Tuesday 28 January 2020

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Get the latest Gloucestershire gloucestershire children & family news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

Families can party at the Mini Ravers event at Revolution Cheltenham this February.

A family-friendly rave is coming to Cheltenham

A family-friendly rave is coming to Cheltenham’s Revolution this February, complete with special characters, a tuck shop...

© Photo by Yngve Hegreberg. Children can step into the shoes of a wizard at Dragondale Wizarding Academy at St Briavels Castle.

A wizarding school is coming to Gloucestershire

A brand-new wizarding school experience is coming to Gloucestershire, including role play, magic lessons and special characters...

Votes can be made on Stagecoach West’s website and are open until Monday 27th January 2020.

Voting now open to name Stagecoach West’s new buses

With the shortlist finalised, Gloucestershire residents can now vote to choose their favourite name for Stagecoach West’s new...

The new trail at Westonbirt Arboretum includes secret puzzles, activities and challenges for children.

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail now open at Westonbirt Arboretum

Forestry England has opened a new Shaun the Sheep themed trail around Westonbirt Arboretum, complete with UV pens, activity...

Cotswold Farm Park will open six new luxury holiday lodges.

Cotswold Farm Park is opening luxury holiday lodges

Cotswold Farm Park has announced it will open six new luxury holiday lodges, all of which have been built with sustainability...

Cheltenham’s independent fancy dress shop is closing down with a huge sale

Showcase dancewear and fancy dress closing down in Cheltenham

One of Cheltenham’s best-known fancy dress shops has announced it is closing down at the start of 2020, selling off its stock...

Nell Gifford has died after a long illness.

Giffords Circus founder passes away

The co-founder of Giffords Circus, Nell Gifford, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Cheltenham’s big wheel will return in February 2020 as part of Light Up Cheltenham.

Cheltenham's big wheel is back for 2020

Cheltenham’s giant observation wheel will be returning to Imperial Gardens in February 2020, after its huge success as...

Little Mix, the UK’s biggest girl band, are returning to Gloucester for a summer 2020 concert at Kingsholm Stadium.

Little Mix to perform live in Gloucester

The world’s biggest girl band, Little Mix, is returning to Gloucester this summer, performing a summer concert at Kingsholm...

An ice rink will open in Cheltenham’s Imperial Square for Christmas 2020.

Cheltenham ice rink gets the go ahead

Opening in Cheltenham’s Imperial Square in 2020, Cheltenham will get its own ice rink for the Christmas season next year.

Experience Frozen 2 in a magical way at one of Cineworld Cheltenham’s special 4DX screenings.

Frozen 2 is being shown in 4DX at Cineworld Cheltenham

The time Disney fans have all been waiting for is finally here, Frozen 2 is hitting the big screen in November 2019 – with...

Gloucester Quays’ ice rink returns for 2019 with a fantastic outdoor experience.

Gloucester Quays ice rink tickets on sale

Providing the ultimate Christmas entertainment for the whole family, Gloucester Quays’ outdoor ice rink has announced when...

Westonbirt’s Enchanted Christmas has become more accessible for 2019.

Westonbirt Arboretum launches relaxed sessions for Christmas

Westonbirt Arboretum has launched two relaxed sessions to help visitors who struggle amongst busy crowds, or with intense special...

Minnie was one of three otters based at Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Minnie the otter dies at Slimbridge

Minnie the North American river otter has passed away at the Gloucestershire wetland centre.

Cotswold Farm Park is looking for a fantastic Father Christmas this festive season.

Cotswold Farm Park launches search for Santa

Cotswold Farm Park has launched an appeal to find the perfect Santa for its Christmas grotto.

Meet Dippy the Natural History Museum Dinosaur at National Museum Cardiff from October 2019. © Trustees of the Natural History Museum.

Dippy the Natural History Museum Dinosaur on tour near Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire dinosaur fans, there’s a chance to see one of the most famous dinosaurs in the world – when Dippy, the Natural...

Ninja Warrior UK has announced it will open an Adventure Park in Gloucester in October 2019.

Ninja Warrior UK to open an Adventure Park in Gloucester

Get ready to take on your mates as Ninja Warrior UK has announced it’s opening an Adventure Park in Gloucester.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre will be closed for nine days in October 2019.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre closed for several days in October

Due to extensive roadworks, Slimbridge Wetland Centre will be closed for nine days in October 2019.

An ice rink that was planned for Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens won’t be created in 2019.

Cheltenham Ice Rink delayed until 2020

Plans to create an outdoor ice rink in Cheltenham for Christmas 2019 have been delayed.

Jeremy Vine will chair a debate at Cheltenham’s Dean Close School in October 2019.

Jeremy Vine to chair debate in Cheltenham

Journalist and presenter Jeremy Vine will appear in Cheltenham this October, to chair an education debate at the town’s Dean...

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park is a popular attraction for families in Gloucestershire, but will be closing its doors for good in 2019.

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park to close

One of Gloucestershire’s longest running family attractions will be closing its doors in September 2019, after 45 years in...

More people can enjoy Cinderella at the Everyman Theatre, thanks to its series of accessible performances.

Accessible performances launched for Cinderella at the Everyman Theatre

Special accessible performances of the pantomime, Cinderella, have been launched at the Everyman Theatre – meaning that...

Luke Jerram’s 3D moon replica will arrive at Gloucester Cathedral in October.

Giant replica moon coming to Gloucester

Special screenings, a massive moon, and all things interstellar are happening across Gloucester this Summer.

Gloucestershire County Council is appealing for volunteers to help offer respite care to families, as short break carers.

Volunteers needed to offer respite to families with disabled children

Gloucestershire County Council is searching for volunteers to give regular short breaks to children with disabilities and complex...

Don’t miss DogFest as it returns to Ashton Court Estate in Bristol this June.

Dog festival coming to Bristol

Grab your four-legged friends and head down to Bristol’s DogFest with the whole family for an amazing weekend for dog lovers.

Stagecoach West is offering free bus travel on one of its most popular services to mark World Environment Day 2019.

Stagecoach to offer free travel for World Environment Day

Celebrating World Environment Day in 2019, Stagecoach West is offering free bus travel on one of its most popular services...

A new Arctic Adventure attraction is set to open at Slimbridge this summer.

Arctic Adventure launching at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Icy fronts are predicted at Slimbridge Wetland Centre in July, when a new Arctic Adventure attraction is set to open – just...

Members of the armed forces can enjoy the festival for free.

Tall Ships Festival offers free entry to Armed Forces

Servicemen and women are being offered the chance to enjoy Gloucester’s Tall Ships and Adventure Festival for free thanks to...

Dreygo the Dragon is visiting Gloucester this weekend.

Giant Dragon to visit Gloucester for St George’s Day

A giant dragon will make its way to Gloucester this weekend, to celebrate St George’s Day.

Kids will love playing in the cafe at Dinky Street

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside Dinky Street

Dinky Street opens its doors in April 2019, promising hours of imaginative play to children in Gloucestershire, as the first...

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