Tuesday 7 April 2020

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this January

Even though the festivities of Christmas are over, January doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom with these fantastic things to do in Gloucestershire.

January doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom with these 10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire. Start the new year off with everything from jazz clubs to rubber duck racing.


1. Pinocchio at Gloucester Guildhall

Keep the spirit of Christmas alive at a the performance of Pinocchio at Gloucester Guildhall, running until Saturday 4 January 2020. Retelling the famous tale of the wooden puppet who wants to be real, families can join Pinocchio as he braves a series of adventures.


2. See Gloucestershire’s best snowdrops

Coating the ground in a sea of white, snowdrops tend to bloom in late January and throughout February. Go on a lovely winter walk and see the best places to see snowdrops in Gloucestershire, snapping some lovely photographs along the way.

From Painswick Rococo Garden and Batsford Arboretum to Newark Park and Rodmarton Manor, there are lots of great places to see the seasonal flower in bloom.


3. Get amazing snaps for Instagram at Gloucester Cathedral’s light installations

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring art installation at Gloucester Cathedral, lighting up the historic building from Thursday 16 January to Sunday 23 February 2020. A walkthrough exhibition, Where There is Light will provide the best Instagram photo opportunities!


4. Rubber Duck Race at Pittville Boating Lake

Watch rubber ducks bob along Pittville Boating lake this January as they race to the finish line. All in aid of the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, the duck race will take place on Sunday 12 January 2020. It’ll be quacking fun!


5. Wedding showcase at Egypt Mill

Visit Egypt Mill’s Wedding Showcase to get the ultimate inspiration. With lots of local suppliers on hand offering the very best services, couples will be able to start planning their big day. Taking place on Sunday 12 January 2020, taste delicious canapes, view the 16th century mill’s idyllic setting and sip on glasses of fizz.


6. Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates at Bacon Theatre

Ahoy me hearties! Join Robinson Crusoe as he battles pirates on a desert island at this adventurous performance from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 January 2020. A great one to keep the kids entertained, the pantomime will fill Bacon Theatre with laughter, bringing some joy to the post-Christmas season.


7. Wild Winter Weekend at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Featuring incredible bird watching, fascinating talks, and spectacular walks, Wild Winter Weekend will take place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January 2020. From Birding for Beginners to an Evening with the Swans, there are lots of activities and experiences going on over the weekend.


8. The Croft at Everyman Theatre

The Croft at Everyman Theatre is a spooky and haunting new play bound to get pulses racing. Discover the dark history of a crofter’s hut in the Scottish Highlands when two women uncover its terrifying past. Starring Gwen Taylor, the play is coming to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre from Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 January 2020.


9. Stroud vegan fair

If you’re giving Veganuary a go, you’ll want to go along to Stroud Vegan Fair at the Subscription Rooms, taking place on Saturday 25 January 2020. Celebrating everything from vegan food to cruelty-free cosmetics, the fair will have a number of local traders to browse through.


10. Cheltenham Festival Trials Day

Want to get an idea of who to back in the forthcoming The Festival™ 2020? Cheltenham Festival Trials Day at the racecourse will give a great insight into what to expect at the main event. Taking place on Saturday 25 January 2020, spectators can look forward to the Cotswold Steeple Chase, along with a host of additional races.


By Amy Wright


© SoGlos
Monday 23 December 2019

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