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Organised by Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Willans LLP, the virtual My Pet’s Got Talent competition is launching in March 2021.

A virtual pet competition is launching in Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Animal Shelter and Willans LLP solicitors have teamed up to find the county’s most talented pets – with the launch...

The Luna Cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace in nearby Oxfordshire, for a series of drive-in cinema screenings this May 2021.

Outdoor cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace

See classic movies like Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park with a stunning backdrop as The Luna Drive-in Cinema...

Following the government’s announcement of its roadmap out of lockdown, Cirencester outdoor swimming pool will reopen this May 2021.

Cirencester open air swimming pool reveals its reopening date

The open air swimming pool at Cirencester Park is due to reopen in May 2021, as lockdown restrictions in Gloucestershire start...

The Big Feastival 2021 will take place over the August bank holiday weekend and will feature the likes of Rag‘n’Bone Man, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sigala, Ella Eyre, All Saints and more.

The Big Feastival announces line up

Alex James’ The Big Feastival is back this August 2021 and the headliners have been confirmed – including Rag ‘n’ Bone Man,...

The appeal is asking people to dedicate a dandelion to help give Gloucester Royal Hospital a tranquil green space for staff to relax.

Dandelion appeal set to fund a new garden at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity has launched its Commemorative Dandelion Appeal to fund the creation of a new...

14-year-old Oscar Mallet from Cheltenham is doing a live-streamed reading from Space Oddity, by Christopher Edge, for World Book Day 2021.

Cheltenham teen famous for bedtime reading will be doing a World Book Day live stream

Oscar Mallet, the teenager famous for reading bedtime stories to children via Zoom during lockdown, is reading a special story...

See the new dinosaur exhibition at Catch A Smile in Quedgeley when it reopens in March 2021.

Dinosaurs are coming to Catch A Smile in Gloucester

The fishing lakes at Catch A Smile in Gloucester will be home to some new dinosaurs when it reopens – including a Tyrannosaurus...

Wycliffe College in Stonehouse wants more children to come to school in Gloucestershire.

Wycliffe College is showing families why Gloucestershire is an amazing place to come to school

With more families moving to rural areas for a better quality of life, Wycliffe College shares why it believes Gloucestershire...

Go Ape at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean is getting Treetop Adventure+, a new high ropes course for older kids.

A new children’s treetop adventure is coming to Go Ape in the Forest of Dean

Young thrill seekers are in for a treat when Go Ape at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean reopens after lockdown – with a brand-new...

The Parking Lot Social drive-in Easter Festival will feature everything from DriveTime Drag featuring Ru Paul Drag Race stars Baga Chipz, Tayce, Ellie Diamond and more, to The Wizard of Oz Pantomime, Harry Potter and more.

Cheltenham is hosting a drive-in festival this Easter

With Ru Paul Drag Race stars to Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz Pantomime and more, there’s fun for all the family at Cheltenham’s...

Cheltenham’s first Take One Leave One clothes rail is coming to the Promenade on Saturday 20 February 2021.

A Cheltenham community group is encouraging people to donate unwanted winter coats

Take One Leave One Cheltenham will have a clothes rail on the Promenade on Saturday 20 February 2021, where people can donate...

Cheltenham Ladies’ College will offer day girls ‘occasional boarding’ from September 2021.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College launches flexible boarding options

Pupils at Cheltenham Ladies’ College will be able to enjoy flexible boarding options from September 2021 – with day girls being...

With thousands of children home-schooling across Cheltenham, No Child Left Behind is asking for laptop donations to give them access to the right IT devices.

No Child Left Behind is asking for #LaptopsForLearning donations in Cheltenham

Cheltenham-based project No Child Left Behind is encouraging residents to donate their pre-loved laptops and devices, so local...

The Museum of Gloucester is sending out 1,500 free wellbeing packs during the third national lockdown, this February 2021.

The Museum of Gloucester is distributing free wellbeing packs during lockdown

To help keep the city’s residents creative during lockdown three, the Museum of Gloucester is sending out free wellbeing packs...

Location of the site for the new school north of Bishop’s Cleeve is revealed, keeping up the momentum behind the project.

Good news for construction as site for £11 million primary school site north of Cheltenham is named

Construction firms in Gloucestershire will benefit after a site for a new £11 million school in Bishop’s Cleeve is finally...

The Wheatridge Primary School is a new free school, expected to open in September 2023.

A new primary school sponsored by The Crypt School is being built in Gloucester

Sponsored by The Crypt School, the brand-new Wheatridge Primary School will provide an education for children in Gloucester’s...

PJ’s Kitchen was created to celebrate children’s special moments, as well as offering takeaway tucker.

New children’s food venture PJ’s Kitchen has launched in Cheltenham

Offering ‘good food for kids’, new family food business, PJ’s Kitchen, has launched in Cheltenham – with pancake parties and...

Enjoy the most dramatic meal of your life, suspended on a clifftop ledge over the Wye Valley in Gloucestershire.

A new cliffside dining experience is launching in Gloucestershire

Thrill-seeking foodies can dine on the side of a cliff in Gloucestershire, in this brand-new lunch and dinner date experience...

The car park production of David Walliams’ children’s novel is visiting 15 venues including Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath.

David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy is coming to Cheltenham Racecourse

A family-friendly production of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy is coming to Cheltenham Racecourse in April 2021, as part of...

Tweedy will bring Nell Gifford’s story to life with the Barn Theatre in Cirencester this Friday, as part of a campaign to get kids in the county reading.

Tweedy is returning to the Barn Theatre to get children reading in Gloucestershire

Hear Tweedy read Nell and the Circus of Dreams this Friday, as part of Read Gloucestershire’s ‘drop everything and read’ campaign....

Gloucestershire-based On:Song is offering HUM Kids sessions for free throughout the third national lockdown.

On:Song launches free kids music and movement sessions during lockdown

HUM Kids, a weekly music and movement session, is being offered free of charge to help keep children energised and entertained...

Glastonbury Festival is unable to go ahead for the second year running, with the world-famous music event cancelled for 2021.

Glastonbury Festival is cancelled for 2021

Glastonbury Festival 2021 has been cancelled for the second year running, due to the lasting impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The King’s School Gloucester has spent £2 million transforming its 13th century Sixth Form Centre into a modern new space for its students and the community.

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the King’s School Gloucester Sixth Form Centre

Following its £2 million refurbishment, SoGlos took a tour of the impressive new Sixth Form Centre at the King’s School Gloucester....

Young learners can engage with author talks, storytelling sessions and more from #Cheltlitfest online until February half term 2021.

Cheltenham Festivals is extending #Cheltlitfest programme for home schoolers

Cheltenham Literature Festival has made its 2020 programme of family and schools events available online, giving teachers,...

BBC Radio Gloucestershire is one of 39 radio stations asking people to donate unwanted laptops, tablets and devices to schools.

BBC Radio Gloucestershire is launching its Make A Difference: Give a Laptop campaign

BBC Radio Gloucestershire is asking the public to donate unwanted devices, such as laptops, to help students who need them

Cheltenham Racecourse will host Paw Patrol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue’ in 2021.

Paw Patrol Live is coming to Cheltenham in 2021

See Chase, Marshall, Skye and more at Paw Patrol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue’ at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2021.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is reopening on Saturday 5 December 2020.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre announces reopening date

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is to reopen on Saturday 5 December 2020, following a case of bird flu.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College has been recognised in The Times and The Sunday Times’ Parent Power Schools Guide 2021 as South West Independent School of the Decade, while Balcarras has been recognised as South West State Secondary School of the Decade.

Two Cheltenham schools have been named south west schools of the decade

Not one, but two Cheltenham schools have beaten off stiff competition to be named top schools in the south west, with The Sunday...

The girls hope to buy Christmas gifts and festive food for Cheltenham Food Bank with the funds raised.

Kids cycling for Cheltenham Foodbank raise more than £1,500

Two six-year-olds cycling 200km to raise money for food and Christmas presents for Cheltenham Foodbank have raised more than...

Find all 10 characters on Cheltenham’s Christmas Spirit Trail to receive a free eBook.

A free Cheltenham Christmas Spirit Trail is launching in December

Shops and venues across Cheltenham are taking part in a free Christmas Spirit Trail, with 10 cute characters for children to...

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