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Visitors to Sudeley Castle near Cheltenham have an extra week to see the Elephant Family before they migrate to their next destination. Image © Kinetic Studios.

Sudeley Castle Elephant Family trail is being extended

The Elephant Family trail at Sudeley Castle is being extended until June 2021, giving visitors an extra week to see the incredible...

Meet Santa, go ice skating, see incredible views and marvel at the illuminated light trail at Winter Glow in Malvern, launching in November 2021.

An exciting new Winter Glow event is coming to Malvern this Christmas 2021

Including a sparkling winter light trail, ice skating and Malvern’s first observation wheel, Winter Glow is coming to Three...

Children can sing, dance and act at Stagecoach Gloucester – now enrolling four to 18-year-olds for its summer 2021 term.

Gloucester stage school reopens with children’s classes in dance, singing and drama

Now enrolling for its summer 2021 term, Stagecoach Gloucester is back, offering performing arts classes in dance, singing and...

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,...

Gloucestershire-based Camp 4-2-11 will now have three camps in Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.

Popular Gloucestershire children's holiday camp launches new summer camp in the Cotswolds

Camp 4-2-11 is launching a new summer camp in Bourton-on-the-Water in August 2021.

Cheltenham College Preparatory School is welcoming applications from prospective Reception students.

Cheltenham College Preparatory School is welcoming applications for Reception places

If allocation day has left you feeling disappointed, Cheltenham College Preparatory School is still welcoming applications...

A six-acre site in Bentham will be transformed into a climbing park with sports facilities and adventure activities, after plans were approved in April 2021.

Plans for a new £7 million climbing park in Gloucestershire have been approved

A new £7 million climbing park and adventure activity centre is set to be built in Gloucestershire, as plans for 270 Climbing...

Lakefest music festival will take place at Eastnor Castle in August 2021.

Tom Jones is performing at Lakefest this summer

Tom Jones will perform at Lakefest at Eastnor Castle in August 2021, along with Echo & The Bunnymen, Seasick Steve, Razorlight,...

Visit the enchanted world of family-friendly festival Fantasy Forest at Sudeley Castle this summer 2021.

Magical family-friendly festival is coming to Sudeley Castle this summer 2021

Sudeley Castle will be transformed into a world of fantasy and sci-fi when the three-day Fantasy Forest festival arrives in...

M5 Motorhome Hire is relocating from Tewkesbury to a bigger site in Cheltenham after having to expand to cope with demand following the pandemic.

How the staycation boom has shaped one of Gloucestershire's business

Gloucestershire-based company M5 Motorhome Hire saw a huge increase in bookings last year and 2021 is set to be even busier,...

Montagu Academy in Gloucester has been delivering high-level PE and sport to children across the county for eight years.

How Montagu Academy is helping keep children active during lockdown

Montagu Academy, a Gloucester-based sports coaching company, has been keeping kids of all abilities active, as well as being...

The future of Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido has been secured.

The future of Cheltenham’s Sandford Parks Lido is secure for the next 35 years

Sandford Parks Lido has announced that a new lease has been agreed between its charity and Cheltenham Borough Council, with...

Filming for Theodosia, starring King’s School Gloucester student Eloise Little, is set to start this April 2021.

King’s School Gloucester student to play lead role in a new TV series

Eloise Little, a student at the King’s School in Gloucester, will play the lead role in new children’s TV series Theodosia.

Sudeley Castle is reopening this April 2021 with a herd of 30 life-size elephant sculptures to see on its new Elephant Parade trail.

Sudeley Castle is reopening with a new trail of life-sized elephants

Find 30 life-sized elephant sculptures at Sudeley Castle, near Cheltenham, when the attraction reopens this April 2021.

The Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival has now been rescheduled to June 2022.

Gloucester’s Tall Ships Festival is being rescheduled

The Tall Ships and Adventure Festival usually takes place at Gloucester Docks in May, but this year’s event has been postponed...

Three new dining experiences are coming to Westonbirt Arboretum in 2021 – with a ‘forest garden’ makeover for its restaurant.

Three new dining experiences are coming to Westonbirt Arboretum

Days out at Westonbirt Arboretum are about to get even better, with three brand new dining experiences coming to the Cotswold...

Find out where food comes from and learn all about the animals at Cotswold Farm Park in Adam Henson’s new children’s book, released this March 2021.

Gloucestershire celebrity farmer Adam Henson releases a new children’s book

New children’s book A Year on Adam’s Farm by Gloucestershire’s famous farmer, Adam Henson, is on sale now.

Giffords Circus is getting the show back on the road as The Hooley is set to open in May 2021.

Giffords Circus is getting its show back on the road

After being postponed due to the pandemic last year, The Hooley from Giffords Circus is set to open this May 2021.

Free Easter-themed trail The Great Eggscape is launching in Cheltenham in April 2021.

A family Easter trail is coming to Cheltenham

Families in Cheltenham are being tasked with helping the Easter bunny deliver his eggs around the town, on a free Easter-themed...

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 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...

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