravagant menu, you can take your pick.

Choose from one of the many Streetfood vendors offering delicious food from all over the work or head for the Forest Cafe for some lovely sandwiches, wraps, BBQ food, pastries and cakes. This is also a great spot to grab your morning coffee and breakfast whilst waiting for the festivities to kick off.

If its a more formal dining experience that you are after then the Art Deco former cinema that is the Daffodil will not disappoint, this well hidden gem is tucked away just up the road from the Cheltenham Literature Festival.


Free Activities

There are loads of free activities to get involved in that you’ll find in The Huddle, including;  The Times Crossword Editor Richard Rogan talking you through the perils of the well loved Times crossword, and Cheltenham Writes, where local authors talk about their books and their experiences as writers.


The Festival Club

And when the daily festival activities have wound down you still don’t have to go to bed, head for the Fetsival Club at Hotel du Vin for music, conversation and late night literary revelry.


Have a great time!