Monday 24 February 2020

10 Gloucestershire events made even better when you get there by bus

Kick off 2020 and plan a trip to one of Gloucestershire's biggest events, all with the help of Stagecoach West.

Plan your next day out with one of Gloucestershire’s biggest events of 2020.

About the sponsor – Stagecoach West

Stagecoach West is one of the leading bus companies in Gloucestershire. Featuring onboard WiFi on most busses and contactless payment, Stagecoach West offers a great way to explore the county and beyond.

With fantastic value explorer tickets available, Stagecoach West’s handy Journey Planner tool is great for organising your next day out.

For more information or to plan a journey, visit

1. Gloucester Rugby matches 2020

Catch all the biggest 2020 rugby games at Gloucester Rugby’s home ground, Kingsholm Stadium. Even better, forget about trying to find a parking space or being the designated driver as Stagecoach West’s buses take you right to the stadium.

2. Cheltenham Races in 2020

Head to Cheltenham for some world-class horse racing and don’t miss a minute of the action for this year’s racing season.

Avoid the queues for parking, hefty prices and having to hold back on the booze as Stagecoach West’s service takes you straight to the racecourse so you can enjoy a tipple or two.

3. Cheltenham Festivals in 2020

Putting Gloucestershire on the map and bringing some of the biggest names to town, Cheltenham Festivals include the jazz, music, science and literature festivals.

With alfresco bars, free around-town events and a jam-packed programme, Stagecoach West buses offer a great alternative to paying for parking or not being able to enjoy a cheeky cocktail or two.

4. Stroud Farmers’ Market

Get ready to fill your boots, or rather your stomach, with delicious local foodie treats at Stroud Farmers’ Market. With Stagecoach West’s 66 service taking you to Stroud town centre, why not make a day of it with a scrumptious lunch at Fat Toni’s Stroud or Simpsons Fish and Chips?

5. Wychwood Festival 2020

Great for the whole family, Wychwood Festival draws in flocks of festival goers every year. Held at Cheltenham Racecourse, the festival runs across the May Spring Bank Holiday, with previous line ups including Scouting For Girls and ABC.

For those that just fancy a day at the festival, enjoy a cider or two and catch a Stagecoach West to and from the venue.

6. Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival 2020

A real highlight in Gloucester’s calendar, the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival treats music lovers to a host of intimate gigs, live music and festival fun across the city.

Stagecoach West buses run to and from Gloucester to surrounding towns so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic or finding a parking space.

7. Witcombe Cider Festival 2020

Celebrating all things cider, Witcombe Festival brings the best booze, music and live entertainment to Gloucester every August bank holiday weekend.

With previous headliners including Plan B, Dizzie Rascal and Faithless, the festival is the perfect place to enjoy a tipple or two and get the bus home.

8. Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta 2020

Brightening up the sky, Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta will be returning for another year in 2020. Kicking off with the Big Balloon Fiesta on the Saturday, followed by the Family Fun Day on the Sunday, the two-day event is easily accessible by Stagecoach Bus.

9. Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2020

Raise your swords, Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is back for another year where visitors can witness a thrilling re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury and a parade through the town.

Stagecoach West busses run to Tewkesbury town centre regularly, meaning it’s easy to access the festival without bothering to find parking.

10. Cirencester Food Festival 2020

Feast on foodie delights at Cirencester Food Festival 2020, when it returns to the town centre. With delicious tasters on offer, local produce and some Gloucestershire boozy beverages too, get the bus with Stagecoach West and enjoy a cheeky tipple or two.

To plan a journey to any of Gloucestershire’s biggest events, visit

© SoGlos
Wednesday 15 January 2020

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