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How the staycation boom has shaped one of Gloucestershire's business

Gloucestershire-based company M5 Motorhome Hire saw a huge increase in bookings last year and 2021 is set to be even busier, with...

The future of Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido is secure for the next 35 years

Sandford Parks Lido has announced that a new lease has been agreed between its charity and Cheltenham Borough Council, with its...

Sudeley Castle is reopening with a new trail of life-sized elephants

Find 30 life-sized elephant sculptures at Sudeley Castle, near Cheltenham, when the attraction reopens this April 2021.

King's School Gloucester student to play lead role in a new TV series

Eloise Little, a student at the King’s School in Gloucester, will play the lead role in new children’s TV series Theodosia.

Gloucester’s Tall Ships Festival is being rescheduled

The Tall Ships and Adventure Festival usually takes place at Gloucester Docks in May, but this year’s event has been postponed and...

Three new dining experiences are coming to Westonbirt Arboretum

Days out at Westonbirt Arboretum are about to get even better, with three brand new dining experiences coming to the Cotswold...

Gloucestershire celebrity farmer Adam Henson releases a new children’s book

New children’s book A Year on Adam’s Farm by Gloucestershire’s famous farmer, Adam Henson, is on sale now.

Giffords Circus is getting its show back on the road

After being postponed due to the pandemic last year, The Hooley from Giffords Circus is set to open this May 2021.

A family Easter trail is coming to Cheltenham

Families in Cheltenham are being tasked with helping the Easter bunny deliver his eggs around the town, on a free Easter-themed...

A virtual pet competition is launching in Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Willans LLP solicitors have teamed up to find the county’s most talented pets – with the launch of a...

Cirencester open air swimming pool reveals its reopening date

The open air swimming pool at Cirencester Park is due to reopen in May 2021, as lockdown restrictions in Gloucestershire start to...

Outdoor cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace

See classic movies like Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park with a stunning backdrop as The Luna Drive-in Cinema...

Dandelion appeal set to fund a new garden at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity has launched its Commemorative Dandelion Appeal to fund the creation of a new...

Cheltenham teen famous for bedtime reading will be doing a World Book Day live stream

Oscar Mallet, the teenager famous for reading bedtime stories to children via Zoom during lockdown, is reading a special story for...

Dinosaurs are coming to Catch A Smile in Gloucester

The fishing lakes at Catch A Smile in Gloucester will be home to some new dinosaurs when it reopens – including a Tyrannosaurus...

Wycliffe College is showing families why Gloucestershire is an amazing place to come to school

With more families moving to rural areas for a better quality of life, Wycliffe College shares why it believes Gloucestershire is...

A new children’s treetop adventure is coming to Go Ape in the Forest of Dean

Young thrill seekers are in for a treat when Go Ape at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean reopens after lockdown – with a...

Cheltenham is hosting a drive-in festival this Easter

With Ru Paul Drag Race stars to Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz Pantomime and more, there’s fun for all the family at Cheltenham’s...

A Cheltenham community group is encouraging people to donate unwanted winter coats

Take One Leave One Cheltenham will have a clothes rail on the Promenade on Saturday 20 February 2021, where people can donate...

Cheltenham Ladies' College launches flexible boarding options

Pupils at Cheltenham Ladies’ College will be able to enjoy flexible boarding options from September 2021 – with day girls being...

No Child Left Behind is asking for #LaptopsForLearning donations in Cheltenham

Cheltenham-based project No Child Left Behind is encouraging residents to donate their pre-loved laptops and devices, so local...

The Museum of Gloucester is distributing free wellbeing packs during lockdown

To help keep the city’s residents creative during lockdown three, the Museum of Gloucester is sending out free wellbeing packs...

Good news for construction as site for £11 million primary school site north of Cheltenham is named

Construction firms in Gloucestershire will benefit after a site for a new £11 million school in Bishop’s Cleeve is finally named.

A new primary school sponsored by The Crypt School is being built in Gloucester

Sponsored by The Crypt School, the brand-new Wheatridge Primary School will provide an education for children in Gloucester’s...

New children’s food venture PJ’s Kitchen has launched in Cheltenham

Offering ‘good food for kids’, new family food business, PJ’s Kitchen, has launched in Cheltenham – with pancake parties and...

A new cliffside dining experience is launching in Gloucestershire

Thrill-seeking foodies can dine on the side of a cliff in Gloucestershire, in this brand-new lunch and dinner date experience on a...

David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy is coming to Cheltenham Racecourse

A family-friendly production of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy is coming to Cheltenham Racecourse in April 2021, as part of a UK...

Tweedy is returning to the Barn Theatre to get children reading in Gloucestershire

Hear Tweedy read Nell and the Circus of Dreams this Friday, as part of Read Gloucestershire’s ‘drop everything and read’ campaign.

On:Song launches free kids music and movement sessions during lockdown

HUM Kids, a weekly music and movement session, is being offered free of charge to help keep children energised and entertained...

Glastonbury Festival is cancelled for 2021

Glastonbury Festival 2021 has been cancelled for the second year running, due to the lasting impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.