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Welcome to The Suffolks news and events page. Our aim is to keep you up to date with what is going on in The Suffolks area of Cheltenham.  To keep up to date with all the action; bookmark this page, like us on Facebook or Follow us Twitter.

Suffolks Christmas Market 2017


Over 90 Market Stalls featuring Arts & Craft, Designers & Makers, Vintage, Food & Drink.  Our usual maSuffolks Christmas Market 2017rket will will be enhanced by Danters Fun Fair, Thomas Trilbey Children's Entertainer, Choirs Carol Singing, Jazz Buskers, Father Christmas will be at The Daffodil – a perfect family day out.

The variety, mix and quality found in The Suffolks shops and stalls in the market offer the perfect solution for Christmas shopping. The bars and restaurants of the area will be open for lunch and refreshments throughout the day, and there will be Street Food available in the market – and Mulled Wine to keep the winter chill out.

The Suffolks Traders have nominated Maggie's Cancer Care Centre, Cheltenham for the day, who will have a stall in Grt Norwood St., selling goodies and raffle tickets.  Catherine of ReVamp ReCycle Boutique is doing her extremely popular 'Fill a Bag for a Fiver' on the day for Maggie's too.  Look out for Maggie's Choir performing carols.  

Suffolks Market : Sunday 29th Ocotber 11am to 4pm


To celebrate Harvest we are launching our Food Market area – there will be Butcher, Bakers, Jams & Preserves, Gin, Cheese Maker, Cordials, Recipes, Wine, Pies, Sweets, Deli, Dips. Find this area at the end of Suffolks Square.  The market has over 80 stalls featuring Arts & Craft, Designers & Makers, Vintage, Food & Drink with a strong emphasis on local.  The market is set within the shopping area of The Suffolks, most of whom will be spilling out in to the street to join in the day.

As Halloween is so near we hope to see youngsters in Fancy Dress, Trick or Treating their way around the shops and market – look out for the Trick or Treat poster to find those joining in.  

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Events for 2017

Our Sunday Markets are back!  The first for 2017 is on the 30th April, and because it coincides with the Cheltenham Jazz Festival we are adding Jazz Fringe to the day.  There will be market stalls featuring Designers & Makers, Arts & Crafts, Food, Vintage, Street Food and the popular 'Toe in the Water' pitches showcasing new entrepreneurs.  There will be Jazz in the street and in the bars and restaurants – The Retreat, The Daffodil, Bar 50, The Beehive.  A full program will be announced soon. 

The Suffolks Christmas Fair & Carols

Sunday 4th December 11am – 6pm


Our annual Christmas Fair & Carol singing is almost here.  The Fair will have over 80 Market Stalls featuring Arts & Crafts, Designers & Makers, Food, Vintage & Street Food.  We are confident that Father Christmas will be joining us on the day.  Cheltenham College Junior School are bringing their choir to lead the carol singing at 4pm, and there will be carols in the street from 3pm. Thomas Trilby, children's entertainer is doing two shows in the afternoon and Danters Fun Fair are joining us for the day.  The fair will line the streets along Suffolk Parade from Grt Norwood St to Montpellier Terrace.  Our chosen charity for 2016 is Maggie's Cancer Care Centre, Cheltenham will be running the raffle stall, the fabulous prizes all donated by The Suffolks' Traders.  The Carol  Song Sheets & Candles are being sold to raise money for Cheltenham Open Door. Live music will complete the day.

And don't forget, all the wonderful shops, bars & restaurants of The Suffolks are there to be visited too!



Cirencester March hare coming to The Suffolks

The Suffolks are giving one of Cirencester's March Hares a home from March to September in 2017.


The Hares are decorated by artist & designers, each one gloriously individual and different, rather like our Suffolks shops, bars & restaurants. The Hares are featured on a map, which will have young & old searching throughout Glorious Gloucestershire to see them up close. 

Trompe l’oeil Art

The Suffolks Traders Association were introduced to the idea of putting Trompe l’oeil art on buildings in The Suffolks by Adrian Phillips.

Please follow this link which tells you a little more about this exciting project, that we hope will soon be on display on a building near you.


The Suffolks August Sunday Market

Our next Sunday Market is the August Bank Holiday weekend – on the Sunday (not the Monday!!!) Following the sucess of our Suffolks Souk in 2014, we have been working on our Sunday Market diary.  There will be Arts & Crafts, Vintage & Street Food.  Our 'Toe in the Water' pitches are aimed at young Designers & Makers and Debut Entrepreneurs. The Suffolks' Traders will be spilling out of their shops to join in the fun. There will be Buskers to entertain you, Street Food, Bars & Cafes to fill you up, and a wonderful eclectic mix of goods & produce to tempt you.

This Sunday Market has all the style & atmosphere you expect from the Suffolks.   


Location : The Suffolks, Cheltenham GL50 2AB

Date: Sunday 28th August 2016

Times : 11am to 4pm

Parking : Free in The Bath Road Shoppers Car Park.

Weather : Warm & Sunny! 

Let's Reclaim our Streets!

Date for your diary:  Next Sunday Market Sunday 30th October.

The Suffolks Street Fair 2016

The Annual Suffolk’s Street Fair is just around the corner, this year’s event will be held on Monday 30th May 10am to 5pm.  

Market stalls, live music, children’s entertainment, street food, fun fair – all shops, bars and cafes of The Suffolk’s.  Join us for a great free fun day out!

To keep up to date with all the latest goings on head over to our Facebook page 


The Suffolks Christmas Market & Carol Singing

Sunday 6th December 11am to 5pm

This year we are having a large Christmas Market, which will run from Grt Norwood St, right along Suffolk Parade to Montpellier Terrace.  There will be over 60 stalls, Father Christmas, Silver Bands, Buskers & Dancers, Street Food.

Our Carol Singing event is moving to Sunday 6th December.  Cheltenham College Junior & Senior Schools Choirs will be leading the singing from 4pm.

Our nominated charity this year is Cheltenham Open Door, who will be running the 'Soup Kitchen' on the day, the Raffle Stall and selling the Candles & Carol Song Sheets.

Come join in the fun.

The Suffolks Street Fair

The Annual Suffolks Street Fair is just around the corner, this years event will be held on Monday 25th May 10am to 5pm.  

Market stalls, live music, childrens entertainment, street food, fun fair – all shops, bars and cafes of The Suffolks.  Join us for a great free fun day out!

To keep up to date with all the latest goings on head over to our Facebook page 

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