10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this June

There’s no shortage of things to do in Gloucestershire this month, with SoGlos rounding up June 2021’s highlights – including robot chefs, floral spectacles and new brownie bars.

With summer on the way, June is shaping up to be an exciting month for Gloucestershire – and while we might not be waving goodbye to lockdown restrictions just yet, there’s still so much to look forward to.

From inspiring local festivals to Cotswold Lavender making a blooming beautiful comeback, discover 10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this June with SoGlos’s top picks.


About the sponsor – Gillman’s

Flying the flag for Gloucestershire’s independents, Gillman’s is a family-owned electrical appliance specialist which has grown from strength-to-strength since its foundation in 1969.

Covering the distribution, retail and service of domestic and commercial appliances across the whole country, Gillman’s also prides itself on its fantastic customer service – with regular promotional deals online and in its Gloucester- and Ross-on-Wye-based stores.

For more information, visit gillmans.co.uk.


1. Visit Cotswold Lavender near Broadway

It wouldn’t be summer in the Cotswolds without the return of Cotswold Lavender – and the fragrant fields are officially welcoming visitors back to enjoy the flowers in bloom from Wednesday 16 June 2021.

The picture-perfect fields near Broadway will be bursting with colour until Thursday 5 August 2021, giving visitors plenty of time to enter Instagram heaven before the lavender is harvested.


2. Be the Change at Cheltenham Science Festival

Prepare to have your mind blown as Cheltenham Science Festival returns from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 June 2021, with hundreds of events planned both online and in-person at Cheltenham Town Hall and the Apollo Free Stage in Imperial Gardens.

Hear from science’s biggest star Professor Brian Cox; build your own periodic table with LEGO; and run a robotic kitchen from your phone at Robot Chef: Second Course, which SoGlos is super proud to sponsor.


3. Admire the blooms at the Confetti Flower Field

If one floral spectacle wasn’t enough, the gorgeous Confetti Flower Field is also welcoming visitors back to see its beautiful blooms from Friday 25 June to Sunday 4 July 2021.

Found on the Wyke Manor Estate in nearby Worcestershire, the picturesque Cotswold attraction is bursting with stunning colours – with everything from wild flowers to sunflowers providing the perfect backdrop for those Insta snaps.


4. Discover the secret history of The Women of Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle is bigging up women’s history this month, with the launch of an exclusive walkthrough exhibition that celebrates the untold stories of the women connected to the castle throughout its history.

From Tuesday 1 to Wednesday 30 June 2021, visitors will be delighted with stories of imprisonment, perseverance, love and scandal as they learn all about the fascinating women of Berkeley Castle.


5. See the magic of Giffords Circus at Daylesford Organic Farm

Don’t miss the chance to see The Hooley, Giffords’ awe-inspiring new show, when the circus sets up its tent at Daylesford Organic Farm in Moreton-in-Marsh from Monday 10 to Monday 21 June 2021.

Audiences can expect aerial hoop action and big laughs from Gloucestershire’s favourite clown, Tweedy – alongside faeries, horses and magical mischief. Plus, travelling restaurant Circus Sauce will be on site to serve up a post-show feast.


6. Enjoy free live music at The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham

Catch live acoustic sets from talented local musicians at the Brewery Quarter’s free Friday Night Sessions, planned for Friday 4, Friday 11 and Friday 18 June 2021.

The Cheltenham destination is also home to some fantastic bars and restaurants like The Alchemist and Brewhouse & Kitchen, so music fans can keep the good times rolling with dinner and drinks.


7. Escape to the Midsummer Garden Life Festival at the Three Counties Showground

Get away to a floral paradise without the jet lag or travel restrictions, with three gorgeous themed gardens to discover at the Midsummer Garden Life Festival at Malvern’s Three Counties Showground.

Taking place from Wednesday 23 to Friday 25 June 2021, the festival is also packed with unique horticultural shopping opportunities, live entertainment and a tasty line up of food and drink vendors, promising a fun day out for all.


8. Go for drinks at Scriptorium, A Medieval Cocktail Emporium

Transforming its ancient Scriptorium into a medieval-themed cocktail emporium, Blackfriars Priory is inviting revellers for a night out like no other as it becomes an atmospheric bar on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 June 2021.

For one weekend only, step inside the 13th century building and sip on showstopper cocktails and tuck in to pizzas from Gloucester favourite, Hooker & Eight.


9. Toast the return of The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury

With an exclusive new performance to launch its summer programme, The Roses Theatre is back, bringing a fresh take on Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Victoria Gardens in Tewkesbury.

Running from Thursday 24 June to Sunday 4 July 2021, audiences can bring along a picnic and laugh out loud at (Almost) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, promising alfresco entertainment at its finest.


10. Get your sugar fix at Hetty’s Brownie Bar in Stroud

Bringing the fudgiest brownies in Gloucestershire to Stroud’s Five Valleys Shopping Centre, Hetty’s Kitchen is hoping to open its new venue on Wednesday 23 June 2021.

Featuring a shop, café and even a new menu, sweet toothed locals and visitors will be able to satisfy their cravings for Hetty’s brownies, blondies and chocolate Scotch eggs when the award-winning bakery expands into Stroud.


For more information about Gillman’s, visit gillmans.co.uk.


By Annabel Lammas

© SoGlos
Tuesday 15 June 2021

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