Wednesday 23 January 2019

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this January

Start 2019 in the best possible way by heading to one of the county's best events this January. From spotting wild winter birds to budget days out, there are plenty of ideas to keep busy this January.

Forget January blues, Gloucestershire is brimming with brilliant ways to keep busy at the start of the year. Even better, there’s plenty of free things to do if you’re feeling the pinch after Christmas.

1. Head to the races

Fancy a thrilling start to 2019? Kick-start your new year with a day at Cheltenham Races on Tuesday 1 January 2019. There's something for children too, with the Family Fun Zone featuring a visit from Paw Patrol's Chase and Marshall.

2. Look out for birds at Slimbridge's Wild Winter Weekend

Taking place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 January 2019, Wild Winter Weekend at Slimbridge includes two days of jam-packed activities. Including bird watching, fascinating talks, demonstrations and more, the weekend is great for nature lovers.

3. Tuck into some healthy food

If you’re sick of the sight of turkey and you’re after a new year health kick, check out our hot list of 9 places to eat healthy food in Gloucestershire. From sugar-free cakes to healthy breakfasts and brunches, you’re be spoilt for choice with this tasty hot list.

4. Combine Prosecco and Pilates

Welcome in the new year with a Pilates classed topped off with a glass of bubbles or two. Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga will host its Barre and Bubbles class on Thursday 10 January 2019.

5. Watch Fame at Everyman Theatre

Catch the smash-hit sensation, Fame the Musical at Everyman Theatre from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 January 2019. With Oscar-winning songs, exceptional choreography and a healthy slice of brilliant entertainment, the show is part of the 30th anniversary tour.

6. Take your dog for a stroll

Blow away the cobwebs and enjoy some free fun with a dog walk around Gloucestershire’s glorious countryside. With 14 places to choose from, check out our round up of the best places to walk your dog in Gloucestershire.

7. Head to the Cajun and Zydeco Festival

Back for its 26th year in 2019, the Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival returns from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January 2019. Promising to be a non-stop Louisiana party, the festival is the biggest Cajun and Zydeco Festival in Europe.

8. Head to a wedding open day

If you got engaged at Christmas or know someone who did, then January is a great time to start looking around some of the county’s best venues. Egypt Mill will host its Open Day on Sunday 13 January 2019; Ellenborough Park will be dressed to impress on Sunday 20 January 2019, and
Berkeley Castle will be hosting its Inspiration Day on Sunday 27 January 2019.

9. Meet Deliciously Ella in the Cotswolds

Award-winning cookery writer and founder of Deliciously Ella, Ella Mills, is heading to Calcot Manor on Thursday 24 January 2019. A chance to hear about her success story, guests are invited to see the vegan cookery star and will take home a copy of her latest book.

10. Have a budget family day out

If you’re feeling the pinch after Christmas you can still treat the family to a day out with our round up of 10 affordable family friendly attractions in Gloucestershire. From free farms to trampolining on rainy days, there are plenty of ways to keep the family entertained this January.

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