Thursday 23 November 2017

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this October

Celebrate the start of a new season, prepare for a scare this Halloween and check out some of the best local events, as SoGlos handpicks the top 10 things to do in and around Gloucestershire this October.

Boasting autumn colours, Halloween fright fests, harvest celebrations and more, see some of the best events in Gloucestershire this October.

1. Celebrate all-things literary

Cheltenham Literature Festival

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The world-renowned Cheltenham Literature Festival returns to town from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2017, offering a 10-day celebration of reading, writing and entertainment with names including Paula Hawkins, Bernard Cornwell, Matt Lucas, Tom Daley, and many more.

2. Embrace the autumn

10 spots to see stunning autumn colour in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re planning a family day out in the fresh air or a romantic stroll, soak up nature’s fireworks display, with a host of stunning spots to enjoy autumn colour across Gloucestershire.

3. Enjoy plenty of tricks and treats

Gloucestershire Halloween Guide

This Halloween, Gloucestershire will be taken over by an assortment of ghoulish celebrations ranging from spooktacular shows to pumpkin carving, offering the perfect chance for little and big kids everywhere to get in on the spooky October action.

4. Celebrate Harvest

Michaelmas Celebration of Harvest at Berkeley Castle

Celebrate the harvest at Berkeley Castle on Sunday 1 October 2017, which will open its doors for a sensational seasonal showcase with local food producers, artisan crafts and plenty of royal fun.

5. See theatre royalty

Everyman Theatre

Dame Siân Phillips will star in a new adaptation of acclaimed comedy drama, Driving Miss Daisy, at Everyman Theatre from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October 2017. What's more, theatre-goers can get into the Halloween spirit during wickedly enjoyable play, Deathtrap, on stage from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 October 2017.

6. Have a wicked Halloween

13 wicked ways for grownups to celebrate Halloween

Halloween isn’t just for the children, and SoGlos has found 13 wicked ways for grown-ups to celebrate the spooky season, encompassing everything from ghost hunts and scare caves, to murder mystery evenings.

7. Sing along to a classic

Sister Act Live Choir at Cheltenham Town Hall

Enjoy a unique cinema experience when favourite film Sister Act is shown along with live choir accompaniment at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 28 October 2017.

8. Sip on some scrumpy

Harvest Celebration at Westons Cider Visitor Centre

Tuck into local and seasonal fayre, enjoy a cool pint of cider and celebrate the end of a good harvest at Westons Cider on Friday 20 and Friday 27 October 2017, with the chance to enjoy an evening tour of the Cider Mill, offering a real insight into the journey of transforming fruit into an alcoholic tipple.

9. Enjoy an autumnal festival

Autumn Festival at Painswick Rococo Garden

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Painswick Rococo Garden will celebrate all-things harvest from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 October 2017, with its Autumn Festival featuring apple tasting and heritage produce displays, in addition to offering the chance to explore the beautiful gardens.

10. Do a doggy paddle

Dog Swim at Sandford Parks Lido

Four-legged friends will be going barking mad at Sandford Parks Lido on Sunday 15 October 2017, when Cheltenham’s outdoor swimming pool hosts its hugely popular Dog Swim.

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