On-going Activities & Events
Ruskin Mill offers a lovely walk through the valley alongside trout ponds. The Mill is known for its Arts and Crafts centre where young people from all parts of the country come to learn from some of the best craftsmen. They also have a café where you can stop for refreshments after your walk.
Address: Ruskin Mill, Mill bottom, Stroud GL6 0LA
Phone: 01453 837500
This magnificent building is an unfinished Gothic mansion, abandoned in 1868 after 16 years of building. This beautiful building will never be finished but has been carefully preserved to show the skills of the past. The mansion is also known for its ghosts, and there are many social evenings held throughout the year. The surrounding parkland is home to lovely woodland walks, lakes and ponds.
Address: B4066, Nympsfield, Stonehouse GL10 3TS
Phone: 01453 861541
The Thistledown Environmental Centre
Thistledown Centre is a 5-minute drive from Nailsworth
Address: Tinkley Ln, Nympsfield, Stonehouse GL10 3UH
Phone: 01453 860420
Nailsworth Noel (Christmas Market) 27th November 202
A Christmas Market and Entertainment a kick start to Christmas.
Between the months of May and October Cheltenham hosts renowned festivals of Jazz, Science, Music and Literature, visited by some of the most esteemed professionals in their field.
Address: Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH
Phone: 01242 513014; cheltenhamfestivals.com
Both the new course and the old have their own clubhouses offering a warm welcome and excellent catering. At the new course, there are exceptional practice facilities, including a driving range, short game area, practice putting-green and state-of-the-art teaching and performance centres. The course welcomes non-members.
Bar and Restaurant
Minchinhampton Old Course
Cotswold Gliding Club at Aston Down Airfield in Gloucestershire is one of the most progressive gliding clubs in the UK, with its large airfield and excellent training fleet.
It really is one of the premier places to learn to fly. It has continuously invested in both ground and airborne fleet to provide the most reliable and efficient way of getting you in the air. A large team of instructors gives the greatest possible availability to pilots learning to fly, and all instruction is provided free of charge to members.
Address: Aston Down Airfield, Cowcombe Lane, Chalford, Stroud GL6 8HR
Phone: 01285 760415
Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons
The commons are known for their wonderful walks and the beautiful views – among the best that the Cotswolds has to offer.
The commons have an abundance of wildflowers and rare butterflies that can be seen from spring right through to the autumn. And throughout the year, they are blessed with wonderful sunrises and sunsets.
The commons offer space for young and old to have picnics, fly kites and to play, run and walk all year round; or wander freely with cows, horses and our little donkey, Alfie, out grazing from May to October.
Minchinhampton is known for its friendly golf club, originally established in 1889. All visitors and members are warmly welcomed.
Nailsworth Mills Bowling Club
Located in: Nailsworth Garden Centre
Address: Avening Rd, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0BS
Phone: 01453 835552
Taster Evenings take place every Friday evening. The bar will be open too.
Lawn Bowls can be played by all ages and truly is a family sport, so if you would like to try your hand at bowls why not visit the club on Friday evenings at 6.30 - 9.00 during the season, when coaching will be available.
The club is open from early April until the end of September and visitors are welcome throughout the season.
Badminton Horse Trials take place every May, on the beautiful estate of Badminton House. Visit the website for information on pricing and dates for the upcoming event.
May 6-10, 2020; badminton-horse.co.uk
Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing
The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing takes place each August at Gatcombe Park, home of HRH, the Princess Royal and her family, in one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds. This established and world-respected sporting event has been running for over 35 years, creating a must-have date in the diary for both competitors and general public alike.
August 7-9; festivalofbritisheventing.com