Cheltenham Races April Meeting is 16th & 17th April - The crowds may be smaller at this meeting than in March, but with the sport on the track still raising the pulse this is a wonderful opportunity to get even closer to the action. The April Meeting is usually blessed by springtime sunshine too.
After racing on Wednesday, one of the most important National Hunt bloodstock sales of the year takes place in the Centaur. Future stars often change hands at this sale, which has produced record breaking turnover in recent years.
The Gustav Holst Museum
Gustav Holst Museum is just around the corner from Portland Apartments - The Regency terrace house where Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets was born in 1874. The story of the man and his music is told alongside a fascinating display of personal belongings including his piano. The museum is also a fine period house showing the upstairs downstairs way of life in times past, including a working Victorian kitchen and laundry, elegant Regency drawing room and charming Edwardian nursery.
Cheltenham Design Festival
Come and hear some of the nation's most exciting creatives, including Morag Myerscough, Jim Sutherland, Tom Roope and D&AD President Laura Jordan Bambach. Throughout the day you’ll discover what is really going on in the creative world and witness some of the finest work being created in Britain today. Get excellent advice on how to make it in the industry and share ideas with the design community at this year’s Cheltenham Design Festival.
Flora and Fauna At Westonbirt
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum near Tetbury, is one of the most spectacular tree gardens in the world, with more than 3,000 different tree and shrub species covering 600 acres all providing the perfect outdoors setting as Spring arrives.
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
In her first UK appearance since 2006, legendary vocalist Roberta Flack comes to this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Her unparalleled ability to blend pop, soul, folk and jazz has firmly rooted her as one of the greatest songstresses of all time, with countless chart hits and millions of records sold world-wide.
In one of only two UK performances this year, the multi-Grammy Award winning singer will treat the Cheltenham audience to an evening of classics, including Killing Me Softly with His Song, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, and Feel Like Makin’ Love.
If you are visiting Cheltenham and need somewhere to stay, then Portland Apartments are the perfect solution, offering luxurious serviced accommodation within a landmark Grade 2 listed building, located in the cultural and historic Regency Cheltenham Spa at the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds. The lavishly appointed apartments present a refreshing alternative to a 5 star central hotel in Cheltenham, offering a home-from-home for business or pleasure.