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Families are invited to take part in Gloucester Cathedral’s Summer Challenge during the school holidays.

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...

Ex-gymnastics champion Jimmy Taylor Cardoso has launched the new Cheltenham and Gloucester Gymnastics Club, near Eastern Avenue.

Former gymnastics champion opens new club in Gloucester

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

Families can see the brand-new play from the Everyman Theatre for free at venues across Gloucestershire this July 2021.

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...

Residents and visitors can look forward to a packed schedule of films, music, and summer sport at Imperial Gardens in Cheltenham, this July and August 2021.

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.

Visitors to Beechenhurst can see nine brand-new sculptures along the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, launching in July 2021.

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,...

Kids can enjoy a summer of reading and free activities at their local Gloucestershire library.

Summer Reading Challenge launches in Gloucestershire

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

It may look like any other vending machine, but the machine in Gloucester from Wall’s will be dispensing free ice cream for one day only, this July 2021.

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 is hosting a new scheme to entertain children this summer.

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...

International Baccalaureate Diploma students at Cheltenham Ladies’ College have achieved the school’s best ever results.

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...

Gloucestershire County Council’s dedicated fostering service can help families decide which potential foster option best suits their circumstances.

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...

Aces Minigolf is opening at Dobbies Garden Centre in Gloucester this July 2021.

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.

Experience a taste of Hawaii at Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s latest exhibit, Mission Possible. © WWT Amy Alsop

New Hawaiian-inspired exhibit opens at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Families and nature lovers can say ‘aloha’ to the world’s rarest goose at Slimbridge’s newest exhibit, celebrating the WWT’s...

The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling is being released on Tuesday 12 October 2021. Photography Debra Hurford Brown © J.K. Rowling 2018

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 takes on a new Cheltenham office location and expands to a team of 10.

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,...

See the Flying Scotsman as it chugs through Gloucestershire on Saturday 21 August 2021.

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

The legendary locomotive is steaming through the county on Saturday 21 August 2021, giving Gloucestershire train buffs the...

Joan Collins, Ed Miliband, children’s laureate Cressida Cowell, Bimini Bon Boulash, Skin and Susie Dent all feature in the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 line-up.

First look at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 line-up

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

Perfectly-timed for summer vacays, Cotswold Farm Park’s new ‘glampsite’ opens from Friday 9 July to Tuesday 31 August 2021.

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,...

Celebrate the harvest season when Malvern Autumn Show returns to Three Counties Showground in September 2021.

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...

Cheltenham Racecourse will host Paw Patrol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue’ in August 2022.

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.

Zelda, one of the resident mute swans at Cheltenham’s Pittville Park, has sadly passed away.

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 has been revealed as the most pet-friendly place to live in the south west, according to WeBuyAnyHome.

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...

Get kids coding this summer 2021, with Code Ninjas camps at Gloucestershire College in Cheltenham.

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.

Children could win a year’s worth of toys from Bargain Max by designing their dream playground this June 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...

Sir Mo Farah is helping children engage with books through independent Gloucestershire business, Bring A Book to Life, this July 2021.

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...

Indoor entertainment venues in Gloucester have welcomed visitors back after having to close for months.

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...

Don’t miss the chance to nominate your lifestyle business to win at Gloucestershire’s biggest awards when SGGLA returns for 2021.

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...

Become a wetland hero with Slimbridge Wetland Centre’s free app, launching in June 2021.

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...

Enjoy a post-lockdown dip in Stroud’s outdoor pool as Stratford Park Lido reopens from 1pm on Saturday 29 May 2021.

Stratford Park Lido is finally reopening

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

Westonbirt Arboretum is one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved attractions and you can help support it.

Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum reveal how you can support one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved attractions

With everything from becoming a part of a sculpture to sponsoring a plot of land, Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum share how...

Cheltenham Ladies’ College pupils Larissa, Sophie and Ashley will have their research experiments flown into orbit, thanks to NASA Cubes in Space global engineering design competition.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College pupils’ experiments are being launched into space

Three Year 12 students at Cheltenham Ladies’ College will see their proposed research experiments launched into space on NASA’s...

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