Wednesday 18 September 2019

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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.

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...

A 1000ft zip wire is coming to Gloucester Docks during the Gloucester Tall Ships Adventure Festival

Huge zip wire coming to Gloucester Docks

Take in views of Gloucester Docks like you’ve never seen it before, as a huge zip wire comes to the city as part of the Tall...

Kids can eat for free at Giggling Squid to celebrate the Thai New Year.

Kids eat free at Giggling Squid for Thai New Year

Dress up the kids in floral clothing and enjoy a free meal at Cheltenham’s Giggling Squid restaurant to celebrate Thai New...

A soft play centre is no longer on the cards at Gloucester Quays

Gloucester Quays confirms soft play will not open

Plans for a giant soft play centre inside Gloucester Quays will not go ahead as planned.

Could you be the next trustee for The Family Haven?

The Family Haven on the lookout for new trustees

SoGlos’s Charity of the Year 2019, The Family Haven, is on the hunt for new trustees to join its board and help make...

The Big Feastival returns to the Cotswolds this Summer

The Big Feastival announces line up

Returning to the Cotswolds for an eighth year, The Big Feastival is back this summer with a line up even bigger than before!...

The visitor centre at Cotswold Farm Park has been completely transformed.

Cotswold Farm Park reveals new visitor centre

Cotswold Farm Park has revealed the first pictures of its brand-new visitor centre after an extensive renovation project.

XJump Gloucester had been open in since 2015

XJump Gloucestershire in shock closure

Gloucester’s only trampoline centre has closed with immediate effect in a shock closure.

Robinswood Hill will get a new cafe and visitor centre

Robinswood Hill will get a new café and community space

Robinswood Hill Country Park is about to get a serious makeover thanks to a new community space and café that’s been given...

Gloucester Life Museum could face closure following repair work

Gloucester Life Museum faces closure

The Gloucester Life Museum faces an uncertain future as it closes for essential building restoration work.

Giffords Circus brings a slice of the 70s to Gloucestershire with its latest show

Giffords Circus reveals 2019 tour details

Giffords Circus fans will be delighted that details of the 2019 tour have been revealed, with Xanadu the theme for next year’s...

The Family Haven is SoGlos’s Charity of the Year 2019

The Family Haven announced as SoGlos Charity of the Year 2019

Helping disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Gloucestershire, The Family Haven has been selected as the SoGlos Charity...

Fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler will love this new trail

Zog family trail coming to Beechenhurst

Following in the footsteps of The Gruffalo, The Highway Rat, and Stick Man, a new forest trail is coming to Beechenhurst in...

Families can stay in the Pixie Glamping area.

Fairy-themed festival heading to Cheltenham

A fairy-themed festival will be pitching up at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2019.

An imaginative play centre in Cheltenham is due to open in March 2019

New children’s role-play centre to open in Cheltenham

Encouraging imaginative play, a new role-play centre for children has announced that it will open in Bishop’s Cleeve in 2019.

Rendcomb College has released a series of ‘Centenary Scholarships’ for highly gifted students.

Full scholarships available for sixth formers at Rendcomb College

Students wanting to attend the prestigious Rendcomb College are being given to chance to apply for five very special 100 per...

It will be the first one in Cheltenham.

Laser Tag coming to Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s first Laser Tag is set to open at The Play Farm in Cheltenham this autumn.

Tweedy will be leading a stellar cast during this year’s panto, Aladdin.

The Everyman Theatre reveals details about Aladdin pantomime

Casting the wishes of audiences across the county, the Everyman Theatre’s 2018 pantomime, Aladdin, looks set to be another...

Gloucestershire College has opened its new campus in the Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire College unveils new Cinderford Campus

A new Gloucestershire College campus has opened its doors in Cinderford in the Forest of Dean, featuring state-of-the-art tech...

Big congratulations to Cheltenham Ladies College pupils today for their excellent A Level results.

Cheltenham Ladies' College celebrates A Level results success

Girls from Cheltenham Ladies’ College will be celebrating after achieving outstanding A Level results, with a record...

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