The Cotswold Olimpicks - Your Questions Answered

Is the Cotswold Olimpicks definitely on this year?


We’ve been grafting pretty hard behind the scenes, raising funds and gathering enough helpers to bring The Games back to Dovers Hill for 2018.

When is it?

Friday 1st June.

What time does it all kick off?

The gates open at 5pm, that’s when all the fun begins. You can enjoy our sideshows, food, music, dance and static displays. Then at 6pm there’s a jousting display in the Main Arena.

Ooh tell us more… What else have you got on?

We think that Dovers' Games is the ultimate Cotswold spectator sport, with something for everyone, but for our full line-up it’s best if you take a look at our event timetable here.

Can I bring my dog?

We are very sorry but due to the nature of the event and the fireworks we can’t allow dogs on the hill.


Oh yes! The firework display lights up the the sky over the Vale shortly after Robert Dover & Endymion Porter escort the Scuttlebrook Queen to light the beacon before the torch-lit procession is led, by the band into the town square for even more merriment and dancing to the live band.

Ah yes, where can I buy my torch for the procession?

On the hill. There will be a stall where you can purchase torches for £3.50.

Can I bring a food onto the hill?

Well yes you can, but we have some mega tasty offerings from local food suppliers this year. The line up looks like this; The Persian Kitchen dishing out authentic eastern kebabs, burritos and burgers created by The Camper Hamper, Trailer Trash cooking up gourmet burgers, premium fish and chips served by The Starchip Enterprise, La Bonne Crepe crafting artisan crepes, traditional Ice Cream from Abigail's Vintage Scoop and hot drinks served from Grouch Coffee.

Can we bring alcohol?

We regret that strictly no alcohol is allowed onto the hill, but after the procession into the town there will be a bar in The Square.

How much is it to get in?

Adult tickets are £6.50