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Shakespeare's Birthplace

The diary is intended to serve as a guide only and guests are recommended to check appropriate web sites to ensure that scheduled events have not been changed or cancelled.

  • Broadway Tourist Information Centre 01386 852937

  • Chipping Campden Tourist Information Centre 01386 841206

  • Evesham Tourist Information Centre - tic@almonry.ndo.co.uk

Public Holiday Weekends in England and Wales 2012 - 1/2 January; 6/7/8/9 April; 5/6/7 May; 2/3/4/5 June; 25/26/27 August; 26/27 December.

  • The Cotswolds Voluntary Wardens provide guided walks throughout the year, using their local knowledge to explain the landscape, history, wildlife and local communities of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walks are free of charge but a contribution is gratefully received towards the enhancement of the Cotswolds and restoration of historic features. Visitors wishing to participate in a guided walk should contact a nearby Visitor Information Centre to obtain the current month's programme of walks - or view www.cotswoldsaonb.com

  • Cotswolds gardens open in aid of British Red Cross and NGS - open throughout the year but mainly during spring/summer months - enquire local Information Centre.

  • Chipping Campden guided town walks every Tuesday at 1430 and Thursday at 1000 from 1 June to 29 May until 27 September

  • Chipping Campden Country Market every Friday

General Retail markets at Moreton-in-Marsh (Tuesdays), Chipping Norton (Wednesdays), and Stratford-upon-Avon (Fridays).

January

  • 7 Walk and Talk about 19th century village schoolsfrom Hidcote car park (4 hours)

  • Daily - Meet the Falconer and Hawk Walks

February

  • Snowdrop Season at Rococo Gardens, Painswick (daily) and Colesbourne Park, Cirencester (weekends)

  • 10/12 Cheltenham Folk Festival

  • 23 Circular guided walk Longborough/Blockley (pub lunch)

March

  • 13/14/15/16 National Hunt Festival, Cheltenham Races

  • 10 Hidcote Garden opens for 2012 season NT

  • 14 Hidcote Garden - Seasonal Snippets

  • 20 Circular guided walk (5.5 hours) Longborough, Little Compton, Evenlode, Chastleton (pub lunch)

  • 22Circular guided walk (6 hours) from Dovers Hill, Chipping Campden

  • 26 Hidcote Garden - Plant Doctor

  • 28 Circular guided walk (3 hours) from Stow-on-the-Wold (pub lunch)

  • 31 Walk and Talk (2.5 hours) about old village school at Ilmington (pub lunch)

April

  • Best of Hidcote - skunk cabbage, foxglove tree and magnolias

  • Spring Blossom Trails, Vale of Evesham

  • 1 NGS Abbotswood, Stow-on-the-Wold

  • 6/7 Blenheim Palace Easter Egg Challenge

  • 7/9 Hanbury Easter Gathering

  • 8/9 Hidcote Garden - Easter Egg Extravaganza

  • 9 North Cotswold Hunt Point to Point Chipping Campden

  • 15 Car Boot Sale 0900 Butcher's Arms car park, Mickleton

  • 16 NGS Kiftsgate Court, Chipping Campden

  • 18 Hidcote Garden - seasonal Snippets

  • 21/22 Shakespeare Birthday celebration,

  • Stratford-upon-Avon

  • 22 Cotswold Vale Farmers Point to Point - Andoversord

  • 28/29 British & Midlands Hillclimb, Prestcott Hill

  • British Asparagus Festival, Evesham

  • Shakespear's Birthday Celebrations, Stratford-upon-Avon

  • 28 Guided Walk from Hook Norton (5 hours)

  • 29 NGS Blockley

May

  • Best of Hidcote - tulips, Chinese handkerchief tree, wisteria, giant alliums and lilacs

  • 1-6 Chipping Campden Literary Festival

  • 2 Guided Walk from Old Prison, Northleach (2 hours)

  • 2-7 May - Cheltenham International Jazz Festival

  • 5-7 Blenheim Palace - jousting

  • 6 Guided Walk from Chastleton (4 hours)

  • 8 Guided walk from Chipping campden (6 hours)

  • 9 NGS Daylesford House

  • 10 Guided Walk from Chastleton (2 1/2 hours)10/13 Malvern Spring Show (Horticultural)

  • 18/20 Winchcombe Walking Festival

  • 19 Blenheim Jaguar Enthusiasts

  • 20 NGS Mill Dene, Blockley

  • 22 Guided Walk from Winchcombe (4 1/2 hours)

  • 26/27 La Vie en Bleu, Prescott Hill

  • 27 Guided Walk from Upper Slaughter (2 hours)

  • 30 Guided Walk from Guiting Power (4 1/2 hours)

June

  • Best of Hidcote - old roses and herbaceous borders

  • 1/2 Cotswold Olimpick Games, Chipping Campden

  • 2 Chipping Campden Scuttlebrook Wake

  • 2-5 Jubilee celebrations

  • 5 Mickleton 'The Diamond Yeras' exhibition at St. George's Hall (afternoon)

  • 9/10 Triathlon Event Blenheim Palace

  • 10 Guided Walk and farm Visit from Chipping Norton (5 hours)

  • 13 NGS Campden House, Chipping Campden

  • 14 Guided Walk from Chipping Norton (3 hours)

  • 15 Guided Walk from Guiting Power (4 1/2 hours)

  • 15/17 Three Counties Show Malvern

  • 16 NGS Batsford

  • 16/17 Chipping Campden Open Gardens

  • 17 NGS Stanton nr. Broadway

  • 23/24 Prescott Hill Climb Midsummer Speed Test

  • 27 NGS Eyford House, Upper Slaughter

  • 27 NGS Rockcliffe, Upper Slaughter

  • 27 NGS Snowshill, Broadway

  • 29/1 July - Hidcote Garden picnic Weekend

  • 30-1 July Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival

July

  • Best of Hidcote - herbaceous borders, liles and lacecap hydrangeas

  • 1 Olympic Torch passes through Chipping Campden

  • 1 NGS Sezincote, Moreton-in-Marsh

  • 3 Guided Walk from Chipping Norton (4 1/2 hours)

  • 3 Guided Walk from Hinchwick (2 1/2 hours)

  • 6/8 Evesham Fiver Festival

  • 7 Hidcote Garden - NGS Open Day

  • 12 Guided Walk fro Chipping Norton (5 1/2 hours)

  • 13 Guided Walk from Guiting Power (3 1/2 hours)

  • 14 Blenheim - Battle Proms concert

  • 15 Blenheim - Mini and VW show

  • 21 Guided Walk from Blockley (6 hours)

  • 28 Guided Walk from Bibury (7 hours)

  • 29 Blenheim - pre-50s American Auto Club rally

August

  • Best of Hidcote - tender fuschias, red dahlias and heliotropes

  • 2 Guided Walk from Guiting Power (2 1/2 hours)

  • 3/5 Blenheim - jousting

  • 4/5 Prescott Hill Vintage Sports Cars

  • 5 NGS Bourton House

  • 13 NGS Kiftsgate Court, Chipping Campden

  • 16 Guided Walk from Burford (5 1/2 hours)

  • 18 Blenheim Cycling Festival

  • 18 Hidcote - Overnight Wildlife Watch

  • (booking essential)

  • 22 Guided Walk from Guiting Power (5 1/2 hours)

  • 26/27 Classic Cars at Blenheim Palace

September

  • Best of Hidcote - Japanese anemones and Autumn crocuses

  • 1 Moreton-in-Marsh Agricultural Show

  • 1/2 Prescott Hill Climb, British & Midland Championships

  • 6/9 Blenheim International Horse Trials

  • 6/9 Heritage Days

  • 8-30 Hidcote garden - Sculpture Trail

  • 11 Guided Walk from Bourton-on-the-Water 5 1/2 hours)

  • 23 NGS Icomb Place near Stow-on-the-Wold

  • 23 Blenheim - MGB 50th Anniversary Rally

  • 26 Guided Walk from Stow-on-the-Wold (4 1/2 hours)29/30 Malvern Autumn Show

  • 30 Food and Farming Festival at Cotswold Farm Park

October

  • Best of Hidcote - eye-catching cobaeas, acers and tapestry hedges

  • 6/7 Prescott Hill Climb Classic Cars

  • 12 NGS Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe

  • 22/23 Hidcote garden Apple Weekend NT

  • 29 Hidcote Garden Pumpkin Trail NT

November

  • 12/11-16/12 Blenheim Palace Christmas Festival

  • 16/17/18 Hidcote 'The Enchanted Garden'

  • 18/20 British Craft Fair Blenheim Palace

  • 23/24/25 Hidcote 'The Enchanted Garden'

  • 25 Broadway Christmas Evening No.1

December

  • 2 Broadway Christmas Evening No.2

  • 6 Spirit of Christmas Evening Chipping Campden

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