Muddy Stilettos Guide to October 2018

Great things to do in The Cotswolds in October 2018

Bowood Italian Wine Dinner, Bowood House, Calne, Thurs 11 Oct

Enjoy the deliciousness of Italian cuisine at beautiful Bowood, along with a specially selected variety of wines. 





An Inspector Calls, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Fri 12 Oct

After a sell-out season at the West End, the hit play comes to Cheltenham. J B Priestley’s thriller is famous for its power and brilliant script, and that’s as clear as ever in this brilliant adaptation. 

An Inspector Calls




Family Fun Day, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Sat 13 Oct

If you’ve any budding actors in your family they’ll love this day out behind the scenes at the Wyvern, with loads of family activities including back stage tours, live music and crafts. Plus, it’s free! 

Family Funday




Beaudesert Autumn Fair, Beaudesert Park School, Minchampton, Sat 13 Oct

This fantastic event has raised £90,000 for local charities over the many years it has been running, and for good reason – there are over 30 stalls selling accessories, homewares, ceramics, vintage goods and plenty of other gorgeous goodies!






Wedding Showcase, Bowood House, Calne, Sat 13 Oct

The stunning Bowood House is a dream location for any bride-to-be looking for her perfect fairytale wedding. 





Shamanic Meditation for Empowerment and Presence with Kate Dineen, Stroud Yoga Space, Stroud, Sun 14 Oct

This approach to meditation focuses on breath work, gentle exercises and empowering the body’s energy. Although different to usual methods, it is deeply rooted in Andean tradition. 

Stroud Yoga Space




Sunday Cinema Club, Whatley Manor, Sun 14 Oct & Wed 31 Oct

14thOct – The first Sunday Cinema Club of the month brings the ultimate action movie – Mission Impossible: Fallout. Watch Tom Cruise race against time and perform against all the odds. Comfy seats, popcorn and a three-course lunch/dinner is part of the package.

31st Oct – Feel like doing something fancy for the spooky season? Catch Halloween movie The Birds and dinner before the show. Disclaimer: Popcorn may end up all over the floor/seat/half way across the cinema… 

Sunday Cinema




Wedding Open Day, Grittleton House, Chippenham, Sun 14 Oct

With its beautiful interiors, sweeping staircases and stunning Italian sunken gardens, this privately owned country mansion in the Cotswolds can be yours for a day….Um, yes please! Check out its elegance for yourself at Grittleton House’s Wedding Open Day and you’ll even get a complimentary glass of fizz and canapes to snaffle. There will be plenty of recommended suppliers to meet too… 

Grittleton House




Chef Experience, Greenway Hotel & Spa, Shurdington, Wed 17 Oct

If you love to cook up a storm in the kitchen, this one-off cooking class is right up your alley. Work alongside the head chef of Greenway Hotel, learn new techniques, knife skills and prepare your own lunch to enjoy. 

The Greenway




Arch House Deli Cheese and Wine Evening, Avery’s Cellar, Bristol, Thurs 18 Oct

Avery’s Cellar has selected their favourite cheese and wine pairings for you to enjoy in an intimate evening in their beautiful wine cellars. With 6 different cheeses and wine you’re bound to find a new favourite to stock your wine rack with. 





Chris Ramsey Live, Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, Thurs 18 Oct

Award winning comedian Ramsay regales us with hilarious tales and anecdotes. The last time he toured the area tickets got snapped up before I could sneeze, so move quick if you’re keen for a night packed full of giggles. 

Chris Ramsey Live




Halloween Land, Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham, Thurs 18 Oct to Wed 31 Oct

Pick your very own pumpkin to carve at home, plus face painting, a spooky maze and a haunting phantomime. 

Halloween Land




Ben Cipolla Live, The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat, Fri 19 Oct

Fresh from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival stage, Ben Cipolla performs at The Wheatsheaf for an intimate evening of jazz and wood-fired pizza. It’s the perfect winter treat. 

Ben Cipolla Live




Chunky Blanket Arm Knitting Workshop, Meggie’s Gifts, Stow-on-the-Wold, Thurs 25 Oct

Join Courtney of The Chunky Needle LIVE at Meggie’s Gifts and Lifestyle for an introduction to chunky arm knitting. Complete beginners welcome! 

Arm Knitting




Charity Fashion Show, OSO Boutique, Rose & Crown Hotel, Harnham, Sun 28 Oct

This wonderful event is raising money for the Stars Appeal who dedicate their efforts to buying MRI scanners. Customers will strut their stuff down the catwalk to show off OSO Boutique’s new Winter/Autumn collection. Plus, cream tea will be on offer. 

Oso Boutique




Jazz Sundays, Gilmore & Jazz, Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Sun 28 Oct

Return to the 30’s with guitar duo Gilmore & Jazz and their take on jazz with a Latin twist. Nothing is quite as classy as listening to jazz whilst drinking champagne and eating a three-course meal in the surroundings of a grand 18th century manor… 

Whatley Manor




Bowood’s Happy Halloween, Bowood House, Calne, Tues 30 Oct to Wed 31 Oct

Bring the whole family to Bowood House for a scare-free Halloween. Kids can get stuck into arts and crafts or take a tour around the gardens and admire the decorations. If that doesn’t tempt them, I bet you the promise of plenty of candy will. 





Fright Night, Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham, Wed 31 Oct

Not for the faint of heart, as you get ready to tiptoe your way through the terrifying maze. No little ones allowed to this one – it’s 12+ only. 

Fright Night at The Cotswold Farm Park




Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Swindon, to Sat 1 Dec

Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition – the Art and Conflict collection reflects six artists’ interpretations of war and conflict, all from the Swindon collection of Modern British Art. It’s a bit of culture before the silly season! 

Art and Conflict