10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this July

Outdoor cinemas screenings and PUBS! SoGlos has handpicked 10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire in July 2020.

With lockdown restrictions easing up even further in England – and the summer sun (hopefully) shining – July is packed with more things to do than we’ve all been accustomed to!

From drive-in concerts and outdoor cinema screenings to pubs finally being able to serve pints, here’s to a fun-filled month in glorious Gloucestershire…

1. Go to the pub, finally!

Independence Day has taken on a new meaning in the UK this year, with Saturday 4 July 2020 seeing some Gloucestershire pubs opening their doors for the first time since lockdown began. There will be new rules in place, but it’s an anticipated date for many who’ve missed their local boozer.

2. Go to a castle

Berkeley Castle is reopening on Sunday 19 July 2020, welcoming visitors back to the historic attraction, near Stroud, for the first time since lockdown began. And there’s a dragon trail!

3. See some piglets

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, in Guiting Power, is just one of the family attractions opening its doors Saturday 4 July 2020 – with plenty of Old Spot piglets to aww at!

4. Watch the planes

The Royal International Air Tattoo – the biggest military air show in the world – is going virtual for the first time this summer, bringing amazing flying displays to screens across Gloucestershire and beyond on Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 July 2020.

5. Grab a readymade picnic platter

The Maytime Inn in Burford has launched a new summer takeaway menu with delicious picnic platters and free Windrush Valley walking maps – a great way to burn off those sarnies and bottles of beer.

6. Do the Truffle shuffle

Hey you guys! An outdoor cinema screening of The Goonies will be at Cowley Manor on Friday 31 July 2020, for an evening of retro 80s action. Get ready for pirates, scary bad guys, brave kids, thrills, spills and booby traps…

7. Tuck into the tastiest Gloucestershire produce

From banging brownies to spicy hot sauces, SoGlos’s greedy journalists have handpicked 16 of the county’s finest artisan food producers, see if your favourites make the shortlist.

8. Pick some juicy strawberries

Wimbledon might be cancelled this summer, but you can still go fruit picking at one of Gloucestershire’s PYO farms in July, with SoGlos selecting some of the best places to take the family, all with social distance measures in place.

9. Catch a big screen blockbuster

With plenty of social distancing measures in place, Cineworld cinemas in Gloucester and Cheltenham are also opening up on Friday 10 July 2020 for film fans to get their big screen fix. Get ready for flicks including Top Gun: Maverick, Black Widow, Tenet and the latest James Bond movie No Time To Die this summer.

10. Book tickets for a Dan Brown thriller

Based on the hit novel by Dan Brown (which mind-bogglingly sold more than 100 million copies worldwide) the very first The Da Vinci Code stage show is coming to the Everyman Theatre, from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 May 2021 – with tickets to see Professor Robert Langdon in Cheltenham already being snapped up.

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.

© SoGlos
Thursday 16 July 2020

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