Things to Do in Chipping Campden and the Cotswolds

Aug 31, 2021 | News

There are amazing things to do in Chipping Campden not only this winter but next year into 2022 and beyond. If you have never visited the Cotswolds, then staying with Cotswold Charm in Chipping Campden offers the best chance to get out and about, no matter what the season. You’ll be spoilt for choice of […]

There are amazing things to do in Chipping Campden not only this winter but next year into 2022 and beyond. If you have never visited the Cotswolds, then staying with Cotswold Charm in Chipping Campden offers the best chance to get out and about, no matter what the season. You’ll be spoilt for choice of fabulous things to see and do and with our glorious countryside. There is nowhere better for the perfect Cotswold holiday break than Cotswold Charm. Let’s take a look at some things to do in Chipping Campden whilst you enjoy your Chipping Campden self catering stay with us:

Things to Do in Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden is host to many wonderful events and festivals throughout the year. Here are some of our favourites:

Robert Dover’s Games

One of the favourite things to do in Chipping Campden is Robert Dover’s Games (also known as Dover’s Games to locals), whcih brings to an end a number of festivals. The Games, which began in 1896, are a wonderful family event with a unique torch lit procession, music, old country games such as shin kicking (don’t worry you have to enter), old-fashioned English sports, dancing and more! At the end there is a large bonfire and fireworks with a beautiful view for everyone to see. A truly unique event to the Cotswolds, known internationally.

Scuttlebrook Wake

Following after Dover’s Games, Scuttlebrook Wake starts with a procession and parade passing shops and houses through the High Street. Afterwards the square is filled with entertainment and fun for all including a fare, Morris Dancing, Country Dancing and more. Each year there is also a fancy dress competition, which brings with it a lot of laughter and fun all on its own. Other events include children’s races, prizes, and old-fashioned original playground, and more.

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Open Gardens

If you like your gardening, then visit Chipping Campden during the Open Gardens Weekend. This historical event brings to life the gardens of Chipping Campden with over 20 that participate. It is also an opportunity to explore many of Chipping Campden’s old houses which open up to the public too.

Chipping Campden Literature Festival

The Chipping Campden Literature Festival is a wonderful event which has been growing in stature and popularity throughout the Cotswolds and the UK. The festival offers lively, entertaining and informative events with performance, illustrated talks, lectures, conversation, interviews, discussions and more.

Chipping Campden Music Festival

The Chipping Campden Music Festival is an event which attracts remarkable performing artists, some of who you may recognise. These have included Julian Lloyd Webber, Julius Drake, Tasmin Little, Robert Levin and more.

Find out more about Chipping Campden events and enjoy lots of things to do in Chipping Campden whilst you stay in Chipping Campden.

Top Things to Do in the Cotswolds

As well as things to do in Chipping Campden, there is also a lot you can do in the Cotswolds too from Cotswold Charm. For example, If walking is your joy, get your walking boots on and enjoy the award-winning Cotswolds Walking Festival in beautiful Winchcombe. With four walks to choose from for all abilities – all led by knowledgeable local guides – you’ll be spoilt for choice of which part of the beautiful countryside you want to explore. The festival runs 1 – 3 October. You can also visit our article on Chipping Campden walks.

You will also find a myriad of walks and cycle rides in and around Chipping Campden – start by visiting the Chipping Campden Information Centre to focus your attention.

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The Kingfisher Sculptures

Discover more than twenty stunning new sculptures in the Kingfisher Trail which takes place across the Cotswolds until 3 October. Download the app or map to start your adventure finding the wonderful kingfisher sculptures – all decorated by talented local artists. Don’t miss the flying kingfisher too – who’ll swoop into a new location every fortnight!

Classic Cars

Classic cars to the world’s most elite super and hypercar brands, Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace is an unforgettable celebration of the very best the motoring world has to offer. From the globally renowned Concours d’Elegance to Ladies’ Day you’ll find a car to suit every taste. And on the final day the lawns are open for everyone to enjoy the spectacle. 1 – 5 September.

Moreton Show

Visit the UK’s biggest traditional one-day agricultural show which takes place on Saturday 4 September in 165 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside. Discover the countryside in a day with farming, food and family fun.

Crafts Alive

Crafts Alive features members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen who’ll be selling their unique, handcrafted pieces at the equally unique Rodmarton Manor! Themed around ‘The Lie of the Land’, there’ll be a programme of workshops, talks and demonstrations as well as physical theatre performances, plantsmanship lessons and artisan and gourmet food. It runs from 8 – 12 September. More Info

Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus and its most famous entertainers with a visit the Cotswolds this September. ‘The Hooley’ features fairies, trolls, pixies, and leprechauns as well as music, dancing and Tweedy the Clown! Get ready for a madcap night of magical entertainment!

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Blenheim Palace

Celebrate the new season at its new Autumn Festival held over the last weekend in September and first in October. Discover a green-inspired market, delicious locally-sourced food from around the globe, talks and workshops on the past and future. With plenty of games, a fiendishly difficult adventure competition and dragons to find in the maze, the event promises to be a fun day out for all the family.


The Burford Literary Festival will have a book for your every passion – and an author to excite. Running from 23 – 27 September, this brand-new event brings local residents and visitors together through an inspiring programme featuring more than 40 authors and covering topics and genres ranging from history to politics, the natural world and poets to children’s literature.

Tetbury Annual Music Festival

Tetbury’s Annual Music Festival is the place for you to spoil yourself with the perfect cultural weekend break. Enjoy a range of performances from classical to contemporary, as well as lectures and interviews to learn more about how these great works were written.

Check out what is on for many more events including the Women’s Tour professional cycle race, speciality markets, heritage open days and other Cotswold town festivals.

Book your Autumn stay now and come to chipping Campden and the Cotswolds for the Outstanding Natural Beauty and our 100s of wonderful attractions, shopping experiences, festivals, restaurants, tearooms & more.

We hope you find this article helpful for finding things to do in Chipping Campden and the Cotswolds during your stay.  If you have any questions or would like to know more about things to do in Chipping Campden, then please contact us.

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