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As a Cotswold Cottage Holiday owner we love to share some of the exciting events happening in our picturesque Cotswold village of Broadway. From creative and cultural events to thrilling showcases of automotive prowess, our quaint corner of the Cotswolds promises experiences for all.

From artistic endeavours to culinary delights to the festive cheer of Christmas shopping, the following events promise to capture the vibrant spirit and timeless charm of Broadway. Whether you're a visitor seeking new experiences or a local eager to embrace community festivities, we extend a warm invitation to join us for an unforgettable year in our beloved village of Broadway.

Looking for accommodation for your stay in the Cotswolds? You can view up-to-date availability at our cottages, read reviews and book direct via the link below: Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday. You can read more on our Places to visit page for more inspiration for your Cotswold holiday.

Experience the Best Events in Broadway Cotswolds

JANUARY

Cheltenham Horse Racing New Year’s Day Event January 1st 2025

Start the New Year in style at the Cheltenham Horse Racing New Year’s Day Event on January 1st, 2025. Experience the thrill of the races amidst the historic grandstands and rolling countryside of Cheltenham. Cheer on your favourite horses as they gallop towards victory in exhilarating contests. With festive atmosphere, delectable refreshments, and electrifying competition, this event is the perfect way to kick off the year with excitement and elegance. Join fellow racing enthusiasts for a day of unforgettable sporting entertainment. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

FEBRUARY

Early bloomers, Snowdrops and Daffodils atBatsfordandWestonbirth Arboretum

In the tranquil embrace of February, Batsford Arboretum and Westonbirt Arboretum burst into a vibrant display of nature's early bloomers, snowdrops and daffodils. As winter's grip begins to wane, these enchanting arboretums transform into a sea of delicate white and golden hues, heralding the arrival of spring. Wander through winding paths lined with these early blossoms, their gentle fragrance filling the air and their petals shimmering with morning dew. The juxtaposition of the pristine snowdrops against the cheerful daffodils creates a captivating tapestry of colours, offering visitors a serene and uplifting experience amidst the awakening landscapes. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

MARCH

Cheltenham Gold Cup Horse Racing Festival March 11th to 14th 2025

Mark your calendars for the pinnacle of horse racing excitement at the Cheltenham Gold Cup Horse Racing Festival. Witness the heart-pounding action as top jockeys and majestic thoroughbreds compete for glory in the prestigious Gold Cup race. Set against the backdrop of Cheltenham's iconic racecourse, from the days of the popular legends, Golden Miller, Best Mate, Dawn Run… this festival is a celebration of skill, speed, and sporting prowess. Join thousands of avid fans for four days of unrivalled racing drama and unforgettable moments. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Easter Events

Cotswold Farm Park Easter Entertainment March 23rd to 14th April

Prepare for an adventure at the Easter Activity Hub, where children can lead the way in activities like Build-a-Bunny and Sand Art, sparking their creativity. Follow the charming Spring Trail or enjoy an array of delightful face paint designs, interact with the farm animals, and indulge in delectable homemade Easter biscuits. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway GWSR Festival of Steam March 29th to 7 April 2024

Childrens Easter Craft Fun Eggstravaganza activities at The GWSR.
please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

APRIL

Cheltenham Horse Racing Event April 17 and 18th 2025

Experience the thrill of Cheltenham Horse Racing Event and immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere as majestic horses and skilled jockeys compete in exhilarating races. From nail-biting sprints to endurance tests, each race promises excitement and drama. Join fellow enthusiasts as you cheer on your chosen steeds and revel in the adrenaline-fueled spectacle. With top-class racing action set against the picturesque backdrop of Cheltenham, this event is a must-attend for both seasoned racing aficionados and newcomers alike. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

MAY

Cheltenham Jazz Festival May 1st to 6th 2024
Ready to experience the rhythmic allure of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival? Set against the charming backdrop of Cheltenham's street, this festival promises a melodic journey through the rich tapestry of jazz music. From the days of the Jazz greats, Django Reinhardt, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, to name but a few, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant performances of both seasoned virtuosos and emerging talents. Whether you're a devoted jazz aficionado or simply drawn to the infectious rhythms, then the Cheltenham Jazz Festival offers an enchanting celebration of this timeless genre. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Cheltenham Horse Racing Hunter Chase Racing 3rd May 2024

A race meeting that allows amateur riders and trainers to compete together for the ultimate dream of winning at the Cheltenham Racecourse, the Home of Jump racing with seven fiercely fought Hunter chases. please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival May 8th to 11th 2025

Indulge in the floral splendour of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Malvern, this festival is a paradise for garden enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Wander through stunning displays of vibrant blooms, marvel at intricate garden designs, and seek inspiration from expert horticulturists. From charming cottage gardens to innovative urban landscapes, immerse yourself in the beauty of springtime flora and embrace the enchanting spirit of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

GWSR Festival of Steam May 25th to 27th 2024

Step back in time and experience the nostalgia of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway Festival of Steam. Journey through the scenic countryside, the Stanway Viaduct, aboard vintage steam trains, and relish the rhythmic chug of the locomotive and the billowing steam against the backdrop of rolling hills. Immerse yourself in the bygone era of rail travel as you explore historic stations, marvel at meticulously restored engines, and indulge in the timeless charm of steam-powered locomotion. For accommodation, including price and availability please, visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

JUNE

The Great Broadway Paint Off 2024 - Sunday, June 2, 2024

Kicking off the summer season with a burst of creativity, The Great Broadway Paint Off beckons artists of every age and skill level to showcase their talents on canvas. Set against the backdrop of our charming village streets, this event transforms Broadway into an outdoor gallery, brimming with colour and inspiration. This is a very popular event that attracts both professional and amateur artists. Judges in 2024 will be renowned artist Hazel Soan and Festival Artist in Residence Claire Watson, who will walk the village to give the artists feedback and tips during the day. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Cheltenham Science Festival June 4th to 9th 2024

Embark on a voyage of discovery at the Cheltenham Science Festival and delve into the wonders of the universe. Unravel the mysteries of the natural world, and explore cutting-edge innovations shaping our future. Engage with leading scientists, participate in captivating demonstrations, and ignite your imagination through interactive exhibits. From mind-bending experiments to thought-provoking discussions, this festival promises to spark fascination and inspire a deeper understanding of the world around us. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Broadway Cotswold Ferrari Owners Club Sunday 9th, June 2024 10.30am to 3.00pm For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

GWSR Real Ale and Steam Festival June 14th to 16th 2024

Savour the flavour at the GWSR Real Ale Festival. Set amidst the scenic backdrop of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, this festival celebrates the art of brewing with a delightful array of real ales. Sample a diverse selection of craft beers and travel by steam train to either Winchcombe or Toddington stations, a varied selection is offered at either station, the beers, brewed with passion and precision by local artisans. Immerse yourself in the convivial atmosphere, mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts, and raise a glass to the rich tradition of real ale brewing.For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

JULY

Cheltenham Music Festival July 6th to 13th 2024

Experience the harmonious melodies and captivating performances at the Cheltenham Music Festival. Set against the backdrop of Cheltenham's historic venues, this festival showcases a diverse range of musical genres and talents. From classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of musical expression. Whether you're a seasoned aficionado or a curious newcomer, the Cheltenham Music Festival offers an unforgettable journey through the universal language of music. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

GWSR Diesel Gala July 12th to 14th 2024

Get ready for a locomotive extravaganza at the GWSR Diesel Gala. Experience the power and elegance of diesel locomotives as they take centre stage at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Marvel at the sleek designs and impressive engineering of these historic machines. With special exhibitions, thrilling rides, and opportunities to meet railway enthusiasts, this gala promises an exhilarating weekend for train aficionados of all ages. All aboard for a journey through railway history! For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

AUGUST

Broadway Car Show 2024 - Saturday, August 17 & Sunday 18th, 2024

Rev your engines and prepare for a day of automotive splendour at the Broadway Car Show. From sleek supercars to timeless classics and vintage sports cars, this event is a paradise for car enthusiasts and casual admirers alike. Stroll through rows of meticulously maintained vehicles and indulge in your passion for all things automotive. Saturday will be dedicated to showcasing modern supercars, promising an exhilarating display of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Morgans, and Aston Martins. On Sunday, the focus is on classic sports cars and prestigious marques from the pre-1970 era. But that's not all! The weekend will also feature a vibrant car parade winding through the village streets, tasty food offerings on the green, music, and an abundance of other exciting activities to keep you entertained. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

SEPTEMBER

Broadway Horticultural & Craft Show - Saturday, September 14, 2024

Embrace the beauty of craftsmanship and creativity at the Broadway Horticultural & Craft Show. Set against the backdrop of the scenic Village Green, this event celebrates the talents of local artisans, and includes a lovely display of locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants, plus baked goods, jams and craft items. Admire stunning floral displays, marvel at intricate handicrafts, and celebrate the talents of our local artisans. With competitions, demonstrations, and plenty of stalls to explore, it's a delightful day out for the whole family. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Broadway Food Festival - Sunday, September 15, 2024

Embark on a culinary journey at the Broadway Food Festival, where our village green transforms into a gastronomic paradise. Sample artisanal cheeses, savour gourmet chocolates, and delight in freshly baked goods, all showcasing the rich flavours of the Cotswolds. There is also a marquee with a selection of demonstrations taking place throughout the day. This year they have widened the scope for stalls and include specialist/artisan producers of food, drink or kitchenware who either supply, or would like to supply, outlets in the village. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

OCTOBER

Cheltenham Literature Festival October 4th to 13th 2024

Dive into the captivating world of literature at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Nestled in the heart of Cheltenham, this festival celebrates the written word with a vibrant tapestry of author talks, readings, and literary discussions. Engage with renowned writers, explore diverse genres, and discover new literary treasures amidst the enchanting atmosphere of this esteemed event. Whether you're a seasoned bibliophile or an aspiring wordsmith, the Cheltenham Literature Festival offers an enriching experience for all lovers of literature. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Cheltenham Horse Racing The Showcase Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2024

The meeting showcases the sport of horse racing, giving racegoers the chance to learn about different racehorse ownership experiences as well as special Q&A sessions with many racing greats. please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

GWSR Autumn Showcase October 26th to 27th 2024

Embrace the enchanting beauty of autumn at the GWSR Autumn Showcase. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, this showcase invites guests to revel in the vibrant colours and crisp air of the season. Marvel at the majestic steam engines as they chug through the golden countryside, offering nostalgic journeys through a landscape transformed by autumnal splendour. With special events and scenic excursions, this showcase promises a memorable celebration of Autumn. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

NOVEMBER

Late Night Christmas Shopping in Broadway November Friday 29th and December Friday 6th 2024

As the Christmas holiday season approaches, immerse yourself in the festive tradition of Broadway Christmas Market 2024. On the last Friday in November and the first Friday in December, our village streets come alive with festive cheer. Browse quaint boutiques, sip mulled wine, and soak up the merry atmosphere with all the twinkling Christmas lights as you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Cheltenham Horse Racing The November Meeting Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November 2024

Featuring the Highlight on Saturday, The Paddy Power Gold Cup, here is something for everyone at Cheltenham, the Home of Jump Racing.please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

DECEMBER

Late Night Christmas Shopping in Broadway December Friday 6th 2024

The second weekend of the festive tradition of Broadway Christmas Market 2024. On the last Friday in November and the first Friday in December, our village streets come alive with festive cheer. Browse quaint boutiques, sip mulled wine, and soak up the merry atmosphere with all the twinkling Christmas lights as you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

Cheltenham Horse Racing The Christmas Meeting Friday 13th to Saturday 14th November 2024

With the festive season about to enter the home straight, The Christmas Meeting brings two days of joy and excitement for all, with the highlight of The Christmas racing calendar and kick starts the festive sporting season. please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

GWSR Mince Pie Special Festival December 27th 2024 to January 1st 2025

Celebrate the holiday season with a festive treat at the GWSR Mince Pie Special Festival. Step aboard the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway for a delightful journey through the winter wonderland of the Cotswolds. Savour the warmth of freshly baked mince pies as you glide through picturesque landscapes aboard vintage steam trains. With seasonal decorations, jovial entertainment, and scenic vistas, this festival offers a magical experience for all ages to cherish. For accommodation, including price and availability, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page.

We will be adding more events on a rolling basis throughout the year, so make sure to check back on this page regularly. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to our corner of the Cotswolds, for the culture, creativity, and camaraderie. To view up-to-date availability at our cottages, read the latest reviews and to book direct, please visit our ‘Book a Cotswold Cottage Holiday’ page. Also you can read our Places to visit page for more inspiration for your Cotswold holiday.