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Voting is open for SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021

There’s still chance to show your support for Gloucestershire’s best lifestyle businesses and attractions, with a month left to...

A Cotswolds Monopoly boardgame is launching

Joining Gloucestershire and Cheltenham versions of the boardgame is a new Cotswold edition of Monopoly. And this is when you can...

Children’s dance, singing and drama two-week autumn trial at Stagecoach Gloucester

Little stars can try professional dance, singing and drama classes at Stagecoach Gloucester this autumn, by signing up for a...

Slimbridge Wetland Centre invites families to share their summer wetland adventures

Families exploring Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer are being encouraged to share their adventures as part of its new...

New Living Wetland Theatre opens at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

With free flight demonstrations and specialist talks, Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s feathered friends are the stars of the show at...

Former gymnastics champion opens new club in Gloucester

A new gymnastics club, with space for more than a thousand young people in Gloucester, has opened this summer.

A family summer challenge is launching at Gloucester Cathedral

Children can enjoy a summer of fun at Gloucester Cathedral, taking on a series of family-friendly challenges as they explore the...

A free children’s play is touring Gloucestershire libraries and venues this summer

The Everyman Theatre’s latest children’s production will be visiting libraries and outdoor venues across Gloucestershire this July...

Brand-new installations at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail are revealed

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust has unveiled nine new sculptures along its famous trail,...

Free big screen entertainment is coming to Cheltenham

Enjoy free open-air entertainment on the new big screen at Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens this summer.

Here is where you can get free ice creams in Gloucester this weekend

Ice cream maker supreme, Wall’s, is installing a special vending machine in Gloucester this weekend giving away free Twisters,...

Gloucestershire County Council launches new summer activities for kids

Children eligible for free school meals are being invited to take part in the Holiday Activities and Food Programme from...

Gloucestershire County Council is appealing for more foster carers

The need for foster carers in Gloucestershire has never been greater, with Gloucestershire County Council encouraging people in...

Cheltenham Ladies' College achieves best ever International Baccalaureate results

The prestigious Gloucestershire school has achieved its best ever results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, this July...

A new minigolf course is opening in Gloucester

Take on 12 holes of minigolf as a new course opens this July 2021 at Dobbies Garden Centre in Gloucester.

J.K. Rowling is releasing her first children’s novel since Harry Potter

The Christmas Pig follows J.K. Rowling’s children’s fairy tale, The Ickabog, which was serialised online for free during lockdown.

Hooray Recruitment expands team following move into new Cheltenham HQ

Hooray Recruitment’s directors used the pandemic to reassess the firm’s strategic focus, taking on new Cheltenham offices,...

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 line-up revealed

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is set to return at full capacity in 2021 – with this year’s line-up...

A pop-up glamping village is coming to Cotswold Farm Park this summer

Dubbed the 'easiest family holiday in the UK', Cotswold Farm Park is launching a pop-up glamping village this summer, for...

Malvern Autumn Show is returning to Three Counties Showground in 2021

After being postponed in 2020, the iconic Malvern Autumn Show is making a comeback – promising a long weekend of seasonal fun this...

Paw Patrol Live is coming to Cheltenham in 2022

See Chase, Marshall, Skye and more at Paw Patrol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue’ at Cheltenham Racecourse in August 2022.

Tributes paid to late Pittville Park swan Zelda

The swan passed away on Wednesday 16 June 2021, with Cheltenham locals paying tribute to one of Pittville Park’s most popular...

Stroud is the most pet-friendly place to live in the south west

Three Gloucestershire towns have been named as some of the pet-friendliest places to live in the south west, with Stroud taking...

Cyber summer camps for kids are coming to Cheltenham

Code Ninjas is offering summer camps for cyber-savvy kids at Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham, this summer 2021.

Kids in Gloucestershire could win a year’s worth of free toys by designing their dream playground

Online toy store, Bargain Max, is offering kids in Gloucestershire the chance to win a year’s supply of free toys as part of a new...

Sir Mo Farah is helping a Gloucestershire business to bring books to life

Olympic champion runner, Sir Mo Farah, is helping Gloucestershire business, Bring a Book to Life, by signing postcards and...

Gloucester's indoor entertainment venues need your support

With everything from visiting the museum, taking a trip to one of the cinemas, immerse yourself in virtual reality or escape from...

Nominations close soon for SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021

The fourth annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors, are fast approaching – and there’s...

Slimbridge Wetland Centre launches Wetland Heroes app

A new interactive experience is helping families to discover the secrets of Slimbridge Wetland Centre, as the WWT attraction...

Stratford Park Lido is finally reopening

Families are finally being welcomed back to Stroud’s outdoor pool at Stratford Park.