Monday 23 September 2019

Gloucestershire spring half term guide

Packed with things to do, places to visit and ways to keep the kids entertained, don't miss SoGlos's handy guide to February spring half term 2019.

From days out whatever the weather to finding something to keep the kids busy, there are plenty of things going on this February spring half term.

From theatre shows to gymnastic clubs, SoGlos has rounded up all of the best events happening this half term.


February half term events in Cheltenham 2019

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Everyman Theatre


When and where?

Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 February 2019 at Everyman Theatre.

What’s happening?

Straight from London’s West End, the sensational musical play, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is heading to Everyman Theatre. Perfect for families, the much-loved story book will be brought to life as it tells the tale of how an unexpected visitor turns up for tea.

SoGlos loves

Packed with plenty of comic chaos, the show is perfect for keeping little ones happy and is a great choice for a rainy day too. For more information see The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Everyman Theatre .

The important bits

Tickets cost £14.50

How to book tickets

Visit everymantheatre.org.uk or call (01242) 572573.


Light Up Cheltenham


When and where?

Throughout half term and from Saturday 2 to Sunday 24 February 2019 in Cheltenham town centre.

What’s happening?

See Cheltenham lit up in all its glory when Light Up Cheltenham returns to the town. A brilliant free spectacle, some of the town’s biggest buildings will be aglow with lights and this year’s event has a brand-new observation wheel. For more information see Light Up Cheltenham .

SoGlos loves

Bigger and better than ever before, Light Up Cheltenham will be brightening up buildings across the town and promising fantastic family entertainment for free.

The important bits

It’s free of charge to see the lights, with the observation wheel costing £5 for adults and £4 for children. The lights will be switched on at 3.30pm every day.

How to book tickets

Head to cheltenhambid.co.uk directly.


February half term events in the Cotswolds 2019

Half term camps at Cotswold Clubhouse


When are where?

The activity camp is at Cotswold Clubhouse and runs on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 February 2019, the gymnastic camp runs from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 February 2019.

What’s happening?

Promising a whole week of fun, Cotswold Clubhouse is offering a jam-packed activity camp at the start of half term for children aged two to 12, followed by brilliant gymnastic camp for children aged four to 12-years-old. For families, the soft play area is a must-visit this half term. There’s even a specialist interactive toddler area to keep tiny tots entertained.

SoGlos loves

Perfect for working parents, Cotswold Clubhouse’s holiday camps now include early drop off and late pick up as an additional extra.

The important bits

The holiday camps cost £30 per child, per day.

How to book tickets

Visit cotswoldclubhouse.co.uk/holidaycamps directly or call (01451) 263130.


February half term events in the Forest of Dean

Flock to International Centre for Birds of Prey


When and where?

The International Centre for Birds of Prey
is open every day from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

What’s happening?

Children and grown-ups can expect a feast for the eyes at International Centre for Birds of Prey this half term. Look out for the spectacular flying displays throughout the day, check out over 250 amazing birds of prey and explore the surrounding gardens.

There’s the chance to see raptors, owls and hawks at the attraction and run around the woodlands too. For more information, see International Centre for Birds of Prey.

SoGlos loves

Forget the packed lunches this half term and head to the on-site café. Tuck into some homemade cake for a tasty treat and look out for the friendly Labradors hanging around the café.

The important bits

Entry to ICBP starts from £6.30.

How to book tickets

Visit icbp.org or call (01531) 820286.


Other events in Gloucestershire in February half term

Lambing Live at Cattle Country Adventure Park

When and where?

Cattle Country Adventure Park from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February 2019.

What’s happening?

Meet the newest furry friends at Cattle Country Adventure Park this spring. Little ones can bottle feed labs and enjoy the great family-friendly facilities too.

The important bits

Adult tickets cost £9.89, children’s tickets cost £10.79. Find out more and see Lambing Live at Cattle Country Adventure Park.


Puddle Jumping Championship at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

When and where?

Slimbridge Wetland Centre from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February 2019.

What’s happening?

Make a splash this half term as the Puddle Jumping Championships return to Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Head along to Welly Boot Land and splish and splosh to win a prize.

The important bits

Normal admission fees apply. For more information see Puddle Jumping Championship at Slimbridge Wetland Centre .


Antarctic Adventures at The Wilson

When are where?

Friday 22 February 2019 at The Wilson and Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre

What’s happening?

Find out what is what like for the Antarctic explorers in this fascinating family experience at The Wilson in Cheltenham.

The important bits

Tickets cost £2, with children’s tickets free of charge. For more information see Antarctic Adventures at The Wilson.


Funky Foam Clay at Dixie Dot Crafts

When and where?

Friday 22 February 2019 at Dixie Dot Crafts.

What’s happening?

Crafting destination, Dixie Dot Crafts is hosting a hands-on foam clay class for children this half term. Create everything from dinosaurs to unicorns in the fun-filled workshop.

The important bits

Tickets cost £13.50. For more information see Funky Foam Clay at Dixie Dot Crafts.


Junior Rugby Camp in Gloucester

When and where?

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February 2019 at Sir Thomas Rich’s Sports Centre.

What’s happening?

Kids wanting to learn a thing or two about rugby can head on over to one of Gloucester Rugby’s holiday camps at Sir Thomas Rich’s Sports Centre.

The important bits

The two-day camp costs £60. For more information see Junior Rugby Camp in Gloucester.


Birds Behaving Badly Week at Birdland Park and Gardens

When and where?

From Saturday 16 February to Sunday 24 February 2019 at Birdland Park and Gardens.

What’s happening?

Families can enjoy a fascinating day out at Birdland Park and Gardens where the staff will spill the beans on all the things the birds get up to that are a bit naughty. From puking penguins to spitting swallows, learn a load of funny facts during your visit.

The important bits

Tickets cost £9.95 for adults, with children’s tickets aged three and above costing £6.95. For more information see Birds Behaving Badly Week at Birdland Park and Gardens.


Written Woods at Westonbirt Arboretum

When and where?

From Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2019 at Westonbirt Arboretum.

What’s happening?

Discover the hidden stories and meaning behind the beautiful trees at Westonbirt this half term. Children can craft a willow heart before running free around the arboretum.

The important bits

Free of charge, normal admission fees apply. For more information see Written Woods at Westonbirt Arboretum .


© SoGlos
Monday 18 February 2019

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