Saturday 17 March 2018

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this July

Prepare for the summer holidays, check out a whole host of festivals and enjoy open air theatre this July, in SoGlos's top 10 things to do in Gloucestershire.

Encompassing family and foodie events, sporting entertainment, exciting exhibitions and summer holiday fun, there’s plenty to do this July, right on the doorstop in Gloucestershire.

1. Have fun at a festival

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Families and their four-legged friends will be flocking to Cirencester Park for the Cotswold Show and Food Festival on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July, featuring everything from country pursuits and tasty treats, to friendly animals and exhilarating arena displays.

2. Hear the sound of music

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival returns from Saturday 1 to Sunday 16 July, offering everything from superstar artists and chamber concerts, to choral music and family performances, with names including Bryn Terfel, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and festival favourite The Hallé.

3. Identify the real from the fake

Fake The Great Reveal at The Wilson

Local art lovers can see if they can spot which paintings are authentic and which are phonies during The Wilson’s engaging Fake: The Great Reveal exhibition, an engaging showcase to change the way you look at art.

4. Be bowled over

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Cheltenham Cricket Festival will be taking to the green pitches of Cheltenham College on selected days between Monday 3 and Sunday 16 July 2017, with the chance to see two Specsavers County Championship matches; and three Natwest T20 Blast matches.

5. Take a swim on the wild side

Wild Swimming in the Wye Valley

Enthusiastic swimmers have the chance to take a dip in one of the UK’s most picturesque swimming spots, when Swim For Life hosts a summertime swim in the Wye Valley on Saturday 15 July, promising an exhilarating and enjoyable experience.

6. Step back into the Jurassic era

Dinosaurs exhibition at Museum of Gloucester

From Saturday 15 July, the Museum of Gloucester invites budding palaeontologists and Jurassic Park fans to its exciting Dinosaurs exhibition, complete with sounds, smells and sights from the past.

7. Be wowed at the theatre

Everyman Theatre

Jules Verne’s classic story will transport Everyman Theatre audiences Around The World In 80 Days, taking to the stage from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 July. Meanwhile, other July shows include Watermill Theatre’s Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet, and children's show The Gruffalo.

8. Plan a summer of fun

Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

SoGlos has rounded up special events, fun days out, alfresco entertainment, live entertainment, sporting fun, and much more in its summer holidays guide, offering plenty of inspiration for keeping the little nippers happy!

9. Settle down under the stars

Cheltenham Open Air Theatre Festival

Bacon Theatre’s pretty amphitheatre will once again play host to the Cheltenham Open-air Theatre Festival on selected days from Wednesday 19 July. From Shakespeare and outdoor cinema, to family-friendly shows, there’s something for everyone.

10. Feel the rhythm

Café Rene Rhythm and Blues Festival

Enjoy a week packed with live music and local talent when Café Rene’s Rhythm and Blues Festival returns from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 July, with the impressive line-up including The Achievers, The Blue Horizon, Hip Route, The Worried Men, and Wille and the Bandits.

© SoGlos
Tuesday 13 June 2017

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