Wednesday 24 July 2019

Gloucestershire May half term guide

Celebrate a week off school this May half term and find out where to make the most of the late spring weather, in SoGlos's guide to the best events in Gloucestershire.

Bursting with ways to keep the kids busy and plenty of new places to explore too, SoGlos has handpicked all the exciting things to do this May half term.


May half term events in Cheltenham 2019

Tom Gates Live on stage at Everyman Theatre


When and where?

Wednesday 29 May to Saturday 1 June 2019 at Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

What’s happening?

The producer behind hit shows, Gansta Granny and Horrible Histories will be coming to Cheltenham for a hilarious show, Tom Gates Live on stage.

It’s not going well for Tom as he has three sad faces on his school behaviour chart and to top it off, his dog Rooster has eaten his homework. Audiences will begin to wonder whether Tom will be able to sort it all out.

SoGlos loves

A mischievous school boy who gets himself into all sorts of muddles, Tom Gates’ character will be a huge hit with audiences this half term. And if the weather isn’t great, the theatre is always a safe bet.

The important bits

Tickets cost from £23.50 per person and show times vary.

How to book

Call (01242) 572573, or visit everymantheatre.org.uk directly.


May half term events in the Cotswolds 2019

Holiday camps at Cotswold Clubhouse


When and where?

From Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May 2019 at Cotswold Clubhouse.

What’s happening?

There’s two brilliant holiday camps available at Cotswold Clubhouse this May. For younger children aged two to four, there’s the Activity Camp which includes arts and crafts, a bouncy castle and access to the soft play. For children aged four to 12, the Gymnastic Camp is a fantastic opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment, learn new skills, balance on beams and use the soft play area too.

SoGlos loves

Cotswold Clubhouse offers an optional early drop off or late pick up facility for an additional fee, meaning it’s a great option for working parents.

The important bits

Both holiday camps cost from £30 a day per child and run from 10am to 3.15pm.

To book

Visit cotswoldclubhouse.co.uk directly.


May half term events in the Forest of Dean 2019

Fire, Wood & Heritage Festival at Dean Heritage Centre


When and where?

Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2019 at Dean Heritage Centre in the Forest of Dean.

What’s happening?

Celebrating the history of the Forest of Dean, expect charcoal burning, chainsaw carving and family activities when Dean Heritage Centre hosts its Fire, Wood & Heritage Festival from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2019. With activities for all ages and demonstrations, visitors can also explore the Gruffalo Trail and visit the interactive exhibits.

SoGlos loves

Fantastic for a family day out, Dean Heritage Centre provides an insight into life in the forest years ago. Don’t miss the Victorian School Classroom where children can dress up as students or head down to The Free Mine.

The important bits

Admission to the Dean Heritage Centre is £8 for adults and £6 for children.

To book

Call (01594) 822170 or visit deanheritagecentre.com directly.


May half term events in Gloucester 2019

Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival


When and where?

Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2019 at Gloucester Docks.

What’s happening?

A whole weekend dedicated to sword fights, family attractions and adrenaline-fuelled activities, Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival is back for another year. Hop on board incredible ships, watch the water stunts and look out for pirates across the jam-packed May bank holiday.

SoGlos loves

For the first time, 2019’s Tall Ships Festival will feature a zip wire across Gloucester Docks. There’ll also be a pop-up climbing wall and sea shanties too.

The important bits

Tickets cost £10 for adults, with one child under 12 gaining free entry with every paying adult. Tickets are valid for the whole weekend.

How to book

Visit gloucestertallships.co.uk directly.


May half term at Museum of Gloucester


When and where?

Saturday 25 May to Sunday 1 June 2019 at Museum of Gloucester.

What’s happening?

Children can get busy in the Crafty Corner where they can create seashore stick puppets and shark tissue pictures. Handle rare artefacts at one of the Object Days or take a behind the scenes tour to explore the depths of the museum.

Offering free entry and free craft activities, May half term at Museum of Gloucester is a great and affordable way to keep the children entertained without breaking the budget.

SoGlos loves

Meet a real Roman soldier on one of the museum’s Chamber Tours on Wednesday 29 May and Saturday 1 June 2019, as you discover what lies beneath the pavements of Gloucester.

The important bits

Entry to the museum and craft activities are free of charge. Museum tours cost from £5 for adults and from £3 for concessions.

How to book

Call (01452) 396131 or visit facebook.com/MuseumofGloucester directly.


May half term events in Slimbridge

Spring to Life at Slimbridge Wetland Centre


When and where?

From Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June 2019 at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

What’s happening?

Visitors can head along to Spring to Life at Slimbridge Wetland Centre where they can take a trip on the Wild Safari 4×4 cars, hire a canoe to get up close with the ducks and there’s even a duckling crèche.

SoGlos loves

Offering the chance to meet some of the new borns at Slimbridge, families can also head along to the nature trail which takes them around the grounds.

The important bits

Spring to Life is included in the normal admission fees. Tickets cost from £13.45 for adults, £7.90 for children and free for under fours.

How to book

Tickets for Slimbridge can be booked by visiting wwt.org.uk directly.


© SoGlos
Wednesday 24 April 2019

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