Campden is blessed with many community organisations and groups that bring people together for a wide variety of activities of common interest.
Campden Business Forum promotes businesses in Chipping Campden to the local community and visitors alike via its website and social media.
In addition, the Forum manages annual awards for business and young entrepreneurs, celebrating excellence in the local commercial world, and encouraging the next generation of business-people via the young entrepreneurs awards.
The Campden Society's remit is to stimulate interest in and ensure the highest quality of Chipping Campden and the surrounding area’s built and natural environment paying particular attention to architecture, planning, sustainability and biodiversity. The charity owns and manages Wolds End Orchard as a traditional orchard for the benefit of the community.
Chipping Campden History Society (CCHS) aims to involve people of all ages in understanding and enjoying the history of Campden and surrounding villages through a programme of meetings, talks, outings, research and exhibitions.
The Library. As well as providing a full library service, they also offer an “Ask Us Anything” facility. From quick enquiries to in-depth research, you can ask any question. They will either help you in-house or direct you to the specialist Ask Us team via the website below. Things like Consumer Advice from Which, Growth Hub help for businesses, Fame Business Reports, Government Information & Legislation are all within their scope. Pop in to The Library on Chipping Campden Square (opening times vary) or contact them below.
“Chipping Campden Music Festival brings world-class artists – and also young musicians starting their professional journeys – to a wonderful venue. After a long lifetime as a performer, having the chance to be part of the audience and to hear concerts of outstanding quality in such a setting is the purest joy.” - Bernard Haitink
“I only discovered the joys of Chipping Campden late in my performing career but still relished the opportunity to play in the glorious acoustics of St James’ Church. Since retiring from the concert platform I have returned a number of times to lecture at the music festival and can’t think of many places that rival this most picturesque Cotswold town in late spring.” - Alfred Brendel
Campden Music Winter Season offers a series of six winter concerts from October to March each year in the superb acoustic of St James’ Church.
By offering these on a subscription basis we are able to enjoy a very high standard of music at an incredibly reasonable cost.
Chipping Campden Literature Festival takes place each May. The aim is to celebrate the art of writing, the joy of reading and the beauty of books with a programme that, as well as best selling novelists, features recently published authors of widely reviewed non-fiction – history, politics, science, gender, race, theatre, music, religion, and the natural world – including literary memoir and biography.
Ebrington & District Gardening Club is a very active and thriving club which is affiliated to the RHS and NVS. We offer a varied programme of garden visits and talks on garden related topics as well as holding Spring and Summer Shows. Contact Tony Boyse, Programme Secretary.
Ernest Wilson Garden The great plant-hunter, Ernest Wilson, who was born in Chipping Campden, is commemorated in this lovely botanical garden just off Campden's High Street. You are very welcome to visit the garden during hours of daylight. There is no charge but we rely on donations to cover the upkeep of the garden and there is a donation box by the exit. You can also pay by smartphone and on our website. For further details about the garden, a map of its location, Ernest Wilson and the plants he discovered please visit our website.
Chipping Campden Tennis Club has a friendly and relaxed club atmosphere and we pride ourselves on the warm welcome that we give to everyone who comes and plays here. We currently have over 150 adult members and nearly 80 junior members. We believe that each and every individual, regardless of their age, ability and playing intentions, should feel valued as part of the club. There are plenty of opportunities to play tennis through both the summer and winter months.
Campden Cricket Club are always looking for willing players and volunteers for our cricket club. So if you are interested in what we have to offer, we look forward to hearing from you.
Cotswold Leisure provides a wide range of activities. As well as everything you’d expect, including a state-of-the-art gym and a pool that plays host to a multitude of aquatic activities, including our award-winning swimming lessons, you can also enjoy other activities. These include tennis on our outdoor courts, while you can also enjoy a game of tennis on our all-weather astroturf pitch, while our sports hall plays host to a variety of activities, including badminton, basketball, table tennis and five-a-side football.
The Bowling Club green and clubhouse are in a most attractive setting. The green is one of the best in the area and is full size with space for 6/7 rinks. Our clubhouse is modern with a large meeting/function room, bar, kitchen and changing rooms. There is ample off road parking. Touring teams are welcome and we recommend Chipping Campden as a centre for bowling tours in the Cotswolds.