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The International Centre for Birds of Prey is closing after 55 years

One of Gloucestershire’s best-loved attractions, the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent, is closing its doors to the...

Here’s where you can see the Flying Scotsman in Gloucestershire

The legendary locomotive is steaming through the county on Saturday 19 February 2022, giving Gloucestershire train buffs the...

Bristol Zoo announces closing date after 186 years

One of Bristol’s most iconic attractions has announced when it will open for the last time – and showcases plans for a new zoo in...

Here’s how you can help Westonbirt Arboretum to plant new trees in 2022

With important conservation and community projects underway, nature lovers can make 2022 the year they support one of...

Gloucestershire wildlife centre scoops award for superb outdoor education

Staff at Slimbridge Wetland Centre are flying high as its lessons helping children learn more about wildlife have earned the...

Leading Cheltenham day prep school is opening its doors to visitors

The Richard Pate School is inviting parents with children aged three to 11 to come and discover its state-of-the-art facilities...

Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham is reopening in March

Grab your swimming costumes and trunks because Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido has announced its official opening date for the...

The King's School Gloucester is the first in the country to pioneer a new initiative to save food waste

Environmental enterprise Surplus to Purpose is helping The King’s School in Gloucester save waste food from landfill through a...

Stroud’s Museum in the Park reopens with new Ice Age exhibition

From mammoths to man-caves, discover some of Gloucestershire’s most fascinating Ice Age history when Museum in the Park reopens...

Cheltenham independent school secures £3m investment

Cheltenham’s St Edward’s School has been acquired by a leading UK independent schools group, which has pledged to invest £3...

A new family activity trail is launching at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean

Adventurous families can enjoy an action-packed winter’s day out in the Forest of Dean, as Forestry England unveils a brand-new...

The King's School Gloucester is rounding off a year of community work with a special Christmas party in Gloucestershire

Students and staff from The King’s School Gloucester have raised almost £5,000 for good causes this Christmas, cooked more than...

Royal Three Counties Show is set to return bigger and better in 2022

Celebrating 100 years of the Royal Three Counties Show, the 2022 event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

New Bristol Zoo will be home to some of the world’s most endangered animals

Animal lovers will be able to see endangered gorillas, monkeys, parrots and crocodiles at the new Bristol Zoo when it opens.

Tom Kerridge is showing families how to cook Christmas dinner for £10

Gloucestershire’s favourite celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge, wants to make sure families across the country enjoy a delicious dinner...

Dean Close Pre-Prep shares the benefits of joining in Year 2

Cheltenham’s Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School is encouraging applications for Year 2 pupils for September 2022 entry, sharing the...

Lilian Faithfull Care teams up with Officeworx in Cheltenham to send Christmas messages to residents

Cheltenham-based Officeworx is creating colouring sheets so local schoolchildren can send Christmas messages to residents at...

Runaway Reindeer Trail in Gloucester

Individually decorated runaway reindeers are on the loose this Christmas – on a festive trail around Gloucester city centre, until...

Junior reporters wanted to cover Gloucester Rugby games

Gloucester Rugby is offering children aged between 10 and 16 the chance to become a junior reporter covering its home games at...

Gloucester Cathedral puts up its biggest ever Christmas tree

Gloucester Cathedral has installed its biggest ever Christmas tree on Cathedral Green, sharing a shining symbol of joy in the city...

Gloucester Cathedral is inviting everyone to celebrate Christmas together in 2021

After spending last Christmas apart, Gloucester Cathedral is inviting people in the county to come together and celebrate, with a...

Local celebrity joins cast of Cheltenham panto

One of the Cotswolds’ most famous faces is joining the cast of the Everyman Theatre pantomime this Christmas – teasing ‘it’s the...

Brio Retirement Living asks Gloucestershire children to design Christmas decorations for its garden

Imaginative kids are being called on to help Brio Retirement Living create a beautiful elf and fairy garden this Christmas – with...

Lilian Faithfull Care pays tribute to residents this Remembrance Day

The Gloucestershire elderly care charity is paying its respects to current and former residents who fought and lost their lives in...

The Orders of St John Care Trust is recruiting for care sector professionals in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re looking to change career or get back into work, discover the benefits of a career in care at one of the Orders of...

Batsford Arboretum unveils its Christmas in the Cotswolds plans

Always a popular festive destination in the Cotswolds, Batsford Arboretum has announced that its family-friendly Christmas trail...

A new permanent indoor ice-skating rink has opened near Gloucestershire

Just in time to enjoy this winter, get your skates on for Planet Ice, a brand-new permanent indoor ice-skating rink, which has...

Two for one attraction tickets with GWR

For family days out that won’t break the bank, enjoy two for one tickets at a variety of top attractions when travelling on a GWR...

Cheltenham ice rink gets the go ahead

It’s official! Cheltenham will get its very own ice rink this festive season, set to open in Imperial Gardens this November 2021.

Award-winning Cheltenham school reveals its impressive musical offering

Singers and instrumental performers can develop their musical skills at award-winning Cheltenham independent school Dean Close.