The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway

The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway is back for 2021 – with some amazing Gloucestershire prizes up for grabs in the run-up to Christmas!

Ends Friday 24 December 2021

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Ho, ho, ho! Win 24 wonderful Gloucestershire prizes in The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway 2021.
Ho, ho, ho! Win 24 wonderful Gloucestershire prizes in The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway 2021.

There are 24 fantastic Gloucestershire prizes from 24 Gloucestershire businesses to be won in the countdown to Christmas, with The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway 2021.

From overnight hotel stays to luxury spa days and family days out to a Nintendo Switch – there are thousands of pounds-worth of goodies being given away by the SoGlos Santa!

Follow SoGlos on Facebook and see below each day in December 2021 to discover exactly what’s being giving away – and get entering to win, win, win some spectacular prizes!


Day 1 – Naylor Powell

About Naylor Powell

Award-winning estate agency, Naylor Powell, provides expert sales, lettings and property management services from its branches in Cheltenham, Gloucester Docks, Hempsted, Newent, Stonehouse and its newest office in Cam.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022, its highly trained team have been trusted by homeowners in the county since 1982 – providing vendors with exceptional service, and helping house hunters find their dream Gloucestershire home for 40 years.

The prize

The exciting prize for day one was the ultimate family games console, the Nintendo Switch! With TV, tabletop and handheld modes, as well as flexible controllers, the lucky winner can enjoy hours of festive fun with the family this Christmas.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit naylorpowell.com.


Day 2 – The Brewery Quarter

About The Brewery Quarter

Bursting with restaurants, bars and attractions, Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter is a popular destination for days and nights out in the town – with family-friendly entertainment like Cineworld, Mr Mulligan’s Adventure Golf and Hollywood Bowl to top restaurants and bars like The Alchemist, The Botanist, Cosy Club and Mowgli.

The Brewery Quarter is also getting some exciting new openings next year, with Vietnamese kitchen Pho, social darts venue Flight Club and craft beer bar BrewDog all opening in early 2022.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a trip to Escape Hunt at The Brewery Quarter for an immersive Christmas-themed virtual reality game for four people, plus a £50 voucher for Hub Box to fill up on juicy burgers – and maybe a beer or two!

The fine print

Escape Hunt’s festive VR game is available until January 2022, but winners may be able to redeem their prize against a regular VR game on request.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit thebreweryquarter.com.


Day 3 – The Scenic Supper

About The Scenic Supper

With exceptional food, stunning views and some of the best gin cocktails in the county, The Scenic Supper at Todenham Manor Farm near Moreton-in-Marsh should be on every Gloucestershire foodie’s hit list.

Its bespoke glasshouses offer an intimate dining space for two, four, six or eight guests, each with panoramic views over the Cotswolds countryside, as well as an ever-changing set menu of five or seven courses, championing local, seasonal produce with its ‘paddock to plate’ ethos.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is dinner for four at The Scenic Supper’s Todenham Manor Farm venue on Friday 1 April 2022. With a menu of delicious, seasonal dishes made from local produce, the winner can indulge in an evening meal in one of The Scenic Supper’s bespoke glasshouses, alongside a bottle of English sparkling wine.

The fine print

Competition winners must be able to attend The Scenic Supper at Todenham Manor Farm on Friday 1 April 2022.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit thescenicsupper.co.uk.


Day 4 – Westonbirt Arboretum

About Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is a magical botanical garden in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discover family-friendly walking trails through trees from all over the world, with Gruffalo sculptures to spot, adventure play areas to explore and children’s activities hosted throughout the year.

While Westonbirt’s Enchanted Christmas is a highlight on Gloucestershire’s festive calendar, back for 2021 with new illuminated spectacles and a spellbinding light trail that will lead visitors to Father Christmas’s missing reindeer.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a family ticket to Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas, for two adults and two children, to discover the wonders of the illuminated forest on Monday 20 December 2021. Follow the magical light trail to track down Santa’s lost reindeer, pick up a seasonal treat at the Christmas village and even catch a glimpse of Father Christmas himself.

The fine print

Competition winners must be able to attend Enchanted Christmas at 8.10pm on Monday 20 December 2021.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit forestryengland.uk/westonbirt.


Day 5 – Cowley Manor

About Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor is a luxury spa hotel and restaurant, set in 55 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside near Cheltenham. Offering a relaxing retreat for guests and visitors, the hotel features 31 stylish bedrooms, from family-friendly options to romantic boudoirs, and seasonal dining experiences – including festive afternoon tea.

Perfect for warming up on a winter’s day, the award-winning C-Side Spa has heated swimming pools, sauna and steam room facilities, and offers indulgent treatments using Cowley’s own range of beauty products.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is the ultimate Christmas hamper from Cowley Manor’s Green & Spring range. Get a taste of the award-winning C-Side Spa experience at home and enjoy a pamper session with Cowley’s own products. Packaged in a gorgeous picnic hamper, this indulgent bundle includes a relaxing bath and massage oil, revitalising exfoliating body wash, restorative hand cream and much more – worth £210.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit cowleymanor.com and greenandspring.com.


Day 6 – CLC Health and Fitness Centre

About CLC Health and Fitness Centre

Part of the world-renowned independent girls’ school, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, CLC Health and Fitness Centre offers state of the art facilities in the heart of the Regency town.

CLC Fitness Centre boasts a 25-metre swimming pool; fitness suite with an extensive range of cardio and resistance equipment, as well as free weights; two sports halls offering high-energy workout classes, relaxing yoga and Pilates sessions and a variety of sports from badminton to basketball; squash courts; and outdoor tennis courts too.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a three-month membership for two people to the impressive CLC Health and Fitness Centre. Worth £234 – or £78 per month – the prize will give one winner and a friend the chance to take advantage of all the fantastic facilities, including the state-of-the-art fitness suite; swimming pool; workout classes; squash courts; and more.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit fitness.cheltladiescollege.org.


Day 7 – Cotswold Farm Park

About Cotswold Farm Park

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is an award-winning attraction in Guiting Power, near Cheltenham. Year-round, it is home to an array of animals, barns packed with activities, adventure playgrounds and much more. With the magical Enchanted Light Trail illuminating the farm park after dark until Friday 31 December 2021.

Cotswold Farm Park is also home to a range of accommodation including camping pods, bell tent glamping and safari tents, as well as luxurious Sunset lodges – open throughout the winter for the first time in 2021.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is two-night stay in one of Cotswold Farm Park’s luxurious Sunset lodges with a hot tub, for up to six people – worth up to £800!This incredible prize offers the chance for the perfect family getaway in the Cotswolds countryside in 2022, and it’s dog-friendly too! Self-contained and well-appointed with a private wood-fired hot tub, access to the farm park is also included throughout.

The fine print

The two-night break is subject to availability, with early booking by the lucky winner advised.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk.


Day 8 – Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

About the Everyman Theatre

Entertaining audiences from across Gloucestershire and beyond for 130 years, the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham is home to electrifying shows, thought-provoking plays, stand-up from the UK’s biggest comedians, enjoyable family entertainment and much more – with a particularly exciting line-up coming to the stage in 2022.

As well as being one of the county’s most popular live entertainment venues – and an SGGLA winner for four years in a row – the Everyman Theatre also successfully produces its own shows, which tour the country; is a registered charity, running artistic and educational outreach workshops and programmes; and is a treasured cultural hub for the county.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a VIP night at the theatre – with a pair of tickets for any Everyman Theatre show in 2022, interval drinks, and dinner for two in Matcham’s restaurant!

Some of the big name shows coming to the Everyman Theatre in 2022 include musicals such as Hairspray, Chicago, Bring It On and SIX; dance from sensational Strictly stars; plays including Private Lives and The Da Vinci Code; comedy from Reginald D Hunter and Dylan Moran; with family entertainment from Peppa Pig and, of course, the return of the Everyman pantomime – as just a few examples.

The fine print

Please note, tickets are subject to availability and will need to be booked in advance, with dinner and drinks on the same date.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit everymantheatre.org.uk.


Day 9 – Slimbridge Wetland Centre

About Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Bursting with the sights and sounds of nature, Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers 100 acres of wetland wildlife with plenty for families of all ages to enjoy – from spotting wonderful winter wildlife, awesome amphibians and marvellous mammals, to exploring wide-open spaces and exciting exhibits.

With new wonders to discover each season, winter brings thousands of migrating birds to Slimbridge, including the beautiful Bewick’s swans – as well as a host of seasonal events and festive activities around Christmas time.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a family membership to Slimbridge Wetland Centre, giving two adults and two children the chance to win a whole year’s worth of quack-tastic wildlife adventures – as well as unlimited access to all nine of WWT’s wetland centres. Plus, vouchers to spend at Slimbridge’s Kingfisher Kitchen restaurant, where keen explorers can refuel with hot food, drinks and a tasty selection of cakes and snacks.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit wwt.org.uk/slimbridge.


Day 10 – The Green Dragon Inn

About The Green Dragon Inn

Tucked away in the Cotswold hamlet of Cockleford, The Green Dragon Inn offers a cosy retreat from the hustle and bustle, serving great food, fine wine and real ales with cottage-style accommodation.

Boasting roaring log fires and charming 17th century features, it’s the perfect place to hunker down this Christmas – with a special festive menu to sample and even an on-site shop, stocking seasonal gifts, local produce and stylish homewares.

The prize

Today’s prize is a gorgeous Cotswold getaway to The Green Dragon Inn, with the lucky winner receiving a night away for two at the Cockleford pub – with full English or Continental breakfast included. Relax in one of the beautifully decorated bedrooms, enjoy the picturesque surroundings and maybe treat yourself to some tasty pub grub!

The fine print

The overnight stay with breakfast must be redeemed by Thursday 31 March 2022 and can only be booked between Sunday and Thursday, subject to availability. The prize excludes Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and any public holidays. No meals other than breakfast are included in the prize.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit green-dragon-inn.co.uk.


Day 11 – Go Ape

About Go Ape

Go Ape is a great family day out, with high ropes courses across two sites in the Forest of Dean. In the very forest which inspired Lord of the Rings, have your own unexpected adventure as you explore the outdoors from up high, taking on the daring Treetop Challenge; or zip through the forest on an eco-friendly, off-road Segway.

With bookings open now, make your Christmas unforgettable by taking on a tree top adventure this December, or challenge yourself to reach new heights in 2022.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a £100 voucher to swing from the treetops at Go Ape in the Forest of Dean. Dare friends and family to unleash their inner Tarzan, with high ropes challenges at Mallards Pike, and courses for little monkeys as young as four at Beechenhurst.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit goape.co.uk/forest-of-dean.


Day 12 – Gloucester Brewery

About Gloucester Brewery

Located on Gloucester Docks, with a love of beer and a vision for creative sustainable micro-brewing, Gloucester Brewery produces modern New World craft beers and was named Gloucestershire CAMRA Beer of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

It’s passionate about using natural ingredients as the foundation for its beers, from the timeless Gloucester Gold to its new IPAs, so they don’t only taste great, but beer-lovers can feel good about drinking them too.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is the ultimate beer, gin, and cheese gift set from Gloucester Brewery. The winner can indulge in a hamper containing a brilliant mix of Gloucester Brewery beers and Fox’s Kiln Distillery gins, brewed and distilled at its Dockside home, as well as a selection of locally sourced food.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit gloucesterbrewery.co.uk.


Day 13 – The Fairview Gardener

About The Fairview Gardener

Described as ‘a centre for gardeners, not a garden centre’, The Fairview Gardener in Birdwood is a horticultural haven for Gloucestershire gardeners. Run by experts, it stocks an extensive range of seeds, plants, flowers and shrubs, as well as gardening equipment, water features and pots.

There’s also a gift shop with a range of handpicked items, including Christmas decorations, homewares and local treats; not to mention its popular Tea Room, serving delicious homemade bakes.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a £100 voucher to spend in store at The Fairview Gardener on its impressive range of plants, flowers, shrubs and gardening equipment. Plus, gift vouchers are also valid in The Tea Room, so you can treat yourself to something tasty too!

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit thefairviewgardener.com.


Day 14 – The Mortgage Brain

About The Mortgage Brain

Based in Gloucester, The Mortgage Brain offers no obligation advice on mortgages for everyone from first-time buyers and the self-employed, to those investing in buy-to-let properties.

As well as being able to access exclusive offers, the team of fully regulated mortgage advisers can also help with specialist products for foster carers and applicants with adverse credit.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a generous £200 voucher to spend at the Settebello Trattoria restaurant and cocktail bar on Gloucester Docks. Specialising in southern Italian cuisine, you could choose to work your way through the wide array of antipasti, pasta, fish and classic Italian dishes on the menu. Or, if you can find enough friends and family to help you, give Settebello’s signature personalised metre-long pizzas a go!

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit themortgagebrain.net.


Day 15 – Neptune Rum

About Neptune Rum

Cheltenham-based Neptune Rum specialises in creating exceptional quality rums from Barbados and the Caribbean, incorporating the finest natural ingredients, centuries-old distillation methods and tropical ageing.

Named after the Roman god of the sea, the company is committed to raising awareness of the natural beauty of our oceans, with every bottle of Neptune Rum sold helping to fund ocean clean-up projects around the world.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a cocktail-making masterclass for two at Neptune Rum’s Cheltenham Tasting Rooms, together with a bottle of Neptune Rum Barbados Gold – which has won 70 global awards – and a bottle of Neptune Rum’s new Caribbean Spiced Rum.

The fine print

The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit neptunerum.com.


Day 16 – Gloucester Carpet Outlet

About Gloucester Carpet Outlet

Gloucester Carpet Outlet is a family-run business that prides itself on being Gloucestershire’s number one independent carpet retailer. The flooring company has solutions for every room in the house – as well as affordable artificial grass for the garden – and options for commercial premises, such as offices and hotels, as well.

Whether its carpets, luxury vinyl tiles, or real wood laminate flooring, Gloucester Carpet Outlet’s accredited fitters will ensure the perfect finish. It even offers home visits for a free flooring estimate, as well as an online calculator to find out how much you can expect to pay.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is an indulgent Christmas chocolate hamper packed with £120 of goodies to see you through the festive season. Put together by the team at Gloucester Carpet Outlet, the handpicked selection of goodies has something for every chocoholic, with white, milk and dark chocolate treats.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit gloucestercarpetoutlet.co.uk.


Day 17 – The Lock Keepers

About The Lock Keepers

An independent destination for discerning foodies, The Lock Keepers in Over, near Gloucester, offers a modern and seasonal British menu, made with local produce for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as sparkling Christmas specials.

Set alongside the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal and providing a perfect resting place for walkers, there’s also the chance to book the whole restaurant for celebrations – with accommodation above the restaurant in The Mooring Post too, for the ultimate break with friends and family.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a two-course meal for four people and a bottle of wine at The Lock Keepers in Over, near Gloucester – perfect for treating your friends or family to a feast in gorgeous canal-side surroundings.

Inspired by the flavours of the best local produce, The Lock Keepers’ chefs create comforting, traditional British food with a contemporary twist – with the menus including everything from beautifully-seared steaks and juicy burgers to Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. With veggie and children’s options too.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit thelockkeepers.co.uk.


Day 18 – Over Farm

About Over Farm

Based just outside Gloucester, Over Farm is both a working farm and a fantastic family attraction. Its award-winning farm shop stocks a wide variety of local produce, such as fresh meat and vegetables – not to mention homemade treats.

Over Farm is also home to a variety of seasonal attractions throughout the year, from family-friendly farm trails with cute and cuddly animals to meet, to its famous Halloween attractions Frightmare and Spookyard.

At Christmas, as well as offering locally sourced Christmas meats and hampers in the farm shop, Over Farm also grows and sells its own Christmas trees and handmade wreaths, too.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a luxury Christmas hamper from the Over Farm shop. Filled to the brim with delicious local goodies like wine, beer, cider, cheese and chutney, jam, chocolate and biscuits, the lucky winner will have their very own hamper (worth £100) put together by the expert team at Over Farm!

The fine print

Competition winners will need to confirm any allergies or dietary requirements with Over Farm when claiming their prize.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit overfarm.co.uk.


Day 19 – The Fox and Hounds Inn

About The Fox and Hounds Inn

Found just over the Worcestershire border in Bredon, The Fox and Hounds Inn is a delightful Cotswold country pub, extending a warm welcome to visitors with its hearty food, delicious Sunday roasts and friendly, relaxed vibe.

All decked out for the festive season, soak up the Christmassy atmosphere at this traditional thatched inn, with the chance to cosy up and drink Donnington ales or tuck into its tasty Christmas menu.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a scrumptious Sunday roast for four at The Fox and Hounds Inn. Dine on succulent beef sirloin or roast loin of pork, complete with roasties and seasonal vegetables; while veggie guests are catered for with a roasted butternut squash option. All topped off with a glazed lemon tart or a selection of ice creams!

The fine print

The winner will need to contact The Fox & Hounds Inn to pre-book their table. Please note, drinks are not included.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit thefoxandhoundsbredon.co.uk.


Day 20 – Dunkertons Cider

About Dunkertons Cider

Dunkertons Cider has been crafting its certified-organic cider for over 30 years, pressing, fermenting and bottling its award-winning produce at the Cheltenham cidery, as well as delivering tours and running its own cider shop and deli on site.

Dunkertons Cider is also home to the Tap Room, a vibrant bar that hosts street food vendors and regular events, with cider enthusiasts able to enjoy organic mulled cider and various Christmas activities throughout December.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a Dunkertons Cider tour for two. Discover just how Dunkertons crafts its famous local cider from ‘bud to bottle’ before enjoying a tutored cheese and cider tasting – with the lucky winner also taking home a gorgeous food and drink hamper from the Cider Shop, packed with Dunkertons’ award-winning organic cider, artisan cheese and much more.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit dunkertonscider.co.uk.


Day 21 – Tokyotattoo

About Tokyotattoo

Established in 2012, Tokyotattoo is an independent, multi-award-winning tattoo studio based in Cheltenham’s fashionable Montpellier district.

Alongside six world-class resident artists specialising in all forms of tattooing, the studio hosts regular international guest artists too. And earlier this year, Tokyotattoo also branched out into scalp micropigmentation, offering the non-surgical hair loss solution known as SMP from its new BUZZ Clinic.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a £100 Tokyotattoo gift card to spend on getting inked in the studio, or on the range of tattoo-inspired merchandise on the Tokyotattoo online shop.

The fine print

The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over. Gift cards are only redeemable against the deposit (50 per cent) for your tattoo.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit tokyotattoo.co.uk.


Day 22 – Forest of Dean – Forestry England

About Forestry England – Forest of Dean

Discover the great outdoors, spend quality time with family, and reconnect with nature in the Forest of Dean. Managed by Forestry England, this ancient woodland offers a great day out whatever the season, whether you’re exploring with loved ones or solo.

From peaceful picnics to exhilarating adventures on wheels at the Forest of Dean Cycle Centre, muddy walks with the dog, to enchanting strolls around Beechenhurst’s Sculpture Trail, there’s lots to discover at the Forest of Dean in 2022.

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a Forest of Dean annual membership from Forestry England. Kicking off your 2022 adventures, this membership gives you a whole year’s worth of free parking, as well as exclusive benefits and discounts – perfect for families looking to get outdoors and rediscover nature in the new year.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit forestryengland.uk/the-forest-of-dean.


Day 23 – Cattle Country Farm Park

About Cattle Country Farm Park

Cattle Country Farm Park is a popular family attraction in Berkeley. From animal encounters and ride-on tractors to adventure playgrounds and sheltered playbarns, there’s plenty for children of all ages to enjoy, rain or shine – with delicious food at GRAZE Café, too.

With plans for festive fun in December 2021, families can make the most of Christmas activities at Cattle Country, visiting Santa’s grotto, taking a ride in his sleigh and even decorating gingerbread with Mrs Claus!

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is a family ticket for up to six people to enjoy a day out at Cattle Country, plus £50 to tuck into a tasty meal at GRAZE while you’re there. The lucky winners will have lots of fun meeting friendly animals and exploring the farm, complete with jumping pillows, mini golf course and plenty more besides.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit cattlecountry.co.uk.


Day 24 – Ellenborough Park

About Ellenborough Park

Set within a stunning 15th century estate just outside Cheltenham, the five-star Ellenborough Park retreat offers 61 bedrooms, luxury dining and an opulent spa. With period features like roll top baths, original fireplaces and leaded windows in each of the rooms, the building is steeped in history and boasts incredible views over the Cotswold countryside.

Head to the Indian-inspired spa for indulgent treatments and Elemis products, where you’ll also find a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a heated outdoor pool!

The prize

Today’s exciting prize is an ‘Afternoon Glow’ spa experience for two people at Ellenborough Park near Cheltenham. Unwind with a 25-minute treatment each, with a choice between a back massage or an Elemis express facial; use of the indoor and outdoor facilities, including Jacuzzi, steam room, outdoor pool and gym; and of course, fluffy robes, towels and slippers too!

The fine print

Ellenborough Park’s ‘Afternoon Glow’ spa experiences are available from 1pm to 5pm. Use of the indoor facilities must be pre-booked with a timed slot.

How to enter

This competition has now closed.

Find out more

Visit ellenboroughpark.com.

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