10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this August

From summer holiday events and 50 free activities to splash pads and chilli festivals, enjoy a jam-packed August in Gloucestershire, as SoGlos handpicks the top 10 things to do.

With a packed events calendar encompassing foodie festivals, free children’s events, outdoor theatre and more, see some of the best events in Gloucestershire this August.


1. Make a splash

Big Day of Fun at Leisure at Cheltenham

Leisure at Cheltenham welcomes families on Wednesday 1 August 2018, when it hosts a Big Day of Fun and opens its brand-new splash pad. Activities include bouncy castles, crazy golf, disco, skater club, and much more.


2. Heat things up

Cheese and Chilli Festival in Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s first Cheese & Chilli Festival takes place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August 2018, offering a whole host of tasty treats, amazing entertainment and food competitions for those that can handle the heat.


3. Head to the Feastival

The Big Feastival

Returning for another jam-packed year from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 August 2018, The Big Feastival is set to celebrate summer in style, bringing an extravaganza of food, music and family fun to the Cotswolds.


4. Celebrate the summer

The Greenway Hotel's Summer Celebration

The Greenway Hotel’s Summer Celebration runs from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 August 2018, comprising four events – An Evening with Neil Diamond; Grand Marquee Summer Ball; RAF 100 Tea Dance; and a Wedding Fest and Garden Party.


5. Run away with the circus

Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus returns to the Cotswolds in September with My Beautiful Circus, visiting Cirencester from Thursday 13 to Monday 24 September 2018, and Stroud from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 September 2018.


6. Get building

Lego Club at Gloucester Guildhall

From Tuesday 14 to Thursday 30 August 2018, LEGO Club at Gloucester Guildhall will host five different workshops, designed to encourage children to learn through building, creating and disassembling LEGO.


7. Let It Be

Let It Be at Everyman Theatre

Image © Julia Russell

Direct from the West End, smash-hit musical Let It Be hits the stage at Everyman Theatre from Tuesday 28 August 2018, featuring classic hits such as ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Come Together’ and ‘Hey Jude’.


8. Settle down under the stars

The Tempest open air theatre in Tewkesbury

Head to Victoria Gardens in Tewkesbury on Saturday 25 August 2018 to enjoy Oddsocks’ musical, sci-fi adaptation of The Tempest, performed under the stars.


9. Enjoy the summer holidays

Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

Spanning cracking days out, free family activities, energetic sports and some unmissable special events – SoGlos’s guide to the summer holidays in Gloucestershire is guaranteed to make August fly by.

What’s more, you don’t have to spend a thing, because SoGlos has also rounded up 50 FREE things to do during the school holidays.


10. Enjoy a Summer Jam

Summer Jam at The Brewery

On Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 August 2018, there’s the chance to enjoy two days of live music and delicious food and drink, when The Brewery Quarter’s Summer Jam returns, with top local performers, competitions and exciting games.


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Tuesday 17 July 2018

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