The Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2016

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This is the second time we’ve ventured to the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and we loved it this time too. It has such a lovely atmosphere and so much yummy smelling food. I thought I’d just share a few photos from our visit this year….

Loads of yummy food stalls, from kangaroo and buffalo burgers, to Indian street food, Mexican, Carvery, Pizza, Crepes and more…. Most tastes are catered for!?

Of course there are a few bars too. I loved this huge tent with bunting!


It’s got such a lovely set up: these huge tulips adorned the sides of the Bottle Green area:


This is the main area: it has picnic benches, and loads of room for picnic blankets too. There is a lovely atmosphere, music drifting from the tents as well as chatting, laughing…. Something every mummy looks for: and lots of buggys, so you know it really is family friendly!


The big tent….


I have to of course include a photo of H clapping and dancing away to the music. Yes, even toddlers appreciate live jazz!


I really recommend a visit if you’re in the area. Both Cheltenham and the festival site itself are really good for families. There are even family and children events at the Jazz Festival and a play park in the Montpellier Gardens, where the festival is located. Mummy and daddy are also well catered for as there is so many food and drink tents, and even a coffee tent. In saying that, Montpellier Gardens has a Garden Cafe which is a permanent building with loads of outdoor seating and plenty of space for picnics, conveniently situated right beside the play park. It has lots of high chairs too #mummywin!

The Cheltenham Festival is on this year from 27th April until 2nd May. There are lots of amazing performances you can pay for, including Jamie Cullum (wish we had a babysitter!), but, there is also lots for free. There is free music in the ‘Montpellier Woods’ area which has picnic benches and loads of space, as well as on the Free Stage (located in the main area next to the coffee tent.

I definitely, 100% recommend a visit to Cheltenham and the Jazz Festival.

Have you been before? Do you have any tips?
Lynne x

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    Emma Lofthouse-Burch
    May 3, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    It looks fab, sadly we are too far away! #triedtested

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    Kate Fever
    May 4, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I wish we lived a bit closer, this looks like a wonderful family day out! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    Crummy Mummy
    May 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve never been before but have always wanted to – love the bunting in the bar! #bestandworst
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    helen gandy
    May 4, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Oh wow, this looks fab! Love the sound of all of the food, mmm mmm!! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst
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    Helena
    May 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Cheltenham having been a student at the University there. I didn’t take advantage of the Jazz Festival though. I think I should have gone now I’ve read your post. #bestandworst
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    Briony
    May 5, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    That looks like a really lovely day out, it’s great that there’s plenty of free music too. #thebabyformula

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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    May 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Ah wow this looks like a great day out! I love music so I bet this was fab! xx #thebabyformula

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    laura dove
    May 5, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Wow this looks FAB! We have never been to Cheltenham let alone to the jazz festival, it’s a long way from us but I would love to go!! It sounds great and your pictures are lovely, glad you had a good time! #TheBabyFormula
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    Bridget (Bridie By The Sea)
    May 6, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Wow this has just reminded me how long it’s been since I’ve been to a festival…a bit far for us but I love Cheltenham! It sounds like a lovely day out and fab pics too – thanks for hosting #thebabyformula Lovely to join this linky finally after a couple of weeks of getting the days wrong lol! xx
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    Mum in Brum
    May 7, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Ah I used to live in Cheltenham – in Montpellier and do miss all of the festivals! It’s such a lovely vibe and great for families. The festivals in Birmingham all seem a little too hectic to get to – but we really must venture out to events like these more often. xx #bestandworst
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      newmummy
      May 12, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      They are lovely, we mean to go to them all but never manage. If you do make it, let me know and we could even meet up x

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    Colette
    May 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    It looks like a lovely day out.
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x
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    Lucy Dorrington
    May 10, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    This looks fun. Always helpful to find family-friendly festivals! #TriedTested

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