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750 children a day attend Atlas Camps during the school holidays in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and the Cotswolds – with its new Tewkesbury venue opening this summer.

Gloucestershire’s biggest kids’ camp provider opens 23rd venue

Popular holiday camp provider, Atlas Camps, is opening a brand-new base in Tewkesbury – its 23rd new venue in just 10 years...

Little Amal’s visit to Cheltenham in June 2022 was supported by crowds of thousands.

Little Amal's walk in Cheltenham

Little Amal, the iconic giant puppet who walked from Syria in support of refugees, walked through Cheltenham for the New Steps,...

The Queen’s Baton Relay route through England has been revealed – and it includes Gloucestershire!

The Commonwealth Games Baton is coming to Gloucestershire this summer

The official Queen’s Baton Relay, which celebrates the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, is passing through Gloucestershire,...

Being held at one of Cheltenham’s coolest venues, #SGGLA 2022 takes place at the DEYA Brewery Taproom on Wednesday 29 June 2022.

SGGLA 2022 awards night fast approaching

It won’t be long before the craft beer is flowing and the accolades for the very best businesses are revealed at the SoGlos...

The addition of a dedicated area for those with children in tow promises to make RIAT 2022 a more family-friendly experience than ever.

New family enclosure launching at Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

A new dedicated area for families at RAF Fairford’s Royal International Air Tattoo will be packed with kid-centric entertainment,...

There’s fun in store at Camp-4-2-11 – one of Gloucestershire’s favourite summer holiday camps – with locations in Stroud, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucester and Cheltenham this July and August 2022.

One of Gloucestershire’s best-loved summer camps has launched two new locations

Still wondering how you can keep the kids occupied during the summer holiday? Alongside Cheltenham and Gloucester, Camp 4-2-11...

Former early years teacher and green entrepreneur from the Cotswolds, Dani Seatter, has just published a new children’s book about the environment.

Sir David Attenborough praises Cotswold entrepreneur for her new children’s book

An entrepreneur from the Cotswolds, who has just published a children’s book raising awareness of environmental issues, has...

Children can pick up musical theatre skills and meet new friends at Stagecoach Performing Arts’s summer workshops – taking place at its schools in Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester.

Stagecoach Performing Arts is running summer holiday schools for children in Gloucestershire

Keeping theatre-loving kids entertained during the summer holidays, Stagecoach Performing Arts is running acting, dancing and...

With mini discos, circus skills workshops, face painting and much more, there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied at Cattle Country’s birthday bonanza, this June 2022.

Cattle Country celebrates 30 years of family days out in Gloucestershire

Get ready for the ultimate birthday party this June 2022, as Cattle Country Farm Park celebrates 30 wonderful years in Gloucestershire...

Pride in Gloucestershire is flying the flag for LGBTQ+ people on-site at the Cheltenham Science Festival Village in Imperial Gardens this June 2022.

Cheltenham Science Festival has a new partnership with Pride in Gloucestershire

Aiming to make the worlds of science and cyber safe places for LGBTQ+ people, Cheltenham Science Festival is partnering with...

Holiday letting agency Bolthole Retreats reports record demand for larger properties in the Cotswolds, as families and friends gather to celebrate milestone events and make up for lost time.

Demand for staycations is still booming in the Cotswolds

As staff shortages cause travel chaos at airports around the country, domestic holidays are still proving popular post-pandemic,...

Spot everything from elephants to orangutans on a sculpture safari at Sudeley Castle near Cheltenham.

Go on a sculpture safari at Sudeley Castle this summer

Gloucestershire families can spot a host of exotic animals made from flowers, plants and grasses on the Sudeley Sculpture Safari.

Enjoy picnics and performances for the whole family alfresco style, with the first production at Berrybank Park, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, on from Tuesday 14 June 2022.

New Cotswold amphitheatre launches its first ever season with a packed programme of performances

Offering creative catering, scenic picnics, moonlit plays and open-air concerts, the Cotswolds newest theatre, the Amphitheatre...

Hear from renowned children’s authors like Michael Morpurgo and Cressida Cowell at Wild Wonder at Westonbirt, this August bank holiday weekend.

A new children’s book festival is coming to Westonbirt Arboretum

Little bookworms can meet their favourite authors at Wild Wonder at Westonbirt, a brand-new literature festival championing...

Make a splash in Stroud this May 2022, as Stratford Park Lido reopens for summer.

Stratford Park Lido in Stroud is reopening for summer

Stroud’s popular Stratford Park Lido announces when it is reopening for its summer 2022 season.

A group of African penguins relocated from Bristol Zoo are settling into their brand-new enclosure at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water. Image © Cotswold House Photography.

Cotswolds wildlife park opens new enclosure to welcome penguins from Bristol Zoo

Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water has opened a brand-new penguin enclosure, as it welcomes a group of African penguins from...

Cheltenham College Prep School for children aged three to 13 is holding an open day this summer 2022, offering tours of the facilities and an opportunity to meet some of the staff.

Gloucestershire prep school promotes outdoor education with an open evening picnic

Parents interested in Cheltenham College Prep School are invited to tour the facilities –which include its own forest school...

See the likes of comedy writer Henry Normal, the Dreamboys, Down for the Count Orchestra and even dinosaurs at Cheltenham Town Hall this spring 2022.

Cheltenham Town Hall announces its spring events programme

Spanning live music, theatre, comedy and even a chance to come face to face with dinosaurs, Cheltenham Town Hall’s spring events...

Music fans enjoyed a feast of live performances at Cheltenham Jazz Festival in April 2022, with star performances from the likes of Gregory Porter, Paloma Faith, Imelda May and more.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2022 celebrates record-breaking year

With nearly 60,000 people enjoying its live performances, Cheltenham Jazz Festival marked a record-breaking year in 2022. ...

One of the Cotswolds’ favourite social enterprises – StarBistro – has reopened in April 2022 with a brand-new menu.

Cheltenham’s StarBistro reopens with new menu

With a reputation for serving some of the finest food in the Cotswolds, alongside supporting National Star College students...

Gloucestershire drivers are being reminded by MOT experts at Cleevely Motors to keep an eye on their MOT renewal date to avoid a fine up to £1,000.

Gloucestershire drivers urged to keep an eye on MOT expiry dates after exemption scheme ends

Cleevely Motors is advising Gloucestershire vehicle owners to check their MOT renewal dates after lockdown legislation led...

Family-favourite attraction, the Corinium Museum, has won a Bronze Award at the 2021/22 South West England Tourism Excellence Awards.

Cirencester museum wins Small Visitor Attraction Bronze Award

The Corinium Museum in Cirencester has been awarded the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Bronze Award at the 2021/22 South...

The free event at Gloucester’s newly transformed Kings Square on Saturday 30 April 2022 marks 50 years since the square was first opened – and is set to be packed with family fun.

Kings Square hosts free day of entertainment for its grand opening

Fresh from its £5 million transformation, a day of free entertainment and family activities will officially reopen Gloucester’s...

Experience Chocolatey heaven with the return of The Coconut Tree’s Choccy Hopper.

The Coconut Tree brings back its Creme Egg Choccy Hopper!

Sri Lankan street food fans are in for a sweet treat, this Easter, when The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham brings back its Crème...

The new inflatable Aquaventure park at Cotswold Country Park and Beach is open from Saturday 9 April 2022.

New Aquaventure inflatable water park opening at Cotswolds beach

Take on a Total Wipeout-style challenge, when the new Aquaventure inflatable water park opens at Cotswold Country Park and...

Rally the troops! The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum calls for an ‘army of volunteers’ to help with its ambitious plans.

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum seeks an army of volunteers

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Gloucester has unveiled new plans for future attractions, including a new display...

Set foot aboard beautiful boats, see live battle re-enactments and watch gravity-defying performances when Gloucester Tall Ships Festival returns for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend this June 2022.

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival returns for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

The hugely popular Gloucester Tall Ships Festival sails back into Gloucester Docks this June 2022 for the Queen’s Platinum...

Stars such as Dom Joly, Ben Miller and Tweedy the Clown were part of The Stand Up for Ukraine variety show, which raised over £50,000.

Stand Up for Ukraine at the Everyman Theatre raises more than £50,000

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham and the Barn Theatre in Cirencester teamed up to put on Stand Up for Ukraine, a variety...

Hear from prominent scientists, climate activists and even a Great British Bake Off finalist at Cheltenham Science Festival this June 2022.

Cheltenham Science Festival announces line-up for its 20th anniversary year

Returning for a full-scale festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary this June 2022, Cheltenham Science Festival is back with...

The new art trail at Lydney Harbour has been created by artist duo Denman + Gould, with installation work due for completion by the end of April 2022.

New art trail launching at Lydney Harbour

A new trail combining nature, heritage and art is taking shape at Lydney Harbour, aiming to put the Forest of Dean site on...

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