The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway

Ends Thursday 24 December 2020

The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway is back for 2020 – with some amazing Gloucestershire prizes up for grabs in the run-up to Christmas!

There are 24 fantastic Gloucestershire prizes from 24 Gloucestershire businesses to be won in the countdown to Christmas, with The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway 2020.

From overnight hotel stays to luxury spa days and family days out to a Nintendo Switch – there are thousands of pounds-worth of goodies being given away by the SoGlos Santa, at a time when we all need a bit of cheering up!

Follow SoGlos on Facebook and see below each day in December 2020 to discover exactly what we’re giving away – and get entering to win, win, win some spectacular prizes!


Day 1 – Westonbirt Arboretum

About Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is a magical botanical garden in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discover family-friendly walking trails through trees from all over the world, with Gruffalo sculptures to spot, adventure play areas to explore, and children’s activities hosted throughout the year.

Westonbirt’s Enchanted Christmas is a highlight in Gloucestershire’s festive calendar, returning in December 2020 with new illuminated spectacles and a spellbinding light trail that will lead visitors to the mysterious West Pole…

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a family ticket to Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas, for two adults and two children, to discover the wonders of the illuminated forest. Follow the magical light trail to find the North Pole’s secret outpost, pick up a seasonal treat at the Christmas village, and even catch a glimpse of Father Christmas himself.

The fine print

The winner must confirm the date and time slot they wish to attend Enchanted Christmas with Westonbirt Arboretum. Time slots are between 4.30pm and 8.20pm, and available dates include: Friday 4 to Sunday 6; Thursday 10 to Sunday 13; and Friday 18 to Monday 21 December 2020.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit forestryengland.uk/westonbirt.


Day 2 – The Coconut Tree

About The Coconut Tree

The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham’s St Paul’s offers vibrant Sri Lankan street-food and a fun drinks menu of ‘cocotails’ in a casual, relaxed setting. From traditional hoppers, devilled prawns to coconut sambal, the SGGLA Restaurant of the Year has plenty to keep meat-eaters, veggies and vegans happy.

Plus, for sizzling festive celebrations with your bubble, check out The Coconut Tree’s Christmas menu – with half-price food, Mondays to Wednesdays, until January 2021!

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is an unlimited street food feast for two at the award-winning The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham – with some sweet and fiery ‘cocotails’ too (served responsibly, of course). Try some of its island-inspired festive dishes, including the beetroot red ‘Ho Ho Hopper’ with cranberry lunu miris relish, or the curry leaf sambol with grated coconut, curry leaves, caramelised onions and a hint of Sri Lankan cinnamon. Delish!

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit thecoconut-tree.com.


Day 3 – The Nursery at Miserden

About The Nursery at Miserden

A traditional, independent nursery in the Cotswolds, The Nursery at Miserden sells a spectacular selection of plants all year round – while transforming into a magical Christmas tree forest for the festive season.

This year, Christmas trees are available from Saturday 28 November to Sunday 20 December 2020. With the café open for takeaways on weekends in December, families can tuck in to a mince pie as they choose their perfect tree, with handcrafted wreaths and seasonal pot plants available, too.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a real Christmas tree from The Nursery at Miserden’s pop-up weekend at Painswick Rococo Garden, taking place from Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 December 2020. The lucky winner will receive a British-grown Nordmann spruce – standing at six feet tall, with a classic shape, beautiful fragrance and must-have needle retention qualities, it’s the perfect festive tree for any home.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit miserdennursery.co.uk.


Day 4 – Cotswold Farm Park

About Cotswold Farm Park

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is an award-winning attraction in Guiting-Power, near Cheltenham – winner of SGGLA Family Day Out of the Year 2020. Year-round, it is home to an array of animals, ride-on tractors, barns packed with activities, adventure playgrounds and woodland, not to mention restaurant and accommodation.

Plus, this Christmas, a brand-new Enchanted Light Trail is coming to Cotswold Farm Park for a magical family treat, from Thursday 3 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a whole bubble of tickets to an Enchanted Light Trail! Win six tickets to visit the new illuminated attraction at Cotswold Farm Park on a date of your choice (subject to availability) anytime from now until Friday 1 January 2021, for a magical evening out to remember.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk.


Day 5 – The Roses Theatre

About The Roses Theatre

The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury is a thriving arts and entertainment venue, offering a huge range of live performances, from music and stand-up comedy to dance and theatre. With a cinema showcasing world, independent and UK film, too.

Casting a spell of festive magic every year, The Roses’s family-fun Christmas pantomime is always a highlight in its annual calendar – with a scaled-down version of A Christmas Carol planned to keep families laughing through December 2020.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a family ticket to (Almost) A Christmas Carol at The Roses Theatre – with complimentary ice creams and drinks to enjoy as you laugh your way through Scrooge’s ghostly Christmas adventure! Plus, the lucky winner will get a six-month film pass for two people to make the most of The Roses’ fantastic cinema.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

See Almost A Christmas Carol at The Roses Theatre or visit rosestheatre.org.


Day 6 – Neptune Rum

About Neptune Rum

Cheltenham’s Neptune Rum is the world’s most awarded rum of 2018 and 2019, winning over 65 awards for its top-quality Barbados rum, made from all natural ingredients. It also has a mission to help clean up and protect the world’s oceans.

If you’re partial to a hot buttered rum, or a classic Dark and Stormy this festive season, Neptune Rum has introduced a selection of rum gift boxes, including Fever-Tree mixers and glass tumblers, all in a stylish wooden box, just in time for Christmas gifting.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a bottle of Neptune Rum Barbados Gold in a wooden gift box, a bottle of Neptune Rum Caribbean Spiced Rum in a wooden gift box and a cocktail masterclass for two at Neptune Rum’s private bar in Cheltenham.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit neptunerum.com.


Day 7 – Naylor Powell

About Naylor Powell

Award-winning estate agency, Naylor Powell, provides expert sales, lettings and property management services from its five branches in Cheltenham, Gloucester Docks, Hempsted, Newent and Stonehouse.

Its highly trained team and professional property advice have been trusted by homeowners all over Gloucestershire advice since 1982. So, if the new year means it’s time to search for a new home, Naylor Powell could help you find your dream Gloucestershire property in 2021.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is the console that everyone in the family will love this Christmas – a Nintendo Switch! With a TV, tabletop and handheld mode as well as flexible controllers, the lucky family will enjoy hours of fun this festive season.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit naylorpowell.com.


Day 8 – Tewkesbury Park

About Tewkesbury Park

With panoramic views over stunning countryside, the stylish and contemporary Tewkesbury Park hotel and golf complex is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds – with a selection of cosy rooms and luxurious suites. It’s dog-friendly too.

Tewkesbury Park is also famous for its Sunday Brunches, complete with a luxurious buffet and chocolate fountain, as well as it’s indulgent afternoon teas. Offering festive options for both this Christmas, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself or your loved ones.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is an indulgent winter afternoon tea with a glass of Tattinger champagne for four guests, with tasty seasonal sandwiches; freshly baked scones with jam and Cotswold cream; a tower of sweet treats including chocolate yule log, clementine macarons and winter-spiced carrot and pistachio cake; and unlimited tea and coffee.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit tewkesburypark.co.uk.


Day 9 – Hawkins & Brimble

About Hawkins & Brimble

Crafted in the UK with quality natural ingredients, Hawkins & Brimble is a premium collection of men’s grooming products founded in Cheltenham, featuring beard and shaving tonics as well as haircare and targeted skincare solutions.

Reviving traditional barber rituals in homes across the world, Hawkins & Brimble also offers a monthly subscription service, keeping customers well-supplied with everything they need to groom a beard to rivals Santa’s.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is £100 worth of incredible men’s grooming products from Hawkins & Brimble. From barber grade beard oil and moustache wax to shaving balm and skincare staples, pick the perfect bundle of products to elevate your grooming game – or gift to someone special this Christmas.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit hawkinsandbrimble.co.uk.


Day 10 – The Everyman Theatre

About The Everyman Theatre

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham is undoubtedly one of Gloucestershire’s finest entertainment venues, playing host to a forthcoming season of social distanced performances, including Tweedy’s (Reduced) Pantomime and A Christmas Carol, this festive season.

Everyman Theatre gift vouchers make an ideal Christmas present – with family shows, musicals from the West End, thrilling dramas and stand-up from the biggest names in comedy all planned for 2021 – not to mention delicious food and drink options to spend vouchers on too.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a wonderful £100 gift voucher to spend at the Everyman Theatre in 2021. For a fresh new year packed with culture, whether you want to want to be front row at the hottest musical, or are a Strictly Come Dancing fan, need a laugh with some live comedy or want to take your kids to see Peppa Pig, there’s something coming up at the Gloucestershire theatre, that you’ll want to snap up tickets for!

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit everymantheatre.org.uk.


Day 11 – Slimbridge Wetland Centre

About Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Bursting with the sights and sounds of nature, Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers 100 acres of wetland wildlife with plenty for families of all ages to enjoy – from handfeeding friendly geese and spotting flocks of flamingos, to exploring wide-open spaces.

With new wonders to discover each season, winter brings thousands of migrating birds to Slimbridge, including the beautiful Bewick’s swans – as well as host of seasonal events and festive activities around Christmas time.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a family membership to Slimbridge, giving two adults and two children the chance to win a whole year’s worth of quack-tastic wildlife adventures – as well as unlimited access to all nine of WWT’s wetland centres. Plus, vouchers to spend at Slimbridge’s Kingfisher Kitchen restaurant, where keen explorers can refuel with hot food, drinks and a tasty selection of cakes and snacks.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit wwt.org.uk/slimbridge.


Day 12 – Monster Clothing

About Monster Clothing

Gloucestershire-based Monster Clothing offers an extensive range of sportswear, clothing and gifts, including sports kits – with plenty of options for personalisation.

The new Christmas range includes cosy pyjamas, toys and gifts, plus sports fans can support their team in style this festive season with a Christmas jumper embroidered with their favourite club’s logo.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a £100 voucher to spend in the Monster Clothing online store – splash out on everything from Christmas gifts and toys to stylish sportswear and customised kits.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit monsterclothing.co.uk.


Day 13 – Gloucester Carpet Outlet

About Gloucester Carpet Outlet

Independent carpet and flooring company, Gloucester Carpet Outlet on Bristol Road, offers great value on its wide range of flooring. It also offers a free measuring service and expert advice on choosing the best flooring for your space.

With carpets and underlay; vinyl tiles; laminate and real wood flooring; even artificial grass; plus a fitting service, you’ll want to make sure Santa takes off his boots before he comes down the chimney this year!

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is an indulgent food hamper, packed full of gourmet festive goodies from fine wine to sweet treats, plus a £50 voucher to spend in store at Gloucester Carpet Outlet.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit gloucestercarpetoutlet.co.uk.


Day 14 – Forestry England – The Forest of Dean

About Forestry England – The Forest of Dean

Discover the great outdoors, spend quality time with family and reconnect with nature at the Forest of Dean. Managed by Forestry England, this ancient woodland offers a great day out whatever the season, whether you’re exploring with loved ones or solo.

From peaceful picnics to exhilarating adventures on wheels at Cannop Cycle Centre, muddy walks with the dog to enchanting strolls around Beechenhurst’s Sculpture Trail, there’s lots to discover at the Forest of Dean in 2021.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a Forest of Dean annual membership from Forestry England. Kicking off your 2021 adventures, this membership gives you a whole year’s worth of free parking, as well as exclusive benefits and discounts – perfect for families looking to get outdoors and rediscover nature in the new year.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit forestryengland.uk/the-forest-of-dean.


Day 15 – Woodchester Valley Vineyard

About Woodchester Valley Vineyard

With three vineyards in the Stroud valleys, Woodchester Valley Vineyard produces a range of superb English wines – with white, rose, red and sparkling varieties, including several medal winners. Woodchester Valley Vineyard also hosts wine tastings, events and vineyard tours throughout the year.

This Christmas, it’s more important than ever to support local businesses and producers, so buy local and swap Champagne for one of Woodchester Valley’s impressive English sparkling wines, produced right here in the Cotswolds.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a two-night, mid-week stay for two at Woodchester Valley, complete with a vineyard tour, wine tasting experience and a bottle of sparkling wine. Relax in a spacious suite, surrounded by vineyards and stunning Cotswold countryside, and discover Woodchester Valley’s world of award-winning wine for yourself.

The fine print

Both guests must be over 18 to stay at Woodchester Valley. This prize is valid until the end of June 2021.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit woodchestervalleyvineyard.co.uk.


Day 16 – Cheltenham Ladies’ College

About Cheltenham Ladies’ College

World-renowned independent girls’ school, Cheltenham Ladies’ College is located in the heart of the town, educating girls aged between 11 and 18 years old for more than 160 years. Offering the chance to board or be a day pupil, the school aims to provide an educational environment that’s supporting, challenging, innovative and creative. Cheltenham Ladies’ College has consistently excellent GCSE, A Level and IB results and was named the top girls boarding school in the country for its International Baccalaureate (IB) results.

With its state-of-the-art CLC Fitness Centre, boasting a pool, spaces for high-energy workout classes, and relaxing yoga and Pilates sessions, it’s the perfect place to get your 2021 off to a healthy start.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a three-month membership to the impressive Cheltenham Ladies’ College Health and Fitness Centre. The prize will give one winner the chance to use the impressive facilities, make a splash in the pool, try out a HIIT class or relax with yoga, when it’s safe to do so.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit cheltladiescollege.org.


Day 17 – Stonehouse Court

About Stonehouse Court

Stonehouse Court Hotel is a 17th century manor house packed full of period charm, with acres of grounds and beautiful views over the Stroud Valley, and stylish rooms in its modern extension.

A destination for foodies, the hotel’s Court Brasserie has a delicious menu using produce from Stonehouse Court’s own garden. The hotel also serves a range of tapas-style dishes and afternoon tea, as well as decadent drinks in Bar 1601 – it’s very own contemporary cocktail bar.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a delicious three-course dinner for two with a bottle of champagne in the Court Brasserie restaurant at Stonehouse Court Hotel. Choose from dishes like panko prawns or chicken and mushroom terrine to start; sirloin steak and salmon fishcakes for the main course; followed by desserts including crème brûlée, Eton mess or an indulgent chocolate brownie.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit stonehousecourt.co.uk.


Day 18 – Cattle Country Farm Park

About Cattle Country Farm Park

Cattle Country Farm Park is a popular family attraction in Berkeley. From animal encounters and ride-on tractors to adventure playgrounds and sheltered play-barns, there’s plenty for children of all ages to enjoy, rain or shine – with delicious food at GRAZE Café, too.

With plans for festive fun in December, don’t miss Cattle Country’s new Christmas Experience this year, where there’s the chance to meet Santa from a safe, social distance.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a family ticket for up to six people to enjoy a day out at Cattle Country, plus £50 to tuck in to a tasty dinner at GRAZE. The lucky winners will have lots of fun meeting friendly animals and exploring the farm, where you’ll find jumping pillows, a mini golf course and much more.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit cattlecountry.co.uk.


Day 19 – 16i

About 16i

Trusted by clients all over Gloucestershire and beyond, 16i offers a wide range of services, including web design and development; branding; mobile apps; and digital solutions tailored to business’s individual needs.

If you’re hoping to grow and expand your business in 2021, or futureproof it in these uncertain times, see how 16i can help with innovative products and services, from brand strategy to e-commerce platforms.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a Spontex Aqua Revolution mop system, Spontex Catch & Clean rubber broom set and cleaning products bundle – worth more than £100! Perfect for getting your house spick and span for a fresh start to 2021, the revolutionary mop has an ultra-efficient microfibre head which removes 99 per cent of bacteria, while the rubber broom is twice as effective as a traditional bristle model.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit 16i.co.uk.


Day 20 – Ultimate Accident Repair Services

About Ultimate Accident Repair Services

With a state-of-the-art bodyshop in Podsmead, Gloucester, Ultimate Accident Repair Services is a team of bodywork repair specialists and technicians, highly trained in safely restoring crash-damaged vehicles

Ultimate also offers bespoke vehicle customisation, valets and a range of garage services – perfect if you’re looking to pimp your ride for the new year or get your own sleigh gleaming for Christmas deliveries.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a choice between a full detailed valet worth over £200, including body polish and aqua vac; or a £100 cash prize. Whether you want to spruce up your car or treat yourself to a shopping spree, Ultimate has you covered this festive season.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit ultimateaccidentrepair.co.uk.


Day 21 – Batsford Arboretum

About Batsford Arboretum

With 56 acres of glorious parkland to explore, Batsford Arboretum offers fantastic Cotswolds days out all year. From snowdrops in the spring to epic displays of autumn colour, there’s stunning sights all year round, with regular children’s trails and activities, too.

December is a magical time at Batsford, with beautiful real Christmas trees for sale and the chance for little ones to go elf-hunting through the grounds to win a prize.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is an annual family pass to Batsford Arboretum. Let the little ones loose, see the beautiful trees in every season and make the most of exclusive discounts. Plus, enjoy endless family days out in the great outdoors, with free entry to Westonbirt Arboretum, Bodenham Arboretum, Bedgebury Arboretum and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens included.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit batsarb.co.uk.


Day 22 – Go Ape

About Go Ape

Go Ape is a great family day out for thrill seekers and young adventurers, with high ropes courses across two sites in the Forest of Dean. Adrenaline junkies can brave wobbly bridges and exhilarating ziplines, while there’s a Segway safari trail for those who prefer to stay grounded.

With bookings open for next year, why not take on a tree top adventure and challenge yourself to reach new heights in 2021?

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a £100 voucher to swing from the tree tops at Go Ape in the Forest of Dean. Dare friends and family to unleash their inner-Tarzan, with high ropes challenges at Mallards Pike, and courses for little monkeys as young as four at Beechenhurst.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit goape.co.uk/forest-of-dean.


Day 23 – Foston’s Ash Inn

About Foston’s Ash Inn

As the home of the award-winning British Polo Gin and Rum, the Foston’s Ash Inn near Stroud is the perfect place to cosy up with a cocktail next to one of its roaring log fires, after a walk in the stunning surrounding countryside.

Offering fantastic food and a warm welcome to guests on two and four legs – with dedicated pony parking outside, it also has a fabulous outdoor space with its own bar, heated Polo Barn marquee with covered seating and plenty of games too.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a gin and rum lovers dream with a bottle of British Polo Strawberry and Rose gin, a bottle of British Polo sloe gin and a bottle of British Polo Rum – worth a total of £120!

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit fostonsash.co.uk.


Day 24 – Cowley Manor

About Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor is a luxury spa hotel and restaurant, set int 55 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside near Cheltenham. Offering a retreat for guests and visitors, the hotel features 31 stylish bedrooms, from family-friendly options to romantic boudoirs, and seasonal dining experiences – including festive afternoon tea.

Perfect for warming up on a winter’s day, the award-winning C-Side Spa has heated swimming pools, sauna and steam room facilities, and offers indulgent treatments using Cowley’s own range of beauty products.

The prize

Finishing 2020’s Advent Giveaway with a bang, today’s exciting prize is an overnight stay and dinner for two at Cowley Manor. The lucky winner and their guest will receive accommodation at the luxurious country house hotel for one night – with complimentary breakfast, a food credit worth £30 per person, and full access to the award-winning C-Side Spa included. Something to look forward to in 2021!

The fine print

The prize must be redeemed by Wednesday 31 March 2021, and can only be booked between Sunday and Thursday, subject to availability. The prize excludes Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and any public holidays.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit cowleymanor.com.


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