04 Feb Gloucester Quays Christmas Markets Tipi Project
Cotswold Tipis worked besides Gourmet Food Markets over winter 2018 to create a warm and cosy Christmas market venue at Gloucester Quays. Set up on the concrete pavement in front of the Gloucester Waterways Museum, the tipis, ice rink and santa’s grotto were the centre stage of this year’s Gloucester Quays Victorian and Christmas Markets.
Why we love a winter tipi
Setting up on hard-standing
One of our extension kits was put in place to create an extended service area for the wood-fired pizzas being made on site. This was a fantastic choice for the food providers who were able to prepare and serve food inside the tipis whilst using their wood-fired pizza oven outside.
The event co-ordinators chose to use bark for their flooring, which created a magical winter woodland effect, coupled with the forest of snow covered fir trees set up all around. Battery powered candles in jars, wooden log slices and fur seat coverings completed the look.
We really enjoyed working with Gourmet Food Markets through the build and with ongoing support throughout the event. Big thanks to the directors and on-site team who worked endlessly over the Christmas period to make this event happen!
If you’d like to see the tipis for yourself, please come meet us and them at our Spring Open Day on 30-31 March 2019 at Chedworth Farm, near Cheltenham!