Sunday 5 July 2020

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The Cineworld cinemas in Cheltenham and Gloucester will be reopening at a later date on Friday 31 July 2020 for the first time since lockdown began.

Cineworld cinemas in Cheltenham and Gloucester are reopening in July

Cineworld has announced that it will be delaying the reopening of its cinemas at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter and Gloucester...

Hoping for a socially distanced day out? Visitors will be able to pre-book a daytrip at Country Adventure Farm Park in July 2020.

Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park is reopening in July

A firm family favourite, Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park is reopening on Saturday 4 July 2020, as lockdown restrictions...

Adam Henson announced that Cotswold Farm Park would be reopening in July 2020 with a video on the park’s social media channels.

Cotswold Farm Park is reopening in July

The hugely popular Cotswold Farm Park is reopening to visitors on Saturday 4 July 2020, following the easing of coronavirus...

The 16-lane bowling alley at the Brewery Quarter Cheltenham was hoping to open again in July 2020 for the first time since lockdown began.

Hollywood Bowl in Cheltenham is reopening in July

Hollywood Bowl at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter was hoping to reopen its doors in July 2020, as lockdown restrictions in England...

New safety measures have been put in place at Cotswold Wildlife Park, so everyone can enjoy seeing the animals while maintaining social distancing.

Cotswold Wildlife Park is reopening in June

Cotswold Wildlife Park is reopening on Wednesday 17 June 2020 after being closed for almost three months during lockdown.

Cotswold Country Park and Beach, near Cirencester, will operate at reduced capacity to ensure there’s plenty of space for visitors to social distance on the UK’s largest inland paddling beach.

Cotswold Country Park and Beach is reopening in June

Gloucestershire’s very own beach and swimming lagoon, Cotswold Country Park and Beach, is reopening this June – for family...

Wildlife at Slimbridge Wetland Centre has thrived during the two months of lockdown, so there’s plenty to spot on a day out at the Gloucestershire Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust attraction.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is reopening in June

Great news for Gloucestershire families and birdwatchers, Slimbridge Wetland Centre is welcoming visitors back on Wednesday...

The covered ice rink in Imperial Gardens in Cheltenham will be the only one in Gloucestershire to offer ice skating in all weather.

Cheltenham ice rink confirmed for 2020

Plans to bring an outdoor ice rink to Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens have been given the go ahead for Christmas 2020, with a...

Over 60 children and young people got involved in recording ‘Every Rainbow Drawn’, including singers, guitarists, pianists and even a Samba band.

Gloucestershire children release charity single for frontline workers

Young musicians from all over Gloucestershire have written and recorded ‘Every Rainbow Drawn’ to thank frontline workers and...

Judged by Dr Dawn Harper, enter your four-legged friends for cutest pet on camera, funniest pet or even my pet’s got talent.

National Star hosts its first ever virtual pet show

Gloucestershire charity National Star is looking for cute cats, dapper dogs and beautiful bunnies as it hosts its first ever...

Tune into these virtual events happening across Gloucestershire, from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Gloucestershire businesses hosting virtual entertainment

Join Tweedy’s Lost and Found, practice self-care and go on a virtual tour with these Gloucestershire businesses hosting online...

Owners can enter their dogs for waggiest tail, dog and owner lookalike, rescue to recovery and more. There’s even a category for agility.

Virtual Doggy Days show launches near Gloucestershire

Dog owners in Gloucestershire can enter their pups into the Dean Farm Trust Virtual Doggy Days dog show this May bank holiday...

The spectacular show boasts stunning costumes, popular songs and now, an award-winning script.

Cinderella at the Everyman Theatre wins a Great British Pantomime Award

The Everyman Theatre’s production of Cinderella has won best script in The Great British Pantomime Awards. Oh yes it has…

The castle has joined the #makeitblue campaign and was lit up in blue on Thursday 30 April 2020 to coincide with the 8pm Clap for Carers.

Berkeley Castle turns blue to celebrate Gloucestershire’s NHS workers

Berkeley Castle is illuminated in blue to show its appreciation for Gloucestershire’s NHS staff.

Send in your snaps of Gloucestershire’s wildlife for a chance to win prizes in this year’s competition. Image © David Adamson.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition now open for entries

Entries are now open for this year’s Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition with new categories and bigger prizes...

Children aged five to seven years old can learn through laughter with a new educational video each week from Theo The Mouse.

Theo The Mouse launches online educational show for kids

The creators of Theo The Mouse have launched a new online educational show for five to seven-year-olds, aimed at families struggling...

From bug hunting to how to make a mini pond in the garden, WWT has launched new home learning hub during lockdown.

WWT launches new home learning hub

Designed with families in mind, WWT has launched a new home learning hub, packed with inspirational and educational activities...

George Hookham ran 2.6 miles every day for 10 days to raise money for Longfield Hospice.

Gloucestershire boy runs marathon for Longfield Hospice

Eight-year-old George Hookham from Gloucestershire took on the Two Point Six Challenge to help raise money for Longfield Hospice.

Berkeley Castle is now offering online gift tickets for post-lockdown visits.

Berkeley Castle launches online gift tickets for post-lockdown

Berkeley Castle has introduced an online gift ticket service with extended validity during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sixth formers at The King’s School Gloucester have volunteered to work at the kitchen.

The King’s School Gloucester opens its kitchen for local food charity

The King’s School in Gloucester has opened its kitchen to local charity, The Long Table, enabling it to cook over 600 meals...

Hear from speakers and take part in live sessions from home as Cheltenham Science Festival is streamed online for the first time in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Cheltenham Festivals launches new Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home

Cheltenham Science Festival 2020 will go ahead as a virtual festival, streamed online for free, this June.

Pupils from Rosary Primary School in Stroud have been crafting Easter bonnets at home and sending photos to Lilian Faithfull Care staff for residents to judge.

Lilian Faithfull Care residents judge Easter bonnet competition

Lilian Faithfull Care residents are judging an Easter bonnet crafting competition for pupils at Rosary Primary School during...

A velociraptor, triceratops and even a giant tyrannosaurus rex have all been created by one family at Selsley Quarry in Stroud during lockdown.

‘Dinosaurs’ discovered in Stroud

A Stroud family has been using lockdown as a time to bring extinct dinosaur species back to life at Selsley Quarry!

Gloucestershire businesses are going the extra mile during the Coronavirus crisis.

Gloucestershire businesses doing something special during the Coronavirus crisis

Gloucestershire businesses are doing all they can to help their customers during the Coronavirus. It’s not all doom and gloom…

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham is streaming family show, We Are All Stars.

Everyman Theatre streams family space show We Are All Stars

Continuing its commitment to entertaining Gloucestershire audiences during the Coronavirus lockdown, the Everyman Theatre in...

SoGlos launches virtual Gloucestershire Easter egg hunts

Take part in a virtual Gloucestershire Easter egg hunt from home with SoGlos’s 360 photo version of this annual tradition...

Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza at South Cerney Airfield has been cancelled in August 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak.

Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza cancelled due to Coronavirus

The popular Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza, which attracts 20,000 visitors a year, has been cancelled for...

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has launched a series of advice and activity pages on its website, helping people keep close to nature at this difficult time.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is helping families stay close to nature during lockdown

From kids’ activity packs to top gardening tips, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is helping families maintain their connection...

Spot hand-drawn Easter eggs in the windows of Gloucestershire family homes this Easter.

Gloucestershire families are displaying Easter egg artwork in their windows

Gloucestershire families are hanging Easter egg artwork in their windows for children to spot on their daily walks during the...

Campout in your garden to help raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Gloucestershire families are camping out in their gardens to raise money for NHS charities

Families in Gloucestershire and across the UK are taking part in the Great British Campout this Friday, pitching their tents...

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