Saturday 26 July 2014

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50 free things to do in the summer holidays in Gloucestershire

Get 50 ideas for free things to do in Gloucestershire this summer, including feeding rare breed animals at St James City Farm.

Discover 50 ways to keep the kids entertained in Gloucestershire during the school summer holidays, without spending a...

20 of the most haunted places in Gloucestershire

Woodchester Mansion is home to phantoms, ghosts and floating heads, making it No.1 on SoGlos’s hot list. © Andy Fryer

From a deposed king to a scowling monk, Gloucestershire is home to some of the most haunted places in England – with 20...

News

Jo Malone boutique opening in Cheltenham

The brand new Cheltenham Jo Malone boutique will be opening this August.

A new Jo Malone London boutique will be opening in Cheltenham this summer, laden with the luxurious candles and perfumes...

The Hambledon shop opening at Cowley Manor

Get a curated, international fashion fix at Cowley Manor, when the new Hambledon shop opens.

A new luxury retail destination will be swinging open its doors in the Cotswolds countryside this summer, when The Hambledon...

Johnny Depp rumoured to be filming at Gloucester Docks

It is very likely that Johnny Depp will be leading the cast of the ‘major American production’ being filmed at Gloucester Docks in August 2014.

A ‘major American production’ will be filmed at Gloucester Docks this August, with Tim Burton’s Through the Looking Glass...

Places left for Summer of Sport in Cheltenham

Keep your kids active during the six-week break by booking them a place on the Summer of Sport programme.

There’s still time to book your child onto sports coaching workshops, Games Week and the Montpellier Tennis Programme...

National Trust campaigns for children to play outdoors

Running around in the rain is just one of the 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 ¾, according to The National Trust.

From climbing trees and hunting for bugs to playing pooh sticks and picking wild berries, The National Trust hopes to...

Guides

Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

Keep the kids happy, out and about in Gloucestershire during the summer holidays with SoGlos’ jam-packed annual guide, sponsored by gloucestermuseums.co.uk.

This summer holidays in Gloucestershire, see SoGlos’s guide to keeping children of all ages entertained, and out...

Events

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Sunday 27 July 2014

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy top cricket action right here in Cheltenham.

The Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival 2014 will be taking to the green pitches of Cheltenham College for a fortnight...

JOLT theatre festival in Gloucester

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The hilarious Lost in Denmark, by Het Vijfde Bedrijf, forms part of the very first JOLT theatre festival in Gloucester.

The very first JOLT international theatre festival will give Gloucestershire culture lovers eight days of innovative and...

Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival

Saturday 26 July to Friday 1 August 2014

The Tuckwell Amphitheatre in Cheltenham provides the perfect venue for a balmy summer’s eve.

Cheltenham’s annual Open-Air Theatre Festival is returning to Bacon Theatre’s Tuckwell Amphitheatre for more alfresco...

Wildlife Explorers at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 26 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Gloucestershire children will be getting closer to nature than ever before, at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer.

Kids can take on the great skull challenge, embark on mini beast hunts, go pond dipping and much more at Slimbridge Wetland...

Waterways Wildlife Week in Gloucester

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 July 2014

See how many dragonflies you can spot along the canal towpath, during Waterways Wildlife Week in Gloucester.

Go pond dipping, get crafty with dragonflies and play wildlife bingo as part of Waterways Wildlife Week at Gloucester...

WOW exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Saturday 26 July to Saturday 8 November 2014

Prepare to be amazed by the WOW! natural history exhibition at Gloucester City Museum.

Discover platypus and hippopotamus, get stuck into an array of hands-on activities and much more in the amazing WOW! natural...

Events

Balcarras Sports Centre Play Scheme in Cheltenham

Monday 28 July to Friday 29 August 2014

Drop the kids off at Balcarras Sports Centre this summer, where six weeks of fun and games awaits.

A fun-filled six weeks of daytrips, sports tournaments, craft activities and more await Cheltenham children this summer,...

Dinosaur Workshop at The Brewery

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Transform recycled materials into a colossal dinosaur at The Brewery.

Visitors to The Brewery this summer will have the chance to transform recycled materials into a terrifying T-Rex!

Padraig Lalor at The Convent

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Irish legend, Padraig Lalor, will be entertaining crowds at The Convent with traditional songs and storytelling.

Spanning rollicking reels to beautiful ballads, Irish singer-songwriter Padraig Lalor will be at The Convent, with his...

Last Edition at Café Rene

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Perfect your skank for Last Edition’s Gloucester gig.

Ska fans will be stomping on down to Café Rene this summer, to see up-and-coming Leicester band, Last Edition – and its...

The Farmers Arms Charity Music Festival

Saturday 26 July 2014

The Rolling Stones Now will top the bill of this anticipated Gloucestershire festival.

A sizzling summer spectacle featuring an eclectic mix of music by top tributes Rolling Stones Now, U2 Elevation and Bon...

Family Fun Day at Leisure at Cheltenham

Saturday 26 July 2014

Soft play, splash sessions and much more is on offer during Leisure at Cheltenham’s free Family Fun Day.

From trampolining and short tennis to t-shirt decorating and jive sessions, there’s a whole host of entertainment lined...

Prescott Shooting Have A Go Days

Saturday 26 July to Saturday 27 December 2014

Get your friends and family together for a 2014 Have A Go Day at Prescott Shooting.

Try clay shooting, archery and air rifles in a picturesque Cotswold setting, at one of Prescott Shooting’s hugely popular...

Family Fun Days at Gloucester City Museum

Saturday 26 July to Saturday 16 August 2014

Don your sunhats and slather on the suncream for the Family Fun Days in Gloucester.

From petting zoos to sumo wrestling, the Gloucester City Museum free Family Fun Days promise three days of thrilling activities...

Jools Holland in concert at Eastnor Castle

Saturday 26 July 2014

See Jools Holland, his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and a host of special guests live at Eastnor Castle this summer.

Eastnor Castle will provide the spectacular setting for a summer’s eve concert delivered by Jools Holland and his Rhythm...

Jazz on a Summer's Evening at the Lido

Sunday 27 July 2014

Peter Gill will be entertaining a poolside crowd at Sandford Parks Lido.

Spend a Sunday summer’s eve soaking up the sounds of jazz and boogie woogie with Peter Gill and co, beside the pool at...

Special offers

Kids eat free at Revolution Cheltenham

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

Refuel your little ones for free at Revolution Cheltenham this summer.

This summer, Cheltenham children can fill up on a free main, dessert and drink for lunch or dinner at Revolution, when...

Children's summer swim membership at Cascades

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

County children can make a splash at Cascades for just 50p per day this summer.

Kids can swim at Cascades in Tewkesbury for the equivalent of just 50p per day this summer, with the chance to hire seadoos...

Sunset Spa Package at Cowley Manor

Ends Sunday 31 August 2014

Enjoy great savings at Cowley Manor this summer.

Enjoy an evening of fine food, spa facilities and treatments at Cowley Manor, with its specially priced summer deal.

Enhanced events

Gloucestershire children will be getting closer to nature than ever before, at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer.

Wildlife Explorers at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 26 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

See Geoffrey Dashwood’s beautiful bronze birds in all shapes and sizes, at Nature in Art this summer.

Geoffrey Dashwood exhibition at Nature in Art

Saturday 26 July to Sunday 7 September 2014

Prepare to be amazed by the WOW! natural history exhibition at Gloucester City Museum.

WOW exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Saturday 26 July to Saturday 8 November 2014

Prescott Shooting Have A Go Days

Saturday 26 July to Saturday 27 December 2014

Waterways Wildlife Week in Gloucester

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 July 2014

Family Fun Days at Gloucester City Museum

Saturday 26 July to Saturday 16 August 2014

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