Sunday 16 June 2019

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this October

Celebrate the start of a new season, prepare for a scare this Halloween and check out some of the best local events, as SoGlos handpicks the top 10 things to do in and around Gloucestershire this October.

Boasting autumn colours, Halloween fright fests, literary celebrations and more, see some of the best events in Gloucestershire this October.


1. Celebrate all-things literary

Cheltenham Literature Festival

The world-renowned Cheltenham Literature Festival returns to town from Friday 5 to Sunday 14 October 2018, offering a 10-day celebration of reading, writing and entertainment with names including Gary Barlow, Kate Atkinson, Lionel Shriver, David Attenborough, and many more.


2. Embrace the autumn

10 spots to see stunning autumn colour in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re planning a family day out in the fresh air or a romantic stroll, soak up nature’s fireworks display, with a host of stunning spots to enjoy autumn colour across Gloucestershire.


3. Enjoy plenty of tricks and treats

Gloucestershire Halloween Guide

This Halloween, Gloucestershire will be overtaken by an assortment of ghoulish celebrations, ranging from spooktacular shows to pumpkin carving, offering the perfect chance for little and big kids everywhere to get in on the spooky October action.


4. Don your lederhosen

Oaktoberfest at The Royal Oak Tetbury

Enjoy a weekend of German-inspired food, drink, and family fun, when The Royal Oak opens its doors for Oaktoberfest on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018, promising fun for all ages with live entertainment, tasty treats, and plenty of steins of chilled beer.


5. Solve the crime

The Barn Theatre

A record-breaking comic retelling of a classic, Sherlock Holmes: Hound of the Baskervilles will keep audiences entertained at The Barn Theatre from Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 24 November 2018.


6. Have a wicked Halloween

13 wicked ways for grownups to celebrate Halloween

Halloween isn’t just for the children, and SoGlos has found 13 wicked ways for grown-ups to celebrate the spooky season, encompassing everything from ghost tours and scare zones, to murder mystery evenings.


7. Place your bets

The Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse

The Showcase will get the 2018-19 jump racing season off to a thrilling start at Cheltenham Racecourse, offering two days of sporting entertainment and the popular SoGlos Showcase Food and Drink Zone, from Friday 26 to Saturday 27 October 2018.


8. See some giant bugs

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

From Saturday 6 October 2018, Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s GIANT Bionic Bug Trail will be welcoming visitors, offering a larger-than-life display with animatronics and sound effects.


9. Enjoy an autumnal festival

Autumn Festival at Painswick Rococo Garden

Painswick Rococo Garden will celebrate all-things harvest from Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 October 2018, with its Autumn Festival, featuring apple tasting and heritage produce displays, in addition to offering the chance to explore the beautiful gardens.


10. Get bubbly

Longfield Bubble Rush in Cirencester

The Longfield Bubble Rush takes place on Sunday 7 October 2018, with participants invited to walk, run, jog or toddle around the 5k course. Expect bubble stations along the course, where high-powered foam canons will be blowing out 30 cubic meters of frothy milkshake bubbles every minute!


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