What is The Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival?

Across 7 days from the 9th – 15th September, you will have the chance to access a wide variety of fitness Classes, Health and Wellness Services, Talks from leading experts, Workshops and Events. Get ready to be inspired, get educated and feel revitalised. Whether it’s trying a new fitness class, finding an activity group, seeking support on a health issue, achieving more balance, or to simply indulge, the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival will open the doors to give you the chance to explore every area of health and wellness on your doorstep.

Why is CWF happening?

Despite well-being trends increasing, government research shows that as a nation, we are still facing country-wide concerns for future health and well-being. The CWF aims to motivate change by building a supportive community to encourage greater physical activity, mental support and access to health advice and services in the local area.

Advance ticket purchase?

All Active Pass tickets, Workshop and Events as well as talks and seminars are to be booked in advance via our website here. We recommend early booking so you don’t miss out.

How can I join in?

You can take part in our Active pass sessions by purchasing an Active pass here, or attend one of our events or talks by booking your tickets through our website (link here).

What is an Active Pass?

The Active Pass provides an exciting programme of fitness and movement classes that will give you the chance to sample Cheltenham’s best workouts and studios, as well as some exciting festival exclusives. Whether you’re looking to push yourself to new limits, stretch and tone, or move your body in different ways, we have partnered with over 20 fitness clubs, private trainers and studios across Cheltenham guaranteed to raise the heart rate.

Do I need to book class sessions?

Yes. We have limited availability so we strongly advice you pre-book your Active Pass sessions in advance.

Are there walk up sessions?

There will be some walk-in sessions provided which will be announced nearer to the event in September.

Who are the speakers and talks?

CWF has curated a unique line-up of experts and speakers across the festival. Our full list of talent and speakers can be found here

What workshops will be running and where?

Our programme of exciting Workshops and Events brings together the very best practitioners, experts, retailers, restaurants, bars, cafes and brands from across Cheltenham. There will be a wide range of exclusive experiences, a chance to learn new skills, and to hear from some of your local experts. Our full schedule of workshops and events will be available soon.

How much does it cost?

A Class Pass costs £21.00 whilst our workshops, events, talks and seminars start from £10 per person up to £110.00 for the more luxurious experiences.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

There may be some availability left on the day, but book early to avoid disappointment.

Will there be any free events?

Yes. There will be a selection of free events available to book and some walk-up tickets available. See our Workshops and Events section for details.

Are there any age restrictions?

Each individual event will detail any age restrictions at this year’s festival. All event content is bespoke to its subject and therefore may not be suitable for certain age ranges. Please check for details. In addition, the Active Pass is only open to people age 18+ and each and every participant will need to sign a health and safety form on arrival at the specific studio.

What’s the location?

We have a host of venue partners, studios and sessions being held across Cheltenham detailed on each specific event or class schedule. Please refer to the listing for details.

What are the opening times?

Events will run from Mon-Sun. Each event start and end time will vary. Please see schedules for details.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

You may bring food and drinks to your Active Class sessions and water to any workshops, events and seminars, but no food must be consumed in the talks and seminar theatres.

What if I can't take part on the day?

All tickets are non-refundable or transferable.

What if I need to cancel my ticket?

Please refer to See tickets terms and conditions for their cancellation policy.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket?

Please ensure that you bring a copy of your ticket to your event digitally or in print.

What do I wear?

Individual studios will specify what you must wear for the Active Pass sessions. For talks and seminars there is no dress code.

Will there be showers and changing rooms?

The individual Active Partners will have their own facilities. Please refer to their individual websites for details.

Will I have to sign a consent form?

Yes. Each participant in our Active Pass sessions will be required to sign a consent form at the point of arrival to your session. Please speak to your studio for more details.

Does the venue have wheelchair access?

Each venue will have different restrictions. Our core talks and seminars all have wheelchair access. Active Class Partners will need to be contacted directly for details.

Do I need to bring cash?

For some events it is advisable to bring cash should you wish to purchase goods on the day.

Your security and safety

Your security and safety during the event are our priority. We work closely with every venue and local authority in the development of plans for our events. Customer Service staff may approach you to assist you outside, at entry or inside the event Staff will be clearly able to be identified As a visitor, you are able to record your own visit to the event, for your personal use, but we ask you to respect the privacy of other visitors who may not want to be filmed.

Can I get my business involved?

There are a number of ways businesses across Cheltenham, the Cotswolds and further afield can get involved, by offering content, locations, speakers or sponsorship in the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival. For details please send us your enquiry via our enquiry form here.

I want to sponsor an event

Commercial sponsorship will offer the opportunity to enhance the individual events and experience within the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival as well as raise the profile of your brand across the community. We invite you to contact us on hello@cheltenhamwellbeingfestival.com for further details of how and what areas you can sponsor.

How do I become a partner?

The CWF is working with local business and entrepreneurs across the town who seek to improve and/or highlight the importance of wellbeing within their organisations and to the public. If you have an idea for an event, wish for your business to be a partner, or would like to get involved in other ways, please contact Alex on alex@cheltenhamwellbeingfestival.com.

How do I become a speaker?

Experts from each sector of the event can apply to become keynote speakers or leaders as part of the schedule of classes, talks and seminars. To be a speaker at this or future year’s events, please contact us at hello@cheltenhamwellbeingfestival.com

I am a member of the press and would like to cover the event

We would love to work with you to cover the CWF. Please get in touch with our Team for more details alex@curiousevents.co

Who are CWF’S charity partners?

The Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival founders believe that wellbeing should be accessible to all. The team are passionate about making a difference and individually believe that wellbeing is about community, people and the environment in which we live. We want to give back and in doing so, support local charities and causes to make a change. See this year’s charities here

Is the CWF A sustainable event?

The Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival is committed to sustainability. Through all of our practices, we will work to ensure all events and activities meet our code of sustainability.