Thursday 21 February 2019

Top 5 things to do in Gloucestershire this weekend 12 to 14 October 2018

From frightful fun to dog swims, plan your weekend with the help of SoGlos's pick of Gloucestershire events.

Whether you love literature, Halloween or dogs, there’s something for you this weekend. Check out what’s on the county calendar, with SoGlos’s round-up of events.

1. Celebrate literature

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival runs until Sunday, with a whole host of exciting events for all ages. Weekend highlights include Jennifer Saunders, Caitlin Moran, Roger Daltrey and Shane Warne.

2. Prepare for a scare

FearFest-Evil in Chepstow

Featuring chilling performances and heart-pounding scare zones, Fear-Fest Evil returns on Friday. Thrill seekers can explore a disused limestone quarry, historic railway line and forgotten woodland, with plenty of spooktacular surprises along the way.

3. Light up the city

Strike a Light Festival

Back for another anticipated show, Strike A Light Festival promises brilliant entertainment in Gloucester, with everything from dance shows to critically-acclaimed theatre performances.

4. Practice your doggy paddle

Dog Swim at Sandford Parks Lido

Tails will be wagging at Sandford Parks Lido on Saturday and Sunday, when the hugely popular Dog Swim returns. Doggy owners can register online for the chance to take a dip with man’s best friend.

5. Face up to your fears

Frightmare at Over Farm

Set to deliver scares from Friday, Frightmare returns to Over Farm. Live scare attractions span Caged: The Compound, Haunted Hayride: The Curse, Séance: The Gate, The Offering: Buried, and Wonderland: Oblivion, with other highlights including up-close magicians and roaming characters.

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