Thursday 1 October 2020

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this August

Enjoy half price grub, hunt for monsters, take to the confetti fields, go surfing and much, much more this August in Gloucestershire.

While August 2020 isn’t like any others that we’ve experienced, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy Gloucestershire and beyond, this summer.

From eating out for less and discovering free things galore in Gloucestershire, to daytrips further afield – surfing in Bristol, exploring the confetti fields in Worcestershire and punting in Oxford – get your August calendars packed full of inspirational ideas.


1. Eat Out to Help Out at Gloucestershire’s independents


Restaurants, pubs and cafés (not to mention theatres, railways and castles) across Gloucestershire will be offering 50 per cent off food and soft drinks, Monday to Wednesday, throughout August 2020 – thanks to the new Eat Out to Help Out government scheme. It’s a perfect opportunity to try out some new eateries and help support independents too.


2. Make the most of free things to do in the summer holidays


SoGlos has handpicked a whopping 50 FREE ideas for keeping the kids entertained in and around Gloucestershire this summer holidays. How many will you tick off?


3. Ride a steam engine in the Forest of Dean


Dean Forest Railway in Lydney has just reopened, just in time for a summer holiday steam train journey. Choo, choo.


4. Get your surf on at The Wave


Hawaii might be out this summer, but get your wetsuit on and head down the M5 for The Wave, Bristol’s inland surfing lagoon, which has reopened this August 2020.


5. Eat under the Giffords Circus big top


Roll up, roll up! Circus lovers can enjoy dinner under the big top when Giffords Circus launches its new restaurant dining experience, The Feast at Fennells Farm, this August 2020.


6. Head to the confetti field


Eagerly anticipated is the understatement of the year, with the dates FINALLY revealed for the 10 days the Confetti Flower Field in Pershore will be open to the public. They are getting booked up fast.


7. Win local gin!


Enter SoGlos’s competition to win not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bottles of Fox’s Kiln Distillery gin, handcrafted by the Gloucester Brewery team. Perfect for a summer G&T and local too.


8. Book your FriendsFest tickets


Can we BE anymore excited that FriendsFest – the one with the Friends sets, merch and photo ops galore – is coming to Bristol in July 2021. Tickets have just gone on sale but are selling out fast…


9. Take the Family Summer Trail at Painswick Rococo Garden


Until Sunday 30 August 2020, Painswick Rococo Garden will be running a new Family Summer Trail, for fresh air, gorgeous gardens and plenty of social distanced fresh air.


10. Go on a daytrip to Oxford


Home to the famous university, museums, Inspector Morse and river punting, take a bus trip from Cheltenham to Oxford for just £10 return, on Stagecoach West’s brand-new route.


See SoGlos’s event calendar for all the Gloucestershire events taking place this month. And, don't forget to follow SoGlos on Facebook for the very latest updates.

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Monday 03 August 2020

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