The town has a great community spirit and an abundance of clubs for all ages including sports clubs, environmental societies and art clubs along with many community events like the annual Town Council Festive Market and Fairford Festival which takes place over a weekend. Full of fun and filled with events for all ages, there are fun runs, live music, parades, children’s parties, art and historical photographic exhibitions. Every July, the Royal International Air Tattoo comes to town which is the biggest military air show in the world.
Fairford attracts many walkers, there are short heritage walks around the town along with picturesque walks in the countryside and along the River Coln where there is the opportunity to see kingfishers, swans, little grebe, brown trout and water voles. Cotswold Water Park offers water based activities as well as walking, cycling and wildlife spotting. It also has its own beach and despite its size, 150 lakes in 40 square miles, it’s a well kept secret.
The Walnut Tree Field located in the centre of town has something for everyone with its children’s playground, tennis courts, skate ramp, basketball net, table tennis and adult exercise equipment. Also, Farmor’s Sports Centre offers sports and fitness activities along with fitness programmes to suit people of all ages. The town is also well served with four pubs, one hotel, a great Italian restaurant in the town centre and a number of local cafés.