Monday 28 September 2020

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Children and young people, aged four to 20, can get involved with the Everyman Theatre’s youth theatre groups.

Everyman Theatre launches new year of youth theatre workshops

The Everyman Theatre’s youth theatre will be launching for a new academic year in September 2020, for ages four to 20 – with...

Cheltenham Bid and Cheltenham Borough Council are hoping to make Christmas in the town as special as possible thanks to new lights.

Cheltenham set to sparkle this Christmas with new festive lights

New lights will bring plenty of festive cheer to Cheltenham this Christmas, while plans for an expanded market are cancelled.

Alex Chalk MP and Anna O’Connor were amongst those protesting against the timing of the judicial review against The High School Leckhampton. © Anna Lythgoe.

Cheltenham’s new senior school is uncertain after last-minute judicial review

The future of The High School Leckhampton, Cheltenham’s new £30m senior school, has been potentially threatened by a last-minute...

The new Countryside Adventure attraction will significantly expand Over Farm, featuring animal interaction and more.

Over Farm plans to open a new Countryside Adventure attraction in Gloucester

Over Farm in Gloucester is planning to build Countryside Adventure – a brand-new family attraction with splash zone, maze and...

Pick up some LEGO at Cabot Circus Bristol’s new store, opening later in 2020.

A new LEGO store is opening near Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire AFOLs and KFOLs get ready, LEGO has announced it will be opening its latest retail store at Cabot Circus in...

Stand in the shoes of Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel, Phoebe and Monica when FriendsFest comes to Bristol in July 2021.

FriendsFest is coming to a venue near Gloucestershire

Oh. My. God! FriendsFest is coming to a venue near Gloucestershire, giving fans of the TV show the chance to experience the...

Use a smartphone to find all ten characters on the MonsterHero Safari in Gloucester and unlock an eBook.

Where to find all the characters along Gloucester’s MonsterHero Safari

Colourful characters are hiding all over Gloucester as part of the MonsterHero Safari Trail, this summer.

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 August

After lockdown delays, Hollywood Bowl at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter is reopen its doors in August 2020.

Stowe Family Law has helped clients across the county through relationship breakdown. Pictured left to right: solicitor Zoe Carter and Cheltenham managing partner, Louise Chipchase.

Stowe Family Law is celebrating first-year anniversary in Cheltenham

It has been one year since Stowe Family Law opened its Cheltenham office, successfully taking on family and divorce cases across...

Ride the steam and heritage diesel trains for the first time since lockdown began, as the Dean Forest Railway reopens in August 2020.

Dean Forest Railway is reopening in August

SEE THE SOGLOS VIDEO – Dean Forest Railway in Lydney is reopening in August 2020, just in time for a summer holiday steam...

Readers rejoice, Gloucestershire Libraries has introduced a new reserve and collect service for members.

Gloucestershire Libraries launch new reserve and collect service

Hoping for a good summer read? Gloucestershire Libraries has introduced a new reserve and collect service for everyone with...

Kids can enjoy a summer of reading with Gloucestershire Libraries.

Summer Reading Challenge launches in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Libraries have once again launched a page-turning Summer Reading Challenge, with the 2020 theme focussed on...

The famous zoo in Bristol’s Clifton area is reopening for the first time in over three months on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Bristol Zoo is reopening in July

Bristol Zoo Gardens is reopening to the public in July 2020, following its closure due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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...

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.

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