Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Thousands expected at village's annual Cow Hunt

Where: Amberley, near Stroud

When: Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 1pm-5pm

A charity Cow Hunt which annually attracts thousands of visitors to a Gloucestershire village will once again be taking place this early May Bank Holiday weekend.

The Amberley Cow Hunt was first organised 11 years ago after being first thought up by school parent and PTA member, Anne Arthur, who had two children at the school at the time.

Every May Bank Holiday the village of Amberley and parts of the surrounding common sees more than 30 marvellously dressed cows adorn a fun, family route.

Anne said: "Families love to enjoy the beautiful countryside around them, but sometimes they need an incentive for children and grandparents, just to get them started.

"Spotting cows with imaginative names and indulging in a sumptuous feast at the tea tent seems just the thing for the hundreds of families who come back to the cow hunt each year. It's lovely to see so many people having the time of the lives."

The first cow hunt saw just 20 cows around the village and one small tea tent in a parent's garden.

Over the years it has grown in popularity far beyond the imaginations of the committee organising the first Cow Hunt back in 2008. They now welcome thousands of visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend, serve over 3,000 slices of cake, sell over 300 ice creams (even in the wettest of years) and 35 cows (and sometimes a donkey) are now dressed by families and friends of the school.

10% of the takings are sent to the charity Send a Cow, which helps send a cow to feed starving children and help lift a community out of poverty in some of the most deprived areas of Africa

The 2019 Amberley Cow Hunt will take place on Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May, 1pm-5pm.

Subscribe to Punchline

Related Articles

Spring-fed open air pool ready for swimmers Image

Spring-fed open air pool ready for swimmers

Stroud’s open air pool is set to welcome swimmers this weekend on the traditional opening date.

Two-day spectacle celebrates French and Italian cars Image

Two-day spectacle celebrates French and Italian cars

'La Vie en Bleu' - a spectacular two-day event including a celebration of fine French and Italian cars - returns to Prescott Hill Climb this weekend (May 25-26).

Chance to network at world's greatest airshow Image

Chance to network at world's greatest airshow

The Royal International Air Tattoo Business Club is a private members area at the show where companies can network in one of the Air Tattoo's premier hospitality suites on Friday, July 19.

Unmissable treat for Fab Four fans Image

Unmissable treat for Fab Four fans

The world’s premier Beatles tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Copyright 2019 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.