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The Queen Boadicea II boat trips from Gloucester are back this summer

For an affordable family day out and a unique view of the city, there's a chance to take a popular boat trip along the Gloucester...

Discover a surfers' paradise, just down the M5 from Gloucestershire

Visit Bristol’s unique inland surfing destination this summer to master a new skill and experience the ‘blue health’ benefits of...

Four-tonne gorilla headlines BIG Summer-Send Off at Bristol Zoo Gardens

An incredible interactive gorilla sculpture, taller than any giraffe, forms the centrepiece of the end of an era celebrations at...

Blenheim Palace's new adventure play complex is set to open in 2023

The spectacular UNESCO world heritage site, just over the border in nearby Oxfordshire, is developing a brand-new adventure play...

Three Counties Showground secures deal to host Winter Glow for six more years

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern has signed a deal worth three quarters of a million pounds to keep the Winter Glow...

Tire out the kids three different ways at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre this summer

As part of its summer holiday activity days in July and August 2022, Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre is offering six hours of...

A new inflatable play park is opening in Cheltenham

A new inflatable fun park is taking over the former Airborne Trampoline Park in Cheltenham - and this is when families can get...

Summer Reading Challenge launches in Gloucestershire libraries

Libraries across Gloucestershire are once again taking part in the page-turning Summer Reading Challenge – with this year’s theme...

Kids go free at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer

Families can bag themselves a bargain this summer, with NO admission fees for children visiting Westonbirt, The National Arboretum...

Here’s how to get a free sundae on National Ice Cream day this July

It’s National Ice Cream Day this Sunday 17 July 2022 – and here’s how ice cream lovers in Gloucestershire can bag themselves a...

New campaign aims to help people get more active in Gloucestershire

Almost a quarter of people in Gloucestershire are inactive – but We Can Move, a social movement made up of organisations,...

Tickets for Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials are on sale now

It’s the highlight of Gloucestershire horse lovers’ calendars – and tickets are now on sale to the popular eventing showcase at...

Cotswold RAW shares its top tips for feeding your dog raw food while on staycation

Staycation season is here – and for dog owners, following a raw diet doesn’t need to make travelling tricky, thanks to Cotswold...

The Five Valleys Walk is returning after a two-year hiatus

Offering a brilliant family-friendly fundraiser, Meningitis Now's charity event, the Five Valleys Walk, is making its anticipated...

Willow Hill is open for glamping and camping bookings

Enjoy new family-friendly glamping, camping and farm dining experiences at Willow Hill Farm in the Gloucestershire countryside,...

Gloucestershire’s biggest kids’ camp provider opens 23rd venue

Popular holiday camp provider, Atlas Camps, is opening a brand-new base in Tewkesbury – its 23rd new venue in just 10 years since...

Little Amal's walk in Cheltenham

Little Amal, the iconic giant puppet who walked from Syria in support of refugees, walked through Cheltenham for the New Steps,...

New family enclosure launching at Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

A new dedicated area for families at RAF Fairford’s Royal International Air Tattoo will be packed with kid-centric entertainment,...

One of Gloucestershire’s best-loved summer camps has launched two new locations

Still wondering how you can keep the kids occupied during the summer holiday? Alongside Cheltenham and Gloucester, Camp 4-2-11 is...

Sir David Attenborough praises Cotswold entrepreneur for her new children’s book

An entrepreneur from the Cotswolds, who has just published a children’s book raising awareness of environmental issues, has...

Stagecoach Performing Arts is running summer holiday schools for children in Gloucestershire

Keeping theatre-loving kids entertained during the summer holidays, Stagecoach Performing Arts is running acting, dancing and...

Cattle Country celebrates 30 years of family days out in Gloucestershire

Get ready for the ultimate birthday party this June 2022, as Cattle Country Farm Park celebrates 30 wonderful years in...

Cheltenham Science Festival has a new partnership with Pride in Gloucestershire

Aiming to make the worlds of science and cyber safe places for LGBTQ+ people, Cheltenham Science Festival is partnering with Pride...

Demand for staycations is still booming in the Cotswolds

As staff shortages cause travel chaos at airports around the country, domestic holidays are still proving popular post-pandemic,...

Go on a sculpture safari at Sudeley Castle this summer

Gloucestershire families can spot a host of exotic animals made from flowers, plants and grasses on the Sudeley Sculpture Safari.

New Cotswold amphitheatre launches its first ever season with a packed programme of performances

Offering creative catering, scenic picnics, moonlit plays and open-air concerts, the Cotswolds newest theatre, the Amphitheatre at...

A new children’s book festival is coming to Westonbirt Arboretum

Little bookworms can meet their favourite authors at Wild Wonder at Westonbirt, a brand-new literature festival championing...

Stratford Park Lido in Stroud is reopening for summer

Stroud’s popular Stratford Park Lido announces when it is reopening for its summer 2022 season.

Cotswolds wildlife park opens new enclosure to welcome penguins from Bristol Zoo

Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water has opened a brand-new penguin enclosure, as it welcomes a group of African penguins from Bristol...

Gloucestershire prep school promotes outdoor education with an open evening picnic

Parents interested in Cheltenham College Prep School are invited to tour the facilities –which include its own forest school – and...