Tuesday 20 February 2018

Gloucestershire children & family news

Get the latest Gloucestershire children & family news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

Picnic in the park coming to Pittville Park in September 2018

Picnic in the Park coming to Pittville

The organisers of Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival are launching Picnic in the Park, a new food and live music ticketed event...

The new unit will feature a kitten maternity unit.

Baby animal unit to open at Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Visitors will need to prepare for cuteness overload when Cheltenham Animal Shelter officially opens its brand new Young Animal...

Abba and Queen tribute acts ‘Arrival’ and ‘Flash’ will headline the Cirencester Phoenix Festival 2018.

Cirencester Phoenix Festival Headliners announced

From Dancing Queen to Killer Queen, you’re not going to want to miss the special guests at the 2018 Phoenix Festival in Cirencester.

Cirencester will soon have a soft play centre again.

New soft play centre to open in Cirencester

Local families can look forward to the opening of a soft play centre in Cirencester, with rumours it will replace former attraction,...

Mermaids from Gloucestershire’s Mermaid Academy are to compete in their very own mermaid olympics.

Mermaid Olympics to be held in Gloucestershire

A Gloucestershire-based swimming academy is holding its own Mermaid Olympics.

Sudeley Castle is offering free family season passes to anyone who can volunteer for the 2018 season.

Sudeley Castle launches hunt for 2018 volunteers

Sudeley Castle is offering free family season passes to anyone who can volunteer for the 2018 season.

Colour changing chemicals at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

Minds blown at explosive Cheltenham Ladies’ College science lesson

Children from across Gloucestershire were given a day of hands-on science lectures, hosted by Cheltenham Ladies College.

Enjoy a weekend packed with activities at The Great Shires Game Fair.

The Great Shires Game Fair to be held at Three Counties Showground

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern will welcome a brand-new event this April, when The Great Shires Game Fair sets up...

We’re thrilled to announce our charity of the year 2018.

Cheltenham Animal Shelter announced SoGlos's charity of the year 2018

Prepare yourself for animal cuteness overload as Cheltenham Animal Shelter is revealed as SoGlos’s charity of the year...

Don’t miss all the latest plans for The Play Farm in Cheltenham.

The Play Farm reveals exciting refurbishment plans

Local little ones and parents alike will be happy to hear the news from Cheltenham’s soft play centre, The Play Farm,...

Magicland in Cirencester has ceased to trade.

Magicland confirms closure

Cirencester’s popular family attraction and soft play centre, Magicland, has confirmed its closure via an announcement...

Get booking tickets for Giffords Circus’ 2018 summer show now!

Giffords Circus reveals 2018 tour details

Giffords Circus fans will be delighted that details of the 2018 tour have been revealed, with My Beautiful Circus the theme...

Snap a selfie with Santa for a chance to win great prizes at The Brewery!

The Brewery Quarter to host Santa Selfie Competition

The Brewery Quarter will be getting into the festive spirit this December, hosting a Santa Selfie Competition for the chance...

SoGlos’s charity of the year, Allsorts announces its Christmas Appeal.

Allsorts charity launches Christmas Appeal

SoGlos’s charity of the year, Allsorts, is ending the year with a bang after announcing its feel-good festive Christmas Appeal,...

Slimbridge founder, Sir Peter Scott, will inspire the new visitor experiences. Image © WWT.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre receives substantial National Lottery grant

Gloucestershire family attraction, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, is set to enhance its visitor experience after receiving a £4.1million...

Cheltenham will be lit up this Christmas as Lights, Santa, Action comes to town.

Lights, Santa, Action Christmas spectacular announced for Cheltenham

Little ones and grown-ups alike can get in the festive spirit with a whole host of Christmassy celebrations when Lights, Santa,...

Book your tickets for Giffords Circus’ 2018 show now.

Giffords Circus 2018 tickets now on sale

Following a hugely success tour of Any Port in a Storm, tickets for Giffords Circus’ 2018 summer show and Circus Sauce...

Little ones will want to explore the brand-new Adventure Barn at Cotswold Farm Park.

New Adventure Barn opening at Cotswold Farm Park

Explore the new Adventure Barn at Cotswold Farm Park, an exciting addition to popular Gloucestershire family attraction.

Don’t miss the all-important opening date for Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf.

Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf course confirms opening date

The wait is finally over as Cheltenham’s eagerly-anticipated adventure golf venue, Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf, has...

The King’s School has welcomed new headmaster, Mr Morton.

The King's School Gloucester welcomes 39th headmaster

Leading co-educational independent day school, The King’s School Gloucester, welcomed its 39th headmaster, Mr David Morton,...

Feast your eyes on Roses Theatre’s latest programme.

Roses Theatre releases autumn programme

Roses Theatre has released its autumn programme, encompassing everything from comedy, theatre and film, to children’s...

Local children have the chance to join Roses Theatre’s 2017 pantomime.

Local auditions to be held for Roses Theatre's pantomime

The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury will hold auditions for talented young locals, offering the chance to perform in this year’s...

Along with the rebrand, XJump has added waterfall trampolines to the activity centre.

Jumptastic Trampoline Park in Gloucester rebrands as XJump

Gloucester’s Jumptastic Trampoline Park has rebranded as XJump, along with unveiling exciting new improvements to the...

Mrs Nicola Huggett will be the new Head at Cheltenham College from 2018.

New Head appointed at Cheltenham College

Cheltenham College has announced the appointment of its new Head, Mrs Nicola Huggett, set to take up her post at the independent...

The opening date has been revealed for Cheltenham’s newest attraction.

Opening date revealed for Cheltenham adventure golf course

Get ready for adventure golf in Cheltenham, as the eagerly-anticipated opening date of Mr Mulligan’s Lost World of Golf has...

Children have the chance to go to Narnia this December.

Hype Agency launches Narnia Afternoon Tea Party

Coinciding with its anticipated Narnia-themed Christmas parties, Hype Agency is set to host a Narnia Afternoon Tea Party at...

Q Club’s new soft play facilities will be unveiled at the end of July.

The Q Club receives lottery funding to refurbish soft play area

The soft play area at Quedgeley’s Q Club is being updated following a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, offering the chance...

Congratulations to Cheltenham Ladies’ College students after their IB results.

Cheltenham Ladies' College celebrates top IB results

Cheltenham Ladies’ College students are celebrating after achieving top International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results,...

From autumn, Rendcomb College will be offering nursery children 30 hours of free childcare.

Rendcomb College Nursery to offer 30 hours of free childcare

From September, pre-schoolers at The Day Nursery at Rendcomb College Junior School will be offered 30 hours of free childcare,...

Slimbridge Wetland Centre will host a brand new event this September.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre to host new Severn Wader Festival

Favourite family attraction, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, will host a brand new weekend event this September, the Severn Wader...

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