Gloucestershire children & family news

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

6 Gloucestershire farms involved in Open Farm Sunday

Six farms across Gloucestershire will open their gates on Sunday 10 June 2018 to take part in the LEAF Open Farm Sunday event...

The new app is the brainchild of a man from Cheltenham

New Instagram alternative to help grandparents stay connected

A Gloucestershire man has set up an alternative to Instagram, to help families keep in touch with older relatives who don’t...

Plans for the soft play area at Cotswold Clubhouse

New soft-play and cafe opening in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parents in the Cotswolds will soon have a new soft play destination for their children to explore, when the Cotswold Clubhouse...

Inland surfing centre opening near Gloucestershire

A cutting-edge inland surfing centre will be opening in Bristol in Autumn 2019. The £2 million project will be known as The...

Sup and Chow to launch mother and baby sessions

Cheltenham pub the Sup and Chow plans to rebrand as a more family-friendly venue, starting with a range of mother and baby...

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The Wilson to open a fully accessible children's gallery

Complete with fully accessible areas, a buggy park and dyslexia-friendly fonts, The Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham will open...

Promising plenty of wagging tails, Cheltenham will host its Dog Swim this October.

Dog Swim is coming to Sandford Parks Lido

Promising plenty of wagging tails, Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham will host its hugely-popular Dog Swim to celebrate the...

Visitors looking for a more tranquil day out at Eastnor Castle will enjoy Mellow Mondays in June 2018

Eastnor Castle introduces Mellow Mondays

Eastnor Castle is opening on Mondays throughout June 2018, to accommodate visitors looking for a more tranquil day out at the...

Children can keep busy at Cheltenham Animal Shelter’s holiday club this May.

Cheltenham Animal Shelter set to host animal days holiday club

Promising a week of jam-packed holiday fun, Cheltenham Animal Shelter is set to host its Animal Days holiday scheme this May.

Sherborne Cinema in Gloucester enjoys busiest ever Easter holiday thanks to Peter Rabbit

Sherborne Cinema enjoys busiest ever Easter holiday thanks to Peter Rabbit

Sherborne Cinema in the centre of Gloucester says it’s been turning customers away every day of the Easter holidays, because...

The Pigeon Detectives, The King Blues, Space, and Example and DJ Wire will play Nibley Festival 2018

Nibley Music Festival announces 2018 line up

The popular family-friendly festival has just announced its amazing line-up, including The Pigeon Detectives, The King Blues...

Happy families can see Tweedy the Clown at this year’s festive pantomime.

Everyman Theatre announces Tweedy the Clown's panto return

Everyman Theatre has announced that everyone’s favourite clown, Tweedy, is set to return to the stage to star in its...

A giant new soft play could be coming to Gloucester Quays

Giant soft play centre proposed at Gloucester Quays

Plans to build a giant soft play inside Gloucester Quays have been submitted to Gloucester City Council. The 15,000 square...

Rugrats and Halfpints will open in March 2018

Magicland replacement Rugrats and Halfpints announces opening date

A popular soft play area in Cirencester has announced that it’s opening on Saturday 31 March 2018.

Join in the Easter fun with Stagecoach West.

Stagecoach West to host special Easter Egg Hunt

Stagecoach West will be getting into the seasonal spirit and hosting a special Easter Egg Hunt on its buses, promising plenty...

Carousel Children’s clothing shop was due to close in April, but could go online

Children’s clothing shop Carousel to become pop-up

A shop which specialises in second hand, designer children’s clothes could start running as a pop-up with an online presence,...

Producers of the Cbeebies show ‘Ferne and Rory’s Vet Tales’ are looking for Gloucestershire applicants.

Gloucestershire children needed for CBeebies pet show

From hamsters to horses, pets of all sizes are needed, along with their young owners, to take part in a CBeebies show about...

There’s a little slice of Cheltenham history tucked away at Disneyland Paris.

Fascinating connection between Disneyland and Cheltenham’s new John Lewis revealed

A slice of Cheltenham’s automotive history, which also links to the town’s new John Lewis store, is on display at Disneyland...

The popular children’s play castle at Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park is expanding in time for Easter.

Cattle Country expands its castle play area

The popular children’s play castle at Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park is expanding, with work due to be completed in time...

The Cotswold Hare Trail will be springing up across the county and beyond!

Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail set to launch this May

Set to return for its fifth year, the Cotswold Hare Trail launches in May 2018 with new partner Cotswolds AONB, branching out...

A new luxury Cotswold holiday cottage has opened at The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold

Luxury Cotswold holiday cottage opens at The Old Stocks Inn

The popular boutique hotel has expanded its room offering with a new luxury holiday cottage.

The popular family festival will return for its seventh year.

The Big Feastival announces line up

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

Swans enjoying the snow at Slimbridge

Slimbridge Wetland Centre wins gold award for second year

Gloucestershire’s leading attraction, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, has been awarded a gold accolade for the second year running...

A third of the year seven pupils at The Crypt School will be girls, for the first time in 500 years.

Crypt School offers spaces to girls for the first time

A third of the year seven pupils at The Crypt School will be girls, for the first time in 500 years.

Thrill seekers will be able to whizz over Gloucester.

Giant zip wire coming to Gloucester

Local daredevils will be able to reach new heights when one of the UK’s biggest zip wires opens in Gloucester this year.

David Walliams will judge the entries of this year’s National Young Writers’ Awards.

Explore Learning launches National Young Writers' Awards

Back for another year, Explore Learning welcomes creative children to put pen to paper for its National Young Writers’...

Broadway railway station by Ian Crowder

Broadway railway station set to re-open

For the first time since 1960, steam trains will run to Broadway Station this spring.

The inflatable is going to be 100 feet long!

Giant inflatable course is heading to Chepstow Racecourse

An enormous inflatable course will be pitching up just across the border in Chepstow this Easter, along with a host of family...

Gloucestershire’s Mermaid Academy is looking for a poolside assistant.

Mermaid assistant needed in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire’s Mermaid Academy is looking for a poolside assistant. The only proviso: You must love mermaids!

Parents won’t need to travel to Worcester for a splash pad soon, as work begins on an aquatic play zone in Cheltenham.

New splash pad to open in Cheltenham

Work is about to start on a new aquatic play space. It’s being built as part of a £2.5 million upgrade of facilities...

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